Winged Devotion
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Joined 08-04-12, id: 862062, Profile Updated: 05-31-16
Author has written 12 stories for Romance, Life, Love, and General.

Beauty is terror. Whatever we call beautiful, we quiver before it. And what could be more terrifying and beautiful, to souls like the Greeks or our own, than to lose control completely? To throw off the chains of being for an instant, to shatter the accident of our mortal selves?
Donna Tartt, The Secret History


Greetings. My pen name is Winged Devotion, as you can see, but feel free to call me Sven, if you're so inclined. History student, INFJ.

One of my greatest passions is making up stories to make sense of things. I fill my days and thoughts with it. Ever since I was little, I would make up the most fantastical tales to explain things I understood, or would have liked to understand. Often very silly things. My surroundings don’t really like my eternal hypothetical questions, so I decided to put them in my writing.

On this page, you will find my fictional stories. Since it takes a long time for me to be pleased with anything I write, I don't update regularly. Chances are I'll often be tempted to delete things I've uploaded because I've grown to feel abhorred by the ridiculous things I come up with, or because I cringe too much at my awkward phrasing. The last few years I've mostly been writing academically, so I don't get to write much fiction, alas.

You will also find numerous poems written by my feverish mind. They are written at random intervals -mostly at night- and often don't make much sense. Reminiscence and melancholy are prominent themes. Oh, and love, of course. Failed, cheesy love poetry. Don't blame me; it's a hardware problem.

I've also written a few pieces of shamelessly smutty fanfiction, which you can find on fanfiction.net/~wingeddevotion.

I may take requests –I’m a lazy person, so no promises there– and I’m open to suggestions for the chapters I write, so long as they fit the grand scheme of my narratives. I also enjoy every review, be it good or bad. Make my day or break my day, I don't care: please let me know what you think. Your thoughts are deeply valued.


Only here's what I really, really want someone to explain to me. What if one happens to be possessed of a heart that can't be trusted--? What if the heart, for its own unfathomable reasons, leads one willfully and in a cloud of unspeakable radiance away from health, domesticity, civic responsibility and strong social connections and all the blandly-held common virtues and instead straight toward a beautiful flare of ruin, self-immolation, disaster?...If your deepest self is singing and coaxing you straight toward the bonfire, is it better to turn away? Stop your ears with wax? Ignore all the perverse glory your heart is screaming at you? Set yourself on the course that will lead you dutifully towards the norm, reasonable hours and regular medical check-ups, stable relationships and steady career advancement the New York Times and brunch on Sunday, all with the promise of being somehow a better person? Or...is it better to throw yourself head first and laughing into the holy rage calling your name?
Donna Tartt, The Goldfinch

Shattered by ThePetrovaFire reviews
LOL, this is probably the most depressing piece of text I've ever written. I have no idea what madness drove me. I was inspired by the song "Dear agony" by Breaking Benjamin and by the lines: "Love pull me down Hate lift me up Just turn around There's nothing left Somewhere far beyond this world I feel nothing anymore"
Poetry: Life - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 60 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 3 - Published: 9/6/2012 - Complete
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42 Reasons For Why I've Failed At Personhood
Inspired by Warsan Shire's '34 excuses for why we failed at love', this experimental poem is an exploration of internalised alienness, regret, and anxieties. Might be a wee bit dark, but hope you enjoy it nonetheless.
Poetry: Life - Rated: T - English - Poetry/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 443 - Published: 5/31
Illumination reviews
I wrote this after seeing someone I love again, for the first time in months, when I had been thinking I'd never see this person again. It's sort of a poetical representation of my feelings at the time.
Poetry: Love - Rated: K - English - Poetry/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 54 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 9/24/2012
The Revelation reviews
A tragic story of unrequited love and the musings that accompany it. True story. When it's real, you can't walk away. He did.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,674 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 9/4/2012 - Complete
The Return reviews
Written because of an unforeseen event I came across today.
Poetry: Love - Rated: K - English - Poetry/Mystery - Chapters: 1 - Words: 58 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 9/3/2012 - Complete
Woorden reviews
Over woorden en hun fantastische mysterie.
Poetry: General - Rated: K - Dutch - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 57 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 8/27/2012 - Complete
The Weeping Willow reviews
My most recent writing. It's a load of emotions, and I'm not quite sure even I fathom everything I wrote into it. Once again, it's melancholic reminiscence.
Poetry: Love - Rated: T - English - Poetry/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 74 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 8/27/2012 - Complete
Suus
Yes, I DO occasionally write a poem with rhymes in it. Written in a moment of great despair.
Poetry: Life - Rated: T - English - Poetry/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 96 - Published: 8/27/2012 - Complete
Sand reviews
Bittersweet melancholy...
Poetry: Love - Rated: T - English - Poetry/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 57 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 8/27/2012 - Complete
Dread
When my grandfather's life was at risk, I wrote this poem to "cope" with the very stressful situation.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Poetry/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 75 - Published: 8/27/2012 - Complete
Death Of Calm reviews
A most cheesy love poem which includes even the universe.
Poetry: Love - Rated: T - English - Poetry/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 83 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 8/27/2012 - Complete
Dawn reviews
A poem about coming to rest, finding peace in between moments of stress.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Poetry/Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 60 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 8/27/2012 - Complete
Reality
Written from a first person perspective, the protagonist gets dragged along by his/her imagination to a state of confusion of what's real and what not. Compare it to a "He loves me/he loves me not" game.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,277 - Published: 8/12/2012 - Complete