Laila Amira
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Joined 05-09-05, id: 474905, Profile Updated: 01-16-19
Author has written 5 stories for Humor, Humor, Biography, and Action.

ABOUT ME:

My name is Taylor.

I'm American, female, and a Christian.

I hold a Bachelor's degree in International & Cultural Studies, focusing on the Middle East and Islamic terrorism, with a minor in Sociology/Criminology.

I speak passable conversational Spanish (along with terms relating to police, military, and medical personnel), basic conversational Arabic (and terms relating to Islam, Arab culture, terrorism and terrorist groups, and some medical terminology), and beginning American Sign Language.

Since June 2007, I have been a civilian role player and moulage makeup artist (realistic injury makeup) for training exercises for emergency responders - police, EMS, civilian CERT teams, and the military. It's important training for them, and has been a very fun and interesting experience for me!

Things I can provide information on for your writing research - feel free to ask and I'll do my best to answer:
1. Police and US military weapons and operations/protocol
2. Radical Islam, terrorism, terrorist groups
3. Middle Eastern culture, geography, etc.
4. Spanish and Arabic vocabulary
5. Medical terminology, conditions, and procedures/treatment.

I was born 4 months premature, with mild Cerebral Palsy (mainly affects my left side) and Hydrocephalus, and spent a lot of my childhood in and out of the hospital for various illnesses, emergencies, and surgeries.
I am a member of my local CERT (Community Emergency Response Team), trained in search & rescue and disaster medical operations. My work with military and law enforcement in many training courses and exercises has taught me about combat/tactical medical care. All of that has given me a lot of useful medical knowledge, both from the patient perspective and responder perspective. :-)

Outside of the hospital, I function well and lead a normal life. I enjoy reading, creative writing, hiking, camping, rifle and pistol target shooting, traveling, and hanging out with friends and family.


FAVORITES

Movies: Prince of Egypt, Phantom of the Opera, Sahara, Home Alone 1 & 2, Night at the Museum, Evan Almighty, Freedom Writers, The Guardian, Black Hawk Down, The Blind Side, Lone Survivor, A Few Good Men, Believe Me, Breakthrough

TV Shows: 24, Glee, SEAL Team, The Brave, Extreme Makeover Home Edition, ALIAS, Prison Break, Homeland, Amazing Race, This Is Us, Sleeper Cell

