Silena River
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Joined 09-10-11, id: 798702, Profile Updated: 09-18-14
Author has written 24 stories for Fantasy, Action, Sci-Fi, Life, General, Humor, Humor, General, Romance, and Biography.

How do I begin to avoid sounding like an idiot? Let's start with hello.

Hi, I'm River, and I go to a high school in Southern California (the land of sun...and nothing but sun). I'm a theater kid (I've played King Sextimus in "Once Upon a Mattress", and Child 1 in "I Never Saw Another Butterfly"), but I'm also an overworked honors/AP student who wishes she could just get some sleep. I have a habit of playing the bass guitar on the church worship team and have an ear for rock music (Skillet all the way). SuperWhoMerPotterLock has taken over my life and holds me as a willing hostage. Is that all?

Recently I've fallen into writing short passages according to my emotions at the time. Dangerous, I know, but hey, it gets something out there. Read them if you'd like, and send a review my way. Any constructive criticism would be welcomed.

Oh, just a word of advice: disregard all stories before the first of November, 2013. Read them if you'd like, but keep in mind that the things before that date are old. We all know how terrible we were in the beginning--and how fervently we try to bury those older things under better works.

If you wish to learn more about me, fangirl in companionship, or just chat, feel free to send a PM my way. I'm always here to help.

