K. Elisabeth
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Joined 08-03-05, id: 488759, Profile Updated: 09-06-12
Author has written 59 stories for Young Adult, Life, Family, General, Love, War, Friendship, General, Essay, and Romance.

I am a writer. I am a writer the way I am human. It is the way my heart beats, the way I breathe. It is the very essence of who I am and how I exist in this world. I am scraps of carbon and soul stitched together with words, spine bound up in a story that I breathe and breathe and am every day. I am a writer.

I wrote my first "book" when I was five, and I haven't stopped since. My dream is to become a published author. I am going to make that happen.

The best advice I ever got came from my high school Journalism adviser. It was this:
Under-commit, over-achieve.

Take care,
K.E.

"You must stay drunk on writing so reality cannot destroy you." - Ray Bradbury

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Sunrise reviews
For now, this is enough. Autobiographical.
Fiction: General - Rated: K - English - Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 633 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Published: 1/16/2013 - Complete
testify reviews
Every flower in the world is yours now. It's been a month since she died and I'm still looking at the world through a dewdrop. A poem.
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Poetry/Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 110 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 9/22/2012 - Complete
questions
My little sister died. My heart is broken. For all the answers I spent my entire life giving her, I have no answers for why this happened. A poem.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Angst/Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 154 - Published: 9/6/2012 - Complete
The Writer
What makes a writer? If writing is your heart and soul, you will be able to relate.
Fiction: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 469 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Published: 9/6/2012 - Complete
found
Wandered off and lost somewhere beautiful. A poem.
Poetry: Love - Rated: K - English - Romance/Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 129 - Published: 9/6/2012 - Complete
Searching reviews
I looked for you without knowing your face. A short-short.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: K - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 408 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 4 - Published: 9/6/2012 - Complete
the curve of you reviews
I love you into poetic verse. A poem.
Poetry: Love - Rated: K - English - Poetry/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 191 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 9/6/2012 - Complete
the world
I see the world differently. Sometimes I don't see it at all. A poem.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 237 - Published: 9/6/2012 - Complete
broke for air reviews
Someone who died recently came to me in a dream. This is what happened. A poem.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Tragedy/Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 176 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 9/6/2012 - Complete
Cages
When Maura finds herself stranded on the edge of a corn field, she runs into more than she bargained for, and learns the difference between an answer and the truth. A short story.
Fiction: General - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,420 - Published: 9/6/2012 - Complete
some where reviews
In those gaps you were poured in. A love poem.
Poetry: Love - Rated: K+ - English - Poetry/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 126 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 8/9/2012 - Complete
Eyes Open
Somewhere after dreaming and before waking, the moment you realized your eyes were finally open. A short story.
Fiction: General - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 792 - Published: 7/27/2012 - Complete
Four reviews
Inside the mind of obsessive compulsive disorder. A short story.
Fiction: General - Rated: K+ - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 656 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 7/27/2012 - Complete
medium fish
The English language does not have one singular word to describe the feeling of watching others move forward while you are stuck, bound to the same place. If it did, I'd use it here. A poem.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Poetry/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 130 - Published: 7/27/2012 - Complete
The Way We Loved
Scratched out with it. A short short. Probably true, but I'll call it fiction anyway.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 368 - Published: 7/27/2012 - Complete
over her shoulder, a mountain
The prompt was to write about your life from somebody else's point of view. This is what I came up with. A poem.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K+ - English - Poetry/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 501 - Published: 7/27/2012 - Complete
teeth
Sometimes it's the smallest, most inconsequential details that you can't get over. A poem.
Poetry: Love - Rated: K - English - Poetry/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 92 - Published: 6/18/2012
reality
That once in a lifetime moment when the dreams of the deepest corners of your heart suddenly, inexplicably become reality. A poem.
Poetry: Love - Rated: K - English - Romance/Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 140 - Published: 6/15/2012 - Complete
tshirt reviews
When it smells like them, it becomes so much more than just a t-shirt. A poem.
Poetry: Love - Rated: K - English - Poetry/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 119 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 6/12/2012 - Complete
after storm reviews
With everything washed clean, there is nowhere to hide your secrets anymore. A poem.
Poetry: Love - Rated: K - English - Poetry/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 106 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 5/31/2012 - Complete
In Patient
A collection of short stories, vignettes, scenes, musings, and other wordage born from the interface between patient and mental health care provider.
Fiction: General - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 4 - Words: 4,176 - Updated: 5/15/2012 - Published: 7/14/2009
Small reviews
One night stands, emotional unavailability, and other talents. A vignette, I suppose.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 589 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 2 - Published: 5/14/2012 - Complete
with you reviews
The kind of love you never meant to be in, with a person you weren't supposed to be in love with. A poem.
Poetry: Love - Rated: K - English - Romance/Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 185 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 5/14/2012 - Complete
good morning reviews
Observations about early morning in the ghetto. A poem.
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 105 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 5/14/2012 - Complete
No One Else Will reviews
Observations on grief, and healing, and moving on.
Fiction: Essay - Rated: K - English - Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,293 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 9/28/2011 - Complete
lightning
we are fire and gasoline. A poem.
Poetry: Love - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 94 - Published: 9/28/2011 - Complete
fireflies reviews
the emptiest quiet that ever the heart did see. A poem.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 89 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 9/28/2011 - Complete
Rain
