Julia Mars
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Joined 12-12-06, id: 549829, Profile Updated: 04-23-09
Author has written 28 stories for Historical, Romance, Biography, Love, Friendship, Nature, Haiku, Humor, Essay, General, and Life.

Welcome to my world. Since I am hoping to write professionally some day, PLEASE let me know what you think. The fics vary in length, but I don't think your time will be wasted. One piece, "Rurouni Samurai," was published in my High School's literary magazine, Voices. Although I dabble in poems and essays, I prefer short stories/novels. I don't actually have any novels just yet, but I'd like to think my short stories have improved quite a bit since "Rurouni Samurai."

A note about reviews: while I'm glad to hear when my stories are liked, I am the first person to admit that they can all use work. Any constructive criticism would be more than welcome and very much appreciated.

Also concerning some things that came up in reviews: I know that some of my characters are similar across stories. I wrote a lot of these pieces around the same time in response to things happening in my life, so I'm well aware that characters echo each others. Try to look at the stories on their own until I can show a more well-rounded selection. A few stories also refer to outside songs/works/media. That's just for my enjoyment :)

For my fanfiction, check out my account at Fanfiction.net. If there's anything else you'd like to know about me, check out my LJ or my Myspace. I also have a deviantART now.

Note to those I know personally:
Admittedly, some things here were inspired by true events and people, not always in their best moments. The stories are NOT in any way my critique of you as a person. They are usually a combination of exaggeration, cynicism, and fiction. In no way do they reflect my opinion of you, so please be like Amanda and take it with a sense of humor:
(1:50:14 AM): why do i have to be named Laurie in your stories?? Why couldn't i have a cooler name?
(1:50:20 AM): lol
(1:50:41 AM): i sound like eric's sister on that 70s show

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Double Vision reviews
Luke's mom is a twin, and his cousins are twins. Surrounded by pairs, and feeling inadequate when his mother lavishes attention and sometimes blatant favoritism on his cousins , Luke imagines what his own twin would be like.
Fiction: General - Rated: T - English - Drama/Family - Chapters: 5 - Words: 4,878 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 1 - Published: 9/11/2008 - Complete
Danny Boy
The homecoming of a Prodigal trumpet player, and reuniting with the mentor he left behind. What happened while he was gone, and why did he come back?
Fiction: General - Rated: T - English - Drama/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,598 - Published: 9/11/2008 - Complete
Jupiter Jazz reviews
It's that person from your past who you wanted to keep up with but haven't, and you've got the chance to meet again. Will you be reminded of what drove you apart, or will the spark of yesteryear reignite? The songs mentioned are from Cowboy Bebop.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,934 - Reviews: 2 - Updated: 6/30/2007 - Published: 12/17/2006 - Complete
Poker Shots
You can't count on someone to always be the same. Inspired by a conversation I had recently with an old friend I hadn't seen in few months.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 884 - Published: 6/3/2007 - Complete
my dancer reviews
She's not letting this dream pass her by just yet.
Fiction: General - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 661 - Reviews: 1 - Updated: 3/20/2007 - Published: 12/17/2006 - Complete
Roma
An anecdote based on the ugly American stereotype.
Fiction: Humor - Rated: T - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 609 - Updated: 3/20/2007 - Published: 12/17/2006 - Complete
Jupiter Jazz vs the untitled work in point of view reviews
This is essentially my frustration trying to write something for a prompt. I'd tried about three different angles, and none worked, so the poem came out about how I wanted to write about one person, but all that was coming out was about someone else.
Poetry: Love - Rated: T - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 236 - Reviews: 2 - Updated: 3/20/2007 - Published: 12/16/2006 - Complete
resting place
sort of a lead in to Jupiter Jazz, just a short about the underbelly of a city call it a redemption.
Poetry: Life - Rated: T - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 113 - Published: 12/29/2006 - Complete
Cuts reviews
Are you really over it if you're still hesitant to let anyone find out?
Fiction: Biography - Rated: T - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,721 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 12/28/2006 - Complete
Wings
A few drinks, a few relationships problems, a few friends are all you need.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 898 - Published: 12/17/2006 - Complete
outsider
Another experiment for a class, sort of a parody on the Red Shoes essay which switches every paragraph from academic prose to creative memoir.
Fiction: Biography - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,034 - Published: 12/17/2006 - Complete
fall colors
Again, semiautobiographical, even if it actually takes place in early Spring. The tragedy of death is what gives life its beauty.
Fiction: Essay - Rated: T - English - Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 842 - Published: 12/17/2006 - Complete
anime redemption
This is a little bit more academic than I usually write. I'm probably going to edit this and make it more userfriendly, but I'd like to know what's working before I tear it apart.
Fiction: Essay - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,913 - Favs: 1 - Published: 12/17/2006
the untitled work in point of view reviews
Can you blame her for not wanting to change her religion and get married? Can you blame him for wanting the love of his life to wait for him? Or can you blame them both for not being honest? Note: real people swear, and so do my characters.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 2 - Words: 718 - Reviews: 3 - Published: 12/16/2006 - Complete
sweet reviews
just a goofy one for comic relief, admittedly hugely inspired by Sir Teabing's line in The DaVinci Code.
Poetry: Haiku - Rated: K+ - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 14 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 12/16/2006 - Complete
rhubato reviews
music series
Poetry: Haiku - Rated: K+ - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 15 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 12/16/2006 - Complete
loss reviews
is it obvious yet that I wrote a lot of my stuff right after my boyfriend and I broke up?
Poetry: Haiku - Rated: T - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 13 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 12/16/2006 - Complete
harmony reviews
music series
Poetry: Haiku - Rated: K+ - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 13 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 12/16/2006 - Complete
dissonance reviews
music series
Poetry: Haiku - Rated: K+ - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 11 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 12/16/2006 - Complete
torch
A parody on the idea of carrying a torch for someone, or in this case not being able to.
Poetry: Love - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 332 - Published: 12/16/2006 - Complete
silky pink
Just a quick poem, attempting to relate everything back to a flower.
Poetry: Nature - Rated: K+ - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 123 - Published: 12/16/2006 - Complete
crash and burn
We've all had a friend who dated THAT one, the one you hated, the one you knew was a one way ticket to hell. This is a pessimistic outlook on a friend's questionable new relationship.
Poetry: Friendship - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 219 - Published: 12/16/2006 - Complete
like a dog in the rain
Falling out of love is hard to do, especially when everything has a memory tied to it, and most of the memories are good ones. I was happy then, and I don't want to forget that.
Poetry: Love - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 159 - Published: 12/16/2006 - Complete
the door
Kind of a parody on the cliché of closing the door to opportunity. Also a hopeless romantic ending that I haven't gotten yet.
Poetry: Love - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 179 - Published: 12/16/2006 - Complete
Saxophone reviews
Slightly autobiographical, moreso hopeless romantic, an attempt to tie everything together.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 494 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 12/16/2006 - Complete
freedom in restriction reviews
Every little girl wants to be a ballerina at some point in time, right? It's fun while it lasts, but we all have to grow up sometime.
Fiction: Biography - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 269 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 12/16/2006 - Complete
Laurie
This isn't your average romance story. More of a whatif I decided to follow in the style of Hemingway's Hills Like White Elephants.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Parody/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 498 - Published: 12/16/2006 - Complete
Rurouni Samurai reviews
This started out as a fanfiction, but I really wanted to publish it in my High School's literary magazine. I reworked it and placed it in ancient Japan instead, and I'm very proud of the result. It was published in Voices 2005.
Fiction: Historical - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,104 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 12/15/2006 - Complete