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Joined 05-24-08, id: 613296, Profile Updated: 04-18-18
Author has written 3 stories for Romance, and Sci-Fi.


It's been a LONG time, FictionPress. Since my last update, eight years and ten days and holy shit, man. When I logged back in, I was just expecting to sort of chuckle at my Very Young Self and keep on moving. I was not expecting to be struck with inspiration. I was not expecting to want to write again after so much time. But here I am. Maybe it's because I have some free time for the first time in years. Maybe it's because I've been reading more recently. Maybe it's because I really do have a writer inside me that's just been biding her time and waiting for her chance to come out again. In any case, here we are. I'm back. I have the time. I have some ideas. Time to do the thing.


Well, I'm back to FP. Again. The writing bug bit me again; I hope it won't just be a passing phase because I'm starting to get really excited about a few of the things I've got on the table. The Bang Bang rewrite isn't coming. Yet. I'm just not in the right place emotionally to tell that story right now. It's way deeper than I've got the time or inclination to be - it's a busy few months out in the real world. HOWEVER, the other things I'm working on are actually showing some sort of progress/inspiration. They're pretty lighthearted. No deep philosophical insight (not that I'm great at that anyway), but maybe a few small ideas to ponder. Plus just a lot of fluffiness. And I'm trying to make more of an effort to be non-ironically comical. Should things work out the way I'd like (and should college readings not totally take over my life), there should be some more new postings from me shortly.
- AS


Why "AwkwardSumbarine"?: Know the "awkward turtle" hand gesture? Well, it's kind of like that. Only a submarine. The "Awkward Submarine" came from a very insane car ride with my best friend. Needless to say, I got pretty attached to it. Also I have a strange and mysterious love of submarine movies.

All-time Book Favorites: Harry Potter, anything Philip Pullman, fairy tales, Sherlock Holmes, Ella Enchanted, Dealing With Dragons (and sequels), Charles Dickens, Jane Austen, Anne of Green Gables (yes, only the first one)

Newer Book Loves: Winternight Trilogy, Marion Zimmer Bradley, Neil Gaiman

Romance Influences: Jill Shalvis, Cherry Adair, Lucy Monroe, Donna Kauffman

Television Favorites: Everything Joss Whedon, everything Jonathan Nolan, Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries, Alias, Nikita, The Great British Baking Show, Sherlock, Scott & Bailey, SOAP

Dream Job: Supervillain

Actual Job: Stage Manager and Quickbooks Minion


Renata Dal

This idea started life as a long-form roleplay set in An Established Science Fiction Universe That Shall Not Be Named. It survives as an original character, a vague idea of a plot, and an opportunity to stretch some muscles.

Stumble (OLD - published, complete)

This actually started out as a sort of dare to myself; I wanted to see if I could write sexy. The identities and relationship of the characters (a Las Vegas PD cop ad a professional dominatrix/yoga teacher) came out of my "Hey, I should write a cheesy romance novel to try and pay for college!" Phase...which I have not totally moved beyond. The piece itself is a sort of experiment designed to stretch my limits as a writer. When I wrote it (which was actually several months ago) I meant it as an excerpt of a novel-length work. It may or may not be incorporated into something later. For now, I'm happy with the way it is now.

Bang Bang (OLD - published, discontinued)

Alba's story as I imagine it is very close to my heart. There's a lot of me in it - my feelings, my pains, my personality, my experiences. And maybe that's why it's turning out so hard for me to write it in a way that I'm happy with. The original Bang Bang was a priceless exercise in writing emotionally, but it got turned around and confused and I realized I wasn't telling the story I really wanted to. I will definitely be getting back to the story of Ally and Rylie and Mickey and all someday. I know it intimately, and I want to share it. I'm just working on the how.



Probably shorter scenarios that toy with explicitness. Emphasis on enthusiastic consent!

Stupidly Angry by Ms ShiSha reviews
“You have two options now.” He said in a hoarse voice. “Either you are going to go home now and we forget that ever happened or” there his voice broke a little and his gaze darkened “…or you stay here, with me, and we finish." Right, like I could ever go.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 6,385 - Reviews: 20 - Favs: 80 - Follows: 4 - Published: 9/29/2008 - Complete
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Renata Dal
She is part of a legacy. She has always excelled. She has always done everything to meet her family's expectations and make them proud. She's about to do something different. [This is a character and universe exploration for now; hopefully it will grow into a story.]
Fiction: Sci-Fi - Rated: K+ - English - Adventure - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,095 - Published: 4/18
Stumble reviews
[OLD] Seductive, exhilarating night gives way to satiated, blissful morning. There's the delight, and then the strange interruption of unforeseen emotions. A standalone scene.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: M - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,398 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 1 - Published: 4/4/2010 - Complete
Bang Bang reviews
[OLD] Pyrotechnical Display started in a garage and rocketed off to stardom. The sky was the limit. But then their lead singer and friend is shot, bang bang, and everything starts to fall apart. This is how they build back up. DISCONTINUED
Fiction: Romance - Rated: M - English - Drama/Friendship - Chapters: 11 - Words: 36,651 - Reviews: 24 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 7 - Updated: 12/19/2008 - Published: 5/26/2008 - Complete