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Joined 02-01-10, id: 709960, Profile Updated: 07-11-21
Author has written 73 stories for Young Adult, General, Thriller, General, Mystery, School, Essay, Love, Life, Haiku, Humor, Spiritual, Romance, Historical, Politics, Fable, Humor, Nature, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, War, Religion, and Friendship.

News: Might upload some chapter drafts soon just to reader-test them? I miss workshopping with people :(


Name: Kylie

Pronouns: she/her

Age: 25

My Deal: MA in Writing student. BA in Creative Writing & Literature with concentrations in Poetry and Fiction. I've been a staff writer for Jackalope Magazine and Odyssey; student editor for Glyph Magazine and The Louisville Review; and poetry editor for Ink & Voices and Blood Tree Literature. My own work, in all genres, has been published both online and in print. I mostly still use FictionPress to upload drafts or extra pieces, but am generally just very committed to the online writing community overall.

Where Else You Can Find Me: same username on FanFiction, kyn19 on Tumblr, and kyliey on Byte.

Do You Believe In Magic? by Clown Accomplice reviews
A short sample college admission essay. It got me into some great schools, so maybe it is worth a look
Fiction: Essay - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 621 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 2 - Published: 4/9/2013 - Complete
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Rotation of the Earth
Finest rockets ever seen / Dark the moon light up the sea. 2016
Poetry: Love - Rated: K+ - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 67 - Published: 4/27/2021 - Complete
If the fabric won't work with you don't work with it
Sassy haiku based off the titular quote from Elle Woods. 2016
Poetry: Haiku - Rated: K+ - English - Humor/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 66 - Published: 4/1/2021 - Complete
i don't care and i'm fine
memory caged like wolves / growl for fresh meat / i lurk in the woods and fish the seas / bring home dead animals long dead to me— 2019
Poetry: Nature - Rated: K+ - English - Horror/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 68 - Published: 4/1/2021 - Complete
humansuit
A double-senryū borne out of disliking having a human body. 2019
Poetry: Haiku - Rated: M - English - Angst/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 53 - Published: 4/1/2021 - Complete
Hallelujah
They say love is not a victory march, that it's hard and fractured and that either their love will expire or their lives will. 2018, prose micropoem.
Poetry: Love - Rated: K - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 109 - Published: 4/1/2021 - Complete
Go, Goodnight
A Jack Daniels lullaby after dinner and drinks—drink yourself to sleep. 2017
Poetry: Friendship - Rated: K+ - English - Angst/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 47 - Published: 4/1/2021 - Complete
Flushed
In this bitter fold— in your capture— in this sweet victory / I taste the grounds, and you: cake. —what a cheater you are. 2016
Poetry: Love - Rated: K+ - English - Angst/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 57 - Published: 4/1/2021 - Complete
ethereal reviews
Open your eyes! Roll them up into your lashes and see what I see... 2015
Poetry: Nature - Rated: K - English - Spiritual/Fantasy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 80 - Reviews: 1 - Follows: 1 - Published: 4/1/2021 - Complete
Electrocute
I fill my mouth with glass, licking the metal stub of the bulb awake. 2018
Poetry: General - Rated: K+ - English - Poetry/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 1 - Words: 112 - Published: 4/1/2021 - Complete
Deafening reviews
My ears are so sensitive, like to the sound of her laugh when you bring her home. 2016
Poetry: Love - Rated: K+ - English - Hurt/Comfort/Angst - Chapters: 2 - Words: 153 - Reviews: 2 - Updated: 4/1/2021 - Published: 3/26/2017 - Complete
Bulbous is the breath reviews
Micropoem I used to recite in my head to help me regulate my breathing during anxiety attacks. 2018
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Hurt/Comfort/Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 30 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 4/1/2021 - Complete
Be A Listener
A hybrid song written for a Music As Activism songwriting class I took in 2016.
Poetry: Politics - Rated: T - English - Tragedy/Crime - Chapters: 1 - Words: 302 - Published: 4/1/2021 - Complete
In Cells
It was like a cauldron and she was boiling. She salivated under arm. 2018
Poetry: General - Rated: T - English - Crime/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 89 - Published: 4/1/2021 - Complete
Just Wait
Empty. Anguished. Forsaken. Forgotten. Barren. 2014, curse poem. Warnings: strong language, mentions of drugs and self-harm, and general hateful attitude LOL.
Poetry: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Horror/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 183 - Published: 4/1/2021 - Complete
we sleep at the mountain's peak
Thin. Cold. Rough. We explored the place pressure changed and I scrounged a nest in the ridge you knifed but You can't breathe when I speak without fear. 2015
Poetry: Love - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 169 - Published: 4/1/2021 - Complete
