R. E. Ellison
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Joined 02-28-08, id: 601395, Profile Updated: 07-30-15
Author has written 5 stories for Horror.

"Once, when I was young,

Ev'ryone called me gifted

And words flowed simply.

Now I have to work,

Each new word a paradox.

What gift then, is this?"

"Quidquid latine dictum sit, altum videtur"

("Anything said in Latin sounds profound.")

So... Who am I?

Let me get back to you on that. Apparently, 60 or so years haven't quite been enough to get the complete story. I do know that the person I believed I was, for about half of my life, turned out to be someone else, who simply vanished one day like a chalk drawing on the walkway after the rain. Yes, the general shape is still there, but most of the content...

Sort of like the avatar, (from Expo '86, Vancouver, BC) the outlines seems intact, but the features are quite fuzzy.

Nonetheless, the person that I always was - the writer - is still quite alive and strong, and wants to know why it's taken so long to get the words out to the world.

So here I am, a little fuzzy, but willing to give it a shot.

I guess that requires finding direction, which in turn requires eyes, however, something missing from the avatar.

Certainly there's enough content from the past to fill a library, but, as a student of mine once said in a song, "What have you done for me lately?" Ah, that remains to be seen. My output has always been unpredictable - years of nothing and then several hundred pages in a few months - so I can't say what the future holds. In the many years that have elapsed since I started calling myself a writer, (goin' on 50) I have composed far too much for it to be a fad, fluke, or the passing interest of some dilettante with too much spare time. I've composed 550 sonnets - just sonnets, mind you, (those 14-line, iambic pentameter poems that drove you crazy in school - 25 of them in a week for a friend who wanted a 'book of poetry' for the Renaissance Faire, one a day in June of 2013 and again in 2015 with a few extras), some about important things like guacamole, fat people, spaghetti, grocery lists and Ganymede, so that gives you some idea of my output. Perhaps, if there is a call, or I have some vague desire, (or a bout of boredom only the tedious process of uploading anything in the proper format could alleviate), I'll put them here for people to puzzle over.

In the meantime, enjoy the detritus that's shaken loose from the musty old museum in my head. It's an interesting place to be - for awhile, anyway.

The curator, however, thinks otherwise.

I can promise only this: Wear a seatbelt. The curator warns that the content of my 'stories' is as erratic as the author, and that the years of contact with 'disturbed elements' has definitely had its intended damage.

-your local didactic cantankerous apoplectic bombast

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The Conglomeration of Bad Haikus by Liger-Jam reviews
Haikus are supposed to be about nature...but this is the 21st century, yo! It's time to switch it up. Maybe one or two tree hugers will sneak in there, who knows.
Poetry: Haiku - Rated: T - English - Humor/Horror - Chapters: 10 - Words: 263 - Reviews: 18 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 4/22/2009 - Published: 8/3/2008
Band Camp by Blind Justice reviews
High School marching band. Just another charming elective, right? Wrong. Come visit South Rake High School. The band director's mad, the section leaders are tyrants and odds are you won't live through .... BAND CAMP! Based on a true story. T for violence
Fiction: Horror - Rated: T - English - Horror/Humor - Chapters: 8 - Words: 26,875 - Reviews: 18 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 4/18/2008 - Published: 2/23/2008 - Complete
Elegy for One Whom I Have Loved by greatbritain2k3 reviews
Remembering a lost love.
Poetry: Love - Rated: T - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 319 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 2/12/2007 - Complete
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The Midnight Shopper
She should have stayed dead and everything might have been perfect. What was I SUPPOSED to do? Some violence.
Fiction: Horror - Rated: T - English - Horror/Supernatural - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,006 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Published: 6/4/2015 - Complete
A sibling to 'Monynocs', this is one of four permutations on a story on a summer, maybe not quite 'imaginary', friend. There is some violence.
Fiction: Horror - Rated: T - English - Horror/Supernatural - Chapters: 1 - Words: 6,012 - Published: 5/28/2015 - Complete
And In Your Dream of Darkness reviews
Reload in 2010. Horror, tragedy, vengeance, karma, and the hunt through three decades for a serial killer who may not be human. Seriously rough language and violence. NOT for kids (by the end of chapter one you'll see what I mean.) I would STILL love some feedback. NOT autobiographical!
Fiction: Horror - Rated: M - English - Horror/Supernatural - Chapters: 16 - Words: 178,048 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 3/26/2010 - Published: 3/25/2010 - Complete
Monynocs reviews
An idle child's mind is the devil's playground.
Fiction: Horror - Rated: T - English - Horror/Supernatural - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,075 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 3/31/2008 - Published: 3/6/2008 - Complete
The Letter reviews
A teacher underestimates the innate duplicity of adolescence.
Fiction: Horror - Rated: T - English - Horror/Suspense - Chapters: 1 - Words: 6,457 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 15 - Follows: 1 - Published: 3/6/2008 - Complete