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Joined 01-04-07, id: 551059, Profile Updated: 11-06-13
Author has written 9 stories for Spiritual, Haiku, Love, Nature, General, Romance, and General.

(previously Smiling Serenade)

If hers was the precise angle of cut crystal flashing in the light,
His was the warm glow of a candle through bone china.
If hers was long-stemmed red roses,
His was garden roses, on a trellis, still growing.

from Broken Chords by Barbara Snow Gilbert

I am always in the middle of several books.
My favourite is All the King's Men by the ingenius Robert Penn Warren.
Milan Kundera's The Unbearable Lightness of Being is the perfect combination of philosophy and literature.
And Alan Lightman's Einstein's Dreams is all that plus physics, too.

I will spend my life throwing myself into every one of my varied interests.
(It's hard to just choose one when I am in love with the entire world.)

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Lighthouse Charlie by Jessie L. Star - AKA star123 reviews
The first time I had kicked in the womb it had been when Max, a baby himself, had placed his hand against my mother's stomach. It had been the first, but certainly not the last, time I'd kicked him, and now suddenly he wasn't interested in a fight? Weird. **Removed and now available on Amazon and Smashwords!**
Fiction: Romance - Rated: M - English - Chapters: 20 - Words: 5,369 - Reviews: 1882 - Favs: 1,660 - Follows: 699 - Updated: 2/23 - Published: 2/20/2010 - Complete
More Than Anyone by templeton21 reviews
For some reason, the instant Ben and Olivia meet, they hate one another. Every time they're in the same room, all they seem to do is fight and trade insults. But according to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, hot hate is twin brother to hot love.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 21 - Words: 96,196 - Reviews: 1331 - Favs: 715 - Follows: 844 - Updated: 9/4/2013 - Published: 3/28/2009
Happiness Is by boys kiss girls reviews
One of my reviewers said it best... happiness really is this simple. [series]
Poetry: Haiku - Rated: K - English - Humor/Fantasy - Chapters: 47 - Words: 682 - Reviews: 154 - Favs: 33 - Follows: 8 - Updated: 6/23/2013 - Published: 1/12/2007
Maybe by CuriousContradiction reviews
The story of a girl who hid behind words, a boy who believed in art, and secondhand dreams in a world spinning too quickly.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 2 - Words: 867 - Reviews: 796 - Favs: 168 - Follows: 165 - Updated: 3/27/2013 - Published: 6/27/2009
Undiscovered by storywritergirl reviews
For Noelle Preston, a life without Adrian Hastings was a good one. And she intended to keep it that way. But it turns out you really don't know someone until you wake up in bed next to them with no recollection of how you got there.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: M - English - Chapters: 15 - Words: 90,702 - Reviews: 218 - Favs: 183 - Follows: 231 - Updated: 7/5/2011 - Published: 6/8/2009
Crazy Love by schradez007 reviews
"Because I love you, Cin, alright? I freaking fell for you the moment you threatened to light me on fire with a Bunsen burner if I didn't quit flirting with the TA." [UPDATED: 7/29/13. Several pages of new content!]
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,860 - Reviews: 46 - Favs: 225 - Follows: 10 - Updated: 4/23/2011 - Published: 3/24/2010 - Complete
Facebook Official by dear-llama reviews
One-shot. The best way to get over a guy? Date his new girlfriend's twin brother.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 24,651 - Reviews: 113 - Favs: 361 - Follows: 20 - Published: 1/21/2011 - Complete
Ceness of Gruffydd by moony2 reviews
In a world where the government chooses who you marry, Ceness was sure she'd marry a merchant just like her father, but even the government can make mistakes...
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Fantasy/Adventure - Chapters: 1 - Words: 69 - Reviews: 166 - Favs: 96 - Follows: 143 - Updated: 3/31/2010 - Published: 7/6/2007
eyelash by five north reviews
i wish for boys on eyelashes
Fiction: Romance - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 18 - Words: 11,193 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 2/28/2010 - Published: 1/17/2009 - Complete
Queen of the Darkiss by Soraya Cage reviews
COMPLETE: She didn't know the first thing about witch-vampire relations, he thought with a devious kind of pleasure. Maybe she would let him touch her. Summary inside.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: M - English - Romance/Supernatural - Chapters: 20 - Words: 60,425 - Reviews: 208 - Favs: 557 - Follows: 149 - Updated: 2/11/2010 - Published: 4/23/2009 - Complete
The Champagne Gang by punkturnedwriter reviews
..."Does that kiss have anything to do with why we're on a train to New York in the middle of the night?"
