Richard S. O'Day
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Joined 06-04-10, id: 728401, Profile Updated: 07-10-16
Author has written 2 stories for Fantasy.

Richard S. O'Day

Just a guy from Canada that enjoys reading and writing.

Trying to get back into the fictionpress game. I have been on this site for nearly six years and want to get involved again because its great place with a great community. I took down all my old stories and changed my pen name to get a fresh start. Currently working with some new ideas and am now spending most of my time on my new fantasy story Tainted Ashes and with rewriting one of my older stories Decay of Dawn. Also, have some ideas on the go with stories in the science fiction, fantasy, and western genres but not sure if anything will come out of these ideas for a while yet. I may even take a look at and repost some of my older works, though some major rewrites will be needed.

My works:

Tainted Ashes is on hold right now, and I will try and write more in the future but right now have some major writers block. In the meantime, I have been rewriting an old fantasy story I have called Decay of Dawn. This story puts more focus on the shortcomings and chaos of medieval feudal societies then Tainted Ashes does. A bit more graphic and mature as well.

Other stuff:

I have in the past put a lot of time into research and character design for a science fiction story involving a crime-ridden future society where humans have colonised various celestial bodies. The story would follow some of these criminals as they try and survive a time of conflicting ideologies and interplanetary organised crime.

I have an old action story revolving around a post-nuclear war Earth with multiple POV's where each character has their own unique storyline. I may decide to start reworking that and try to finish depending on how I am enjoying my other projects and if readers enjoy them.


If anyone wants to talk about anything just pop me a message, I enjoy meeting new people!

Pokemon GO is slowly consuming my life.

I like maps.

Turkey Sandwichs are life blood.

I wonder if anyone reads this?

I am currently reading The Witcher series by Andrzej Sapkowski and they are pretty good.

There is way too much rain in this province.

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A Violent and Compelling Fear by R.M.Spencer reviews
"No one else saw how hard she worked every day; they saw a charming, infectious girl, who danced without tire, played cards into the night, and rode as if born in the saddle. They forgot that she was a nobody, that she had no family with which to tie her name or gather support. She kept her status because she kept the favor of the king and her prince." *Reviews Returned
Fiction: Romance - Rated: M - English - Fantasy - Chapters: 5 - Words: 20,441 - Reviews: 43 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 13 - Updated: 6/25 - Published: 5/28
The Grand Warren by Xander Floyd reviews
Another project in progress by Xander Floyd, this is a story set in the world of The Zulgeom Saga... But with bunny people. And potatoes. Rated T for some violence.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Fantasy - Chapters: 5 - Words: 6,902 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 6/22 - Published: 5/14
Smuggler's Wings by Smonorkith reviews
In a world where airships and skyports dominate the skies, Galland and his band of smugglers live underneath the law, running illegal goods wherever there's money to be had. When Galland buys a compass that turns out to be more than he bargained for, he finds himself hunted by the New British Empire. Can he and his crew find the strength to prevail?
Fiction: General - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 3 - Words: 8,174 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 6/12 - Published: 6/9
Until The End by MatthewGillUCEF reviews
On the distant planet of Hayveon, Blaze, a plucky army commander is fighting a seemingly hopeless battle. A great war has split the galaxy into three. UCEF, the Union of Creature Energy Force, is an alliance of aliens fighting for freedom and justice, but is set against the Barrens, an empire with mind-controlled citizens, UCEF must achieve the impossible in order to win peace.
Fiction: Sci-Fi - Rated: M - English - Sci-Fi - Chapters: 2 - Words: 2,027 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 6/11 - Published: 6/5
The Convicted by Highway Unicorn reviews
An Australian family with the blood of a convict. A naive Australian girl and her accounts on what it was like growing up in a town filled to the brim with racism against Aboriginals, oppression of women, struggles with religion, and bad blood between families. Her father left to clear the name of her family. 1900; based on historical events. Rewrite of Convict's Blood...
Fiction: Historical - Rated: T - English - Western - Chapters: 2 - Words: 3,796 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 1/19/2015 - Published: 11/24/2014
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Decay of Dawn
The Kingdom of Yerhiel has been long plagued by civil war since the murder of its Royal Family nearly two decades ago. A chance for peace may exist with Elissa, the last heir to the Throne of Yerhiel. Vannes, a young soldier, has been assigned to be Elissa's personal bodyguard. Hidden away in the far reaches of the Kingdom they must decide whether to wait out the war or take action
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,463 - Published: 7/10
Tainted Ashes reviews
On the small island kingdom of Dreven, magic and danger go hand in hand. For a group of sellswords, a run-of-the-mill job quickly turns into something far more sinister. Sometimes while questing to pay the bills you accidentally save the world.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Supernatural - Chapters: 6 - Words: 15,540 - Reviews: 22 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 11 - Updated: 7/5 - Published: 3/6
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