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Glow by Brynn of Stone reviews
A group of kids going to an artistic boarding school form a band that takes the entire school by storm. Rated T for some language.
Fiction: Young Adult - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Friendship - Chapters: 8 - Words: 16,066 - Reviews: 16 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 9 - Updated: 12/11/2014 - Published: 12/2/2013
All Those Words by Rosie McDonald reviews
A poem about how I find my self using words, from third person.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 76 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 2 - Published: 9/16/2014 - Complete
Me, Me, Me by Rosie McDonald reviews
A poem about my regret in not thinking about my mom...before it was too late.
Poetry: Family - Rated: K - English - Hurt/Comfort/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 86 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 9/11/2014 - Complete
Trusting the Lord by Rosie McDonald reviews
A poem about trusting the Lord.
Poetry: Religion - Rated: K - English - Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 119 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Published: 9/11/2014 - Complete
Lifting me out by Rosie McDonald reviews
A poem about how God has lifted me from depression.
Poetry: Religion - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 155 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 3 - Published: 9/11/2014 - Complete
Death by Rosie McDonald reviews
A poem about death.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 248 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 2 - Published: 5/28/2014 - Complete
I built a box by Rosie McDonald reviews
A poem about well...building a box, sorta.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 193 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 2 - Published: 4/26/2014 - Complete
The Adventures of Captain Albert by Hemel reviews
A boy with no love for our world has his passions ignite when he winds up in another.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,981 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 2 - Published: 4/1/2014
One Of Us by Vicenzo reviews
Ramblings of the world seen through the eyes of one abnormal in a world filled deaf and blind clones
Poetry: Life - Rated: K+ - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 283 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 2/10/2014 - Complete
Zuria's Poems by Zuria Maylin reviews
I don't write poetry much, so this is like a vent when I can't write anything good.
Poetry: General - Rated: K+ - English - Poetry/Tragedy - Chapters: 12 - Words: 2,698 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 2 - Updated: 5/24/2012 - Published: 12/9/2011
Review for Title by Zuria Maylin reviews
I have no title for this one-it's YOUR job! Five new students come to Yerab, meet, go separate ways, and rejoin years later, with difficult consequences for some others.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Tragedy - Chapters: 3 - Words: 2,051 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 2/1/2012 - Published: 12/9/2011
Dead in Midair by Zuria Maylin reviews
Annika suffers from a rare disease. This sets her apart-her and another girl with the same disease. But when things start going wrong, Annika has to come to terms with her own essence.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi/Horror - Chapters: 2 - Words: 1,212 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 1 - Updated: 1/12/2012 - Published: 12/1/2011
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Towers reviews
Eagles: For the boy who feels stranded up in his tower. Twins: For the girl held prisoner. Prisoner: For the boy who feels oppressed. Fortuitous: For the man down on his luck. Respite: For the girl who craves peace. (Stories are not necessarily in chronological order.)
Fiction: General - Rated: K+ - English - Fantasy/Adventure - Chapters: 5 - Words: 11,039 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 3/25 - Published: 4/14/2014
A Collection of Attempts at Poetry reviews
I tend to jot my ideas down in a format that resembles a jumble of sort-of poems, all enclosed in a little notebook of the size that can fit comfortably in my pocket. Welcome to the domain of my inner thoughts.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 29 - Words: 1,479 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 2/8 - Published: 2/13/2014
Who's to Say? reviews
A response to the events of this morning.
Fiction: Biography - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 266 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 1/25 - Complete
Kiel's Peril reviews
A year and a half late, I present to you Kiel's Peril, the (short) story of a young girl named Anele who must combat the deceptive sorcerer Farlic and uncover the mysteries of the stone brought home by her father one evening during harvest time. This is for you, Elena.
Fiction: Action - Rated: K+ - English - Adventure/Fantasy - Chapters: 2 - Words: 5,122 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 1/2 - Published: 9/21/2013 - Complete
Mistletoe reviews
Romance isn't really my genre, but here's a little something prompted by a high-schooler selling mistletoe on my church campus this morning.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: K+ - English - Friendship/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 727 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 1 - Published: 12/21/2014
As it Goes reviews
Written for a 10-minute play contest, but I couldn't let the uncut version go without being read. Cyna Mark is a girl suffering from schizophrenia. Nothing she sees can be trusted, and nothing she trusts can be seen.
Fiction: Action - Rated: T - English - Adventure - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,799 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 11/27/2014 - Complete
Empathy
A peace offering for a friend whose emotions I cannot fully comprehend.
Fiction: General - Rated: K+ - English - Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 486 - Favs: 1 - Published: 10/26/2014 - Complete
Dreams
An idea I've had for a while, written a little like a script (but not really). Dreams, man. (Rated T for an itsy-bitsy bit of language.)
Fiction: General - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 910 - Favs: 1 - Published: 10/11/2014 - Complete
You Find Yourself reviews
So I've felt pretty taken advantage of lately. Whoopee (thanks, American Public High School System). Anyways, instead of exploding at people, I wrote a sort-of poem. Enjoy.
Poetry: General - Rated: K+ - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 152 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 9/18/2014 - Complete
Deductions
I took a look at my favorite hat and this is what I came up with. I'm kind of disappointed in my deduction skills, but here you go.
Fiction: General - Rated: K+ - English - Mystery - Chapters: 1 - Words: 130 - Published: 9/15/2014 - Complete
Future? Nah reviews
Conversations with people spark ideas for things, believe it or not. This sprouted from a conversation about fear and the ways people cope. Mainly me. Or do I? Just read and find out.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 113 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 9/15/2014 - Complete
Dear Uncle
Written for my uncle. Enough said. Rated (sort of) T for his predicament.
Fiction: General - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 417 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 2 - Published: 8/30/2014 - Complete
Death Is Like This reviews
I picture this happening in the Old West, and the narrator is a sarcastic cowboy. If you can't tell, I had a fair bit of fun with this. T for mild language.
Fiction: Humor - Rated: T - English - Humor/Western - Chapters: 1 - Words: 317 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 3 - Published: 7/9/2014 - Complete
Something Important reviews
Going to do that thing you've always wanted to do? Think again.
Fiction: Humor - Rated: K+ - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 405 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 1 - Published: 7/9/2014 - Complete
Rocks
I got an idea on a lazy day. Overwhelmed with America and the fact that most of us can't live without our cellphones, I decided to write something along the lines of "Wow, technology is great and all, but what is it doing to our minds?" Sure, there are loads of cautionary tales out there, and this will be just a whisper in the amassed screams of the human race. Whatever.
Fiction: General - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 360 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 1 - Published: 7/4/2014 - Complete
Mishapocalypse reviews
The FictionPress Mishapocalypse has begun. Prepare yourself. Rated M for Misha.
Poetry: Humor - Rated: M - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 13 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 7/3/2014 - Complete
Clarisse's Escape
An alternate ending to Clarisse's (from Ray Bradbury's "Fahrenheit 451") story. I couldn't live with the knowledge that her ending was left open-ended, so I created for myself a plausible explanation of what happened to her.
Fiction: General - Rated: K+ - English - Sci-Fi/Adventure - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,044 - Favs: 1 - Updated: 5/30/2014 - Published: 5/23/2014 - Complete
George's Monologue reviews
An idea I got when reading the end of "Of Mice and Men." Needless to say, there are spoilers, as this is a fanfiction-y sort of thing. T because of mild language. General because I never know what genres to stick these short stories in.
Fiction: General - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 363 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 5/23/2014 - Complete
A Prayer reviews
So I was feeling dejected-what's new?-and wrote something. But as an optimist, I couldn't help but end it on a hopeful sort of note.
Fiction: General - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 143 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Published: 3/30/2014 - Complete
Carlos reviews
Another short story, for someone who will never read it. Their name has been changed because of reasons.
Fiction: General - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 448 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Published: 3/27/2014 - Complete
Facial Hair
For someone who will never read it.
Fiction: General - Rated: K+ - English - Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 240 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Published: 3/24/2014 - Complete
Will to Live reviews
Just a little thing I felt like writing while at school. Enjoy.
Fiction: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 393 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 2 - Published: 2/26/2014 - Complete
Code Epsilon reviews
This is my rough draft from NaNoWriMo 2013, fresh from my head and not tampered with. Oh, joy. Isys Wilde is a "normal" girl who attends high school in a small town, but everything changed when the Fire Nation attacked. Kidding. Through a sudden turn of events Isys is thrown into a world unfamiliar to her-a world she could previously only dream of.
Fiction: Sci-Fi - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi/Adventure - Chapters: 76 - Words: 51,007 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 12/25/2013 - Published: 12/1/2013
The Bear's Apprentice reviews
Nanuk, Thoran, Hemet, and Alek are trekking across the world, trying to track down the killers of Alek's father, but encounter a bigger threat instead...
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: K+ - English - Adventure/Fantasy - Chapters: 29 - Words: 7,232 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Published: 9/16/2011 - Complete