mercurysmile
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Joined 04-15-01, id: 59139
Author has written 61 stories for General, Song, and General.
I'm a high school senior who's trying to decide whether she should or should not pursue writing. I'd love any and all constructive criticism!
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Manhattan Love Story by Panuru reviews
Now complete Anthony and Ben struggle to maintain a relationship as it is battered with harrassment, depression, and hate. Anthony, who has lived a life sheltered by religion, has to teach himself what and who to believe in.
Fiction: General - Rated: M - English - Angst - Chapters: 30 - Words: 168,725 - Reviews: 324 - Favs: 225 - Follows: 19 - Updated: 8/10/2008 - Published: 4/21/2001 - Complete
Faded Away in LA by Sabrosa reviews
Kyle tries to make sense of his Eli's suicide. Slash themes, very light romance.
Fiction: General - Rated: M - English - Hurt/Comfort/Romance - Chapters: 15 - Words: 35,847 - Reviews: 225 - Favs: 85 - Follows: 8 - Updated: 2/23/2004 - Published: 9/21/2001
Sixes by roxy wilde reviews
one night in the life of New York City, focused on three unrelated residents and their paralleling stories
Fiction: General - Rated: K+ - English - Drama - Chapters: 3 - Words: 4,292 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 11/20/2002
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Moving Metaphors reviews
"I heard they just broke up yesterday." "I heard they got back together." "Can we stop talking in metaphor?" (slash.m.m)
Fiction: General - Rated: T - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 915 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 5 - Published: 5/5/2003
Greener Grounds, Bluer Skies reviews
Don't be scared 'cause you're not something I'm willing to lose. I bet you find it in the last place you look. (slash, guys)
Fiction: General - Rated: T - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,898 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 1 - Published: 5/3/2003
Snowflakes reviews
All snowflakes are special and individual--two third-grade boys forge a "best-friends-forever" bond when all their classmates shun them, and carry out their promise.
Fiction: General - Rated: K+ - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 718 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 8 - Published: 12/2/2002
Falling out of Love at This Volume reviews
"Let me turn my amps way up, so you can hear nothing"...a romance gone terribly sour, with a heartwrenching final goodbye.
Fiction: General - Rated: T - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 584 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 4 - Published: 12/1/2002
A Great Guitar Player reviews
What does it take to make a great guitar player? A younger brother witnesses his big brother's breakdown.
Fiction: General - Rated: T - English - Angst/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,114 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Published: 11/20/2002
balance reviews
A work in progress. A close friendship between two kids who are "through being cool" grows from a sandbox.
Fiction: General - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,091 - Reviews: 3 - Published: 11/13/2002
star J reviews
Old friends on a riverbed, drawing in the sand. And truth is sometimes harder to hear than a pleasant lie.
Fiction: General - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,080 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 11/13/2002
Becoming One Anything reviews
"Are they sleeping?" Two boarding-school boys talk late in the night. Slash.
Fiction: General - Rated: T - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,333 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 24 - Follows: 3 - Published: 11/13/2002
Elasticity reviews
As if they're bound by a cosmis rubber band, she bounces back every time she tries to leave: a tale of codependency.
Fiction: General - Rated: T - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,324 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 8/14/2002
Piano Talk reviews
During a rendezvous with a baby grand, young cousins discuss their (mostly crazy) family members and make an ingenue's promise.
Fiction: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 908 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 8/12/2002
Think (stop) reviews
She is pieces; a woman wants to forget it all, and she hopes it will be different, because she doesn't want to be pieces. She wants to be whole.
Fiction: General - Rated: T - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,460 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 3/10/2002
Power of the Art reviews
A girl gets dared to write a poem. She didn't think anyone would actually read it, but hey-who argues a happy ending?
Fiction: General - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 977 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 2/18/2002
Simple Beliefs reviews
Two guys and a girl live together. One guy and the girl have a few conversations in the wake of the other guy's decision to move out.
Fiction: General - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,557 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 2/9/2002
Step Two: Arrival
Of best friends, boy and girl, New York, and a cross-country move. Everyone's smiling.
