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Joined 10-16-10, id: 748140, Profile Updated: 04-18-13
Author has written 58 stories for Young Adult, Life, Haiku, General, Nature, Friendship, Love, Religion, Family, Humor, Spiritual, Fantasy, Humor, and Horror.

This account is mostly just going to be for my poetry, although if I've got any short stories, I'll probably add those as well. My poems and stories are generally either macabre (in one way or another), or environmental. Or both. Generally, they don't follow a formula or rhyme. I figure it's common knowledge if you're in the poetry section that you know they don't have to rhyme or follow a specific formula in order to be poetry, but just in case someone was looking around and has little experience with my sort of poetry, there ya go. :p

I'm always happy to communicate with anyone who might want to be friends or just wants to talk about creative works or whatnot. So, if you want to IM me or e-mail me, go right ahead. :)

E-mail me: cynicwench @ aol . com

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Yahoo: vampsicola

Skype: inverted_raven

Twitter: sobagrapes

Facebook: facebook . com / mzmim

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Madman Across The Water by ucat42 reviews
For generations one family has been hauted by something...something that stalks. It sees and listens, it watches and follows. In the shadows it waits, to take you, to hurt you, to kill you. And if it doesn't kill you... then you will wish it did. Based on the SLENDERMAN myth...
Fiction: Horror - Rated: T - English - Supernatural/Horror - Chapters: 9 - Words: 32,096 - Reviews: 24 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 14 - Updated: 6/18/2013 - Published: 10/3/2012
Series Finale by ucat42 reviews
Lisa was a fan of a TV show that was coming to an end, with the final episode shown at a Horror Convention. But things are not as it seems... Written for a competition, the brief was to write a short story of 300 words or less and set in a horror convention.
Fiction: Horror - Rated: K - English - Horror/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 1 - Words: 354 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 2/18/2013
The Hunger by ucat42 reviews
Written for a competition, the brief was very specific : A horror story 300 words or under, set in a horror convention. This is one of the entries...
Fiction: Horror - Rated: K+ - English - Horror/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 1 - Words: 351 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 2/3/2013 - Complete
Convention of the Dead by ucat42 reviews
What happens when you attend a horror convention...but the gouls are not in costume? Written for a competition that asked for submission no longer than 300 words.
Fiction: Horror - Rated: K+ - English - Horror/Supernatural - Chapters: 1 - Words: 369 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 1/22/2013 - Complete
Through The Plasma by ucat42 reviews
I entered a writing competition for "Flash Fiction". The criteria was for the stories not to be over 300 words long, and to be set in a horror convention. I came first runner up with one of the stories. I wil be putting them all on here to share with you.
Fiction: Horror - Rated: K+ - English - Horror/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 348 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 1 - Published: 1/16/2013 - Complete
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The Reluctant Cupid
Tony has to wear a bizarre costume while Nora and Jared don't even bother to pretend to contain their amusement.
Fiction: Humor - Rated: K+ - English - Humor/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 450 - Published: 4/23/2013 - Complete
Allergic To Dignity?
Tony is totally not crying! This is a tear-free zone, man! Jared can stuff his assumptions where the sun don't shine.
Fiction: Humor - Rated: K+ - English - Humor/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 324 - Published: 4/20/2013 - Complete
Morning Jay
Why can't the weather match the mood of significant life events in real life the way that it does in movies?
Fiction: Young Adult - Rated: T - English - Tragedy/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 601 - Published: 4/19/2013 - Complete
Adventures in Dining reviews
Tony's trying really hard to get his friend Jared to pay attention to something other than stuffing his face.
Fiction: Humor - Rated: T - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 269 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 4/17/2013 - Complete
Nightmare Clinic
A man who is recovering from a motorcycle accident may be in a hospital that is more, or perhaps even less, than it seems.
Fiction: Horror - Rated: T - English - Horror/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,442 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 1 - Published: 9/11/2012 - Complete
Waiting for Home reviews
A homeless young man waits for home by a park fountain.
