Author has written 11 stories for Action, General, Young Adult, Humor, Religion, Life, Essay, and General.
Note: I haven't been on FIctionPress in forever and I apologize to the readers hat I might still have = I don't think I will be finishing anything in the near future.
What to look forward to in the Anigene Gang: This project has been somewhat abandoned =/ Forgive me readers!
I have written one fan-fic. It was an assignment for my College Lit. class. So, yes. You can look this up by going to http://www.fanfiction.net/~dkat.
So, I write my own stories with my own characters (from here on, known as charries). I don't write anything to do with non-fiction . . . that, I've decided, would not be 'normal' as some call it, though I'm just weird anyway.
I can't stand stories that have to do with school. Normal school, anyway. Most of them are boring, and no, I'm not generalizing. I said most.
Or romance. No, absolutely not. I've read too many of those already (all which were by the same author who is simply obsessed.) Her charries were bland and too happy-go-lucky for my taste. (She is not an author on this site.) Give me something more down-to-earth and morbid and I'll be happy. =) I have (after all my complaining) attempted at a bit of girlfriend/boyfriend relationships. Its a part of life and it gives my stories, I think, a bit more conflict.
Ack, I must sound so condescending. . . oops. I'm usually a fun person, I would say. But sometimes (especially on an Internet site) its a bit hard to come across the way I'd like. So I flat out tell everyone who I am and what I'm like.
Age: XX (I'd rather not say.)
Writing History: Been writing for three years now and don't plan on stopping anytime soon.
Quote: Don't fall too hard. You'll break your face.
Likes: Writing (of course), reading, cats (I will be the next crazy cat lady, just you wait). Suspenseful stories, sci-fi, action and adventure. Constructive critiquing. Reviews make me happy, occasionally. =) Definitely an up-side. Oh, and the color purple. (And light green and sky blue.) XD
Dislikes: Charries that are not well written--two-dimensional. Romance stories. Uck. And school stories about teens/kids with no special powers/abilities, etc. Site spammers. The color pink. And Hannah Montana. Don't get me started, peeps. -_-" Oh, and the movie "Prince Caspian." There is such a thing as too much of a good thing, people.
Favorite Authors: C.S. Lewis, Margaret Peterson Haddix, Scott Westerfeld, Ted Dekker.
Favorite Books: Double Identity, Turnabout, Shadow Children Series (Margaret Peterson Haddix), Black, Red, Infidel, Showdown, Saint, Skin (Ted Dekker) House, (TedDekker + Frank Peretti), Uglies, Pretties, Extras (Scott Westerfeld), The Horse and His Boy, The Last Battle (C.S. Lewis).
Favorite Book of All Time: Adam (Ted Dekker)
Favorite Movies: Martian Child and August Rush.
Favorite Bands/Music: Switchfoot, Toby Mac, Relient K, Apologetix, The Narnia (The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe) Soundtrack, POTC--The Black Pearl Soundtrack, and The Waterhorse Soundtrack. (Soundtracks are the best writing music, I've found.)
Okay, now for my stories. And I love reviews, peeps! Give me reviews!!
Okay, this one was basically an imaginary conversation between me and my 'cousin' after my 'Grandpa' died. (When you read it, you will understand the need for quotations.) Lets just say its what I wish would have happened, not what did, considering the time of year it really happened and the weather conditions, but that's a whole other story. Don't get me started. I'd jabber forever.
I wasn't very sure about this one. It was a bit longer, though I didn't split it into chapters. XD That would have been too complicated. But this story was a challenge from my C Lit. teacher. She gave me the starting line and I was supposed to think of a story to go with it. So that's basically what I got. I thought it was cute. Let me know what you think.
Through a Lion's Eye
I wrote this last year for my teacher. She asked me to write for a 'contest.' That was a lie, because there were no prizes and it had nothing to do with a contest in the first place. But I can't remember what it was for anyway. Ah, well. So this is supposed to be about a 'four-year-old' assassin. =) I lied.
