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Joined 01-28-12, id: 823234, Profile Updated: 04-22-19
Author has written 20 stories for Fantasy, General, Essay, Romance, and General.

I'm Ven. Aspiring writer. Attempted journalism. Pound Head on Desk.

Contributing writer in Wake the Artifacts.

Notes on my writing: Not too fond of love triangles. I'm also a big fan of slow burn romance, so the majority (currently all) of stories I've written don't have main relationships starting right off the bat. Last note, the most recent stories that I've written all take place in the same universe. That said, they are all standalone pieces with a couple of cameos.

What's my favorite piece that I've written? Serious (as a concussion). Hands down. I Thought You Were Fool's Gold is a close one though.

Catch me on Tumblr (I'm at Ventracere) for updates on progress or insight into what I use for inspiration!


Sidelined Series:These are extremely loosely tied together and can be considered standalone pieces. Main characters will not make a reappearance. [Finished]

  1. Behind the Field:Kyle Leweski's job is everything, his dream, his life. He is in the major leagues, all he wants to do is stay focused, and do the best he can to get his team to the World Series. Erin Sun is quiet and clammed up, kind of flighty, a little clueless, and someone that he doesn't expect to come along for the ride. [Complete]
  2. Across the Ice: Riley Fortin doesn't ask for his right winger and close friend to be traded, or for the new winger sulking over the inexplicable trade when the NHL season begins. To top it off, Grace Song, a college student with selfless dreams, may possibly think he is an arrogant halfwit. Well, he'll coax her into working with him anyways. [Complete]
  3. Serious (As a Concussion): Scott and Kelsey were close. Past tense. He isn't sure what exactly happened, but after hiding a concussion to continue playing he finds himself waking up in a hospital with nothing to do but a story to retell. And hopefully, Scott can find what went wrong. [Complete]
  4. Snapshot: Jason Makkie isn't like his older brother. He's no athlete and can't carry an easy conversation with most people. It's one of the reasons he likes cameras and photographs. It's a quiet solitude. Aatos Beaulieu is the exact opposite of a quiet solitude. Blackwood's hockey star with a laugh to match, Beaulieu tends to shoot expectations out of the water. Including snapshots (Slash). [Complete]

Blinding Lights Series These are placed in the same universe, but can be considered standalone pieces.