Fiction: Young Adult - Rated: T - English - Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,635 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 9/10/2012 - Complete
Children for Breakfast reviews
Hey, when you get hungry enough... ;)
Poetry: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Horror/Crime - Chapters: 1 - Words: 27 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 9/9/2012 - Complete
Baited Breath
What do you do when your new pet gets away and you can't catch him? Call for help and bait a trap, of course!
Poetry: Life - Rated: T - English - Horror/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 28 - Published: 9/8/2012 - Complete
Nighttime Gardening reviews
Sometimes the best way to cover up a crime is the simplest way.
Poetry: Life - Rated: T - English - Horror/Crime - Chapters: 1 - Words: 26 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 9/8/2012 - Complete
Neighbor for Dinner
A very unconventional way of having your neighbor for dinner...quite literally.
Poetry: Humor - Rated: T - English - Horror/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 30 - Published: 9/6/2012 - Complete
Liquid Mourning
Dark and ugly things can happen even in nice, tranquil settings full of beauty. When they do, Grim is there to pick up what's left behind.
Fiction: Young Adult - Rated: T - English - Horror/Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 50 - Published: 9/1/2012 - Complete
One Last Time reviews
Sometimes in the end all we want is a little reassurance.
Fiction: Young Adult - Rated: T - English - Angst/Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 30 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 5/6/2012 - Complete
Garden of Deathly Delight reviews
If you happen upon this garden, you may end up a decoration yourself.
Poetry: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Supernatural/Horror - Chapters: 1 - Words: 85 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 4/22/2012 - Complete
Fearsome Shade
Let it never be said that Grim doesn't feed his pets well.
Poetry: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Supernatural/Horror - Chapters: 1 - Words: 61 - Published: 4/22/2012 - Complete
Rooftop Rambling
Sometimes people mistake hallucinations for reality, and then shout from the rooftops their experience. If you are very religious, this will probably make you angry...so click at your own risk as you've been warned.
Poetry: Religion - Rated: K+ - English - Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 24 - Published: 2/21/2012 - Complete
Deadly Portrait reviews
Just my idea of what the Grim Reaper would actually look like. Not your traditional skeleton.
Poetry: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Supernatural/Horror - Chapters: 1 - Words: 31 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 2/20/2012 - Complete
The Dawning
If Man refuses to heed the warnings before him then he will surely die.
Poetry: Life - Rated: T - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 29 - Published: 2/20/2012 - Complete
Graveyard Dust reviews
Ever heard that old saying that when you shiver it means someone in the future has just walked across your grave? Yeah...I've heard it too.
Poetry: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Supernatural/Horror - Chapters: 1 - Words: 34 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 2/19/2012 - Complete
Grim's Marionettes reviews
Grim survey's a battlefield and admires his newest acquisitions.
Poetry: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Supernatural/Horror - Chapters: 1 - Words: 56 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 2/18/2012 - Complete
A Toast to the Dead
Grim holds a festival for the dead.
Poetry: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Supernatural/Horror - Chapters: 1 - Words: 63 - Published: 2/18/2012 - Complete
Grim's Messengers reviews
Grim has a contract with the ravens, but it doesn't last forever. Note: I have a different interpretation of what the Grim Reaper looks like that isn't at all mainstream.
Poetry: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Supernatural/Horror - Chapters: 1 - Words: 61 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 2/13/2012 - Complete
Red Rivers
Very, very morbid poem which most will find creepy in all likelihood despite the shortness of it. I put this under the life category because death is part of life and there was nowhere else to put it.
Poetry: Life - Rated: M - English - Horror/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 39 - Published: 1/4/2012 - Complete
Valley of Opposites reviews
A poem about equality and how different or opposite isn't necessarily wrong, bad, or evil. Inspired by a single line in a Poe poem called The City in the Sea.
Poetry: Fantasy - Rated: K+ - English - Fantasy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 98 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 12/24/2011 - Complete
Haunted Hall reviews
Sometimes the hall of your memories can be dark and frightening.
Fiction: Young Adult - Rated: T - English - Angst/Horror - Chapters: 2 - Words: 182 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Updated: 5/17/2011 - Published: 4/16/2011
