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Joined 03-30-06, id: 518845, Profile Updated: 09-14-09
Author has written 57 stories for Young Adult, Nature, Politics, Life, Horror, Sci-Fi, Love, Essay, General, General, Song, School, Romance, Friendship, Humor, Religion, Family, and Fantasy.

Xerophyte, n.
(1).
A plant that thrives in hostile conditions. Somewhat obviously, I am not a plant.
(2). The FictionPress account of a tea-obsessed musician/poet/essayist/writer and her psychotic dogs.


About Me: I write because I can't get away with being this honest in real life. I write for me, but I hope you enjoy it. I am a musician, and music is love in search of a word. I am terrible at making personal decisions. I am a bunch of compliments that I cannot accept. I am trying to figure out what it all means. I am not an optimist or a pessimist. I hope. I am eighteen and have no marketable skills. I am terrible at writing profile information that doesn't make me sound like the person I was. I am a very smug Mac user. I do not like One-Way signs; there is never only one way. I am, despite the odds, happy.


News:

For once, there's actually legitimate news. I was PM'd sometime around...well, last month (wow, I'm bad with this whole "updating" thing), and apparently I won some sort of contest. I did not enter my writing into said contest, but apparently the Some Kind of Wonderful awards picked Continuum as the winner in the judges' pick category for poems. Quite frankly, I'm pleased with myself. Not only do I have actual news to post on my page, but somebody likes my writing. WooHoo! So thanks, Some Kind of Wonderful! Glad you liked it.

Life update: I now live in upstate New York where I work my ass of as a music performance major by day and mother figure/writer/intellectual by night. I wish I could accurately use the "I wear too many hats" metaphor, but I haven't worn my fedora at all.

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When Worlds Collide, They Do Not Shatter by tuieri reviews
It's amazing what one line can do... 27 one sentence oneshots and the stories that go with them.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Fantasy - Chapters: 6 - Words: 3,398 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 8/15/2013 - Published: 1/28/2007
Tangerine by steffxnie reviews
It shall taste bittersweet.
Poetry: General - Rated: K+ - English - Poetry/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 138 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 6 - Published: 12/20/2009 - Complete
Floodwater's Coming Wake by Samana reviews
What is there to claim?
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 82 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 2 - Published: 5/18/2009
Benevolence by Samana reviews
A carved prayer.
Poetry: Love - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 271 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 2/10/2009 - Complete
what's inside? by kelsi bones reviews
i can't always see inside your soul, but what's inside your bag?
Poetry: Life - Rated: M - English - Angst - Chapters: 5 - Words: 467 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 1/21/2009 - Published: 1/20/2009
Colors by Samana reviews
the coming dawn rubs against the grain...
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 285 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Published: 9/9/2008 - Complete
A Scrapbook of Autumn by Solemn Coyote reviews
30% poetry by volume. Natural and artificial flavors. Sodium benzoate added to preserve freshness.
Poetry: General - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 42 - Words: 9,422 - Reviews: 109 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 3/27/2008 - Published: 5/17/2006 - Complete
Dark As The Soul by Lyssa Wolf reviews
Asya's life seems normal, but when odd things begin to happen, her life is turned to a question of not who she is, but what she is. secrets are soon to be told, only one problem a young man and a clan of vampires stand in the way.
Fiction: Horror - Rated: M - English - Horror/Mystery - Chapters: 1 - Words: 61 - Reviews: 16 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 8/8/2007 - Published: 7/8/2006
Kaleidoscope Eyes by Calliope Rae Marksbury reviews
She looks at him, as part of her dies...
Poetry: Love - Rated: K - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 34 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Published: 1/25/2007 - Complete
DeathlyTabloidsOfOurSoProfoundAmericanCulture by Perfect Bliss reviews
Suicide. Depression. Anorexia. Plastic Surgeries. Divorce. War. Lack of culture & words. AIDS. Ridiculous Pop Divas & Sorry ass Hip Hop Icons. Pathetic Madonnas puking in gas stations. Makes me wonder what's wrong with this world.
