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Author has written 28 stories for Romance, Thriller, Fable, Biography, Young Adult, Life, Politics, Essay, Friendship, and Play.

Greetings, and thank you for visiting my page - though I would prefer you look over my work as well. I am an nineteen year old heterosexual male from Central Alberta, Canada - west of Edmonton, though I have New Zealand citizenship by descent. I am a rancher and a poultry farmer, and that is one of the main themes of my written work - the decline but perseverance of the family farm. The other is that I come from a long line of technically-minded people, and have a general scientific and engineering interest. Both are reflected in my chosen pseudonym, and yes I am rallying against some definitions in an attempt to reclaim peasant as a unifying term for rural people. Finally, I am also highly political and look at things from a socialist perspective, partly due to my lower economic status. I am an atheist, a consequentialist, and follow the Marxist understanding of dialectical materialism - no gods, spirits or "great men" sway my destiny.

I took to writing in 2008 as a way of expressing myself, first in the form of fan fiction I wrote (http://blood-wiki.org/Shogo/Expanded-Canon/) for the excellent old anime-inspired game Shogo: Mobile Armour Division (http://www.blood-wiki.org/index.php/Category:Shogo_Sub-Section), but soon decided to start playing around with my own ideas; fan fiction is an excellent way for anyone to start writing, so I highly recommend it. In general, these take three forms: romantic short stories wherein I work out some of my isolated angst, political fables or otherwise tales with opinionated subtexts, and the occasional attempt at humour. I am not one to try and write general examples of a genre, like say horror or science fiction. I like many genres, but feel that the wide array of examples of these to be found here, and elsewhere, mean that I should only write things that I feel are personally unique - or, in the case of my politics, expressing and suggesting my own ideas of life and society. I may also post the occasional essay, but my thoughts evolve and change in such a way that makes me not inclined to put things in hard print, and so I may be inclined to give them a revision system.

I am also a programmer, and am working on a few play scripts as well, and those are areas I am more interested in working with general themes or genres as the mixed media approaches of game, audio, animation or video design make them less generic. All hail to all writers though; I also would like to think that I am fairly well educated in literary traditions and history, though I find it hard to find time to read longer works: my mother agreed with the description of "unread literate", though that also fits in for my penchant for audio books (I basically only read factual articles in text form). For more on me, and the loads of other things I am working on, see: "http://icculus.org/graham/". If you find this self-description too long to read, you are probably on the wrong site. Or you think I am dull, either way, move on... One more thing, the text of the GFDL, my preferred textual license, can be found here: http://www.gnu.org/licenses/fdl.html#TOC1

A brief run-down on some of my tastes:

- My Favourite Fiction Authors: Arthur Conan-Doyle, Douglas Adams, Martin Cruz Smith, Grant/Naylor, George Orwell, Raymond Chandler, William Gibson, Robert A. Heinlein, Issac Asimov, H.P Lovecraft, Edgar Allan Poe, J.R.R. Tolkien, Peter David
- My Favourite Fiction Books: The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Dirk Gently, Red Dwarf novels, Arkady Renko series, Philip Marlowe series, Sherlock Holmes, Animal Farm/1984, Neuromancer
- My Favourite Fact Authors: Karl Marx, Kimball Cariou, Richard Stallman, Richard Dawkins, Jared Diamond, David Kushner, Gwynne Dyer, The Associated Press
- My Favourite Fact Books: The Communist Manifesto, "Free Software, Free Society", "Guns, Germs and Steel", The Selfish Gene, The God Delusion, Masters of Doom
- My Favourite Text-Oriented Websites: Wikimedia Foundation, Wikia, TV Tropes, Archive.org, FictionPress/FanFiction.Net/Archive of Our Own,People's Voice, Phoronix, Gaming on Linux

