Sweet September Storm
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Joined 11-06-09, id: 696622, Profile Updated: 01-11-14
Author has written 29 stories for Religion, War, Life, Nature, General, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Mythology, Mystery, Fable, Romance, Kids, Horror, Spiritual, and Supernatural.

"You must write every single day of your life. You must lurk in libraries and climb the stacks like ladders to sniff books like perfumes and wear books like hats upon your crazy heads. May you be in love every day for the next 20,000 days. And out of that love, remake a world."

Ray Bradbury


In case you might be interested in any of my fanfiction stories, I hang out at FanFiction under the same pen name. There's overlap with some of the stories, but not with all of them. Check it out! Also, visit me in the blogosphere at http://elusivemusings.wordpress.com and see what opinions I insist on inflicting on the world.


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Unpublished Works: A Girl Called Mouse; Mirrorsbane; Southern Storm; Maenad; The Guardian of Baláirdh Drún; The Starfarer's Daughter; The CHI Conspiracy; Path; Under The Earth It Rained; Lonely Queen; Jimmy & Drew, Inc: Paranormal Protection Agency; After Life; The Last Word War; Colloquy of Room; The Red Door; Stone Born; The Foolish and the Weak; A Dirge For Wonder; Holy Week; Strange Amphibians, We; Oppenheimer's Lament; And Then Came A Whisper; Easter Morning (or) The Grievance of A Fly; Tempest; Muse; On the Dawning of the Seventh Overcast Day; Up; The Angel of the Underground; Meditations; In Praise of Altitude; Studies in Shadow; Three Men Went Off to War Together; A Revelation in Cartography: Copyright 2014 Sweet September Storm

