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Joined 07-24-06, id: 534249, Profile Updated: 11-30-11
Author has written 43 stories for Love, Life, General, General, Romance, Supernatural, Young Adult, and Horror.
poets: william blake, federico garcia lorca, pablo neruda, elizabeth bishop, hart crane, adrienne rich, elizabeth browning, w.b. yeats - authors: joyce carol oates, neil gaiman, bret easton ellis, vladimir nabakov, virginia woolf, jorge luis borges, anton chekov, david mamet, julio cortazar, alan moore, scott heim - i'm ali. i live in brooklyn where i like to ride my bike, bake red velvet cakes, watch arrested development, firefly, or hayao miyazaki films, read all manner of things, and block out the sound of my roommates on the drums or the guitar. i go to the new school in manhattan where i spend most of my days participating in discussions about marriage and virtue as plot devices in 18th century literature or just what the fuck some of lorca's poems mean. i believe strongly in: independence, feminism, food, and sleep.
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Smile by EssentiallyCrazy reviews
A project for school, albeit formatted slightly differently but containing all of the same words. A brief piece of my life in a couple hundred words.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 160 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 9/6/2010 - Complete
An interlude in France by mostly water reviews
You arrived here on the greyest of days.
Poetry: Life - Rated: T - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 357 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 2 - Published: 6/2/2010 - Complete
charm school by your mom is typewritten reviews
something exists, exists, exists.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 153 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 1 - Published: 3/9/2010 - Complete
Synonymphs by in theory reviews
Other words for 'woman'. Written for February's Writing Challenge Contest
Poetry: General - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 172 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 1 - Published: 2/6/2010 - Complete
Et toi by painting andromeda reviews
skin suit, all fours, fucked lovely lotus
Poetry: Love - Rated: M - English - Hurt/Comfort/Mystery - Chapters: 1 - Words: 148 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 4 - Published: 8/19/2009 - Complete
amorphous by stained blue reviews
Paradise is a clock striking thirteen.
Poetry: General - Rated: K+ - English - Hurt/Comfort/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 199 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 4 - Published: 4/24/2009 - Complete
tremor by she's not breathing reviews
tell me why you're still trying, tell me why you're still trying. REMOVED.
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 10 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 9 - Published: 3/23/2009
painted midnight by glimpses from an ivory tower reviews
almost a villanelle: in the twilight of your soul, your secrets, like stars, are blurred and stolen. how they blind me at midnight.
Poetry: Friendship - Rated: T - English - Angst/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 197 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 5 - Published: 5/20/2008 - Complete
prisms and prisons by glimpses from an ivory tower reviews
sometimes I slip inside a metaphor to escape the confines of who I cannot be.
Poetry: General - Rated: T - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 150 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 5/16/2008 - Complete
Tulips by nina know nothing reviews
he reached in the sand, and started counting the grains, like they all had some meaning.
Poetry: Nature - Rated: K+ - English - Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 117 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 2 - Published: 10/28/2007 - Complete
Blotted, Like Artwork by painting andromeda reviews
like love. like longing.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 98 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 1 - Published: 10/12/2007 - Complete
pandora by crinkled aster ribbon reviews
she was more like a sphinx with the meaning of life at the back of her throat and a riddle on the tip of her forked tongue.
Poetry: Love - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 159 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 2 - Published: 9/22/2007 - Complete
blackberries by geeg reviews
i ripped the ripe from the vine.
Poetry: Love - Rated: M - English - Spiritual/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 340 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 6/30/2007 - Complete
Magnolia Grown at the Place of Your Corruption by painting andromeda reviews
Winding, twisting, vines up the sides of your thighs.
Poetry: Love - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 422 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 6/3/2007 - Complete
scene off the bridge by she's not breathing reviews
someone jump please? ... & now she's gone. REMOVED.
Poetry: Song - Rated: K+ - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 10 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 4 - Published: 4/1/2007
la paramnesia by crinkled aster ribbon reviews
dreams, wishes, confessions.
Poetry: Love - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 6 - Words: 291 - Reviews: 38 - Favs: 9 - Updated: 6/19/2006 - Published: 6/1/2006
the jester by crinkled aster ribbon reviews
and I just don't know, I don't know why you give me thorns I asked for bouquets of roses, not blood.
Poetry: General - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 142 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 3 - Published: 3/18/2006 - Complete
bicycle by crinkled aster ribbon reviews
he was smiling.