Music: Contemporary Christian, Arabic, Celtic, country

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Imaginary by Lillith Green reviews
Destiny lives in a world where reality is liquid and ever changing and pain is constant. Her mother just wants her daughter back, but releasing Destiny from the grip of madness is not going to be easy.
Fiction: Young Adult - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 115 - Words: 157,759 - Reviews: 96 - Favs: 16 - Follows: 15 - Updated: 12/20/2013 - Published: 5/14/2012 - Complete
Unreal by Red Rose Black Ink reviews
He hadn't actually been driving drunk. Hadn't actually crashed the car. True, she was in an ambulance, but when the monitor started to flatline she wasn't actually dying. She tried to handle it professionally, but she knew it was much closer to reality than it may have seemed.
Fiction: General - Rated: T - English - Drama/Friendship - Chapters: 5 - Words: 13,823 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Updated: 2/13/2013 - Published: 1/20/2013
Child Abuse (No) by ninjakitty7 reviews
a child gets abused
Poetry: General - Rated: K+ - English - Tragedy/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 288 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Published: 10/9/2012 - Complete
Breakdown Lane by Lillith Green reviews
My journal that tells the story of my foiled suicide plans and my subsequent stay in a mental hospital for teenagers.
Fiction: Biography - Rated: T - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 23 - Words: 35,065 - Reviews: 18 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 6 - Updated: 1/9/2009 - Published: 1/14/2008 - Complete
Obsesionado by Sakiinyourdreams reviews
Shy and beautiful, 16 yr old Alex has no idea the power and influence she has until an older man develops an obsession over her and kidnaps her when she refuses him
Fiction: Action - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 43 - Words: 71,053 - Reviews: 270 - Favs: 371 - Follows: 129 - Updated: 11/3/2008 - Published: 9/25/2006 - Complete
The Girl without a Face by Pyrgus reviews
Two girls - both of which are different from those you pass on the sidewalk evry day - meet at a boarding school for the blind, deaf, mute and disfigured. This is a story of the friendship between the blind and the disfigured teenage girl.
Fiction: Young Adult - Rated: T - English - Spiritual/Tragedy - Chapters: 2 - Words: 1,393 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 2 - Updated: 7/28/2005 - Published: 3/24/2005
Things To Teach Your Kid by TwystedFate reviews
Rants from a daycare worker. Give me reviews and chocolate and nobody gets hurt.
Fiction: Humor - Rated: T - English - Humor - Chapters: 4 - Words: 3,308 - Reviews: 57 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 6/24/2005 - Published: 6/20/2005
Freedom Rings Out by Jo Madden reviews
You protect us... thank you.
Poetry: War - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 155 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Published: 5/9/2005
The Pledge by Timoleon reviews
Everyone stands and starts chanting the words every American has imprinted into their brain from the age of five, a thousand voices from the great melting pot may be saying completely different things with the same few words.
Poetry: Politics - Rated: T - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 282 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 2 - Published: 5/8/2005
God Bless America by tiffanishee reviews
Talks about the horror of 9/11 and the war
Poetry: Politics - Rated: K+ - English - Poetry/Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 179 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Published: 5/5/2005
Haider by MiriamP reviews
This story is NOT about any person in particular, it is not true. This story is about a 9 year old boy living in Iraq during the Gulf war.
Fiction: Young Adult - Rated: T - English - Drama/Tragedy - Chapters: 3 - Words: 4,287 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 2/8/2004 - Published: 11/22/2003
Nonapology by LaureLalaith reviews
What is it about adults that makes them think they don't have to apologize?
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 196 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 1 - Published: 9/3/2003
The Light by SongOfHopeAndJoy reviews
A tribute to the September 11th attacks
Poetry: Politics - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 187 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 2 - Published: 7/21/2003
A Proper Christmas by LaureLalaith reviews
About a man who can't afford nice things for his daughter
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 296 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 1 - Published: 4/2/2003
A Soldier by LaureLalaith reviews
I wrote this right after I found out my dad's being sent to Iraq.
Poetry: War - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 183 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 4 - Published: 3/17/2003
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The Angel Medallion reviews
Rachel Harmon is part of a Christian mission team that is bringing food and aid to the people of Iraq. When the team is kidnapped by a group of insurgent rebels, it seems that all hope is lost. But they discover that faith can have surprising results...
Fiction: Action - Rated: T - English - Drama/Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,773 - Reviews: 5 - Published: 5/14/2012 - Complete
Every Fifteen Minutes reviews
Every 15 minutes, someone in the United States dies from drunk driving. For two days, I became one of them. This is my story of participation in a nationwide program, and its impact.
Fiction: Action - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 16 - Words: 27,293 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 5 - Updated: 2/27/2010 - Published: 2/22/2010 - Complete
Regret reviews
A young woman says a final goodbye to her brother. There are things that we should do, but put off instead. Some of us run out of time, and don't realize it until it's too late. An essay about grief, regret, and healing.
Fiction: Biography - Rated: T - English - Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 780 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 2/20/2010 - Complete
High School Hilarity reviews
Contrary to popular belief, school can be fun. Throughout high school, I kept a notebook full of quotes from teachers and students. From the beginning of Freshman year to the end of Senior year, here is four years' worth of stories, quotes, and hilarity.
Fiction: Humor - Rated: K+ - English - Humor - Chapters: 4 - Words: 2,527 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 8/25/2009 - Published: 8/19/2009 - Complete
Goodnight Moon reviews
A parody of Margaret Wise Brown's story. This is something that my friend and I came up with, following a stressful evening of watching her siblings and attempting to keep them out of their parents' hair.
Poetry: Humor - Rated: K+ - English - Poetry/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 207 - Reviews: 3 - Published: 4/28/2009 - Complete