Frances Kittery
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Joined 07-03-10, id: 733043, Profile Updated: 05-01-12
Author has written 27 stories for Fantasy, Life, Love, Supernatural, Religion, Sci-Fi, Horror, Young Adult, and Friendship.

About the Avatar: This photo was taken by Ling So out in front of our Community Art Center. I love the place and the trees around it from October to February, it's cool, gray, and perfect! Speaking of perfect, with Ling's mentoring and guidance (and the two years of medical studies). I altered this to give it the look of quite possibly the most complex elf ever put on film, Prince Nuada Silverlance.

About the Author (such as it is):

Occupation: Tutor, freelance writer, student of Education in Literature and Language. Stay in school, kids, the rest of the world is counting on you!

Inspiration: conversations, films (of course), dialogue and interesting facts from multiple books (of course), stories heard, friends and family, Ling So (an energizing force that drives me and is never stingy with encouragement)

Always have loved: magic, cats, tea, fairytales, dragons, fairies, nature, dark chocolate, story-telling, the stars, happy endings!

Favourite writer/author of all time: I would have to say Beatrix Potter; I love the New England Transcendentalists, Romanticists from the Americas and the United Kingdom, Wilde, and Shakespeare’s comedies, but Potter was like the unsung heroine of her day. She rose against society’s expectations and studied parts of nature most people do not even consider as important; she saw such significance and beauty in small, simple things.

About my Storylines: I write because I want happy endings and that is what I intend to put in every story. I also hinge on the idea that redemption is a must and is entirely contingent on the kindness of the fair maiden type characters. Purity conquers evil.

"Censorship is like telling a man that he cannot have a steak simply because a baby cannot chew it."

-Samuel Clemens (AKA Mark Twain)

