Jessica Pryce
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Joined 05-19-07, id: 568195, Profile Updated: 05-25-18
Author has written 23 stories for Sci-Fi, Romance, Fantasy, Supernatural, Essay, and Thriller.

Update: I'm not really posting on here anymore due to trying to keep stories private because of "Well you put this on the internet and even though there were like ten hits, we're considering this a reprint" issues.


The Siren's Name: Marcell Thenalium had long wanted a steady life complete with a home that didn't drift with the wind and a girl that didn't leave with the morning, but in her dreams it had never come with a half-dead arm and a crown that tied her down. A strange rescue on the high seas leads to royal intrigue, love, and a ball that will see the beginning of a new age in Thenalium.

Flesh Trail: Sequel to Ash Road. Parker Bell is now one of the most famous necromancers in the world. After dealing with the mass zombie rising that led to Operation David, a mass exodus of Jewish zombies who wanted to pay one last pilgrimage to the land of Israel, she's ready to return home and go back to her "day job" of raising the dead for money. Now she's been brought in as a consultant to raise a thousand-year old warrior mummy for a local museum, but the problem is that the mummy's soul is already haunting the museum. Can you raise a body with its soul nearby, even though they've been separated for over a millenium? Parker doesn't know, but a soul trapped in a decaying body might be the worst kind of hell, and such a zombie might want to share its pain.


The Phoenix Tree: Jareth finds herself afflicted with the curse that only comes to one person every twenty years and leaves them (and all too often a good number of her fellow villagers) dead. It comes and recedes with a thick, unnatural fog that cuts off most travel out of the village when the curse reaches its zenith. Like many Cursed before her, Jareth wants to find a cure, but to do that she's going to have to find the spirit of the woman who changed the curse into what it is in Jareth's day. But the cure, like truth, can be subverted like any other, especially when the followers of the Sun God are involved.


Please note that the prefix on an summary of -FF-, FF, or whatever combination including "FF" encased in whatever two punctuation marks that Fictionpress is accepting that day, denotes a story with lesbian content.

Ashes, Dust, Skin, The Frog King, and Twelve are all in the same continuum. Dust picks up right where Ashes left off, and Skin occurs before, during, and after both Ashes and Dust. Twelve is a sequel to both Skin and The Frog King.

Ash Road is the first book in the Parker Bell series. It is followed by Flesh Trail, Blood Highway, and Organ Alley.

Published work:

Ashes was published in Digressions Literary Magazine's Winter 2006 issue.

Mirror Mary was published in Strange Shores in 2007.

Bones was removed in 2011 and republished in 2014 because it was published in the Fall 2011 issue of Subtext Queer Arts Magazine.

Good Mourning Publishing included Fire on Babylon in its anthology, Accessible Love Stories in 2012, which includes six stories about romance between wheelchair-bound characters and the non-disabled people who fall in love with them. If you read my writing for the same-sex romance, three of the six stories in the anthology are about same-sex couples, though mine is the only lesbian couple.

Published as Jade Black:

Good Mourning Publishing has included Skulls, a lesbian superhero story in its Powerless Against You superhero anthology in 2014. Mine is the only lesbian pairing, but the rest of the stories are about evenly divided between gay male and straight pairings.

Lloronacita was published in the Halloween Haiku II anthology in 2014.

The Replacement was published in the Zen of the Dead anthology in 2015.

Lupus Auxilium was published in Lupine Lunes in 2016.

Corpse Road was published in the Midwinter issue of Three Drops from a Cauldron in 2017.

Geas was published in the Elves and the Shoemaker themed issue of Enchanted Conversation in 2017.

Oathbreaker will be published in the Beneath Yggdrasil's Shadow anthology in 2018.

The Replacement will be published again in 2018 in an anthology called Buried.

Corpus Delicti will be published in 2018 in an anthology called MCSI -- Magical Crime Scene Investigation.

