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Joined 09-17-12, id: 871272, Profile Updated: 12-07-19
Author has written 40 stories for Fantasy, Romance, General, Historical, Humor, Sci-Fi, Young Adult, Horror, Fable, Spiritual, and Essay.

Name: Christine

Age: 31

Hobbies: Reading, writing, photography, snorkeling, cooking, dancing, music, foreign language (French, Chinese, Japanese, Italian, Hawaiian, and Georgian), walking and bicycling.

Fandoms: Labyrinth, Legend, Phantom, Narnia, Peter Pan, Pride and Prejudice, Firefly, Dollhouse, Thor, Avengers, Prometheus, Hobbit, Lord of the Rings, Jane Austen. Am almost always fonder of the books than the movies.

Enjoy my stories, but I make no promises about how often they will be updated. Please understand my sometimes very long absences.

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Tumblr (join me for fandom, fiction, and fashion fun.): nofearofwaves

Twitter: @nofearofwaves

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Equivalent Exchange
Prompt: One day, you meet a stray cat that looks exhausted. So you give it some food, water, and a warm place to rest before it disappears the next morning. Some time later, a witch appears at your doorstep with that same cat. "Ambrose here says you saved his life, so I'm here to repay the favor."
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: K - English - Drama/Mystery - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,868 - Favs: 1 - Published: 1/12/2022 - Complete
Make Me a Zephyr reviews
A collection of moments gathered across ten countries and nine years' experiences living and working abroad. From bistros in Athens to evenings in Singapore, rural schools in Georgia and hikes in Armenia, these are instants that transformed me then and influence me now. Travel memoir. Updated weekly.
Fiction: Essay - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Humor - Chapters: 18 - Words: 27,919 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 1/4/2022 - Published: 1/3/2017
Diaspora reviews
Carolyn Ecklund, a woman struggling to manage her family's farm in rural Minnesota, is skating the edge of financial ruin. Amanda Blore, a woman at the end of a lifetime's travel, is looking for somewhere to put down roots. And Kirsten Womack is just always up for anything. Family is what you choose, community is what you cultivate, and home is what you build.
Fiction: General - Rated: T - English - Friendship/Family - Chapters: 6 - Words: 22,563 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 11/18/2021 - Published: 2/22/2021
Catch a Falling Star
Ruth Bartlett is a strange girl. Born with her mind on celestial matters, she is nonetheless expected to live the traditional life of a young English woman of the early 19th century, and concern herself with a husband, child, and household. Stars are not in her purview. But when a traditional life cannot satisfy and the stars beckon, what will Ruth do to break free? NaNoWriMo 2021.
Fiction: Historical - Rated: T - English - Drama/Adventure - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,675 - Follows: 1 - Published: 11/2/2021
Hermione Bascombe and the Secrets of the Stars reviews
In a world where science and magic uneasily co-exist, Hermione Bascombe is an un-magical young woman consumed by astral phenomena. Is it just her imagination that sees messages in the aurora, and patterns in the stars? Or is someone, somewhere, trying to communicate with her planet? An Edwardian-era/steampunk/sci-fi/fantasy mashup novel-in-progress.
Fiction: Sci-Fi - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi/Fantasy - Chapters: 6 - Words: 17,514 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 4/19/2021 - Published: 8/3/2020
Here For The Girls reviews
A collection of short essays examining female characters in media and literature, with frequent asides discussing modern fandom, intersectional feminism, and real-life inspirational women. Subjects chosen by author, but requests are welcome! Updated weekly.
Fiction: Essay - Rated: K+ - English - Humor - Chapters: 66 - Words: 82,245 - Reviews: 25 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 6 - Updated: 4/29/2020 - Published: 8/27/2016
The Three Sisters reviews
Maria, the first. Sophia, the eldest. Diana, the youngest. One too Spanish for London society. One whose heart remains in Cádiz. One too proud, passionate, and wanting. The marriage market of London awaits, but family history and secrets threaten to undo them all. A Regency novel of romance, ambition, and three women caught by birth between two nations. Rewritten for NaNoWriMo18.
Fiction: Historical - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 49 - Words: 126,635 - Reviews: 69 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 5 - Updated: 12/6/2019 - Published: 11/1/2018 - Complete
Three Sisters reviews
Maria, the first. Sophia, the eldest. Diana, the youngest. One too Spanish for London society. One whose heart remains in Madrid. One too proud, passionate, and wanting. A Regency novel of romance, ambition, and three women caught by birth between two nations.
Fiction: Historical - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 51 - Words: 103,119 - Reviews: 17 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 11/3/2018 - Published: 11/2/2016 - Complete
Low Fantasy
