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Joined 03-24-05, id: 466474, Profile Updated: 01-20-11
Author has written 6 stories for General, Romance, and Fantasy.

Okay, so you could probably guess many things about me from my username.

My name is Mary Kate (call me MK).

I'm a 19-year-old girl who likes to write and read. Unfortunately I don't get many opportunities to write, so if I haven't updated in a while, it doesn't mean I abandoned the story, it just means I haven't updated in a while and might need to be prodded. Writing is just a hobby of mine, not a career or anything, so that means I can't always make it my top priority. (Which is really a shame, 'cause I could use the practice.) This means I do a lot of challenge pieces/one-shots, but I've never finished a full-length novel. I'm hoping to change that someday.

I also love to sing (in case you couldn't tell from my pen name). I write songs, too. :)

Music is a huge part of my life, and for the most part, I enjoy all kinds. It mostly depends on the song itself to tell whether I like it or not, not the type of music or the artist.

I am weird, but in a good way. I am even weirder when you actually know me. That happens to be true for a lot of people... No offense to those people; it's a compliment. ;P

I don't really have much to say except to encourage other people to write, about whatever you want. Just write. It helps you, honestly it does, and it's a lot of fun! (Although it may make you crazy, since all the writers I know fall into that category. Haha.)

Please read and review my stories! I really appreciate constructive criticism and encouragement. :)


Stats as of 1/19/11


The Panty Thief - a silly, fun, cliche-ridden story that I'm writing just for kicks and giggles. It makes me laugh, and I'm hoping it'll improve my ability to actually finish a story. Don't expect me to churn out a chapter a week or anything, but I'm using this story to really push myself and end with a completed work under my belt. I'll let you know if it ever happens. ;)

Yellow Sail - a much more serious story overall, with themes that people may not like reading as much. Nothing too terrible, but I can't give it away here. This is going to take a lot more effort on my part to complete. It is currently being revised/torn apart, and will probably not be updated for a long while. I'll keep posted the chapters that are here already, but they will eventually get replaced with newer better ones. Can't tell you when that'll be, though. Sorry.


--Challenge responses (mostly from the livejournal community the_write_away, also known as TWA):

Love at First Listen - posted as part of the Ideal Lover Challenge on TWA; requirements were to write a piece revolving around your favorite physical aspect of a guy/love interest

Little Red Planet - my response to TWA's Boombox Challenge, in which I had to write a piece based on a song; it tied for second place (yay! Haha)

A Wider View - submitted in the April Fool's Challenge on TWA; the stipulation was that there had to be a twist ending of some sort

Globe-walking - entered in the Secret Santa Challenge on TWA; it was a response to a "wish" prompt submitted by one of the other members

