ThreeBlackRoses
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Joined 11-11-07, id: 588560, Profile Updated: 09-25-11
Author has written 11 stories for Life, Fantasy, General, Essay, Humor, Humor, Haiku, Horror, and Romance.

"When once the itch of writing comes over a man, nothing can cure it, save the scratching of a pen."

My Writer's Manifesto:

I read recently that too few authors complete their apprenticeships and that many writers spend up to nine years preparing to take on the writing world and drawing in experiences. So this is my testament to my apprenticeship. On this account, I will update novels, poems, short stories, essays and any other form of writing I deem necessary to continue my writing experience. I am looking for critiques. I cannot stress that enough. I want to know what I need to fix and how to fix it. I will, however, warn you that I can tell the difference between a thoughtful, useful critique and useless flaming, and I will ignore/delete comments I find obscene, pointless and downright rude. I am a student of the written word, and I am looking for a community of teachers.

Take A Look At...

Summer Boogaloo Mk.2- A 10 part challenge from my Guild on GaiaOnline. The Ink Well. It includes poetry, songwriting, oneshots, complete fiction and drabbles, many of which will be posted here. Interested? Go to http://www.gaiaonline.com/guilds/viewtopic.php?page=1&t=19230461#252754501

SBmk2 Haiku- Exactly what is sounds like.

SBmk2 Limmerick - Exactly what it sounds like.

Party Favors - SBmk2 Drabbles for all of my "novels" (written and unwritten)

Existing Works

Concrete Jungle - Temporarily Complete (read: has no finite plot)

Twas' A Bright and Well Lit Night - a just-for-fun story, updated whenever I feel like it.

Roses and Thorns: A Collection of Oneshots - exactly what it sounds like

Raindrops on Roses - a collection of my poetry

A Silent Sense of Awe - a piece I wrote for a guild competition on Gaia. May become something more.

Another Engagement - My response to Maranwe Telrunya's Weekly Writing Challenge. It can be found here: http://maranwetelrunya.wordpress.com/weekly-writing-challenge/ I'm not particularly proud of the typos I've found on my re-reads, so I plan to re-upload this. I also intent to write a second chapter/sequel.

