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Joined 04-25-07, id: 565466, Profile Updated: 09-12-09
Author has written 55 stories for Life, General, Young Adult, General, Religion, Love, Friendship, Song, Mythology, Fantasy, Essay, and School.

You can call me Mae, or Nette, or Maria, or whatever.

I'm 18, a student, a writer, and a musician. Music is my life, writing is my second love. I tend not to reveal much about myself, but once you get to know me, (or become really familiar with my writing) you can see what's hidden beneath. Or so I've been told.

I think I want to become a professional writer. It's on my list of options of things I can do with my life.

I like to incorporate things happening in my life into my writing; it's a lot easier that way. That being said, occasionally I will get this really random idea in my head and run with it.

I love constructive criticism, non-constructive...not so much.

Some of my favorite words are:
succumb, facade, beauteous, quandary, hope

This is the section with some of my favorite quotations. It will probably be updated quite a bit, if I remember. (fp) means they are on FictionPres

-"Where is the line drawn between self and shadow?" by Crimson-Reverie (fp)

- "I am not ashamed to confess that I am ignorant of that which I do not know." by Cicero

-“Music expresses that which cannot be put into words and cannot remain silent”

-“The opposite of love is not hate, it's indifference. The opposite of art is not ugliness, it's indifference. The opposite of faith is not heresy, it's indifference."
by Elie Wiesel

-"I'd like to get away from earth awhile
And then come back to it and begin over.
May no fate willfully misunderstand me
And half grant what I wish and snatch me away
Not to return. Earth's the right place for love:
I don't know where it's likely to go better. "
by Robert Frost, in the poem "Birches"

-"Wouldn't you like to be free to be happy in some other way, Lenina? In your own way, for example; not in everyone else's way." by Aldous Huxley, in Brave New World

The competition goes on, though no scoreboard shows the results." - Mr. J

Current news (September 12, 2009):

-I'm in college. I don't have much time to write/post, but I will do so when I can. I'm adding a lot today.
-I'm still at a stand-still with Gracie unfortunately. I do eventually want to finish it, but there's just no inspiration anymore.
-I am currently NOT taking on any new Beta projects.

