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Author has written 72 stories for Love, General, Life, Fantasy, Fantasy, Humor, Romance, General, Sci-Fi, and Horror.

My name is Jacob. I write for no one's sake but my own. No, that's not quite true, but still, I don't write to please any audience other than what's in my brain.

I welcome comments and criticism, but make them poignant and useful.

And, as always, never tell anyone their interpretation of a poem is incorrect. Even the author loses control of that. The meaning is what one feels it means.

Further, I don't write to please anyone, however, I do write pieces for audiences on occasion. Vagueness is an art that I find quite useful in my writing. Things are very rarely fully explained, but if you wish for my explanation, I'll give it. However, I much prefer you chose the one you like. It connects the story with you. Anything that I specify, will disconnect some readers. Anything that I don't specify will allow every reader to fill in the blanks with something that connects them to the writing. Also, there are times when I just plain don't know the details and specifically avoided coming up with them. coughcoughValerian'sMissionscoughcough

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Frustration
An amalgamate of personal experiences, fears and fiction, this is mostly an attempt to get back into writing by expressing my frustration with being unable to write.
Fiction: General - Rated: K - English - Adventure - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,422 - Published: 10/24/2011 - Complete
5 AM
Free verse, for once. Mostly because I just don't care. It's 5 AM and I really can't sleep.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K+ - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 162 - Published: 2/20/2011 - Complete
Choke on the Words reviews
I do hope to be proven wrong.
Poetry: Love - Rated: K - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 135 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 2/14/2011 - Complete
HalfWit Boy
Mistake of a half-wit boy.
Poetry: Love - Rated: K - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 139 - Published: 8/15/2010 - Complete
Sevo's Songs reviews
This is a rather odd collection of very short writings, each a part of a larger story. They are wildly anachronic, but each should hopefully stand alone as an understandable piece of a story. These are all inspired by individual songs
Fiction: Romance - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Fantasy - Chapters: 9 - Words: 3,939 - Reviews: 1 - Updated: 11/11/2009 - Published: 7/26/2009 - Complete
Itself and Her reviews
Written at the request of a friend. The story of "the boogeyman in a romancey kind of way." A short and quite unusual romance with a bittersweet ending.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Romance/Supernatural - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,385 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 4 - Published: 11/2/2009 - Complete
Fear reviews
There is nothing to fear but fear itself. But what about if fear is something tangible, something living? What if fear had a shape? Should we fear it then? Anyways... Not my usual at all. I don't particularly like horror, as it all feel cliche to me.
Fiction: Horror - Rated: K+ - English - Horror/Supernatural - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,131 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 2 - Published: 11/1/2009 - Complete
Love and the End of Existence
A short story on time travel and causality. Ends on a slightly abrupt note; take that as you will.
Fiction: Sci-Fi - Rated: K+ - English - Sci-Fi - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,860 - Favs: 1 - Published: 10/31/2009 - Complete
Razi's Shroud reviews
A short magical lesbian romance thing with an anvilicious moral.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Fantasy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,385 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 4 - Published: 9/27/2009 - Complete
The Answer reviews
The holy grail of physics. The answer to everything. Some say it's 42, but others are more serious. What is the answer? What would you do if you had the chance to find out if you worked for an eternity? What would you find?
Fiction: General - Rated: K - English - Sci-Fi - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,806 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 9/27/2009 - Complete
I Wonder How Long reviews
A little thing that my brain popped up with. It's a bit of an oddity, but I like it.
Fiction: General - Rated: M - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 607 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 9/26/2009 - Complete
Modesty reviews
A short that I quickly wrote on modesty and domination. A bit violent in the beginning. I don't know where it really came from, so the subject and way it is written are both unusual and seem a little bit off to me. I welcome comments for this.
Fiction: General - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,302 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 9/26/2009 - Complete
Crying With No Tears reviews
I was in an odd state for a while. Still sort of am. It should hurt, but most of the time it's just... like crying with no tears. Oh well, I'll live.
