Marjorie Swann
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Joined 08-07-05, id: 489329
Author has written 23 stories for General, Kids, Friendship, Song, School, Love, Biography, Life, and General.


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New Moves & Frederick the Extraordinary

I am fifteen years old (and appropriately mature and immature by turns
so I apologize in advance), a sophomore in high school, and I write.
And mostly I love it.

I enjoy reading, baking, my cat, mondegreens, radio stations that regularly play Huey Lewis and the News, my friends, my family, English class, history, being in plays (currently A Midsummer Night's Dream, I'm Helena!), chocolate and flowers, and spending time with the people I love.

A few quotations...

He who cannot draw on three thousand years is living from hand to mouth. -Goethe.

I learned a long time ago, Reuven, that a blink of an eye in itself is nothing. But the eye that blinks, that is something. A span of life is nothing. But the man who lives that span, he is something. He can fill that tiny span with meaning, so its quality is immesurable though its quantity may be insignificant. -Mr. Malter, from The Chosen by Chaim Potok ( LURVE The Chosen)

Challenge yourself! -an important guy named Brad.

It hurts so bad, I'd kick a puppy to make it stop. -Uncle Lou

Words must be weighed and not counted. -a fortune cookie

Nothing takes the taste out of peanut butter quite like unrequited love. -Charlie Brown

Mm, peanut butter. -me

First this world, then the next, then the fireworks... -Grandpa Hank

...whatever that means. -Uncle Jay

You love this band, so give us moneh... lots of moneh!!! please? thank you? give us moneh... we really need it! we really do! we have no moneh! how bout you? -"Gimmehmoneh" by the Threatening Jesters ( LURVE my friend Will's band)

O! I am alive to-day! What a lovely surprise!

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Issues, Envelopes, & Homophobes by FeatherJunkie reviews
[malemale] Anthony thought having to deal with school and being gay was enough. Then he has to get a homophobe as a pen pal for a school project, and now he's got hate mail, lies, rumors, & a psychiatrist to annoy him as well.
Fiction: Young Adult - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 28 - Words: 19,529 - Reviews: 647 - Favs: 434 - Follows: 69 - Updated: 9/7/2005 - Published: 8/1/2005 - Complete
Blind Innocence by Sarah-Brighteyes reviews
Sort of a story... needs some tweaking I am sure... but read and reveiw... let me know what you think...
Poetry: Religion - Rated: K - English - Poetry/Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 167 - Reviews: 42 - Favs: 2 - Published: 4/22/2005
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cry yourself to sleep then, if you've nothing more to say, and sleep until the fog has rolled away... she knows it's your turn for a tempest. This is how I'd like to be.
Poetry: Love - Rated: K - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 157 - Published: 3/20/2007 - Complete
Your Grandparents at the Beach
The title is mostly unrelated to what's inside except for the whole love thing. It's a little selfcritical but it's okay.
Poetry: Love - Rated: K - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 149 - Published: 3/20/2007 - Complete
Straight down pours the rainLeaking through my roof again
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 108 - Published: 1/1/2007 - Complete
Sister Sacramento
An internal battle I had with that city. "Everything that’s wrong with you is all wrong with me too." Much less edited and stranger than usual.
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 297 - Published: 6/12/2006
Red Asphalt Blues
Written out of boredom in Driver’s Ed. Imagine some old person reclining on his or her porch on a sweaty summer day with a banjo in hand and you’ll just about have the rhythm. It's rather repetetive, but I'm terribly fond of it.
Poetry: School - Rated: T - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 197 - Published: 3/7/2006
San Rafael or The Product
San Rafael is where I live. This is it. (Rating for a "your mom" reference. Not sure if that merits a K+ or not.)
Poetry: Song - Rated: K+ - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 392 - Published: 3/7/2006
The Universe Pops Like a Ziploc Bag reviews
"...and innocents sin, and sinners are forgiven, and everybody's living anyway..." I'm fifteen and it all feels crazy, but I think it's just the age.
Poetry: Life - Rated: T - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 243 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 3/7/2006
The Window reviews
"shut the window, open the door...we will face the world outside the glass." Not sure about this one. It doesn't flow as well as I'd like, but here it is anyway.
Poetry: Love - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 134 - Reviews: 3 - Published: 11/21/2005
Boy reviews
"I know a boy... I love this boy." gag-me-with-a-spoon sweet. sorry, guys, can't help it.
Poetry: Love - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 205 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 11/12/2005
New Moves
"...Newly bought shoes and an artificial flower...Onstage, in a haze of sheet music and too-long hair...“Dance with me?” says he...New moves indeed." Odd tense changes going on in this one. Not sure I like the way it starts very much, either...
Poetry: Love - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 296 - Published: 11/12/2005
Death's Lullaby reviews
"...come now, ye sinners, ye saints and ye babes, Death takes you all, treats you one and the same..." the soft, calm song Death sings. The tune of that... "lavenders blue, dilly dilly, lavenders green." Tad Christmas-carol-y at the end, sorry.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 242 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 11/12/2005
The Nervous Song reviews
A silly little rhyme. Sometimes when one is nervous, a little laughter is the best thing.
Poetry: Song - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 162 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 11/12/2005
A Ten Year Old Triggerman reviews
I was reading in the library one day and saw a digital massacre-commited by a kid.
Fiction: Biography - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 408 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 11/10/2005
Mr Oliver reviews
A poem written about my advisory (advisory is sort of like homeroom, you're supposed to have the same one all four years of high school) teacher, wondering, speculating, about his changing attitude and behavior towards us.
Poetry: School - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 293 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 11/10/2005
The Ballad of Trouser Pilot reviews
"When to preparation you pay no mind, the Trouser Pilot’s close behind... Ever ready to fly your pants." We all owe something to Trouser Pilot.
Poetry: Song - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 241 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 10/20/2005
The Idiot's Lament
Take note of the changes in your life, they tend to gang up on you and surprise you after a while. Sort of a silly song about how things have changed.
Poetry: Song - Rated: K - English - Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 310 - Published: 10/20/2005
Last Dance reviews
Last dance, first kiss.
Poetry: Love - Rated: K - English - Poetry/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 179 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 10/16/2005
Shut Your Piehole
"There are bigger things than this..." friends are great, but man, sometimes you just get mad. [rated for very mild swearing] really just a rant.
Poetry: Friendship - Rated: T - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 467 - Published: 10/16/2005
Ode to a Freshman English Teacher reviews
A rant about a ninth grade English teacher who I can't quite bring myself to hate.
Poetry: School - Rated: K - English - Poetry/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 576 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 10/16/2005
Nick and Jesse and the Old Rose Lady reviews
"Spite-and-Trouble Nick and his ghost of a friend..."This is a soft, sad poem with a tune about three people who I have spoken to only rarely but who have each left an impact on me.
Poetry: Song - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 443 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 8/25/2005
A New Kind of Madness reviews
An older poem remembering an afternoon spent in the company of a massive crush and a best friend.
Poetry: Friendship - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 297 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 8/25/2005
The Adventures of Harriet and Mitt Mitt reviews
My literary debut: A couple of cute talking cats battle the evil that is loud and annoying human technology in this charming little tale. I wrote it in the fourth grade, so it’s not exactly a masterpiece, but I thought it was kind of sweet, so have at it.
Fiction: Kids - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 667 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 8/25/2005
Frederick the Extraordinary reviews
"There is no one to tell... but me."The musings of a legendary man who has spent most of his life lurking unseen in a high school. [one shot]
Fiction: General - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 575 - Reviews: 4 - Published: 8/11/2005