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Joined 03-16-07, id: 560393, Profile Updated: 05-11-09
Author has written 18 stories for Biography, Humor, General, Young Adult, Kids, Essay, Spiritual, Sci-Fi, and Horror.

I have been writing since I was little, most of it stemming from the love of reading my mother instilled in me from birth. Like most young girls, I began writing about castles and dragons and princesses, all of it filled with the romance of fairytales that children are bombarded with. Then the real world set in, and about the only time I wrote anything was for a class assignment. That way of life shifted again when I entered high school and the furor of teenage angst set in. I co-wrote stories that my friend and I labeled as "Deaths," as the main characters in the stories walked into some sort of ironic demise. After high school, I wrote "Sometimes you just have to say..." as a tribute to high school memories because most of it was just too amusing to forget.

My writing style, however, has changed dramatically since entering the writing program at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, and it continues to develop the more I write.

I am the co-editor of Sushi Tuesday, which is where I place most of my shorter thoughts of daily life. You can check it out by clicking the link to my homepage.

Please review my work. As an aspiring writer, I value constructive criticism. I also beta read, for anyone interested.

"Learning to Swim" has become "Necessity," which is told from Mick's POV. I have also revised the ending to "Poachers." Let me know what you think.

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Pharaoh by thesarius reviews
When Septunamun, Pharaoh of all Egypt, is killed in battle, his throne is left open for the taking. Who will it be? the dispassionate wife, the ruthless son, the introverted daughter, the ambitious foreigner, or the youngest daughter: the power-hungry Iset?
Fiction: Historical - Rated: T - English - Drama/Suspense - Chapters: 27 - Words: 141,836 - Reviews: 113 - Favs: 34 - Follows: 35 - Updated: 6/1/2013 - Published: 4/8/2007
The Lone Islands second draft by Translucently Opaque reviews
A voyage to explore the islands surrounding the country of Kamenlad is put at risk by storms, enchantments, and betrayal. The long days at sea can have a harrowing effect on fast friendships, and the seemingly insignificant can be the most destructive.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: K+ - English - Adventure/Humor - Chapters: 12 - Words: 37,977 - Reviews: 25 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 4/24/2009 - Published: 4/21/2006
The Unhappiness Factor by lesseninglessons reviews
A darkly satirical look at a future society where unhappiness is a crime. Co-written by Alex Moore and Erik Olsen. Complete
Fiction: Humor - Rated: T - English - Humor/Suspense - Chapters: 36 - Words: 115,277 - Reviews: 160 - Favs: 89 - Follows: 27 - Updated: 6/23/2008 - Published: 10/8/2005
Building Your Own Frankenstein Monster by Michael Gettings reviews
The task can be pretty intimidating, sure, but with the right guidelines, you should have your own monster in no time flat. Short absurdist essay I wrote the other day, modeled after one of my favorite comedians.
Fiction: Humor - Rated: K+ - English - Humor/Horror - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,236 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 1 - Published: 5/23/2008 - Complete
Sid Linner and the Missing Key by Michael Gettings reviews
Oliver Henry was a poor man with a terrible car, and after awakening at the gym one day, is aghast to find the key to his car missing... Will Sid be able to help the man, or will this finally be the case that breaks his back? Not a chance!
Fiction: Humor - Rated: K+ - English - Humor/Mystery - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,238 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 2 - Published: 4/25/2008 - Complete
Sid Linner, the Sad Man and Butterville by Michael Gettings reviews
Sid and his sidekick, a tiny girl named Pip, undertake a taxing murder mystery in the small hamlet of Butterville, where the ruins don't sit quite right, the clues don't quite fit, and the parakeet almost certainly did it.
Fiction: Mystery - Rated: K+ - English - Mystery/Humor - Chapters: 3 - Words: 9,463 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Updated: 4/24/2008 - Published: 4/2/2008 - Complete
The Final Days by Tranquil Thorns reviews
A futuristic, semi-apocalyptic piece.
Fiction: Sci-Fi - Rated: K+ - English - Sci-Fi/Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,059 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 4 - Published: 3/30/2008 - Complete
Weary Knight by Tranquil Thorns reviews
Being worked on. Exile based on an unlucky birthday.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: K - English - Fantasy/Adventure - Chapters: 2 - Words: 3,048 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 3/28/2008 - Published: 12/29/2007
to tell a story by Hegge reviews
she will never tell the truth
Fiction: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 105 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 11/24/2007 - Complete
Knight in Battered Armor by Scott Hooker reviews
Kinght in shinning armor tale... with a twist.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Fantasy - Chapters: 5 - Words: 4,058 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 4 - Updated: 11/16/2006 - Published: 8/7/2006 - Complete
Epiphany On The Aurora Bridge by AncientSands reviews
We think we're alone, you see. We do this to connect to those who leapt before us; the spirits of the ugly ones, who were too twisted to fit in.
Fiction: General - Rated: T - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 617 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 2 - Published: 7/4/2006
A White Butterfly by Eternity's Voice reviews
