Laura Allyson
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Joined 03-04-09, id: 656799, Profile Updated: 08-26-11
Author has written 38 stories for Fable, General, Young Adult, Fantasy, Humor, Life, Biography, Friendship, General, Sci-Fi, Western, and Family.

I once took a quiz called "what famous literary character are you?". I got Rodion Raskolnikov. A few weeks later I took it again, and became Guy Montag, and later, Hamlet. From this I gather that I am an egotistical pyromaniac who drives people to distraction.

For now, pretty much all you’ll see on my page (aside from the occasional poem) are short stories. I’m determined to finish something of length one day, but until then, these short stories will have to do. As I’d like to get as good at writing as I possibly can, I’d love feedback, if you feel like checking any of them out. Thanks!

Elevator by Katrina Barnett
A girl is making a mysterious journey to the top floor, and with every character that she encounters in the elevator on the way up she reveals clues as to what she might be doing there- and what kind of a person she is becoming.
Fiction: Young Adult - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,762 - Favs: 2 - Published: 2/19/2008 - Complete
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Mother
It's something about the way she stoops while standing.
Poetry: Family - Rated: K - English - Family/Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 57 - Published: 12/8/2011
Words that Matter
An attempt at flash fiction - a story in 55 words.
Fiction: General - Rated: K - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 56 - Favs: 1 - Published: 11/26/2011
Can't You See a Planet?
They'd think they missed some signpost of depression or something. Maybe they did. Maybe this is a real problem – I've thought of that too. Maybe I need help. Or maybe I've got no reason to do it at all – and that's why I feel like I should.
Fiction: Young Adult - Rated: T - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,220 - Published: 10/22/2011
The Negative reviews
I wonder if you know how lonely it feels, not being a part of that understanding; that confirmation of one to another that says, "You are there. I know."
Poetry: Life - Rated: K+ - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 473 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 7/15/2011
The Walnut Tree in Summer
So what if there was talk? So what if people wanted to ask about the weight Jessica had gained, that mysterious bump that was now protruding from beneath her shirt? Let them ask! Everyone made mistakes, and some California boy had been Jessica's.
Fiction: General - Rated: T - English - Drama/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,533 - Published: 7/10/2011
Bad Dream reviews
"I read somewhere once that only one in ten adults has a nightmare once a month. It must be nice, being one of those nine people."
Fiction: General - Rated: K+ - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 700 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Published: 6/25/2011
Tracks
“I’m surprised you recognized me.” I said. I didn’t bother to make it sound like the surprise had been a pleasant one. A man doesn’t change much between the age of 22 and 34, but a girl does quite a bit of changing from 15 to 27.
Fiction: General - Rated: K+ - English - Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,400 - Published: 3/24/2011
Red Leaves reviews
We walked this path, not long ago, when the leaves Were coming of age. I felt that we were, too.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Romance/Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 452 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 3/3/2011
The Mountain Pass
Abigail could hear nothing, and was aware only of the fact that she had just seen twenty good men die. The knowledge had little impact at the moment. She only knew, in some vague sort of way, that that is what happened.
Fiction: Western - Rated: T - English - Western/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,999 - Follows: 2 - Published: 3/1/2011
The End of Summer
She had grown up with herself and her ideas and her plans, and now she was finally going away. In the next year there would be more dances, parties, graduations and even weddings… and she, Judy, would be in Chicago. It sounded so much farther away lately.
Fiction: Young Adult - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,884 - Published: 1/13/2011
The Fleeting Effect reviews
There was no smile this time, at least not until he noticed the effect of its absence. Then it appeared – half-hearted and slightly embarrassed.
Fiction: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,112 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 10/26/2010
Untitled reviews
A normal dream, like the flying kind, was worth about 20, but an unusual dream or one of good length could rake in anywhere from 50- 100. And Edris had such strange dreams.
Fiction: Sci-Fi - Rated: T - English - Drama/Fantasy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,433 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 10/7/2010
No Time reviews
Wasn't I clever?
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 101 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 10/5/2010
Terezin
After visiting Terezin, a concentration camp in The Czech Republic.
Poetry: General - Rated: T - English - Drama/Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 189 - Published: 10/3/2010
A Gift reviews
She had made it out of beads and wire.
Poetry: Friendship - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 65 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 10/3/2010
Last Tag
