Author has written 5 stories for Young Adult, Fantasy, and Romance.
Current favorite song:
These thousand hills roll ever on/ Footprints of a mighty God/ They bring me to my knees in praise/ Amazing love, amazing grace/ Was on a hill my savior died/ A broken heart, a bleeding side/ When heaven's hills at last I roam/ Forever settled in my home/ I'll join the saints around Your throne/ Your kingdom, Lord, rolls ever on/ These thousand hills roll ever on/ Ripples of a coming storm/ The Morning Star precedes the dawn/ These thousand hills roll ever on. ~Third Day, Thousand Hills
For those who have an account here, have you ever tried to search yourself? I did, and I was number 418 of who-cares-to-know-the-number. Then I went back and did a search without the space in my name, and I was the only one to pop up. So, if you're ever interested in searching me, don't type the space in. Maybe I'll change my penname to that just to make things easier on people.
Okay, I'm conducting a poll/search/questions asked session/etc, and I want some questions answered. If you wouldn't mind answering these questions, just email me at shadowyelloweyes@ (I don't know why it refuses to link now...)
Question: Does anyone know the American Midwestern Chicago dialect of English well? It doesn't matter how you know it, if you live there or just know people who do, because I don't, and I have a character from there, and I need some people to correct dialogue. (And no, Ebonics does not count as what I'm looking for.) I just want some middle class, city-smart, white (sorry, but the characters are white...) dialogue interchanges. Anyone willing to help would be given hugs and kisses, if I could reach...
If neither of these questions relate to you, don't worry about it. I was just curious. Thanks for helping if you do! And thanks for at least looking at it if you can't.
Any questions? Ask me anything. Vent on me, too. I listen and I like to try to help people out. Anyway, my e-mail is getting lonely. I like to talk. ^_^ shadowyelloweyes@
Quotes that could say a bit about my personality and my credo for living. Note the word "could". Especially on quote two and four.
"Live each day like it is your last, but do not live as if there is no tomorrow." ~Shadow YellowEyes (In other words, myself)
"Curiosity may have killed the cat, but at least the cat knew." ~Shadow YellowEyes (Yes, me again.)
"Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none." ~Good old Will Shakespeare.. Can't find the play it was in, though. Grumble... I think it was in All's Well That Ends Well.
"I am an incurably happy person, but you a doing a good job of relieving the symptoms." (One of my angsty days... Me, again.)
There are a lot more (eighty-seven total) on my screensaver, but seriously, do you really want to read all of that?
Random Things that I Consider (and actually enjoy thinking about...): A Peek into the Craziness that is Shadow's Head.
1. The physics of time travel, especially how it relates to Phil of the Future. Phil is just acting out (when in the present, but his past...) something that has already happened. It's the present for them, but they're acting out something that has already happened before they were born...
2. Who you're sitting next to could be. The next Bill Gates? Mostly, just who are the people you sit next to on the bus? What's their story?
3. Where my house will be in fifty years. Will a cemetery have grown up around it, would it have been bulldozed for a parking lot, what?
4. How many novels are being created and acted out around you as you walk down the street.
5. The kind of difference you could make in those novels by doing small deeds. Would you be a minor character or the pivoting point? Would your character be a drop of rain in the sea, or the smile that prevented a suicide?
6. Does fear of the unknown increase when it is hidden in the normal and mundane? Like, if you didn't know who was a rapist or a possible attacker, or if the gunman at your school sat by you in Chemistry, would that make it more scary? I mean, most people get out of the unknown by hiding in the mundane and normal, so would that make it more scary if the safe places were taken away, and without warning?
Yeah, I think too much. But someday, I hope to have those answered. Maybe they'd make good story hooks. Especially 6. We'll see.
"Desert Wind": Story story, background for Trusting Shadows. The Desert Lord lost in the harshest deserts in the world, but he has a small Wetlander he has to deal with, one that's about to die. Meh, the first summary was better.
"Lonely": Based on real-life occurrences, a young girl goes to college and has a hard time fitting in. Then she meets the perfect guy. There's just one problem. (Short story)
"You Think I'm Beautiful": A love letter written to my lover. Now turned into an on-going story/diary. Updates sporadic, as things happen.
"Fire Melted Gold": a companion story to another novel-length story that I plan to post sometime. The romance between the parents of that novel's main character.
My pride and joy: Trusting Shadows
For a moment, the Pirate King could only stare as they beat the child. "It's terrible, Anga, but that's how they deal with Shadows," the woman murmured in his ear, rubbing his shoulder comfortingly. "Come away, it will be over soon."
"Just leave him, to die?" Anga hissed darkly, staring at the silently crying boy. The woman backed away, her hand falling to her sword. "He's only a child!" Salazu placed a hand on her shoulder, pulling her farther away.
"If you jump in now, you'll be forced to draw; you'll be discovered. One who knows our swordplay will be obvious to even these...ignorant people."
"So be it," Anga hissed, pushing through the circle, his hand going to the sword clasped tightly on his belt. "I cannot sit by and watch a child be beaten to death because of something he cannot help!"
Enjoy it. I've spent several years on Trusting Shadows, and I have great hopes for it. Having said that, tear it apart. Be cruel. I will appreciate it a lot.
Who knows what will come out next: ZeeRu, The Basement, maybe Half... One of them, some time. Not really soon, though, as they all need to be finished... Maybe Misplaced Trust if I feel like it (though it is not that incredible), and Crying Sky if I ever finish the rewrite... We'll see. ^_^ Maybe some of my short fantasy/real-life stories, or even my blank free verse poetry. Something like that. (Are you drooling yet? ^_^ Just kidding. Not like there's anything to see here. Except for the stories. By the way, why are you still reading this and not my stories? I'm just hiding in the shadows. You need to focus on the art, not the artist. ^_^)