Emerald Viper
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Joined 06-19-12, id: 849235, Profile Updated: 03-15-15
Author has written 25 stories for Fantasy, Humor, Supernatural, Mythology, Sci-Fi, and Horror.

You are most likely to find me sitting on the front porch of my house with a cup of tea. I enjoy writing. It does not pay my bills.

My other hobbies include motorcycles, computers, cooking, making jewelry, tabletop RPGS, comics & anime, history, fencing & archery (SCA), hiking, yoga, and Tae Kwon Do. I hate washing dishes and I am a notorious insomniac. I collect masks and old issues of Doctor Strange. I love animals, especially dogs and horses. I have a very clever yellow lab named "Gumbo".

I currently live in Texas, but I have also lived in seven other US states, England, and Italy.

I am always on Facebook or somewhere else filled with uselessness. I watch way too much science-fiction, especially Doctor Who.

My favorite writers are Neil Gaiman (Sandman), Douglas Adams (Hitchhiker's Guide), Roger Zelazny (Amber and Lord Demon), Robert Asprin (Myth series), Garth Nix (Sabriel), Terry Pratchett (Discworld), and Jim Butcher (Dresden Files). I do snarky banter. If I make you laugh, it's a win. I also write reprehensible fan fiction for White Wolf games such as Exalted and Vampire: The Masquerade.

In the mundane world, I am a museum curator. It is the coolest job in the world.


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I appreciate criticism, but please make it constructive! If you comment on my stories using profanity, your comments will be removed. Please note that all stories are marked with a date such as (2003). Some of these stories were written when I was 15 - 16 years old. I understand that they could be better, but I probably won't revisit them.

