Catherine Julia Jefferson
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Joined 07-11-06, id: 532330, Profile Updated: 07-07-12
Author has written 46 stories for Sci-Fi, Politics, Life, War, Historical, Spiritual, Play, Essay, Mythology, General, Romance, and General.

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If you really care about my life, here we go. I'm a 20-year-old college student, originally from the not-so sunny part of California, currently living in Philadelphia. I'm an anthropology major, a gender studies minor, and a compulsive writer. I'm both female and queer.


For the most part, I write long-form fiction. These days, I mostly write queer romance. In the past, I've been known to write scifi, dystopian, and mystery genre pieces. Below is an index of my novel-writing, organized by posting / completion status, along with dates and genres.

The following novels are completed and currently posted here on FP:

Le Papillon et le Syndicat (Jul - Oct 2010: m/m, romance, slavefic)

The Pulse-Impulse Theory (Nov - Dec 2010: m/f, romance, scifi)

Put Out the Light (May - Aug 2011: m/m, romance, mystery)

Tessellate (Sept 2011: m/m, romance, contemporary)

The following novels are completed but only available upon request:

The Rodin Trilogy (Feb 2006 - Feb 2010: political fiction)

Patterns of Paralysis (Nov 2009: m/f, romance, scifi)

Eternity (Aug - Oct 2009, Aug 2011: f/f, romance, scifi)

The following (would-be) novels are on indefinite hiatus:

Made of Indian Rubber (Dec 2009: m/m, romance, historical)

Repent: Ad Astra 1 (Jan 2011: all pairings, scifi, adventure)

Green Light (Aug 2011: m/m, romance, contemporary)

The Chronicles of Swift & Wilde (Feb 2012: m/m, mystery, action/adventure)

Pickle (Feb 2012: m/m, romance, contemporary)

The following projects are currently in progress:

Unfortunately, nothing that I'm posting on FP at the moment.

