Vena Grey
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Joined 03-13-06, id: 516694, Profile Updated: 02-26-15
Author has written 1 story for Romance.

I'm Vena. I'm a (recently) married, twenty-something, very old-souled editor, academic, and occasional writer of fiction, both the fan and original varieties. My primary online haunt is a little corner of the Internet located here. However, I have recently been persuaded to join the world of the living on Tumblr - a page which, you will notice, looks almost exactly like my Ello, right down to its sparseness. I'm bad at social media, but I'll get it running. Hopefully.

I also beta. If you'd like me to have a look over your work, see my beta profile for specs on what I take, but definitely don't be afraid to drop me a line. I actually really enjoy betaing - it's like work, but more fun.

fiction facts:

I wrote my first novel when I was twelve. Since then, I've written several others as well as a play, very few of which I wish to be associated with anymore. My greatest inspirations are, in order, Jorge Luis Borges, Milan Kundera, Michael Ondaatje, Audrey Niffenegger, Ian McEwan; I also majored in Spanish Literature, the traditions of which left a substantial mark on my work.

Until 2010, I wrote YA fiction, short stories, and also fanfiction prolifically. University absolutely decimated my fictionwriting and I'm only just beginning to recover the craft. Because of that, I'm not sure what all I'll be posting here, but I have a few ideas I'm tossing around and a myriad of things I'm both writing and revising, slowly. Nothing gets posted until the first draft is complete.

updates: february twenty-six, two thousand fifteen

I posted a story. Huzzah. Prosetry, of sorts, vignettish, photographic. I wrote it quickly and it's very raw. I've barely edited it except for typos. All of that is stylistic; it's supposed to be raw. Just go with it.

I've thrown my line out on The Review Game, The Roadhouse, and Labyrinth. My muse started to return when I posted Pervigilo. It's making me want to go dust off one of my old novels.

Look for more short stories in the near future.

old updates:

From 2007-2010, I had a supernatural YA story posted here called Wynndfire. That story has been taken down because I can barely stand to look at it, but I figured it was worth mentioning that this profile hasn't always been as derelict as it is now. :)

Skulls in the Closet by RentBoheme reviews
Winner of the first ever SKoW prompt contest! It's New Year's Eve, and Ralph has made a resolution: he's going to stop digging up skulls from graves. Will he be able to do this? Written by Morine and RentBoheme
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,385 - Reviews: 20 - Favs: 24 - Follows: 5 - Published: 1/22/2010 - Complete
Pervigilo reviews
He was never allowed in her life, but he never stopped loving her, if only from afar.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: K+ - English - Family/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,004 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 2/26/2015 - Complete