EliMerriman
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Joined 01-01-10, id: 704986, Profile Updated: 01-19-11
Author has written 17 stories for Love, Humor, Essay, Nature, Politics, and Fantasy.

I love words, I live for words, and their beauty is surpassed, in my mind, only by the beauty of my wonderful girlfriend (on here, SarahMerriman). This love has resulted in what will likely be a lifelong endeavour to improve my relationship with them, and what better place than fictionpress?

1/1/2010 Though I flirt often with the short story, and capaciously with novels of the fantasy genre, my true love will always be poetry, however abysmally my own may end up. For this reason, Sarah and I have challenged each other, for the new year, to write a poem every week for a year, with the end result being 52 poems (of varying quality might I add. It is strange to search for inspiration rather than just bump into it every now and then.). These poems will be seperated according to their genre, and will only be known to be part of the 52 by the small number by the title or in the authors note. Constructive criticism will be needed on these, or mine, at least, as Sarah seems to be much better at this than me (though I have her trumped in reading in every genre) and would be graciously accepted. And remember, chances are I'll read your stories if I see your username in my email or by my reviews (due to laziness. I don't want to search for stories when I've books all around, after all). These will begin appearing every sunday.

1/20/2011 This year, after having burned out, Sarah and I have made a resolution NOT to write so many poems in a row that we burn out. Hopefully this will be a more fruitful year in poetry.

Well, it's been a year since we started (and failed at completing) the poem a week project, and I am just now beginning to feel the urge to write again. I do not know how some people write so much without burning out.

Books recently finished: Pendragon 1-10, Metamorphosis, Picture of Dorian Grey, Gulliver's Travels, Aesop's Fables, Essential works of Edgar Allen Poe, Inferno, Alcatraz vs. The Knights of Crystallia (Brandon Sanderson is God of Literature), Essential Writings of Ralph Waldo Emmerson , The Law of Nines, The Gathering Storm (Wheel of Time #12) re-read.

Currently reading: Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson (so far his best book ever. Which makes it THE best book ever...)

My Personal Favourites In The 52 so far:

1. To You, A Candle Cannot be Held #9
2. The Fire #3
We Kiss #11 (All three of them are so close, I couldn't tell you which was best.)
Such Felicity, Never, Will Another Know #13

5. A Review #4
6. Butterflies #6 (A really fun combination of three different forms of poetry: Palindromic, form, and acrostic.)
7. Two Simple Truths #7
8. The Hero's Tale #12
9. Diggle and the Djinn #1
10. What is Air that Love is Not? #8
11. Logically in Love #2
12. Prechewed Food #5
13. The Day that I Lost My Soul (I quite honestly don't know what I was thinking the day I wrote this...) #10

