Indie Tangles
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Joined 05-15-05, id: 476038, Profile Updated: 01-13-09
Author has written 6 stories for Young Adult, and Love.

"i am tangles, and for you to get tangled up in me is a bad idea. i am imperfect, so utterly damaged. i am annoying and obnoxious, and i keep change in a plastic jar that counts it for me. i am enthralled by collarbones and hipbones and scars with interesting stories. i am a music elitist and i represent preteen america because i am a sucker for a catchy chorus and guitar solo. my eyes are always too hot and my hands are always cold. i hate my body but love kinis. i write coils and coils of words and for what? i'm exausted-exausted-exausted and i nap/sleep/gointocomas in a dry bathtub best. my pets are prickely and so am i, we've got the right idea. i am frumpy and awkward and always drowning in doubt of the self variety. i procrastinate and i'm a terrible dancer. i don't have freckles that people trace into perfect freckle constellations. i find myself attracted to fictional men more often than is normal. i have tons and tons of plans on how to care for kids i'll never have, and everything i am do say think contradicts myself. what i can say?"

I wrote that a year ago on my xanga. I am still the same girl; I'm still awkward, still clumsy, still inadequate in so many ways, but I'm growing into my skin. I'm still not a good dancer; but I'm not a terrible one. I'm still spending all of my time coiling words around, but it makes me happy. And I am. Happy, that is. I am confident and laughing and I twist in the sun, sprouting up and angling my face into the light like a morning glory. Honestly, I like myself. I'm sixteen, a high school grad, a writer, a talker, a reader, a tumbler. Hi, my name is Kate, and I'd love to meet you.

This is what I work on now, and this is how it started:

I have an entire universe of stories set in the Nolanverse. I call it that because I have a special affection for Nolan Shape, and also, he was the first. I had a dream, once, about a mathlete who worked in the laundromat in the ghetto, paid in free rent (living in the single back room, sleeping in a dry bathtub) from the drug dealer who needed a legitimate business front. I fell in love with him as soon as I started telling his story, about his days and this yearning for his Sunflower Girl, so named because she refused to give him any kind of handle, who sat on washing machines and avoided his eyes. (Misshapes.)

Then, of course, there is soil-smudged Zia, a gardener and his best friend, who brings him eight or ten newspapers a week, minus the crossword puzzle. It's in those that he finds an ad for a new reality show called Misery Business, which is designed to break up couples by making them miserable, informing her that if a particular relationship wasn't particularly real, they'd just have to fake it as well at the beginning as at the end. She does so, with new friend, amateur actor Elliot Coyne, who is going through a long tooth and nail court drama over his inheritance, and is thus, at the moment, completely broke and completely willing to try to be Zia Mikal's Fake Beau. (Play For Keeps)

While Zia is on the game show, her story separates from Nolan's, and he has adventures with Noble Walsh, the city's resident graffiti artist and mute enigma. (The Secret Keepers Secret)

My current project, as in, what's getting my focus right now is the one I've posted, The Sunflower, the Seed, and the Scarecrow. It basically has all of my energy right now.

Anyways, I just thought I should give an overview, because Sunflower might as well be a sequel, and I don't want people to be too confused to follow. I'll try to work in the backstoryish details that are most important.

I love to talk to people, and I love to talk about writing, so PM me, visit my xanga, (I'm always on there.) or IM me. I don't bite.