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Poetry/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 56 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 7/20/2009 - Complete
One Who's Gone Away
Yeah, once again got turned down by the girl. And this time it's very possibly the last time. I'm moving halfway across the country soon. I'll be the one who's gone away. Anyway, that's my angsty-ness at the moment. Have fun, I guess?
Poetry: Love - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 166 - Published: 7/20/2009 - Complete
Firefly Two reviews
This is closer to my original intention and perception of the fireflies. Eerie, but wondrous, rather than treacherous.
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 119 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 4/13/2009 - Complete
A Fire Frolics reviews
The second of the two sonnets for the class. Another fire poem. This time more destructive, but still the same old fire.
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 108 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 4/6/2009 - Complete
Firefly reviews
And idea that's been bouncing around in my head. One of my favorite things for it's potential symbolism is the firefly. Wrote it in sonnet for a class. I really dislike sonnets.
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 118 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 4/6/2009 - Complete
The World Revolves reviews
Yeah, I'm a physics geek. I corrupted a phrase in my head with physics, but then realized it's real potential. And I'll admit right now, yes, I'm weird.
Poetry: Love - Rated: K - English - Poetry/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 64 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 2/7/2009 - Complete
I Love It reviews
One of the longer ones I've written. A couple bruises on my arm just seemed to bring home something about my life. Yes, everything about this is sarcastic, including the title.
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Poetry/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 233 - Reviews: 3 - Published: 2/1/2009 - Complete
Raw Skin reviews
I'm not an open person. In a way, it hurts me to be open. And what that pain becomes depends on the other person.
Poetry: Love - Rated: K - English - Poetry/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 157 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Published: 2/1/2009 - Complete
Backwards Slide
Believe it or not, I was once even angstier and angrier than I am now. Well, angrier at least. I've been sliding back to it recently, and it's... well, it's scary. This is about that feeling.
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Poetry/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 159 - Favs: 1 - Published: 1/21/2009 - Complete
sc reAm reviews
No, this isn't a mass of typos. No it isn't even really meant to be read. It was how I felt when I was cracking up after going into despair, getting angry and angering the person I love. If you notice inconsistencies in the rules, well, deal.
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 146 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 2 - Published: 1/18/2009 - Complete
For One Thing reviews
I'd give up a lot for even another shot at her heart. I mean, I've already given up a friend, and that was even after I lost it. All for one thing.
Poetry: Love - Rated: K - English - Poetry/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 121 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 1/13/2009 - Complete
Someday
Everything is always "someday." Someday is a magical day that never seems to come for me. We've got to keep waiting for "someday" to come, but it gets hard.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Poetry/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 123 - Published: 1/13/2009 - Complete
Today
Some days are good days, some days are bad days. I've just been having a lot more of the latter recently.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Poetry/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 178 - Published: 1/13/2009 - Complete
Shut Up
I have been having anger issues recently. I was angry with all the people who refuse to be quiet. There is no subtlety here.
Poetry: General - Rated: T - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 86 - Published: 1/13/2009 - Complete
I Have My Ethics
Someone I know questioned it. That angered me more than anything else he had ever done. I have my ethics.
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 131 - Published: 1/13/2009 - Complete
Don't Take The Hints reviews
I don't take the hints. I try not to notice them and it just gets me hurt. Over and over again.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Poetry/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 118 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 1/10/2009 - Complete
Play Of My Life reviews
Sometimes, I think everyone feels like their life is a play, some weird drama being put on for an unknown audience. Well, this is about that.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 97 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 1/8/2009 - Complete
Find Life
Find things. Everything. Nothing is just there, you find it. Even if it's right in front of you face, you still have to look to find it. There's a reason for the order, but it's... odd.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 79 - Published: 1/8/2009 - Complete
Walk Away Dream reviews
I haven't been sleeping well recently. Waking up feeling not exactly fear, but dread. I know it wouldn't happen, but it's something I still fear; she wouldn't just walk away.