Poetry: Nature - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 90 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 3 - Published: 1/29/2006 - Complete
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The Game of you
Ever since a strange childhood vacation Ofelia has seen things in other people's skin and Vincent has woken up in other people's skin. Fourteen years later the truth of these gifts is revealed as the world turns on its head.
Fiction: Young Adult - Rated: T - English - Drama/Horror - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,141 - Published: 11/30/2011
Kings and Orange Trees
Ophelia's pregnancy brings dreams of kings and orange trees.
Fiction: Supernatural - Rated: T - English - Supernatural/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,029 - Published: 11/30/2011 - Complete
fucked
only after you've fucked you see the body parts where they do not belong
Poetry: Love - Rated: M - English - Angst/Horror - Chapters: 1 - Words: 170 - Favs: 1 - Published: 11/30/2011 - Complete
the Tower reviews
"we think of the key, each in his prison." - t.s. eliot, the waste land
Poetry: Life - Rated: T - English - Tragedy/Supernatural - Chapters: 1 - Words: 380 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 11/30/2011 - Complete
moonache reviews
oh. my moon, my moon does not shine, all it does is ache and ache
Poetry: Life - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Tragedy - Chapters: 2 - Words: 252 - Reviews: 1 - Updated: 11/30/2011 - Published: 7/16/2011 - Complete
monnie reviews
you gave me the hurt and i gave it back
Poetry: Love - Rated: T - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 2 - Words: 281 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Updated: 11/30/2011 - Published: 5/4/2011 - Complete
science and ether reviews
poets say science takes away from the beauty of the stars
Poetry: Life - Rated: T - English - Spiritual/Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 183 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 5/4/2011 - Complete
unappetite
When you dream, sometimes you remember. When you wake, you always forget."
Poetry: Life - Rated: K+ - English - Angst/Mystery - Chapters: 1 - Words: 97 - Published: 5/4/2011 - Complete
dopplegangers
life is a tragedy, a devolving arc - it all dies and all must die
Poetry: Life - Rated: T - English - Drama/Mystery - Chapters: 1 - Words: 229 - Favs: 1 - Published: 4/6/2011 - Complete
The Madness reviews
That Alven family is strange. Stranger even is that son of their's - the one no one's ever seen. They say he's got the family curse, they say he's mad.
Fiction: Horror - Rated: T - English - Mystery/Supernatural - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,234 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 4/6/2011 - Complete
Between
Noah is neurotic. He's miserable. He's bored. He's settled down too quickly, become to comfortable with his life and girlfriend. He wants to go back and relive all of those first times between he and Alanna, feel that thrill again - but to what end?
Fiction: Young Adult - Rated: T - English - Drama/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,602 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Published: 4/6/2011 - Complete
the fruit
i saw the fruit and i wondered what is truth and he told me i would know when i ate it
Poetry: General - Rated: T - English - Drama/Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 106 - Favs: 1 - Published: 2/16/2011 - Complete
Out of the Ether
love: the fantasy vs the reality
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Drama/Supernatural - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,889 - Favs: 1 - Published: 2/6/2011 - Complete
willow
oh please let quinn sleep one night without the murderous sheep or the call of the knife
Poetry: General - Rated: M - English - Drama/Horror - Chapters: 1 - Words: 147 - Published: 2/6/2011
in cognitio
it's because of the dreams and the knowledge of the world and all that connects it that she meets him and everything is changed
Fiction: Supernatural - Rated: M - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 477 - Published: 2/5/2011
chapstick
this leftover misery spilling out, crooning to my old soul self
Poetry: Life - Rated: T - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 188 - Published: 1/29/2011 - Complete
nothing
you can't escape nothing
Poetry: Life - Rated: T - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 81 - Published: 1/29/2011 - Complete
sweets, unsweetened reviews
the dubious beauty of the subway, of coney island, of the brooklyn bridge; an anthology of new york
Poetry: General - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 5 - Words: 1,072 - Reviews: 4 - Updated: 12/5/2010 - Published: 9/6/2010
a future of beautiful reviews
won't you come find me, press yourself to me sometime?
Poetry: Life - Rated: K+ - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 100 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 11/30/2010 - Complete
splinters reviews
i love you i love you why don't you love me?
Poetry: Love - Rated: T - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 175 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 11/28/2010 - Complete
Contretemps
"I reach out and grab her hand, squeezing it tightly and looking at her. She sort of limply holds back, simply looking back at me."