I would like to note that I generally do not pick individual favourites, and try and be open minded towards works and themes - and I would also like to cite Warren Zevon (musician), J. Michael Straczynski (Babylon 5), John Carmack (Doom & Quake), Ben "Yahtzee" Croshaw (adventure games, critic), Nick Newhard/Jay Wilson (Blood series), Craig Hubbard (Shogo), Tom Jubert (Penumbra series), Vince Desi/Steve Wik (Postal series), Warren Spector (Deus Ex), Murray Ball (Footrot Flats), Scott Adams (Dilbert), George Carlin (comedian), Ben Elton (Blackadder/Thin Blue Line), Peter Jackson (film maker), Hideaki Anno (Evangelion), Rockne S. O'Bannon (Farscape), Masamune Shirow/Mamoru Oshii (Ghost in the Shell) and Ian Mackintosh (The Sandbaggers) as influences on me. Also, I do not need to agree with something to praise it, as long as it is honest.

And yes, I have actually read the Manifesto - more than once, and got insight from it, I am not some dumb poser. And yes, I think The God Delusion needs a better name, as there is so much more of value there than a defence of atheism. Finally, I admit that most of these I have only heard in audio book form. Audio books are a good healthy medium in their own right, allowing me to enjoy literature while multi-tasking, as well as transforming literature into a communal rather than private experience (I listen to them alongside my twin brother, so we can share commentary and reflections on them together).

Hmm, based on the Nebula award word amounts, Bond of Code is just barely still a novelette, Unconscious Desperation is a novella, my underdevelopment novel has just made it to be such and is nowhere near done, and according to Wikipedia's word count article my largest piece of fan fiction (currently unpublished) is the length of a decently meaty thriller. And here was I assuming I was writing short fiction... I guess ranting does one a lot of good if that is what you are after.

Note: I have a general policy of reading the works of those who review, favourite or subscribe to me. So, if you are desperate for readership, fire away! And remember that I always at least thank those who do so, and, on one occasion thus far, write poems about them!

RIP Peter Warman (my gido): Farmer, hunter, husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather; 1923-2012

Am I to be miffed that Library Liaison has received 2300 visits while my next best before was only around 200? Test Stress has also received over 1000 hits. Hmm, if it is smut you want than fine, go ahead and ignore my rantings and musings, but I can not help but wonder about all of you out there in reader land... seriously though, thanks for reading.

After getting my letter to the editor published in the October 15-31, 2012 issue of the People's Voice, a full commentary of mine ran in the November 16-30, 2012 issue! I since have a developed working relationship with the editor, and have published several other pieces, all of which are available here.

Most of the source graphics I use in the production of my story cover images comes from Openclipart, a most excellent pubic domain resource: http://openclipart.org/

Currently Going Through: The Black-Eyed Blonde by Benjamin Black, The Complete Conan Doyle Sherlock Holmes by BBC Radio

Previously Going Through: Fuzzy Nation by John Scalzi, The Raven and Other Selected Short Stories by Edgar Allan Poe, I, Robot: To Protect by Mickey Zucker Reichert (just awful...), The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien, Brave New World by Aldous Huxley, Dracula by Bram Stoker, The Invisible Man by H.G. Wells, December 6 by Martin Cruz Smith, The Moon is a Harsh Mistress by Robert A. Heinlein, The Road to Wigan Pier by George Orwell, Great Classic Mysteries by BBC Audio, The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson, The Edgar Allan Poe Audio Collection, The Call of Cthulhu and Other Stories by H.P. Lovecraft, Something Wicked This Way Comes (radio play) by Ray Bradbury, When Will Jesus Bring the Pork Chops? by George Carlin, The Salmon of Doubt by Douglas Adams, Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury, Frankenstein, or the Modern Prometheus by Mary W. Shelly, 1984 by George Orwell, Wolves Eat Dogs by Martin Cruz Smith

English 30-1 Reads: Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller, The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denamrk by William Shakespeare, Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

NOTE: After receiving less than fifty visits in its first week, I have determined my latest story To Lose One's Head not worth risking persecution over site rules. If anyone wishes to see its return at all, then you will have to speak up, as otherwise it will remain down for the foreseeable.

