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Joined 02-28-05, id: 462202
Author has written 12 stories for Fantasy, Life, Humor, Humor, Nature, and Love.

Hmm... who am I? What are the unique qualities that define me as the slab of meat that is myself? Ha! It's late at night! I can't really distinguish defining unique qualities from Tuna Helper right now... so here are some gobs of noodley information-goodness: Besides writing, I like drawing, watercolor, T'ai Chi, fencing, reading, and playing in the woods. And a variety of other things which I am not so very interested in listing. Being the deep-fried, biochemistry-packed college chick that I am, putting up new stuff has been, to say the least, a strain. Slowly, though, I'll finish that story.. and maybe some others... someday... hopefully before I die.

Here are some Better Summaries for my two favorite stories, because I'm not very good at summarizing in 100 characters or less:

Apprentice: Janet, a trouble-making serf girl, is abducted from her manor by a thief named Moro who claims to want an apprentice. Moro is a domineering man, but Janet is not one to give in to intimidation. Currently, she has escaped and is leading him on a merry chase through the countryside, but the story will stretch much farther than a single country. This one starts off slow and I still think the first chapter needs touching up - or renovation, as it were... - but I have a lot of the plot planned and sketched out. Yes, eventually, there really will be fencing, fighting, revenge, torture, escape, true love (as well as false love), and miracles. And pirates. Lots of pirates, just as soon as I get to that part. This one has been in the works for four or five years, but then, so has school, so I guess that I can't call myself lazy so much.

The Plague of Thaalos: Drodane is an Aldebarranian spy sent to -er- spy on the Warlady Jace - a ruthless, magic-wielding queen from the eastern realm of Axia - all because the castle Thaalos (located in the band of mountains between Aldebarran and Axia) is besieged by strange monsters of the Warlady's making. The ranger Burhem must face the skeletons in his closet if he is to escape with his sanity, not to mention his life, and Drodane must learn to live with her failures as well as the sheer cruelty of fate. Other faces wade through this tale including the sensitive and honorable Darien; Merck, whose devotion to his Warlady knows no limits; and Aedon, a free-spirited and unorthodox knight (of sorts). This story is a predecessor of and very closely linked with Apprentice, so following both could be enlightening if I ever finish them. However, The Plague of Thaalos is much darker than Janet's tale - though all of the chapters currently posted are pretty much harmless, future chapters will feature a fair bit of brutality - hopefully nothing too mindlessly violent. (I mean to convey events, not glorify human suffering.)

Like I've been saying in a lot of story summaries lately, I will return the favor if you review one of my stories or poems - ESPECIALLY Apprentice or Plague of Thaalos. I know the chapters are long, but they're mostly intended to be novels someday and novels are like that... If it bugs you, tell me about it anyway. Harness that irritation!

...and by the way, check out this essay on leaving reviews - it's really helpful. I think that, if more people would review this way, it would make fictionpress a more helpful writing community for everyone. Anyway, here's the site: http://www.fictionpress.com/s/1534354/1/

In thy Sorrow I Will Kiss thy Tears by faery tragedy reviews
Account of the life of Gwenour of Caerleon, a princess, a witch, a cynic, attempting to solve a religious mystery, survive the Fourth Crusade, and mend the love between her and a French knight.
Fiction: Historical - Rated: M - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 108 - Words: 243,103 - Reviews: 694 - Favs: 121 - Follows: 8 - Updated: 5/5/2004 - Published: 3/8/2003 - Complete
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The Plague of Thaalos reviews
The castle Thaalos is besieged by a witch Queen and her wolf monsters. A spy and a woodsman suffer capture at her hands, but make a daring escape. An ancient war brews back to life, a myth walks, and betrayal runs deep as silver mines.I eventually R&R bac
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 18 - Words: 44,807 - Reviews: 29 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 4 - Updated: 6/11/2008 - Published: 3/15/2007
Apprentice reviews
The epic tale of a young woman’s adventure from servitude to freedom and all the fencing, fighting, pirates, revenge, torture, true love, and miracles in between. Slowly growing – stick with me and we’ll get there. R&R and I'll return the favor.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Adventure - Chapters: 6 - Words: 18,036 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 4 - Updated: 5/30/2007 - Published: 3/29/2005
Wanderlust
...don’t I sound normal? Everyone I know has a sister or an aunt or a friend who lives just like I do, minus some detail, plus another. I guess that’s why this whole thing happened, but that could just be a coping mechanism, trying to soften the blow...
Fiction: Humor - Rated: M - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 3 - Words: 3,291 - Updated: 3/8/2007 - Published: 2/2/2007
The Hinter Land reviews
A goofy little poem about the urge to explore the unknown. When in Rome... Reviews are muchappreciated and returned.
Poetry: Nature - Rated: K - English - Humor/Adventure - Chapters: 1 - Words: 43 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 2/9/2007 - Complete
Sinking reviews
What is love lost to the behemouth? A pretty short poem about a man and the depths. If you review this or anything else of mine, I will return the favor.
Poetry: Love - Rated: K - English - Humor/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 97 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 2/9/2007 - Complete
The WanedMoon Woman reviews
About a woman who is in good company even in her solitude. I appreciate and return reviews.
Poetry: Nature - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 148 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 2/9/2007 - Complete
Amaryllis reviews
Morning, coffee, sunlight, breathtaking beauty. A brief poem about a cherished breakfast companion.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 63 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 2/9/2007 - Complete
In the Garden, Trying to Grow reviews
A poem, full of imagery and hidden meanings. See if you can guess what they are. R&R and I will return the favor.
Poetry: Nature - Rated: K - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 169 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 2/9/2007 - Complete
Animalia
Rand is an odd man. He is a courier in a future earth where the elements are harsher and survival is constantly threatened. He also happens to be part rat, due to a virus released many years ago to promote livestock growth. R&R! I return the favor!
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,162 - Published: 2/2/2007
Little Secrets reviews
It's pretty self explanatory. Just a funny little poem about love and devotion... and staying with one's mother.
Poetry: Humor - Rated: K+ - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 201 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 2 - Published: 2/2/2007 - Complete
Early Riser reviews
A poem describing what I learned after two years of college. 'Sparkles swapped for weighty texts' and the like.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 169 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 6/1/2006 - Complete
Happy Exile
A short poem about being free in nature. Comments cherished...
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 87 - Published: 7/6/2005 - Complete