Halani
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Joined 03-08-07, id: 559248, Profile Updated: 09-28-12
Author has written 14 stories for General, Romance, Horror, War, General, Young Adult, and Love.

So as of right now, I'm having this sudden and weird urge to update my profile. Shall we begin?

Age: I am currently 18 years old.

Religion: For me, my religion plays a huge part in how I approach writing and how I approach topics that I write about. I'm Church of Christ, but I have been exposed to other denominations and religions, so I'm not entirely sheltered. I am not a strict Church of Christ goer, so I have no problem with many things, but there are a few that I may write about but not necessarily encourage in every day life.

Favorite Books: Seeing as this is a site where you can write things, this seems very relevant. As of now some of my favorite books are the autobiographical books by Nic Sheff as well as his father, The Secret History, anything by Chuck Palahniuk, Crime and Punishment, The Grapes of Wrath, Johnny Got His Gun, The Perks of Being a Wallflower and anything by Ellen Hopkins.

Favorite Movies/TV Shows: Movies and TV are some of my most favorite things to do. As far as movies go I like...Titanic, Sweeney Todd, P.S. I Love You, The Dark Knight, 27 Dresses, Amazing Grace, Weekend at Bernie's, Across the Universe, Salem's Lot, Van Helsing and my all-time favorite The Little Mermaid. Being at college means I don't have many opportunities to watch television, but when I do watch TV I enjoy Breaking Bad, Mad Men, Switched at Birth, Doctor Who and probably a few others I cannot think of right now.

Music: Music plays a huge role when I write. Usually when I listen to a song I get inspiration out the wazoo. Such as for Maybe Isn't Good Enough I listened to Thunder by Boys Like Girls about eight or nine times in a row because it was just the most amazing song then. As for now. . . I really get inspiration from Blue October. Yet, while I write, I love to listen to fun., He is We, Florence and the Machine, Ellie Goulding, Young the Giant, Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, Scars on 45, Maroon 5, Ed Sheeran, City and Colour, Bon Iver and Glen Hansard.

Other contact? If you would really like to contact me you can email me or private message me.

What I write: I'm definitely a romantic when it comes to writing. I do not actually believe in romance or that "one perfect person," but I do enjoy the thought of that occurring. I may try to be funny, but usually not. Horror is also not one of my strong suits, nor is an adventure tale. I enjoy writing about every day situations and either heightening them or adding new elements. Most of my characters are based on my friends or people I know in my life. Many stories are also inspired by them giving me a topic and telling me to write. I love a push and what they ask usually works wonders. :)

In-Progress Story Summaries

Broken Commitments- Tara, committed to sexual purity since 8th grade, has just broken the most important commitment in her entire life. A few weeks after breaking that commitment, she finds out that she is pregnant. As Tara struggles with the moral battle against her mom, the emotional issue with herself, and the stress that is building up between her and her fiance, she finds more to herself than she could ever imagine.

Little commentary: It has officially been about 5 years since I've started this story. I do really want to rewrite it, using the knowledge of writing I have now. This will not happen in the near future, but it will happen at some point. Until then, you can enjoy what is there, although it will not be as good as you might hope.

In-The-Works Story Summaries

Brookwood (a series)-I'm going to make this a cliche series of stories about different people at a school called Brookwood. Beware of many cliche moments and cheesy chapters.

1st story summary, title:Let Me Entertain You: Amber has been at Brookwood schools her whole life. She has the perfect best friend, the perfect boyfriend, and an arrogantly perfect brother. Yet, when she receives some news enacted by her lifetime enemy, her world is turned upside down.

2nd story summary, title:There's Someone New at Brookwood: It's Tyger's first year of school since rehab. When she comes back, she'll have to face some pretty big temptations. When giving into one, her whole life is flip-flopped and she must depend on all her friends for help. Will they be able to help her get through it? Or will Tyger be lost to drugs forever?

Title Not Decided- Ilyssa Swener was the victim in a horrible car accident. About six months later she's still in physical therapy to learn how to walk and use her hands like she used to. At one physical therapy session, her doctor tells her that she'll never be able to do what she loved again--playing the piano. What's worse is that her rock and guardian, her sister Leanna, is moving and has hired a new caretaker, Paul. Can Ilyssa learn to like her new caretaker? And can she learn to deal with the fact that she can never play piano again?

Intertwined- When the lives of a teenage straight-A student, an office worker with a dark secret, and an artist with a seemingly normal life intertwine, the results are a mixture of happiness, woe, and learning the basic lessons of life.

