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Joined 07-28-05, id: 487903
Author has written 11 stories for Thriller, Young Adult, Essay, Life, Mystery, Humor, Supernatural, Romance, Spiritual, and Nature.

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I'm not really good at this kind of thing.
It seems contradictory to be an aspiring author and try to attempt to describe my entire being in merely a couple of sentences, but I will try my best.

Around age 5, I received my first diary-- a shiny, slim volume with a huge "Hello Kitty" on the front. Since then, I've been writing...but I've been mostly just a diarist until the past couple of years. Then, my writing kind of blossomed when I entered middle school and my teenage years. How and why? Haven't the slightest idea. Hormones, maybe.

Anyway, I'm seventeen, considered to be geeky/nerdy/egghead/overachiever/radical/liberal/feminist/etc. by my peers (but not my friends, who are somewhat like me and have brains and integrity), so the experiences that come with that package I try to echo in a lot of my poems and stories, as writing is a kind of escape from the dull and mundane for me. However, I'm not 'emo', so don't expect a whole bunch of pathos and dark stuff here.

To me, cooking and eating is an art form and a way of communication (in addition to being fun), so I write a lot about about that. (Chocolate, by the way, is the food of the gods.) I'm a violinist, love theatre and music and detest mathematics. I like volunteering on my spare time.

I have a really strange sense of humor, I've been told...therefore, and are fun!

I'm an avid reader, and I'm influenced in some way by every book that I read...so it's so hard to pick a favorite. Really, it's like choosing between children.

Right now I'm reading Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon and We Were The Mulvaneys by Joyce Carol Oates. Good stuff, good stuff.

Aspirations? Pah. I have no aspirations. Actually, I do, but I am currently feeling the need to reinvent myself. (You try recounting your "aspirations" over and over again on the endless list of college and scholarship applications piling on your desk every single day. It's humbling after awhile.) The last time I checked, I wanted to be a writer or a journalist and travel, or something like that.

I'm a columnist, and I like satire (Google T.C. Boyle for a definition of that.) among other styles of writing that I experiment with. I'll upload some of my columns when I have time.

I have a dog. Her name is Muffin, and she is quite the lovable cocker spaniel.

Check out my favorite stories and authors (Queen of Glass!) Maybe they'll become your favorites.

fin.

:UPDATES:

2.11.2007. Added some poetry: admiration of a photographer, toenail polish revelations, and the first poem in my chocolate series-- chocolate poem #1. I want to post a mock obituary of someone I don't like very much (...I was venting) but don't feel too gung ho about typing it all up.

It's raining where I live, and I tell you, it's making me lazy.

