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Joined 04-24-06, id: 522112, Profile Updated: 09-05-13
Author has written 22 stories for Romance, Love, General, Horror, Fantasy, Haiku, Life, Essay, General, Family, Humor, and Song.

Thanks for stopping by! Feel free to visit me on my livejournal; in addition to the short fiction and poetry here, I occasionally publish some nonfiction and novel excerpts there, and offer links to my published articles and blogs.

9/5/13: It's crazy how long I've been on this site: 7 years! I started as a teenager posting up old and new work when I was really experimenting with writing. Then, I returned on and off through the years to get feedback whenever I entered a particularly productive phase. Now that I've graduated college and my writing is more serious than ever, I'll be updating my work with revised--and final--versions for those stories that were never updated. The editor in me wants to keep revising... but I think it's time to let certain pieces go, keep them here as testament to how my writing has changed over the years, and start working on some new stuff.

Clearly, the older the story or poem, the younger I was. Please keep that in mind while reading! I'm a bit embarrassed by my older work (one story, for example, was written when I was 14, several years before its publish date--I'm 23 now), but I've deleted work once before and always regretted it, so it stays!

Currently working on: my fantasy novel, eventually a series of fantasy novels. I'm considering posting it/them here to get feedback before embarking on publishing, but after hearing about so many horrid cases of plagiarism, I'm wary of doing so. If you'd like to see an excerpt, you can find it here!

"Life isn't about finding yourself, life is about creating yourself."
- George Bernard Shaw

To All Reviewers: I have very good review etiquette. If you review one of my works, chances are I'll get a review back to you on one of yours, or at the very least send you a thank-you message that touches upon some of the points you made in your review. If I don't send either of these, I apologize--it probably just means I'm very busy at the moment. The only exceptions I make to returning reviews are: A) if it was a review traded for in the Review Game forum, although sometimes I do return reviews in this case if I see something I like; B) if one of my stories is a fairly big hit (like the story up on my Fanfiction account) and I have a lot of reviews; or C) if your review wasn't very substantial (i.e. "update!") and didn't really register as a review to me. Otherwise, it's fair game, and you should get some kind of acknowledgment for it!

A Warning: Steal and be sued. That's a promise. I scour the internet for plagiarism on a regular basis and I WILL find out.

