AngelaSolis
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Joined 05-05-05, id: 474061, Profile Updated: 09-03-08
Author has written 46 stories for Life, Romance, Haiku, Friendship, Love, and Humor.

I have always loved reading. I could read when I was four and I haven't stopped since, and that's a lot of books! I'd like to be able to write too. I do write ... but I never finish anything and I don't think it's at all original. Hopefully one day I'll find my voice.

I live in England and St Kitts and try to travel as much as I can and I have two (no, 3) slowly getting grown-up children.

Small selection of favourite authors (in no particular order): Philip Pullman, Ayn Rand, Kipling, Tolstoy, John Fowles, Jane Austen, Juliette Benzoni, Jorge Luis Borges, Salman Rushdie, Jodi Picoult, Janet Fitch, Sally Beauman, Ian MacEwen, Robert Heinlein, Hans Christian Anderson (especially 'The Snow Queen'), Alan Coren, Shakespeare ... 'Hamlet' has to be the best ... I'll read anything and everything. I love wit and satire and dark humour.

I am quite famous for being verbose. I mean why use one sentence when 3 will do?! No, seriously, I'm doing my utmost not to be, even though it's hard once I get going. I suppose it's partly because I love long books. I like to really get immersed in the story and the characters. I'm the only person you'll ever have met who has read the whole of 'A La Recherche de Temps Perdu' by Proust (what a mission!), 'The Raj Quartet' by Paul Scott (brilliant), the whole of 'The Forsyte Saga' by Goldsworthy, 'A Suitable Boy' by Vikram Seth (one of the longest books in the English language), 'Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand (long), most of Trollope, Anthony not Joanna (although I've read all hers too!), the 12 books of 'Dance to the Music of Time' by Anthony Powell, and 'Gone with the Wind' of course ... I'll spare you more. I also have an excellent sense of humour and I can laugh at myself. (I need to frequently.) Heh.

Favourite poets: W.B Yeats - pure genius, especially 'The Second Coming,'The Cloths of Heaven' and 'The Stolen Child'; if you're interested in poetry, read his poems here:

http://www.online-literature.com/yeats/

Also, Keats, E E Cummings, Carol Ann Duffy and Hafiz Shirazi (Sufi Mystic), Khalil Gibran, William Blake, Sylvia Plath, Ted Hughes, John Masefield ... too many.

"And ever has it been that love knows not its own depth until the hour of separation."
Kahlil Gibran - The Prophet

If you review me, I'll return the favour.

