Richard S. O'Day
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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 seven years and want to get involved again because it's a 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 on Tainted Ashes. Also, have some ideas in my head regarding 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.

Also huge thanks to CrimsonLily for being my beta and editor!

My works:

Tainted Ashes is once again my number 1 project and lots of timing going towards writing and fine-tuning. New chapter every two weeks from now on...hopefully!

I will also be posting this story on

Tainted Ashes (c) 2016 by Richard S. O'Day

Other stuff:

I have in the out some 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. This may soon come to something concrete!

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.



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Smuggler's Wings by This Guy Again 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: 4 - Words: 9,766 - Reviews: 19 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 9/4/2019 - Published: 6/9/2016
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" Story removed
Fiction: Romance - Rated: M - English - Fantasy - Chapters: 8 - Words: 428 - Reviews: 57 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 16 - Updated: 10/18/2016 - Published: 5/28/2016
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: 6/22/2016 - Published: 5/14/2016
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: 6/11/2016 - Published: 6/5/2016
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 - Updated: 1/19/2015 - Published: 11/24/2014
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 turns out to be something far more sinister. Sometimes while questing to pay the bills, you accidentally save the world.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Supernatural - Chapters: 8 - Words: 22,739 - Reviews: 39 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 11 - Updated: 10/17/2017 - Published: 3/6/2016
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