‘With time, he would run himself dry, as the other children had…’ —“gorgeous & horrific at the same time” “remind me never to try to read horror again” “thought provoking…but really creepy” “too many things have happy endings anyway”
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Fantasy/Horror - Chapters: 1 - Words: 601 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 2 - Published: 3/26/2005 - Complete
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Necessity
A revision of Learning to Swim. Because sometimes the "bad guy" is the most relatable character.
Fiction: General - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,272 - Published: 5/11/2009 - Complete
Bubbles reviews
This was inspired by the school in California that took a first grade class to see its teacher's lesbian wedding. It's a slight commentary on a first grader's perspective.
Fiction: General - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 702 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 12/2/2008 - Complete
Poachers reviews
Nanook had been missing for three days before anyone noticed. When 11-year-old Makayla finds her favorite dog missing, she knows who to blame. Rated T for some strong images and suggestive violence. A revision.
Fiction: General - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,394 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 12/2/2008 - Complete
First Glimpse reviews
I'm not sure where to take this. Suggestions are appreciated.
Fiction: Horror - Rated: T - English - Horror/Suspense - Chapters: 1 - Words: 491 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 1 - Published: 7/18/2008
How Not to Lose Your Teeth reviews
It is Matthew's first trip to the dentist, but it isn't Matthew who is a nervous wreck.
Fiction: General - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,282 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 5/28/2008 - Complete
When You Wish upon a Star reviews
Your dreams will come true...Yeah, we've all heard that one. But have you ever considered the events that occur when you wish: where the wish goes, how it gets there, who answers it...A novella that isn't as innocent as its title would suggest.
Fiction: Sci-Fi - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi/Humor - Chapters: 15 - Words: 19,057 - Reviews: 16 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 4 - Updated: 5/17/2008 - Published: 4/30/2008 - Complete
The Remote Bits of Stale Potato Chips and Pennies reviews
If you've ever wondered where all the commas go, this is the paper to read.
Fiction: Essay - Rated: K+ - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,950 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 4/19/2008 - Complete
A Wife's Appeal reviews
Based on a true story, this is a glimpse at a wife's view of her husband's failing health.
Fiction: Spiritual - Rated: K+ - English - Tragedy/Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 415 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 4/19/2008 - Complete
Kudzu Hill reviews
At first glance, it is the story of two children and their epic quest, but a further examination reveals a more sinister force at work: reality. This is the revised version.
Fiction: Kids - Rated: K - English - Humor/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,243 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 1 - Published: 2/20/2008 - Complete
Reevaluating Grog's Cudgel
An etymology of the word cudgel, which promises to be like no academic essay you have ever read before.
Fiction: Essay - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,076 - Published: 2/20/2008 - Complete
To Life from Ashes reviews
Hopefully,the beginning of a series. Everyone needs a hobby.
Fiction: General - Rated: K+ - English - Supernatural - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,415 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 1 - Published: 12/31/2007 - Complete
Porridge reviews
The final writing assignment. A spelling bee is a scary event for a kid...I would know.
Fiction: Kids - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 398 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 1 - Published: 12/13/2007 - Complete
I Don't Hate You, Mom reviews
Reliving the disconnect between mother and daughter.
Fiction: Young Adult - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 697 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 1 - Published: 12/13/2007 - Complete
Black and White reviews
A burglary from two different perspectives. Another writing assignment.
Fiction: General - Rated: K+ - English - Humor - Chapters: 2 - Words: 649 - Reviews: 3 - Published: 11/5/2007 - Complete
A Cross in Three Takes reviews
This is a series of short stories written for yet another writing assignment. Three different scenes depicting the same image.
Fiction: General - Rated: K+ - English - Drama - Chapters: 3 - Words: 1,307 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 11/5/2007 - Complete
Somehow He Knew reviews
Another writing assignment. Charlie meets a bum who refreshes many old memories.
Fiction: General - Rated: K+ - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 422 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 10/29/2007 - Complete
Seafood Delight reviews
One of several writing assignments for my Fiction Writing class, this was inspired by my mother's struggles with our cat, Katy.
Fiction: Humor - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 387 - Reviews: 4 - Published: 10/29/2007 - Complete
Sometimes you just have to say reviews
This is a memoir written to and about my best friend from high school. All of our adventures during school related hours have been composed into eight humorous and slightly embarasing segments.
Fiction: Biography - Rated: T - English - Humor/Drama - Chapters: 8 - Words: 50,207 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 2 - Updated: 5/4/2007 - Published: 4/1/2007 - Complete