Author has written 22 stories for Religion, Friendship, Life, Kids, General, Love, School, Historical, Fantasy, Play, Young Adult, Humor, and Spiritual.
Suilad and mae govannen. Welcome and well met. I'm Elizabeth. I'm currently a chemistry student at university. Hopefully someday I'll get around to writing a biological thriller-type piece... but until then...
In my spare time, I enjoy writing, drawing, doing calligraphy and knitting. I have a devART account that I upload my drawings and calligraphy to, as well as most of my stories. I also have a fanfiction.net account, but that's rarely updated these days, as I have had neither the time nor inspiration to write any fan fiction (it's usually LotR) worth submitting anymore.
For writing, most of what I have submitted here is older poetry I've done. I also have some short stories uploaded here, but not as many as I've started. Most of my stories can be divided into three categories: realistic, fantasy and sci-fi inspired. Realistic stuff takes place in our world and in modern times. Fantasy takes place in a fictional land I've been creating. Sci-fi inspired hasn't been uploaded yet because I haven't actually written more than a few really short drabbles with those characters. And some characters overlap, so you'll just have to get used to that.
Just a note, but please don't steal any of my ideas or my stuff. I've worked hard to write these things and create these characters and I wouldn't steal your ideas. If you would like to write one of my characters for your own pleasure, send me a note and we'll talk about it, okay?
For a brief note, the explanations about the stories and poems are in no particular order.
And now, a little more about myself in terms of favourites...
Books: Lord of the Rings, The Chronicles of Narnia, Hamlet, Pride and Prejudice, Demon in the Freezer, Biohazard, Vulcan's Forge
Movies: LotR; The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe; Star Trek II: Wrath of Khan
Authors: Tolkien, CS Lewis, Shakespeare, Vanalosswen, Rika195 (and many others)
Music: Most of what I listen to is classical or soundtrack. Some musical theater and alternative stuff is in the mix. Honestly, it depends which character I'm writing...
Fictional Character: That would be very difficult because there are so many. I would have to say Aslan from CS Lewis' Chronicles of Narnia, followed by Glorfindel from LotR (Tolkien) and Cornelius from Narnia.
About the Poems...
A Chemistry Student - A poem I wrote depicting a nameless chemistry student who is trying to suffer through another one of our teacher's seemingly impossible exams.
A Note to a Friend - This is a poem I wrote that is confidential from one friend to another. The person who is listening to what is being said is going through some difficult times in his or her life and needs someone to just be there. This was written as sort of a sequel to "I Know Where You Are".
I Know Where You Are - A fairly short poem about one friend assuring another friend that someone is there for a shoulder to cry on if need be. Very empathetic and written about five minutes before it was due for a class assignment.
Voices Along a Journey - This one was written as a different look into a man's walk with God. Another one of the poems that I wrote late at night and it is probably mostly incoherent as a result.
What Love Is - This poem was written just before I needed a poem to be done for a class. A lot of it is taking quotes I have heard elsewhere and stringing them together into something that is somewhat coherent.
Where Science Meets Faith - This one was a favourite of mine. I wrote it shortly after I finsished Case for a Creator by Lee Strobel. It is basically about how many people assume that Science and Faith are at odds with each other, but really they aren't... or they don't have to be.
About the Stories...
Never Anger an Immortal Heart: A fantasy WIP story that I'm working on right now. Two brothers, Kai and Ismet, find themselves deeply intertwined in the complex and knotted history of northern Almendrim. I need to finish getting the map up and it takes place just outside of Umuthi in the Cherry Forest.
Adventures in the Cherry Forest - Written for a children's literature project. This story is about two nymphs (Vertigo and Pyraxis) who are supposed to be getting along with one another, but they don't. When they are faced with a challenge and get into an argument, will one of them be humble enough to apologize to the other? Or will their mission end in disaster because they cannot work together? The moral of this story is that two people working together for a common goal results in a better outcome than only one person.
Lost... And Found Again - Scott gets convinced by Michael and Evan to go to camp during spring break of their first year at college, but he gets lost when on the day hike. He is basically stranded without food or water or shelter, but will he loose his sanity as a result? Or will he manage to keep himself entertained?
