Balin Lord of Moria
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Author has written 72 stories for Nature, Essay, General, Romance, War, Life, Young Adult, Haiku, Sci-Fi, School, Humor, Work, Fantasy, Kids, Religion, Love, Song, Fable, Action, Historical, Biography, Mythology, Fantasy, Friendship, and Family.

Hello, I'm Balin Lord of Moria. I enjoy writing short stories and poems, hence my interest in Fictionpress (dot) com. I have no set goals in mind, other than to write some relatively good stuff for others and myself to read on this site.

My avatar is the Codex of Ultimate Wisdom from the Ultima computer games of the '80's and '90's. I like it because it's a spiritual symbol of sorts for the virtues that so many people strive to live for in life, and I, myself, believe that virtue is much better than vice.

Some personal things that are too private to write about here make it possible for me to write stories and poems from several perspectives and numerous subjects.

My favorite kinds of fictions to write are currently: Kids, Fable, Essay, and Humor, though sub-categories like Action, Fantasy, and Sci-Fi are not too far behind, and General fictions are sometimes good to write, too. I might try my hand at writing a Play and/or a Mythology at some point in the future.

My favorite kinds of poetry to write are currently: Life, Love, and Nature, although I'm also pretty good with Haiku poetry.

I'm starting to write some poems, essays, and short stories about fictitious animals I am creatively making up. The poems and essays are called my: Poems/Essays of Made-Up Animals. The poems will all be Nature and Fantasy related.