Martan, twelfth of his name; Master Forger of the Great Copper Veins of the Southern Arm of Dragonback Ridge; Belcher, Bellower, Broken-Toothed, is secure in his power and dignity. That is, until he welcomes home his daughter, Martag, eighteenth of her name; Slayer of Wyrms...who could not care less. Rated for some mild dwarf canoodling. Inspired by a visit to Luray Caverns.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Parody/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,000 - Published: 8/29/2017
Goddess Falls
Noe is an initiate of the Children of the Goddess, an order created to serve all in the land of Shelo-Emlah. Under the rule of the Shurial, Shelo-Emlah has enjoyed centuries of prosperity. Yet peace cannot endure forever, and enemies are massing both from within and without. Can faith endure against a force that violates the very laws of nature? Or will all fall to darkness?
Fiction: Young Adult - Rated: T - English - Fantasy/Horror - Chapters: 14 - Words: 31,919 - Updated: 10/15/2016 - Published: 6/18/2016
Ad Astra
The crew of Envoy II has been sent to supplement the existing IASECS Colony on Gliese 581g; the mission of a lifetime. Yet upon arrival, Captain Kara Surdukowski discovers their mission has a sinister ulterior motive. They are to "persuade" the xenophobic natives of Gliese 581g to accept a full-scale Earth settlement, or the following WMO armada will force the issue.
Fiction: Sci-Fi - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,000 - Published: 8/12/2016
Prompt: 50% of the world's population has the ability to fly, 50% does not. The only way to find out is to jump from a height that will surely kill you.
Fiction: Young Adult - Rated: T - English - Angst/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,225 - Follows: 1 - Published: 8/5/2016 - Complete
The Witch-House reviews
There was a tumbledown moss-skinned cabin that stood on a long strip of scraggly-wooded land in the center of I-84, and as long as Becca could remember, everyone had always called it the Witch-House. There was no story to the name. It just was.
Fiction: Horror - Rated: K+ - English - Family/Horror - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,306 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 8/1/2016 - Complete
Poems on the River
She stared at the tree. Its leaves had become leaves again, robbed of life and color by the darkness. The vision the words had conjured was gone. Yet she had seen it. Hadn't she?
Fiction: Fable - Rated: T - English - Mystery/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,852 - Published: 6/25/2016 - Complete
When We Are Free reviews
The tiny land of Mato'i'ya, occupied for centuries by Yanoy, has finally gained its independence. Anari Yuno'a, the newest of-age member of Mato'i'ya's governing family, should be celebrating. But sunlight never comes without shadows. An unknown enemy plots against their newfound freedom...and the freedom of the entire Peninsula. A political fantasy novel. COMPLETE.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Fantasy - Chapters: 30 - Words: 178,070 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 6/5/2016 - Published: 2/12/2013 - Complete
Martin Cheng knows what he is; a boring public loan official, terrified of his peers and haunted by the overshadowing government that runs his life. Still, he tries to do what's right. Born in a different world, he might not have been this way. He might have been like Ella, his new client, but that might be a fate even worse. Most of all, Martin wants to avoid conflict. He can't.
Fiction: Sci-Fi - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Drama - Chapters: 6 - Words: 12,928 - Updated: 11/22/2014 - Published: 11/5/2014
Souls Yearning Skyward reviews
Three artists live in New York City, struggling towards understanding themselves and each other. Christina Ames has given up on her dream, serving a man she both hates and loves. Russell Thorne has betrayed his dream, using his influence to ignore the best in himself and others. Willa Stark does not give up and will not betray; she will try to save them all...but at what cost?
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 61 - Words: 144,198 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 11/7/2014 - Published: 12/5/2012 - Complete
Planets reviews
Take a trip through the solar system, learning about the cultures that flourished there in the distant past, long before humans came to walk the Earth. Visit Venus, with its decadent aristocracy and those who fight against it; Mars, with its two warrior princesses; Neptune, once a beacon of civilization, now buried beneath the ice. These are lost stories, forgotten ones...until now
Fiction: Sci-Fi - Rated: T - English - Drama/Adventure - Chapters: 8 - Words: 66,413 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 4 - Updated: 10/25/2014 - Published: 11/3/2012
Single Mom Seeks Roomate reviews
In the aftermath of a terrible divorce Amanda struggles to heal her feelings of guilt and her daughter's anger. Meanwhile, another mother tries to understand a daughter who hates her.
Fiction: Young Adult - Rated: T - English - Family/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 12,236 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Published: 3/30/2014 - Complete
Writing the Book of Days reviews
Herein lie a series of short stories, personal essays, random poetry, and the occasional character sketch, all following the prompts in "A Writer's Book of Days". Expect a wide range of styles, voices, truths, and tenses as I journey into the worlds-whether real or imagined-that the prompts evoke. Feel free to join me, if so inclined!
