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Joined 04-21-12, id: 837421, Profile Updated: 05-03-18
Author has written 15 stories for General, Fantasy, Horror, Humor, and Young Adult.

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Name: Veronica.

Age: Physically, nineteen. Mentally, about three years old.

Location: Ilium, NY (that's upstate)/That-One-City, RI

Favorite authors: Charles Bukowski, Kurt Vonnegut, and Albert Camus

Favorite books: The Stranger by Albert Camus and Lord of the Flies by William Golding... I also really like John Dies at the End by David Wong

Favorite shows (I feel like they sum up my sense of humor okay): Rick and Morty, Futurama, the Office, Scrubs, South Park

Favorite movies (they sum up my angst leanings, barring the last movie): Donnie Darko, Pan's Labyrinth, the Big Lebowski

Policies???:

When reviewing my work, I'd appreciate if you could support any criticisms with examples. Things like, "This is good," or "This sucks," are not very helpful. That being said, I understand that not everyone has the time to be fancy about it. I will accept what you can afford to give. You're also welcome to just give your general opinion of the piece. Don't worry about being an "inexperienced reviewer." You're fine, man.

I intend to be an actual writing professional when I get older, so I just value feedback (I mean, I guess everyone does).

Writing style:

I don't know if I have a style? I tend to lean towards gore. I have special interests in human biology, decomposition, neuroscience, psychology, nature, mythology, philosophy (especially cosmicism), and... well... space. Haha. So I tend to include those things. Especially gore.

In my stories, you will probably see a lot of:

blood and guts black humor mental illness general angst swearing sometimes I write lighthearted stuff, but that ain't the norm

Thank you for reading!


Quotes to sum up author:

"She was desperate and she was choosey at the same time and, in a way, beautiful but she didn't have quite enough going for her to become what she imagined herself to be." –Charles Bukowski

"A thought that sometimes makes me hazy:

Am I—or are the others crazy?" –Albert Einstein

"For I have known them all already, known them all:/ Have known the evenings, mornings, afternoons,/ I have measured out my life with coffee spoons;/ I know the voices dying with a dying fall/ Beneath the music from a farther room/ So how should I presume?" –T.S. Eliot