you are already home reviews
Less like existential dread and more like existential done-with-this-bullshit. 2019
Poetry: Life - Rated: K+ - English - Angst/Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 36 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 3/31/2021 - Complete
Order & Chaos
heaven is a flashlight / right in your eyes blinding / filaments into your dreams. 2019
Poetry: General - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 90 - Published: 3/31/2021 - Complete
Opening Doors
I tick off the advents, pull out choices from behind the doors, stack them upon each other, until I reach high enough to think I'm ready. 2016
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 76 - Published: 3/31/2021 - Complete
Quiet, Let Me Rest
The font on my back is synesthetic, witnessing colors having sounds. I love cool colors but right now they're making too much noise. 2016
Poetry: Love - Rated: K+ - English - Hurt/Comfort/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 173 - Published: 3/31/2021 - Complete
pass go
Just a manic little prose poem, 2016.
Poetry: General - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 78 - Published: 3/31/2021 - Complete
The Moon and Stars Are My Religion
I, humble servant, attend the witching hours for the nightly service. Vestments of darkness suffocate, my breath—caught on the divinity above. 2014
Poetry: Religion - Rated: K+ - English - Poetry/Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 143 - Published: 3/31/2021 - Complete
The Mazerunner reviews
From a writing prompt we did in my college Student Writers Association where we had to write a piece based off the title of any book in the room. 2017
Poetry: Life - Rated: T - English - Parody/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 160 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 3/31/2021 - Complete
The Groundskeeper
I've become a Groundskeeper, leading hardhat inspectors around the mall I made from all the malls in my memory. 2019, dream poetry.
Poetry: Fantasy - Rated: K+ - English - Fantasy/Mystery - Chapters: 1 - Words: 136 - Published: 3/31/2021 - Complete
The Dominant
The Aztecs were right about at least two things: 1) chocolate is godly / 2) sacrifice is necessary. 2017
Poetry: War - Rated: M - English - Suspense/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 183 - Published: 3/31/2021 - Complete
We Me You
I am you / Dug down into your crevices and caves / I wear your flesh mine once more / Every breath you exhale, I inhale / A canary finding flight within the cage / Fear me. 2014 (sorta sequel poem to my 2013 toxic relationships allegory poem You Me We)
Poetry: Love - Rated: T - English - Drama/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 210 - Published: 3/31/2021 - Complete
Vampires
So I moved with you to your country home, because you hate big cities. / Figured I could find solace in the stars / But it's only dark at night if it's even clear skies, / And you spent most nights in a tent with a nearby camper anyway. 2016
Poetry: Love - Rated: K+ - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 208 - Published: 3/31/2021 - Complete
Unmarked Graves
Who decides the difference between Discard and Discord? 2017
Poetry: Nature - Rated: K - English - Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 146 - Published: 3/31/2021 - Complete
Torch Against Wall
An hourglass of eyeballs and / a permanent pen. / Minos, Rhadamanthus, and Aeacus at a plastic table. 2015
Poetry: Fantasy - Rated: K+ - English - Tragedy/Supernatural - Chapters: 1 - Words: 115 - Published: 3/31/2021 - Complete
Surface Tension
A prickle under skin / Unreachable but unavoidable / A phantom rip. 2017. Rated T because it makes me itchy.
Poetry: General - Rated: T - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 91 - Published: 3/31/2021 - Complete
Mixed Signals In Our Story
You text me out of the blue, silver / white and blue bubble waking / my night-blacked screen. 2016
Poetry: Love - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 160 - Published: 3/31/2021 - Complete
Birds & Maggots
My backpack is full of water bottles and glowsticks and my jacket, everything I might need for this night. I'd prepared days ahead for experience. The night was set aside, the proper lies to our mother about our whereabouts and activities put in place, the provisions arranged, the rules laid out. Rule #1: Don't freak out. FLASH FICTION. Warnings: drugs, mild animal horror. 2015
Fiction: Young Adult - Rated: T - English - Family/Suspense - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,541 - Favs: 1 - Published: 3/31/2021 - Complete
Post-Risk
As outlined, are three components to Apocalyptic Risk: scope, intensity, and probability. The size of the group effected, how badly the individuals of the group are effected, and how probable it is that the effect will be bad. Well, it is us and it is now and it is bad. (2017)
Fiction: Sci-Fi - Rated: K+ - English - Sci-Fi/Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 461 - Published: 6/19/2019 - Complete
Lust
The intimate space is dimly lit, only a few lanterns used to fill the rooms with warm, pinkish-gold light. I am one of just four customers, the other three filling a corner of the shop at hardwood tables. I slide up to the counter and, while I consider a tart or cream-filled puff, only order a latte. (2014)