Emilies by Solemn Coyote reviews
She was presented to the Smiths on Solstice morning; shivering and wrapped in ribbons to hide her feeding ports.
Fiction: Sci-Fi - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,520 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 3 - Published: 1/28/2013 - Complete
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Mother, Must I? (Labyrinth June Entry) reviews
Horror for Children prompt. The dead must be fed. My attempt at writing a fairytale in the style of the Brothers Grimm.
Fiction: Horror - Rated: T - English - Fantasy/Horror - Chapters: 2 - Words: 3,133 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 2 - Updated: 6/28 - Published: 5/30 - Complete
Sinnifer and the Vulture (2015) reviews
I had a very strange dream, which I wrote on a paper towel at 3:30 this morning. It might be a story, or it might be a reminder not to eat too much salsa before bed. The vulture piece happens somewhere in the middle. Story itself is related to Hyde and Seek. There may be a bit too much "info dumping" but I am trying to build a different world than my usual SOM/CR.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Fantasy/Adventure - Chapters: 5 - Words: 10,001 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 6/17 - Published: 3/6
D: Lovely (Failed Labyrinth June Prompt 2) reviews
Robots x Romance - much too long for the 3,000 word limit. In the near future, "companion" robots are a common fixture in the homes of lonely, busy executives like Pierre Durant. Ordered to cook, clean, "pick up things on the floor" and "search the internet", Pierre's "Lovely" takes great pride in caring for her "Sir". Unfortunately, he does not seem to notice her existance.
Fiction: Sci-Fi - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 7,157 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 1 - Published: 5/18 - Complete
CR: Damnation Canyon (Failed Labyrinth June Prompt 1) reviews
A story that was going to be for the "Wizards x Westerns" contest prompt but quickly got too long (4,000 words). For those of you familiar with my "CR" stories, this one revisits "Heretic". A religious order which condemns the practice of magic hires a wizard to solve a hostage situation in a notoriously dangerous canyon infested with demons and full of arcane traps.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Fantasy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,502 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 5/6 - Complete
CR: Nikki Lovecraft (2009)
Death gets run over on the George Washington bridge by a dangerous blonde who's in the demon-summoning business. Things go downhill from there. Short story, not a novel. Chaos Realm series. An old story I still enjoy.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Fantasy/Adventure - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,032 - Follows: 1 - Published: 4/1 - Complete
CR: How George Met Chaucer (2009)
Two rival pirate clans, the Cavendashes and the Le Rois have been fighting over the island of Katunwe for a hundred years. George picked the wrong beach for his summer vacation. Short story, not a novel. Chaos Realm series. Something old that I still find entertaining.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Fantasy/Adventure - Chapters: 1 - Words: 6,428 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Published: 4/1 - Complete
Toward the Light (April 2015 Labyrinth Contest Entry) reviews
("What is hell? I maintain that it is the suffering of being unable to love." ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky) Two fallen angels attempt to escape from Hell. I put it under "Mythology" because I didn't know what else to call it.
Fiction: Mythology - Rated: T - English - Spiritual/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,092 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 1 - Published: 3/31
SOM: Dreams of Endymion (2013) reviews
Ten years ago, Luke Witchstorm washed up on a beach with no memories of his past. When he puts on a cursed ring, he finds himself drawn into a web of intrigue and dark magic. Following the clues he left for himself, he must retrace his own steps to uncover the secret of how he died, and why he came back. Sword of the Makers series. REWRITE CHAPTER 25! 3/29/15.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Fantasy/Adventure - Chapters: 26 - Words: 93,559 - Reviews: 22 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 8 - Updated: 2/25 - Published: 12/9/2012
Nivarra's Tail (1995-2015) reviews
A young centaur goes on an adventure with an immortal wizard, a wisecracking cowardly dragon, and the spoiled brat who is supposed to become the king of their world. This is an attempt at re-writing (from an adult perspective) a story I originally wrote for my brothers and sisters when I was a child. Related to "Hyde and Seek".
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Fantasy/Adventure - Chapters: 6 - Words: 9,250 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 2/7 - Published: 1/31
Hyde and Seek (February 2015 Labyrinth Contest Winner) reviews
Everyone has a dark side. What happens when it gets loose? (This story takes place in my very first "fantasy world" which I created when I was a child. I've been revisiting it lately and considering a longer story. Tell me what you think!)
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Fantasy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,083 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 3 - Published: 1/31
The Devil and Robert Johnson (2015) reviews
A young blues musician meets the Devil at the crossroads. SHORT STORY - *Rough Draft*
Fiction: Supernatural - Rated: T - English - Supernatural - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,035 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Published: 1/28
SOM: Emissary (2013) reviews
Journeyman wizard Stephan Lucian is sent by the Order of Light to strike a deal with dangerous creatures of old magic. When he accidently breaks ancient faerie laws, he finds himself working as an emissary for the enemy. But all is not as it seems, and the secrets which lurk in the depths of the Sickle Wood may alter the balance of the world. Sword of the Makers series.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Fantasy/Adventure - Chapters: 19 - Words: 62,412 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 9 - Updated: 8/17/2014 - Published: 3/6/2013
