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Mother of Learning
by nobody103 reviews
Zorian, a mage in training, only wanted to finish his education in peace. Now he struggles to find answers as he finds himself repeatedly reliving the same month. 'Groundhog's day' style setup in a fantasy world.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Mystery - Chapters: 38 - Words: 268,723 - Reviews: 1284 - Favs: 1,016 - Follows: 1,336 - Updated: 3h - Published: 10/17/2011
The Ghost Writer Final Version
by B. J. Winters reviews
Hale Marcum is a witness to a horrific crime - trouble is he was sleeping at the time. Can he find the victim before her prospective killer executes his plan? Or before the police decide that he must be involved himself?
Fiction: Mystery - Rated: T - English - Mystery/Supernatural - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,758 - Reviews: 20 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 5 - Updated: 5/23 - Published: 9/4/2010
The Sovereign Sword
by Gorilla0132 reviews
The Old Gods, long lost to the pages of the histories, have risen again. Now kings and tyrants must rise from the ashes in order to stand amongst the vengeful deities. As global war threatens to consume the lands of Eos, the fate of humanity hangs perilously in the balance.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Fantasy - Chapters: 25 - Words: 172,819 - Reviews: 141 - Favs: 49 - Follows: 58 - Updated: 5/14 - Published: 3/10/2013
by ivorytowers reviews
A poem about a young soldier in the Vietnam war, trigger warning: implied alcoholism. Please read and review.
Poetry: War - Rated: T - English - Angst/Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 131 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Published: 4/8/2013 - Complete
The Phone Rings At 2am
by simplicity35 reviews
A friend entrusts a young woman with a box that contains what seems to be a broken phone before disappearing. Broken phones cannot, logically speaking, ring. Yet it rings, every morning, at 2am. Hence begins the nightmare as the young woman records her descent to madness in a journal...
Fiction: Horror - Rated: T - English - Horror/Tragedy - Chapters: 9 - Words: 1,826 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 1 - Published: 4/8/2013 - Complete
Crucifix Hill (or 'The Silent Executioner')
Above the town of Westhope, criminals decay on steel crosses for their crimes - whether they're guilty or not . But someone has to watch the bodies, and he's tired of the job.
Fiction: Horror - Rated: K+ - English - Horror/Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,951 - Favs: 1 - Published: 4/8/2013 - Complete
by J.Alonzo reviews
Beware, in the shadow of the fortified city known as "The Metroplex", the Texas Frontier grows turbulent in the aftermath of the Cartel War. Among traffickers, bandits, and creatures, there are tales of a smuggler who is said to have escaped perdition after tricking the devil. He roams this land as an ally to all, a friend to none, and a threat to anyone who profits from the weak.
Fiction: Sci-Fi - Rated: T - English - Supernatural/Western - Chapters: 2 - Words: 6,523 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Published: 3/29/2013
by algonquinprod reviews
A burglar breaks into a wealthy man's house, only to find a gun pointed at him. He's forced to play a game of chess, the outcome of which will decide whether he lives or dies.
Fiction: Mystery - Rated: T - English - Mystery/Crime - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,998 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 2 - Published: 2/9/2013 - Complete
by Ange Sinistre reviews
Nanshe has grown up as a glorified hostage on an experimental neutral colony - a desperate incentive for peace in which she and her loved ones are used as living collateral. She's in the midst of her quarter-life crisis when she witnesses the landing of a foreign cargo capsule. A simple case of smuggling, or a sign that Izina's neutrality is about to come to an official end?
Fiction: Sci-Fi - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi/Suspense - Chapters: 1 - Words: 7,349 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 1/11/2013 - Complete
He creeps, body bent in pain
by merielia reviews
He creeps, body bent in pain, hands clenched, eyes hooded and drooped and lined with years of endless agony. Everything begins to hurt a little more as you get older. Everything a little duller. He hums to himself sometimes, finding condolence from his own voice. He's a little saner than what the rest of us will turn out to be.
Fiction: General - Rated: K+ - English - Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 358 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 1/8/2013
Hidden In His Weary Face
by AppleCrumble reviews
A clock in its final dying moments. I've edited this one quite a lot and attempted a rhyme scheme so I would love to know your thoughts.
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Hurt/Comfort/Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 126 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 5 - Published: 1/4/2013 - Complete
The Great Character Tutorial: Mary Sue Psychology
by CalliScribbles reviews
Have you ever been accused of writing a "Mary Sue?" or accused anyone of the same? Used litmus tests and fretted over whether your character was "too powerful," "not feminine enough," or had "too much backstory?" Like to defend the phenomenon's existence or banish it from the internet forever? Learn more about the psychology and what you can do for your fellow readers and writers.
Fiction: Essay - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 4 - Words: 14,496 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 15 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 12/13/2012 - Published: 7/2/2012 - Complete
by Jave Harron reviews
What if you could sleepwalk through life without the illusion of free will? What does it truly mean to be a thinking being? A high tech saboteur is forced to know himself more than he ever wanted to.
