Silena River
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Joined 09-10-11, id: 798702, Profile Updated: 02-11-16
Author has written 45 stories for Fantasy, Action, Sci-Fi, Life, General, Humor, Humor, General, Romance, Biography, Friendship, Nature, and Fantasy.

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 by day and an overworked AP student by night. Is that all?

Short stories have become my new favorite medium, and I've recently begun to dabble in poetry. Read them if you'd like, and send a review my way. Any constructive criticism would be wonderful.

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

P.S. If you like poetry, check out my good friend Rosie McDonald; her stuff will knock your footwear of choice clean off. And if you're looking for an honest expression of emotion in beautiful prose (not that we all don't arrive to put forth such work), give my good friend Lyn of Conquest a read.

And of course, thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day.

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A Day by Rosie McDonald reviews
Rain: A dreary day, rain falls from a dark sky... Sunlight: A sunny day, light winds blow the leaves and flowers gently... Overcast: An overcast, autumn day, the dying leaves of trees falling into hibernation rustle and fall to the ground... Wind: A cool, sunny day with winds that could demolish a tree or at least pick off a few of its branches...
Fiction: General - Rated: K - English - Hurt/Comfort/Friendship - Chapters: 4 - Words: 5,905 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 5/14 - Published: 3/27/2015
How do we make it better by Rosie McDonald
I wonder at this.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K+ - English - Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 41 - Favs: 3 - Published: 3/22
When our hands grasp by Rosie McDonald
The fear I had after I made that mistake again.
Poetry: Love - Rated: K+ - English - Hurt/Comfort/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 61 - Favs: 3 - Published: 3/22 - Complete
Exhausted by Rosie McDonald
When I finally sleep well, I get tired for some reason.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 35 - Favs: 1 - Published: 3/22 - Complete
Sleepless I have been by Rosie McDonald
My overactive mind likes to give me sleepless nights.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 44 - Favs: 1 - Published: 3/22 - Complete
Brisk Wet Wind by Rosie McDonald
As a leaf finds its way to the ground.
Poetry: Nature - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 43 - Favs: 2 - Published: 3/22 - Complete
Hoping for Death by Rosie McDonald
A poem about those who long to die.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K+ - English - Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 32 - Favs: 1 - Published: 3/22 - Complete
Poison Ivy Vines by Rosie McDonald
Letting go of the pain.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K+ - English - Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 46 - Favs: 2 - Published: 3/22 - Complete
I toss words across an expanse by Rosie McDonald
A poem about pain and facades created with words.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K+ - English - Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 75 - Favs: 3 - Published: 3/22
Friends by Tay Bartlett reviews
Friendship
Poetry: Friendship - Rated: T - English - Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 112 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 3 - Published: 2/12 - Complete
The End of It by Rosie McDonald reviews
In response to... the end of it.
Poetry: Friendship - Rated: K - English - Hurt/Comfort/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 64 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 2 - Published: 1/7 - Complete
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: 14 - Words: 26,411 - Reviews: 25 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 10 - Updated: 11/17/2015 - 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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Musicality
Dissonance - Sharp - Crescendo
Poetry: Life - Rated: K+ - English - Poetry/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 104 - Favs: 2 - Published: 7/14 - Complete
Inverted Sky
Here's my attempt at writing in the style of F. Scott Fitzgerald; my two documents of reference were "the Great Gatsby" and "Winter Dreams". Constructive criticism is welcome. Enjoy!
Fiction: General - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,433 - Favs: 2 - Published: 5/30 - Complete
Wind Over the Gorge
Written for a school project in the style of Hemingway's "Hills Like White Elephants." As close to his style as I could get (having only read one short story), that is.
Fiction: General - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 615 - Favs: 1 - Published: 5/23 - Complete
All the World's a Stage reviews
A peaceful reflection on a midspring night.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 102 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 2 - Published: 5/4 - Complete
Dark Words reviews
In response to more than a month's worth of poetry that I read in 20 minutes.
Poetry: Friendship - Rated: K+ - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 172 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 4/19 - Complete
Torn reviews
This has been eating at me for a while, and I finally needed to put it into words: my dilemma and how the thought of choosing is tearing me apart.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K+ - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 274 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 3/29 - Complete
His Cold Dark Mind
The brainchild of an overactive imagination and a road trip through the deserts of California and Nevada. Some Night Vale may have been involved.
Poetry: Fantasy - Rated: K+ - English - Adventure - Chapters: 1 - Words: 190 - Favs: 1 - Published: 3/23 - Complete
Stay Afloat reviews
Sometimes I feel like I'm struggling just to stay afloat in the midst of these fickle-as-heck seas. Also, never blatantly ignore Inspiration; It doesn't like it when you do that, and It'll guilt-trip you to boot.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 80 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 3 - Published: 3/21
Refresh
We've had our break; I hope you're refreshed.
Poetry: Friendship - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 140 - Published: 3/11 - Complete
Failure
*silence*
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 53 - Published: 2/28 - Complete
Melancholy
I'm constantly amazed by the way teenagers act-and not in a good way. It's been a long couple of days.
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 111 - Favs: 1 - Published: 2/26 - Complete
Hide
I know I haven't always been the best friend, but I've recently been working to change that.
Poetry: Friendship - Rated: K - English - Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 66 - Favs: 1 - Published: 2/24 - Complete
Hero reviews
For the girl who thinks she just can't do it. (Written in 2015 and posted belatedly.)
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: K+ - English - Fantasy/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 7,315 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 2/11 - Complete
Evening
For my favorite time of day.
Poetry: Nature - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 78 - Favs: 2 - Published: 2/11 - Complete
Yet
Written on a late winter's eve.
Poetry: Nature - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 79 - Favs: 2 - Published: 2/11 - Complete
I get a feeling
A reaponse to a bit of poetry.
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 64 - Published: 2/11 - Complete
Connections in a Crazy World reviews
For a friend.
Poetry: Friendship - Rated: K - English - Friendship/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 4 - Words: 730 - Reviews: 2 - Updated: 1/10 - Published: 1/6 - Complete
Underestimated
Okay, so it's not my best, but this is a passive-aggressive response to the underestimation I was subject to by a friend in class today. I know they're wrong, but boy does writing do wonders for the p-a. T for mild language.
Poetry: General - Rated: T - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 90 - Favs: 2 - Published: 6/5/2015 - Complete
Zen
A response to a picture prompt in English. The third of three, completely unrelated in any way to the previous two.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: K+ - English - Fantasy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 468 - Favs: 1 - Published: 6/2/2015 - Complete
Strife
A short response to a picture prompt in English class.
Fiction: Action - Rated: K+ - English - Sci-Fi - Chapters: 1 - Words: 430 - Favs: 1 - Published: 6/2/2015 - Complete
A Theater at Rest
A response to a picture of an empty theater, written for English class.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: K+ - English - Fantasy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 338 - Favs: 3 - Published: 6/2/2015 - Complete
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: 3/25/2015 - 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: 2/8/2015 - 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: 1/25/2015 - 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: 1/2/2015 - 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: 2 - 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