SOM: The Cursed Company (2014) reviews
The Mercenary's Guild has always provided a refuge for people trying to outrun their problems. But when a mysterious girl arrives at the Coalborn Guild House in the middle of a blizzard, the members of the Cursed Company find themselves living up to their unfortunate nickname. Sword of the Makers series. Side story, not a complete novel.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Fantasy/Adventure - Chapters: 4 - Words: 8,701 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 8/2/2014 - Published: 7/16/2014
SOM: Kestrel's Tale (2013)
Multiple people have suggested that I remove the story of Kestrel Yfair from the middle of "Dreams of Endymion" . It really is too long for a flashback and the first-person perspective makes it a bit jarring. Still, this story is good to read for some background on Naara and Kestrel's relationship. Sword of the Makers series. Side story, not a novel.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Fantasy/Adventure - Chapters: 4 - Words: 17,713 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Published: 7/29/2014 - Complete
SOM: Paladin (2013) reviews
Known for having a quick tongue and a quicker knife, Jack Mercy is the law amongst the thieves and whores of Ancaradis. Five years ago, he was the lieutenant of a Deathwalker. When his master was slain, he returned to stabbing and skullduggery. Now the Order of Light has come to him with a message. Mercy is the Paladin, chosen to save the world. Sword of the Makers series.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Fantasy/Adventure - Chapters: 60 - Words: 183,879 - Reviews: 54 - Favs: 35 - Follows: 38 - Updated: 5/21/2014 - Published: 9/22/2012
Clan Havoc (2013) reviews
Thirty year old Steve Camden is a loser. He can't hold a job and he lives with his mother. but in the LARP "Realms of Arcadia" he's a heroic prince. When Steve is swept into a fantasy world that resembles Arcadia with his friends, it seems like a dream come true, but the LARPers don't have powers or real weapons. Can Clan Havoc make it home, or will everyone take lethal damage?
Fiction: Humor - Rated: T - English - Humor/Fantasy - Chapters: 25 - Words: 71,311 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 5 - Updated: 2/15/2014 - Published: 4/6/2013 - Complete
SOM: Child of Man (2014)
When Duke Arsenio Valsarra's lover died, he vowed to care for her child as if it were his own. But the Duke's son is not what he seems to be. Sword of the Makers series. Side story, not a complete novel.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Fantasy/Adventure - Chapters: 2 - Words: 5,137 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 2/10/2014 - Published: 2/9/2014
CR: Witness (2004)
Felix meets his father's mistress and learns that he has a younger brother. Meanwhile, Ireval's sanity unravels, and the gods prepare for war. Chaos Realm series.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Fantasy/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 9 - Words: 191,045 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 6/30/2013 - Published: 6/29/2013 - Complete
CR: Heretic (2008) reviews
Raised in a religious order which condemn sorcery, a young priestess-in-training discovers she has magical powers. Chaos Realm series.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Fantasy/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 16 - Words: 98,751 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 6/10/2013 - Published: 4/13/2013 - Complete
SOM: Seyadra's Tail (2010) reviews
Seyadra Ayud, a fugitive from the Tower and one of the last dragons in the world, seeks to fulfill a promise she made to her father centuries ago. Sword of the Makers series. Side story, not a complete novel.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Fantasy/Adventure - Chapters: 11 - Words: 31,424 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 4/13/2013 - Published: 3/10/2013
SOM: The Nok Market (2012)
Journeyman wizard Fabian Van Guise stumbles upon a faerie market and makes a dangerous bargain. Sword of the Makers series. Side story, not a complete novel.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Fantasy/Adventure - Chapters: 2 - Words: 7,610 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 1 - Published: 3/6/2013 - Complete
CR: Wanderers (2005)
Elhil has a habit of getting himself into trouble. Of course, "trouble" for a 4,000 year old immortal often means that the fate of more than one world is hanging in the balance. Chaos Realm series.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: M - English - Fantasy/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 13 - Words: 217,776 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 1 - Published: 9/30/2012 - Complete
The Wolf Prince (NANO 2011) reviews
A young wizard accidentally steals a magic box. Along with two thieves and a hapless "inventor/adventurer" he travels around the world and through time. Incorporates Celtic, Persian, Indian, Chinese and Norse mythology and lots of Shakespeare.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Fantasy/Romance - Chapters: 7 - Words: 27,719 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 3 - Published: 8/25/2012
Stephanie Meyer Eat Your Heart Out (2010) reviews
A believable vampire love story. Sort of. This is not Twilight fiction, nor does it contain any Twilight characters.
Fiction: Humor - Rated: T - English - Parody/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,494 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 1 - Published: 8/1/2012 - Complete
CR: The Immortals (2001) reviews
A demon is summoned into a realm where magic and technology coexist and the laws of physics are subject to change without warning. A magical genius with a passion for candy-coated alchemy, a perma-stoned dragon bard, and a host of dimension-hopping gangsters fight with her to save their world. Chaos Realm series.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: M - English - Fantasy/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 16 - Words: 242,038 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 7/14/2012 - Published: 6/23/2012 - Complete