Poetry: Love - Rated: K - English - Poetry/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 118 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 1/7/2009 - Complete
I Feel My Heart
I feel my heart doing a lot of things while she's around. I can't express how much it pulls me to her.
Poetry: Love - Rated: K - English - Poetry/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 125 - Published: 1/6/2009 - Complete
You Know reviews
There's one sentence that answers all those questions and more. You know.
Poetry: Love - Rated: K - English - Poetry/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 101 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 1/6/2009 - Complete
OneWinged Bird reviews
I've got my wing of fire, and my wing of light still tries. There's a lot of time before I get near the ground. I wonder. I'll probably survive even if I hit, but I'd rather not. Ah, well...
Poetry: Love - Rated: K - English - Poetry/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 132 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 1/6/2009 - Complete
Truth Burns reviews
Sometimes the truth hurts a lot. Does it mean we should stop reaching for it? No. Wear your burns proudly.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 118 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 1/6/2009 - Complete
Climb That Tree Again reviews
Yeah, so she finally gave me the answer. It was no. Well, I'll try again when it's over with.
Poetry: Love - Rated: K - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 116 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 1/1/2009 - Complete
Not So Broken Angel reviews
A simple response. How broken one is is all relative. She's not that broken to me.
Poetry: Love - Rated: K+ - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 190 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 12/22/2008 - Complete
The Birth of Death
This is the origin of two of the less directly important characters in Electrum, a larger, as of yet incomplete, story. It also marks the first supernatural events that affect that whole world in an obvious manner. Stands as a story on its own.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: M - English - Fantasy/Romance - Chapters: 6 - Words: 15,303 - Favs: 2 - Published: 12/20/2008 - Complete
Only Straight Guy
Well, it isn't as accurate as it used to be, but it was unusually accurate for quite a while. It sort of became a joke to me.
Poetry: Humor - Rated: T - English - Poetry/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 160 - Published: 12/19/2008 - Complete
Known Desire reviews
Sometimes, love's just plain frustrating, and less than pleasant for all parties involved.
Poetry: Love - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 114 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 1 - Published: 12/19/2008 - Complete
Fire Bird reviews
One of my favorite mythical creatures is the phoenix. Mainly because of the whole fire and flying things. And again with the whole fire truth theme. If you haven't picked up on it, yeah, it really is there.
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 115 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 12/18/2008 - Complete
A Walk in the Dark
The story of a man with a past and an elf without a home. This is not a romance, despite obvious possibilities. The "God" mentioned throughout the story is NOT the Christian one, despite being modeled off the same.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: M - English - Fantasy - Chapters: 2 - Words: 3,726 - Published: 12/18/2008
The Pages reviews
The pages hide things. Lots of things. Can you see it?
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 3 - Words: 208 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 12/17/2008 - Complete
Looking for Wings reviews
I say odd things in my dreams. Occasionally something sticks with me.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 2 - Words: 149 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 12/17/2008 - Complete
You Make The World reviews
It's another poem which has far less meaning unless you know what I was thinking when I wrote it. I'm fine with you coming up with your own.
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 72 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 12/17/2008 - Complete
Winter Sleep reviews
Things rest in the winter. That's nature's decision. Things that aren't strong enough to make it through don't wake up at the end. One minor line in this actually determined the writing of the entire thing. You know which one?
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 139 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 12/17/2008 - Complete
What Is Evil? reviews
Did you ever think about the relativity of "evil?" I do. Fairly often, even.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 39 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 12/17/2008 - Complete
What Dream? reviews
Dreams that fade before you can even figure out what they were must be the worst...
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 102 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 12/17/2008 - Complete
We Are The Dead
We are nothing more than walking corpses. You ever think about that?
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 77 - Published: 12/17/2008 - Complete
Tear Down The Walls reviews
It's sort of a self record. Have to tear down those walls...
