Joyful Girl in the Mirror
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Joined 01-03-05, id: 452681, Profile Updated: 01-09-09
Author has written 13 stories for General, Love, Romance, and Essay.

No one said it better than C. Astrid Webber when he wrote “The coroner will find ink in

my veins and blood on my typewriter keys.” One day, I will own a typewriter. For now, ‘blood

on my computer keyboard’ will do, though it is not quite as eloquent and not nearly as cool.


My name is Erika, darling, and I'm here to write your story.

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Hiring a Hooligan by Deena reviews
Determined to put the fear of God into the racist homophobe who messed up her best friend, mild-mannered Jane Hazelton resorts to hiring a thug to do the job. Trouble is, said thug isn’t interested in money, he’s interested in her. **COMPLETED**
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 14 - Words: 110,036 - Reviews: 2291 - Favs: 3,207 - Follows: 704 - Updated: 8/23/2013 - Published: 9/3/2005 - Complete
The Natural Born by Hate to Hope reviews
STORY REMOVED. There's a theory that, when you love someone, you minimize their faults until they aren't even distinguishable. Reese meets Lynx. Both are so screwed up it's hard to believe they haven't been shot.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: M - English - Horror - Chapters: 26 - Words: 4,954 - Reviews: 1229 - Favs: 419 - Follows: 35 - Updated: 3/28/2012 - Published: 11/16/2005 - Complete
Singer by Tah the Trickster reviews
She was a dyke, a headbanger, a pariah. I was perfectly straight, in the chorus, part of the 'in crowd.' We did NOT speak to one another. Ever. ...Stupid science fair. Femslash, yuri, F/F. Finished as of 12/17/09. Book and eBook versions now available!
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 80 - Words: 159,459 - Reviews: 636 - Favs: 409 - Follows: 157 - Updated: 12/21/2011 - Published: 1/12/2009 - Complete
Resistance by Hate to Hope reviews
STORY REMOVED. She began watching him from her window, all because he licked her one night. After desperately trying to think of ways to talk to him again and hopefully get another lick , she learns that he isn't exactly what you'd call... 'normal'.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: M - English - Horror/Humor - Chapters: 28 - Words: 6,384 - Reviews: 2421 - Favs: 946 - Follows: 71 - Updated: 2/9/2011 - Published: 7/27/2004 - Complete
The Contract by Bleeding Air reviews
REMOVED Katlyn, teased and made fun of all her life, meets a strange boy in a cafe. He offers her five wishes in return for herself, but as her wishes progress, they aren't what she expected. Now the boy owns her and worse yet; how will she get out of it?
Fiction: Romance - Rated: M - English - Horror/Supernatural - Chapters: 29 - Words: 9,225 - Reviews: 1789 - Favs: 1,268 - Follows: 118 - Updated: 11/18/2010 - Published: 5/15/2004 - Complete
With Every Sin by Ladii Monique reviews
The story of a forbidden love that crossed all barriers. The story of a young slave girl and the Master's son set in Civil War Era.