Quid Pro Quo by TwystedFate reviews
Nora Muldoon never believed in love, until she babysat for the unruly Mrs. Prescott, who kept bodice-ripper romance books all over her house, and met her son, Gideon ..
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 25 - Words: 31,861 - Reviews: 743 - Favs: 107 - Follows: 40 - Updated: 12/27/2005 - Published: 4/25/2005
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Scary Gibberish Rap
And now for something completely different ..
Poetry: Life - Rated: M - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 600 - Published: 8/29/2008 - Complete
Cruel World
A rather pessimistic poem ..
Poetry: Life - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 67 - Published: 8/29/2008 - Complete
Change
Change has to happen all the time, even if we don't want it to
Poetry: Life - Rated: T - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 98 - Published: 8/29/2008 - Complete
The Void
A short poem about the black hole feeling of loss
Poetry: Life - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 54 - Published: 8/29/2008 - Complete
WordsGhost reviews
Most people will feel like this at some point in their life I think. Wish no-one had to ..
Poetry: Love - Rated: T - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 197 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 8/29/2008 - Complete
West Moor Land Night Small Storm reviews
Feeling vulnerable in the night
Poetry: Life - Rated: T - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 186 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 8/29/2008 - Complete
Mainly Haiku in the Night
Sometimes, in the night .. things seem worse than they really are
Poetry: Life - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 241 - Published: 8/29/2008 - Complete
Icebergs or White Horses?
Thoughts at high altitude. I love looking down on the world from plane windows
Poetry: Life - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 252 - Published: 8/29/2008 - Complete
Paint Maps
Inspired while taking photographs of the cracking and peeling paint on the sides of boats
Poetry: Life - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 38 - Published: 8/29/2008 - Complete
Then What?
A short angry poem expressing frustration
Poetry: Life - Rated: T - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 49 - Published: 8/29/2008 - Complete
We Are Made Of Stars
Thinking about where we came from and the meaning of life
Poetry: Life - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 212 - Published: 8/29/2008 - Complete
Night Thoughts Feburary 19th 2007 reviews
Letting go
Poetry: Life - Rated: T - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 153 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 9/27/2007 - Complete
Remembrance Day
And I hope their sacrifice was worth it, for us, the ungrateful wasters of resources ..
Poetry: Life - Rated: T - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 162 - Published: 2/8/2007 - Complete
November 4th 6 o' clock reviews
lying half awake and war has broken out it seems, cannonades and wraithlike whistlings, and the dull thud of rockets being launched, spinning upwards to break into a thousand stars
Poetry: Life - Rated: K+ - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 474 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 11/4/2006 - Complete
I DREAMED OF TREES reviews
I dreamed of trees, all kinds of trees ...
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 68 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 9/7/2006
Song of the Bedouin reviews
Give me the open sands, O perfect one, and the endless horizons ..
Poetry: Life - Rated: T - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 312 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 7/15/2006
FRAGMENTS reviews
Angels and demons jostling for supremacy ... war inside my head
Poetry: Life - Rated: T - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 300 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 3/19/2006
PRISONER reviews
Half welcoming bondage, at times half needing freedom, I watch and wait ...
Poetry: Love - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 127 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 10/2/2005
MOON reviews
Just ... about memories and things that remind you about what's important in life
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 168 - Reviews: 3 - Published: 9/14/2005
Milna Cemetery Dawn reviews
Broken glass glitters like pale gren diamonds outside the cemetery gates.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 169 - Reviews: 4 - Published: 7/24/2005
FAIRY TALES reviews
Did these dreams come from a lonely childhood, immersed in books with fairy tale endings?
Poetry: Love - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 208 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 6/23/2005
SOLSTICE reviews
From solstice to solstice we stagger on
Poetry: Life - Rated: K+ - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 75 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 6/21/2005
SILENT SCREAM reviews
For all those who have suffered the difficulty of internet relationships ...
Poetry: Life - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 204 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 1 - Published: 6/18/2005
CHALLENGE reviews
Perfect iambic tetrameter (as long as you pronouce iambic as 2 syllables ... )
Poetry: Humor - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 155 - Reviews: 3 - Published: 6/18/2005
Layers of Lies reviews
A complex web of lies and deception is played out between Tom, Gina, Grace and Sebastian both in England and the Caribbean. Are any of the characters what they seem, or do they each have a secret agenda?
Fiction: Romance - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 12 - Words: 28,976 - Reviews: 92 - Favs: 3 - Updated: 6/12/2005 - Published: 5/9/2005
WAITING reviews
The longer it goes on ... it gets worse
Poetry: Life - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 173 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 6/11/2005
POEM FOR H reviews
When trust is eroded, and no new assurance given, what does love mean?
Poetry: Life - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 221 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 6/10/2005
THE SITUATION reviews
About teenagers and parents ... and wanting to be independent
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 134 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 6/9/2005
HOMAGE TO TINA reviews
Poetry and music. Bittersweet caress.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 274 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 6/8/2005
TWO WORLDS reviews
One rat race ...
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 477 - Reviews: 4 - Published: 6/8/2005
HAPPINESS reviews
The books all say, ‘Happiness comes from within’, But what I want to know ... is what gets it in there ...
Poetry: Life - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 282 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 6/6/2005
OPENING BOXES reviews
When you have moved houses, and countries, as many times as I have ... your life ends up in boxes ...
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 479 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 6/2/2005
POEM FOR TOM reviews
A poem about losing your first love ...
Poetry: Love - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 148 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 6/1/2005
THE POWER OF WORDS reviews
Is it hard never knowing, as you scan down the page - Vulnerable now to the thoughts of another - Whether today, the power of the words, Will make you dance or make you weep?
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 378 - Reviews: 3 - Published: 5/29/2005
Changing Places 2 reviews
And I’ve been thinking again, But not saying anything out loud, Of changing lives, changing places ...
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 739 - Reviews: 3 - Published: 5/28/2005
CHANGING PLACES reviews
And I want to be like my cat, Curled up and secure, Happily returned home from a lonely prison.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 214 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 5/28/2005
ALIS VOLAT PROPIIS reviews
We fight our daily battles with poetry, Not arrows ...
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 214 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 5/27/2005
RANDOM NUMBERS? reviews
Totally obscure! Symbolic and unfathomable
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 120 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 1 - Published: 5/24/2005
RITE OF PASSAGE reviews
End of year, end of school ... moving on
Poetry: Friendship - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 199 - Reviews: 3 - Published: 5/24/2005
LULLABY reviews
For all those who are too tired to sleep ...
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 114 - Reviews: 6 - Published: 5/23/2005
Migration reviews
A poem about the pain of separation
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 155 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 5/18/2005
MIRROR reviews
Another one of those poems that come from nowhere. No, somewhere. Life.
Poetry: Life - Rated: T - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 160 - Reviews: 3 - Published: 5/15/2005
OnlineOffline reviews
This is a story about the dark side of the internet, about all the bad things that you think can happen ... and do happen.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,065 - Reviews: 4 - Published: 5/14/2005
Blossom reviews
3 haiku about blossom, end of winter, spring.
Poetry: Haiku - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 119 - Reviews: 81 - Favs: 1 - Published: 5/12/2005
WeatherGirl reviews
Too much rain is bad for the brain. Hey, that rhymes!
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 154 - Reviews: 5 - Published: 5/11/2005
Mother's Day 2005 reviews
Mothers, Children and Love. A poem from the heart.
Poetry: Life - Rated: T - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 340 - Reviews: 11 - Published: 5/8/2005