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Funny Poems and rhymes by loob88 reviews
This is a short collection of funny poems and rhymes.
Poetry: Humor - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 4 - Words: 367 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Updated: 6/17/2013 - Published: 2/10/2013
A Genderbent Fairytale by loob88 reviews
Adam Addams is a normal boy, in a normal school. Then he meets the female Knight, Sir Pinky, and is taken off to Sickalot, a magical Kingdom where all characters are Genderbent. What will happen in this strange world? You'll have to read on to find out...
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Humor - Chapters: 2 - Words: 787 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Updated: 6/6/2013 - Published: 4/22/2013
He's my, she's my by loob88 reviews
Poems for all the family. He's my Cat is first. It's written from a little kid's point of view.
Poetry: Family - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 2 - Words: 202 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 3/25/2013
The ReWriter by shadowgirl18 reviews
A brief look at how the re-discovery of her writing affected one young woman's life.
Fiction: Biography - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 632 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 1 - Published: 4/17/2012 - Complete
The Proof That God is Dead by demonlordraiden reviews
Warning: Anti-Religious Content
Fiction: Essay - Rated: T - English - Spiritual/Fantasy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 588 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 1 - Published: 2/13/2012 - Complete
Poppies by DougieM reviews
Remember why we all wear poppies in the first place.
Poetry: Song - Rated: T - English - Tragedy/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 341 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 1 - Published: 2/3/2012 - Complete
Death by Kasha10121 reviews
This is just something I wrote. Please Read and give me your thoughts.
Fiction: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 235 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 2 - Published: 1/13/2012 - Complete
Ode to a Simple Flame by Zane Donovan reviews
Beauty is sometimes found in the simplest of things...
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 102 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 3 - Published: 1/12/2012 - Complete
Forever by galileogalilei reviews
Eternal life is all well and good, but sometimes letting go is the best thing you can do, even if you are the last one left.
Fiction: Sci-Fi - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,803 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 2 - Published: 10/21/2011 - Complete
I Am Atheist by Ama.Dear reviews
Not your typical religious poem, but Atheism is a belief system, so...
Poetry: Religion - Rated: K+ - English - Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 154 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 4 - Published: 10/16/2008 - Complete
Respect by jane1313 reviews
Morality. When I tell people what my beliefs are, they make assumptions about who I am and what I stand for. It gets irritating after a while. Atheism. What it really is to me.
Poetry: Religion - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 221 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 2 - Published: 7/17/2008
I Won't by Charmingly Temporary reviews
A poem about how Atheism and Christianity can get in the way of good friends. This might be a controversial matter for some other people out there, so I hope I can get some people to relate here.
Poetry: Religion - Rated: K+ - English - Friendship/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 310 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 3 - Published: 6/26/2008 - Complete
Those Wall Street Blues Can't Touch You by Let-It-Go-x3
Capitalism has never looked so good. Copyright, trademark, all rights reserved.
Poetry: Love - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 73 - Favs: 2 - Published: 5/3/2008 - Complete
Impermanent Capitalism by aomori reviews
I was in love with more than you: it was the idea.
Poetry: Life - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 382 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 2/15/2008 - Complete
Capitalism Killers! Article Trilogy by chemarim reviews
Discussion of advertising to children, offshoring practices, and disloyalty of companies to their workers.
Fiction: Essay - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 3 - Words: 2,460 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 1/4/2008 - Complete
Atheism by Sendo1920 reviews
A poem about myself and my religion.
Poetry: Religion - Rated: K+ - English - Poetry/Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 103 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 1 - Published: 9/6/2007 - Complete
Capitalism by luisthepoet reviews
Exploited for their pleasure, to ensure their treasure, from my sweat and strength
Poetry: Politics - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 137 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 8/10/2007 - Complete
CTRL ALT DEL by mermaid11 reviews
not responding. end program. switch to. new task.
Poetry: Love - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 50 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 1 - Published: 6/8/2007 - Complete
