Alexander D.C
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Joined 02-12-10, id: 711469, Profile Updated: 03-02-10
Author has written 43 stories for Sci-Fi, Mystery, Humor, Humor, Life, General, Nature, Fantasy, School, War, Horror, Mythology, and Love.

Hello, and welcome to my profile page!

While I do have a name, I tend to make a habit of not bandying it about online, and so for simplicity you may call me Alexander D.C. Apart from that...what't to say? I'm a college student, and I write. It's just something I like to do. It feels good, like eating chocolate. It also makes me feel more alive. Again, like eating chocolate. However, unlike eating chocolate, and this is kind of a big one for me, it actually has some kind of notable positive result.

I am currently a college student attending Brandeis University. (You can look it up.) So far, I write mostly short fiction, poetry, and satire, but I hope to branch out to long forms. I've had The Big One brewing in my head for quite a long time, but last time I tried to write it, it rapidly became apparent that I was nowhere near skilled enough. Yet. Until that point, I'm working up to it. While everything here was made with some sort of unique idea or intent, all of them also serve as practice for me. See, I want to get better, and I believe that practice and feedback help quite a bit. As a corollary to that, constructive criticism is appreciated. Heck, I'll take deconstructive, subversive, or destructive criticism too; at least it increases my publicity, so review away.

Enjoy!

