Velorien
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Joined 07-25-07, id: 576469, Profile Updated: 11-16-09
Author has written 15 stories for Horror, Fantasy, General, Fable, Young Adult, Haiku, General, Love, Historical, and Essay.

I have been reading for nineteen of my twenty-two years, and writing for eight (which is reflected by the great differences in quality between my earlier and later stories). I am a student, a gamer, a pedant, a mystic, the least musical man on the planet, a martial artist, a threat to world peace, and, perhaps most relevantly, a storyteller.

I tell stories partly out of enjoyment, and partly in the simple hope that eventually, they will stop knocking at my door at random hours of day and night and demanding to be written down. My main interests in writing are fantasy (with which I began as a writer) and short stories (inspired primarily by Isaac Asimov, which is recognisable in my predilection for ending with a twist). After far too long, I am finally working on a novel in the magical realism style, one about a household of eccentric students (not in the least autobiographical, needless to say), but this does not stop me from acting on random inspirations and fleeting thoughts. I enjoy challenges, and thus expect to see variety here, including haiku, 55-fiction and whatever other genre briefly takes my fancy (I rarely write poetry, and even more rarely like what I've written, but some of that is here too). If you can set me a particularly interesting task, I will certainly consider it.

My main purpose in using FictionPress is to give easy access to my writing for those friends foolish enough to express an interest (rather than some pressing desire to showcase my work to the world at large). Should you decide to leave a review, please be critical, highlighting both particularly successful techniques and specific areas needing refinement. Purely complimentary reviews will do nothing but inflate my already unnecessarily large ego, while purely negative ones will be remembered when the Master Plan reaches Phase Six and the orbital laser satellite needs test-firing.

On that cheerful note, I wish you enjoyment of the works herein.

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Mother of Learning by nobody103 reviews
Zorian, a mage in training, only wanted to finish his education in peace. Now he struggles to find answers as he finds himself repeatedly reliving the same month. 'Groundhog Day' style setup in a fantasy world.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Mystery - Chapters: 84 - Words: 638,228 - Reviews: 4230 - Favs: 3,489 - Follows: 4,480 - Updated: 4/29 - Published: 10/17/2011
Still Smiling by gotmilk8 reviews
One Shot, First person story. "I want you, pretty girl." This sentence puts me into a panic. Yet a part of me is saying, Really? Me? Wow, I'm flattered. Flattered that the first male to show any attraction towards me actually wants to rape me.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: M - English - Horror/Fantasy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,519 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 4 - Published: 3/19/2009 - Complete
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Fall x2
I was challenged to write about one moment of perfect joy and one moment of perfect despair. I chose to make them the same moment seen in different lives.
Fiction: General - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 570 - Published: 11/16/2009 - Complete
I Didn't Want To Do It reviews
I was challenged to write for 15 minutes non-stop with the prompt "I didn't want to do it" as an opening. This is the result.
Fiction: General - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 443 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 11/16/2009 - Complete
Prophecy reviews
I was challenged to make a story out of two newspaper articles. This, then, is the baneful offspring of “Climate Change To Force Mass Migration” and “Warning Over Self Harm By Mental Health Patients”.
Fiction: Horror - Rated: T - English - Horror - Chapters: 1 - Words: 938 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 7/29/2007 - Complete
A Message reviews
This message is for you, though I advise you not to read it. Really, don't read it. It will only make things worse.
Fiction: Essay - Rated: T - English - Horror - Chapters: 1 - Words: 439 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 2 - Published: 7/29/2007 - Complete
Silent Place reviews
An introduction to a story that was never written courtesy of a creative writing class, this brief piece nevertheless has a certain atmosphere that convinced me to keep it.
Fiction: Historical - Rated: T - English - Mystery - Chapters: 1 - Words: 287 - Reviews: 4 - Published: 7/29/2007 - Complete
Soul Embrace reviews
A love poem for someone special.
Poetry: Love - Rated: K - English - Romance/Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 132 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 7/29/2007 - Complete
Step By Step
When I have much to think about, or need to cope with some undesired and overwhelming emotion, there is nothing more valuable than a walk with no specific destination. One night, I put that latter experience into words.
Poetry: General - Rated: K+ - English - Angst/Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 191 - Published: 7/29/2007 - Complete
Haiku Collection
A variety of haiku, written in friendship, loneliness, contemplation or simple boredom. Updated periodically.
Poetry: Haiku - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 189 - Published: 7/29/2007
Phoenix's Choice reviews
A girl about to end it all is offered the chance for a new beginning.
Fiction: Young Adult - Rated: T - English - Angst/Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 837 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 7/29/2007 - Complete
The Dream reviews
A cosmogonic vision of how the world may have been created, and where that creation may lead.
Fiction: Fable - Rated: K+ - English - Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 970 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 7/29/2007 - Complete
A Riddle of Values
Three brothers risk their lives to answer a riddle that concerns us all: what in life is truly valuable, and what is not?
Fiction: Fable - Rated: K+ - English - Fantasy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 632 - Published: 7/29/2007 - Complete
The List reviews
The cautionary tale of a man who gave up his soul to save his body.
Fiction: General - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 968 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Published: 7/29/2007 - Complete
Fifty Five Fiction reviews
There is a challenge: to write a story in fifty five words, no more, no less, such that it is strong enough to stand on its own without addition or explanation. These are my 55fics, and will be updated periodically.
Fiction: General - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 370 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 7/29/2007
A Memory in Black and White reviews
What happens when opposites attract on an immortal scale?
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: K+ - English - Fantasy/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,256 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 2 - Published: 7/29/2007 - Complete
Darker Passions
As the full moon rises, a tormented man looks for answers about his own nature, not knowing whether the truth will bring release or damnation.
Fiction: Horror - Rated: M - English - Horror - Chapters: 1 - Words: 924 - Published: 7/29/2007 - Complete