Fiction: Historical - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 12 - Words: 28,135 - Reviews: 124 - Favs: 75 - Follows: 24 - Updated: 6/14/2010 - Published: 4/12/2004
Roses and Black Glass: A Dark Cinderella Tale by Lani Lenore reviews
.Revised 2007. The girl is content until her father dies and she meets a man she cannot have. It takes the appearance of a strange woman to make a prophecy...and everything changes. Rated for violence and sexual content.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: M - English - Horror/Supernatural - Chapters: 4 - Words: 11,012 - Reviews: 241 - Favs: 285 - Follows: 28 - Updated: 10/20/2009 - Published: 7/18/2002
Thirty Days by Em Wolf reviews
Layla Cherezli, beautiful heiress to billions has thirty days before she is thrown into a marriage with a callous, redheaded Adonis. But will her crude hostility and temper be enough to drive away a man determined to break and make her his own? REMOVED
Fiction: Romance - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 11 - Words: 6,940 - Reviews: 1182 - Favs: 982 - Follows: 355 - Updated: 6/5/2009 - Published: 12/9/2005 - Complete
Want, Take, Have by SouledChampion reviews
ON HIATUS WILL BE COMPLETED. David Weston: the arrogant playboy. Samantha Spade: the quiet, sarcastic one. They get along like fire and ice. But the person Sam detests most is the best man to show her what it feels like to love and be loved
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 30 - Words: 175,375 - Reviews: 2006 - Favs: 1,854 - Follows: 894 - Updated: 2/6/2009 - Published: 8/8/2005
Trouble Starts With a Q by Myrika reviews
Spin-off of Redux. All Devon wanted was to be left alone. She tried reasoning. She tried pleading. Eventually she even turned to blackmail. The problem was Quentin Maxwell had just never learned the meaning of the word 'no.' //REMOVED//
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 23 - Words: 5,116 - Reviews: 3527 - Favs: 1,060 - Follows: 407 - Updated: 6/3/2008 - Published: 9/3/2007 - Complete
We had our eyes closed and our fingers open by drippingdreams reviews
and my tongue was an eraser that made her forget all my mistakes
Poetry: Love - Rated: K - English - Romance/Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 242 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 1 - Published: 1/13/2008 - Complete
Sin On My Tongue by Crystalline Lies reviews
This may be dangerous, but that's not stopping either of us. [femmeslash]
Fiction: Young Adult - Rated: M - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,336 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 16 - Follows: 1 - Published: 8/26/2007 - Complete
today by drippingdreams reviews
today I'm the symbol on the bathroom door. [Slam Poem]
Poetry: Politics - Rated: T - English - Poetry/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 348 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 1 - Published: 3/27/2007 - Complete
Falling For You by annicel reviews
Naughty Catholic school boys? Forbidden trysts in darkened classroms? What in the world has a pretty, proper girl like Breanna Denton gotten herself into? She's about to learn that sometimes taking risks is the only way to truly live...
Fiction: Romance - Rated: M - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 23 - Words: 69,506 - Reviews: 688 - Favs: 442 - Follows: 220 - Updated: 1/23/2007 - Published: 6/16/2005
Only The Darkness by LeeT911 reviews
I've never believed in love at first sight, so there's a part of me that hates myself for the night we met. [lesbian]
Fiction: General - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,661 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 15 - Follows: 1 - Published: 11/12/2006 - Complete
Clementines by Dewi reviews
A single conversation between two estranged lovers. Study of extended metaphor, indifference, conflicting desires.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: M - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,498 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 8/22/2006
Reason and Romance by Myrika reviews
Adrian Blake is tired of looking for that perfect romance, but when she meets Alex Montgomery, she forgets all reason. And yet she can't forget he's her new stepbrother. //REMOVED//
Fiction: Romance - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 29 - Words: 4,293 - Reviews: 4338 - Favs: 1,552 - Follows: 130 - Updated: 8/15/2006 - Published: 12/15/2005 - Complete
The Contract II by Bleeding Air reviews
STORY REMOVED. Katlyn's finally free. . . but freedom comes with a price, and along with that, how long will it last? sequel to The Contract
Fiction: Romance - Rated: M - English - Supernatural/Horror - Chapters: 25 - Words: 6,967 - Reviews: 2328 - Favs: 803 - Follows: 75 - Updated: 6/2/2006 - Published: 8/24/2005 - Complete
LateNight Call by AutumnColors reviews
Two people on the phone in the wee hours of the morning. [oneshot]
Fiction: Romance - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 311 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 3 - Published: 4/19/2006 - Complete
When You Own the Universe by Secretive reviews
He’s perceived as a spoiled rich kid that always gets what he wants. She’s seen as a cynical loner with an anger issue. But neither are truly what they seem what happens when they begin to notice this? What happens when he “buys” her for a week?