Fiction: General - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 484 - Published: 6/19/2019 - Complete
Shapes reviews
Kind of fairy tale, kind of feminist. 2016
Poetry: Politics - Rated: T - English - Spiritual/Suspense - Chapters: 1 - Words: 71 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 3/26/2017 - Complete
Treekeeper
cute little nature poem. 2016
Poetry: Nature - Rated: K - English - Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 90 - Published: 3/26/2017 - Complete
Smooth
Getting to where you want to be and the help along the way. 2016
Poetry: Nature - Rated: K - English - Adventure/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 75 - Published: 3/26/2017 - Complete
Small Powers reviews
I gain strength from what weakens me. 2016
Poetry: Haiku - Rated: K - English - Spiritual/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 14 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 3/26/2017 - Complete
Blow
If I would just get my foot out of my own mouth...a haiku about being my own enabler. 2016
Poetry: Haiku - Rated: K - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 26 - Published: 3/26/2017 - Complete
Riddle Poem
If I don't have a key or code, how do I get in anyway? 2016
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Mystery - Chapters: 1 - Words: 98 - Published: 3/26/2017 - Complete
The Circus
Abstractions take on personas and performances. 2014
Poetry: Fantasy - Rated: K+ - English - Mystery - Chapters: 1 - Words: 103 - Published: 3/26/2017 - Complete
Storming reviews
Just a little body-nature poem. 2016
Poetry: Nature - Rated: K - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 36 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 3/26/2017 - Complete
12 Step Program
Sometimes relationships are like drug addictions, and I mean that in the good and bad ways. A step-by-step journey of my last relationship. 2016
Poetry: Love - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 390 - Published: 3/26/2017 - Complete
Love Poem
Just a quick attempt at love poetry. (2015)
Poetry: Love - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 76 - Published: 3/26/2017 - Complete
Ruler
written for my friend Judy. 2016
Poetry: Haiku - Rated: K - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 20 - Favs: 1 - Published: 3/26/2017 - Complete
The Art Student reviews
Nadie bumps into a businessman. "Oh, excuse me, sorry!" She stammers, stepping back from their point of impact on the bustling Manhattan sidewalk. He grunts and continues on his way. Nadie doesn't seem surprised by this, much less perturbed, and ducks into the alley to snicker. Her deft fingers slide into her pocket and extracts the businessman's wallet. 2014
Fiction: Humor - Rated: K+ - English - Crime/Adventure - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,282 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 3/26/2017
Aesop's Narcissa Through the Looking Glass
Estelle gets tricked by her reflection. 2014
Fiction: Fable - Rated: K+ - English - Supernatural/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 955 - Published: 3/26/2017 - Complete
Fissures reviews
Benito and Shae's marriage tears apart over dinner. 2016
Fiction: Romance - Rated: K+ - English - Angst/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 517 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 3/26/2017 - Complete
Madeleine et Jeanne reviews
Madeleine hasn't seen her girlfriend in over a year, since the latter decided to use her divine gifts for the good of France. A gay Joan of Arc friend-fiction, a birthday present for my friend Maddy. (2016)
Fiction: Historical - Rated: K - English - Romance/Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 930 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 9/12/2016 - Complete
in the morning i knew fear reviews
Reactive poem, Orlando Pulse shooting, queer woman. 2016
Poetry: Politics - Rated: K+ - English - Tragedy/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 260 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 6/16/2016 - Complete
In Threes
Paula goes into work at the Triangle shirtwaist factory like normal on March 25, 1911. A day that burns in history. (2016)
Fiction: Historical - Rated: T - English - Tragedy/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,193 - Published: 4/15/2016 - Complete
Alice reviews
"I take a drag and pretend I'm a caterpillar." Wonderland inspired poem. 2015
Poetry: Life - Rated: K+ - English - Spiritual/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 76 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 1/10/2016 - Complete
this is mine now
I'm gonna keep this / Hope you don't mind / But I'm gonna keep this / Hold it close, call it mine. short, sappy little love poem. 2015
Poetry: Love - Rated: K - English - Poetry/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 170 - Published: 1/10/2016 - Complete
Let It Go
"Babe, you okay?" "I'm fine." 'Oh shit,' I think, 'girls never mean it when they say they're fine.' Short story. Prompt: ice storm. Lesbians, language, and an innumerable amount of ice puns. 2014
Fiction: Romance - Rated: K+ - English - Humor/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 929 - Published: 1/10/2016 - Complete
There Is Only Down