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I Thought it Mattered by 1Faith1 reviews
A boy in my school has died. He was hit by a car. His name was Danny, and he sat next to me in Math, period four. Oh, and one other thing about Danny...he copied my homework. All. The. Time.
Fiction: Young Adult - Rated: K+ - English - Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,405 - Reviews: 126 - Favs: 211 - Follows: 14 - Updated: 12/20/2010 - Published: 2/5/2009 - Complete
The Student Bible by Iced Tea Junkie reviews
Todd Gafferty, an atheist, creates a new religion just so he can get away with stuff at school. But when he finds himself surrounded by followers, things get a little out of hand. Fans, your Todd fix has returned! Please read & review!
Fiction: Humor - Rated: T - English - Humor/Friendship - Chapters: 26 - Words: 26,096 - Reviews: 165 - Favs: 73 - Follows: 64 - Updated: 7/15/2010 - Published: 3/11/2007
Ode to Prompts by Kate Marshall reviews
Stories/Poems for The Review Game's "Writing Challenge Contest". 08: Misfit. Not everyone is what he seems.
Fiction: General - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 8 - Words: 4,725 - Reviews: 57 - Favs: 4 - Updated: 2/5/2010 - Published: 1/2/2009
Shattering by inkfish reviews
We were talking about his mom, how she left and how it hurt. Now i'm standing in the scalding water because i can't forget my own pain. semi-standalone piece from my novel, turned in for class
Fiction: Young Adult - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,001 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 2/6/2009 - Complete
Lucky for Me by Maybe a seer reviews
Getting that quiet antisocial guy to open up wasn't easy. Especially given why he was so antisocial. But nearly hitting him with my car seems to have done it.
Fiction: Young Adult - Rated: T - English - Romance/Fantasy - Chapters: 12 - Words: 13,191 - Reviews: 49 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 14 - Updated: 1/13/2009 - Published: 12/19/2008
The Cynic's Creed by louragan reviews
A reposting. She writes to a stranger via poetry in library books and learns what it means to speak, to love, and to be alive.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Romance/Poetry - Chapters: 12 - Words: 55,064 - Reviews: 143 - Favs: 137 - Follows: 4 - Updated: 10/1/2007 - Published: 9/30/2007 - Complete
Quarters by Iced Tea Junkie reviews
COMPLETE! 4 quarters make a dollar. 4 lives make 1 amazing story. Please read and review! COMPLETE!
Fiction: Young Adult - Rated: T - English - Drama/Tragedy - Chapters: 26 - Words: 10,747 - Reviews: 53 - Favs: 18 - Follows: 9 - Updated: 9/4/2007 - Published: 5/19/2007 - Complete
instrumentals on mute by dollface and her cancer reviews
forget romeo & juliet, let's be bonnie & clyde.
Fiction: General - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 27 - Words: 2,195 - Reviews: 179 - Favs: 129 - Follows: 13 - Updated: 1/1/2007 - Published: 5/30/2006 - Complete
Irony in the Rearview Mirror by natosha reviews
If we'd never been in love, this would be twice as fun..But I love things as they are.
Poetry: Song - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 383 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 2 - Published: 2/12/2006
Paper Music Ankles by louragan reviews
a poem written to music. "...her hair curls in double helixes / that lift fast like a poodle skirt / as she ice-skates within the blank black seats..." slightly structured.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 168 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 5 - Published: 9/8/2005
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The Sunflower, the Seed, and the Scarecrow reviews
Rylie is homeless; a baby in her belly, and drugs in her veins. Nolan loves her, wants to rebuild her. It wouldn't be fair to keep him, but to borrow him a while? Can you blame a girl for being lonely? PREGNANCY, DRUG REFERENCES, also KISSING OH NOES!
Fiction: Young Adult - Rated: T - English - Friendship/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 15 - Words: 22,487 - Reviews: 64 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 5 - Updated: 2/5/2009 - Published: 12/19/2008
Play for Keeps reviews
Zia, a soil-smudged gardener with a useless degree, is broke and needs someone to fake a relationship with on a reality show. Who better than Elliot, who she just met. She doesn't know him, but he can sure act. With cameos from Nolan and Delia.
Fiction: Young Adult - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 3 - Words: 10,244 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 2/1/2009 - Published: 1/24/2009
360 Minutes reviews
360 minutes up in the air. Only one paper bag to hyperventilate into. [character.driven]
Fiction: Young Adult - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 2 - Words: 1,769 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 4/30/2007 - Published: 4/24/2007
Wordshaped reviews
I believe in the english language, and in reservation, but mostly I believe in fighting for transparency.
Poetry: Love - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 148 - Reviews: 4 - Published: 3/27/2007
Sins of the Island reviews
Wouldn't you like to like to live forever? Tally wonders what one would do with forever. He says so. She rethinks. I'd like to grow up, at least. And later, Don't you know? Tally doesn't. He may yet. Addison is awkward, Ryan is shy. Quasiprequel
Fiction: Young Adult - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 2 - Words: 2,944 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 3/18/2007 - Published: 2/22/2007
and he goes by the name of a king long forgotton reviews
Flash back to the summer we met. I was using chatspeak-you spoke in korenglish. Funny how it all turned out.
Fiction: Young Adult - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 4 - Words: 578 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 1 - Updated: 6/10/2006 - Published: 6/6/2006
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