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Kill Your Darlings: Rants on Writing by Persnickety Fox reviews
A collection of pet peeves. See if these annoy you, too.
Fiction: Essay - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 12 - Words: 18,240 - Reviews: 49 - Favs: 19 - Follows: 21 - Updated: 4/7 - Published: 9/8/2011
Working An Audience In Less Than Ten Seconds by Persnickety Fox reviews
From what I've seen on FP, making a story popular starts with a two-line blurb. Here's how some people make the most out of those two lines.
Fiction: Essay - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 770 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 2 - Published: 6/10/2012 - Complete
Bad Writing Technique Number One: Bad Advertising by Persnickety Fox reviews
Here are a few ways writers dig their work into a hole and leave it there, hoping someone will think it's hidden treasure.
Fiction: Essay - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,453 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 2 - Published: 5/12/2012 - Complete
You're Such A Cliché by Persnickety Fox reviews
You're supposed to avoid clichés in order to become a better writer, right? Wrong. Here's why.
Fiction: Essay - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,200 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 1 - Published: 2/21/2012 - Complete
The Thousandth Night by Cosmos Senshi reviews
Reader, I take you to a sun soaked land ‘cross oceans, mountains and deserts of sand. Through the bazaar where rare wonders are sold to a man upon a throne of pure gold. With graven face he ponders kingly cares. Who among his wives shall carry the heir?
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Fantasy/Romance - Chapters: 9 - Words: 16,753 - Reviews: 35 - Favs: 20 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 3/28/2007 - Published: 2/4/2007 - Complete
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The Thrush and the Runescar reviews
A sorcerous storm boiled on the horizon. It had her worried. She knew the scent of magic in the air, and her memory was good enough - or bad enough - to remind her to whom it belonged. "You're right," she said to the tawny owl perched on her shoulder. "We should warn the king."
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: K+ - English - Adventure/Fantasy - Chapters: 3 - Words: 10,049 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 8/8/2013 - Published: 3/17/2013
Maenad reviews
"I see something wild in you," the stranger said. "And you fear it." He paused as her smile faded. "I think you do right to fear it." Jane knew they would send someone. After all, they always sent someone. But she hadn't prepared herself for him.
Fiction: Supernatural - Rated: T - English - Spiritual/Supernatural - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,156 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 5/10/2012 - Complete
The Foolish and the Weak reviews
We are the Magi, the Wise, the Mighty. But with all our wisdom and all our strength, we did not understand. We thought Him chosen of the gods. We never realized He would be God Himself.
Fiction: Spiritual - Rated: K - English - Drama/Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 491 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 12/25/2011 - Complete
The Last Word War reviews
"It was within the scrolls of the War that I read of the Great Abomination, the nameless, invisible Thing that had swallowed entire civilizations." A tale of love, loss and memory, inspired by Stephen Vincent Benét's "By the Waters of Babylon."
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,913 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 12/25/2011 - Complete
Stone Born reviews
Art, agony and the unforgettable face of a woman. A modern re-telling of Pygmalion and Galatea.
Fiction: Mythology - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,250 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 12/25/2011 - Complete
What Dreams May Come
Once, not too long ago, I thought I knew what a nightmare was. But then one morning I woke and found the true nightmare in broad daylight, for it was that day I learned I would never sleep again. Vignette of a mother with FFI.
Fiction: Horror - Rated: K+ - English - Horror/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 917 - Published: 11/11/2011 - Complete
The Guardian Of Baláirdh Drún reviews
There was a low growl from the darkness. "It is fortunate you have transgressed for love of your daughters, O man, or you would not leave my cave alive." A mirthless laugh rose like thunder. "Or perhaps not so fortunate." Beauty & the Beast, re-imagined.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Fantasy - Chapters: 20 - Words: 38,914 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 8/24/2011 - Published: 11/10/2010
Jimmy & Drew, Inc: Paranormal Protection Agency reviews
Nobody ever believes the stories kids tell. That's why they come to Jimmy and me - Bigfoot, the Boogieman, Nessie, all of them. 'Cause sometimes they need a hand. Sometimes they need protection. Sometimes, they need us.
Fiction: Kids - Rated: K+ - English - Humor/Supernatural - Chapters: 2 - Words: 2,472 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Published: 8/15/2011
Lonely Queen reviews
Though many had dreamt of looking upon the Maharaat, she granted audience of none. But in the Solar of a Starling Wind, a young offworlder trusted to a reckless god and found his prayers answered. Fortune was his god, and Fate followed hard on his heels.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: K - English - Romance/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,676 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 8/9/2011 - Complete
Colloquy of Room
"Once upon a time, in the country of Room, the citizens of Far Corner decided to elect for themselves a mayor. So they gathered themselves together and began the Colloquy of Room." Inspired by the tales of Hans Christian Andersen.
Fiction: Fable - Rated: K - English - Humor/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 956 - Published: 6/9/2011 - Complete
The Red Door reviews
The check burned in his pocket. It felt so...wrong. No delivery ever cost this much. Still, their client's business was their client's business, and Howie and his partner did not ask questions. But perhaps, just this once, they should have.
Fiction: Mystery - Rated: K+ - English - Mystery/Suspense - Chapters: 1 - Words: 633 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Published: 12/27/2010 - Complete
Under The Earth It Rained reviews
Death spoke. "I name you Orpheus, O man. Your instrument is different now, but your song has not changed." A metaphorical journey of grief seen through the eyes of a child. Inspired by the myth of Orpheus and Eurydice.
Fiction: Mythology - Rated: K+ - English - Family/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,522 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 12/23/2010 - Complete
The Starfarer's Daughter reviews
She was the girl in the crystal column: beautiful, silent, motionless...waiting. Waiting for him, Jonis realized. She had been waiting for him for a century. Mad, was he? Perhaps. But he knew what he had to do. Sleeping Beauty, re-imagined. ON HIATUS.
Fiction: Sci-Fi - Rated: K+ - English - Adventure/Drama - Chapters: 12 - Words: 42,745 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 4 - Published: 12/22/2010
A Dirge For Wonder reviews
There is neither magic nor mystery left in this world of ours.
Poetry: Nature - Rated: K - English - Poetry/Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 51 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 5/24/2010 - Complete
Holy Week reviews
One week. Eight days. Therein lay the crux of history. A series of episodes written during Holy Week, 2010.
Poetry: Religion - Rated: K+ - English - Poetry/Spiritual - Chapters: 8 - Words: 1,041 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 5/24/2010 - Complete
Strange Amphibians, We reviews
Human: a creature caught somewhere between animal and angel.
Poetry: Religion - Rated: K+ - English - Poetry/Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 134 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 5/24/2010 - Complete
Oppenheimer's Lament reviews
They said it was brighter than a thousand suns. Perhaps that is why he will never forget the sight.
Poetry: War - Rated: T - English - Poetry/Tragedy - Chapters: 2 - Words: 293 - Reviews: 1 - Updated: 5/24/2010 - Published: 3/26/2010 - Complete
And Then Came A Whisper reviews
God is not silent. But sometimes you have to close your eyes to listen. I Kings 19:9-13
Poetry: Religion - Rated: K+ - English - Poetry/Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 120 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 3 - Published: 5/21/2010 - Complete
Easter Morning ::or:: The Grievance Of A Fly reviews
That most holy of mornings, from the perspective of its first forgotten witness.
Poetry: Religion - Rated: K+ - English - Poetry/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 79 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 5/21/2010 - Complete
Tempest
Reflections on the approach of a thunderstorm...and something else. See if you recognize the ancient story.
Poetry: Nature - Rated: K - English - Poetry/Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 52 - Published: 3/18/2010 - Complete
Muse reviews
Homer. Milton. Dante. Virgil. No one writes like them anymore.
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 66 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 3/16/2010 - Complete
On the Dawning of the Seventh Overcast Day reviews
You would be frustrated as well, reader, after a week without sun. An apostrophic address to the clouds.
Poetry: Nature - Rated: K - English - Poetry/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 162 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 3/16/2010 - Complete
Up reviews
Contemplating clouds.
Poetry: Nature - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 20 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 3/16/2010 - Complete
The Angel of the Underground
We do not walk this world alone.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Poetry/Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 171 - Published: 2/10/2010 - Complete
Meditations reviews
Pause for a moment and learn the joy of artless wonder.
Poetry: Nature - Rated: K - English - Poetry/Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 51 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 2/8/2010 - Complete
In Praise of Altitude reviews
A view from above.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 70 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 2/8/2010 - Complete
Studies in Shadow
A most unusual romance. Lessons in love and life on a crowded sidewalk.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K+ - English - Poetry/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 161 - Published: 2/8/2010 - Complete
Three Men Went Off to War Together reviews
A sonnet in exploration of cosmic irony.
Poetry: War - Rated: T - English - Poetry/Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 122 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 2 - Published: 11/8/2009 - Complete
A Revelation in Cartography
A sonnet of reflection and celebration.
Poetry: Religion - Rated: K - English - Poetry/Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 121 - Published: 11/8/2009 - Complete