John died. In the afterlife, however, a unique opportunity is presented and he returns to living realm. It's not what he expected. (flash fiction) 2015
Fiction: Spiritual - Rated: K+ - English - Supernatural/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 973 - Published: 1/10/2016 - Complete
The Family Car
Short story, prompt: crime scene. The family car through the generations, each family member committing a different crime in it. 2014
Fiction: General - Rated: T - English - Crime/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 539 - Published: 1/10/2016 - Complete
Thale Girls reviews
A group of misfit English schoolgirls band together when a party goes wrong. 2014
Fiction: Young Adult - Rated: T - English - Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,778 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 3/11/2015 - Complete
My Royal Decree
If you really love me, say that I'm your queen - So kiss me baby, by my royal decree. 2014
Poetry: Love - Rated: K - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 144 - Published: 1/20/2014 - Complete
Time to Sleep
"Attention is your lover and tabloids your sheets" Poem about fame. 2012
Poetry: Life - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 302 - Published: 1/20/2014 - Complete
Underground reviews
Come to the dark side - we've got cookies. 2012
Poetry: Humor - Rated: K+ - English - Horror/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 236 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 1/19/2014 - Complete
Don't Worry, We'll Fly
We are standing on the edge, you're kind of unsure, don't worry I'll protect you. (that's not the haiku, but I thought a preceding haiku that somewhat sets up the enclosed haiku would be cute...) 2012
Poetry: Haiku - Rated: K - English - Romance/Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 71 - Published: 1/19/2014 - Complete
Miss American Dream
"There's no such thing as perfection." Not really an essay, but more of a small, shitty, prose commentary on Mary-Sue-ism. 2012
Fiction: Essay - Rated: K+ - English - Parody - Chapters: 1 - Words: 284 - Published: 1/19/2014 - Complete
Voice
There are thoughts in my brain. Trigger warning: mentions self-harm. 2012
Poetry: Life - Rated: K+ - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 215 - Published: 1/19/2014 - Complete
You Me We
Allegory on toxic relationships. 2013
Poetry: Love - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 142 - Published: 1/19/2014 - Complete
Certainty
Essay discussing actions based on certainty, and doubt's role in decision making. 2013
Fiction: Essay - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 569 - Published: 12/12/2013 - Complete
Mathematics
Definition "essay" about math. (not a grade-A piece, and super short). 2013
Fiction: Essay - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 216 - Published: 12/12/2013 - Complete
Finale of the Tenth
Poem about Halloween. (piece itself is short and nothing special, just letting you know) 2013
Poetry: General - Rated: K+ - English - Poetry/Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 80 - Published: 12/12/2013 - Complete
The Hallways are Crowded
You could call this a poem, but it's more "creative complaining." 2013
Poetry: School - Rated: K - English - Poetry/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 106 - Published: 12/12/2013 - Complete
По Желание (коммунистической) звезды
Hudson is more than willing to steal from his older sister, Haven, for selfish purposes. However, are they both willing to work together to uncover a controversial family secret? One-shot. 2013
Fiction: Mystery - Rated: T - English - Family/Crime - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,308 - Published: 7/14/2013 - Complete
Parallel
River is lying to everyone...and some are lying right back. Written in diary-format. Oneshot. 2013
Fiction: General - Rated: K+ - English - Family/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,747 - Follows: 1 - Published: 7/14/2013 - Complete
Third Eye reviews
This was the most important case of Lt. Meyers' career and she's already had a leak, not to mention that the serial killer she's after has an eerie connection to her. She might just have to break the rules to keep her job, if it's even salvageable. Oneshot. Rated T for language and creepiness. 2012
Fiction: Thriller - Rated: T - English - Crime/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,469 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 1/24/2013 - Complete
Into the Recesses reviews
There is a place within the mind where there's no room for the human kind. 2012
Poetry: General - Rated: K+ - English - Poetry/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 132 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 1/24/2013 - Complete
Old, Alone, Forgotten
Up on my bookshelf there lies an imaginary book. 2012
Poetry: General - Rated: K+ - English - Poetry/Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 269 - Published: 1/24/2013 - Complete
Piqued reviews
Charlie's parents worry about him because, while he's intelligent and talented, he has no interests. When his interest is finally piqued, however, will they approve? Oneshot. 2012
Fiction: Young Adult - Rated: K+ - English - Adventure/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,104 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 1/24/2013 - Complete