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The English Roses: A Field of Green by aims80 reviews
Brenda's childhood is idylic in the countryside of Devon until a tragedy changes everything. A new life of hard work and pain and no more of the love she'd always known. Will she ever be free and loved again? Please R and R.
Fiction: Historical - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 56 - Words: 228,657 - Reviews: 101 - Favs: 34 - Follows: 16 - Updated: 8/16/2010 - Published: 4/11/2005 - Complete
All The Things We Could Do by Antiquary reviews
ON HIATUS. Olivia Montgomery has a plan. She's focused and driven and has lots of ambition. All she wanted was to get through high school at the top of her game. And she would have, too, except HE had to walk by and let her hair down...
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 21 - Words: 84,431 - Reviews: 365 - Favs: 201 - Follows: 228 - Updated: 2/28/2008 - Published: 1/15/2007
There is More by Bel Esprit reviews
Should we be beyond an animalistic existence, or is that a waste? One must tread carefully to gain the true meaning.
Poetry: Life - Rated: T - English - Mystery - Chapters: 1 - Words: 154 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 9/4/2007 - Complete
the shower screamed when i stepped in by no.peace.los.angeles reviews
why should we have to force the porcelain walls to stare at our nude bodies?
Poetry: Humor - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 103 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 2 - Published: 1/4/2007 - Complete
Theatre Geeks by Broadway Doll reviews
[FINISHED]The theatre crowd always knew they were quite a cast of characters. But can they survive breakups, make-ups, and MIDSUMMER in their haunted theatre?
Fiction: Young Adult - Rated: T - English - Humor - Chapters: 18 - Words: 21,747 - Reviews: 17 - Favs: 8 - Updated: 3/14/2006 - Published: 12/28/2005
Jewels of the Sun by Morgana F. Pendragon reviews
"That was the thing about perfection. It was too hard to reach, and too hard to maintain." [Rated for swearing, sexual situations, mentions of suicide and death] [SEQUEL to "Eye of the Oracle]
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: M - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 3 - Words: 5,687 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 2 - Updated: 3/11/2006 - Published: 2/4/2006
Running on the Railroad by Maizie Sear reviews
The life of a young African American slave escaping on the Underground Railroad
Fiction: Historical - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 5 - Words: 5,687 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Updated: 2/27/2006 - Published: 2/26/2006
An Overview of Dinoflagellate Biology by darkstar-rising reviews
This poem has the same title as my dissertation, which is what this is about. I discovered, researched, and worked on a charming little group of algae that I found had many of the metaphorical characteristics of humans.
Poetry: Nature - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 178 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Published: 1/28/2006
Eye of the Oracle by Morgana F. Pendragon reviews
"They'd have to make their way somehow. All secrets would come out in the end." [Rated for intense swearing, mentions of suicide, sexual situations, and death.] [COMPLETE]
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: M - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 17 - Words: 61,317 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 2 - Updated: 12/21/2005 - Published: 12/6/2005
The Clairvoyant Pirates by ONEthousandWORDs reviews
Two young slaves from exceedingly different cultures end up on the same ship by a strange twist of fate. As events unfold, both must question their most firmly held beliefs and decide the fate of humanity. NaNoWriMo.
Fiction: Sci-Fi - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi/Adventure - Chapters: 21 - Words: 48,765 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 3 - Updated: 12/21/2005 - Published: 11/7/2005
Activists' Creed by flame of the forest reviews
A rant in poetry form
Poetry: Politics - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 84 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 1 - Published: 12/8/2005
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toenail polish revelations
I was giving myself a pedicure for a really special occasion, and felt I should write this.
Poetry: Nature - Rated: K - English - Poetry/Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 72 - Published: 2/11/2007 - Complete
admiration of a photographer reviews
Inspired by the work of a friend.
Fiction: Spiritual - Rated: K - English - Poetry/Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 122 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 2/11/2007 - Complete
chocolate poem 1 reviews
This is the first in a series of poems about chocolate. Specifically, this poem is about a bar of Hershey's...I promise!
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Poetry/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 21 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 2/11/2007 - Complete
Two Pomegranates
Angela and her father are trying to deal with the loss of her mother, and Angela finds a new way to connect with her after she's gone. Short story submitted for Reflections contest.
Fiction: Supernatural - Rated: T - English - Drama/Supernatural - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,222 - Published: 10/17/2006
Jolene and Reggie
Jolene and Regina were a happy couple. But when, Reggie cheats on Jolene with a GUY, Jolene leaves to grow UP a little, go find out why the love of her life betrayed her, and if love is still really a many-splendored thing.
Fiction: Humor - Rated: T - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 598 - Published: 7/3/2006
Fifty Bad Starts reviews
Antonia is a young writer, just starting out, and as she learns to put her emotions and dreams on paper, she learns more about herself and growing up in this bildungsroman.
Fiction: Young Adult - Rated: T - English - Humor/Drama - Chapters: 2 - Words: 1,389 - Reviews: 4 - Updated: 6/13/2006 - Published: 11/20/2005
Witness
Application for arts program I never sent in. We were asked to respond to the word "witness" in either prose or poetry form... hope you like (or at least R&R) !
Fiction: Essay - Rated: K+ - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 378 - Published: 4/1/2006
Hello, Stranger reviews
Ellen DeGroot has cult-member parents, a brilliant mind, no friends, and the second half of her boring summer vacation coming up. So why does she feel so threatened after meeting a nice guy who doesn't treat her like she's invisible like the rest of the g
Fiction: Mystery - Rated: T - English - Suspense/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,092 - Reviews: 5 - Follows: 1 - Published: 1/28/2006
i am schoolteacher reviews
Past project for AP English where we had to choose a person to be out of Toni Morrison's "Beloved", and I chose to be "schoolteacher", a sadistic slave driver...I hope this poem speaks to you like the book did to me. :)
Poetry: Life - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 313 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 1/28/2006
The writing's on the wall
School newspaper editorial that was a reaction to racist slurs written on the school marquee. Filled with plenty of angst and rhetorical questions. :)
Fiction: Essay - Rated: K+ - English - Parody/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 837 - Published: 1/28/2006
Stealing Steele reviews
The Steele Diamond is a Erisian apple of discord, causing death and destruction as it is passed from jewler to dealer to bandit to unaware millionaire. The diamond weaves all of these lives together as it whizzes in and out of each of them, even though th
Fiction: Thriller - Rated: T - English - Suspense/Supernatural - Chapters: 1 - Words: 402 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 11/20/2005