Skyward Ending
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Joined 12-22-05, id: 506338, Profile Updated: 07-24-16
Author has written 20 stories for Life, Fantasy, Love, Romance, and General.

Hello.

I'm not sure how to write a happy story, because True Art is Angsty and I haven't emerged from that phase yet. (Does anyone? Aside from anything with romance?)


My writing

Note: the older pieces are rather shoddy. I'm keeping them up here to see how I've grown, because if I had some of those pieces in my writing folder I'd probably delete them; I'm particular about having as few files as possible on my computer, particularly poetry. I think that I've matured a bit as a writer and a person and request that you don't judge me too much for my old writing.

Linger Here, Knots and Nooses, Nevermore, Somewhere, Candy and Stand-up, Prairie, Touching Glass, Never Made a Man Wise, and Africa are poetry. The first four are standalone multi-chaps because I don't like having my story list dominated by a million single-poem entries (and considering Somewhere has over fifty-six poems, thank god); I'd rather have them in neat little piles. They're mostly in chronological order and generally, the newer the better. Candy and Stand-up is a not-quite-standalone collection.

Wolfskin and The Namethief are NaNoWriMo novels. Wolfskin is more "poetic" than the latter. The Namethief is a shameless fantasy action story meant to fill out a plot bunny that had been fidgeting in my head to be written since I was in middle school. They are meant to be read all in one go, as they were not written in chapter form, so please don't criticize me for bad chapter breaks. They are NaNo novels first and FictionPress stories second. While both broke the 50,000-word requirement, they are incomplete. I'll get around to finishing them eventually. Ah, procrastination.

Seattle Dreams is an experiment in story chronology/format and an exercise in characterization and the voices thereof. It sort of started out as a Camp NaNo novel, but continued to evolve and demand countless additions, omissions, and edits in a way that made it impossible for me to hit fifty grand. Though technically finished, I still feel compelled to keep writing more of it, so we'll see where it goes.


Reality

I'm a music major (cardboard box, here I come) but have always loved writing. There—now I have an excuse for mediocre pieces. (I'm just kidding, by the way, in case you thought I was even vaguely serious. Burn away my crimes with your criticisms.)

