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Joined 05-18-05, id: 476785, Profile Updated: 01-06-12
Author has written 10 stories for Essay, Life, Fantasy, Romance, and Love.

I'm nothing fancy, I'm just a guy that writes here and there.

Thirty-six years old, married (17 years), four kids (3 girls, 17, 15 and 9; one boy 11), one minivan ('97 Dodge Caravan), two cats (Loki and Isis), and a beagle named Pan. Yep, that about sums it up.

A brief rundown of what I've posted:

My views on writing

Don't read this, it's a waste of your valuable and precious time. I wrote it back in '92 as something a friend wanted from me to add to his quote book. I was young, arrogant, and very meandering mentally, and it really shows here.

The whole reason it's here is because I needed something to test the waters here with, and this happened to be handy.

Who's to blame and Want

These two poems were following the break-up with whom I thought was the love of my life when I was a teen. Looking back, the voice of the 16 year old that wrote them still seems to represent the timeless emotion of loss.

The One Kiss series

First Kiss, My Mistake, The Date and Pretty in Pink

These four (so far) pieces of romantic fiction are sweet little stories leading up to a kiss at the end. They are all loosely borrowed from life experiences, with the exception of my favorite, The Date which is quite close to reality. The lady in that story now shares my name. The favorite of these from those that have read them all seems to be Pretty in Pink.

As the name I've given the series also implies, these are meant to be one shots. However, due to the growing number of requests to add to each tale, there may be second chapters added to each in the future.

Update 1-12-09

Second chapter posted for My Mistake called Grabbing a Shovel. Same folks, down the road a bit, in a separate entry. This one does not follow the 'One Kiss' formula, and will be more than just the one chapter.

Update 5-10-09

Someone commented in Pretty in Pink that they hadn't really been endeared to Paula yet, and I just couldn't imagine that since she was so much fun to write there. So, coming soon: HERStory! Should be sometime this week.

Update 12-30-09

Second chapter for Grabbing a Shovel is in the beta process. Not quite making the deadline to officially call it the new years resolution fixed and such, (the idea was three stories with at least six thousand words total), but it's posted here as of 12/30, just not where everyone can read it yet. But it's coming folks. It's coming.

The Bard's Tale

This piece of fantasy fiction is based on a character that came to life for me at age 15. He's gone away and come back several times over the years, and a friend of mine asked if I would ever write him his full due story. So, I started a couple years back, and now I've got ideas pushed out to a huge degree. Book one, which is nearly complete, tells the circumstances of his birth and eventually some of his youth. There will be much more to his story down the line.

But, enough about that, go read them! And be sure to leave me a review. If what you've read is bad, I want to know it, so that I can find ways to improve your reading experience (except My Views, you've been warned about that one).

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Untitled by Tog reviews
A young man's transformation beyond just puberty.
Fiction: General - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,349 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Published: 6/7/2009
Ice Lady by Tog reviews
Fiction story set in the ShadowRun genre from the WizKids game of the same name.
Fiction: Action - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Fantasy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 6,481 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Published: 1/9/2007
Voice by stormqueen33 reviews
I love you.
Poetry: Love - Rated: K - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 101 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 1 - Published: 11/6/2006 - Complete
Into the Darkness, Away from the Fire by Beautiful Midnight reviews
A young prince goes on what seems like a simple peacekeeping mission, but nothing seems simple as the days go on. And he finds himself attracted to someone he would've never thought would notice him. Or that he would notice.That's only the beginning...
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Angst/Fantasy - Chapters: 14 - Words: 26,732 - Reviews: 51 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 8/5/2005 - Published: 11/14/2003
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Grabbing A Shovel reviews
Where does a guy go when he's already hit bottom morally? Sequel to 'My Mistake.' Now with names!
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 2 - Words: 5,771 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 12/31/2009 - Published: 1/12/2009
HERStory reviews
A new look got an unexpected result for Paula. How will she ever get over the rejection? A new perspective on 'Pretty in Pink,' rated for alcohol use and some adult themes.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 6,809 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 5/11/2009 - Complete
The Bard's Tale reviews
It's a big tough world for the son of a human Duchess and an Elf Chieftan
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: M - English - Fantasy - Chapters: 4 - Words: 14,768 - Reviews: 23 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 4 - Updated: 9/3/2008 - Published: 5/31/2005
Want reviews
Trying to cope with a lost love. I wrote this when I was 16.
Poetry: Love - Rated: K+ - English - Poetry/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 114 - Reviews: 5 - Published: 8/20/2008 - Complete
Pretty in Pink reviews
It's a party, and Sam's invited. But who is the girl with the pink hair?
Fiction: Romance - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,706 - Reviews: 16 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 2 - Published: 8/14/2008 - Complete
The Date reviews
What does fate hold for two friends going Dutch?
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,020 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 2 - Published: 3/3/2007 - Complete
My Mistake reviews
She's not his date. It doesn't matter to her.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,300 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 4 - Published: 2/13/2007 - Complete
First Kiss reviews
What does the girl want? What does the boy want?
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,883 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 9 - Published: 2/2/2007 - Complete
Who's to blame? reviews
Why I am the way I am...
Poetry: Life - Rated: T - English - Poetry/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 105 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 1 - Published: 5/24/2005
My views on writing reviews
Nothing out of the ordinary here, just my thoughts. Or, they were back then.
Fiction: Essay - Rated: T - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 225 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 5/23/2005