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Art Criticism by Blue GhostGhost reviews
Down for publication. You can follow updates on this on my Tumblr. My job at Melissa Anderten Gallery was hard enough without the input of the most annoying photographer on the planet. God, I hate that guy.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: M - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,562 - Reviews: 343 - Favs: 577 - Follows: 147 - Updated: 8/16/2012 - Published: 8/24/2010 - Complete
Imaginary Beings by DorianStray reviews
How to find happiness when you see yourself as emotionally crippled, hellishly lonely and trapped in something you can't name. WARNING: Slash and starry-eyed romanticism.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: M - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 20 - Words: 101,617 - Reviews: 115 - Favs: 108 - Follows: 30 - Updated: 12/27/2011 - Published: 9/3/2011 - Complete
Rule 11 by KiyoshiTanaka reviews
Rule #1: Humans are food, nothing more. Rule #2: If you grow attached to a human, eat it. Rule #10: Never ever tell a human the truth. Too bad Kasey is breaking them all. That decision could get him and Taylor-his human-killed. m/m, slash, whatever.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: M - English - Romance/Supernatural - Chapters: 40 - Words: 113,283 - Reviews: 253 - Favs: 149 - Follows: 57 - Updated: 10/20/2011 - Published: 7/29/2011 - Complete
Holding Hands by Life Sucks.Be Happy reviews
We met on a ride at the carnival. She never even knew my name until after we'd kissed. And now, I can't believe how close we are. How close we'll always be. Femslash.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: M - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 12 - Words: 50,709 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 18 - Follows: 5 - Updated: 7/20/2011 - Published: 6/30/2011 - Complete
Esperanza by Ocotillo reviews
*2011 SKOW nominee* Tesla is a drifter on post-virus Earth, doing his best to stay alive. When he meets two heathen traders, he follows them in hopes of a better life. He expected many things, but not that they'd make him prisoner for his genes.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: M - English - Sci-Fi/Romance - Chapters: 22 - Words: 109,844 - Reviews: 210 - Favs: 379 - Follows: 62 - Updated: 7/28/2009 - Published: 5/2/2009 - Complete
Cartography by Vsentyabre reviews
1956, Moscow, Russia. Sasha is a promising physics student at the university, and his advisor Reznik is aware of it. But his friendship with the new geography professor, a boyish ex-pilot of the Baltic Fleet, isn't sitting well with his older professor.
Fiction: Historical - Rated: T - English - Friendship/Romance - Chapters: 3 - Words: 15,422 - Reviews: 19 - Favs: 18 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 1/29/2009 - Published: 1/24/2009 - Complete
august august by b reviews
August 1908. When 22-year-old Sam Tesla becomes the electrician for Viscount Jackson Kosminski's large, lonely estate, each discovers something about the other that knocks 'em off their feet. Steampunk vampire slash. Yeah, it's kinda like that. Oneshot.
Fiction: Supernatural - Rated: T - English - Romance/Supernatural - Chapters: 1 - Words: 11,041 - Reviews: 28 - Favs: 97 - Follows: 10 - Published: 9/4/2008 - Complete
Sophie's Song by thedarkworld reviews
Yuri, shoujoai, femslash, lesbian. In a war torn world, Arisa must learn to survive on her own. Losing hope, she eventually meets a girl called Sophie, who offers her optimism about the future of mankind and makes her see the world in a whole new light.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: M - English - Romance/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 1 - Words: 12,997 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 26 - Follows: 3 - Published: 1/8/2007 - Complete
As they burned the Emperor by Faithless Juliet reviews
Nero's ashes.
Poetry: Haiku - Rated: T - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 19 - Reviews: 18 - Favs: 2 - Published: 6/26/2006
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Trust is a Simultaneous Equation reviews
There's a line somewhere—Dash doesn't know where—but somehow, suddenly, they're fifty miles past it. This thing they do bleeds outside the bedroom and into the rest of their lives. It starts to feel like TPE, when it shouldn't, when Dash has never wanted that and knows Milo could never live like that. M/m, non-graphic BDSM, and gobs of angst.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: M - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,693 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 1 - Published: 1/19/2013 - Complete
Pickle reviews
James is fine with being gay, but he isn't into the gay scene. Heath's the poster boy of the campus queer community, but he doesn't do relationships. They don't understand each other, but they can't help wanting to know more. M/M.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 4 - Words: 12,920 - Reviews: 66 - Favs: 38 - Follows: 75 - Updated: 11/15/2012 - Published: 2/2/2012
Le Beau Idéal reviews
Mark and Ralph celebrate the Fourth of July with surprises, speeches, and schmoop.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: M - English - Romance/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,927 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 7/6/2012 - Complete
