Bitter Irony
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Joined 04-07-06, id: 519829, Profile Updated: 05-13-10
Author has written 25 stories for Love, Life, Song, Sci-Fi, Fantasy, General, Nature, Supernatural, Haiku, Mythology, and Horror.

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May 9, 2010

My home page contains links to my published works and to my two magazines, Mirror Dance (fantasy) and Lacuna (historical fiction).

This account has been inactive for quite a while, as I've begun to submit my short fiction to magazines and anthologies (and, you know, actually get paid for it).

I offer my profound apologies to anyone who was following Decimal--hopefully, you've found something else to read in the last two years. If not, I suggest checking out the links on my home page. Really, I've become a much better writer since 2008.

As always, I welcome any questions, comments, or requests for help via private message or e-mail.

~Megan (Bitter Irony)


April 7, 2006

Dear Friend,

The fact that you have found your way to my profile leads me to assume that you've found me interesting, and for that I am flattered. If you do not, in fact, find me interesting, then this page will undoubtedly bore you even more and I suggest you find something better to do (check out my favorite authors, perhaps?).

As it is humanly impossible to describe an entire person (in this case, myself) on a single page of cyber-paper, I will only give a brief description of those points that will probably interest you.

I started writing about three years ago, and am very pleased to say that I've improved drastically from page one--and am getting better with every word. I should be fabulous by the end of this profile, eh?

In addition to my novel writing (not uploaded here, as all are works in progress and subject to vast reconstructions of plot and setting), I have also worked on a few short stories and literally hundreds of poems. But fear not, dear friend--not even one tenth of those poems will be judged suitable for your impressionable mind.

The only thing I love even half as much as writing is reading other people's work, and critiquing it. Hopefully my reviews come across as thoughtful and helpful, but if not...well, my apologies, your story probably put me out of my element (in a good way--I never review poorly written stories). If you have any stories that are not complete enough to upload onto this site, but still need an outside opinion, I would be happy to check them out--just send me an e-mail. I love epic fantasy, but science fiction (or, as it is known in the business, sf), horror, and some of the lesser explored areas of the fantasy genre also appeal to me.

I suppose that will have to do for now. If you ever need advice, a shoulder to cry on, or just someone to listen to you, the door to my in-box (and thus, my heart) is always open.

Yours,

Bitter Irony

Other stories/poems of mine in the Prismatic View (see my favorite authors list):

http://www.fictionpress.com/s/2253750/3/ My poem, "Mirror Mirror"

http://www.fictionpress.com/s/2260052/5/ My short story, "La Plume"

http://www.fictionpress.com/s/2268590/5/ My poem, "Andromache"

http://www.fictionpress.com/s/2279619/1/ My short story, "A Choice of Treason"

http://www.fictionpress.com/s/2315405/3/ My poem, "Until Death"

