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Joined 01-10-07, id: 552115, Profile Updated: 12-15-09
Author has written 10 stories for Romance, Life, General, and Love.

lovers alone wear sunlight - e. e. cummings


I am probably the most cynical and practical hopeless romantic you will meet. I think it makes me quirky.

I can't whistle.

I believe that laughter is the universal language and a smile is the cheapest and fastest way to feel like a million bucks.

I am a junior in college and will be spending my spring semester in Ireland.

My initials are my name.

Since I was little, I've dreamed of becoming a world-famous author...

Then I realized I don't have much to say.


I never understood the point of being sad when I could choose to be happy. -Megan McCafferty; Second Helpings


My Stories

One-Shots:

Forgetting the Breeze- Written when I was a freshman in high school. Kind of embarrassing to look at now, but nostalgic and sweet at the same time. Damien Rice's "The Blower's Daughter" was the first song to ever make me cry. So I had to try and get some of those feelings on paper at the time.

Plastic Chairs and Whitewashed Walls- Again, written years ago when I was a freshman or sophomore in high school. This one was inspired by Death Cab for Cutie's "What Sarah Said" (sensing a pattern here?). It is my teenage attempt at tragic and highly emotional.

Song of Love- My most recent short story. Based off a similar relationship I was going through at the time (if we're being totally honest, still going through). Rather sappy at times, rather silly at times, and rather sad at times. The lead character is basically me, though, so I can't hate on it too much.

Poetry:

Wendy's Wish- Just a little something cutesies I wrote while in the process of going through choosing colleges I believe. I was feeling nostalgic.

Lead Balloons- Trying to convey the feeling of being weighted down when all you want to do is fly. An odd image that (still) seems to work for me.

Shadows- Originally written in Spanish for class, actually. Not too sure where this one came from. Feelings of disillusionment and loss of innocence, I suppose.

Never Be- The first of many (many, many, many) poems about a certain figure in my life. Probably the first thing I posted on here that was very personal and raw. I just felt like I had to share it at the time and I'm glad I did.

Blinded Dusk- Also, not too sure where this came from. But there is a definite sense of entrapment in this one. I love it when my poetry ends up surprising me at the end.

Waiting on Maybe- The second in my "Never Be" published collection. I wrote this while physically waiting on that maybe, so it's kind of disorganized and choppy at times. But it ended up sounding just the way I was feeling so I kept it as is.

Novels:

Typecast: My brain baby. I have SO many ideas for this story and SO many notebook pages filled with scenes and dialogue and character lists and plot points and story maps and yadda yadda yadda where Child Psychology notes should be. I hope to find the time to take this story where I want it to go. It will definitely unleash my happier side to fictionpress. I seem to be rather dark and depressing with most of my writing here. Which is kind of like my alter ego. So I hope this will take off soon.