The Fifth Dimension by elisefey reviews
She can see things no one else can. Touch things no one else feels. Fight things no one else wants to comprehend. In a war most don't even realize they're fighting, she is one of those few warriors who sees all too clearly... [title under construction]
Fiction: Supernatural - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Spiritual - Chapters: 3 - Words: 5,675 - Reviews: 40 - Favs: 14 - Follows: 24 - Updated: 1/31/2008 - Published: 4/19/2007
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The Western Sunsets, Maybe? reviews
A poem about a blank place I visited this summer.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 154 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 9/21/2010 - Complete
The Second Meditation
Thinking back on a relationship that failed to start.
Poetry: Love - Rated: K - English - Poetry/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 146 - Published: 9/21/2010 - Complete
Remembering Mark reviews
Chronicling the unusual passing of a child.
Poetry: Humor - Rated: T - English - Poetry/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 218 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 9/21/2010 - Complete
Here
A group of travelers try to avoid returning to the place they find themselves, time and time again.
Poetry: Fantasy - Rated: K+ - English - Poetry/Fantasy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 148 - Published: 9/21/2010
God's Publicity Team Gives Advice reviews
Advice to God on how to spread religion in the Information Age.
Poetry: Humor - Rated: T - English - Poetry/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 188 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 9/21/2010 - Complete
Cats
Reflection on the nature of cats in my life.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 138 - Published: 9/21/2010
Scientists concede climate change reviews
Those damn scientists have finally admitted that their so-called "climate change" is actually a heretical publicity stunt!
Fiction: Humor - Rated: T - English - Humor/Parody - Chapters: 1 - Words: 337 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 9/21/2010 - Complete
Coyote's Ascension Or, How Coyote Stole the Moon
Mythological mashup explaining how Coyote became a god.
Fiction: Mythology - Rated: K - English - Fantasy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,555 - Favs: 1 - Published: 9/6/2010 - Complete
A Slippery Fish
An officer and an investigator discuss a witness's testimony. Continuous with "The Method".
Fiction: Mystery - Rated: T - English - Crime/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,301 - Published: 5/24/2010 - Complete
Logan Airport Blues reviews
A funny encounter I had in the Boston airport.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 71 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 5/24/2010 - Complete
Eyes reviews
Psionics can be scary business.
Fiction: Horror - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi/Horror - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,377 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 5/23/2010 - Complete
Aramark Establishes Benevolent Dictatorship reviews
Poking fun at the company that provides food services to my college. Might be too laden with in-jokes, though.
Fiction: Humor - Rated: K+ - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 394 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 5/11/2010 - Complete
More
I'm a Seattle kid going to college near Boston. So, a small degree of culture shock is to be expected, no?
Poetry: General - Rated: T - English - Poetry/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 364 - Published: 5/11/2010 - Complete
Under the Gun reviews
A survivor of the nuclear holocaust discusses his life.
Poetry: War - Rated: T - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 154 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 4/29/2010 - Complete
Trains reviews
There was a time when steampunk kids rode trains across the country, possibly pursued by cowboys. It was a better time, a more romantic time. Too bad it never existed.
Poetry: General - Rated: K+ - English - Poetry/Western - Chapters: 1 - Words: 174 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 4/20/2010 - Complete
Six Word Poems reviews
A whole bunch of extremely short poems, just like the title says.
Poetry: General - Rated: T - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 199 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 1 - Published: 4/14/2010 - Complete
Klein Bottle reviews
What happens when a writer like myself tries to discuss four-dimensional geometry.
Poetry: School - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 212 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 4/14/2010 - Complete
Girl in Picture Eats Peach reviews
A photograph of a girl eating a peach in an art exhibition has some things to say about the people who look at her.
Fiction: Humor - Rated: K+ - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 530 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 4/6/2010 - Complete
The Bright Lady reviews
Describing a woman who shines like the sun. In the most literal sense possible.
Poetry: Fantasy - Rated: K - English - Poetry/Supernatural - Chapters: 1 - Words: 56 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 4/3/2010 - Complete
The Brit reviews
An abstract conversation with a benevolent alternate persona.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K+ - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 213 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 3/25/2010 - Complete
Preparation Montage
A few students sit around getting ready to climb a castle.
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 328 - Published: 3/20/2010 - Complete
Untilted reviews
Foonerisms are spun.
Poetry: Humor - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 75 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 2 - Published: 3/17/2010 - Complete
If History Books Could Talk
...what would they say?
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 210 - Published: 3/13/2010 - Complete
Theater of the Gods
Villanelle. The gods of epics facilitate awesomeness, but don't like free will, in general. Given the choice, would you prefer epicness and determinism or free will and realism?
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 188 - Published: 3/5/2010 - Complete
I Hate This Poem reviews
So cliches bug me. They bug me even more when I catch myself using them. Perhaps that makes this hypocritical humor, but there you go.
Poetry: Humor - Rated: K+ - English - Humor/Parody - Chapters: 1 - Words: 95 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 3/3/2010 - Complete
Professors and Zombies reviews
The budget committee at my college recommends that we turn our tenured professors into zombies in order to save cash.
Fiction: Humor - Rated: K+ - English - Humor/Parody - Chapters: 1 - Words: 508 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Published: 3/2/2010 - Complete
After the Rains reviews
Sometimes night, fog, and rain can be incredibly refreshing and peaceful. Regarding a Zen moment.
Poetry: Nature - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 452 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 2/24/2010 - Complete
The Spring
Somewhat depressing and horrific incoherent...spew. I guess.
Poetry: General - Rated: T - English - Poetry/Horror - Chapters: 1 - Words: 195 - Published: 2/24/2010 - Complete
Ice Skating on Thursday Night
A sonnet describing a girl ice skating.
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 118 - Published: 2/23/2010 - Complete
Red reviews
Regarding red things.
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 91 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 2/22/2010 - Complete
Suspend Your Disbelief
On the differences between real life and fiction. Blank verse, but falls into sonnet form near the end.
Poetry: General - Rated: T - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 126 - Published: 2/14/2010 - Complete
Split Second reviews
Two narrators alternately describe the process of shooting somebody. I was actually pretty surprised how intense the imagery came out. Also, further experimentation with the use of warped quotes from other media.
Poetry: General - Rated: T - English - Poetry/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 84 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 2/14/2010 - Complete
Revelation reviews
Seeing in colors; synesthesia? My first experiment with strong rhythm/meter, as well as with using and warping quotes from various famous works.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Poetry/Supernatural - Chapters: 1 - Words: 201 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 2/14/2010 - Complete
Psychology
Regarding the chaos and errors inherent in thought processes.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K+ - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 357 - Published: 2/14/2010 - Complete
Mister Momo's Magical Hat
A sleazy salesman tries to sell a magical hat. Meant to be read aloud in an ostentatious British accent.
Poetry: Humor - Rated: T - English - Poetry/Supernatural - Chapters: 1 - Words: 315 - Favs: 1 - Published: 2/14/2010 - Complete
A Boy Who Read Books reviews
Discussing exactly what the title says.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 268 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 2/14/2010 - Complete
Leh Long Fronsay
Nonsense? Check. Spew of somewhat obscure references? Check. Hilarity? Check.
Poetry: Humor - Rated: T - English - Poetry/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 235 - Published: 2/14/2010 - Complete
I Bet You Get A Lot Of This
Written with tongue in cheek to an English professor.
Poetry: Humor - Rated: K+ - English - Poetry/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 194 - Favs: 2 - Published: 2/14/2010 - Complete
Tea Party Movement Draws British Support reviews
The Tea Party movement gains unexpected British support. Exactly what it says on the tin.
Fiction: Humor - Rated: K+ - English - Humor/Parody - Chapters: 1 - Words: 562 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 2/14/2010 - Complete
HMOs Refuse to Cover PhoenixDown Treatment reviews
Congress bickers back and forth as HMOs refuse to cover a new life-saving treatment.
Fiction: Humor - Rated: T - English - Humor/Parody - Chapters: 1 - Words: 549 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 2/14/2010 - Complete
Obama Wins Peace Prize Peace Speculators Rejoice reviews
The Wall Street Peace Exchange rejoices as Obama wins the Nobel Peace Prize.
Fiction: Humor - Rated: T - English - Humor/Parody - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,003 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 2/14/2010 - Complete
The Method reviews
An eyewitness gives testimony to a crime committed during a production of "Titus Andronicus".
Fiction: Mystery - Rated: T - English - Crime/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,015 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 2/14/2010 - Complete
The End of Atlantis
A terrorist destroys an undersea city.
Fiction: Sci-Fi - Rated: M - English - Sci-Fi/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 6,526 - Published: 2/14/2010 - Complete