The Chronicles of Swift & Wilde reviews
Don't you ever get bored? Well, Alex Swift does, and Emmett Wilde's just along for the ride. A mystery, an adventure, a game, and platonic homoromantic situations.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Mystery/Adventure - Chapters: 1 - Words: 860 - Reviews: 2 - Follows: 3 - Published: 1/27/2012
Tessellate reviews
Travis Cooper believes in patterns, and in his experience, love is a sickness that inevitably results in broken hearts. So when he runs into a guy who makes him feel something, he runs away. But said guy is persistent, and Travis knows he's doomed. M/M.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 18 - Words: 68,331 - Reviews: 83 - Favs: 102 - Follows: 59 - Updated: 1/26/2012 - Published: 9/24/2011 - Complete
A Shoulder to Cry On reviews
For some inexplicable reason, he's the one everyone comes to when they need a shoulder to cry on. He's empathetic, they think, the perfect nice guy. He'll know what to do. He'll say the right thing. He'll smile and nod and just let them cry.
Fiction: General - Rated: K - English - Friendship/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 833 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 2 - Published: 11/30/2011 - Complete
Green Light reviews
Chris Lawson has just landed his would-be dream job at the third largest newspaper in the second largest city in Missouri. It's perfect, except that he's being sent to the small town of Green Tree to follow the mayorship of boy wonder Neal McCarthy. M/M.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: M - English - Humor - Chapters: 2 - Words: 3,780 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 29 - Updated: 9/6/2011 - Published: 8/16/2011
Repent: Ad Astra 1
The furtive Icarus Institute intends to send a manned team to the Sirius system, and even the team members don't know how or why. Join Valerie Grey, Riley Blake, Mackenzie Duff, Elijah Hughes, and Jack Landon as they discover an interstellar mystery.
Fiction: Sci-Fi - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,435 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Published: 8/24/2011
Eternity reviews
Captain Allison C. Klein wanted a challenge. Commander Seren wanted a mystery. Instead, they got each other. F/F.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi/Adventure - Chapters: 7 - Words: 24,967 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 8/24/2011 - Published: 8/4/2011
Put Out the Light reviews
Malcolm Leight, private consultant to the police, only fucks his roommate/assistant/doctor/lovesick fanboy Peter Grayson on the nights he solves a case. There is nothing sacred about the ritual, though Peter wishes there was. M/M. NOW WITH EPILOGUE.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: M - English - Mystery/Angst - Chapters: 8 - Words: 61,615 - Reviews: 140 - Favs: 262 - Follows: 57 - Updated: 8/10/2011 - Published: 4/30/2011 - Complete
The Pulse Impulse Theory reviews
Welcome to Logos, where emotions are rationed drugs. Meet Daphne Wilson, who has a hole in her heart. She's arranged to marry the unpredictable Liam Clarke. Falling in love with him was never part of the plan. UPDATE: Now available on CreateSpace.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: M - English - Sci-Fi - Chapters: 18 - Words: 66,517 - Reviews: 39 - Favs: 55 - Follows: 18 - Updated: 7/11/2011 - Published: 4/5/2010 - Complete
Holly Quigley and Karina Wu Conquer Xanadu
Together, Holly Quigley and Karina Wu could conquer Xanadu, the world, the universe. Together, they were unstoppable, but for the burdens of other people’s expectations and Karina's constant crying. F/F. High school fic.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Friendship/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,114 - Favs: 1 - Published: 4/19/2011 - Complete
Dirigible Love reviews
My name is Augustine West, and my story starts, as so many do, on a dirigible. Steampunk. F/F. Hatlessness. Supernatural pathogens. Pink taffeta dresses. Van de Graaff generators. Endocannibalism. Dangerous ideas. Forsterian choices. A touch of revolution
Fiction: Romance - Rated: M - English - Sci-Fi/Romance - Chapters: 5 - Words: 6,475 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 4 - Updated: 4/16/2011 - Published: 3/27/2011
Platonic Flowers Do Not Exist in Nature
This flower that was not quite ordinary was from a person who was so much more than extraordinary. It was from Clive, and that was reason enough for Michael to treasure it. M/M. Companion piece to "Dirigible Love."
Fiction: Romance - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,013 - Favs: 4 - Published: 4/12/2011 - Complete
Surrender to the cursed promised land reviews
Let strangers hold you as you disappear.
Poetry: General - Rated: K+ - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 101 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 4/1/2011 - Complete
Untenable reviews
It had been two years since Benjamin Reed had last deigned to grace the Court with his presence. He thought he could jaunt through these halls as if nothing had changed. But Reed was wrong, Richard reminded himself. Everything had changed. M/M. Minor D/s.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: M - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,311 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 7 - Published: 3/26/2011 - Complete