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Humor/Drama - Chapters: 26 - Words: 112,384 - Reviews: 3610 - Favs: 3,307 - Follows: 328 - Updated: 3/25/2006 - Published: 10/16/2003 - Complete
months by slicedbread reviews
Every night, she pulled out the journal from her bedside table, thinking, “Is today the day?” And every night, she put it back, telling herself it wasn’t.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: K+ - English - Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,981 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 3 - Published: 1/13/2006
Evenhand by Mistress-Black reviews
Pain was nothing compared to what he could show her. REWRITTEN, completed 12/30/05
Fiction: Horror - Rated: M - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 7 - Words: 9,590 - Reviews: 27 - Favs: 27 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 12/30/2005 - Published: 12/9/2004
Mating Habits of the Popular and the Petty by Myrika reviews
A certain prom night's events tore apart six friends. Loyalties splintered and love spoiled. Newcomer Jas Lindsay must figure out what really happened. //REMOVED//
Fiction: Young Adult - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 22 - Words: 4,194 - Reviews: 3862 - Favs: 1,443 - Follows: 110 - Updated: 12/20/2005 - Published: 8/22/2005 - Complete
Interrogame by Hate to Hope reviews
STORY REMOVED. He had created the game because he believed that love had to be won. . . nine pawns, two players, one winner.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: M - English - Horror - Chapters: 22 - Words: 6,039 - Reviews: 1344 - Favs: 515 - Follows: 44 - Updated: 11/8/2005 - Published: 5/9/2005 - Complete
If You Kill Me Slowly by Bleeding Air reviews
STORY REMOVED. Jesse and May, messed up lovers, decide to test out a reincarnation theory. Too bad Cameron Hill, Jesse's reincarinated self, gets the sore side of things.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: M - English - Supernatural/Drama - Chapters: 12 - Words: 3,039 - Reviews: 200 - Favs: 53 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 11/6/2005 - Published: 3/13/2005 - Complete
The Gravedigger's Daughter by Deena reviews
What if you want to spend your entire life living in grief? What if you never want to move on and know happiness again? What if the one person claiming to love you is the one with ties to your brother's killer?
Fiction: General - Rated: T - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 10 - Words: 58,519 - Reviews: 527 - Favs: 293 - Follows: 95 - Updated: 8/14/2005 - Published: 10/22/2002
On Coffee by CrazyWriter reviews
A combination of memories, real and imagined, about relationships and coffee. "I tell people I don’t drink coffee anymore, as if removing it from my life would eradicate every lingering trace of her memory… it doesn’t." Review please.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Angst/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,311 - Reviews: 17 - Favs: 6 - Published: 6/14/2005
Potential of the Water Bottle by Bleeding Air reviews
STORY REMOVED. A really, really short story about a... water bottle. It'll take thirty seconds to read, haha.
Fiction: Humor - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 107 - Reviews: 126 - Favs: 47 - Follows: 5 - Published: 3/15/2005 - Complete
A Good Friend Like Bob by Hate to Hope reviews
STORY REMOVED. One bright, sunny day, I learned that schizophrenia was contagious. Or, at least, that’s what it seemed like. - Yes, this is a One-shot!
Fiction: General - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 181 - Reviews: 66 - Favs: 40 - Published: 3/11/2005 - Complete
Gangster's Moll by Anna Hartford reviews
Leah always knew that her husband wasn't completely clean, but put up with it because she loved him. Things change when she's kidnapped by a rival gangster and is finally confronted by his evil side. And then she goes and falls for her captor... his enemy
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 30 - Words: 65,333 - Reviews: 255 - Favs: 106 - Follows: 10 - Updated: 9/18/2004 - Published: 4/18/2004 - Complete
In My Mind's Eye by Maria Rose Black reviews
"Masochist," he finally sneers. "Give me your wrist so I can slash it open and listen to you scream in ecstasy"
Fiction: Romance - Rated: K+ - English - Suspense/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,373 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 6 - Published: 12/4/2003
Jack and Jill by Lani Lenore reviews
.Revised 2009. Jack and Jill go up the hill to fetch a pain of water. Jack's a handsome preacher's son and Jill's a drunkard's daughter.