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A Goodbye by simpleplan13 reviews
NEW CHAPTER! Same couple, but different writing style. My first attempt at prose that isn't really poetic. Constructive criticism greatly appreciated
Fiction: Young Adult - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 2 - Words: 885 - Reviews: 52 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 12/17/2010 - Published: 9/3/2009
A love poem by Kiwi-kiwi6 reviews
A quirky love poem. It's not my usual style and I'm not a big fan of it, but I thought it was cute, so...
Poetry: Love - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 89 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 3 - Published: 3/19/2010 - Complete
Love's Long Journey by girlinthepinkconverse reviews
Trying to capture the idea that loving someone is not all about the cute and romantic moments, but that it is a difficult journey that requires determination and hard work. Please R&R! :
Poetry: Love - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 194 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Published: 2/10/2010 - Complete
Midnight Waltz by Tranquil Thorns reviews
A man dancing with his dead bride.
Poetry: Fantasy - Rated: K+ - English - Horror/Fantasy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 235 - Reviews: 37 - Favs: 31 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 1/20/2010 - Published: 2/29/2008 - Complete
A Ring by SarahMerriman reviews
Welcome to number 2 of 52 challenge poems of 2010! This poem was written in response to a lovely poem written for me by my wonderful boyfriend. It is about the promise ring he gave me for Christmas. Enjoy!
Poetry: Love - Rated: K - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 100 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 1/10/2010 - Complete
Feed by VelvetyCheerio reviews
Are you afraid of butterflies?
Poetry: Nature - Rated: T - English - Poetry/Horror - Chapters: 1 - Words: 123 - Reviews: 22 - Favs: 7 - Published: 6/8/2009 - Complete
Always eat your carrots by Kiwi-kiwi6 reviews
A completely random ABC poem.
Poetry: Humor - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 151 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 3 - Published: 1/1/2009 - Complete
My sister by Kiwi-kiwi6 reviews
My sister asked me to write a poem about her and this is what she got. She wasn't too happy about it.
Poetry: Family - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 50 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 3 - Published: 3/28/2008 - Complete
Fortune by Kiwi-kiwi6 reviews
What you get at Chinese restaurants!
Poetry: Humor - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 14 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 1 - Published: 3/27/2008 - Complete
Eulogies and Post It Notes Can Change the World! by Imaginary Parachute reviews
[VERY LONG ONE SHOT] Abe Pruitt is going to improve the world, and she's doing it with sticky notes. Jack St. James is going to keep on being bothersome, and he looks good doing it, damn him. Doesn't it suck when the tables are turned? [EDITED]
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 13,743 - Reviews: 349 - Favs: 1,195 - Follows: 69 - Updated: 6/29/2007 - Published: 6/5/2007 - Complete
Touch by lonelypoetlostinlove reviews
Lost in your touch...
Poetry: Love - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 124 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 2/5/2007 - Complete
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Such Felicity, Never, Will Another Know reviews
#13 of the 52 poems. And, as always, written about my amazing girlfriend.
Poetry: Love - Rated: K - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 139 - Reviews: 3 - Published: 3/28/2010 - Complete
The Hero's Tale reviews
A common theme to all of fantasy. Written as part of the prologue of a fantasy novel that I am writing and number 12 of the 52 poem challenge.
Poetry: Fantasy - Rated: K - English - Family/Adventure - Chapters: 1 - Words: 86 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 3/21/2010 - Complete
The Day That I Lost My Soul reviews
#10 of the Poem a Week Project.
Poetry: Humor - Rated: K - English - Supernatural - Chapters: 1 - Words: 189 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 3/7/2010
One of Them reviews
Inspired while being forced to watch Monty Python's Holy Grail.
Poetry: Humor - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 106 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 3/4/2010 - Complete
An Ode to Calculator 0795 reviews
A notice was on the board today... calculator #07-95 is no longer functioning.
Poetry: Humor - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 75 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 1 - Published: 2/22/2010 - Complete
What is air that love is not? reviews
Number 8 of 52. Air and love are alike in many ways, but have one key difference.
Poetry: Love - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 114 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 2/21/2010 - Complete
The Wisdom of My Family reviews
Fun with words during a boring movie in class. I truly do love words.
Poetry: Humor - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 86 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 2/19/2010 - Complete
A Politician’s Speech on Illegal Aliens reviews
It turns out that sending away all those jobs... it was just a strategy. A failed strategy.
Poetry: Politics - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 31 - Reviews: 3 - Published: 2/17/2010 - Complete
Two Simple Truths reviews
For every proverb there is an equal and opposite proverb. Number 7 of the 52 in a year project.
Poetry: Love - Rated: K - English - Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 190 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 2/14/2010 - Complete
Life Stages of a Star, Love reviews
written for a friend with an on again off again relationship whilst in science fiction class.
Poetry: Love - Rated: K - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 87 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Published: 2/6/2010 - Complete
Butterflies reviews
A mixture of three forms of poetry in one: palindromic, acrostic, and form. Number 6 of the 52.
Poetry: Nature - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 137 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Published: 2/6/2010 - Complete
Theoretical Consequences of Undisciplined Guesswor reviews
K. The true name is: An Essay on the Theoretical Consequences of Undisciplined Guesswork.- This was an essay written in response to an angry math teacher. I think I will rate it T for a moment of graphic violence or... happenstance, more like.
Fiction: Essay - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,359 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 1/25/2010 - Complete
The Fire reviews
Number 3 of the poem a week project, and so far the best.
Poetry: Love - Rated: K - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 93 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 1/17/2010 - Complete
Logically in Love reviews
Welcome to week two of the 52 poems of 2010! If this poem doesn't provoke some measure of thought, I hope that its subject has at least a small amount of that affect.
Poetry: Love - Rated: K - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 244 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Published: 1/10/2010 - Complete
Diggle and the Djinn reviews
First of the 52 challenge for the year 2010. Be careful what you wish for.
Poetry: Humor - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 600 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 2 - Published: 1/5/2010 - Complete
May Things Come Between Us reviews
One of the two poems I gave to my girlfriend along with a promise ring. One of my best works, in my own opinion.
Poetry: Love - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 321 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 1/4/2010 - Complete
A Quest for True Beauty reviews
I submitted this poem in my High School's language arts competition. Thought it would be cool to see how it went here. Inspired by a very cute old couple I saw.
Poetry: Love - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 469 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 1/3/2010 - Complete