DestyPanthera
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Joined 09-08-10, id: 743267, Profile Updated: 02-01-11
Author has written 24 stories for General, Romance, Life, Haiku, Fantasy, Horror, Humor, School, Nature, and Humor.

My OCs:

Rea (cat)

Atrieva (cat)

Kaara (unicorn)

Jart (unicorn)

Arra (leopard)

Darr (leopard)

Shadar (leopard)

Darkaan (leopard)

Marigold (wolf spider)

Valorn (wolf spider)

Destara Panthera (leopard; my own personal fursona)

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The Flying Lady by Helgmelia reviews
All discontented people wish to fly away. Here's one who nearly does. Based upon the painting "A Bar at the Folies-Bergere" by Edouard Manet.
Fiction: General - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 625 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 2/27/2005
When I was an Indian Princess by Helgmelia reviews
My father was dressed as a vaudville magician, and I ran about shouting in a tatty black Halloween wig. Reflections upon my politically-incorrect childhood.
Fiction: General - Rated: K+ - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 569 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 2/26/2005
To the Surprise by Helgmelia reviews
After two months living in a new town, I've finally found a place where I feel at home: onboard the re-created ship that became the HMS Surprise in
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 101 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Published: 12/13/2004
Self Portrait as an Insomniac by Helgmelia reviews
Ah, five a.m. and writing!
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 40 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 12/12/2004
Morbid Fate by trashCAN reviews
Poetry: Nature - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 39 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 1 - Published: 12/5/2004
To a Ghost by trashCAN reviews
Poetry: Friendship - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 64 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 12/5/2004
Altoids by Helgmelia reviews
Oh, lonliness and Altoids are a dangerous mix!
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 77 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Published: 9/1/2004
A Toast to My Generation by Helgmelia reviews
Right now I'm a little frustrated with my generation as a whole. This may be the only "angsty" poem you ever get out of me.
Poetry: General - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 117 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 3 - Published: 8/24/2004
The Red Lantern by Helgmelia reviews
A woman recounts a life-altering sea voyage. It's sort of Joseph Conrad meets Amy Tan in style and tone. Be forewarned, it does address rape, but in a fairly non-graphic way.
Fiction: General - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,423 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 8/21/2004
Words That Rhyme With Duck by Helgmelia reviews
It's exactly what the title says it is.
Poetry: Humor - Rated: K+ - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 34 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 4 - Published: 8/21/2004
Loom by Helgmelia reviews
Weaving as an allegory. Partially inspired by Edna St. Vincent Millay's "The Ballad of the Harp Weaver."
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 63 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 2 - Published: 8/20/2004
Summer Vision by Helgmelia reviews
I wrote this with a Magnetic Poetry kit when I was fourteen, so it's gotta be good... right?
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 14 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 1 - Published: 8/18/2004
Composed Upon the Sky's Edge by Helgmelia reviews
You should have seen the mountains that day... and the sky...
Poetry: Nature - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 52 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 8/16/2004
Wild Honey by Helgmelia reviews
Four lines contemplating the nature of words.
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 35 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 3 - Published: 8/16/2004
High Shelf by Helgmelia reviews
Maybe it's about pleading for inspiration from an aloof muse, or maybe I just couldn't reach a jar of pickled yams on a really high shelf. You'll have to read on to find out which it is.
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 52 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 8/10/2004
Dagger by Helgmelia reviews
It sounds angsty... but is it?
Poetry: General - Rated: K+ - English - Parody/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 193 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 5 - Published: 8/7/2004
Aeroplanes by Helgmelia reviews
A free verse poem that sprang from my odd little brain after a visit to the Air and Space Museum in DC. Either it's funny or I'm really tired - can't tell which.
Poetry: Humor - Rated: K - English - Humor/Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 27 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 2 - Published: 8/7/2004
Poem for an Abandoned Sculpture by Helgmelia reviews
I left a much-loved sculpture on the steps of Brunelleschi's Foundling Hospital in Florence, Italy. This poem was attatched to it.
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 346 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 1 - Published: 8/5/2004
Song of a WouldBe Sailor by Helgmelia reviews
I have lived inland too long.
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 37 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 8/5/2004
A Snarky Little Poem by Helgmelia reviews
As the title implies, it is a snarky little poem. My muse: boredom. My creative language: flippancy. The result: sheer genius, and by "sheer genius" I mean "total crap".
Poetry: Humor - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 107 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Published: 4/9/2004
Streetlights by Helgmelia reviews
The smallest differences can seem monumental when one is away from home.
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 69 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 2/5/2004
Church Bells in Florence by Helgmelia reviews
My apartment is situated across the street from the Florence cathedral. When the bells began to ring one morning, I began to write. When the bells stopped, I stopped.
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 53 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 2 - Published: 2/4/2004
Flying Over Manhattan at 4 am by Helgmelia reviews
This is one of my shortest poems, but also, I think, one of the most effective.
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 34 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 2/2/2004
Snake by Helgmelia reviews
Just a silly little poem about a snake.
Poetry: Humor - Rated: K - English - Poetry/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 37 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 1 - Published: 1/29/2004
Drawing a Blank by Helgmelia reviews