Fiction: Horror - Rated: T - English - Romance/Horror - Chapters: 3 - Words: 8,503 - Reviews: 257 - Favs: 237 - Follows: 19 - Updated: 10/3/2002 - Published: 2/26/2002
Window Panes of Sugar by Lani Lenore reviews
Twisted version of Hansel and Gretel. Two siblings who care for each other deeply. A stepmother overcome with jealousy and lust. Rating for sexual themes and violence.
Fiction: Horror - Rated: M - English - Horror/Supernatural - Chapters: 13 - Words: 21,272 - Reviews: 137 - Favs: 73 - Follows: 6 - Updated: 7/17/2002 - Published: 3/9/2002 - Complete
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Years Away
That feeling you have where you think, if you were older, more mature, or had more time, things would all work out. "But I'm still who I am today and who you need is still years away." Lesbian/queer, but for everyone who's felt this way. Please review.
Poetry: Love - Rated: K - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 186 - Favs: 2 - Published: 6/27/2010 - Complete
Vignettes reviews
One-shots that pop up here and there. Some situations are fictional; others are not. Generally lesbian/femslash/etc. oriented. Enjoy and please review.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 3 - Words: 1,625 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 11/2/2009 - Published: 4/8/2009
CaraSoma reviews
‘I think you’d make a pretty princess too.’ She said shyly. ‘I wonder if two princesses can get married?’ ‘No,’ I said, ‘Only a prince and princess can get married.’‘Why?’ ‘Because only a prince and princess can kiss.' ...right? One shot. Lesbian/femslash
Fiction: Romance - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,586 - Reviews: 16 - Favs: 28 - Follows: 1 - Published: 4/7/2009 - Complete
Lunacy for Lilybet
A young college student laments on her relationship with a sweet and lonely girl. One-shot. Lesbian/femslash/etc.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,092 - Favs: 2 - Published: 4/7/2009 - Complete
My Berlin
Is it possible for you to break down my wall, without burning down my Berlin? Or will I be stuck here forever, in fear of the tyranny of a manipulative Fuhrer and an overcompensating Napoleon?
Poetry: Love - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 376 - Published: 7/24/2008 - Complete
Not a Lunatic: Growing Up with Sailor Moon reviews
A look into how a fictional character helped me grow up amidst chaos.
Fiction: Essay - Rated: K+ - English - Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,629 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 1 - Published: 6/5/2008 - Complete
Everything Reminds Me of Her reviews
I never really had a problem because of leaving, but everything reminds me of her, this evening. A photograph makes Elliott reminisce over the girl who left him.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,078 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 5/21/2007 - Complete
December reviews
When I first saw you, my head stopped working, time stopped moving and all I heard was your voice. Based off of I Remember by Damien Rice
Fiction: Romance - Rated: K - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,428 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 3/9/2007 - Complete
Being A Woman reviews
You look like you're stealing, he stated. You only say that because I'm black, she teased. No, I say that because you're carrying pads and toothpaste in your jacket...and because you're black. They laughed. Looks like WalMart is the new Match dot com.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,310 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 5 - Published: 12/18/2006 - Complete
Full of Grace reviews
Samantha is on top of the world as she enjoys the perks of young adulthood at UCLA. When she meets Melissa, she welcomes their budding relationship. Then Jon comes into the picture and for the first time in her life, Samantha doesn't know what she wants.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 707 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 11/8/2006
I Love You, Too reviews
A young woman realizes just how much she feels for the only man she's ever been able to trust.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,849 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 8/19/2006
Running Away to San Francisco reviews
Two overwhelmed teens ditch school and drive to San Francisco, ignoring just for now the fact that they're so screwed when they return. (R/R) "So let's run to San Francisco, love..."
Poetry: Love - Rated: K - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 550 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 4/20/2006
Death of an Interior Decorator
(Rated for language and adult themes) Based off of the Death Cab for Cutie song, a middle-aged woman feels what it's like to love after having to attend her ex-husband's wedding.
Fiction: General - Rated: T - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,913 - Published: 1/16/2006