Left Behind
Sometimes, no matter what you do, you can't escape the fact that you've been left behind.
Poetry: Life - Rated: T - English - Angst/Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 94 - Published: 4/4/2011 - Complete
Devout Sinner reviews
Barabbas reflects on his life and the changes that have occurred within him one year and one month after Jesus died on the cross in his place.
Fiction: Spiritual - Rated: T - English - Drama/Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 811 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 2/26/2011 - Complete
Of Course They're Real reviews
Ceres makes some figurines out of questionable materials and Gentry is appalled.
Fiction: Humor - Rated: T - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 427 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 2/6/2011 - Complete
Sly's Day Off
Sly feels as if he's wasting his day off doing this favor for Nora, but then decides to have 'fun' with his task.
Fiction: Humor - Rated: T - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 543 - Published: 2/5/2011 - Complete
Nostalgic Prison
Sometimes, after our loved ones are gone, there are places we can never go again, things we can never see again, without immense pain. It isn't the bad memories that haunt us after a loved one leaves us, its the happy ones.
Poetry: Family - Rated: T - English - Angst/Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 65 - Published: 12/24/2010 - Complete
Haunted Mourning
Sometimes, even after the ceremony and traditions have been ended, we still cannot bring ourselves to let go of those we love.
Poetry: Love - Rated: K+ - English - Tragedy/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 45 - Published: 12/24/2010 - Complete
December Rose reviews
Sometimes life is cut short, before it even has time to bloom. And sometimes, there is never any good reason why.
Poetry: Life - Rated: T - English - Tragedy/Mystery - Chapters: 1 - Words: 60 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 12/23/2010 - Complete
Bearer of the Light reviews
Even in death, sometimes the playful and protective light of our loved ones can shine through to remind us we are not alone.
Poetry: Family - Rated: T - English - Family/Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 124 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 12/22/2010 - Complete
Twisted Progress reviews
The very nature of progress demands death. Death of someone, death of something. But, we must stop to remember sometimes that all life is there for a reason, and death is never without consequence. Especially in excess.
Poetry: Nature - Rated: T - English - Mystery/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 79 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 12/22/2010 - Complete
Dearly Departed Song for the Brokenhearted
A sad poem about what its like to lose someone and then be surrounded by images of them too vivid to let your wounded heart heal.
Poetry: Family - Rated: T - English - Angst/Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 121 - Published: 12/21/2010 - Complete
Five Petals reviews
Playing the game Loves Me, Loves Me Not can be fun, but sometimes it puts things in perspective when what you get from the flower is in reality not what you can ever have.
Poetry: Love - Rated: K+ - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 88 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 11/16/2010 - Complete
Familiar reviews
Inspired by my own little dog, Hunni. About how even animals can be waiting for you in the hereafter.
Poetry: Friendship - Rated: K - English - Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 51 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 11/16/2010 - Complete
Forbidden Taste
A taste of forbidden love between two people whom society and circumstance say should never have fallen in love.
Poetry: Love - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 69 - Published: 11/16/2010 - Complete
Lady of the Glen reviews
About how people often times refuse to see what is right under their noses, or take responsibility for their own actions or inactions. Especially when the environment is concerned.
Poetry: Nature - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 108 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 11/16/2010 - Complete
Religious Right reviews
A look into how the Religious Right's attitude is these days, as I see it.
Poetry: Religion - Rated: T - English - Crime/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 106 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 11/8/2010 - Complete
Seasonal Beauty reviews
A look at the changing of the seasons.
Poetry: Nature - Rated: K+ - English - Spiritual/Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 70 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 11/8/2010 - Complete
Custom Made Hell
Sometimes when we are in an abusive relationship, our fear keeps us as captive as if it were real iron bars.
Poetry: Love - Rated: T - English - Angst/Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 97 - Published: 10/19/2010 - Complete