Your Emergency will be published in 2019 in an anthology called Mind Candy 2.0.

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Guilloche by xanthofile reviews
Slash. Complete. Nate is a carpenter living in his inherited home by the lake with just his large dog for company. He makes no excuses for who he is or how he lives...except, perhaps, how he feels about the 'one who got away' in high school.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 5 - Words: 15,167 - Reviews: 56 - Favs: 140 - Follows: 29 - Updated: 12/23/2010 - Published: 11/27/2010 - Complete
The Goatherd by xanthofile reviews
Slash. A young man is sold by his father to a local goatherd for a tankard of wine. Complete.
Fiction: General - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 6 - Words: 14,503 - Reviews: 102 - Favs: 204 - Follows: 28 - Updated: 10/2/2010 - Published: 8/27/2010 - Complete
Morticians Do It With Embalming Fluid by xanthofile reviews
Slash. Edwin is into photography, lemon Starburst, hanging around cemeteries, and living above his mother's mortuary. The corpses are friendly enough, it's the living he has issues with. One Shot.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 2 - Words: 11,083 - Reviews: 33 - Favs: 152 - Follows: 13 - Updated: 9/8/2009 - Published: 9/3/2009 - Complete
Do You Hear What I Hear? by GrannyP reviews
There are some thing you just don't want to hear. Especially when you're in a graveyard on Halloween.
Fiction: Supernatural - Rated: K+ - English - Horror/Supernatural - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,134 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 3 - Published: 10/30/2008 - Complete
Yellow by xanthofile reviews
An eleven-year-old boy sees the sky open up, only to realize that he's the only one who can. One-Shot.
Fiction: Horror - Rated: M - English - Horror/Supernatural - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,012 - Reviews: 20 - Favs: 17 - Follows: 2 - Published: 9/15/2008 - Complete
Daddy's Little Girl by Myrika reviews
Leah Braden wants to leave her husband, but there are some things you just can't leave behind... //REMOVED//
Fiction: General - Rated: T - English - Angst/Drama - Chapters: 2 - Words: 506 - Reviews: 81 - Favs: 21 - Follows: 7 - Published: 8/6/2008 - Complete
My Name Is Brianna by Rae D. Magdon reviews
There’s my father, who won’t believe she’s dead, and my mother, who still hasn’t made peace with Brianna’s memory, and my twin brother, who probably feels the worst, because it was his fault his sister died... F/F, MTF/M Warning: lesbians and transsexuals
Fiction: Romance - Rated: M - English - Romance/Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 17,211 - Reviews: 39 - Favs: 59 - Follows: 11 - Updated: 3/22/2008 - Published: 2/20/2008 - Complete
Acceptance by Rae D. Magdon reviews
After walking in on her daughter, Jackie, and her best friend, Rachel, Jennifer struggles to accept her daughter's homosexuality and to deal with Rachel's selfrighteous bitch of a mother during a PTA meeting. [FF] Rainbow Book series, oneshot.
Fiction: General - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,890 - Reviews: 16 - Favs: 26 - Follows: 4 - Published: 4/6/2007 - Complete
Who I Am by xanthofile reviews
obscure orientation When I wear these things, I hope to find out who I am, what I am. one-shot
Fiction: Young Adult - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,421 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 3 - Published: 9/27/2006 - Complete
The Official Mary Sue Manual by TA Maxwell reviews
Mary Sues. We all know them, the perfect character we all have made at one point. This manual is for the growing fiction and fanfiction community on how to recognize and avoid creating a Mary Sue.
Fiction: General - Rated: K+ - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,430 - Reviews: 180 - Favs: 225 - Follows: 4 - Published: 11/6/2003
Of Love And Weasels by CrazyWriter reviews
F/F relationship. One shot. Two close friends, a butch lesbian and her bisexual counterpart, find themselves questioning the context of the love they have for each other. Not exploring sexuality, but rather contexts of emotions. Please read and review.
Fiction: General - Rated: T - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,611 - Reviews: 20 - Favs: 28 - Follows: 2 - Published: 2/5/2003
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Flesh Trail reviews