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 171 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 12/17/2008 - Complete
T23 reviews
It's sort of abstract, but the meaning is pretty well stated outright.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 79 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 12/17/2008 - Complete
Salamander
Yes, "Salamander" has two meanings in this. Yeah, one's more obvious than the other.
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 96 - Published: 12/17/2008 - Complete
Poisoned Soul
Purposely kind of out there in its meaning. It's kinda screwy anyways.
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 44 - Published: 12/17/2008 - Complete
Paper World Of Lies reviews
Sometimes you just have to take a flame to everything and see what burns to find the truth.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 105 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 12/17/2008 - Complete
No One To Lead Me reviews
You are not unstoppable. There will always be someone out there stronger, better, or more intelligent than you. Remember that.
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 141 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 12/17/2008 - Complete
Never Be Free
Ignorance is a huge burden the people don't even realize they're bearing, along with bigotry and hate. They place that burden on those who don't have them. Well, everyone will be ignorant, at least.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 83 - Published: 12/17/2008 - Complete
Love You? reviews
Yeah, again, to the same girl. This one was actually earlier. A couple weeks before she dropped me. I admit, I was not the best boyfriend.
Poetry: Love - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 102 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 12/17/2008 - Complete
Like, Love, In Love reviews
A poem about the differences between the three. And a little aside of "I WANT YOU!"
Poetry: Love - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 98 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 12/17/2008 - Complete
The Last March reviews
This one I want to see how people interpret. I have an exact meaning to it, but I just want to see.
Poetry: General - Rated: K+ - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 116 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 12/17/2008
Flying Above reviews
More me being all "You're awesome! I love you!" I think I actually got dumped a couple days after writing this one.
Poetry: Love - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 61 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 12/17/2008 - Complete
Elemental Balance
This was back from one of my little self-pity bouts after getting dumped. I felt way off balance, hence...
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 54 - Published: 12/17/2008 - Complete
Dead Boy
Actually about a scene in one of my incomplete stories. Yay for using your body as a puppet after you've died!
Poetry: Fantasy - Rated: K+ - English - Poetry/Fantasy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 87 - Published: 12/17/2008 - Complete
Chidiock
This was written after a friend of mine died to honor him. I grew up with him there, and he was around a lot more than some of my family. A Shakespearean sonnet to fit with his ridiculous learned-ness.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 110 - Published: 12/17/2008 - Complete
Burn
Yes, I do occasionally use free verse in its purest form, despite my slight obsession with rhyme and meter. I guess it fits the broken mood.
Poetry: General - Rated: K+ - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 67 - Published: 12/17/2008 - Complete
Blind Ecstasy reviews
Don't lie to yourselves, people. It won't make you happy.
Poetry: Love - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 86 - Reviews: 3 - Published: 12/17/2008 - Complete
Blacken The Day
Burning always has such a negative connotation. I don't really know how people will see this one.
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 75 - Published: 12/17/2008 - Complete
Are We Monsters?
It's about the way we live our lives. We focus so much on what's not important and completely ignore what is.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 54 - Published: 12/17/2008 - Complete
Answer Me reviews
It's a poem about being left hanging. They won't tell you yes, but they won't tell you no. And, for some reason, you just can't let go.
Poetry: Love - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 115 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 12/17/2008 - Complete
Angel Above reviews
What can I say? I idealize people in my writing. She thought it was sweet, if inaccurate.
Poetry: Love - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 136 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 12/17/2008
All But Funny
It was an odd day. Lots of stuff was happening. Good, bad, just plain weird. But nothing that day made me laugh.
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 17 - Published: 12/17/2008 - Complete
Absolution
I honestly don't remember what I was thinking when I wrote this. I hardly remember doing it. I recently dug it out of an old notebook...
Poetry: Love - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 117 - Published: 12/17/2008 - Complete
You Make Me Solid reviews
The oldest of the things up here. A poem for an old love. Back at the end of a period of depression.
Poetry: Love - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 248 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 12/17/2008 - Complete