Cuba Rhodes Vance
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Joined 01-23-05, id: 455982
Author has written 33 stories for Essay, Politics, Religion, General, Horror, Life, Play, Humor, Love, Biography, and Song.

Those who have become free through the benefaction of their master, and then have sold themselves into slavery, cannot become free again.

-The Gospel According to Phillip


Most anything I could say about myself is inconsequential. I will urge you to feel free to e-mail me for any reason and with any intents. The writings here are bound to be diverse, as they're indicative of facets on the complex and perverse mind that I have. For further viewing of such facets, view my website, cubarhodesvance.com

Though I'm not greatly inclined to associate myself with the majority of her writing, Kat(simple_whimsy) is one of my best friends in the real world. I'm wearing her down: some day she'll write something worthwhile if it kills me.

phoenix_wanderer is another friend of mine.


A Single Blade for Sensitive Skin is kind-of undergoing redrafting. When it is complete, I'll put it up here again, and begin the journey of trying to get it published. I kind of intend to do this. Sometime. Employment is such a burden...
There is more prose on the way as well. In order that I may not jinx it, I am disclosing little. I will say it shall be The Hollow pronounced ha-lur. It will be long for me.
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Lorna
Novus Lacuna:
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A Letter By Post

Nyghtraven: Alas, it is a song! I was/am unaware of a submission category that is explicitly song. Perhaps it is that I just don't know my way around here well enough, but I'm not inclined to remedy that. Thank you for the praise.

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Wings reviews
My first suite with music.
Poetry: Song - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 290 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 10/11/2006
A Love Song to Mother Malady reviews
I listened to Crass.
Poetry: Song - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 71 - Reviews: 3 - Published: 9/21/2006
The Hymn of the Lamp reviews
This is not for you.
Poetry: Religion - Rated: K - English - Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 188 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 8/30/2006
The Richer reviews
This is what being home does for you...
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 179 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 8/9/2006
Lorna reviews
The first (written) of a four-part suite: Katadreuffe.
Poetry: Song - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 81 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 8/3/2006
A Letter By Post reviews
This is what happens when Mr. Postman follows Red-Headed Stranger on my shuffling iPod.
Poetry: Song - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 389 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 8/1/2006
Ballad of a Life Bag
I regret it, but I cannot rebuke it.
Poetry: Song - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 124 - Published: 7/29/2006
Of Bison, Deconstructing reviews
Ah, indifference.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 146 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 7/11/2006
Italic Rag reviews
Seperation, war, empathy... italics.
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 35 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 3/27/2006
Threepart Discord reviews
I don't know how to sumarize this. Umm... vulgar?
Poetry: Politics - Rated: M - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 547 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 3/5/2006
Ode to Sweet Jane reviews
"All a friend can say is, 'ain't it a shame." -The Grateful Dead It's not entirely heartless since I do feel kind of bad... kind of.
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 212 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 3/5/2006
01III06 reviews
The end still feels abrupt and it needs a title, but...
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 174 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Published: 3/1/2006
Idylls 3 & 5 reviews
Oh, the same words and opposing thoughts; same people and opposing circumstance; different punctiation and different emotion.
Poetry: Love - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 140 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 10/2/2005
My Eighteenth Year reviews
As more time passes, this will be the repository my age-related/personal revelations pertinent to this eighteenth year of my life. The first 'chapter' is about my registration for selctive service.
Fiction: Biography - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 558 - Reviews: 3 - Published: 8/16/2005
A Defence of Offense to A Modest Proposal reviews
A response to one, Mr. Smarmy, who wrote a letter, outraged that his children were forced to read Johnathan Swift's "A Modest Proposal," in school.
Fiction: Humor - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 696 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Published: 7/26/2005
On Ash and Adolescence reviews
This is an essay directed toward our younger fellows, here at fictionpress, as they're the ones who need it most.
Fiction: Essay - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 576 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 1 - Published: 7/25/2005
Nothing So Bold reviews
I'm more excited about this song than I think I've ever been excited before.
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 186 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 7/25/2005
Untitled fire and water reviews
Stream of conciousness... I'm a little embarrassed by this one.
Poetry: Love - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 400 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 7/14/2005
To Write Like a Freshman reviews
This was the introduction to an e-mail I wrote my English teacher. We were commiserating about Freshmen. You can replace 'Freshman' with 'average denizen of fictionpress' in order to feel it more intimately.
Fiction: Humor - Rated: K - English - Horror/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 127 - Reviews: 5 - Published: 6/14/2005
Trial of the Century reviews
No, it wasn't the Scopes trial, Sacco and Venzetti, or OJ Simpson, though they are aluded to briefly. No, the trial of the century is, indeed just Chris Kringle up before the HUAC... with Judge Judy presiding... A little slice of absurdist theatre.
Fiction: Play - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,404 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 6/4/2005
Your Car reviews
One of three songs incepted on the same day. This one was also completed that day.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 307 - Reviews: 3 - Published: 6/3/2005
To M reviews
Stream of conciousness. This is my most intensely person poem I've ever written. Not a line goes by that doesn't have more meaning than immediately ostinsible. There's an association everywhere.
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 510 - Reviews: 3 - Published: 6/3/2005
Triptych reviews
More stream of conciousness poetry. Yes, triptych is a real word.
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 256 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 6/3/2005
A Single Blade for Sensitive Skin reviews
This is nothing like what the title sounds like, I just can't come up with an accuarate title, and that jumped out at me from a package of razors in the bathroom.
Fiction: Horror - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 920 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 6/2/2005
Ginsberg
Trying my hand at stream of conciousness poetry...
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 522 - Published: 2/23/2005
Untitled 'The Fall of' Imagery reviews
Started as just a journal entry, but it progressed (digressed) into some graphic imagery about the fall of America in coming days that I think it pretty good.
Fiction: Essay - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 280 - Reviews: 5 - Published: 1/27/2005
Rotten Heart Americana reviews
Short piece equating cocaine, reality TV, and our egotism.
Poetry: Politics - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 88 - Reviews: 4 - Published: 1/27/2005
Empathy for the Fallen reviews
This wanders from Lucifer to the war in Iraq, but it's all about the empathy I feel.
Fiction: Essay - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 490 - Reviews: 3 - Published: 1/27/2005
Me Falta la Luz
Unas poesias sobre soledad y ceguera e impotencia.
Poetry: General - Rated: K - Spanish - Chapters: 1 - Words: 56 - Published: 1/27/2005
Legacy reviews
Why I can't have children.
Poetry: Politics - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 164 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 1/27/2005
Benevolence reviews
I've definately been disheartened by the tragedy in the Indian ocean. The benevolent God is a lie.
Poetry: Religion - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 113 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 1 - Published: 1/27/2005
Untitled reviews
Brief political commentary about leadership and the abandonment of our freedoms.
Poetry: Politics - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 83 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 1/27/2005
Iniquity Apathy and Reconfiguring the American Way reviews
This is someting I wrote last summer when I was heavily influenced by reading the Port Huron Statement.. It's just all of the views about America that I had at the time. Some ideas I had have changed since, but I still think it's good writing.
Fiction: Essay - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 748 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 1/27/2005