Persevera
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Joined 04-27-12, id: 838429, Profile Updated: 02-28-13
Author has written 5 stories for General, Young Adult, Humor, and Historical.

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:

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

Carnations' Wake by Jitterbug Blues reviews
The last thing a taciturn 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 seven hundred year-old tale of valor and redemption. / warnings for slash and violence apply
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Supernatural/Drama - Chapters: 23 - Words: 137,475 - Reviews: 546 - Favs: 34 - Follows: 48 - Updated: 4/13 - Published: 9/7/2013
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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: 14 - Words: 16,762 - Reviews: 102 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 4 - Updated: 4/14 - Published: 9/29/2013
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: 7 - Follows: 1 - Published: 11/21/2013 - Complete
Rory and Avi, Elsewhere reviews
Life without Avi can't be any worse for Rory...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: 83,542 - Reviews: 65 - Favs: 1 - 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: 216 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 2 - Published: 12/16/2012 - 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: 20 - Words: 36,915 - Reviews: 244 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 4 - Updated: 10/6/2012 - Published: 5/5/2012 - Complete