Fiction: General - Rated: T - English - Humor/Drama - Chapters: 63 - Words: 45,866 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 2/21/2014 - Published: 10/3/2012
Older and Far Away reviews
Introverted, snobbish Hannah Greene knew that one day she'd have to pay for having handsome action-star Jeremy Thwaite all to herself. She's paying. But when fleeing halfway across the world doesn't help shield her from the pain of a relationship not yet over, she has to decide if she's really ready to say goodbye.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 14,030 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 2 - Published: 10/21/2013 - Complete
The Horse Prince reviews
I was spending my summer vacation in Virginia, working at Burger King, waiting to go back to my sophomore year in college. Then my car battery died...and I met a talking horse...and rode through a door in the sun. And nothing was quite the same after that. There's dangers, mud, pimples, and certain death, but one thing's for sure: it's better than flipping burgers.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Supernatural - Chapters: 18 - Words: 106,394 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 8 - Updated: 5/29/2013 - Published: 9/19/2012 - Complete
Blindness reviews
Prompt story: "A priest is attacked for being a pedophile. He is innocent of the crime, but guilty of something far worse." Father Davis knows who says those repulsive words, confesses those horrible crimes into the close air of the confessional. He hears the litany of crimes with horror. But it is not until he faces the man in the clear light of day that he decides to act.
Fiction: Spiritual - Rated: T - English - Drama/Mystery - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,512 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Published: 12/29/2012 - Complete
Suffer in Silence reviews
Was this really her life now? Was she really a successful freelancer, with an office, a husband and two children? No, it couldn't be. Any second now, someone was going to come through the door and tell her it was all a big mistake, sorry, but this life was supposed to go to someone who was grown up and could handle it. Someone who really deserved it.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,300 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 12/29/2012 - Complete
The Last Teacup
Two sisters move to Beijing, alone except for the contents of their suitcases and each other. But those suitcases are still enough to bring all the baggage of a tiny, wrecked family along with them, and a long, tragic history clings to one thing they could never leave behind. This history can tear them apart even as it binds them together.
Fiction: General - Rated: T - English - Family/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,035 - Published: 12/17/2012 - Complete
Christmas Eve reviews
Maggie Little, age seven-and-a-half, is finally old enough to evade her watchful parents and sneak downstairs on Christmas Eve. While the house sleeps and the world drifts in snowy shadows, she will discover the secrets that make Christmas special...and those secrets will guide and change her life forever.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: K - English - Fantasy/Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,022 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 12/17/2012 - Complete
Sometimes it was easy for her to forget the truth of her life. Living in a place so different, so far from home...it's simple to assume another identity, like a celebrity or superhero. She imagines a different hometown, different parents, a different name. But sometimes someone notices that she isn't what she pretends to be. And the illusion crumbles.
Fiction: General - Rated: T - English - Angst/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,909 - Published: 11/25/2012 - Complete
Face Time reviews
Amanda loves her boyfriend, no matter what anyone thinks of their long-distance relationship. It's not his fault he has a great job in San Francisco. It's not his fault he's older than she is. And...it's not his fault that sometimes he wants too much too fast. She just wishes that she could look him in the eyes and explain what she feels. A love story told through a keyboard.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,518 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 2 - Published: 11/8/2012 - Complete
The Brownstone Brownie
Mitchell Hanlon is a NYPD officer. He is married and has a son. He also has a elderly neighbor who insists that New York is a buzzing hive of supernatural creatures. But New York is full of strange people, and Mitchell has met more than his fair share. But when he and his team are stumped while trying to find a stolen jewel horde, he may find some of his beliefs challenged.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: K+ - English - Supernatural/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,528 - Favs: 1 - Published: 10/31/2012 - Complete
The Lady and the Mask reviews
Those who walk abroad on Hallowe'en Night must be aware of the dangers. Even in our modern age, in our world of plastic and steel, there are spirits that lurk in the shadows, waiting and watching for any chance to break through. Hallowe'en creates just such a chance, and Juliette will find that even the twenty-first century world of bright sunlight can be smothered in darkness.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Fantasy/Horror - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,373 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 10/31/2012 - Complete