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The Gothic Flapjack by La Ritournelle reviews
Asked to write a short gothic piece for english, this is what I present: A tale of desire, obsession and submission. Not all gothic is shock and horror. Contains elements of parody.
Fiction: Horror - Rated: K - English - Humor/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 250 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 4 - Published: 9/8/2006
Losing Streak by iluvmyaznman reviews
Their life as newlyweds has been so perfect, so it doesn't seem fair when Sydney Tompson is diagnosed with cancer. This is a story of a newlywed couple and their battle to fight for her life. Summary Sucks, I'm sorry. Please PLEASE R/R!
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Tragedy - Chapters: 4 - Words: 14,096 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 1 - Updated: 7/27/2006 - Published: 7/25/2006
Memories by Michael l'oeil fol reviews
the nature of the mind
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 169 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 3 - Published: 4/20/2006
Sweet Morpheus by Luthiena o Lorien reviews
Oh, Sweet Lord Morpheus, free me from my eternal pain, and bless me with never ending sleep.
Poetry: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Angst/Fantasy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 45 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 2/10/2006
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The House of Daria Vane reviews
When a 'For Sale' sign goes up in the yard across the street, one girl is caught up in a mess of grisly murders, strange creatures, and eternal youth. And everything centers on one woman and her house...
Fiction: Supernatural - Rated: T - English - Horror/Suspense - Chapters: 14 - Words: 25,620 - Reviews: 103 - Favs: 57 - Follows: 5 - Updated: 5/13/2010 - Published: 8/18/2006 - Complete
Decimal reviews
When a woman's husband goes missing, she is chosen to help test the Decimal, a machine that only allows her to move forward in timebut never backward. She must now go after her husband and find a way back home, and the clock is ticking..
Fiction: Sci-Fi - Rated: K - English - Adventure/Suspense - Chapters: 13 - Words: 31,924 - Reviews: 51 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 6 - Updated: 1/12/2008 - Published: 8/14/2006
Fleur de Sang reviews
At the request of a panicked local man's niece, a Mackinac Island botanist is asked to investigate what sounds to him like a typical weed investation. But the Bloodflower didn't get its name for nothing...
Fiction: Horror - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Tragedy - Chapters: 6 - Words: 7,903 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 12/27/2007 - Published: 7/10/2007
Nemesis reviews
When two young Englishmen traveling in France discover an unnamed Chateau hidden in the Somme Valley, they find themselves trapped in the shadow of something that should have vanished centuries ago. Inspired by M.R. James's Count Magnus.
Fiction: Supernatural - Rated: K+ - English - Horror/Suspense - Chapters: 4 - Words: 7,745 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 7/11/2007 - Published: 7/7/2007 - Complete
The Fall of Myrtos reviews
In choosing to break with tradition, the Marmaras family brings the wrath of the Goddess Tethys down on their city. A retelling of the stories of Andromeda and Atlantis. Constructive criticism greatly appreciated: helpful reviews returned!
Fiction: Mythology - Rated: K+ - English - Fantasy/Supernatural - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,475 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 1 - Published: 6/23/2007 - Complete
The Circle reviews
When a young man begins dreaming about something called the Circle, he finds himself caught in a search for the only thing that can save it. But when the Circle can't remember its own purpose, how can he know if it's worth saving?
Fiction: Supernatural - Rated: T - English - Fantasy/Mystery - Chapters: 1 - Words: 779 - Reviews: 4 - Follows: 1 - Published: 6/21/2007
The Queen of Ice reviews
How do you appease an angry Ice Queen when she's bent on taking over Spring?
Poetry: Fantasy - Rated: K - English - Supernatural/Fantasy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 500 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Published: 4/16/2007
May Flowers reviews
Paying a visit to the one place no one wants to go on a bright May morning. A tanka sequence.
Poetry: Haiku - Rated: K - English - Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 245 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 2 - Published: 3/1/2007
Tanka reviews
A collection of tanka poetry on a broad range of topics. Criticism is greatly appreciated.
Poetry: Haiku - Rated: K - English - Spiritual - Chapters: 4 - Words: 1,188 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 3 - Updated: 2/16/2007 - Published: 12/15/2006
Kiss Goodbye reviews
Our first kiss was a kiss goodbye. Letting go is hard, but sometimes holding on is harder.
Poetry: Love - Rated: K - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 107 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 1 - Published: 1/20/2007
Does it matter? reviews
Does it matter? If you never kiss? For his words are always kind and your friends all say he's a find, and if sometimes at night, you remember and cry...Well, what has that to do with all this?
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 210 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 1 - Published: 1/15/2007
Morpheus reviews
And sleep only makes me feel weary, while the press of the darkness is near me, while the hours are dragging and dreary, and I don't have the strength left to cry. Inspired by Algernon Swinburne's Garden of Proserpine.
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 325 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 4 - Published: 1/5/2007
Tuesday Morning reviews
If we must eventually say goodbye to everyone we love, why bother loving at all?
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 203 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 8 - Published: 12/7/2006
For a Breath of Fresh Air reviews
Science has created immortality...but it comes at a price. Not only is it expensive, Immortality might just get you killed. This story is now complete, please check it out!
Fiction: Sci-Fi - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Suspense - Chapters: 9 - Words: 21,950 - Reviews: 23 - Favs: 6 - Updated: 8/11/2006 - Published: 6/27/2006 - Complete
The Grave reviews
Why so silent?
Poetry: Nature - Rated: K - English - Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 122 - Reviews: 16 - Favs: 4 - Published: 8/2/2006
Watching and Waiting reviews
Watching his life pass, he stares out the window, waiting for something that he'll never see.
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Mystery - Chapters: 1 - Words: 231 - Reviews: 3 - Published: 7/16/2006
Leanansidhe reviews
Are you worthy of the Leanansidhe's gift? Or must you pay...with your life?
Poetry: Fantasy - Rated: K - English - Supernatural - Chapters: 1 - Words: 640 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 1 - Published: 7/6/2006
Empathy, and other poems reviews
Poems of life, love, and loss.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K+ - English - Poetry/Drama - Chapters: 9 - Words: 1,417 - Reviews: 12 - Updated: 6/26/2006 - Published: 4/10/2006
Memento Mori reviews
A sea widow's warning. Sometimes the last moment won't feel like the last, and that's the danger of endings...
Poetry: Love - Rated: K - English - Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 329 - Reviews: 4 - Published: 6/12/2006
If this is the worst reviews
If this is the worst, I think I can make it.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 198 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 1 - Published: 6/7/2006
Empty Words reviews
We do not lie in what we say, we lie in what they've heard.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Romance/Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 468 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 2 - Published: 5/29/2006
Sweetheart reviews
Sometimes, we all need to be reminded that ours is not the only pain...
Poetry: Song - Rated: K - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 2 - Words: 484 - Reviews: 6 - Updated: 5/25/2006 - Published: 4/15/2006
My Open Door reviews
When you love someone completely, you feel like nothing is closed to you.
Poetry: Love - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 171 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 1 - Published: 4/24/2006
Game Bored reviews
No one wants to be toyed with...
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Poetry/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 204 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 1 - Published: 4/16/2006
This too shall pass reviews
A reminder that all is fleeting, whether we wish it so or not.
Poetry: Love - Rated: K - English - Poetry/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 296 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 1 - Published: 4/10/2006
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