Methuselah Renard
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Joined 10-27-05, id: 499437, Profile Updated: 01-04-12
Author has written 15 stories for Haiku, Fable, Fantasy, General, Biography, Mythology, General, Humor, and Romance.

Please read and review Night Ripples. I do visual art too (see homepage).

The embers dimmed, the shadows gaped wide their maws. The trees whispered amongst themselves. 'twas now the very witching hour, the wee hours of the fairy folk!


Remembrances of September 11th

A chilling thought I had just today was that 75,000 rather than 3,000 could easily have been murdered if the attacks happened later in the day. The attacks instead commenced at 8:46, before the typical 9 to 5 workday.

I have the feeling that 9/11 will go the way of Pearl Harbor and become largely forgotten, at least in the national consciousness. In 2021, a mere ten years from now, it will have faded significantly. I know I will not forget. I cannot. Let us never forget.

The Behemoths' War and its Consequence

I wrote this having no intimate knowledge of any creation myth. Part of my goal was to see how it matches up with other such myths. I was exposed to an ancient Greek creation myth way back in 6th grade and even now remnants of that myth may have found their way into my story, though I undoubtedly forgot virtually everything. The keen reader will also notice biblical allusions. The reason I added that to an utterly false myth is simple: it's hard to separate the Bible from my thinking.

Penelope

I realized some of you may have been wondering what I was thinking when I wrote one particular line in this piece of poetic prose. It goes "Her bosom seemed tender as two fawns." Well, believe it or not, I stole it from a bible verse, two in fact (Song of Solomon 4:5 and Song of Solomon 7:3) More of my biblical allusions at work.

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Letters To Me by GoingNowhere reviews
For everyone who talks to themselves. Letters to myself, past and present. TBC...
Fiction: General - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 2 - Words: 1,112 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Updated: 1/4/2009 - Published: 6/14/2007
Kiss the Stars by xDancingintheRainx reviews
This is my first haiku. I'd really appreciate it if you'd let me know what you think. Reviews are returned.
Poetry: Haiku - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 14 - Reviews: 38 - Favs: 6 - Published: 6/12/2007 - Complete
Prayer of a NonSaint by GoingNowhere reviews
From a child to God. Because we're all children anyway.
Poetry: Religion - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 119 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 1 - Published: 6/7/2007 - Complete
The Theory of Monsters by GoingNowhere reviews
Ever had depression? Ever wondered where it came from?
Fiction: Mythology - Rated: K+ - English - Fantasy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 894 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 1 - Published: 6/7/2007 - Complete
The Diary of a Lost Roanoke by Showers' Inc reviews
When the New World first began, one of the first colonies was Roanoke Island. It failed once, but on the second attempt, all of the settlers disappeared mysteriously. Through the eyes of Clara, see what happened to the lost civilation of Roanoke ... R&R!
Fiction: Historical - Rated: T - English - Adventure - Chapters: 6 - Words: 6,117 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 4/25/2007 - Published: 12/19/2006
The Witch's Broken Heart by Zana reviews
A short story about a broken hearted witch and the never ending rain that her grief causes, told in the classic fairy tale way.
Fiction: Fable - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Fantasy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,311 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 2 - Published: 4/11/2007 - Complete
In the Hall of the Mountain King by Charles Gregory reviews
My interpretation of the musical piece, In the Hall of the Mountain King. Actually a school assignment.
Fiction: Fable - Rated: K+ - English - Fantasy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 680 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 4/2/2007 - Complete
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Remembrances of September 11th
The title says it all.
Fiction: Biography - Rated: K+ - English - Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 949 - Published: 9/12/2011 - Complete
A Sadist's Serenade
The glorious death of a stranger. Old school assignment.
Fiction: Humor - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 149 - Published: 7/20/2011 - Complete
Untitled reviews
This is my first known attempt at poetic prose, written when I was twelve. It's about, who would guess, the night. It's nameless because it was originally written in a diary entry and begins as such.
Fiction: General - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 107 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 12/12/2007 - Complete
The Dragon Tower and Other Dreamy Tales reviews
Here you'll find fantasy without restriction as you delve into the world of my dreams. Each tale is a dream I had once upon a time, remaining true to the plot, perhaps with some of the finer details fine-tuned.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Fantasy/Supernatural - Chapters: 2 - Words: 2,076 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 11/21/2007
Penelope reviews
I wrote this when I was sweet sixteen, dreaming of my dream woman.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Romance/Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 193 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Published: 11/21/2007 - Complete
Big Baby reviews
A city slicker's worst nightmare comes true while babysitting.
Fiction: Humor - Rated: T - English - Humor/Adventure - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,578 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 10/7/2007 - Complete
A Silhouette There reviews
A general collection of what I feel are some of my nicer haikus. I begin with my first ever haiku, written way back in 7th grade, and end hopefully never. I'll be updating periodically as I see fit.
Poetry: Haiku - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 6 - Words: 204 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 1 - Updated: 10/7/2007 - Published: 5/9/2007
Mountain Vista reviews
A night is spent on the mountain with canine friends. Inspired by a recent personal event.
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 88 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 7/28/2007 - Complete
The Behemoths' War and its Consequence reviews
A creation myth. Begins before the beginning, ends with mankind's roots.
Fiction: Mythology - Rated: T - English - Tragedy/Parody - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,065 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 2 - Published: 6/14/2007 - Complete
High Adventure in the South Caribbean reviews
Excerpts from some of my experiences while living in Trinidad.
Fiction: Biography - Rated: K - English - Adventure - Chapters: 1 - Words: 982 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 6/9/2007 - Complete
Night Ripples reviews
This constitutes a couple flash fictions I wrote in 2005. Enjoy.
Fiction: General - Rated: K+ - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 470 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 1 - Published: 6/7/2007 - Complete
The Poor Cordwainer reviews
A shoemaker goes on a quest of survival and shows that survival isn't always of the fittest. An early attempt at a fairy tale rather than a fable.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: K+ - English - Fantasy/Adventure - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,375 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 5/9/2007 - Complete
The Tinder, the Kindling, and the Fuelwood reviews
Three components of a fire partake in an “existential crisis.”
Fiction: Fable - Rated: K - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 678 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 2 - Published: 4/14/2007 - Complete
The Fox and the Raven reviews
Based on a fable a math teacher told me years ago. The fox, as usual, goes about causing trouble.
Fiction: Fable - Rated: K - English - Fantasy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 882 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 1 - Published: 4/9/2007 - Complete
Two Sides to Night reviews
The dual aspects of night are explored: sorrow and tranquility.
Poetry: Haiku - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 18 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 1 - Published: 10/30/2005 - Complete