Completed Story Summaries

Jamie Lee- This is my first fictionpress story and is complete.

It's About Time- My first one-shot. It was a short story written for school.

Maybe Isn't Good Enough- Another one-shot.

Snail Race- Poem for English about a snail race.

Maybe Is Good Enough- Another one-shot. Opposite of Maybe ISNT Good Enough.

Nightmares- Story for English class.

All I Have Left- This is a poem for English. We had to write a war based poem because we were reading All Quiet On The Western Front.

The Girl and the Doll- Poem thing written for English for our fable project. Based on The Dog and the Manger.

Two Hearts- A poem I wrote in twenty minutes and it's for a literary magazine at school.

I Never Was, Until You- A short romantic tale about Carter and Annemarie. A couple destined to be together, but threatened to be torn apart. One-Shot.

Just Another Christmas- Based on my actual life, although most of the background is made up. One-shot.

Notes

The stories I write are completely and fully fictional. They aren't based on anyone or anything I've met or done. This statement is put on hold for pieces I post from my English class because they are usually based on fables, books, or stories. It is also put on hold for pieces that I bluntly state where I got the inspiration from. I appreciate reviews, but please, keep rude comments to private messages or the such (I appreciate criticism in reviews, just not "this sucks" or "this is horrible"). I also have no guarantee to when I'll update. I just recently started college and the workload is killer. I hope you enjoy my stories and don't be afraid to PM or email me if you have any comments or questions!