Fiction: Essay - Rated: M - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,475 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 14 - Published: 1/1/2007 - Complete
soliloquy by having reached closure reviews
on stage with nothing to say
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 210 - Reviews: 16 - Favs: 9 - Published: 9/1/2006
Suddenly Rapturous by eldrin reviews
Encompassing love and further experimentation of style. [i turned from rockcut art to flesh]
Poetry: Love - Rated: T - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 199 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 3 - Published: 8/1/2006
Wash Away by Samana reviews
A poem about my life's struggles
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 120 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Published: 6/27/2006
shall we dance? by chad hershel reviews
last wish. last dance. last love.
Poetry: Love - Rated: K - English - Poetry/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 376 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 2 - Published: 5/20/2006
The Necklace by simply meg reviews
My scariest and creepiest poem yet... beware!
Poetry: General - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 161 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 1 - Published: 5/5/2006
Vox by AntiPleasure reviews
I just wrote this right after I had a beautiful chat with my Kerri..you know how a vox is a vibration of sound?A beautiful sound?That's what Kerri's voice is like to me *tingles*
Poetry: Love - Rated: K+ - English - Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 244 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 2 - Published: 11/1/2003
Gay Is Okay! by Namir Swiftpaw reviews
An essay I wrote about why I believe homosexuals should be allowed to get married. DO NOT FLAME ME FOR MY OPINIONS. If you disagree, feel free to do so in a civil manner.
Fiction: Essay - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 889 - Reviews: 290 - Favs: 71 - Follows: 3 - Published: 3/14/2003
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4:02
Stars seem to be getting a lot of wishes these days.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Supernatural/Suspense - Chapters: 1 - Words: 110 - Favs: 1 - Published: 3/22/2010
Reflection reviews
Screaming at mirrors.
Poetry: Friendship - Rated: K - English - Suspense/Western - Chapters: 1 - Words: 134 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 2/9/2010 - Complete
The Escape Artist reviews
They called it impossibility years ago.
Poetry: Fantasy - Rated: K - English - Suspense/Adventure - Chapters: 1 - Words: 120 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 1/24/2010
Cyclical reviews
Time never stands still long enough for accuracy's sake.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Spiritual/Mystery - Chapters: 1 - Words: 253 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 1/24/2010
Tangled reviews
Twisted in a blue-eyed-sort-of-way.
Poetry: Fantasy - Rated: K - English - Poetry/Supernatural - Chapters: 1 - Words: 137 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 1/14/2010
Daze reviews
I hope your skies are painted orange.
Poetry: School - Rated: K - English - Parody/Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 204 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 2 - Published: 12/24/2009
Sleep reviews
Strange-kind-of-love.
Poetry: Love - Rated: K - English - Spiritual/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 138 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 10/29/2009
Context reviews
I could write nine symphonies on one deaf ear.
Poetry: Life - Rated: T - English - Mystery/Fantasy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 150 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 10/28/2009
Home reviews
Home is a feeling I buried in you. An entranced prayer.
Poetry: Family - Rated: K - English - Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 99 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 10/22/2009
The New Year reviews
I believe in new leaves from withered trees on Rosh Hashanah it is written; on Yom Kippur it is sealed .
Poetry: Religion - Rated: K - English - Supernatural - Chapters: 1 - Words: 190 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 9/28/2009 - Complete
Sundays reviews
The clocks tick backwards here.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Drama/Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 140 - Reviews: 3 - Published: 6/11/2009
The People Who Stay reviews
There are those that leave and those that never leave you. A multi-sectioned work.
Poetry: Friendship - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Mystery - Chapters: 2 - Words: 310 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 6/7/2009 - Published: 3/22/2009
Double Espresso
You could say we’re a modern-day Romeo and Juliet. Well, there would be some exceptions. Romeo never got his head stuck in a drive-through window, and Juliet definitely didn’t deliver her balcony speech in a nauseatingly sappy way at a poetry reading.
Fiction: Humor - Rated: T - English - Romance/Parody - Chapters: 2 - Words: 1,753 - Updated: 6/5/2009 - Published: 6/4/2009
Retrospect reviews
It's a night of false jewels, of preparation and perception.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Drama/Adventure - Chapters: 1 - Words: 96 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 6/4/2009
And So She Falls reviews
Inspired by A Softer World's "I'd rather die terrified than live forever."
