Sammius J. McGennien
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Joined 12-28-07, id: 593959, Profile Updated: 03-30-18
Author has written 12 stories for Life, General, Historical, Love, General, Fantasy, Young Adult, Politics, and Friendship.

I am a twenty-four-year-old male. I have Bachelors of Arts in English and philosophy as well as a minor in French. My thesis for my Bachelor of Arts in English focused on characters' self-given sex and gender identities in the first Harry Potter novel, The Sorcerer's Stone, while my thesis for my Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy focused on the knowledge power of emotions. Both were met initially with resistance from their respective departments, but both were received quite well in the end, thanks in no small part to fantastic cooperation from my mentors.

I am currently seeking employment, preferably in education, writing, or professional video gaming--a person can dream!

I have been published three times. The first was a poem I wrote in elementary school that was published in an anthology of works by elementary school students. The second was an essay that I wrote in 2011 on a local community that was still rebuilding following the devastating aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. The third was a short story in 2016 that was published in my college's annual creative writing anthology. Each of these works have been stepping stones in my journey as a writer, although none of these works is available on FPN.

My preferred umbrella genre of literature is speculative fiction, including works of fantasy, science fiction, and horror, although I have been exposed to a variety of genres and am still interested in broadening my literary library. Many of my proudest academic essays have been on novels and short stories that do not belong to the speculative fiction umbrella, although I have still written academic essays on speculative fiction, primarily fantasy. Young adult is my favorite focused age group, but I am open to literature aimed at any age group.

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I Need You
More than the birds need air for flight, I need you.
Poetry: Love - Rated: K+ - English - Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 75 - Published: 5/27/2014 - Complete
Imagine if we were well.
Poetry: Friendship - Rated: K+ - English - Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 91 - Published: 2/22/2014 - Complete
America Dances
People die. America dances.
Poetry: Politics - Rated: K+ - English - Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 143 - Published: 12/20/2012 - Complete
If only she hadn't become a criminal investigator.
Fiction: Young Adult - Rated: K+ - English - Crime/Supernatural - Chapters: 1 - Words: 384 - Published: 10/7/2012
The Warning, Drabbles
None heeded the creatures' calls.
Fiction: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 3 - Words: 300 - Updated: 7/24/2011 - Published: 3/19/2011
Damn Cat
A strange noise came from the cat. It might have been a snicker. "Why are you so lazy?"
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 482 - Published: 7/5/2011 - Complete
She Dances reviews
She dances to an imaginary beat.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 90 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 3/19/2011 - Complete
22 September 1692 reviews
She watched in horror at the scene before her. Never had she seen such heresy!
Fiction: Historical - Rated: K+ - English - Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 506 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 1/28/2010 - Complete
When You Awaken reviews
Just a simple something I was inspired to write... Darn music.
Poetry: Love - Rated: K+ - English - Hurt/Comfort/Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 180 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Published: 8/1/2009 - Complete
La Dauphine de France reviews
It mattered not what she desired nor thought was best for herself, but her mother’s word was decidedly “law."
Fiction: Historical - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 484 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 7/1/2009 - Complete
Pain reviews
I wrote this today, inspired by something that happened recently. I won't go in-depth, but I felt like writing. It most definitely is not my best work, though, so don't expect something spectacular -- my attempt at rhyming was rather blatant.
Poetry: General - Rated: K+ - English - Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 257 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 2 - Published: 5/13/2008 - Complete
Life reviews
I made this poem in sixth grade, some time over two years ago, so it's not my best work. Poetry is something I normally never do, so criticism - constructive or otherwise - is very greatly appreciated.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K+ - English - Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 269 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Published: 5/3/2008 - Complete