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Joined 06-06-12, id: 845473, Profile Updated: 04-15-16
Author has written 7 stories for Biography, Romance, Horror, Young Adult, and Sci-Fi.

I am a young woman living in Canada whose lifelong dream has been to publish a work of fiction one day. Join me in my journey as I play around with different ideas and themes.

If you like what you have read here, and would like to read more of my stories and poetry, please visit my Wordpress account at ritahchen[dot]com.

Hope you enjoy!

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The Collector
"When I see someone I like, I want to take their heart from them." - A short 922-word long contest entry for the Joust 24-hour writing contest in 2015
Fiction: Horror - Rated: K+ - English - Supernatural/Horror - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,059 - Published: 4/15/2016
Coming Home reviews
"40,000 yuan for a bride! You're spending more than a year's worth of salary on a prostitute?" - A short story about a man's journey in acquiring a mail order bride.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: K - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,667 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 8/8/2013 - Complete
Trillium reviews
"You can't move your left arm now?" Mrs. Dorimer repeated somewhat stupidly. Unable to speak from the sobs that wracked his thin body, Danny could only nod. - A short story about a mother struggling with her son's impending death.
Fiction: Sci-Fi - Rated: K - English - Sci-Fi/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,247 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 2/10/2013 - Complete
Crying for the Moon
"Sometimes you look at her with an angry expression, sometimes with a fond one, sometimes with a lonely one, but mostly you look at her like she's grown horns on her head." - A short story about the complexities of female friendship.
Fiction: Young Adult - Rated: K - English - Drama/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,634 - Published: 9/15/2012 - Complete
Down the Drainpipe reviews
In the beginning, she always saw these marks as being yellow, like the soft bright sunlight of a warm afternoon. However, as time wore on and she gradually began to see the darkness in his soul that he tried so desperately to hide, she began to see these splotches as being red, piercing and glaring like red sirens. - A story of a fairy tale gone wrong.
Fiction: Horror - Rated: T - English - Tragedy/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,105 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 6/22/2012 - Complete
"Hold on a second," Simon interrupts, physically lifting a hand up to emphasize his words. "You're using the word, 'me', Lisa," he points out. A sudden sharp glint appears in his eyes. "Are you saying that I'm treating you badly?" - A short story about self-assertion in the face of love.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: K - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,538 - Follows: 1 - Published: 6/10/2012 - Complete
Lit Up
"He was not afraid of commitment though he was sure people have thought otherwise. Here he was: 40, with his girlfriend of 5 years – if one didn't take into account the break-ups they had gone through – and no intentions of marriage." - A character study based on a friend in Japan.
Fiction: Biography - Rated: K - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,291 - Published: 6/9/2012 - Complete