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Rough Petals by Penelope P reviews
So was it a really big deal that I was getting paid for sex? It was a huge misunderstanding. And so what if that letter finally arrived which made my stomach roll. I would have handled it. It's his fault he made my life even more complicated.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 24 - Words: 105,873 - Reviews: 1099 - Favs: 954 - Follows: 322 - Updated: 5/19/2009 - Published: 1/1/2009 - Complete
Sleeping with the Enemy by Penelope P reviews
We were supposed to get married. That was the deal. Things change though. People change. I found myself falling in love, but not with the right person, or maybe he never was the right person to begin with. SERIOUS EDIT IN PROGRESS!
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 31 - Words: 103,264 - Reviews: 2516 - Favs: 1,262 - Follows: 639 - Updated: 12/17/2008 - Published: 8/16/2008 - Complete
Feynman Fhtagn by V-Hip reviews
An encounter with a mysterious madman...in a classroom...
Poetry: Nature - Rated: K - English - Fantasy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 175 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 10/4/2008
Wondering About You by writingxonxwalls reviews
A collection of poems about him. I really should stop. Completed... for now.
Poetry: Love - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 5 - Words: 809 - Reviews: 22 - Favs: 3 - Updated: 6/11/2008 - Published: 4/9/2008
Eternal love by Blink Skitz reviews
Love is eternal even if one of you leaves the other
Poetry: Love - Rated: T - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 215 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 4/17/2008 - Complete
Handwriting by mate.feed.kill.repeat reviews
Read on.
Poetry: General - Rated: K+ - English - Poetry/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 16 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 2 - Published: 4/10/2008 - Complete
The Rain Kiss by mate.feed.kill.repeat reviews
Fresh rain, unseasonally late, and a memory.
Poetry: Love - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 67 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 2 - Published: 4/6/2008 - Complete
Dreams by writingxonxwalls reviews
She hides it all with smiles and laughs / maybe it's time to give up those dreams."
Poetry: Song - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 425 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 1 - Published: 3/28/2008 - Complete
Bunraku Seirei: Midnight Laine by ByYourSide reviews
Midnight, and ghosts come alive. Midnight, and I suffer.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: K+ - English - Horror/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 371 - Reviews: 16 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 1 - Published: 3/27/2008 - Complete
Perfect Stranger by Tatianolishka reviews
He comes in by night, and leaves by dawn. He's the perfect stranger.
Fiction: General - Rated: T - English - Mystery/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 825 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Published: 3/17/2008 - Complete
Leap of Faith by lost for words reviews
It's number thirty-five on my list of Things to Do Before I Die. //awad. see profile for info.//
Fiction: General - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Adventure - Chapters: 1 - Words: 219 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 2 - Published: 2/29/2008 - Complete
the stars are silent now by a silenced revolution reviews
Oh, god, what is this world, but worse my dear, what have I become.
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Poetry/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 171 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 5 - Published: 2/14/2008 - Complete
Creek by The Unexplainable reviews
A haiku.
Poetry: Haiku - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 15 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Published: 2/11/2008 - Complete
Oxygen by Tsukiyohei reviews
Very mature only. Warnings inside. It's this tugging at his chest. It's an itch he can't scratch it's under his skin and so is she. A man finds another to atone and claw at the itch.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: M - English - Romance/Horror - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,548 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 1/12/2008 - Complete
Fixation by Husk reviews
You may not be my first, but I'll be your last. There will never be another after me.
Fiction: Horror - Rated: M - English - Horror/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,473 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 4 - Published: 1/2/2008 - Complete
The Diary by Watching Eternity reviews
Just the Prologue. Would you read this if you were just reading random pages? R&R
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: K - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 189 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 1 - Published: 11/24/2007 - Complete
Here I Stand by writingxonxwalls reviews
oneshot: based off the song Here I Stand by Madina Lake. Maybe leaving your boyfriend in the middle of the night isn't such a great idea.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,126 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 4 - Published: 5/29/2007 - Complete
Live for Me by Tatianolishka reviews
A letter to the one who was left behind : Never believe I didn't love you.
Poetry: Love - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 112 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 2 - Published: 5/16/2007 - Complete
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Cheers to Three Years
My first real attempt at songwriting. Very rough, will be changed and added to. "The golf clubs were slippery & I hoped that you'd miss me / as we putted past that boundary between friends and fiends." No music yet, but definitely an acoustic piece.
Poetry: Song - Rated: K - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 195 - Published: 8/2/2011
Shattered Glass and ScrapedUp Knees
A vignette exercise in which I had to focus an entire scene around one metaphorical image. Sometimes the most painful of adult affairs can be reflected in the most innocent of child's play. Rated for somewhat provocative, although subtle, imagery.
Fiction: General - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 547 - Published: 7/28/2011 - Complete
Untitled
