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Joined 04-27-12, id: 838429, Profile Updated: 05-23-14
Author has written 8 stories for General, Young Adult, Humor, Historical, Essay, and Romance.

Occupation: Career state employee in human services. Only getting into writing now because I thought my job had killed my sense of creativity or optimism. It's coming back as retirement nears. Before that worked as reporter on weekly newspaper

Personal: Married twice, still with second husband. Have raised three boys and a girl to young adulthood

What do you like to do in your spare time: Lately, write. Before that I was a political junkie. Before that I enjoyed dance lessons

Reading interests: Wide-ranging

Writing style: Casual omniscience--I know everything and share it with the readers.. with a wink, when appropriate (love wordplay)

Notes on current works:

Obedience to the Father—Began this story before hearing about the Aronofsky film, but it's vastly different. It explores what happened with Noah's family on the Ark, what were the thoughts about repopulating the world, and what could Ham have done that was so bad that Noah condemned his youngest son for it?

The Cave Master—Per this link: comes the story. When visiting the cave in Western Kentucky, I saw an informational film on the history. It included an image of a young slave going into the cave alone to explore, hence the idea that he found freedom underground that he was denied on the surface.

The Last Leaf—O. Henry wrote a short story about two young women in Greenwich Village, where one contracts pneumonia and believes she's dying and the building caretaker acts to save her. I took it from there, hence the elongated title, "Extended version by Ophelia Henry".

Rory and Avi, Elsewhere—A high school romance with complications. The couple is separated so I have his/her narrations, with a flashback beginning each chapter. The flashbacks are in third person (a) to provide some context to Rory and Avi's stories and (b) to show the readers how they were together.

Remember the IV—Something to remind me of my least favorite part of a recent hospital stay

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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: 1265 - Favs: 91 - Follows: 92 - Updated: 1/10/2015 - Published: 9/7/2013 - Complete
Across the Ice by Ventracere 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: 249 - Favs: 27 - Follows: 29 - Updated: 9/7/2014 - Published: 1/11/2014 - Complete
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One to Remember reviews
Laura quietly plans to get Billy where she wants him on Christmas Eve but he has his own desire—for his wife to tell him what she wants...explicitly. To fulfill her fantasy and gain control of her life, Laura must overcome her timidity and society's norms. If learned, it's a lesson that could benefit her until her dying day.
Fiction: Historical - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,227 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 2 - Published: 11/24/2015 - Complete
Tinder reviews
A simple story of hillbilly love and promises
Fiction: Romance - Rated: K - English - Romance/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 615 - Reviews: 4 - Published: 6/14/2015 - Complete
Obedience to the Father reviews
A worthy son is obedient, respectful and discreet. Ham doesn't always agree with his father, but strives to be like him in preserving his family
Fiction: General - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 43 - Words: 64,209 - Reviews: 215 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 6 - Updated: 5/29/2015 - Published: 9/29/2013 - Complete
Holiday Essay reviews
My take on M is for...
Fiction: Essay - Rated: K - English - Family/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 144 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 5/11/2015 - Complete
The Last Leaf, Extended Version by Ophelia Henry reviews
Sue and Johnsy are beginning their life together and attracting the attention of others-some welcome, some not. Secret love is further complicated by obsession, suitors, illness and even voyeurism. Can someone be redeemed from a despicable act?
Fiction: General - Rated: T - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 21 - Words: 39,545 - Reviews: 274 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 4 - Updated: 12/6/2014 - Published: 5/5/2012 - Complete
The Cave Master reviews
The poet from up North finds Mammoth Cave fascinating and his tour guide even more so
Fiction: Historical - Rated: K+ - English - Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,985 - Reviews: 13 - Follows: 1 - Published: 11/21/2013 - Complete
Elsewhere reviews
Life without Avi can't be any worse for Roric...or can it? The young lovers aren't handling their inter-continental separation well. Some coping mechanisms are more troublesome, with more dire consequences, than others
Fiction: Young Adult - Rated: T - English - Romance/Mystery - Chapters: 41 - Words: 86,405 - Reviews: 65 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 9/22/2013 - Published: 10/24/2012 - Complete
Remember the IV reviews
In lieu of Ode to the Appendix
Poetry: Humor - Rated: K - English - Humor/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 218 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 2 - Published: 12/16/2012 - Complete