My Poverty by pax driver reviews
How the working class is shafted and why we're wildin out
Poetry: Politics - Rated: T - English - Poetry/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 543 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 5/17/2007 - Complete
Capitalizing on Evil in the Media by surrealphobia reviews
My perspective on how the media portrays evil, and how misrepresented it is.
Fiction: Essay - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 303 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 1 - Published: 5/4/2007
The Legitimacy of Wikipedia by Dan Kingsley reviews
This is an opinion piece I wrote for my high school newspaper. It is about the legitimacy of Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia, as an academic resource. All viewpoints welcomed.
Fiction: Essay - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 407 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 1 - Published: 3/27/2007 - Complete
The Atheist Manifesto by kenansense reviews
...'We should invade their minds, kill their demons and convert them to atheism. We weren't punctilious about locating and punishing only Hitler and his top officers. We carpetbombed German cities, we killed civilians. That was wrong. And this is wrong.'
Poetry: Religion - Rated: T - English - Spiritual/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 568 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 1 - Published: 2/4/2007 - Complete
Welfare by YourAngelStandingBy reviews
Anyone who has ever been on Welfare in a poor neighborhood will understand this.
Poetry: Life - Rated: T - English - Poetry/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 236 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Published: 8/28/2006
The Worker's Hardship by Joseph Edward Gray reviews
What a worker must go through, and the end result
Poetry: Song - Rated: M - English - Tragedy/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 378 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 3/19/2006
Capitalism by Cicatriseur reviews
One of my tirades against the status quo.
Fiction: Essay - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 388 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 1 - Published: 8/27/2005
The Story of Kathryn Jenkins by dSdQT reviews
A story about the corruptive effects of power. The main character is a left-wing journalist who aspires to become a national leader.
Fiction: General - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,526 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 5/24/2005
American History by yami-neko2 reviews
Just something about American history that i wrote, but it's really funny!
Poetry: Politics - Rated: K+ - English - Humor/Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 341 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 2 - Published: 5/9/2005
Jack and Jill remix by yami-neko2 reviews
This is 4 versions of Jack and Jill, each showing either Communism, Utilitarianism, or socialism, and we did capitalism becasue it was fun and we could, even though we didnt have to (group project) anyway, it's cute and short, and you should read it!
Poetry: Humor - Rated: K - English - Humor/Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 121 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 1 - Published: 5/4/2005
Communism by holocaustpulp reviews
CHAPTER 6: DISPROVING "SURVIVAL OF THE FITTEST" AND CAPITALIST OPPORTUNITY, why capitalism doesn't apply to human societies... An informative explanation of the endeavor of such a society.
Fiction: Essay - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 6 - Words: 10,339 - Reviews: 47 - Favs: 4 - Updated: 4/23/2005 - Published: 10/18/2004
Capitalism by Bleachedclouds reviews
If you don't get high, You never come down,
Poetry: Politics - Rated: M - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 175 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 4/8/2005 - Complete
Equality by MirageCrowxx reviews
Just my thoughts on the world and poverty, you get the jist. I had no idea what to call it or what categories to put it under. If you ever disagree with anything, tell me. Thanks. Please R&R! Thanks!
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 387 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 1 - Published: 12/12/2004
Down with Capitalism by Olivia Black reviews
A man's memoires written from deathrow telling his downfall as the leader of an anarchist movement. I wrote this for english class.
Fiction: Biography - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,110 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 10/31/2004
Red Sun, Golden Dawn by Tesserakt reviews
In a world where the Soviet Revolution succeeded totally and Socialist Democracy is a startling reality, a patchwork of belligerent countries with nuclear weaponry that were once the United States make the world hover on the verge of a Third World War. Sc
Fiction: Thriller - Rated: K+ - English - Sci-Fi - Chapters: 2 - Words: 1,752 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 1 - Updated: 10/17/2004 - Published: 10/4/2004
Socialism by Patrick O'Leary reviews
one side in an arguement for a socialist society, i wrote this for my school paper, please read and give me your oppinion, both on quality and beliefs. ty