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Petit Souci by Marina x Machina reviews
Funny, sad, structured, unrhymed, it's all in here.
Poetry: Life - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 111 - Words: 29,688 - Reviews: 28 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 5 - Updated: 5/28 - Published: 4/3/2016 - Complete
Kill Your Darlings: Rants on Writing by Persnickety Fox reviews
A collection of pet peeves, currently under revision. Years later, I'm not angry.
Fiction: Essay - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 12 - Words: 16,560 - Reviews: 82 - Favs: 36 - Follows: 33 - Updated: 3/21 - Published: 9/8/2011
How to Be The Best (Internet) Writer In the World by Marina x Machina reviews
Be sure to vote in the poll for what topic you want to hear. Horrible, horrible tips from an unqualified expert on how to dominate the online writing world. Can you write slash and be homophobic? Always wanted to be the one to write that cheap story with a million hits? Well ha, the all-knowing author shall teach you the true path to getting reviews by the bucketful!
Fiction: Humor - Rated: T - English - Humor/Parody - Chapters: 22 - Words: 61,224 - Reviews: 78 - Favs: 26 - Follows: 15 - Updated: 5/28/2019 - Published: 1/11/2016
Rewind by SquareRootOf-1 reviews
It's been seven years since Alcina Reveridge first dared to experiment with the save points only she can see. She never realizes they even serve a purpose, until a fateful encounter robs her sister of her life. Have you ever wished you could rewind time... turn it all back, to before the pain began?
Fiction: Supernatural - Rated: K+ - English - Supernatural/Fantasy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,546 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 1 - Published: 6/30/2017 - Complete
The Singing Floor by Carter Nichols
This poem explores the dreadful memories of my time in school.
Poetry: School - Rated: T - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 112 - Favs: 1 - Published: 4/30/2017 - Complete
Cuckoo For Coconuts by shika-paprika reviews
Aiden and Ethan are two young cavemen from the prehistoric town of Boulderville. When Aiden has a craving for a coconut, he and his best friend go to great lengths to retrieve one.
Fiction: Humor - Rated: K+ - English - Humor/Friendship - Chapters: 2 - Words: 4,715 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 3 - Updated: 4/15/2017 - Published: 2/27/2016 - Complete
Idioms by Gandalf15
Some idioms that you've probably never heard before. Some make no sense, some make quite a bit.
Fiction: Humor - Rated: K+ - English - Humor/Parody - Chapters: 1 - Words: 240 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 1 - Published: 2/15/2017 - Complete
Some Thoughts I Had Before My Murder by klamps reviews
Piece of flash fiction.
Fiction: General - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 859 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 1/14/2017 - Complete
Goodbye Baby by addledwalrus reviews
A father experiences dark thoughts concerning his son, a couple of years after the end of the War.
Fiction: Historical - Rated: T - English - Family/Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 729 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 1 - Published: 1/13/2017 - Complete
Art, Or Something by HEGrahame reviews
A week earlier Jonathan had sat at his laptop, coffee mug steaming beside him and after much hesitation he began and email to Kyle. Twelve paragraphs and six apologies later he'd ended with a request to meet up with Kyle at the mall to "catch up", thinking that a public place on neither man's 'turf' would be safe, and clicked the SEND button.
Fiction: General - Rated: K+ - English - Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 508 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 12/24/2015 - Complete
Herbalize Me by pastryninja reviews
Most girls want roses. I want weeds.
Poetry: Nature - Rated: K - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 115 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 1 - Published: 10/10/2015 - Complete
The Irony Of Dying On Your Birthday by HEGrahame reviews
They say that your life flashes before your eyes as death reaches for your hand, and in those few moments it seemed to. I had always imagined it would sprawl out like a movie timeline, cutting between significant events, but it was nothing even close. It came to me like a bad acid trip, splattered moments mixed with vivid paint and glitter...
Fiction: General - Rated: K+ - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,465 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 9/27/2015 - Complete
Who's Eating Eric Lynch? (old draft) by Dr. Self Destruct reviews
What are you doing? This is the old draft, you crazy nut-so! Go read the new one, which hopefully doesn't suck as much as this one did.
Fiction: Horror - Rated: M - English - Humor/Supernatural - Chapters: 1 - Words: 174 - Reviews: 650 - Favs: 89 - Follows: 80 - Updated: 7/13/2015 - Published: 5/15/2012 - Complete
The Tower by IronicPuppies
A political satire examining the consequences of partisanship and ideological extremism. Politics not for you? Fear not! There will be blood, nukes, petty name calling, questionable science, and America! Also Barack Obama and John Boehner get into some pretty kinky sex stuff! Also gratuitous exclamations!
Fiction: General - Rated: T - English - Parody - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,162 - Favs: 1 - Published: 3/8/2015 - Complete
This is a Fucking Cliche by electrical moon reviews
this is the romance sold at every corner [experiment, please critque]
Poetry: General - Rated: T - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 241 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 3 - Published: 8/9/2014 - Complete
fallback by i dont know what i am anymore reviews
It's 9:45 P.M., and by the time you look up from your phone, he's gone before you can say goodbye. T for gratuitous profanity.
Fiction: General - Rated: T - English - Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,422 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 2 - Published: 7/30/2014
Four points for F, one point for N by IronicPuppies reviews
I didn't realize my boyfriend was so good at word games.
Fiction: General - Rated: T - English - Supernatural - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,603 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 2/10/2014 - Complete
Cold Pizza Tuesdays by The Last Letter reviews
But it was never about the pizza.
Fiction: General - Rated: K - English - Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 187 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 2 - Published: 5/26/2012 - Complete
Act by redherringstrout
Just a snippet into my life. My mum always taught me to be polite, so let me start over. Welcome to my Hell.
Fiction: General - Rated: M - English - Tragedy/Crime - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,068 - Favs: 1 - Published: 5/22/2012