No title as of yet. A retelling crossover of Little Red Riding Hood and The Three Little Pigs from the wolf's point of view. I feel that this retelling is a bit overly popular, but it bore a try. I did my best to give the wolf a unique voice.
Fiction: Humor - Rated: K+ - English - Humor/Parody - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,374 - Published: 11/7/2010 - Complete
Candy Corn reviews
My Halloween special, a bit late. A half serious attempt at a scary Halloween-esque ghost story ... it's also a bit of a play on the cliche stories that all seem to echo off one another in one way or another.
Fiction: Horror - Rated: T - English - Horror - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,626 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 11/7/2010 - Complete
City In Snow reviews
Just an observation.
Poetry: Haiku - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 15 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 1 - Published: 10/24/2010 - Complete
Sparrow reviews
It's the simple things.
Poetry: Haiku - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 17 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Published: 10/24/2010 - Complete
Campfire Shivers reviews
Two young boys camping, scared by their father's campfire stories.
Poetry: Family - Rated: K - English - Poetry/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 124 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 10/4/2009 - Complete
The Dark Side of Incandescence reviews
Some couples seem to exist just for their own destruction; some, however, take this to the Nth degree. Inspired by My Chemical Romance's Demolition Lovers, but don't let that decide whether you read it or not. REVISED!
Fiction: Horror - Rated: M - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,880 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 2 - Published: 9/11/2009 - Complete
Home's Much Safer reviews
Might change the title; help appreciated. Just a randomly inspired vignette about a young girl and her troublesome friend. Might be expanded into a larger project, but I need some feedback first. If you randomly saw this in a book, would you keep reading?
Fiction: General - Rated: T - English - Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,203 - Reviews: 6 - Follows: 1 - Published: 8/25/2009 - Complete
Where's Adalia? reviews
Not really an essay; it's a short article on the band Madina Lake I wrote for my High School newspaper. Unfortunately, it didn't make it in, but about 8 articles by the editor in chief did. Hmmm...
Fiction: Essay - Rated: K - English - Mystery - Chapters: 1 - Words: 770 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Published: 11/19/2008 - Complete
Disesteemed reviews
A poem with a slightly silly subject, on how we often shun and take for granted those who are just there to help us.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 85 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 11/19/2008 - Complete
One Part Tea, Two Parts Despair reviews
Tears begin spilling down my cheeks. I claw desperately at the person trying to help me. I try to tell him if he really wants to help me, he’d chase the memories away.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,708 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 7 - Updated: 10/6/2008 - Published: 4/10/2008 - Complete
Elope reviews
The title says it all.
Poetry: Haiku - Rated: K - English - Romance/Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 17 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 6/13/2008 - Complete
Not So Rain or Shine reviews
My entry for once rained for's "Fight for the Freebie" contest. We had to write a haiku about getting caught in the rain at an amusement park.
Poetry: Haiku - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 43 - Reviews: 3 - Published: 5/10/2008 - Complete
Mare reviews
Inspired by my favorite animal and composed within a few seconds.
Poetry: Haiku - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 12 - Reviews: 4 - Published: 5/10/2008 - Complete
Solace reviews
My burden lightens, knowing in your momentary anger you had still locked the door to keep me safe.
Poetry: Love - Rated: K - English - Romance/Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 162 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 1 - Published: 4/16/2008 - Complete
Deity and Chocolate Covered Strawberries reviews
Gods and goddesses aren't perfect. They are simply idols, moral guidelines for how we should live our lives. The truth is, deceit runs rampant in their own realm, and tragedy is certain when it leaks into ours. Religious folk, this is FICTION.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Drama/Fantasy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 938 - Reviews: 4 - Published: 4/13/2008 - Complete
I Know You're Still There reviews
Silly Charlotte. Didn't they tell you time and time again I don't exist? They're going to take you away, and I'm still going to have my way with you – in soundproof, white padded rooms. Inspired by Evanescence's Haunted, hence the title. Revised10/12/11
Fiction: Horror - Rated: M - English - Horror/Mystery - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,522 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 15 - Published: 4/12/2008 - Complete
Vice and Verse reviews
That yellow poison that covered the bricks, bubbles away to reveal / White walls, sharp smells…a man crying at my heels. Note: NOT intended to be called "Vice Versa."
Poetry: General - Rated: T - English - Angst/Horror - Chapters: 1 - Words: 281 - Reviews: 6 - Published: 4/10/2008 - Complete
Sequence reviews
She jumps; heard a chuckle from his newfound lips: Had they ever been so inviting? Existed, at all?
Poetry: Love - Rated: T - English - Poetry/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 177 - Reviews: 5 - Published: 4/10/2008 - Complete
Night Air reviews
A songfic to Teddy Geiger's Night Air. When two young, long distance lovers in a questionable relationship close the thousands of miles between them for one week, the boy's departure is almost too painful to bear.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,611 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 1 - Published: 1/15/2007 - Complete
I Miss You reviews
Songfic to I Miss You by Incubus, REVISED! " I could no longer imagine sharing a bed with another man. He was the perfect sleeper."
Fiction: Romance - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,775 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 2 - Published: 7/31/2006 - Complete
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