The Same Stuff as the Gods reviews
An author has a conversation with the character she created, loved, and killed. UPDATED to include a post-Papillon conversation.
Fiction: General - Rated: T - English - Drama/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 2 - Words: 2,500 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Updated: 1/16/2011 - Published: 8/9/2010 - Complete
Le Papillon et le Syndicat reviews
Mark Adama always planned to take control of the Syndicate and make amends for the sins of his father. He never intended to be forced to take a slave, let alone to fall in love with him. A slash slavefic set in the not-too-distant future.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: M - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 15 - Words: 46,206 - Reviews: 39 - Favs: 47 - Follows: 14 - Updated: 11/15/2010 - Published: 6/29/2010 - Complete
Lessons from Ants reviews
I killed an ant. Then I enjoyed a rant.
Fiction: Essay - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 606 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 2 - Published: 7/18/2010 - Complete
Elysium
Everything was beautiful and nothing hurt" Kurt Vonnegut . Herman W. Gallagher III lay atop his cardboard cot silently, listening to the shells explode just beyond the walls of the tent that served as a makeshift hospital. They sounded like fireworks, he
Fiction: General - Rated: T - English - Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,532 - Published: 7/15/2010 - Complete
The Gyroscope
As you rifle through the disintegrating cardboard box, it all seems so long ago. You aren't the person you were back then. In those days, you still had all of your baby fat. You had him, and he made you believe in love and forever and never apart.
Fiction: General - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,355 - Favs: 1 - Published: 6/21/2010 - Complete
Poets Talk reviews
Life is an enigma because we've made it so.
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 90 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 5/24/2010 - Complete
The Whisper reviews
The awakening of forgotten and brutal instincts. The gratification of monstrous passions. Somewhere between pointless drivel and PWP. M/M and mild, implied D/s. And random allusions to Heart of Darkness.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,495 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 7 - Published: 5/18/2010 - Complete
The Limits of the Box reviews
We thought the universe out of a box....
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 152 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 5/13/2010 - Complete
Clipping Contact
It is not a blessing to know of your mortality from an early age. It is not a great gift to be fully cognizant of the cessation of electrical impulses. It is not something to be wished; it is something to be cursed. Miserable excuse for a story. Apologies
Fiction: General - Rated: K+ - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,450 - Published: 1/25/2010 - Complete
The Beauty of Determinism
I couldn’t have told you the meaning of the word “infamy” before that tauntingly ordinary Tuesday morning. Reviews greatly appreciated.
Fiction: General - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,304 - Published: 1/16/2010 - Complete
The Mystery of Madness reviews
In fifth grade, I had a fetish for crime solving; mystery was the doctrine of my life. I spent all of my hard-earned allowance on invisible-ink pens, cryptology books, and a cheap magnifying glass. I decided that I would one day be a mystery novelist and
Fiction: General - Rated: K+ - English - Humor/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,525 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 1/9/2010 - Complete
Fear reviews
I would have needed more than ten fingers to number off my fears. Most of them were the standard nighttime fears of any child: I was afraid of the dark, the monsters under the bed, my nightmares, cockroaches, and public speaking. And my own head.
Fiction: General - Rated: K+ - English - Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 658 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 2 - Published: 12/31/2009 - Complete
Made of India Rubber reviews
After refusing to enlist in the British Army at the start of the Great War, Ian's father sends him to rural India to look after the family's rubber company. There, Ian meets the plantation's de facto foreman, Keshav. A novel of love, hate, and rubber. M/M
Fiction: Romance - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,971 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 3 - Published: 12/20/2009
The Fallen Caryatid reviews
President Mark T. Adams loves his country. The Red National Army, a terrorist organization that recently obliterated San Francisco, obviously does not. A story of starry-eyed patriotism and idealism in a world just as cynical as ours.
Fiction: General - Rated: T - English - Drama/Tragedy - Chapters: 3 - Words: 8,841 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Updated: 7/25/2009 - Published: 6/9/2009
What is a life unlived?
A short little ditty about wasted lives. Self explanatory, I should think.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Poetry/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 158 - Favs: 1 - Published: 7/11/2009 - Complete