Parker Bell is now one of the most famous necromancers in the world, but she's ready to go home and back to her "day" job of raising the dead for money. Now she's being asked to raise an ancient mummy for research purposes, but its soul is already haunting the museum. Can you raise a body with its soul nearby, even though they've been separated for over a millennium? Lesbian.
Fiction: Supernatural - Rated: M - English - Chapters: 10 - Words: 29,723 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 9 - Updated: 11/25/2014 - Published: 11/20/2013
Bones reviews
Jolene is an archaeologist who is probably more interested in the butch woman from the museum than she should be. Too bad she's stuck teaching her how to be a sift monkey at a dig. One shot, lesbian.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,016 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 1 - Published: 4/28/2014 - Complete
Ash Road reviews
My name is Parker Bell. My dating profile lists that I have a mortuary job, making the dead look pretty. Until you see me at the graveside next to an open coffin and a standing corpse, you have no idea just how pretty I make them.
Fiction: Supernatural - Rated: M - English - Romance/Supernatural - Chapters: 17 - Words: 68,492 - Reviews: 42 - Favs: 23 - Follows: 24 - Updated: 11/11/2013 - Published: 12/13/2011 - Complete
The Siren's Name reviews
Marcell desperately wants what her best friend has: a woman who can be as much her partner as she is her lover. Alas, ruling a country bordered by more traditional kingdoms puts a small bottleneck on readily available women who fit Marcell's requirements.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Fantasy/Romance - Chapters: 9 - Words: 26,533 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 6 - Updated: 11/20/2010 - Published: 11/2/2010
The Witch's Name reviews
F/F. Jill knew that a reality rip in the middle of some bushes in her local park couldn't lead anywhere dull, but she never imagined that it could lead to a place where living stars fall and die in oceans plied by pirate ships and royal heirs in disguise.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 15 - Words: 41,387 - Reviews: 25 - Favs: 32 - Follows: 14 - Updated: 11/4/2009 - Published: 5/17/2009 - Complete
Crystal reviews
Once, a very long time ago, there was a girl in a crystal coffin...
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Drama/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 685 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 1 - Published: 4/12/2009 - Complete
Science Fiction Facial Features reviews
-FF- Most would describe her as a social recluse. Agoraphobic, perhaps. A spinster at the age of 23. But it's not for lack of trying. More for lack of interest; lack of a second glance that's interested in anything more than why she looks the way she does
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 4 - Words: 8,034 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 2/14/2009 - Published: 11/10/2008 - Complete
Gay is the New Black reviews
[FF] I met her on a dating website. Her description painted her as a goth, as a very sweet person, and in her own words, a teddybear. I liked her immediately.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 11 - Words: 28,448 - Reviews: 42 - Favs: 23 - Follows: 25 - Updated: 2/7/2009 - Published: 11/10/2007
-FF- A King stumbles across Eldrytch Manor while seeking help for her dearest friend and falls into fairytales more twisted than a pig's tail. Magickal comas, black dogs, and fey swans abound in this tale of charm and enchanted love.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,448 - Published: 1/4/2009
Frog King reviews
Wherein there is a golden ball, an enchanted and enchanting frog who is truly a King, and a spoiled Princess with all the wrong ideas in her head. Oneshot. F/F.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Romance/Fantasy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,123 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 3 - Published: 12/6/2008 - Complete
The Guard reviews
-FF- It took a week for Casey Todd to die. Blood loss, fatigue, and most of all, shock. But she hadn't meant to kill him. Not at all. He'd had a lifetime of nightmares yet to live through. And now she was in jail for a murder that shouldn't have happened.
Fiction: Thriller - Rated: M - English - Crime/Romance - Chapters: 2 - Words: 1,549 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 8/23/2008 - Published: 7/5/2008
Disaster Area reviews
The elf just knocked on the door and asked where her neighbors were. She'd never seen one of the Sidhe before, so how was she supposed to know he was evil? How was she to know he had something against her Jewish neighbors?