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And the Cat Smiled Back (Finding Affection)
A little narrative reflection on the unconditional and patient love of the world's most mysterious companion.
Poetry: Friendship - Rated: K - English - Poetry/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 299 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Published: 1/29
My Inspired History reviews
Written when seeing a beautiful mural of history and diversity in downtown Minneapolis near the Global Market. Thinking about the greatest writers that have inspired me throughout the nation's history.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Poetry/Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 337 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 6/23/2019 - Complete
The Secret Wizard of Shady Way
In an odd and ordinary town, six children discover the secret of a man residing in a nursing home that might just be the key to boundless adventures for their future and making their dreams come true. But something else lives in the town as well, and the children are about to become part of the strange secrets of Vanover Street.
Fiction: Young Adult - Rated: K+ - English - Supernatural/Adventure - Chapters: 2 - Words: 3,480 - Published: 1/30/2014
Sweet Bitter Sweet (New Year's Eve Poem)
Some humor, some heaviness, a lot of goodness!
Poetry: Life - Rated: T - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 338 - Published: 12/31/2013 - Complete
Holiday Harmonies
A look at all of the festivals, carols, and real focuses of the holiday season and the joy it brings. Also a testimony to the real power of humankind . . . song.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Poetry/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 712 - Published: 11/30/2013
The Phenomenon of Infatuation (or: The End of the Illusion of Eros) reviews
A reflection upon a recent infatuation that I clearly thought more of what truly was. But as all time that teaches is not time wasted, while it is still painful, it is not purposeless and that is comfort enough for now.
Poetry: Life - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 257 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 5/27/2013 - Complete
The Vanity Mirror
Based upon the concept 'Vanity is Thy Name' this story explores the horrors of greed, vanity, and ungratefulness in the antebellum south. This story is also available as narrarated by the author on YouTube. Enjoy.
Fiction: Horror - Rated: M - English - Horror/Supernatural - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,279 - Published: 7/7/2012 - Complete
Ray Bradbury: 662012 reviews
An ode to one of my heroes; written through tears as I am sure he travels happily through the stars!
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Drama/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 343 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 6/6/2012 - Complete
Veshengo
Jennica has inherited the leadership of the last clan of Romany on earth. With the help of Veshengo, the clan embarks on a journey into the past that will shape the future of all humans still living around the planet's last forest . . . Nu'mai.
Fiction: Sci-Fi - Rated: K+ - English - Sci-Fi/Adventure - Chapters: 2 - Words: 3,166 - Published: 8/21/2011
Momus in the MomeRaths reviews
An homage to Caroll's style and the Jabberwocky while exploring the idea of the most monstrous creature on earth . . . the relentless cynic!
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Poetry/Fantasy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 735 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 9/8/2010 - Complete
iiQ
A poem for iYAN iGMA. Thank you for your dedication . . . and the book dedication was nice too!
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 42 - Published: 9/7/2010 - Complete
That's What Fairies Wish For
What do fairies really want? Human happiness of course and that everyone everywhere . . . read and find out!
Poetry: Fantasy - Rated: K - English - Fantasy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 305 - Published: 7/20/2010 - Complete
There's A Dragon at My Window! reviews
Would you let him in?
Poetry: Fantasy - Rated: K - English - Fantasy/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 121 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 7/20/2010 - Complete
If I Had A Unicorn reviews
The wish of 3 year old Anara to have a unicorn and share it with the world!
Poetry: Fantasy - Rated: K - English - Poetry/Fantasy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 164 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 7/20/2010 - Complete
Soft Water
What is it, exactly, that makes and inspires poets and artists? Observational poem
Poetry: Life - Rated: K+ - English - Poetry/Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 45 - Published: 7/19/2010 - Complete
Totem Song
I had a specific artist in mind when creating this poem. Wondering why the swan and song references? A swan song is like a person's opus, and I think this summarizes this person's ultimate goal entirely. Poem
Poetry: Life - Rated: T - English - Poetry/Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 112 - Published: 7/19/2010 - Complete
The View
Heights are scary until you realize that they emphasize just how far you've come and who has helped you get there!
Poetry: Life - Rated: K+ - English - Poetry/Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 48 - Published: 7/19/2010 - Complete
Modern Art
I think that what will truly defeat terrorism is to adopt creativism; artistic peace through understanding and composition. Poem
Poetry: Life - Rated: K+ - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 189 - Published: 7/19/2010 - Complete
Ignorance In Wonderland
It seems that in areas that are known for 'religion' there are a great deal of people who don't want to be spiritual. Observational poem.
Poetry: Religion - Rated: K+ - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 40 - Published: 7/19/2010 - Complete
Christmas Hymn reviews
A thought about flip flopping the seasons for celebrating the saviour as they pertain to nature's interpretation of time!
Poetry: Religion - Rated: K - English - Poetry/Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 87 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 7/19/2010 - Complete
A Consequence of Forced Purity reviews
Ever wonder why the children of strict religious upbringing often end up really wild as young adults? Just an observation on that subject.
Poetry: Religion - Rated: K+ - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 73 - Reviews: 2 - Follows: 1 - Published: 7/19/2010 - Complete
Cheynnecock Rune
This particular writing prompt from the local writers' association told us to write a story using the idea that seven people went out in a boat to an island and only six returned. This was my story and leaves room for others to finish it mentally!
Fiction: Supernatural - Rated: K+ - English - Suspense/Supernatural - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,085 - Published: 7/19/2010 - Complete
Beautiful Instruments
A comparison of symphony to sensual.
Poetry: Love - Rated: M - English - Poetry/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 147 - Published: 7/8/2010 - Complete
The Desire of Nights
The stars and desire seem to be connected by purpose in my opinion. I loved sharing this one with the local writers.
Poetry: Love - Rated: T - English - Poetry/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 259 - Published: 7/8/2010 - Complete
The Scribe's Request
Written after reading both the Song of Solomon and India's Love Lyrics one rainy night in November.
Poetry: Love - Rated: T - English - Poetry/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 121 - Published: 7/8/2010 - Complete
The Adage
Age and famous children's books phrases in another angle.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K+ - English - Poetry/Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 162 - Published: 7/8/2010 - Complete
Magic Seal
A message of purpose involving one of the least discussed figures of Irish myth . . . the selchie.
Poetry: Fantasy - Rated: K+ - English - Poetry/Fantasy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 295 - Published: 7/7/2010 - Complete