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Nochnayia Lubov by sophiesix reviews
Night Love. Russia, 1939. The Tsar rules with an iron fist, and a secret that could kill him with a touch. Will former communist agent Nora fall for the lure of the decadent and betray an innocent boy?
Fiction: Romance - Rated: M - English - Hurt/Comfort/Drama - Chapters: 60 - Words: 106,724 - Reviews: 443 - Favs: 67 - Follows: 72 - Updated: 4/16/2013 - Published: 2/14/2010
We Were Birds by emilydowns reviews
This is not just an ordinary day, because this is the day that Fern Whitelaw dies. And this is the day that Quinn Sutherland starts running. This is the day where their story begins.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 26 - Words: 60,228 - Reviews: 72 - Favs: 62 - Follows: 13 - Updated: 9/16/2009 - Published: 3/25/2009 - Complete
Window by kaylajac
But right now he’s walking down a sidewalk at two in the morning, in the company of drunks and off-duty call girls, wondering if he could compare the sudden crash of Elaine’s laugh to the sound of traffic and get away with it.
Fiction: General - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,155 - Favs: 2 - Published: 8/24/2009 - Complete
Chalk by kaylajac reviews
He first sees her from a second-floor window, when she's just a smudge of white against the asphalt. Chalk, he thinks. She doesn't look any more permanent than that.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Romance/Mystery - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,370 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 17 - Published: 7/1/2009 - Complete
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Candy and Stand-up reviews
To the summer one I let go.
Poetry: Love - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 16 - Words: 774 - Reviews: 2 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 12/31/2016 - Published: 7/24/2016
Nevermore reviews
A collection of poetry with no titles. Some have coarse language, some don't. Written over the course of several years and still coming. R/R.
Poetry: Life - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 24 - Words: 2,023 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 12/29/2016 - Published: 12/9/2009
Knots and Nooses reviews
A collection of poetry with titles.
Poetry: Life - Rated: T - English - Poetry - Chapters: 34 - Words: 2,514 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 12/29/2016 - Published: 9/22/2010
Linger Here reviews
Love poems, addressed to various people.
Poetry: Love - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 18 - Words: 2,622 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 11/24/2016 - Published: 6/7/2010
Musica
Compiled song lyrics. Some are drawn from preexisting poetry. Does not include Candy and Stand-up.
Poetry: Life - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 7 - Words: 1,097 - Updated: 9/5/2016 - Published: 7/27/2016
Africa
For the innocents slain at the hands of those who were meant to protect us. From one minority to another.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Tragedy/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 112 - Published: 7/24/2016
Mauerspechte reviews
"Take me to Berlin," she said. But solace notwithstanding, she'd like to bury 1989, Germany, and the world it came in. Written for the January 2013 WCC.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,016 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 1 - Published: 1/2/2013
Trainwreck reviews
Trainwrecks describe me better than the drugs that are supposed to keep me sane. Stream-of-consciousness.
Fiction: General - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 518 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 12/31/2012 - Complete
Seattle Dreams reviews
Nostalgia has a way with killing people like her. The problem is that she lets it anyway, because even though she'd never admit it to your face, she's the biggest dreamer she knows. Adelaide is a girl who knows she should let go of the past she loves to live in. Started out as a NaNoCamp novel that ended a bit early. Cover painting by Brad Sevener.
Fiction: General - Rated: M - English - Hurt/Comfort/Romance - Chapters: 15 - Words: 11,662 - Reviews: 13 - Updated: 12/31/2012 - Published: 8/15/2012
Anything but Dull Aches reviews
She doesn't care that her hair is caked across her pillow, or that she set her alarm for 3 in the afternoon and right now she's only half an hour early. Not quite a short story.
Fiction: General - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 684 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 12/29/2012 - Complete
The Namethief reviews
He was born without a name and died with a thousand. He is the man who stole the Devil's name. My 2010 NaNoNovel, now being rewritten! Cover photo by Nicole Jordan.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Adventure - Chapters: 5 - Words: 12,406 - Reviews: 24 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 4 - Updated: 12/28/2012 - Published: 11/7/2010
Somewhere reviews
My goal: one poem per day, with a prompt from a person who does not know what I am doing, for a year. UPDATE: having accidentally deleted a bunch of them on accident, I've ended this prematurely.
Poetry: Life - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 56 - Words: 4,822 - Reviews: 2 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 12/27/2012 - Published: 9/25/2012 - Complete
Window reviews
4:49 AM is blazed in glowing digital red across your memory, and sometimes when you close your eyes you can see it and bring back those emotions. Featured in Project Fiction.
Fiction: General - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,166 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 2 - Published: 4/15/2012 - Complete
Prairie reviews
The shore stays behind....r/r
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 64 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 1 - Updated: 4/7/2011 - Published: 4/10/2009 - Complete
Never Made a Man Wise reviews
If you want change you gotta make change, kid. Written for the February 2011 WCC.
Poetry: Life - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 294 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 1 - Published: 2/6/2011 - Complete
Sin reviews
The devil's jester is the whore. Written for and winner of the December 2010 WCC.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Horror - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,526 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 4 - Published: 12/2/2010 - Complete
Brother Bacchus reviews
They must be related, the way she drinks. She loved her brother more than anything else in the world, after all. Written for the November 2010 WCC.
Fiction: General - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 969 - Reviews: 11 - Published: 11/3/2010 - Complete
Moments in Freefall reviews
It is everything that comes before the water engulfs them, the image of embracing below the surface. Written for the October 2010 WCC.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: K+ - English - Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,484 - Reviews: 4 - Published: 10/7/2010 - Complete
Wolfskin reviews
The wolf found a girl in the Forest wandering in red. Stepmother, stepfather. A prince and Grandmamma's house. True love and travesties. Fractured fairytale; a NaNoNovel. R/R.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Romance/Adventure - Chapters: 33 - Words: 40,892 - Reviews: 37 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 8 - Updated: 9/16/2010 - Published: 12/8/2009
Touching Glass reviews
Inspired by Arvo Part's Spiegel im Spiegel and Ravel's string quartet, 1st mvt.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 72 - Reviews: 3 - Published: 12/9/2009 - Complete
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