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The Pianist by RandomUser674 reviews
You are one with the music. For Julia.
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 75 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Published: 5/17/2010 - Complete
Allison Wonderland by DianaChristine reviews
Welcome to the teenage wonderland: everything from rebellion to self-destruction to, worst of all, love. Fifteen-year-old Allison Moss doesn't stand a chance. Or does she?
Fiction: Young Adult - Rated: M - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 37 - Words: 53,726 - Reviews: 633 - Favs: 432 - Follows: 98 - Updated: 7/31/2009 - Published: 1/15/2007 - Complete
Skin and Bones by bellalupus reviews
Short drabble about anorexia
Fiction: Young Adult - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 464 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 2 - Published: 4/2/2009 - Complete
The Quiet One by Snooper's Ism reviews
She was always content to be "just the friend." But she could dream.
Fiction: Young Adult - Rated: K - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 207 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Published: 2/20/2009 - Complete
The Last Summer by KnittingKneedle reviews
“Oh it’s real alright,” muttered Jake bitterly. ”And it’ll get realer. Because this is what happens, Owen. Good things always die. Always. Life snuffs them out so we don’t get too complacent, just so we know who’s in charge.”
Fiction: Young Adult - Rated: T - English - Supernatural/Romance - Chapters: 18 - Words: 57,346 - Reviews: 187 - Favs: 81 - Follows: 26 - Updated: 5/10/2008 - Published: 12/27/2007 - Complete
Your Mask by BlazexFlame reviews
You do not need to be this way. You should be happy. You have no reason to hide behind a mask. I do not want you to become like me.
Fiction: General - Rated: K - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,005 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 8/4/2007 - Complete
Basketcase by RubyWednesday66 reviews
The story of a teenage mental patient. Agonizingly detailed and horribly real.
Fiction: Young Adult - Rated: T - English - Angst/Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 7,223 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 2 - Published: 6/27/2007 - Complete
Trapped Behind My Blade by Frigid-bitch reviews
For anyone who has ever cut and you hate it when people ask you why... you'd like this.
Poetry: Life - Rated: T - English - Poetry/Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 253 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 1 - Published: 1/28/2007 - Complete
Aftermath of my Crisis by Moon Prynces reviews
Postsuicide attempt. Ending is unclear. A situation you might want to try putting yourself in by reading and using some imagination.
Fiction: Young Adult - Rated: T - English - Angst/Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,753 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 3 - Published: 11/7/2006 - Complete
No One by NewlyBorn reviews
the feeling of being alone...just my expression of it, please R&R and let me know what you think
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 122 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 1/10/2006
Don't Let Me Reach the End by NewlyBorn reviews
a poem about someone feeling like they're on their way to suicide, but they dont want to get there, and they can't bring themselves to call for help
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 214 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 6/1/2005
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Goodbye reviews
Personal. Not sure if one can fully understand the meaning without knowing the context, but it can be used out of context easily.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Hurt/Comfort/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 132 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 2 - Published: 8/20/2010 - Complete
Dreams reviews
dreams and life
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 129 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 2/20/2010 - Complete
The door
The unknown lies beyond, the past far behind.
Fiction: General - Rated: K - English - Mystery - Chapters: 1 - Words: 356 - Published: 9/12/2009 - Complete
Depravity
Just a fleshed out thought brought on by readings and discussions, as well as some experiences.
Fiction: General - Rated: M - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 205 - Published: 9/12/2009 - Complete
The Beginning of the End reviews
Story. Diary style. Rated for future content. FICTION. The dates are a bit random, mainly just to show the eclipse of time.
Fiction: Young Adult - Rated: M - English - Angst - Chapters: 7 - Words: 2,140 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 9/12/2009 - Published: 11/26/2008
August 26
The feeling of loneliness washes over me once again.
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Angst/Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 300 - Favs: 1 - Published: 9/12/2009 - Complete
Rape
It's emotional, it's rough. Rated because of the nature of the topic.
Poetry: Life - Rated: M - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 153 - Published: 7/1/2009 - Complete
Cats
Bit of a quandary about life. One could do worse than be a cat for a day. Kudos if you get the reference, and the quote inside.
Fiction: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 254 - Published: 6/22/2009 - Complete
On Stress reviews
short
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 9 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 5/20/2009 - Complete
2009: A Reflection reviews
A drop of blood is ghastly. A sea of blood accepted." -Calvin Miller
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 128 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 4/26/2009 - Complete
Decathlon
built from my experience as a Nimitz High School Academic Decathlon student
Poetry: School - Rated: K - English - Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 165 - Published: 3/13/2009 - Complete
History of the English Language reviews
Not really an essay, but it wouldn't fit anywhere else. It's an assignment I had to do for my AP English Lit class, and I thought I'd have a little fun with it.
Fiction: Essay - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 306 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 3/4/2009 - Complete
The Dawn reviews
I'm not sure I like the title, new suggestions welcome. R&R please.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 75 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 2/16/2009 - Complete
The Music Ends reviews
It's about music. I'm not sure about the title. Open to suggestions.
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 49 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 2/13/2009 - Complete
My Savior Taught Me Life
Written while in 10th grade.
Poetry: Religion - Rated: K - English - Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 62 - Published: 2/13/2009 - Complete
Eternal Flames reviews
Written when I was a lot younger. Religious theme, I guess.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K+ - English - Spiritual/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 92 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 11/24/2008 - Complete
Nettle reviews
Short. "Loneliness is a weed"
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Angst/Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 32 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 11/24/2008 - Complete
I don't care reviews
Eh. Angsty. Stupid. Raw.
Poetry: Life - Rated: T - English - Angst/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 140 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Published: 10/31/2008 - Complete
Wandering
I'm not sure if I like this one. It's kind of about making choices. R&R if you wish.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 77 - Published: 10/8/2008 - Complete
On Life reviews
Inspired by Huxley's Brave New World when John discovers "Time and Death and God"
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Spiritual/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 62 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 10/6/2008 - Complete
Story of my life reviews
This is my sad attempt at getting over writer's block.