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Supernatural - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,021 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 8/6/2008 - Complete
Dead Things reviews
-FF- Valerie is a legal secretary. Kelly is on the run from a man who sent her not quite romantic things. Sparks fly when they meet in the middle of a gang shootout in a hospital, and the fire that those sparks create might just be enough to save Kelly.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 7,449 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 2 - Published: 7/5/2008 - Complete
Rape is the New Dead Parents reviews
A plea against the overuse of rape in fiction, both fan and original.
Fiction: Essay - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 877 - Reviews: 20 - Favs: 5 - Published: 4/3/2008 - Complete
Women Can't reviews
Women can't be security guards. We're not big enough, we're not strong enough, not intimidating or fast enough. We can't do enough to protect people. We're just not enough. Bullshit.
Fiction: Essay - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,997 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 6 - Published: 2/2/2008 - Complete
Killing Dante reviews
I preferred the suicide theory. It was a fitting and dramatic end for a writer whose life's works had been dedicated to creating works of fiction to do with Hell, Heaven, Earth, and the lives of those who bounced from one to the other incessantly.
Fiction: Supernatural - Rated: T - English - Supernatural/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,030 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 10/13/2007 - Complete
Cold Fire reviews
Femmeslash. The promise of a quiet night is destroyed by a runaway car. Two women meet over the death of a child, and though a connection forms, it can be easily severed by a crazed murderer. Lesbian content.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Supernatural/Romance - Chapters: 6 - Words: 14,684 - Reviews: 23 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 6 - Updated: 7/31/2007 - Published: 6/24/2007 - Complete
Blood Countess reviews
Blood can do more than spill and spoil on the ground, especially in the hands of a child. Particularly when that child resembles Elizabeth Bathory, who killed over six hundred and fifty women to stay young.
Fiction: Supernatural - Rated: T - English - Supernatural/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,408 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Published: 7/9/2007 - Complete
Mirror Mary
-FF- Jennifer doesn’t even cry out as she passes through the icy darkness that was the mirror, into a world full of wet red velvety warmth and a pair of arms that soothe and arouse.
Fiction: Supernatural - Rated: T - English - Supernatural/Horror - Chapters: 1 - Words: 369 - Favs: 1 - Published: 7/9/2007 - Complete
Fire on Babylon reviews
[FF] Lisa was stuck in a wheelchair, the result of a drunk trucker's mistake. Four years later, her best friend's little sister develops a crush. On her. But she's the only one who's shown an interest in the near paraplegic college student. Now what?
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 7 - Words: 15,321 - Reviews: 31 - Favs: 60 - Follows: 10 - Updated: 7/5/2007 - Published: 5/22/2007 - Complete
Kitsune reviews
Thousands of years ago, the K'Kitsune committed genocide on the lesser race called Kitsune, the mutated next generation of the species. Now they're invading the galaxy, system by system. Reese Tyler came to our planet to destroy it. Then he met Morgan.
Fiction: Sci-Fi - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 4 - Words: 11,142 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 6/14/2007 - Published: 5/22/2007 - Complete
Snow Angel
Thirty years ago, Frank Niveus disappeared in the midst of a snowstorm, leaving only money and a strange jacket. Now his son is being forced to find him, with his only ally being a woman charged with the uncanny task of finding the son of the Snow Angel.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 2 - Words: 8,196 - Favs: 1 - Updated: 5/28/2007 - Published: 5/23/2007 - Complete
Dust reviews
-FF- My father calls me into his twisted dreams every night to play games. When they go too far, I seek out the woman of Sin... a cheap whore who I met but once, but her face and tears haunt my memories. Ashes sequel.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,954 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 2 - Published: 5/23/2007 - Complete