Fiction: General - Rated: K+ - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,850 - Published: 1/29/2002
Seven Days of Deadly Sins reviews
Of dinners and beaches, car rides and hash browns: she could do better and he could do worse but why bother?
Fiction: General - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,677 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 1/16/2002
Blue Eyes on a Snow-Cloud Canvas reviews
A beginning mixed in with an ending mixed in with a lost chance that really wasn't lost at all-or a simple love story about a reconnection.
Fiction: General - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,857 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 1/15/2002
American Girl reviews
Liberties are taken with a Tom Petty song and a girl, raised on promises, waits patiently for someone to fulfill his.
Fiction: General - Rated: T - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 605 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 12/28/2001
Liberties reviews
A man finds himself compelled to participate in a strange ritual every night as his best friend looks on and laments as his friend ruins his life.
Fiction: General - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Mystery - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,506 - Reviews: 3 - Published: 12/18/2001
Gradual Combustion reviews
She was a flame and I was just a moth that happened to chance its way within her path over and over again and then move away quickly before being burned.
Fiction: General - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,402 - Reviews: 4 - Published: 12/7/2001
Imagination reviews
What comes of midnight of the beach: moonlight, questions, and extended vocabularies.
Fiction: General - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,050 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 12/3/2001
Over the Rainbow reviews
Cute. A high-school production of "The Wizard of Oz" impresses the audience-and awakens one boy's particular feelings for Dorothy..
Fiction: General - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,397 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 12/1/2001
Winter Wonderland reviews
A boy remembers one AM in the dark and the snow many years ago, and, in remembering that, remembers his first kiss.
Fiction: General - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,446 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 1 - Published: 12/1/2001
Cloud Party reviews
Fuzzy pajamas and ice cream sundaes reignite a forgotten romance.
Fiction: General - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,107 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 11/11/2001
Flying Saucers reviews
Six brothers lose a Frisbee, learn the hard way that mom's good china isn't the best substitute, and grow up more than they realize.
Fiction: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,369 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 11/11/2001
Volume reviews
A moment of complete, perfect happiness.
Fiction: General - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,290 - Reviews: 3 - Published: 11/10/2001
summer fading reviews
our own pyrotechnical acrobatics...
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 75 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 11/10/2001
Dedication reviews
A guy finds a dedication to him from his best friend. Very fluffy.
Fiction: General - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,006 - Reviews: 4 - Published: 11/10/2001
Hit or Miss reviews
"Have I waited too long/Have I found that someone?"
Fiction: General - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,333 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 11/10/2001
rust reviews
is it cold in here...
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 57 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 11/3/2001
words reviews
his words are velvet; they are soft to the touch
Poetry: General - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 72 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Published: 11/3/2001
luminescence reviews
you gave me cloudless blue skies with the touch of a hand
Poetry: General - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 79 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 11/3/2001
Last Chance reviews
I may not always know you, but I know I'll always love you.
Fiction: General - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 730 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 11/3/2001
Closure
Now there's a ring and he's lost her again.
Fiction: General - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,070 - Published: 11/3/2001
Suspension reviews
It doesn't seem like it's all going to be okay, and she could use a little morale, here.
Fiction: General - Rated: K+ - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 524 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 2 - Published: 11/3/2001
Brotherhood
It was different shades, different styles, different textures, but all of them had red hair, and they were undeniably brothers.
Fiction: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 768 - Favs: 1 - Published: 10/6/2001
Lipstick reviews
I'm still standing, in the wake of everything, but I don't know if I should wear the lipstick.
Fiction: General - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,542 - Reviews: 4 - Published: 9/1/2001
Vanilla Ice reviews
"Don't break my heart again in the dairy aisle, Clarice." About the bonds of love and friendship and what it takes to break these bonds.
Fiction: General - Rated: T - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 6,989 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Published: 8/27/2001
Foreign Tongues reviews
The best I can offer you is something that is painful and not a lie.