Poetry: Love - Rated: K - English - Romance/Adventure - Chapters: 1 - Words: 94 - Reviews: 3 - Published: 5/18/2009
Clocks reviews
Experiment in Style: Villanelle and Sonnet.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Suspense/Mystery - Chapters: 2 - Words: 261 - Reviews: 2 - Updated: 3/22/2009 - Published: 3/19/2009
The Day the Language Died reviews
A dystopian short story a la Fahrenheit 451. When letters replace syllables and syllables replace words, where has all the language gone?
Fiction: Sci-Fi - Rated: T - English - Horror - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,156 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 4 - Published: 1/23/2009
Let It Fall reviews
You used to sing until you lost your voice.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 259 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 1/23/2009
More Than Words reviews
I was there the day passion died, but you are more than words.
Poetry: Song - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 222 - Reviews: 4 - Published: 1/6/2009
Certainty reviews
Matter is nothing but scientific measurement, hard proof, certain things. Funny that that’s how we define what “matters.”
Fiction: Romance - Rated: K - English - Mystery/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 583 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 12/21/2008
Continuum reviews
Spontaneously generated fission.
Poetry: Love - Rated: T - English - Romance/Supernatural - Chapters: 1 - Words: 137 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 1 - Published: 12/16/2008
Chasing Shadows reviews
What's the reason in reason?
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Supernatural/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 138 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 12/16/2008
Are You Nervous? reviews
We were pushing our luck and pushing our boundaries, with a million chances to turn back. A million chances we wouldn't take.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Suspense - Chapters: 1 - Words: 809 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Published: 11/27/2008
Black Coffee reviews
You say I'm acerbic...
Poetry: School - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 56 - Reviews: 2 - Follows: 1 - Published: 11/15/2008
The Dawning of a Soul reviews
On Music. The title is the title of a Wind Ensemble piece. From that moment on, we were musicians.
Fiction: Essay - Rated: K - English - Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 722 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 9/14/2008
For Once reviews
The unknowingly sexy, nerdy, unconfident English 101 professor meets the confident, unknowingly nerdy and sappy Andi at a party. For once, they both go a little outside their usual confines.
Fiction: General - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,596 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 9/13/2008 - Complete
Something Real reviews
You'll say it once but never twice.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Romance/Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 60 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 9/10/2008 - Complete
Optimist reviews
Because you cut out headlines so they read your way.
Poetry: Song - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 240 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Published: 6/18/2008
Emerald Eyes reviews
I'm setting myself up for disaster and loving every minute of it. I think we call this infatuation...
Poetry: Love - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 228 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 1 - Published: 10/24/2007
Scrabble reviews
You're strategic I'm not. Are we playing Scrabble or are we playing Love?
Fiction: General - Rated: K - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 622 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 1 - Published: 10/14/2007 - Complete
Marco Polo reviews
I know where you are, but I can't find you. That was the day when I figured it all out.
Fiction: General - Rated: K - English - Romance/Parody - Chapters: 1 - Words: 648 - Reviews: 5 - Published: 9/27/2007
The New World reviews
[college essay] Based off Dvorak's New World Symphony.
Fiction: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 352 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 9/26/2007 - Complete
Anniversary Adversary reviews
Not your typical Love Poem. i.e: not nausiatingly sappy, more in a prose format but doesn't really fit in under the Fiction category. I hate anniverseries. I love you.
Poetry: Love - Rated: K - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 148 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 3 - Published: 9/23/2007 - Complete
Sixteen reviews
...I brushed the last crispy leaf off my heart... [Personal Narrative]
Fiction: Essay - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 760 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 1 - Published: 3/9/2007 - Complete
Pressure reviews
Cliques conjealed like the JellO in our lunchboxes. [personal narrative]
Fiction: Essay - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,295 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 3 - Published: 2/21/2007
Three Words reviews
[being in love is all too easy, but loving someone is not]
Poetry: Love - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 88 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 2/12/2007 - Complete
Love Poems reviews
[we wrote love poems on the palms of our hands & shook] Edit added second chapter.