Fiction: General - Rated: M - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,270 - Published: 10/24/2010 - Complete
Love Thy Neighbor reviews
Even in college there had been no boy, no man, that had made me feel quite like that. I knew, as I clutched the steering wheel and eyed his house, that it was a ridiculous fantasy. He was at least ten years older, by now in his early thirties."
Fiction: Romance - Rated: M - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,053 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 5 - Published: 10/18/2010 - Complete
Hegira reviews
The life and times of Bailey, his alien beauty, his thirst for knowledge, a future, and a better life, and his willingness to sacrifice everything to belong to her - the Madame.
Fiction: General - Rated: M - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 4 - Words: 4,259 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 9/7/2010 - Published: 2/9/2010
langsamen Tod reviews
it's back, that familiar sensation, bringing you down
Poetry: Life - Rated: K+ - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 85 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 9/3/2010 - Complete
blood for fun
you lie under the pages of blood, finally you can breathe
Poetry: Love - Rated: T - English - Drama/Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 72 - Published: 7/3/2010 - Complete
smile reviews
i used to love your smile, now it is just a reminder of all of the other girls, i can see their lipstick on your teeth
Poetry: Love - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 100 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 3/7/2010 - Complete
yes
you think so little of yourself, i wish i could explain to you your pulchritude, your symmetry, the warmth, the swell of my heart and my stomach when i am with you
Poetry: Love - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 59 - Published: 3/7/2010 - Complete
she lies lax
laugh at the mumbles that leave her lips, as she stumbles, as she slips her clothes off
Poetry: Life - Rated: T - English - Angst/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 123 - Published: 2/25/2010 - Complete
the boy
for him there is nothing left and he wishes it was all some elaborate scheme and his heart didn't hurt, hurt, hurt
Poetry: Life - Rated: K+ - English - Angst/Drama - Chapters: 2 - Words: 156 - Favs: 1 - Updated: 2/22/2010 - Published: 2/21/2010 - Complete
sister stars reviews
my boy, so tall, he showed me the night sky
Poetry: Love - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 67 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 2/9/2010 - Complete
homemaker's rage reviews
she knows there are other women and she's sick of it
Poetry: Love - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 61 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 1/10/2010 - Complete
stuck inside here reviews
i will never be the same, not since it was inside me.
Poetry: Life - Rated: M - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 164 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Updated: 12/3/2009 - Published: 8/3/2007 - Complete
provider and killer reviews
I loved you last Sunday, before this thing traveled between us; growing roots in my uterus.
Poetry: Life - Rated: T - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 63 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 8/17/2009 - Complete
god's pocket reviews
you think i chose this lie
Poetry: Life - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 46 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 6/30/2009 - Complete
christmas card reviews
i remember fridays with dirt between our toes and oh how i liked you
Poetry: Love - Rated: K+ - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 96 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 6/10/2009 - Complete
the uningénue reviews
breathe in the dusty traces of her passion, lost to the pungent sorrow.
Poetry: Love - Rated: M - English - Angst/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 57 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 5/27/2009 - Complete
the thirsting yellows reviews
the thirsting yellows of the sun gave way to the downpour i'd be waiting for.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K+ - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 59 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 1/26/2009 - Complete
disquiet reviews
somehow you are still here, haunting me. i told you, i told you, and now this disquiet.
Poetry: Life - Rated: T - English - Drama/Horror - Chapters: 1 - Words: 29 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 1/26/2009 - Complete
sunrise, suspended reviews
i was the seductress, you cared too much.
Poetry: Love - Rated: T - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 72 - Reviews: 2 - Follows: 1 - Published: 1/18/2009 - Complete
Based out reviews
funny how some people never learn at all
Poetry: Life - Rated: T - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 79 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Published: 11/29/2007 - Complete
coveted reviews
you were always the creative one.
Poetry: Love - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 5 - Words: 197 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 3 - Updated: 11/2/2007 - Published: 7/23/2007 - Complete
vespertine reviews
she was a vespertine, night's golden indulgence
Poetry: Life - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 29 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 11/2/2007 - Complete
forget Brompton's cocktail reviews
forget Brompton's cocktail i have a rascal inside of me
Poetry: Life - Rated: T - English - Angst/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 78 - Reviews: 4 - Published: 10/9/2007 - Complete