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Drama/Suspense - Chapters: 23 - Words: 197,541 - Reviews: 4044 - Favs: 3,255 - Follows: 1,427 - Updated: 1/18/2010 - Published: 6/18/2006 - Complete
The Healing Properties of Tea by Emakoke reviews
It's not every day a gorgeous, enigmatic stranger gives you a cup of tea just to cheer you up. Actually, in my case it is. Why is he doing this, and more importantly, who is he?
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 9 - Words: 29,161 - Reviews: 156 - Favs: 230 - Follows: 37 - Updated: 12/16/2009 - Published: 7/16/2009 - Complete
Paintings by The Patsy Dragon reviews
Toothbrush to toothbrush, a love letter.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 529 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 9/21/2009 - Complete
Thinking of You by Mrs. Robinson reviews
The little package on the surface is exactly where it was set four months ago. It looks almost the same. The bow is drooping, and the polka dots don’t seem quite as cheerful as they once did.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 462 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 2 - Published: 9/17/2009 - Complete
When a Fish loves a Bird by GrayKit reviews
A short fairy tale about a goldfish and the love she bore for a hawk. Love can bring both great happiness and great sadness. Where might a love such as this lead our goldfish?
Fiction: Romance - Rated: K - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,180 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 3 - Published: 8/27/2009 - Complete
Hey There Jemima by Qzie reviews
Here's to Aunt Jemima and her syrupy ways. --A parody of Hey There Delilah--
Poetry: Song - Rated: K - English - Parody/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 269 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 3 - Published: 8/11/2009 - Complete
Counting Stars by Chekhov's Scribe reviews
She wants to know how many stars are in the sky. He gives her a runaway answer. And it all leads to star counting, star taking, and a somewhat wayward love confession.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 618 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 3 - Published: 8/3/2009 - Complete
Duty Isn't Everything by JaneBarrie reviews
We acted as though we were the perfect husband and wife, like our parents told us to. Even they believe that we love each other. The fact is, I've stopped acting a long time ago.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 20 - Words: 46,618 - Reviews: 566 - Favs: 572 - Follows: 271 - Updated: 7/31/2009 - Published: 8/8/2008 - Complete
Personal Bias by Le Meg reviews
Julia King learns just how hard it is to remain professional in the face of personal bias and, oh, complete and utter loathing, when her boss takes on a new but familiar client. Written for the "I Love To Hate You" challenge.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 9,949 - Reviews: 179 - Favs: 592 - Follows: 32 - Published: 6/28/2009 - Complete
View from the Top by JamieBell reviews
“Is this where I try to make you laugh?” he murmured against my hair a few moments later. I allowed a happy little grin to steal across my face. This was kind of nice. Cozy even. I wiggled my toes contentedly inside my mismatched polka-dot socks. One-shot
Fiction: Romance - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,629 - Reviews: 48 - Favs: 169 - Follows: 9 - Published: 6/25/2009 - Complete
Thirty Days by Em Wolf reviews
Layla Cherezli, beautiful heiress to billions has thirty days before she is thrown into a marriage with a callous, redheaded Adonis. But will her crude hostility and temper be enough to drive away a man determined to break and make her his own? REMOVED
Fiction: Romance - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 11 - Words: 6,940 - Reviews: 1182 - Favs: 983 - Follows: 355 - Updated: 6/5/2009 - Published: 12/9/2005 - Complete
The Rules of Engagement by judevanderhall reviews
She's a bleeding heart liberal. He's a jaded Marine. She's the best friend. He's the older brother. She's middle class. He's loaded. And they're sharing the same address. Painfully cliché? You have no idea. SKoW Winner and Runner-up, Round 8.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 21 - Words: 78,321 - Reviews: 786 - Favs: 1,708 - Follows: 369 - Updated: 5/29/2009 - Published: 1/18/2009 - Complete
Love Poems for Nerds by Qzie reviews
How do I love thee, let me express the ways through grammar, math, science, band, choir, geography, physics, computers, history, literature, the Internet, and MORE!
Poetry: Love - Rated: K+ - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 12 - Words: 2,156 - Reviews: 22 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 5/16/2009 - Published: 4/19/2009
I'm A Fragment Without You by Qzie reviews
Would you be the adverb to my adjective? Could I be the subject to your action? You're the only pronoun in my life. Your name is the only one in capitalization.