We should remember the names of those who die. This is one time when I couldn't.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K+ - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 85 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 1 - Published: 1/28/2004
The Night Lit by the City by Helgmelia reviews
A short poem composed while driving home from the rural countryside.
Poetry: Nature - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 38 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 2 - Published: 1/19/2004
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Thank You For The Insult reviews
Inspired by internet trolls who seem to have nothing better to do than cause trouble... and yet they amuse us so much.
Poetry: Humor - Rated: K+ - English - Poetry/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 76 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 2/8/2011 - Complete
An Ode To Spiders
A tribute to a species that has touched me in a great, profound manner: spiders. Put under "spiritual" because, to me, this IS a spiritual poem, just from the way spiders have impacted me.
Poetry: Nature - Rated: K+ - English - Poetry/Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 140 - Published: 2/5/2011 - Complete
Reflections on HTML
My "poems" are usually just ramblings shoved into verse form, so I wanted to write a poem that actually had some form of *gasp* structure. The target subject? My beloved HTML, the web of nonsense behind our beautiful internet!
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 77 - Published: 2/4/2011 - Complete
Arrogance
Um, yeah... written out of frustration one day...
Poetry: Haiku - Rated: K - English - Poetry/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 18 - Published: 2/2/2011 - Complete
Anger and Pity reviews
I forget why I wrote this poem exactly, but I guess it speaks for itself.
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 40 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 2/2/2011 - Complete
I Don't Know What To Do!
Doncha hate that feeling? XD
Poetry: Haiku - Rated: K - English - Humor/Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 17 - Published: 2/2/2011 - Complete
Cigarette Breath reviews
Sometimes one gets tired of having to smell cigarette smoke everywhere one goes... XP
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 72 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 2/2/2011 - Complete
Gothic Child
I call myself a goth, but I guess I'm not what you would expect a goth to be... ha ha
Poetry: Life - Rated: K+ - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 171 - Published: 2/2/2011 - Complete
Art reviews
I'm not a big fan of art that involves absolutely NO creativity and yet is hailed as great art. Seriously.
Poetry: Haiku - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 15 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 2/2/2011 - Complete
Homework reviews
Attempt at a limerick. We hate homework but we don't want to grow up, either. LOL.
Poetry: School - Rated: K - English - Humor/Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 30 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 2/2/2011 - Complete
The Keyboard With The Missing Key
Once upon a time there was a keyboard with a missing key. Then there was this haiku.
Poetry: Haiku - Rated: K - English - Humor/Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 16 - Published: 2/2/2011 - Complete
Mary Celeste
We may never know what happened aboard the Mary Celeste... Not very good haiku randomly whipped up one day.
Poetry: Haiku - Rated: K - English - Suspense/Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 13 - Published: 2/2/2011 - Complete
Math reviews
Wrote this a handful of years ago when I had to put up with an irritating math teacher...
Poetry: School - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 85 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 2/2/2011 - Complete
Emily
A young child is haunted by horrible specters urging her to murder. This is one of those stories of mine where I love the premise but hate how I wrote it, ugh. Complete for now but I will happily revise if critiqued. :-
Fiction: Horror - Rated: T - English - Horror - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,448 - Published: 2/2/2011 - Complete
My Poems
My poems can be just so lame... I'm definitely no Tuomas Holopainen genious songwriter for Finish band Nightwish that I adore... sorry, VERY unprofessional haiku
Poetry: Haiku - Rated: K - English - Humor/Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 12 - Published: 2/2/2011 - Complete
The Night Mare reviews
...what? No section for Horror Poetry? Oh well. Here's another poem I wrote awhile ago that I adore.
Poetry: General - Rated: T - English - Horror/Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 231 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 2/1/2011 - Complete
Pink Dress reviews
The first sentence was a prompt from an eleventh-grade creative writing class, and the rest wrote itself. I love this short story so much.
Fiction: Humor - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 573 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 2/1/2011 - Complete
Vampires reviews
I have no idea what this is... just a random blurb about vampires...
Fiction: Horror - Rated: K+ - English - Horror/Supernatural - Chapters: 1 - Words: 163 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 2/1/2011 - Complete
The Village Girl With The Melted Face reviews
Narrative Poem. A disfigured and disabled girl is banished from her village only to receive a great gift. A very old and rather bad poem but I still kind of like it.
Poetry: Fantasy - Rated: K - English - Fantasy/Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 305 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 2/1/2011 - Complete
WACOM Tablet
A tale of romance between myself and my beautiful WACOM drawing tablet... siiiiiiigh
Poetry: Haiku - Rated: K - English - Humor/Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 12 - Published: 2/1/2011 - Complete
Amber Waves of BEER!
Um... don't leave me alone with patriotic songs for more than five seconds. XD
Poetry: Haiku - Rated: K - English - Humor/Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 15 - Published: 2/1/2011 - Complete
Boredom
Yay for boredom and scribbling on eco-friendly paper. XD
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Humor/Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 55 - Published: 2/1/2011 - Complete
Von Hier Bis Unendlich
An anthropomorphic cat story. Rea risks her life to save her beloved mate.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: K+ - English - Tragedy/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 480 - Favs: 1 - Published: 2/1/2011 - Complete
Withered Flower
A metaphor for the superficiality of something that should be beautiful: human sexuality.
Poetry: General - Rated: K+ - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 74 - Published: 2/1/2011 - Complete
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