Loneliness is more than a feeling
A short poem of pure emotion. It makes sense inside my head, but I'm not sure how well it translated into words. I haven't written poetry--seriously, at least--in about two and a half years. Call this a failed experiment.
Poetry: Life - Rated: T - English - Poetry/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 149 - Published: 7/2/2009 - Complete
Crimes Against Humanity reviews
An old theme; an old story. No new perspective. Just a fusion work, written by virtue of caffeine-induced insomnia. Short, but certainly not sweet.
Fiction: General - Rated: T - English - Crime/Horror - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,287 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 6/26/2009 - Complete
Linear Thinking reviews
What does Sisyphus think about as he rolls his rock up and down the hill? An assignment for my English class. "The Myth of Sisyphus" by Albert Camus was our source of "evidence". Very rough narrative, written quickly. Reviews still welcome, though.
Fiction: Mythology - Rated: T - English - Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 827 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 4/26/2009 - Complete
The Torch Has Been Passed reviews
A blurb that doesn't quite fit anywhere else. Is life a panic in a burning theater, as Sartre asserted? Or is there some greater meaning to the blaze? How can you live a meaningful life when you believe that life is meaningless? My incoherent thoughts.
Fiction: Essay - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 524 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 4/13/2009 - Complete
God Killed My Muse
A day when I found supreme inspiration in writers' block. An old poem, but I am still rather fond of it. Reviews always welcome.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K+ - English - Poetry/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 668 - Published: 4/13/2009 - Complete
Conversation Between Head, Heart, and Soul reviews
The only dramatic script I've ever written. It scares me a little. No, it scares me a lot. This piece is about the absence of compassion--the attempt to suppress all emotion in favor of reason. It's either about a Vulcan, Dr. Gregory House, or me.
Fiction: Play - Rated: T - English - Drama/Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,470 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 3 - Published: 4/7/2009 - Complete
The Mere Joy of Living reviews
Captain Anna Rand, USN, commands the USS Babylon. While in deep space, the Sun experiences a scientific impossibility. From the Bridge, Rand contemplates her life and deep-seated unhappiness. The result is rather Hollywood.
Fiction: Sci-Fi - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,048 - Reviews: 3 - Published: 4/7/2009 - Complete
Holy Terror: A Martyr's Tale reviews
Sarah Jezebel Roberts believes that she died doing the work of God. But does He? A short, simple discussion of the use of terrorism for religious purposes.
Fiction: Spiritual - Rated: T - English - Drama/Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,090 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 4/7/2009 - Complete
Contrast reviews
A villanelle about life and the struggle between contrasting, dualistic principles.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K+ - English - Poetry/Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 185 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 3/8/2008 - Complete
The Caryatid reviews
This is my 9/11 tribute poem, marking 5 years since the day. Please read and review.
Poetry: Life - Rated: T - English - Poetry/Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 125 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 9/10/2006
We Bled for Independence reviews
This is about a girl named Cady Alcott, who is of my own creation, in the Pottawatomie, Kansas of 1854-a place suffering from the recently passed Kansas-Nebraska Act. This is right before the Civil War, and I will update it when I have time. Please R&R!
Fiction: Historical - Rated: T - English - Drama/Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 903 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 7/27/2006
O Desolate Desperation! reviews
Of all my poetry, this one is different. It's raw emotion. I wrote it in about 20 minutes. Please read and review.
Poetry: War - Rated: T - English - Poetry/Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 212 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 1 - Published: 7/20/2006
Where the Gray Is
This was inspired by the song "Where the Colors Don't Go." It is a tad depressing, this poem. Please Review!
Poetry: Life - Rated: K+ - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 184 - Published: 7/18/2006
America the Ageless reviews
230 years of history haven't changed her. (Please review)
Poetry: Politics - Rated: K - English - Poetry/Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 159 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 7/16/2006
The Sixth Satellite reviews
Wonder what it would be like to vacation on Saturn? Denise is sorry she did... (Please review)
Fiction: Sci-Fi - Rated: K+ - English - Sci-Fi/Adventure - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,819 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 7/16/2006