Joseph Kiley
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Joined 12-24-11, id: 816860, Profile Updated: 04-03-12
Author has written 29 stories for Western, Nature, General, Horror, Humor, General, Mythology, Life, Mystery, Love, and Friendship.
Hello, my name is Joseph Kiley. I'm known as Noctoural88 on most websites (for the love of god don't google it), but I'll just go by my real name here. I love to write as a hobby and cathartic activity, but don't take myself too seriously as a writer. I can come off as jaded and/or cynical, but trust me I am.
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Color Wheel
A brief poem about how sometimes it's better to prevent yourself from getting attached to people who have a fickle sense of companionship.
Poetry: Friendship - Rated: K - English - Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 34 - Published: 10/21/2013 - Complete
Choppy Waters
A poem I wrote about the need to let go of romantic feelings in order to maintain a friendship.
Poetry: Friendship - Rated: K - English - Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 72 - Published: 1/23/2013 - Complete
The Depths
A poem I wrote at about 2AM when I was in a very unusual mentality.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 95 - Favs: 1 - Published: 1/12/2013 - Complete
Purgatory
A somewhat lengthy narrative poem, highlighting a sticky romantic situation.
Poetry: Love - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 513 - Published: 1/7/2013 - Complete
Charred Craters
Who will give this man lumber? Contains a somewhat immature pun at the end.
Poetry: Love - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 51 - Published: 12/15/2012 - Complete
Spare Me The Disillusionment
A poem about waiting for the right time to tell someone how you feel.
Poetry: Love - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 91 - Published: 11/25/2012 - Complete
Wave Goodbye
An allegory, as usual.
Fiction: General - Rated: K+ - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,246 - Published: 10/17/2012 - Complete
Esperanza
The allegorical story of the adventures of a confused girl. Take what you want from it, a lot went into it.
Fiction: General - Rated: K+ - English - Adventure/Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,401 - Published: 10/8/2012 - Complete
Communication Error
A rather short poem that attests to language's inability to adequately express all emotion. Especially concise language.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 51 - Published: 9/12/2012 - Complete
My Biggest Fan
How fast does time have to pass before a clock becomes a fan?
Poetry: Life - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 119 - Published: 9/11/2012 - Complete
Catch of The Day
A sort-of-sonnet that I wrote, sort of playing with the visualization of a heart symbol.
Poetry: Love - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 96 - Published: 9/7/2012 - Complete
Mary Had a Little Lamprey
A fairly simple poem about everyone's favorite sheep herder/parasite host. It's rather easy to draw meaning from, I had at least three different messages in mind when writing.
Poetry: Life - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 152 - Published: 8/29/2012 - Complete
I am Id
A poem I wrote about the primal urges of humans. Not to be taken incredibly seriously, just a fun piece for me.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 113 - Published: 8/29/2012 - Complete
Fault reviews
A new take on the old "glass ceiling" metaphor, this time with a balloon.
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 121 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 2 - Published: 8/21/2012 - Complete
Red White and Yellow reviews
Just a really quick poem that I wrote using an age old metaphor but in an inconspicuous way. It probably doesn't belong on here, but maybe somebody can get something from it.
Poetry: Love - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 53 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 8/1/2012 - Complete
Pipe Nightmares reviews
Yes, the title is a bit cliche. Basically the perfect description of how I feel with women.
Poetry: Love - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 241 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 7/29/2012
String of Charity reviews
A poem I wrote about... well... figure it out. Essentially "Phantom Appendage pt. 2"
Poetry: Life - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 75 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 7/25/2012 - Complete
Closure
My second attempt at surrealism. Meant to express the feeling that I won't accomplish something love related see: "Not My Flower" that I really want to by the end of senior year.
Fiction: General - Rated: T - English - Suspense - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,334 - Published: 5/28/2012 - Complete
Phantom Appendage reviews
A poem about the transition between objects of affection. Fickle me.
Poetry: Love - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 127 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 5/24/2012
Food For The Surf reviews
A short story that I wrote about a boy who is beginning to doubt the return of his guardian. The frequent changes in time and flashbacks are meant to add to his feeling of mental distress. The main theme is disillusionment.
Fiction: Mystery - Rated: K+ - English - Mystery/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,122 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 5/14/2012 - Complete
Perturbed Stoic
A short poem that I wrote instead of studying for a physics test.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K+ - English - Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 51 - Published: 4/27/2012 - Complete
The Wrong Swing reviews
My first attempt at surrealism. A metaphorical story about the pressures of college and unmet expectations.
Fiction: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 590 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Published: 4/9/2012 - Complete
Serpentine Manifest reviews
A mythology for the fiction land of my creation Ragnaria written in poetic verse with explanations between stanzas. Wasn't sure whether to put this on poetry or mythology, so I went with the latter. Anyway, enjoy. Will be updated chapter by chapter.
Fiction: Mythology - Rated: K - English - Fantasy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 234 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 4/6/2012
The Sheep Eats The Cow reviews
A metaphorical story I wrote a while back, meant to criticize the ignorance and stubbornness of people.
Fiction: General - Rated: K+ - English - Parody/Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 739 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 4/3/2012 - Complete
Party People reviews
A brief parody based around an absurd section of lyrics from a song.
Fiction: Humor - Rated: K+ - English - Parody/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 329 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 4/3/2012 - Complete
Primordial Vengeance reviews
Primordial Vengeance is merely a working title. The story itself is based off of true events, albeit heavily exaggerated. My first attempt at a horror story.
Fiction: Horror - Rated: T - English - Horror/Suspense - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,610 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 4/3/2012 - Complete
Last Laugh reviews
A metaphorical narrative poem about futility, serving mainly as crush-catharsis.
Poetry: General - Rated: K+ - English - Poetry/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 235 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 4/2/2012 - Complete
A Cold Autumn In December
A poem about walk in the woods I took in December because there was no snow, and realized about half way through that it was a bad idea because of the temperature.
Poetry: Nature - Rated: K - English - Adventure - Chapters: 1 - Words: 148 - Published: 1/25/2012 - Complete
Death Clock
An allegorical work about a mysterious outlaw in the old west running from the law. Drawing influence from Stephen King's "The Gunslinger" series, it is labeled "Western" for only the setting, not the themes.
Fiction: Western - Rated: T - English - Western/Suspense - Chapters: 1 - Words: 884 - Published: 1/22/2012 - Complete