Maria Patenaude
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Joined 08-17-09, id: 684878, Profile Updated: 05-01-11
Author has written 20 stories for Love, Romance, Friendship, Family, Fantasy, Life, General, Play, Young Adult, and Horror.

I've been writing for most of my life, but writing seriously since I was 14 years old (1994, for the curious). I would write poems on any scrap of paper I happened to have with me at the time, including receipts, napkins, and (most of all) my Math notebook (which never seemed to be useful for much else, lol).

I generally write novels (Fiction, Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Romance, and a crazy mixture of all of these genres), but am wary of putting them out in the open since I plan on publishing them. I'm breaking my own rules by posting Either Side of the TV Light, so reviews on that would be more awesome than words can say. Aside from general critique, what I really want to know is this: Can you relate to my work? Have you been through the same things? How weird am I really?

I have a degree in Music and Education, but I'm currently not pursuing the "education" part of that career. I live in Atlanta, Georgia, and I'm still getting used to the city. Up until recently I was a hermit in a small town in Puerto Rico, and then another small town in Massachusetts, so this is a drastic change for me!

I'm a total tech head, a bit of a gamer chick, a bit of a Goth, a bit bohemian, and I have a quirky memory for the Random and Obscure.

Side note: I'm bilingual, so some of my work is in Spanish. For some reason my best stories are always the ones I write in English, but my best poems are always in Spanish. They don't call them Romance languages for nothing! If anyone ever needs help with Spanish for their own work, feel free to message me.

I also moderate Dark Feathers, a forum here on FP for fans/writers of Gothic poetry. Come, join us!


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Search by Shelley Anderson reviews
When your guide leaves you...
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 106 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 2 - Published: 7/29/2009 - Complete
There For You by Vicks17 reviews
Written for my younger brother
Poetry: Family - Rated: K+ - English - Poetry/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 110 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 2 - Published: 7/27/2009 - Complete
Soliloquy by emilydowns reviews
England, 1815: A girl with eloquent sadness. A couple with beautiful and terrible secrets. A feral family wearing masks of loveliness. A curse darker than blood.
Fiction: Historical - Rated: T - English - Romance/Mystery - Chapters: 23 - Words: 75,777 - Reviews: 73 - Favs: 57 - Follows: 22 - Updated: 2/24/2009 - Published: 12/23/2008 - Complete
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Resurrection Day reviews
The Dead will rise... and the Paranoid shall inherit the Earth.
Fiction: Horror - Rated: M - English - Horror/Romance - Chapters: 24 - Words: 47,634 - Reviews: 53 - Favs: 16 - Follows: 18 - Updated: 6/24/2019 - Published: 4/4/2010 - Complete
Turning the Page: ESotTVL Outtakes reviews
A sequel/side-story/outtake/one-shot repository for material related to Either Side of the TV Light. Rated T for strong language. Rating subject to change as content is added.
Fiction: Young Adult - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Romance - Chapters: 4 - Words: 8,047 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 3/29/2010 - Published: 12/12/2009
Either Side of the TV Light reviews
When Morgan Fay falls in love with a character in a movie, she uses him as an escape from her own harsh life. As her world crumbles, she clings to him for survival... only to discover that the boy on her TV screen is not who he seems. Or is he? *M-rated.*
Fiction: Young Adult - Rated: M - English - Hurt/Comfort/Romance - Chapters: 25 - Words: 62,774 - Reviews: 76 - Favs: 44 - Follows: 19 - Updated: 3/25/2010 - Published: 9/24/2009 - Complete
Tear Off Your Wings reviews
Short script. A monologue about love, loss, and people who don't fit the norm.
Fiction: Play - Rated: T - English - Angst/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 752 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 3 - Published: 9/12/2009 - Complete
I Cannot Love As Others Do reviews
A drabble. Musings on life, envy, and love... through the eyes of a villain. Written for the Way of Write "Villain Monologue Challenge", 2005.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: K+ - English - Fantasy/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 440 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 9/1/2009 - Complete
Ultimo Adiós reviews
Una playa de noche. Una despedida. Un poema sobre un amor efímero.
Poetry: Love - Rated: K+ - Spanish - Romance/Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 316 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 2 - Published: 8/29/2009 - Complete
How Clearly I See With My Eyes Closed reviews
A poem about regret.
Poetry: Love - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 116 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 2 - Published: 8/23/2009 - Complete
To Be Different reviews
A stream-of-consciousness poem about me, from the perspective of a stranger.
Poetry: Life - Rated: M - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 190 - Reviews: 3 - Published: 8/23/2009 - Complete
The Butterfly Girl reviews
A poem of beauty, loss, and death.
Poetry: Life - Rated: T - English - Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 174 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 2 - Published: 8/23/2009 - Complete
Rollercoaster reviews
A poem dedicated to a person who never lived, and therefore never died. For Darrin, who doesn't exist.
Poetry: Life - Rated: T - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 287 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 8/23/2009 - Complete
Your Mark reviews
Musings on the intimacy of my first tattoo.
Poetry: General - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 90 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 8/23/2009 - Complete
A Lock I Can No Longer Find reviews
A poem inspired by one sentence: "I have a key to a lock I can no longer find." For Apollo, the friend whose words I borrowed.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 48 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 8/23/2009 - Complete
Jim Casey's Child reviews
A short story based on a strange dream. In a world where society has regressed, a young girl is sentenced to public execution by a man's dying words.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Fantasy/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,896 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 8/23/2009 - Complete
My First Thought reviews
Poem for A.V.C. A good friend, but a stone wall.
Poetry: Love - Rated: K - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 67 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 8/23/2009 - Complete
Until We Meet Again reviews
A poem of hatred. For my father.
Poetry: Family - Rated: T - English - Family/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 143 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 8/23/2009 - Complete
The Colours of Your Voice reviews
A poem about a man I've loved since childhood. I can still sense him before I see him; can still find him in a crowd without searching. Knowing he is happy makes me feel whole. This poem is 11 years old.
Poetry: Love - Rated: K - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 148 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 8/23/2009 - Complete
To Julio reviews
Poem. Julio Gallo was the next-to-eldest brother of my best friend Regina the eldest was Enrique, my first boyfriend . No one knows why Julio was murdered. The killer was never caught.
Poetry: Friendship - Rated: T - English - Family/Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 124 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 8/23/2009 - Complete
Murderous Love reviews
This short story is about the time my father threatened to send me to a convent just to get me away from a boy. The rest is pure fiction; in real life the boy never loved me in return.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Romance/Horror - Chapters: 1 - Words: 479 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 8/23/2009 - Complete
Ghost of Love reviews
Poem written at age 16. This doesn't read like it was written by a girl that had never had a boyfriend, does it... It reads like I'd had my heart torn out and returned to me scarred and bleeding and full of nails.
Poetry: Love - Rated: K - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 113 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 8/23/2009 - Complete
Another Valentine's Day Alone reviews
This is a poem I wrote at age 16 about my first unrequited love.
Poetry: Love - Rated: K - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 90 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 8/23/2009 - Complete