Updated: 12/16/09

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Avoiding Commitment by craziebabe45 reviews
PREVIEW ONLY Jack and Lexi never had a typical relationship. After 2 years without speaking, he asks her to convince the new girl that he's ready to commmit. Throw in her hot brother & a past with secrets to unravel & you get a recipe for disaster SKOW WINNER
Fiction: Romance - Rated: M - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 26 - Words: 18,824 - Reviews: 266 - Favs: 214 - Follows: 60 - Updated: 2/22/2011 - Published: 12/24/2009
The Importance of Getting Revenge by mandybeth reviews
Her boyfriend dumped her for a first class skank and she wants revenge. He's her ex's archenemy who wants a little revenge of his own. Pretending to date each other could be the perfect solution to both of their problems, right? Then again, maybe not.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 4 - Words: 2,530 - Reviews: 2833 - Favs: 1,389 - Follows: 1,183 - Updated: 7/16/2009 - Published: 12/29/2007
They Call it a Cliché by angels and effects reviews
REMOVED. So he's my twin brother's best friend. The supposedly hot one who gets the girls while I hang out with the loud mouthed, all round idolized jocks of the school. Then he kisses me one night... wait, WHAT?
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Humor/Drama - Chapters: 34 - Words: 2,334 - Reviews: 4208 - Favs: 2,143 - Follows: 1,025 - Updated: 6/3/2009 - Published: 8/30/2006 - Complete
Letters to You by Kendal reviews
The last time she'd talked to him, he was wearing a coconut bra, a grass skirt, and more makeup than a Las Vegas prostitute. Peyton Schulyer could only wonder at the intricacies of Fate that left her cryptography partners with Jordan Cross.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 2 - Words: 3,893 - Reviews: 284 - Favs: 256 - Follows: 116 - Updated: 5/20/2009 - Published: 1/6/2008 - Complete
Brier Wood by cu-kid reviews
Davi Marshall left Brier Wood ten years ago with the intention of never returning. Now, she is forced to face her past, the demons that wait for her to confront them, and the man who is nothing like the boy she once knew.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: M - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 23 - Words: 114,145 - Reviews: 554 - Favs: 1,362 - Follows: 196 - Updated: 4/17/2009 - Published: 3/5/2009 - Complete
It's Greek for Love by judevanderhall reviews
On a beach in Corfu, Helga meets Kit. She’s preoccupied with her past and he’s anxious about the future, but maybe for one night they can live in the present. A story about love found, love lost, and finding it all over again. A one-shot in four parts.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: M - English - Chapters: 4 - Words: 11,136 - Reviews: 49 - Favs: 92 - Follows: 12 - Updated: 4/5/2009 - Published: 2/5/2009 - Complete
Tomfoolery by Nonsensically reviews
Tomfoolery: noun. 1. foolish behavior. [See: Carmichael, Jason.] Fun, funny, charming, and irresistable Jason Carmichael. His mischievous ways caught me offguard and full force. Literally. And, try as I might, I just can't seem to stay away.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 13 - Words: 80,801 - Reviews: 175 - Favs: 89 - Follows: 73 - Updated: 3/2/2009 - Published: 4/16/2007
Clotheslines by hyacinthgirl18 reviews
Just a short drabble... I bet you've never thought of clotheslines as romantic, have you? Maybe you will after this, then.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 531 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 1 - Published: 2/19/2009 - Complete
Lust, Hate, and Something Inexplicably Wonderful by Alasse reviews
Kendra Cumming thought that she hated David Neilsen. In fact, she was sure of it. But could it be possible that something more than hate and lust could develop between these two? And is hate or lust closer to love?
Fiction: Romance - Rated: M - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 19 - Words: 115,147 - Reviews: 444 - Favs: 410 - Follows: 258 - Updated: 1/21/2008 - Published: 10/24/2005
Avery Susan Sanders is not an Ass by Justice Bana reviews
Avery Sanders should have been pleased that she received a full ride to Verminton University, one of the most prestigious colleges around. All goes well until she meets Jack Shanahan. He's rich, arrogant, and his father is paying for Avery's education.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: M - English - Humor - Chapters: 39 - Words: 101,808 - Reviews: 2445 - Favs: 2,515 - Follows: 544 - Updated: 10/25/2007 - Published: 4/1/2005 - Complete
Catch You by Kendal reviews
The first time she met him, she wondered if it was possible to die of embarrassment. The second time, shame quickly turned into amusement. After that, what was left to worry about? Oh, right. Figuring out what the heck he wanted. [Fin.]
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 2 - Words: 1,659 - Reviews: 164 - Favs: 221 - Follows: 47 - Updated: 10/12/2007 - Published: 10/3/2007 - Complete
Walls Apart by bangbangstartagain reviews
[COMPLETE] She liked rock music. He preferred classical. She said what she thought. He thought before he said. She was from the 21st Century. He was from the 19th. There were more than walls keeping them apart.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Drama/Supernatural - Chapters: 18 - Words: 79,951 - Reviews: 526 - Favs: 900 - Follows: 203 - Updated: 9/12/2007 - Published: 1/4/2007 - Complete
Eulogies and Post It Notes Can Change the World! by Imaginary Parachute reviews