Blood by Ash M. Knight
A young man finds himself at his best friend's grave, just a few days after she returned home from rehab. Their journey is told mostly by intense flashbacks.
Fiction: General - Rated: M - English - Hurt/Comfort/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 8,471 - Favs: 2 - Published: 5/15/2012 - Complete
Beneath the Cherry Tree by Confusa Mors
"Forever and always, lil' bro. Forever and always."
Fiction: General - Rated: K+ - English - Tragedy/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,840 - Favs: 1 - Published: 3/27/2012 - Complete
The Rolling, Green Field by OfNaught reviews
A young man lays down on a grassy field of his childhood. Twist ending.
Fiction: General - Rated: K+ - English - Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 434 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 1 - Published: 3/26/2012 - Complete
A Man and His Dog by Puella Scribit reviews
A man goes for a walk with his dog. Warning: This is sad.
Fiction: General - Rated: K+ - English - Friendship/Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 471 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 3 - Published: 3/22/2012 - Complete
Peur des monstres by The Asterism reviews
When you are a child alone in your bedroom and afraid of the monsters under your bed, your mother and father chase them away, tell you they aren't real. Sometimes though, the monsters are real - and you should be afraid: TRIGGER WARNING - child abuse
Fiction: General - Rated: K+ - English - Family/Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 701 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 1 - Published: 3/14/2012 - Complete
Raise My Glass by The Last Letter reviews
To the best friend in the entire world. Here's to you.
Fiction: Young Adult - Rated: K+ - English - Crime/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,114 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Published: 11/25/2011 - Complete
Guide For Fictionpress Reviews by ColorCrayons reviews
This is Mack from Clodhopper. My cousin and I have been asked a few times how we get so many reviews. This is our response. I hope it helps!
Fiction: Essay - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 5 - Words: 5,744 - Reviews: 119 - Favs: 140 - Follows: 18 - Published: 8/7/2005
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Light in Lines reviews
The sun is not really yellow.
Fiction: General - Rated: K+ - English - Friendship/Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,514 - Reviews: 2 - Follows: 1 - Published: 10/12/2017 - Complete
August reviews
Something special in summer nights. Experimental? I guess? Also, very short.
Fiction: General - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 174 - Reviews: 1 - Follows: 1 - Published: 9/19/2017 - Complete
Come September reviews
"I was surprised when graduation turned out to be a big nothing." In which 18-year-old Jared discovers post-high school life is not as 'Dazed and Confused' as he hoped it'd be. In fact, it's mostly just the 'Confused' part. Rated T for swearing and drug/alcohol use. (Working title/summary)
Fiction: Young Adult - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Friendship - Chapters: 3 - Words: 9,896 - Reviews: 2 - Updated: 8/13/2017 - Published: 7/17/2017
Over the Shoulder reviews
On the subject of depression. (This is another experimental piece of mine. As usual, not sure how I feel about it.)
Fiction: General - Rated: K+ - English - Hurt/Comfort/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 355 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 6/30/2017 - Complete
The Floor is Lava reviews
You can't stare at a dripping sky and say it isn't raining. You can't stare at the moon and say it's midmorning. Spoon could not stare at the floor and say, "That isn't lava." (Rated T for some super mild violence)
Fiction: Young Adult - Rated: T - English - Humor/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,222 - Reviews: 2 - Follows: 1 - Published: 3/29/2017 - Complete
Bottleneck
Gus can't find his place in the world.
Fiction: General - Rated: T - English - Friendship/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,801 - Published: 3/3/2017 - Complete
Tantalus reviews
Timothy Schinner wanted Lunchables and he wanted them bad. This is either: a story with a moral, or an account of a childhood nightmare. Take your pick!
Fiction: Humor - Rated: K+ - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,267 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 1/12/2017 - Complete
The Victim reviews
He waited for the horror that was supposed to come with finding a dead body.
Fiction: General - Rated: T - English - Tragedy/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,902 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 8/4/2016 - Complete
Bathtub reviews
Hearing what you don't want to hear. Seeing what you don't want to see.
Fiction: General - Rated: T - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,148 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 7/14/2016 - Complete
You reviews
Some habits that I can't stand.
Fiction: General - Rated: T - English - Friendship/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 407 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 6/17/2016 - Complete
A Semi-Permanent Space reviews
I love you. I'm almost sure of it.
Fiction: General - Rated: T - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 334 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 6/16/2016 - Complete
Cheese and Crackers and Nothing reviews
Old version of The Victim.
Fiction: General - Rated: T - English - Tragedy/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,684 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 3/20/2016 - Complete
Thank Me Later reviews
You know how people are all 'don't kill yourself? Yeah, well. They've saying the right things for the wrong reasons.
Fiction: Horror - Rated: T - English - Humor/Horror - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,400 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 2/27/2016
Taken with a Grain (or in this Case, a Pound) of Salt reviews
12-year-old Lester used to think Upstate New York was about as cold and dull as Hell was hot and torturous. But one day, during a frantic search for the table salt, he discovered something not-so-boring... and not-so-safe. Whatever, he thought, I'll just ignore it. Unfortunately, when your best friend is a mischievous fart wad with no sense of danger, that's not really an option.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Mystery - Chapters: 1 - Words: 8,460 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 1/10/2016
The Social Project reviews
He didn't mean much to me. He was only another of my social projects. All I wanted to know was how someone so lucky could be so unhappy. Rated T for language.
Fiction: General - Rated: T - English - Friendship - Chapters: 3 - Words: 3,479 - Reviews: 2 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 11/12/2012 - Published: 11/6/2012