The Assassin's Heart
This has nothing to do with Through a Lion's Eye. It is a short story that I was experimenting with to get practice description and third person narrative (which I absolutely can not get the hang of it). I'm not really sure what to think of this one. It switches between the two characters perspectives every paragraph, so don't get confused, please. =) I have a tendency to confuse people and I'm working on that, trust me. (And, no, I'm not obsessed with killing.) The assassin thing didn't even occur to me until the very end, and even then, I didn't think it fit the story. (Because, usually, assassins are thought of cold-blooded killers. This character is definitely not that.) Let me know, please.
The war has leveled up and it’s time to cheat life and death in a deadly game of survival. After a simple mission goes horribly wrong, fifteen-year-old Jackie must protect her gang and her own life in a desperate race to root out the evil amongst her enemies—and her allies—as she comes to discover there’s more than meets the eye.
It isn't as violent as some might think when they see the word 'gang' and it might be more violent than necessary, but it's all a part of the story. 'Anigene' is a term used in Through a Lion's Eye, though this story is not related to it at all. The Anigene is an experiment used to create hybrid children. Most of the main charries in Anigene Gang are part of the Anigene experiment, hence the name 'Anigene Gang.' (Oh, and Anigene is a combination of the words, 'animal' and 'gene', if you couldn't tell already. :) )
Speak the Volume
This is probably my best poem ever and it cuts pretty deep into my 'serious' side. Everyone who's read it has either been shocked that I could write like something like this, or just in awe at how deep it is. You could say that this is my calling to everyone else out there . . . however dorky it may sound, I still like to think of it as my anthem. =) I hope everyone who reads it sees the importance in the little things. And sorry it's so long. I have a terrible tendency to write VERY long poems . . .
First of, this story has NOTHING to do with any of the others on here. (Namely Anigene Gang.) I just wanted to clear that up to avoid further confusion. But in this piece, Zion is sixteen, as is Pseudo, because I got to thinking "what is Zion wasn't a cute little eight year old like he always has been?" The end result was chilling and I'm actually quite proud of it. THis was also and assignment for my English Class that was to be loosely based off of a story we read, callled The Interlopers.
My Dream Car?
The title in itself is pretty self explanatory. I didn't really like this one, actually. But I thought I'd put it up for the fun of it. (And see if anyone is actually reading the crap I put up.) It's the second 'humorous' article I've put up . . . but I do like the first one better, called With the Tape?. Hope you like the idea of the paper, I kow I did, but the essay just didn't go as well as I'd planned.
With the Tape?
Okay, this one was another assignment given by my C Lit. teacher. This time she gave me seven sentences to choose from and I was to choose five or more. I only used four of them, which she said was okay, though I sort of ruined the challenge. Darn. But she really liked it. She laughed pretty hard too and the others in Writer's Club thought it was pretty good. I'm glad. I've needed the encouragement lately. I would definitely like reviews on this one, though, because it's one of the first 'humorous' things that I've written. Thanks to my readers!
The narrator of the poem is not me, as most poems are set. The author is rarely the narrator. So don't just jump to conclusions and think, "She really believes all that," and, "that's really what happened?" Yes and no, really. I wrote it because I'd been thinking about the first line of the poem--one of my friends is the other girl in the story. And I began wondering 'what if I really thought it was impossible not to be sad and actually see the other side of this?' So I tried it from a different perspective than my own this time. I hope I caught the right emotions/thoughts. But let me know. =)
"I have ideas, I'm just too lazy to get them out of my head." -- Twila
"For when we do what we were most created for, it is then that we are most contented and time itself seems to come to a halt." -- S.K.
"Don't let honesty lose you." -- J
"God works through people to bring about His truth." -- Fova
"We Cyclopes care not a whistle for your thundering Zeus, or all the gods . . . we have more force by far." -- Polyphemus (Pride before the fall, I say)
" . . . happy are those who hear the teaching of God and obey it." -- Jesus Christ
" . . . Did my heart love till now? Foreswear it, sight! For I ne'er saw true beauty till this night." -- Romeo (The second he lays eye on Juliet)
"Charm is deceptive and beauty is fleeting, but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised."
"You are precious and honored in my sight and I love you . . . (5) Do not be afraid for I am with you."
"To Him who is able to keep you from stumbling and to present you before his glorious presence without fault and with joy--to the only God out Savior be glory, majesty, power, and authority, through Jesus Christ our Lord, before all ages, now and forevermore! Amen.