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Reason and Romance Redux by Myrika reviews
A drunken one night stand with Alex Montgomery is a complication Adrian Blake doesn't need, especially not when he's her new stepbrother. /PUBLISHED/
Fiction: Romance - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 27 - Words: 5,177 - Reviews: 4312 - Favs: 1,791 - Follows: 432 - Updated: 12/8/2014 - Published: 1/13/2007 - Complete
Still Waters by Myrika reviews
Spin-off to TSWAQ. Nicky Blake has been head over heels for Grant Darlington since she moved to River Valley. Q's meddling gets her the man of her dreams, but she's about to learn that 'Happily Ever After' isn't quite so simple. //DISCONTINUED//
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 14 - Words: 11,179 - Reviews: 1943 - Favs: 445 - Follows: 425 - Updated: 5/24/2009 - Published: 12/11/2008
Abide With Me by Myrika reviews
Sheltered by her family's wealth, Mia McKinley was happy. But when she discovers her grandmother might still be alive, her cocooned life is shattered. Now, with the help of two boys, she must find out what she really wants. //REMOVED//
Fiction: Young Adult - Rated: M - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 31 - Words: 4,318 - Reviews: 2344 - Favs: 411 - Follows: 219 - Updated: 3/8/2009 - Published: 7/14/2008 - Complete
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: 3528 - Favs: 1,060 - Follows: 408 - Updated: 6/3/2008 - Published: 9/3/2007 - Complete
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: 3864 - Favs: 1,441 - Follows: 117 - Updated: 12/20/2005 - Published: 8/22/2005 - Complete
S E X and Other Words of Love by recreated reviews
I said the word 'sex' and he thought I was cool. But we were just seven and I doubt saying anything now could make him notice me at all. {Complete}
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 12 - Words: 27,548 - Reviews: 794 - Favs: 539 - Follows: 73 - Updated: 9/10/2005 - Published: 2/20/2005
Against All Odds by Myrika reviews
Raleigh Chase thinks guys are dogs. Her older brother's best friend Ryan Henderson claims that he can make any girl, including Raleigh, fall for him. Their bet's on for four months. Can they prove each other wrong? //REMOVED//
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 41 - Words: 4,929 - Reviews: 6872 - Favs: 3,535 - Follows: 334 - Updated: 7/27/2005 - Published: 8/23/2004 - Complete
Sink and Swim by run-around-perfect reviews
Olivia's husband was living a lie, but the truth is out and her life is in danger. Forced together with a stranger who doesn't want her, can she handle the surprises and lies?
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 4 - Words: 9,646 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 6/17/2005 - Published: 5/9/2005
Cliché: A Testimony by recreated reviews
It's never a good thing to fall for your best friend's crush, no matter the circumstances. But Lacey has always been drawn to controversy, especially when it comes in the form of the badass Charlie Lightning.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,327 - Reviews: 28 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 7 - Published: 6/4/2005
A Mystery Tail by Gijinka Renamon reviews
This is something I did for school. This is my first actual fiction, so be nice.
Fiction: Mystery - Rated: K+ - English - Mystery - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,210 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 5/10/2005
Confessions of a Harry Potter Addict by Alyx Bradford reviews
Section 8 - Tantric Allure My own personal experiences with the series. Thoughts, ramblings, theories, and other tidbits I found amusing or interesting.
Fiction: Essay - Rated: T - English - Humor - Chapters: 9 - Words: 11,976 - Reviews: 244 - Favs: 68 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 10/2/2004 - Published: 6/26/2003
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The Panty Thief reviews
Rick's goal in life is to become a playboy legend. Rumor has it that every time he sleeps with a girl, he keeps her underwear as a trophy. Disgusting, right? You don't know the half of it. Unfortunately, I am privy to the entire humiliating truth.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Humor - Chapters: 4 - Words: 19,809 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 7 - Updated: 5/31/2011 - Published: 8/18/2010
Enna Freye expected to have a normal, boring Christmas alone with her grandmother...until something crazy happened and she wound up halfway across the world. ONE-SHOT
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: K - English - Fantasy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 6,870 - Published: 1/8/2011 - Complete
Little Red Planet
Mom, I don't understand," he whimpered. "What's the point of it all? Why do we sit in school all day when we're just going to end up sticking around here or going off to die?" ONE-SHOT
Fiction: General - Rated: K+ - English - Sci-Fi - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,705 - Published: 8/10/2010 - Complete
A Wider View reviews
Bradley had never lied to her, never given her a reason to distrust him. But then again, he had never sounded so wishy-washy about canceling a date before. She had nothing to fear, yet that didn't stop her from suspecting that something was afoot. ONESHOT
Fiction: Romance - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,193 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 6 - Published: 8/10/2010 - Complete
Love at First Listen reviews
Amy is skeptical about how her university's production of The Phantom of the Opera could possibly be anything close to Broadway caliber. But then the "Phantom" opens his mouth, and she is too spellbound to think, much less complain. ONE-SHOT
Fiction: Romance - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,039 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 15 - Follows: 1 - Published: 8/10/2010 - Complete
Yellow Sail reviews
At age seventeen, Kylie Morgan should be thinking about the daunting college application process, but she has no idea what to do. Throw in a life-changing sailing trip, and she is more lost than ever. ON HIATUS while it gets a major editing overhaul
Fiction: General - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 4 - Words: 8,605 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 2 - Updated: 4/29/2006 - Published: 4/13/2005
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