Fiction: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 520 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 10/2/2008 - Complete
To be perfect reviews
All I wanted was to be thin, popular, and pretty. I didn't want to end up here...
Fiction: Young Adult - Rated: T - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 327 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 7/24/2008
Banished reviews
I was labeled a murderer, and worse, a traitor." He didn't kill his sister, but everyone thought he did, forcing him to go on a difficult journey to find friendship.
Fiction: Young Adult - Rated: T - English - Fantasy/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 696 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 7/24/2008
Assimilation reviews
My twist on a "utopian" society. The theme is not my own, but the story line and everything else is. Rated T because I have no idea where it's going to end up.
Fiction: General - Rated: T - English - Drama/Adventure - Chapters: 1 - Words: 328 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Published: 5/5/2008
Gracie reviews
The story of a depressed teenage girl.
Fiction: Young Adult - Rated: T - English - Angst - Chapters: 8 - Words: 5,102 - Reviews: 21 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 7 - Updated: 3/27/2008 - Published: 8/17/2007
Fairy tale gone crazy reviews
I started this to get rid of writer's block. Now it's a stress reliever fairytale with some crazy characters.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: K - English - Fantasy/Humor - Chapters: 3 - Words: 1,552 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 3/18/2008 - Published: 8/19/2007 - Complete
Adolescence reviews
Struggling with moving through life.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 97 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 3/18/2008 - Complete
I am different reviews
Depressing; written quite awhile ago.
Fiction: Young Adult - Rated: T - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 234 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 2/17/2008 - Complete
I'll wait reviews
very emo, depressive, self-hatred
Fiction: Young Adult - Rated: K+ - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 251 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Published: 2/17/2008 - Complete
Inescapable reviews
I'm in a battle with myself
Poetry: Life - Rated: K+ - English - Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 66 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 2/17/2008 - Complete
For you reviews
Hold me, embrace me, hug me tight.
Poetry: Love - Rated: K - English - Romance/Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 85 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 3 - Published: 2/7/2008 - Complete
Gracie Intro reviews
The introduction to my story entitled Gracie. I would add it there, but I can't without replacing all the other chapters. R&R please
Fiction: Young Adult - Rated: K - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 305 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 1/24/2008
Disappointment
Oneshot about a girl struggling with, obviously, disappointment.
Fiction: Young Adult - Rated: K+ - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 556 - Published: 1/22/2008 - Complete
Aspiring to Please reviews
a poem about wanting to be perfect
Poetry: Love - Rated: K - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 89 - Reviews: 4 - Published: 1/18/2008 - Complete
Reflection on 911 reviews
I wrote this five years ago. Just how I feel about what's going on.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 141 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Published: 9/11/2007 - Complete
Crying reviews
Why would someone so young carry so much hurt?
Fiction: Young Adult - Rated: K - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 352 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Published: 9/8/2007
Enough reviews
She just couldn't deal with it anymore.
Fiction: Young Adult - Rated: K+ - English - Angst/Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 263 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 8/23/2007 - Complete
Doing what's best reviews
I seem to be caught up on the notion of goodbye lately.
Fiction: General - Rated: K - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 494 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 8/22/2007 - Complete
Final GoodBye reviews
Is it fiction, or is this really goodbye?
Fiction: Young Adult - Rated: K - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 562 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 8/18/2007 - Complete
The Walk reviews
Sadness in one brings everyone down.
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 114 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 8/17/2007 - Complete
The Last Thread reviews
That last thread is slowly fraying as she’s dangling above the eternal abyss willing someone to reach out and catch her. This sentence popped into my head, and I had to write about it.
Fiction: Young Adult - Rated: K+ - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 109 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 8/17/2007 - Complete
She felt she had to go reviews
I just can't seem to think of a good summary for this one.
Poetry: Life - Rated: T - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 133 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 2 - Published: 8/17/2007 - Complete
Mini Epic
The title doesn't really fit, but it's all I could come up with. Polyphemus' view of his encounter with Odysseus.
Fiction: Mythology - Rated: K+ - English - Humor/Adventure - Chapters: 1 - Words: 800 - Published: 8/17/2007 - Complete
Come to Me
where do you turn when nothing seems to help?
Poetry: Song - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 236 - Published: 8/17/2007 - Complete
Happy Darkness
Sometimes the pain does have a happy ending.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K+ - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 611 - Favs: 1 - Published: 8/11/2007 - Complete
Definition of Love
My view of what perfect love is.
Poetry: Love - Rated: K - English - Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 208 - Published: 8/11/2007 - Complete
Musical escape reviews
Listening to music is the greatest escape imaginable.
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 140 - Reviews: 3 - Published: 8/11/2007 - Complete
My Mask reviews
There are some people you can't hide from.
Poetry: Friendship - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 177 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 8/11/2007 - Complete
Dreamland reviews
You can never hide from your subconscious.
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 304 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 8/9/2007 - Complete
Drunken Love
Just your typical love poem.
Poetry: Love - Rated: K - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 240 - Published: 8/9/2007 - Complete
Peace reviews
A poem I wrote one morning at church camp.
Poetry: Religion - Rated: K - English - Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 110 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 8/9/2007 - Complete
Not your average treasure hunt
Gary had been searching for this his entire life. Too bad it wasn't what he expected to find.
Fiction: General - Rated: K - English - Adventure/Mystery - Chapters: 1 - Words: 487 - Published: 8/4/2007 - Complete
Silent Savior
Short oneshot about a girl struggling and someone who came to save her. Pretty vague.
Fiction: Young Adult - Rated: K - English - Adventure/Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 222 - Published: 8/4/2007 - Complete
Winter Death reviews
A poem about impassivity and apathy. Different people interpret it different ways, it's up to the reader.
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Poetry/Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 111 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 5/23/2007 - Complete
I write my note reviews
Basically it's written from the viewpoint of someone considering suicide. Could possibly be triggering.
Poetry: Life - Rated: T - English - Angst/Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 244 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 2 - Published: 5/23/2007 - Complete