Fiction: Essay - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,330 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 6/2/2004
Indoctrination by Bleachedclouds reviews
I met a little girl one day...
Poetry: Religion - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 41 - Reviews: 17 - Favs: 6 - Published: 4/3/2004 - Complete
A Week in Russia by AthenBlade reviews
None of this ever happened but my family has a story consering Vladimer Lenin. He was the creator of the USSR. I try it prove it and end up in the of the greatess adventure of a lifetime.
Fiction: Young Adult - Rated: K+ - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,931 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 3/28/2004
whilealive by her descent reviews
The Java program of your life.
Poetry: Humor - Rated: K - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 102 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 1 - Published: 3/24/2004
No Greater Meaning by Felicia reviews
As an atheist, I had a few poems about my belief lying around. Not my best work, but it expresses positively some aspects of my atheism.
Poetry: Religion - Rated: K - English - Humor/Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 129 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 1 - Published: 7/19/2003
Sweatshop Capitalism by godawful teen-angst poetry reviews
cut haiku sequence-you could say it mourns for the child victims of capitalism.
Poetry: Haiku - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 84 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 1 - Published: 6/4/2003
Society's Fault, Its pride, Its whore by Kay Harlow reviews
Liberalism, Republicanism, The wealthy, The poor, Catholicism, Corporate America, Capitalism, Sexism, Shouts from the Suburban and Urban borderlines, and the fault of the ignorant and hypocrites that populate this society.
Poetry: General - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,560 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 1 - Published: 5/26/2003
Capitalism by Namir Swiftpaw reviews
Wow...I'm actually updating...o_O; Anyway, money is quite the influential factor. And yay for my 200th upload! ^^
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 66 - Reviews: 23 - Favs: 1 - Published: 5/15/2003
Joy Beneath An Empty Sky by Limyaael reviews
I've read many poems that speak of loss of hope in atheism, but few that speak of its joy.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 517 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 2 - Published: 5/11/2003
Reasons for Leaving My Faith by Punk Poser reviews
I wrote this because I felt like I needed to verify my own reasons why I went atheist. I guess this will be what my mom will get when I decide to come out of the closet about my atheism.
Fiction: Essay - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 208 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 1 - Published: 3/5/2003
on Capitalism by camena animi
I wrote this after I had been reading something on homelessness and starvation and a popup came up saying something about winning a giant cash prize. It pissed me off so I wrote this.
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 178 - Favs: 1 - Published: 12/29/2002
Capitalism by poetry23 reviews
My rant against society...:)
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 79 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 12/19/2002
Of Changing History by ScarlettWoman reviews
Did Olga Nikolaevna Romanova ever meet Vladimir Ilici Ulianov, before he became Vladimir Ilici Lenin? What if she did? Can history be changed?
Fiction: Historical - Rated: K - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,789 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 1 - Published: 10/28/2002
New World Order by Thoughts That Drift Away reviews
Again very dark. Please don't read if you don't like atheism or are against it. I did this one for a friend who IS an atheist. Don't freak out!
Poetry: General - Rated: K+ - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 306 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Published: 8/31/2002
An Anti-Economic Affirmation by BurbleLikeMe reviews
"I reside in the belly of capitalism."
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 61 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 1 - Published: 3/12/2002
Freaks by Maren reviews
The horror of poverty
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 60 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 1 - Published: 5/12/2000
Claudius Unbound: Part 1 by KuroNeko reviews
What if Claudius, Emperor of Rome, had some unfinished business to take care of...after he died?
Fiction: Historical - Rated: K+ - English - Humor/Fantasy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,413 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Published: 3/25/2000
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Two Years – A Poem for Nichole reviews
A poem I wrote to commemorate the second anniversary of meeting my first real friend on this website, and my most consistent appreciator. P.S. Anyone else think it is odd that "poetry" is a selectable genre for poem stories? Is fiction a genre for everything else?
Poetry: Friendship - Rated: K+ - English - Friendship/Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 881 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Published: 4/8 - Complete