Poetry: Love - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 2 - Words: 444 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 2/12/2007 - Published: 1/15/2007 - Complete
Hero reviews
Sometimes silence speaks the loudest.
Fiction: Essay - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 451 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Published: 1/11/2007 - Complete
Shades of Grey reviews
you can see the world all the more clearly in shades of grey. [dancing in the rain]
Poetry: Nature - Rated: K - English - Drama/Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 186 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 12/19/2006 - Complete
Breath reviews
augmented melodies had always been music to my ears. why, you ask? because they resolve.
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 149 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 12/15/2006
BlackHeart reviews
[REVISIONS: Through Chapter 2] Eryn, captured by a mysterious stranger, has been tossed into the web of secrets, lies, love, & power that is the world of vampires. What's a girl to do when love runs deep and lies run deeper?
Fiction: Horror - Rated: T - English - Romance/Adventure - Chapters: 15 - Words: 17,586 - Reviews: 64 - Favs: 14 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 12/14/2006 - Published: 7/10/2006
simplicity reviews
I had once upon a time in my eyes and you had the end...
Poetry: Love - Rated: T - English - Tragedy/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 182 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 12/3/2006 - Complete
I Questioned Questioning Homosexuality reviews
Billboards glorify this gay therapy, supposedly giving hope that change is possible. I beg to differ. Attempts at change are different for every person, and there is much evidence to show that change is harmful. Flamers will be beaten with cooked macaroni
Fiction: Essay - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 2 - Words: 1,069 - Reviews: 11 - Published: 11/27/2006 - Complete
Gone reviews
...the youth of us is dying, dying to be gone...
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Angst/Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 145 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 11/14/2006
To Correct and to Serve: On the Art of Reviews reviews
A humerous guide to reviewing and being reviewed.
Fiction: Essay - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,227 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 1 - Published: 11/7/2006 - Complete
Traffic Lights reviews
time is eternal but nothing is forever.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Tragedy/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 102 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 2 - Published: 10/24/2006
Intoxication reviews
there's panic hiding in the rosebushes...
Poetry: Life - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 137 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 1 - Published: 10/7/2006
crushed reviews
...please don't tell me it was just a crush...Rated to be safe. Reviews: you know the drill. YouMe
Poetry: Love - Rated: T - English - Tragedy/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 56 - Reviews: 3 - Published: 8/30/2006
Getaway reviews
...the right lane merges just south of happy ending...
Poetry: Love - Rated: T - English - Drama/Suspense - Chapters: 1 - Words: 65 - Reviews: 3 - Published: 8/17/2006
Catalyst reviews
...you never expected to be a domino in our chain reaction...
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 60 - Reviews: 3 - Published: 8/14/2006
Homogenize reviews
We're writing our names in the sand, knowing only that it will wash away...
Poetry: Politics - Rated: K - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 116 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 7/28/2006
The Perfect Society reviews
This is what it takes to make the perfect society, they thought. One Shot as of now...could possibly be continued if I feel like it. Reviews: you know the drill...
Fiction: Sci-Fi - Rated: T - English - Suspense/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 423 - Reviews: 7 - Published: 7/26/2006
Silent Storm reviews
Jenna, after coming out to her parents, has been sent to a Catholic school. One Shot, you review me, I rev-you know the drill...
Fiction: Young Adult - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 620 - Reviews: 7 - Published: 6/29/2006
Memory reviews
Ripped jeans and paint-the picture fades and time slips away...
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 88 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 6/22/2006
A World Apart reviews
You had always found freedom through conformity.
Poetry: Politics - Rated: T - English - Poetry/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 135 - Reviews: 3 - Published: 6/22/2006
Storm Symphony reviews
The storm is a symphony. Comments and criticism welcomed;you review me, I review you!
Poetry: Nature - Rated: K - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 125 - Reviews: 6 - Published: 6/14/2006
Finding 'Normal' reviews
When high school meets weight/height issues...One shot, you review me and I'll review you
Fiction: Young Adult - Rated: K+ - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 508 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 1 - Published: 6/1/2006