Perfect paint, perfect tires, perfect interior: A perfect car, in the eyes of every car collector statewide. To me, it had always just been Papa’s car.
Fiction: Biography - Rated: K+ - English - Hurt/Comfort/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,975 - Published: 9/19/2010
The Bus Stop
But now it was dark. Our group was gone, and though we knew where we wanted to go, the thought had struck me that we were, by all rights, lost. We were cold, we were wet, and we were alone... And our bus would not be coming for a long, long time.
Fiction: Young Adult - Rated: K+ - English - Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,781 - Published: 9/15/2010
The River
Written while driving through the mountains of Slovakia.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 118 - Published: 8/17/2010
A Fortress Deep and Mighty
The only trouble is that rocks can erode – all you have to do is look at the Grand Canyon. And islands, well, just look at Atlantis.
Fiction: General - Rated: K+ - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,897 - Published: 7/2/2010
The Selfish and The Silent
If I could have found a word strong enough, that could encompass everything she should be apologizing for, I would have screamed it at her.
Fiction: Young Adult - Rated: T - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,409 - Published: 7/2/2010
A Minor Triumph reviews
Adolescent boredom can only lead to mischief, or so say the adults.
Fiction: Young Adult - Rated: K - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,192 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 6/27/2010
The Fence
It was crooked and a few slats were missing; in fact, it had ceased to serve the purpose of a fence a long time ago.
Fiction: General - Rated: K+ - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,113 - Published: 6/19/2010
Her Mother's Candle reviews
It is the hardest thing, in the entire world, for a child to learn.
Fiction: Fable - Rated: K - English - Hurt/Comfort/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,069 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 2 - Published: 4/11/2010
A Glimpse reviews
The night that every citizen of the small town would tell their children and grandchildren about was the night that Pip walked Bow home from school.
Fiction: General - Rated: K - English - Romance/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,558 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 12/15/2009
She
It was her life and, indeed, it was why she lived.
Fiction: General - Rated: K+ - English - Hurt/Comfort/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,979 - Published: 10/22/2009
My Tree reviews
Some things never change.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 98 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 10/4/2009
Disconnect
Three cigarettes, a glass of red wine, and two cups of coffee later...
Fiction: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,141 - Published: 7/9/2009
Ode to The Caped reviews
A long day at school leads to ponderance of a better world...
Poetry: Humor - Rated: K - English - Humor/Fantasy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 239 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 5/8/2009
Local Color
On a blustery Friday afternoon, the author ponders the words of John Steinbeck... is localness gone?
Fiction: General - Rated: K - English - Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 681 - Published: 4/17/2009
Poor James reviews
James lived in a pleasant world, where all was order and wisdom, and no one ever did anything unexpected.
Fiction: Fable - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 253 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 3/23/2009 - Complete
Last night I dreamt I walked upon the ceiling reviews
Thoughts while staring at my ceiling, when I should have been doing math.
Poetry: Fantasy - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 80 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 3/18/2009 - Complete
The Red Door reviews
A rather angsty view of one's hometown.
Fiction: Young Adult - Rated: K+ - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 692 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Published: 3/17/2009
Of Ants and Mailboxes reviews
The weather is tied to a conversation between two friends.
Fiction: General - Rated: K+ - English - Angst/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,037 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 3/17/2009
A Sunday Smile reviews
He is a man of routine, he always has been. This is how, on his regular walk around the block, he happened on a little girl.
Fiction: General - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,480 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 3/17/2009
Eloise's Garden reviews
A sanctuary found.
Fiction: General - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,821 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 3/17/2009
Meine Gebete reviews
An encounter with a Nazi leaves a young Polish girl in doubt.
Fiction: General - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,184 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 3/17/2009
Pretentious: The Indignity of an Irony reviews
He only knew that while other children in his class could write their names on colored paper with green crayons, Pretentious couldn’t remember how to spell his own name until nearly third grade. And by then, he was simply too old to use green crayons.
Fiction: Fable - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 665 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 3/17/2009 - Complete
Dover and the Whistle reviews
A mute boy's Christmas wish.
Fiction: Fable - Rated: K - English - Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 821 - Reviews: 4 - Published: 3/17/2009 - Complete