Poetry: Love - Rated: K - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 212 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 7 - Published: 4/15/2009 - Complete
FM by Mrs. Robinson reviews
My dad has always listened to the radio. I never knew it meant this much to me.
Fiction: General - Rated: K+ - English - Humor/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 614 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 2 - Published: 10/27/2008 - Complete
Letters to Mary McGraw by JaneBarrie reviews
What's your name?" he asked, hand on the door knob. She smiled, "Mary." "Like the Virgin?" he laughed, stepping out of the restaurant. SKoW Challenge Response
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 16 - Words: 42,076 - Reviews: 268 - Favs: 320 - Follows: 59 - Updated: 7/28/2008 - Published: 5/21/2008 - Complete
Eidolon by Myrika reviews
My name is Cassandra Davidson, and I have more than one master. And so I dance because this is my cue now. //REMOVED//
Fiction: General - Rated: M - English - Drama - Chapters: 13 - Words: 2,453 - Reviews: 809 - Favs: 204 - Follows: 86 - Updated: 1/26/2008 - Published: 9/28/2006 - Complete
Chocolate Chips by just dani reviews
shameless sensation, little trinkets of chocolate molded from lust...
Poetry: Love - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 115 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 1 - Published: 5/11/2007 - Complete
Venice by just dani reviews
575, 757 haiku. R&R thanx
Poetry: Haiku - Rated: K - English - Romance/Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 21 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Published: 5/11/2007 - Complete
we are poetry by sloppy firsts reviews
inspired by pennames.
Poetry: Love - Rated: K - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 77 - Reviews: 36 - Favs: 8 - Published: 12/12/2005
Petals by Danielle Night reviews
COMPLETE In nineteenth century London, it isn't considered proper for a young lady to send flowers to a healthy young bachelor. But when Adrian Morey receives a bouquet with a challenge, he can't help but be intrigued.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Humor - Chapters: 18 - Words: 35,743 - Reviews: 877 - Favs: 1,626 - Follows: 112 - Updated: 9/1/2005 - Published: 1/23/2005 - Complete
His Phenomenal Eyes by Bleeding Air reviews
STORY REMOVED. I wanted him to look at me. I wanted him to sing to me. But no, this song was dedicated to a girl who he had never met and would probably never know. Oh God. I wanted to cry for him. Oneshot!
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 371 - Reviews: 362 - Favs: 359 - Follows: 29 - Updated: 9/4/2004 - Published: 5/22/2004 - Complete
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Skopos
Prose poetry. Ongoing collection.
Fiction: General - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 178 - Published: 3/27/2013
Endless Showers of Petals reviews
Floriography. An ongoing series of haikus about what certain flowers mean to me and in general.
Poetry: Haiku - Rated: K - English - Romance/Poetry - Chapters: 12 - Words: 150 - Reviews: 24 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 8/17/2010 - Published: 4/27/2008
Mirage reviews
Drabble. We're all looking for our identities. But how reliable are first glances? My heart dances when you look at me. But what is it that you're really trying to say?
Fiction: Romance - Rated: K - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 104 - Reviews: 5 - Published: 1/21/2010 - Complete
She carries a yellow pail at her elbow reviews
Untitled. Inspired by the famed Morton Salt Umbrella Girl.
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 39 - Reviews: 5 - Published: 10/18/2009 - Complete
Liberty reviews
To be engulfed by nature's beauties.
Poetry: Nature - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 23 - Reviews: 5 - Published: 4/2/2008 - Complete
Innocence reviews
A couple separated by nature. Yet, reunited under the cover of darkness.
Poetry: Love - Rated: K - English - Romance/Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 63 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 1 - Published: 4/2/2008 - Complete
A Kiss reviews
A gift for only the most worthy.
Poetry: Haiku - Rated: K - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 12 - Reviews: 4 - Published: 4/2/2008 - Complete
A Blanket of Purity reviews
A brief reflection upon the season of winter and the emotions that it evokes.
Poetry: Haiku - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 12 - Reviews: 4 - Published: 3/28/2008 - Complete
Breathing Seconds reviews
English assignment. A short story about the last living memories and thoughts of a martyr.
Fiction: Spiritual - Rated: T - English - Spiritual/Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 758 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Published: 2/13/2008 - Complete