Author has written 7 stories for Fantasy, General, and Fable.
I am a very infrequent updater, but this doesn't mean I don't often think about my story, it just is hard for me to actually sit down and commit it to paper, since I am very much my own worst critic. I am over the age of twenty and live on the western coast of the United States. I grew up reading a lot of fantasy from the likes of Brian Jaques, Patricia C. Wrede, Diana Wynne Jones, and Tamora Pierce, as well as the mysteries of Agatha Christie and the science fiction works of Orson Scott Card and Douglas Adams, to name a few. I'm a fairly serious person, so my stories tend also towards a serious vein, though I do admire a more playful style (sigh). I hope you like my stories, or at least tell me what you think of them.
(SPOILERS) Water Baby Summary Through Chapter 11: (SPOILERS)
Elles was found by the king by the lake as a baby. Due to his coloring and mild-mannered nature, he becomes the princess's playmate, with whom she acts or talks out stories. When the princess, who insists Elles call her Isa, is disallowed from participating in such outlandish past-times, Elles becomes her official story-teller. Every night before bed he comes to her and tells her the story of a nameless girl who thinks she is cursed and ends up in the care of a prince, until one day he vanishes. Isa gets very depressed about his disappearance, but Elles does appear again before her to tell her the next bit of the story and warn her that she might not see him for a while using his magical ability to create portals (in my defense this story was started before Portal ever came out).
Isa marries a neighboring king at age 16, but does most of the ruling. They have two children, but her husband and new-born daughter die of an epidemic when Isa is 22, and she becomes queen in her own right. She nearly died of fever that winter, and then was faced with invasion by a northern country. After forming a coalition with some of the neighboring kingdoms, she fled with her son and other refugees to the safety of the hills in the south of the kingdom.
Another personal note about Water Baby (that I can't remember whether I've mentioned or not) is that the theme track for this entire song is Celtic Dream by Ronan Hardiman (from Lord of the Dance). That is THE song that I listen to while writing this. I just thought that it would be an interesting detail. ;)