Fiction: Sci-Fi - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi/Suspense - Chapters: 15 - Words: 57,397 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 6 - Updated: 10/6/2012 - Published: 10/16/2011 - Complete
The Traveler's Tale
by Vladmir Triplan reviews
An enigmatic traveler shares his tale over a campfire to a stranger.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 840 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 2 - Published: 9/14/2012 - Complete
The Great Character Tutorial: Act Your Age
by CalliScribbles reviews
Ever struggled writing a mature, adult character? Ever found yourself unable to remember how you thought and felt at fifteen? Are you plagued by child geniuses that sound as if they'd been fed dictionaries in jars as infants, or by inconsistent characterization at any age? Step right up, and I'll teach you all that experience and psychology has taught me! No diapers are necessary.
Fiction: Essay - Rated: K+ - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,666 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 4 - Published: 8/6/2012
by SJR reviews
- COMPLETE - When you kill a man, make sure you give him the respect of your gaze. Hold his eyes until he dies. And then, when the battle is done, remember only that every victory has its price.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Fantasy/Adventure - Chapters: 86 - Words: 143,373 - Reviews: 272 - Favs: 58 - Follows: 28 - Updated: 1/8/2012 - Published: 8/10/2011 - Complete
Silver in Eillen
by CalliScribbles reviews
The opening of a new silver mine in Renua could be an extremely profitable opportunity for the small city-state - if they didn't have to depend on their inexperienced duke to broker a deal with the Eillenians.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Mystery - Chapters: 30 - Words: 42,323 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 12/27/2011 - Published: 6/23/2011 - Complete
Accounts from the Gulf Exclusion Zone
by Jave Harron reviews
The exact happenings of the Gulf Event are still unclear. Machines designed for evolution may have just out competed humanity.
Fiction: Sci-Fi - Rated: K+ - English - Sci-Fi - Chapters: 3 - Words: 4,313 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 6/28/2011 - Published: 6/26/2011
by weary writer reviews
They said I wasn't strong enough for the things to come. That was their reason for locking me away in a dungeon. For beating me and leaving me to die. But I survived...and I'm coming home. They call me a menace. A villain. Well...I'm damn sure no hero.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 25 - Words: 78,922 - Reviews: 182 - Favs: 50 - Follows: 34 - Updated: 6/29/2010 - Published: 4/7/2010
Time of Kings
by Frayling0 reviews
She is the last of her kind, determined to reclaim the land of her ancestors; but the noble families are locked in a deadly clash for power, and a shadow has fallen upon the ruins of Avengard... Winner of La Campanella Universe Award
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Fantasy/Drama - Chapters: 40 - Words: 144,916 - Reviews: 519 - Favs: 67 - Follows: 19 - Updated: 10/22/2009 - Published: 7/13/2009 - Complete
by B. J. Winters reviews
What looks like a routine follow-up on a newspaper story, leads two investigative journalists to a plot of kidnapping, murder, and revenge. It's just a typical summer in Chicago!
Fiction: Mystery - Rated: T - English - Mystery/Adventure - Chapters: 21 - Words: 67,705 - Reviews: 90 - Favs: 27 - Follows: 18 - Updated: 9/23/2009 - Published: 12/29/2008 - Complete
Exercises in Style
by Lee Harvey Kennedy reviews
I start off with a simple short story. I then proceed to tell it in as many different ways as possible. Newly added: 20 Years Old and First Person perspective.
Fiction: General - Rated: T - English - Parody - Chapters: 85 - Words: 37,506 - Reviews: 371 - Favs: 145 - Follows: 34 - Updated: 4/6/2008 - Published: 1/19/2006
Den Of Thieves
by John Westcott reviews
In the year 2043, Oliver Reed is a master thief working for The Cabal. In a world where big brother controls the state and heroes enforce the status quo, his goal is to wrest control of the organization from Malevolence, the world's most powerful villain.
Fiction: Action - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Suspense - Chapters: 24 - Words: 197,215 - Reviews: 46 - Favs: 39 - Follows: 14 - Updated: 4/2/2008 - Published: 3/16/2006 - Complete
by Solemn Coyote reviews
This is a story about monsters, and the dark beyond the campfire. It's also an account of hope, desperation, and impossible odds. It tells of humans being who they are, and who circumstance forces them to be. Mostly, though, it's about monsters.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Fantasy/Adventure - Chapters: 6 - Words: 13,420 - Reviews: 37 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 3/31/2008 - Published: 4/26/2006
by Lccorp2 reviews
Fantasy parodies, mocking anything and everything about the genre. You want to read these. You just know you want to.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Parody - Chapters: 15 - Words: 40,794 - Reviews: 319 - Favs: 162 - Follows: 61 - Updated: 1/18/2008 - Published: 8/12/2006