[VERY LONG ONE SHOT] Abe Pruitt is going to improve the world, and she's doing it with sticky notes. Jack St. James is going to keep on being bothersome, and he looks good doing it, damn him. Doesn't it suck when the tables are turned? [EDITED]
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 13,743 - Reviews: 349 - Favs: 1,193 - Follows: 69 - Updated: 6/29/2007 - Published: 6/5/2007 - Complete
Breathtakingly Gorgeous by xoxluurve reviews
[ONE SHOT] “I'm already in love with someone,” I said. “And who is this supposed moron,” he muttered darkly. I turned and looked at him. Oh God, here goes the last shred of dignity I own. I took a deep breath. “You.”
Fiction: Romance - Rated: K+ - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 82 - Reviews: 382 - Favs: 1,377 - Follows: 95 - Published: 6/6/2007 - Complete
Something Short of Ordinary by NehemiaH reviews
First love. First heartbreak. Cliches. Fighting the norm. Winters. Springs. Tears. Joy. Happiness. Life. A collection of one shots. Always in progress.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 24 - Words: 70,208 - Reviews: 221 - Favs: 88 - Follows: 28 - Updated: 3/2/2007 - Published: 6/3/2003
Bookstore by Imaginary Parachute reviews
[ONESHOT] It was one of the gestures and awkwardly innocent conversations that comes straight out of a disarmingly heartfelt movie. I was just an innocent bystander who saw their tentative dance around each other's shyness. It was pretty hard hitting.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,505 - Reviews: 196 - Favs: 619 - Follows: 36 - Published: 2/25/2007 - Complete
Good Girls Don't Play with Fire by adio kalinihta reviews
Reese was a good girl. Conscientious, effective, and thorough. Everything in her life was planned perfectly, except for a little infatuation with a certain arrogant brat named Cole Roderick. Oneshot.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 7,527 - Reviews: 153 - Favs: 561 - Follows: 38 - Published: 7/30/2006 - Complete
When You Own the Universe by Secretive reviews
He’s perceived as a spoiled rich kid that always gets what he wants. She’s seen as a cynical loner with an anger issue. But neither are truly what they seem what happens when they begin to notice this? What happens when he “buys” her for a week?
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Humor/Drama - Chapters: 26 - Words: 112,384 - Reviews: 3610 - Favs: 3,305 - Follows: 328 - Updated: 3/25/2006 - Published: 10/16/2003 - Complete
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: 1,627 - Follows: 112 - Updated: 9/1/2005 - Published: 1/23/2005 - Complete
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Waiting on Maybe reviews
An embarrassing confession that I would never admit to other than here. Hoping that it will let people know they are not alone in being alone.
Poetry: Love - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 342 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 12/15/2009 - Complete
Typecast reviews
I was the best friend of the girl who got to ride off into the sunset with the guy of her dreams. And I was happy for her. Really. Well, I guess I would probably be happier if I didn't happen to be in love with the aforementioned Prince Charming. Whoops.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 2 - Words: 6,926 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 7/18/2009 - Published: 2/20/2009
Blinded Dusk reviews
she sees them blink like diamonds at dusk, casting fluttering shadows across her skin.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K+ - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 226 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 1/28/2009 - Complete
Never Be reviews
We seemed like strangers / But felt like lovers / Who never got the chance to love.
Poetry: Love - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 276 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 10/23/2008 - Complete
Song of Love reviews
I fought to keep the impending grin from spreading across my face. If there was one thing I couldn’t deny about William Keegan, it was that he sure knew how to charm his way out of trouble. Rated for mild language.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 8,282 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 1 - Published: 5/6/2008 - Complete
Shadows reviews
Scattered piles of shattered pieces lay forgotten on the battered floor.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 140 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Published: 5/14/2007 - Complete
Lead Balloons reviews
We’ll start over from scratch, and pretend our past is nothing but fiction.
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Poetry/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 250 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 2 - Published: 4/19/2007 - Complete
Wendy's Wish reviews
Just a little scribble. So let’s go back. Back to when kisses were thimbles...
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 202 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 4/19/2007 - Complete
Plastic Chairs and White Washed Walls reviews
Inspired by Death Cab for Cutie's What Sarah Said. It happened in one, fleeting instant. I kept repeating this to everyone. It was so quick. I didn’t see it coming. They said that was all it took.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,692 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Published: 2/27/2007 - Complete
Forgetting the Breeze reviews
Inspired by Damien Rice's The Blower's Daughter. It's New Year's Eve and there is only one thing that Faith Harris wants back before midnight.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,270 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Published: 2/18/2007 - Complete