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Or So the Story Goes by Ranting Forever n Rambling On reviews
Ever heard the story of Cinderella? Well, so has my sister, Cindy. And she'll stop at nothing to make it a reality. Who am I? Why, I'm the ugly stepsister, of course!
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 48 - Words: 114,080 - Reviews: 614 - Favs: 678 - Follows: 105 - Updated: 1/29/2013 - Published: 3/30/2006 - Complete
Tip of the Month by writergurlLW reviews
So far: Dialogue, Helpful Review, Characters, Info dumps, Sub-Plots, Writing a Series, Merging Genres, Real World Logic.
Fiction: Essay - Rated: K+ - English - Suspense - Chapters: 8 - Words: 10,191 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 15 - Follows: 5 - Updated: 9/15/2010 - Published: 8/1/2009
Novel Drabbles by deadzonedragon reviews
These are just sets of 13 drabbles revolving around my to-be novels. Read, enjoy, and review if you please.
Fiction: General - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 8 - Words: 9,069 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 8/30/2010 - Published: 6/7/2010
The Lexicon by deadzonedragon reviews
Chapters and submissions for the Ink Well relating to chapters of my novel trilogy and other stories of such a sort.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Fantasy/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 4 - Words: 4,728 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Updated: 8/22/2010 - Published: 2/27/2009
The Boarders by deadzonedragon reviews
A trio of siblings sets off from London in February of 1939. By the prerogative of the youngest, Art, they've chosen to venture back to the land of their Grandfather, Whales. But even there, safety and peace is not guaranteed.
Fiction: Mystery - Rated: T - English - Mystery/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,399 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Published: 7/28/2010
Drabble Chalenge: Caspian and Sebastian by The Indigo Pheonix reviews
A collection of 10 drabbles about two good friends, Caspian and Sebastian. Rated T for some swearing.
Fiction: General - Rated: T - English - Family/Adventure - Chapters: 1 - Words: 576 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Published: 6/26/2010 - Complete
The Heart of a Poet by deadzonedragon reviews
These are just my poems. Nothing particularly special, but they're fun anyway.
Poetry: General - Rated: K+ - English - Angst - Chapters: 25 - Words: 1,999 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 6/4/2010 - Published: 4/10/2008
Kiss of Twilight: In the Absence of Light by Ranting Forever n Rambling On reviews
With the time of my impending doom fast approaching, there is little left to do but become the most beloved in the lands. But nobody ever said it would be easy. And it's still unclear whether I really will be awakened...or sleep for an eternity.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Romance/Adventure - Chapters: 33 - Words: 150,981 - Reviews: 697 - Favs: 252 - Follows: 183 - Updated: 9/26/2009 - Published: 3/8/2008 - Complete
Playing the Game by The Indigo Pheonix reviews
This is a challenge for the Ink Well: must include a beloved pet, a mustache, a skillet, a flag, a faucet, or all of the above.
Fiction: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 542 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Published: 9/24/2009 - Complete
Dealing with It by The Indigo Pheonix reviews
A poem dedicated to anyone with an It in their life that causes them pain.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K+ - English - Poetry/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 274 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 8/12/2009 - Complete
Caspirín's Stone by sporkess reviews
A country plagued by demons, a prophet missing his hero, a knight who's broken his vows and a powerful talisman fallen into the wrong hands. Treygan, a demon killer on the run from his former life, is thrust right into the middle. Slight M/M slash.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: K+ - English - Fantasy/Adventure - Chapters: 10 - Words: 33,228 - Reviews: 22 - Favs: 32 - Follows: 5 - Updated: 5/18/2009 - Published: 5/2/2009 - Complete
Guardians In Exile by Crystal Shekeira reviews
The young kirin colt Khur'tan is torn from the only life he has ever known. Thrust into exile by his dam, Tan finds himself in the care of the exiles' leader, the stallion Khura'hejn ... his half-brother. Now he must survive ... and defeat his sire.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Fantasy - Chapters: 2 - Words: 6,033 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 4/4/2009 - Published: 5/11/2008
The StepByStep Guide to Writing Epic Fantasy by The Mumbling Sage reviews
I've seen too many stories begin the same way. It makes me wonder if there's a guide out there, and if so, what it would read like... A series of observations on the genre that have probably been made before, but never by yours truly! Check it out!
Fiction: Essay - Rated: K+ - English - Humor/Fantasy - Chapters: 3 - Words: 4,387 - Reviews: 28 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 1/31/2009 - Published: 10/28/2007 - Complete
On the Rocks by ItalianBellaGabi reviews
Life's rocky enough as it is. Mama prances around Nashville in her frayed denim mini skirts while I'm alone holding up the house with my alcoholic brother, J.D., and baby Frankie. I never expected things to get any stranger, but then there was love...
Fiction: Young Adult - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 114 - Reviews: 161 - Favs: 23 - Follows: 26 - Updated: 7/13/2008 - Published: 4/2/2007 - Complete
Not of Her Kind by Bookgirl2021 reviews
Elsbeth and Lance have been best friends for longer than either of them can remember. Then, the summer after their junior year in high school, Ellie learns Lance's secret and is thrown, with a vengeance, into the hidden world of the elves.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 6 - Words: 15,844 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 5 - Updated: 5/27/2008 - Published: 1/2/2008
The Time Stone Clock: by Amilyi reviews
...The Song Between the Mountains. A NaNoWriMo novel. The supernatural festival of Yggtharidsil approaches, but the important Time Stone Clock is broken. Meanwhile, a lone SteamStone carriage approaches from the north: the village's only hope.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: M - English - Fantasy/Supernatural - Chapters: 20 - Words: 51,599 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 2 - Updated: 12/5/2007 - Published: 11/10/2007 - Complete
OMG! Becoming Totally Popular on Fictionpress by fading innocence reviews
You're sick of writing for five minutes and not getting any good, aren't you? And not getting good reviews either, right? Well, that can all be solved using my guide to Fictionpress GOD status! Now revised.
Fiction: Essay - Rated: K - English - Parody/Humor - Chapters: 2 - Words: 1,195 - Reviews: 153 - Favs: 122 - Follows: 9 - Updated: 9/27/2007 - Published: 10/25/2006 - Complete
Expressions of Love: Gay Marriage by fading innocence reviews
What is marriage today, but two rings and some insurance benefits? Just because a majority of the world's religions forbid homosexuality, it doesn't mean they shouldn't be allowed to be married. My essay on gay marriage.
Fiction: Essay - Rated: K+ - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 525 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 9 - Published: 9/1/2007 - Complete
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Party Favors
A collection of drabbles related to my original stories, published and unpublished.
Fiction: General - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 4 - Words: 4,047 - Updated: 8/12/2010 - Published: 6/7/2010
Another Engagement reviews
Perhaps he would loathe her, mourn her and despair of her now, but someday her sacrifice would buy his happiness.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,133 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 1 - Published: 6/22/2010 - Complete
The Playing Gods
All she wanted was a creation to call her own. They had performed the same painstaking procedure a thousand times before, but she never foresaw the downside to her friend's strange gift. She never expected her muses to be so real.
Fiction: Horror - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,564 - Published: 6/13/2010 - Complete
Summer Boogaloo Challenge 1: A Haiku reviews
A somewhat meaningless, but entertaining series of Haikus for my Gaia Guild, The Ink Well.
Poetry: Haiku - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 2 - Words: 85 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 6/4/2010
Summer Boogaloo Challenge 2: A Limmerick reviews
Just an innane rhyme I whipped up in response to a challenge in my Gaia Guild, The Ink Well.
Poetry: Humor - Rated: K+ - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 149 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 6/4/2010 - Complete
Sues, Stus and Publishing Gurus reviews
After her harrowing education in the nuances of badly written plots, Lea Spencer was well and ready for a three week vacation from the Looking Glass Publication Company. Unfortunately for her, fate has other plans. Like Sues. And pink. Lots of pink.
Fiction: Humor - Rated: K+ - English - Adventure/Mystery - Chapters: 1 - Words: 776 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 1/4/2010
A Silent Sense of Awe
Suddenly without a car, a roommate and a snowballs chance in hell of making rent, Tess Warner sets out on an apartment search that teaches her so much more. An introspective drabble. Enjoy.
Fiction: General - Rated: K+ - English - Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,606 - Published: 9/22/2009 - Complete
Raindrops On Roses reviews
A collection of poetry, so I don't litter my published works with 10 sentence blurbs.
Poetry: Life - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 4 - Words: 277 - Reviews: 4 - Updated: 8/29/2009 - Published: 3/8/2008
Proper Characterization in Roleplaying and Writing reviews
Essay One: The Issue at hand. No man is immune to the most basic of temptations: the desire to play God.
Fiction: Essay - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,789 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 3 - Published: 8/21/2009 - Complete
Roses and Thorns: A Collection of Oneshots
A collection of oneshots and short stories, many in response to challenges from my Gaia guild, The Ink Well. Guaranteed monthly updates, along with sporadic extras.
Fiction: General - Rated: T - English - Adventure - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,000 - Published: 3/29/2009
Concrete Jungle reviews
The first chapter of a story I have since discontinued. It will be picked back up, dusted off and born anew when i have the time and motivation.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Fantasy/Adventure - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,667 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Published: 3/20/2008 - Complete
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