Gay Rights Must Remain Above Racialization reviews
The signing of a new anti-gay law by Uganda's president comes as one of many recent acts against homosexuals throughout Africa, following Russia which last summer passed a much publicized law banning propaganda of "non-traditional sexual relations". Condemnation of these repressive laws has been swift and justified, but are we in the West as tolerant as we would like to believe?
Fiction: Essay - Rated: M - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 769 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 3/29 - Complete
The Gainford Derailment and the Carbon Economy reviews
On the night of October 18, 2013 I was witness to a tremendous event. Around 1:00 am, a train derailed along the tracks lining Highway 16 (Yellowhead Trail) between the Seba Beach exit and the nearby hamlet of Gainford, Alberta. Carrying tanker cars filled with petroleum gas, propane and other flammable substances, the train exploded in a massive fireball. Recollection/commentary.
Fiction: Essay - Rated: T - English - Crime - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,149 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 11/17/2013 - Complete
The Perils of the Perils of Indifference reviews
A response to a speech given by Elie Wiesel in April 1999 on the topic of moral "indifference", countering the presented notion of the merits of foreign military interventionism. Written first as a school project, but later also published in Canada's People's Voice in the June 15-30 issue.
Fiction: Essay - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,186 - Reviews: 2 - Follows: 1 - Published: 6/30/2013 - Complete
Space Rover - Pilot Episode: Undocumented Features - Audio Version reviews
A free content multimedia project to create a science fiction situation comedy drama in the style of Douglas Adams or Red Dwarf; in this case as an audio production. Discharged from his cushy job as an official transport captain, James heads to Pluto to buy a cheap refurbished spaceship, plus android assistant, ignorant as to what is lurking within the Rover's computer system.
Fiction: Play - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 6,370 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 6/1/2013 - Complete
Dressed in White With Light reviews
An affectionate poem I once wrote based on a photo sent by an online friend. I removed her name for privacy reasons.
Poetry: Friendship - Rated: K+ - English - Friendship/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 496 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 5/30/2013 - Complete
To Make Worlds reviews
One of the essays I wrote for my English 30-1 written final exam in response to the story "Sky-High" by Hanna Roberts, and the general theme of life changes and changing perspectives. An examination on how my quest to create virtual worlds has driven my childhood, and yet how concrete things as an adult are never quite so enjoyable as speculative ones as a child.
Fiction: Biography - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 877 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 5/28/2013 - Complete
The Choices in Inevitability reviews
Sometimes the hardest challenge to face is the one wherein there is nothing you can do to prevent the outcome, but you still have to do your best to do the right thing. A narrative response essay I wrote for English 30-1 on a topic all to searingly recent to me at the time: the death of one of this year's calves, and what we were able to do to comfort it on its only day on Earth.
Fiction: Biography - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,285 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 2 - Published: 3/29/2013 - Complete
Fear of Infinity In a Finite Existence reviews
The haunting drive to learn, endeavour and experience an infinite universe within a finite lifespan; or my obsessive streak manifest.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K+ - English - Angst/Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,051 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Published: 2/17/2013 - Complete
Thank You All reviews
Commemorating my first anniversary as a member and uploader to FictionPress, I give thanks to all who have been a part of the journey and are now an indelible part of my life.
Poetry: Friendship - Rated: K - English - Friendship/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,193 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 4 - Published: 1/11/2013 - Complete
A Rancher's Commentary reviews
My first commissioned work: a commentary on the life of an Albertan family rancher in light of the XL Foods scandal and other stress factors.
Fiction: Essay - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,413 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 11/8/2012 - Complete
An Albertan's Thoughts reviews
In reply to a newspaper editorial, a continuing left-wing analysis of the legacy of the late Peter Lougheed, Alberta's first PC premier between 1971 and 1985.
Fiction: Essay - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,305 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 10/2/2012 - Complete
The Outliers reviews
After almost a decade homeschooled on a remote farm, three brothers are grudgingly integrated back into 'normal life.' Meanwhile, someone else is trying to settle in as well, but instead finds herself drifting away from the median.
