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Joined 05-08-07, id: 566997, Profile Updated: 07-08-21
Author has written 8 stories for Horror, Humor, Supernatural, Sci-Fi, and Romance.

A little bit about me: I started writing slash back in the mid-aughts as a graduate student. Put some stories out (even published one with a now-defunct press under the pen name Lydia Thorne--got the Goodreads entry to back it up and everything), and attracted a very modest following.

Life as a fully-fledged grownup took its toll and creative writing fell by the wayside. Ten years later and a confluence of events including Covid lockdowns and the dusting off of old hard drives has me rediscovering my love for writing stories.

As a reader, I love spec fic, dark, manipulative main characters, and sex scenes that manage to be hot and wrong at the same time. If I've left you a vaguely (or not so vaguely) pretentious review, apologies; the tone's ingrained at this point from a career in academia.

I am a fully-fledged grownup, but I still cradle thoughtful reviews of my own work close to my tiny black heart like Gollum with his precious.

What's cooking now? I'm currently updating two stories:

1. Chill Pill is a bisexual love triangle romantic dramedy featuring a detoxing but driven addict and the men who love her (but just maybe have the potential to love each other more). I anticipate completing this one sometime this summer.

2. HPHT (look up the abbreviation if you want a somewhat spoiler-y hint about where the story's headed) is a brand new space noir that's just getting rolling. Crime, corruption, mind games, power plays, a dash of transhumanism, and lots of kinky sex (D/S overtones).

What about the other old stories? Hey, since I came back after more than 10 years, I'll never say never, but don't hold your breath on Animus or Unplanned. All other stories are completed one-shots.

If you're looking for a self-contained read and appreciate your slash with a major helping of bleak, check out Autophobia.


Updates:

2-26-21: I have no idea if any of you lovely souls who followed Chill Pill waaaay back in the day are still around, but uh, if you are, hey, look: new chapter! Feedback welcomed and much appreciated!

3-13-21: Another Chill Pill update! Ben actually leaves his apartment this time!

3-25-21: Chill Pill Chapter 12 is up. Bridgette takes a bath!

4-7-21: Another Chill Pill update.

4-21-21: Right on schedule: more Chill Pill. New settings! The guys talk it out (sort of).

5-7-21: First chapter of new story HPHT is here. It's horny AF! (Also kinda violent.)

5-15-21: More Chill Pill.

5-23-21: Chill Pill update. Shit's about to get real, guys!

6-3-21: Chill Pill Chapter 17. Fightin' words: Part 1.

6-17-21: Chill Pill Chapter 18. Fightin' words: Part 2.

7-6-21: A little late for the 4th, but some fireworks in the new Chill Pill chapter nevertheless.


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Broken Guns by Alyn Drasil reviews
Life for an outlaw is difficult at best in the Kingshore, Emmerich has been trying to prove himself a competent member of Allister's crew for years. But on the night he's given that chance, what begins as an ordinary job is anything but. mm slash. COMPLETE.
Fiction: Sci-Fi - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Crime - Chapters: 9 - Words: 105,167 - Reviews: 29 - Favs: 50 - Follows: 45 - Updated: 7/18/2015 - Published: 6/26/2011 - Complete
Mise en Place by Zebbie reviews
In practice, that’s restaurant speak for a selection of things you'll need, laid out before you need them. Handy concept, if only someone could ‘mise’ island boy Alf the life he wants! When boyfriends fall short, a summer job is all he has left. BritSlash
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 21 - Words: 51,560 - Reviews: 348 - Favs: 215 - Follows: 205 - Updated: 7/10/2010 - Published: 9/24/2007
Esperanza by Ocotillo reviews
*2011 SKOW nominee* Tesla is a drifter on post-virus Earth, doing his best to stay alive. When he meets two heathen traders, he follows them in hopes of a better life. He expected many things, but not that they'd make him prisoner for his genes.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: M - English - Sci-Fi/Romance - Chapters: 22 - Words: 109,844 - Reviews: 219 - Favs: 463 - Follows: 96 - Updated: 7/28/2009 - Published: 5/2/2009 - Complete
The God Eaters by Jumping Jack Flash reviews
The tale of two outlaws and the totaliatarian theocracy what done it to 'em. Slash; M for language, sex and violence.
Fiction: Sci-Fi - Rated: M - English - Fantasy/Western - Chapters: 32 - Words: 177,952 - Reviews: 198 - Favs: 456 - Follows: 91 - Published: 12/19/2008 - Complete
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Chill Pill reviews
Slash (M/M) Ben's got his hands full after discovering his girlfriend's "little problem". When Bridgette's ex barges in to the rescue, life gets even more complicated. WIP.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: M - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 19 - Words: 47,307 - Reviews: 69 - Favs: 51 - Follows: 108 - Updated: 7/6 - Published: 8/7/2010
HPHT reviews
Freshly minted detective Gordon Makarski is contented with his rise to the middle in corrupt, backwater El Abono Station. When a new case and the appearance of an old friend crank up the pressure, will Mak come out on top, or sink to the bottom? Slash (M/M) space noir. Rated M for language, violence, kinky sex, and timeline/tense shenanigans.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: M - English - Sci-Fi/Crime - Chapters: 1 - Words: 7,513 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 3 - Published: 5/7
Animus reviews
The Animus Corporation provides electronic immortality, for the right price. But residents of the Animus Network discover that forever isn't always what it's cracked up to be. WIP. Eventual m/m
Fiction: Sci-Fi - Rated: M - English - Sci-Fi - Chapters: 20 - Words: 53,777 - Reviews: 43 - Favs: 17 - Follows: 15 - Updated: 10/17/2010 - Published: 5/12/2010
Unplanned reviews
m/m Slash. "I can't believe I'm advancing the cause of heteronormative sex," he muttered as he got out of the car.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Friendship/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,373 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 5 - Published: 9/19/2010
EOG or: How to Pick Up Research Assistants Without Really Trying reviews
Alan gets more than just course credit when he participates in a psychology experiment. m/m Slash One-shot Explicit
Fiction: Romance - Rated: M - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,553 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 30 - Follows: 7 - Published: 5/29/2010 - Complete
end reviews
Deconstructing the universe for true love... m/m Slash flash fiction
Fiction: Supernatural - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 833 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 3 - Published: 5/7/2010 - Complete
Collectibles reviews
Some one-night stands just aren't worth the hassle. m/m Slash flash fiction
Fiction: Humor - Rated: T - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 935 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 1 - Published: 5/7/2010 - Complete
Autophobia reviews
A plague is destroying humanity and in the aftermath, two desperate men try to survive. m/m Slash
Fiction: Horror - Rated: M - English - Horror/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 13,226 - Reviews: 39 - Favs: 80 - Follows: 16 - Published: 5/7/2010 - Complete