  1. I Thought You Were Fool's Gold: Chase considers himself pretty ordinary. He works a 9-5 barista job at Borders and sings at Friday Open Mic Nights. The last thing he expects is a world famous If It Storms band member to pull him into the music industry. The backstage side of the music industry isn't as glamorous as it seems, especially with a particular songwriter who complicates every step. (Slash) [Complete]
  2. Forget The World One Last Time:
    It’s hard to forget a face she has tried to let go, but never could. And now Easton has to learn how to do so as he slips through her fingers and her heart one final time. [Complete]
Carnations' Wake by Jitterbug Blues reviews
The last thing an assassin expects to find in the lonely hills of rural Scotland is a coffin in the ruins of a castle, housing a sleeping knight. Nor does he expect that one good deed will throw his life into jeopardy, and that his fate will be intertwined in a 700-year-old tale of valor and redemption. / slash (M/M)
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Supernatural/Drama - Chapters: 42 - Words: 255,538 - Reviews: 1266 - Favs: 106 - Follows: 108 - Updated: 1/10/2015 - Published: 9/7/2013 - Complete
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Forget The World One Last Time reviews
Winston-Salem, North Carolina, AKA middle of nowhere. Just because someone made Easton a promise doesn't mean she is going to go down chasing every single one, especially to MoN, NC. And this small town is the reason she's remembering face she has tried to let go, but never could. And now Easton has to learn how to do so as he slips through her fingers and her heart one final time.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Drama - Chapters: 13 - Words: 33,912 - Reviews: 25 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 1/20/2018 - Published: 1/26/2016 - Complete
You Promised Me a Kingdom (Anthology) reviews
One shots written for the Review Game Writing Challenge Contest.
Fiction: Essay - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 3 - Words: 2,236 - Reviews: 5 - Updated: 7/5/2016 - Published: 10/14/2012 - Complete
I Thought You Were Fool's Gold reviews
A lot of musicians dream about making it big and Chase is no exception. He has all the pieces to build a rocket ship to the music industry, but he's missing the key. The songwriter. Featuring a well-meaning friend, overbearing mangers, stunts, and a grumpy Reese Weldman. (Slash)
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 27 - Words: 82,020 - Reviews: 351 - Favs: 53 - Follows: 47 - Updated: 2/4/2016 - Published: 6/11/2015 - Complete
Snapshot reviews
Jason Makkie isn't like his older brother. He's no athlete and can't carry an easy conversation with most people. It's one of the reasons he likes cameras and photographs. It's a quiet solitude. Aatos Beaulieu is the exact opposite of a quiet solitude. With a wish to live an honest life and a laugh to match, Beaulieu tends to shoot expectations out of the water. (Slash)
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 10 - Words: 27,318 - Reviews: 76 - Favs: 36 - Follows: 31 - Updated: 6/26/2015 - Published: 12/23/2014 - Complete
Fantasy reviews
Tell me to hold on tight and make it last, capture it and clasp it in my memory and turn it into a written fantasy.
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Fantasy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 347 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 9/23/2014 - Complete
Across the Ice reviews
As a captain for the NHL's Washington Capitals, Riley has little time for anything else. But with a new teammate sulking over an inexplicable trade and Grace Song, college student with selfless dreams, the focus changes. Now he has a more than just a puck to take to the goal. There's more than just a rink of ice to cover and some more to melt. Well, he has plans to light it up.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 26 - Words: 86,422 - Reviews: 250 - Favs: 29 - Follows: 32 - Updated: 9/7/2014 - Published: 1/11/2014 - Complete
Serious (As a Concussion) reviews
Scott and Kelsey were close. Past tense. He isn't sure what exactly happened, but after hiding a concussion to continue playing he finds himself waking up in a hospital with nothing to do but a story to retell. And hopefully, Scott can find what went wrong.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Friendship/Romance - Chapters: 10 - Words: 21,785 - Reviews: 70 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 15 - Updated: 8/25/2014 - Published: 4/21/2014 - Complete
Cutthroat of the Corrupted City reviews
He has made us murderers, fighting for the cause of conquest, for gold that has never been ours, and never will be. For the Review Game's June Writing Challenge Contest.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,501 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 1 - Published: 6/6/2014 - Complete
On Wednesdays I Remember reviews
"The good days, Wednesdays. When the rain is pouring down, dribbling tears down my slack fingertips and blotching my skin. They are quiet on Wednesdays, when the skies are grey and pathetic, all dark and no light." Written for the Writing Challenge Contest on the Review Game Forum.
Fiction: General - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 989 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 1 - Published: 4/2/2014 - Complete
Behind the Field reviews
Kyle Leweski's job is everything, his dream, his life. He is in the major leagues, all he wants to do is stay focused, and do the best he can to get his team to the World Series. Erin Sun is quiet and clammed up, kind of flighty, a little clueless, and someone that he doesn't expect to come along for the ride.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 38 - Words: 102,032 - Reviews: 88 - Favs: 48 - Follows: 38 - Updated: 3/22/2014 - Published: 6/23/2013 - Complete
Archivist reviews
To stop and stand, embrace the past, and live in the present.
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 179 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 2/22/2014
Duty vs Desire reviews
She has an easy life waiting for her, even within the midst of a deadly war; all she needs to do is go home. But going home means following the rules, giving up freedom and being someone else. Yet it is also her obligation to help protect others. Duty or Desire?
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 23 - Words: 66,950 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 7 - Updated: 3/6/2013 - Published: 5/5/2012
Shipwrecked reviews
He was supposed to be a Baron's son, attending University, attempting to make himself useful by obtaining a degree. He was NOT supposed to be running around with a thief out of blatant curiosity. Perhaps people are just not what others say they are...
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Fantasy - Chapters: 31 - Words: 73,087 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 5 - Updated: 11/23/2012 - Published: 4/28/2012 - Complete
Streams, Smaerts, Stearms, Merk reviews
Power as in what way? Do I mean power as in electricity or do I mean power as in power over people? Where is this thing going anyways? But isn't that what makes a writer unique?
Fiction: Essay - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,063 - Reviews: 2 - Follows: 1 - Published: 10/29/2012 - Complete
Something More Important reviews
Sometimes it's just the fact that paper is contacting the pen, and the ballpoint just glides across the starched whiteness. Or perhaps it's the blissful nearly silent room that I am just able to think. And just sometimes, it opens endless possibilities to thoughts that I never thought I knew.
Fiction: Essay - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,072 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 2 - Published: 10/14/2012
Stone Heart Motivation reviews
Roxanne's detective life was straight forward, finish her case on the killer known as Skinner. But life was never that easy. The Fae decided to worm themselves into the world, pushing into her life and tilting it off its axis. Now her problem was magnified, she was either to work with the Fae or die by their hands, whether it be from the Summer or the Winter Court.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 7 - Words: 15,513 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 7/19/2012 - Published: 6/13/2012
Disaster of Perfection reviews
Why be an empty case, when you have a brain?
Poetry: General - Rated: T - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 197 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 2 - Published: 5/4/2012 - Complete
Dreamer
To open up the world, to see the little box of a painted world.
Poetry: General - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 182 - Favs: 1 - Published: 5/2/2012 - Complete
Reborn
Shattered, mirrors. Mirror, mirror on the wall, who is that standing there about to fall?
Poetry: General - Rated: K+ - English - Poetry/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 463 - Favs: 1 - Published: 4/29/2012
Glass Eyes
Watching. Always watching. What if they walk though the door?
Poetry: General - Rated: T - English - Horror - Chapters: 1 - Words: 363 - Favs: 1 - Published: 4/28/2012 - Complete
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