The Snow Queen
The Snow Queen waits for a love she knows will never come.
Poetry: Love - Rated: T - English - Angst/Fantasy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 150 - Favs: 1 - Published: 10/19/2010 - Complete
Woman in the Tree
A broken heart can sometimes make one feel as if there is only one recourse left.
Poetry: Love - Rated: T - English - Angst/Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 81 - Published: 10/19/2010 - Complete
Haphazard Mourning
Sometimes, when you have too many feelings welling up inside of you, you just have to let it out. Even if that means destroying the things around you.
Poetry: Friendship - Rated: T - English - Angst/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 121 - Published: 10/18/2010 - Complete
Sublime Decay
My thoughts in poem-form on the Gulf oil spill and the role of humans within it, as well as a broader description of how I feel about the way people treat Nature in general.
Poetry: Nature - Rated: T - English - Spiritual/Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 97 - Published: 10/18/2010 - Complete
Tiny Blessings
This was written for a Christian woman in my neighborhood who lost a pet whom she loved as much as a child.
Poetry: Love - Rated: T - English - Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 152 - Published: 10/18/2010 - Complete
Nature Forsaken
Humans do our best to take what we need from Earth and then forsake Her, as if She isn't the most important thing we've been given, denying that She needs our help.
Poetry: Nature - Rated: T - English - Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 102 - Published: 10/18/2010 - Complete
The Quiet Reaping
Humans have always gotten their sustenance from Nature. However, in modern times, humans have taken Nature for granted. One day, we will have to reap what we've sown.
Poetry: Nature - Rated: T - English - Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 122 - Published: 10/18/2010 - Complete
The Moor & The Golden Thread reviews
The golden thread of trust can be stronger than steel itself. But, at the same time, it can be lost in a mire of distrust and betrayal, and it doesn't take long to rot the golden thread in that muck.
Poetry: Friendship - Rated: T - English - Angst/Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 114 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 10/18/2010 - Complete
Recollection Avenue reviews
You've heard of Memory Lane? This is Recollection Avenue.
Poetry: Life - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 93 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 10/18/2010 - Complete
Happiness A Mirage
For many, happiness is abundant or sporadic, but it's there. However, there are also many who feel that happiness is always elusive. A mirage, if you will.
Poetry: Life - Rated: T - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 68 - Published: 10/18/2010 - Complete
Beauteous Decadence
The cycle of life, especially the bit about aging and dying, scares and frightens people. Unless, of course, it's the very earth going through these changes. Then it's beautiful, instead.
Poetry: Nature - Rated: T - English - Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 77 - Published: 10/18/2010 - Complete
Lonely Heart reviews
The heart really can die if broken.
Poetry: General - Rated: T - English - Angst/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 91 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 10/18/2010 - Complete
Last Breath reviews
Someone taking their last breath of life, and submitting to death as all things eventually do.
Poetry: Haiku - Rated: T - English - Tragedy/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 14 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 10/18/2010 - Complete
Shadowland
A look at life through the eyes of someone who has lost all hope.
Poetry: Life - Rated: T - English - Angst/Supernatural - Chapters: 1 - Words: 200 - Favs: 1 - Published: 10/18/2010 - Complete
The Dragon
A look at the way humans destroy whatever they want, whatever they're afraid of, and in doing so destroy themselves.
Fiction: Young Adult - Rated: T - English - Fantasy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 407 - Published: 10/18/2010 - Complete
The Forest reviews
An ironic look at global warming and the consequences of looking to religion for a safety net.
Fiction: Young Adult - Rated: T - English - Fantasy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 169 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 10/18/2010 - Complete
Last Moments reviews
In the point of view of a young man who has just had a serious car accident. These are his thoughts as he lies there on the pavement, listening to and seeing what is going on around him and realizing what has happened to him.
Fiction: Young Adult - Rated: T - English - Angst/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 532 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 10/18/2010 - Complete
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