"It is no wonder cultures pray to a rain god—you feel God in the rain, feel Him in it and through it and through and in yourself." Short prose.
Fiction: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 870 - Published: 9/28/2011 - Complete
storm
- "fierce storms sinking to oblige the nature of our quietness." A poem about love, mostly in secret.
Poetry: Love - Rated: K - English - Poetry/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 214 - Published: 1/17/2011 - Complete
taking numbers
Maybe He's not taking numbers today. A poem.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K+ - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 149 - Favs: 1 - Published: 11/23/2010 - Complete
little hands
Inspired by my nephew at a funeral. A poem.
Poetry: Family - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 102 - Published: 8/12/2010 - Complete
no words
Sometimes the most challenging thing about writing is simply having the words. A poem.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 144 - Published: 8/12/2010 - Complete
touch
Where lost is found. A poem.
Poetry: Love - Rated: K - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 87 - Favs: 1 - Published: 5/27/2010 - Complete
Gravel
But I am, somewhere, in the gravel. Prose.
Fiction: General - Rated: K - English - Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 526 - Published: 4/24/2010 - Complete
this is
this is your time. A poem.
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 108 - Published: 4/16/2010 - Complete
the little dipper
When you see that little bear, you'll think of me. A poem.
Poetry: Love - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 74 - Published: 2/9/2010 - Complete
in the fall
We are in the fall of this. A poem.
Poetry: Love - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 140 - Published: 2/7/2010 - Complete
tide goes out reviews
The kind of love that doesn't love at all. A poem.
Poetry: Love - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 140 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 2/5/2010 - Complete
empty bus reviews
Nothing will come of this. A poem.
Poetry: General - Rated: K+ - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 114 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 2/5/2010 - Complete
Carefully reviews
Like ashes, so carefully spread. A poem.
Poetry: General - Rated: K+ - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 108 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 2 - Published: 9/20/2009 - Complete
Mine to Hold
Still crooked too, for lacking you, but differently. A poem.
Poetry: Family - Rated: K - English - Family/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 120 - Published: 8/5/2009 - Complete
Sparks Fly Upward reviews
"Yet man is born to trouble, as surely as sparks fly upward." - Job 5:7. A short story.
Fiction: General - Rated: T - English - Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,695 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 7/12/2009 - Complete
Only For a Moment
I only know that they captured a moment—a moment before a moment—and that is all we have. Was prompted to write about something in the room with me, and came up with this. Prose.
Fiction: General - Rated: K - English - Family/Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 809 - Published: 7/12/2009 - Complete
A Rising From Despair
The greatest enemies come not from without, but within. Not exactly sure how to label this piece... sort of prose, but more of an observation, really.
Fiction: General - Rated: K+ - English - Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,131 - Published: 5/18/2009 - Complete
Girl and Muse reviews
But Girl is looking with her eyes shut—she shut her own eyes but Girl doesn't know it. Short story/prose.
Fiction: General - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 389 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 3/1/2009 - Complete
Time reviews
There's something to be said for having time. Short story/flash fiction.
Fiction: General - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,083 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Published: 2/7/2009 - Complete
It Rained Today reviews
The sun is too big, too bright, and nobody can see that it rained today.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Tragedy/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 127 - Reviews: 3 - Published: 12/11/2008 - Complete
Fog reviews
I will be a stranger among myself. A poem.
Poetry: Love - Rated: K - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 164 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 9/16/2008 - Complete
Boy in the Big Sky reviews
Every childhood should be easy and careless. Unfortunately, many aren't. The short story of a little girl growing up hard in the South. Short story, older.
Fiction: Young Adult - Rated: K+ - English - Family/Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,963 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 9/16/2008 - Complete
Shattered reviews
Underneath all that armor... you will be just like me. A poem.
Poetry: Friendship - Rated: K - English - Friendship/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 158 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 6/28/2008 - Complete
At Great Length reviews
I become unraveled so and sewn together, pieces of you patching up what of me has been so long gone. A poem.
Poetry: Love - Rated: K - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 182 - Reviews: 1 - Follows: 1 - Published: 6/25/2008 - Complete
We Were Soldiers reviews
This spawned out of watching the movie "We Were Soldiers" and being inspired by the courage portrayed in the film. If you don't stand behind our troops, please feel free to stand in front of them. A poem.
Poetry: War - Rated: K+ - English - Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 210 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 6/22/2008 - Complete
Bad Timing reviews
I could hold your hand, but never keep you. A poem.
Poetry: Love - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 117 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Published: 6/22/2008 - Complete
The Capture reviews
Writing is my first love, followed closely by photography. Prose.
Fiction: General - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 499 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 6/22/2008 - Complete
Soap reviews
It is a fact that scent is the strongest sense tied to memory, and memory is as close as we can come to loving the dead. A vignette of sorts.
Fiction: General - Rated: K+ - English - Family/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 674 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Published: 6/22/2008 - Complete
Fingers
Not really an essay so much as a reflection, a piece of prose I guess. Thoughts on piano and fingers and relationships.
Fiction: General - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 553 - Favs: 1 - Published: 6/28/2007 - Complete
Father's Day reviews
Just some thoughts on the holiday and loss. A poem.
Poetry: Family - Rated: K - English - Poetry/Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 197 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 6/28/2007 - Complete
ninetyfive reviews
Just putting some of my thoughts onto paper. A little dark. A poem.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K+ - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 210 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 6/28/2007 - Complete
Blue reviews
She hadn't seen many things, but none of them had ever looked quite so blue as that. A short story, older.
Fiction: Young Adult - Rated: K+ - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,289 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Published: 6/28/2007 - Complete