Decisions reviews
A modern London girl-she pretends-Brittany never thought this would happen. It would not happen to any of the beautiful, posh girls who surround her in the office everyday, and even if it did, they'd know exactly how to handle it. They'd have it taken care of before their 3 o'clock manicures. But she's not like them. And she needs time to make up her mind. Time, and her Mum.
Fiction: General - Rated: M - English - Drama/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,184 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 10/14/2012 - Complete
A Bedtime Story
Once upon a time there was a little girl, lost in the woods, sad and alone. Except she wasn't alone. Before losing her way in the deep, dark forest, she left herself lights to see by and created a way for her to find the way home. We all get lost in the woods sometimes, and this little girl has found the secret to getting us all out.
Fiction: Fable - Rated: K - English - Supernatural/Fantasy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,758 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Published: 10/14/2012 - Complete
Valkyrie reviews
When the ice cracks, heralding the approaching spring, he leaves her. He always does this, regular as the seasons pass, one into the next. When he leaves, she does her best to forget him; does his work, nurses the children, carries on. There is no choice for her or any of those left behind. She sees it as a gift when he returns. It is not a gift this time. A Viking tale.
Fiction: Historical - Rated: T - English - Drama/Adventure - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,284 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 10/11/2012 - Complete
A Matter of Definitions reviews
There are surely monsters in this world. They roam abroad, haunting the shadows of cities and towns, preying on those who are most vulnerable. Monsters are opportunists by nature, but fickle in their intent. Whether they go for the hurt or the kill comes down to a variety of factors...but if you're vulnerable and lucky, pray that the monster who finds you is just lazy.
Fiction: Horror - Rated: T - English - Angst/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,348 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 10/11/2012 - Complete
Smell, Touch, Taste
In times of small despairs, the pain can swell in importance until it absorbs all the light in the world. But regardless of what happens, one thing remains constant: her friends and family love her, and with their love and her determination, she can rise above whatever mud gets flung in her path.
Fiction: Young Adult - Rated: K+ - English - Angst/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,767 - Published: 10/6/2012 - Complete
ReaLife reviews
Rachel Ulrich is a tired high school senior, struggling through the normal challenges of overwork, shaky relationships with her friends, and arguments with her parents. She also has aspirations-fingers crossed-to becoming a writer. All this would be difficult enough, but what doesn't help are the night terrors, headaches, and chronic exhaustion. Something else is happening...
Fiction: Sci-Fi - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Suspense - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,707 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 10/5/2012 - Complete
It was shocking, unnecessary, and inexplicable. There was no reason why Amanda Burns's patient should have died on the slab from lethal injection. The death penalty has not been necessary for decades. He should not have committed the crime, but more importantly...he should not have wanted to commit the crime. Now only the riddle remains.
Fiction: Sci-Fi - Rated: T - English - Drama/Horror - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,558 - Favs: 2 - Published: 10/5/2012 - Complete
Mona reviews
She has no time for him, slouching in the shadows with some stereotypical Twiggy wannabe. She has her own life to live and her own dreams to follow, and if he can't keep up with her, it's his loss.
Fiction: Humor - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,611 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 10/5/2012 - Complete
From Each According to His Labor reviews
The highest achievement of his life would ever be the moment when his wife, his Lydia, walked towards him wearing her diadem of diamonds and sapphires, carriage as light and graceful as the Tsarina's. He had worked and sacrificed all his life for that moment, and no one will ever take it from him...though they might strive to take everything else. A story of pre-Communist Russia.
Fiction: Historical - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,023 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 3 - Published: 10/5/2012 - Complete
Cash and Change reviews
Prompt story from The Writer's Book of Matches: "a bartender begins an e-mail relationship after finding an address written on a dollar she received as a tip." Meet Rebecca: not-so-sweet, occasionally pretty, damn smart, and oh-so-very-tired.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,462 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 3 - Published: 9/19/2012 - Complete