Fiction: Young Adult - Rated: T - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 5 - Words: 20,473 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 7/28/2012 - Published: 2/27/2012
An Eccentric and a Gentleman
This was my first ever original work: a convoluted tale a "hacker rancher", a rich girl who will not be, angry parents, a jealous girlfriend, a revealingly obliging shop manager, an abusive suitor and a rather creepy priest. Oh, and a bear cub thrown in for flavour. It was my first try, back in the day, so be nice!
Fiction: Romance - Rated: M - English - Drama/Humor - Chapters: 13 - Words: 14,698 - Published: 7/19/2012 - Complete
Test Stress reviews
My second mature story, after Library Liaison, per audience demand. Just a little fantasy of mine that arose out of way too much studying and anxiety from my Grade 12 finals and diplomas. Warning: contains math.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: M - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 8,606 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 2 - Published: 6/29/2012 - Complete
Library Liaison reviews
A close encounter between two lonely readers at the local public library; warning, when I say mature I mean it! Seriously, read the introduction first please!
Fiction: Romance - Rated: M - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,526 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 1 - Published: 5/23/2012 - Complete
Freedom, and Software? reviews
An essay on free software and proprietary software, and outlines some reasons to support free software for those new on the concept.
Fiction: Essay - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,149 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 5/17/2012 - Complete
Technical Literacy is Empowering reviews
An essay which compares technical literacy to reading and writing. It also discusses how the masses are being encouraged to only learn the basics of computing to the detriment of literacy, making it less empowering than it should be.
Fiction: Essay - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,624 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 5/17/2012 - Complete
A Cold Fever reviews
The winter is thawing, but I am frozen inside - there is no food in the cupboard, no money in our wallets. Poverty is chilling.
Poetry: Politics - Rated: T - English - Poetry/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,045 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 4/15/2012 - Complete
We Got Jack! reviews
On the event of the Toronto-Danforth by-election, I submit to you this tribute poem I wrote on the day of Jack Layton's death.
Poetry: Politics - Rated: T - English - Poetry/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 899 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 3/19/2012 - Complete
A Material Identity reviews
An insight into the materialist world view, and of a secular rational sense of self and meaning in life.
Poetry: Life - Rated: T - English - Poetry/Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 864 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 3/10/2012 - Complete
Onward to Adulthood reviews
A few selfish thoughts on growing up, loneliness, survival, kin and the coming century
Poetry: Life - Rated: T - English - Angst/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,015 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 3/10/2012 - Complete
Unconscious Desperation reviews
Within the ordered chaos of the human mind, a man runs through his loneliness and all the women his complicated life has failed to include. E.g. my ode to womankind, wherever you are.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 6 - Words: 22,854 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 2 - Updated: 2/14/2012 - Published: 2/10/2012 - Complete
Ranch Narratives reviews
Bits and pieces of a rural life.
Fiction: Biography - Rated: T - English - Family/Adventure - Chapters: 2 - Words: 2,673 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 1/20/2012
The Businesswoman and a 'Modern' Peasant reviews
Winding down his life, an old farmer tells his grandchildren of a day that changed both his life and that of one close to him.
Fiction: Fable - Rated: K - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,777 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 2 - Published: 1/13/2012 - Complete
A Cattle Story reviews
A rancher becomes trapped in an impromptu fight with coyotes in order to save a cornered calf.
Fiction: Thriller - Rated: T - English - Suspense/Horror - Chapters: 1 - Words: 983 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Published: 1/11/2012 - Complete
Forward Together at Dusk reviews
A walk through urban twilight between two young lovers, who discuss loneliness, their affection and the handling of difference.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,740 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 2 - Published: 1/11/2012 - Complete
Bond of Code reviews
A pair of isolated loners find and connect to each other through their mutual interest in computer game programming.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 16,501 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 2 - Published: 1/11/2012 - Complete