Fiction: General - Rated: T - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,514 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 8/26/2001
Speed reviews
I sing with my eyes closed so I can't look at her.
Fiction: General - Rated: T - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,509 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 1 - Published: 8/26/2001
Tailspin reviews
He's falling, been falling, but can she keep catching him?
Fiction: General - Rated: T - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,094 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 8/24/2001
Sparkle and Fade reviews
It was charmed and glamorized, but they had to get out of there, and they had to do it together.
Fiction: General - Rated: T - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,652 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 8/24/2001
Full Tank reviews
Ice cream, gas money, and friendship: she's not as underappreciated as she thinks, sometimes.
Fiction: General - Rated: K+ - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,742 - Reviews: 3 - Published: 8/24/2001
Parallel reviews
"See, Scotty, the thing is, you gotta savor them."
Fiction: General - Rated: T - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,996 - Reviews: 3 - Published: 8/24/2001
Lightweight reviews
Little Lily Reider, through the eyes of a friend, isn't as weak as she seems.
Fiction: General - Rated: T - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,161 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 7/23/2001
Suboral reviews
The things left unsaid between two best friends come out against their will on the last night they'll see each other before leaving for college.
Fiction: General - Rated: T - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,918 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 7/8/2001
Sun Spots reviews
Two people just can't seem to go on without one another; codependence never seemed so sweet.
Fiction: General - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 493 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 1 - Published: 7/8/2001
Inconspicuous reviews
"The fastest way to succeed is to look as if you're playing by somebody else's rules, while quietly playing by your own." -Michael Konda
Fiction: General - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 406 - Reviews: 3 - Published: 7/8/2001
Cancerous reviews
Trapped, it will take everything to break free, but it is inarguably worth it.
Fiction: General - Rated: T - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 549 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 6/16/2001
Queen of the Jungle reviews
A short piece based on the word 'quest.' Very metaphorical.
Fiction: General - Rated: K+ - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 167 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 6/16/2001
Unscripted reviews
What happens when the script you've carefully written falls away and you can't remember your lines? All comments appreciated!!
Fiction: General - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,713 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 6/16/2001
Blank Slate reviews
"Maybe she'd be the only one left in the end, but then again, she was practically dead already."
Fiction: General - Rated: K - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 421 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 5/30/2001
Dust to Dust reviews
Suicide Issues: What happens when you fail a friend?
Fiction: General - Rated: T - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 952 - Reviews: 3 - Published: 5/30/2001
Misconstrued reviews
"I don't think you like me much and I can't help but think think that I should care a lot more than I do."
Poetry: Song - Rated: K+ - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 362 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 5/13/2001
Liberation reviews
Language. It's a little rough...about a friendship that has extended its welcome and implodes.
Fiction: General - Rated: T - English - Angst/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 459 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 5/13/2001
Fear of Flying reviews
"Flying might be nice, but you've gotta land sometime."
Fiction: General - Rated: K - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 0 - Reviews: 3 - Published: 5/12/2001
Partly Cloudy reviews
Trying to fly and failing, trying to fall and failing, someone watches a friend stuck in the middle and struggling to go one way or the other.
Fiction: General - Rated: K - English - Angst/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 0 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 5/12/2001
Chills reviews
Better living through denial.
Fiction: General - Rated: K - English - Angst/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 0 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 5/12/2001
Surrender reviews
Sometimes there's no stronger acid than one's own weakness.
Fiction: General - Rated: T - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,180 - Reviews: 4 - Published: 4/28/2001
Variations on a Theme reviews
Three stories with the same first paragraph, but distinctly different endings.
Fiction: General - Rated: K - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,511 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 4/16/2001
X-Ray Vision reviews
Random ramblings of a mental hospital patient.
Fiction: General - Rated: K+ - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 641 - Reviews: 9 - Published: 4/16/2001
Keep Away reviews
A girl, a catalyst, and the long journey to a breakdown.
Fiction: General - Rated: T - English - Humor/Angst - Chapters: 3 - Words: 32,654 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 2 - Published: 4/16/2001