A Christmas to Remember: There's a bad snow storm right before Christmas and Michael, Scott, Sam (and everyone else) get snowed in at the church while practicing their Christmas play. Between the arrival of a unlikely guest, several unexpected events and Scott being Scott, it turns out that the holiday will be a Christmas to Remember. The play being performed is The Best Christmas Pageant Ever and all characters (except for the ones from the play) belong to me. It was written around Christmas of 2006.
A Good Idea: Scott and Evan decide to prank Mr. Sharpe for April Fool's Day. This was written with a Teitho story idea in mind, where a story had to begin with the sentence "It had seemed like a good idea at the time", but I decided to write it with my own characters. The demonstration that Sharpe wants to do for his students is a simple demonstration that my chem teacher did for us (several times, if I remember correctly). And for some reason, Marie isn't in this story...
A Guardian Angel: This was written in response to something that rika195 uploaded onto her devART site. Michael's older - and he's a doctor now - and he and Sam are married. I enjoyed bringing in his co-workers to the story, particularly Dr. Karin Murphy (who is always trying to get Michael to leave the building) and Donovan Kline, the young intern and lab tech. The NW belong to rika195, as do the characters of Dann, Rae and Computer. The other characters belong to me. Since I hardly know anything about the NW, other than the fact that they're named after fictional poisonous spiders, I was forced to make up a lot of the random details for the sake of the story. And, best of all, it's Michael being typical Michael.
Michael's School: This is a brief story about Michael and some of the other characters I write - Sam, Tyler and Alton, in particular - make appearances. This also marks the first appearance of Mr. Sharpe in a story that I've written, if I remember correctly. He's changed a lot, but he still calls his students by their last names! It was written for a creative writing project in winter of 2004.
One Afternoon's Story: A historical fiction piece I wrote as a school assignment back in spring of 2004 after finishing Night (Elie Wiesel). It's about a girl who, while heading over to a friend's house on a September afternoon in 1947, meets a boy who survived the Holocaust. This has no placement whatsoever with any of my other stories.
Seeking Solace: This is a short piece I wrote focusing on the character of Sharpe when he's only a teenager. I like this piece because it shows him as a teenager, before he became the "evil chemistry teacher" that most of the other characters know him as. Hopefully this piece will be woven into a longer story or I'll write more snapshots from his life because everything that happens in his life makes him who he is.
Silent Tears: This piece was written in the perspective of Michael Liu and is actually a part of a longer story that I'm writing with a friend right now. It's basically him staying up until about 2 AM and writing about what's on his heart at that moment.
The High School Dance: This is a story that I wrote when Michael and the whole group were all high school freshmen. All these characters belong to me and this story sets the stage for a lot of everything else that happens in later high school years, even if it isn't written that well. And Sharpe gives his typical greeting to Evan... "Mr. Saunders, I presume".
The School Play: In January 2007, I took a class where we had to write a short script, so this is what came out of that assignment. Our instructor gave us the assignment and made it due the next day, so this was my pathetic attempt at writing a script. Yeah, Scott and Sam are both theater dorks and I should really revise this piece a little because I was writing in a time crunch, so not all the stuff was in-character. Even Sam's description of being "preppy" doesn't really fit her. She's a lot like Eowyn from LotR, as she can be a girly-girl, but she'd rather not admit that and she would rather follow the boys (namely her twin and Michael) around and hang out with them.
The Substitute Teacher: This piece was written as a prologue to Snapshots. Sharpe is absent from school one day and things don't run very smoothly. Currently incomplete.
Snapshots Through Time: Currently my pet. It starts out when Sharpe receives a few items from Josiah Alton. It was originally only supposed to be a one-shot, but there was too much potential for character development with various people. I have finished the first five chapters.
Maplewood Chronicles: Random stories about the students who attended Maplewood Academy. Their school was in existance from the 1950s through 1999 (according to Sharpe). Most of these stories are centered around Sharpe and the other students in his graduating class of 1988, namely Mac O'Brien, Rose McGonigall, Tetsuya Takahashi and Kiyoshi Sato.