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From Harvard to Whoredom by Midnight.Moonlight.Mirage reviews
Love. Passion. Pain. Hate. Hollywood. She had sold her body for money, but her heart and soul were his. OFF FICTIONPRESS. AVAILABLE ON AMAZON KINDLE FEBRUARY 2, 2015. READ INSIDE FOR DETAILS AND POSSIBLE FREE DOWNLOAD!
Fiction: Romance - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 4 - Words: 1,641 - Reviews: 715 - Favs: 734 - Follows: 344 - Updated: 2/1/2015 - Published: 7/6/2010 - Complete
Private Lives, Public Property by Jessie L. Star - AKA star123 reviews
It's not easy to pretend you're in love for the sake of teenagers and housewives across the country but top footballer Lucas Goodspeed and shy, romantic Isobel Saunders soon discover that convincing themselves that they're not in love might be even harder. **Removed and now available on Amazon and Smashwords!**
Fiction: Romance - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 22 - Words: 7,974 - Reviews: 3193 - Favs: 3,389 - Follows: 1,421 - Updated: 2/23/2014 - Published: 4/16/2007 - Complete
Samantha by Mystified reviews
Samantha is a normal college student, until her apartment falls victim to a bomb, and she's kidnapped by a very mysterious, very handsome stranger, whose intentions aren't all that clear.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 40 - Words: 97,227 - Reviews: 3252 - Favs: 1,971 - Follows: 860 - Updated: 5/3/2011 - Published: 12/21/2002 - Complete
Another Little White Lie by dreamsreality reviews
Bethany Davis never saw Tyler Sanford, the infamous prankster of Jackson High, coming. It's too bad she was oblivious to the ultimate prank he was playing on her.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 2 - Words: 1,925 - Reviews: 73 - Favs: 23 - Follows: 34 - Updated: 1/24/2010 - Published: 7/7/2006
Want, Take, Have by SouledChampion reviews
ON HIATUS WILL BE COMPLETED. David Weston: the arrogant playboy. Samantha Spade: the quiet, sarcastic one. They get along like fire and ice. But the person Sam detests most is the best man to show her what it feels like to love and be loved
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 30 - Words: 175,375 - Reviews: 2022 - Favs: 1,874 - Follows: 915 - Updated: 2/6/2009 - Published: 8/8/2005
False Facades by Maeven reviews
Sam Westlane is the new kid in the famous all boys Crestan High School for the rich and the spoiled ... There's only one problem. Sam is a girl.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 30 - Words: 114,525 - Reviews: 7268 - Favs: 6,337 - Follows: 989 - Updated: 1/5/2009 - Published: 9/5/2003 - Complete
The Balcony by LovesickAuthor reviews
When Evan's world crashes down around her, there's only one place she goes. The balcony that she shares with Caleb. Can her make her realize that nothing is ever black and white? Rated T for implied adult situations and language.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 6 - Words: 9,895 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 8 - Updated: 7/16/2008 - Published: 6/29/2007
Love Kills by Cleopatra IV reviews
He's an assassin and she's the daughter of the man he's sent to kill. They're in high school, she wants to help, and he can feel his carefully built walls crumbling. She thinks her heart may be melting for him but she won't admit it without a fight.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 9 - Words: 16,851 - Reviews: 60 - Favs: 16 - Follows: 32 - Updated: 6/25/2008 - Published: 12/26/2006
The Tutoring Contract by pinkshades reviews
Tutoring's never been this complicated, thanks to Wes McDermott. He'll ignore you, then charm you. He'll insult you, then ask you out. With little studying going on, all Amy wants is for Wes to pick up a textbook ... before she murders him with it.DELETED
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,484 - Reviews: 968 - Favs: 994 - Follows: 943 - Updated: 3/17/2008 - Published: 2/16/2007
Tagged by Daydreamer-angel reviews
Tae had always rubbed Michaela up, the wrong way. He's everyone's knight in shining armor. Sexy,conceited and smart. Sadly, for her he happens to be her brother's BF and her sister's boyfriend. Her life just could not get worseā€¦until he kisses her.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 15 - Words: 54,484 - Reviews: 68 - Favs: 30 - Follows: 51 - Updated: 12/20/2007 - Published: 12/28/2006
I've Always Wanted to Date a Rockstar by Cleopatra IV reviews
Dani was an average student trying to get through her senior year wout much drama but she's a street racer and just met the three hottest guys in America. IMPORTANT NOTE
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 7 - Words: 13,275 - Reviews: 39 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 25 - Updated: 10/29/2007 - Published: 3/18/2007
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Snow Day
A girl's first snow day with her boyfriend.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 834 - Published: 2/15/2013 - Complete
Rainy Day reviews
Just a short little poem about wishes on a rainy day.
Poetry: Love - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 349 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 9/29/2012 - Complete
Boxes reviews
A short one-shot of a boy and a girl's journey through different stages of life together.
Fiction: Young Adult - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 6,442 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 7/21/2012 - Complete
Just Another Christmas
A semi-true tale of a Christmas ruined by estranged family who decided to stop by for a visit.
Fiction: General - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,556 - Published: 12/26/2010 - Complete
Broken Commitments reviews
In junior high, Tara made a commitment to sexual purity. However, when she breaks this commitment, her entire world is turned upside-down. And when the unthinkable happens, a moral war is waged and Tara must find where she stands. Hiatus/Currently being rewritten.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 22 - Words: 65,999 - Reviews: 29 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 8 - Updated: 11/21/2010 - Published: 9/25/2007
I Never Was, Until You
A tale of a couple destined to be together, but threatened to be torn apart. One shot.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,831 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 1 - Published: 10/26/2010 - Complete
Two Hearts
A poem about how a surgeon and an artist teach each other about the human heart in both the emotional and physical sense.
Poetry: General - Rated: K+ - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 648 - Published: 4/7/2010 - Complete
The Girl and the Doll
A grudge tears apart two sisters.
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 377 - Published: 3/22/2010 - Complete
All I Have Left
A poem I wrote for English after reading "All Quiet on the Western Front." It's the story of a woman and her son in the army.
Poetry: War - Rated: K+ - English - Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 200 - Published: 11/2/2009 - Complete
Nightmares
Ever since her best friend's death, Jeanne has felt guilty. Her guilt results in nightmares which results in insomnia. Jeanne must learn to accept that her friend's death was not her fault.
Fiction: General - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,519 - Published: 1/12/2009 - Complete
The Infection
One-shot describing the effects of an infection on mankind.
Fiction: Horror - Rated: T - English - Horror - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,657 - Published: 4/27/2008 - Complete
Maybe Is Good Enough
One shot! After running away from an unexpected relationship, Rachael comes back to face her past love.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,557 - Published: 2/29/2008 - Complete
Maybe Isn't Good Enough
They had been in love at some point, but their lives were ruined. Now a reunion brings unexpected feelings into the open. One shot.
Fiction: General - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,912 - Published: 1/13/2008 - Complete
Jamie Lee reviews
Jamie's life has gone south. Her dad and brother passed away, her mom remarried, and they've all moved. Jamie is scared to accept anyone of fear that she'll lose them. Can the new kid show her that she won't lose everyone? Or will she lose him too?
Fiction: General - Rated: T - English - Romance/Mystery - Chapters: 19 - Words: 72,580 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 4 - Updated: 9/23/2007 - Published: 4/16/2007 - Complete