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Truth Beneath the Rose by MangekyoMarie reviews
This is a series of my personal beliefs/observation and study. From Spiritual to Scientific to Political to Philosophical. I try to keep an open-mind and wish to expand my knowledge and the knowledge of other's. Please keep an open-mind when reading and enjoy. Reviews of all kinds are welcome. Warning: Politically Incorrect Content.
Fiction: Essay - Rated: T - English - Spiritual - Chapters: 25 - Words: 81,402 - Reviews: 24 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 11/1/2014 - Published: 9/8/2014
Legends & Tales of the Desert Plains by MrKarnole reviews
A collection of stories and poems about the history of the Desert Plains.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Fantasy/Spiritual - Chapters: 10 - Words: 22,513 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 9/1/2014 - Published: 6/7/2014 - Complete
Tales of the Three Kittens: Fun in Destructiville and Gumdropolis by haleyb28 reviews
Three kittens must find their way home after being sucked through a portal.
Fiction: Kids - Rated: K - English - Adventure/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 624 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 2 - Published: 7/14/2014 - Complete
My Life Story by 7 Ace reviews
Don't judge someone unless you get to know them.
Fiction: Spiritual - Rated: T - English - Spiritual/Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 557 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Published: 7/10/2014
Genie Wars- The Final Battle by MrKarnole reviews
The Final Battle begins, to decide who will rule the Desert Plains. The final part in a trilogy.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Fantasy/Adventure - Chapters: 20 - Words: 34,434 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 2 - Updated: 5/30/2014 - Published: 2/11/2014 - Complete
Genie Wars- The Ring Master by MrKarnole reviews
Ali and his companions race to retrieve the Genie Rings before Ghazi can. This journey will take them all over the Desert Plains, and have them face dangers they couldn't possibly comprehend. Part two of a trilogy.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Fantasy - Chapters: 20 - Words: 36,684 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 2/4/2014 - Published: 1/2/2014 - Complete
Genie Wars- Ali of Abab by MrKarnole reviews
Ali, as a child, was told stories of Genies and Monsters. Little did he know, those stories would serve him well in his adventures. Part one of a trilogy.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Fantasy/Adventure - Chapters: 15 - Words: 15,730 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 4 - Updated: 12/21/2013 - Published: 12/15/2013 - Complete
Okay with Being Okay: Pixar and Mediocrity by anonymousse reviews
A short essay examining the theme of greatness versus mediocrity, as portrayed in three Pixar films: The Incredibles (2004), Ratatouille (2007), and Monsters University (2013). As they say in Ratatouille, "Not anyone can be a great artist, but a great artist can come from anywhere."
Fiction: Essay - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,669 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 1 - Published: 7/23/2013 - Complete
The Day the Earth Stood Nude by MatthewVett reviews
From out of space comes a warning! A young man encounters two extraterrestrials on a mission: to help humanity shed its inhibitions about nudity and sex. He agrees to assist them, but how will they accomplish their goal?
Fiction: Sci-Fi - Rated: M - English - Humor/Parody - Chapters: 1 - Words: 10,212 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 1 - Published: 4/17/2013 - Complete
Many Paths by Topaz-Raven reviews
We are all individuals with our own ways of seeing the world. This is a poem that honors and explores this concept.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 240 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 3/8/2013 - Complete
Fallon Does A Nudie by Dill Wilson
Fallon agrees to a nude scene to get a part in a college play but how does her long time friend Dalton feel about that?
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 6,080 - Favs: 2 - Published: 2/4/2013 - Complete
Oops! by Dill Wilson reviews
One Shot: Haydee accidentally sees Matt naked which sparks their hidden love. Inspired by 'Walking in' by Peaceloverrocknroll21
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,828 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 7 - Published: 8/22/2012 - Complete
Storm Shelter by Dill Wilson
Devin and Kynda are trapped in a storm shelter.
Fiction: General - Rated: T - English - Family/Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 8,802 - Favs: 1 - Published: 7/18/2012 - Complete
Steel Hearts by Chromesdddm reviews
In 2042, the world has turned against an intelligent, yet peaceful race of robots. All robots are wanted fugitives. One human man must rise up against his own kind, to defend the robots and their freedom. Let war commence!
Fiction: Sci-Fi - Rated: K - English - Sci-Fi/Adventure - Chapters: 13 - Words: 15,010 - Reviews: 19 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 4 - Updated: 5/23/2012 - Published: 3/23/2012 - Complete
The Philosopher King by TheGirlWhoRemembers reviews
In the near future, the world is ruled by the Philosopher King. No one knows who he is, but everyone knows he has absolute power, power that corrupts. In this world, a young scientist is suddenly given an opportunity that will test her ethics and morals.
Fiction: Sci-Fi - Rated: T - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 10 - Words: 14,427 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 5/11/2012 - Published: 2/10/2012 - Complete
Narnia by Rumour.Has.It reviews
'Everyone says Narnia's not real. I don't believe. That's true.'
Fiction: General - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 697 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 1 - Published: 10/2/2011 - Complete
Don't Tell Anybody You Saw me Naked by Dill Wilson reviews
How Lexie was stricken with Gymnophobia and how "Zitman' helped her get over it.
Fiction: General - Rated: T - English - Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 12,196 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Published: 7/11/2011 - Complete
This Song by PoetryMagic12 reviews
I wrote this poem while dealing with the loss of my grandmother... Please Read/Review. It would mean alot.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Family/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 58 - Reviews: 28 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 4/20/2011 - Published: 4/21/2010 - Complete
In the Line of Duty by codered91 reviews
A story based on the Michigan State Police. The characters/cities are definitely fictional. Story simply shows that those in law enforcement are human too. Police officers have feelings, emotions, humor just like anyone else.
Fiction: Action - Rated: T - English - Drama/Crime - Chapters: 66 - Words: 115,987 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 2/16/2010 - Published: 11/9/2009 - Complete
The Journey of the Souls by Merry Butterfly reviews
A fable of my own invention about religious tolerance and treating all people with respect.
Fiction: Spiritual - Rated: K+ - English - Spiritual/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,362 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 6 - Published: 2/27/2009 - Complete
Revelations by Sleeptime for Sun
A boy finds religion in nature.
Fiction: Spiritual - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,043 - Favs: 1 - Published: 3/4/2007 - Complete
Nature’s Presence in The Hobbit by fluorescente
This is an essay I wrote for class. I am not very good at essays but i decided to put one up to see what YOU think. Please Review and Give your comments. Please understand that this isn't a newer essay
Fiction: Essay - Rated: K - English - Fantasy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 607 - Favs: 1 - Published: 7/3/2004
The Hobbit by Verna Lata reviews
A classic novel essay based on The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien. Contains major spoliers.
Fiction: Essay - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,302 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 2 - Published: 3/2/2003
Fast Food Teens by Wilted Flower reviews
This is for all of you working minimum wage and getting yelled at by coworkers for not working hard enough when you're really working harder than them
Poetry: Work - Rated: T - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 162 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 2 - Published: 3/1/2003
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LAW AND ORDER
In an invented solitaire game, Law and Order, based on Captive Queens, the storyteller recounts an exciting game of the law against the lawless. Will he win and get all the crooks locked up for keeps? Or will he lose, and some or all of them escape? Law and Order, the game, is my own invention, and the story's based on an actual game I played. Rated for crimes.
Fiction: Action - Rated: T - English - Drama/Crime - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,853 - Published: 1/28 - Complete
Save the Animal Kingdom
A sort of spiritual successor to my story, "Experimental Prototype Community of Today." Aliens come to Earth in the near future with intentions to save the planet and its people from themselves, but this time, they want to make a new, prosperous Earth for the animals and their ecosystems. And their model is Disney's Animal Kingdom! Again, NOT a fan fiction.
Fiction: Sci-Fi - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 3 - Words: 6,761 - Updated: 1/27 - Published: 1/26
Experimental Prototype Community of Today reviews
For those who desire utopia on Earth, it just might have come. In the near future, an alien race contacts the humans and tells them that they can help their world become a good and happy place, just by bringing about the vision of the Disney Corporation: EPCOT! NOT a fan fiction.
Fiction: Sci-Fi - Rated: K+ - English - Sci-Fi/Family - Chapters: 4 - Words: 6,829 - Reviews: 1 - Updated: 1/26 - Published: 7/10/2014
RoboK-9
When a policewoman's faithful K-9 partner is brutally killed in the line of duty, she is brought back to life as a cyborg K-9, RoboK-9 (Robo-kay-nine). No suspect will be the same after this robotic dog lays down the law with her steel claws and iron jaws. Part dog. Part machine. All K-9.
Fiction: Sci-Fi - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,247 - Published: 1/25
I Love Her To Heaven and Back reviews
A goodbye message to my lovable grandmother on the mother's side, dead for give or take five years now. A little late, I know, but better late than never.
Poetry: Family - Rated: K - English - Family/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 143 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 1/25 - Complete
A Book is a Friend Like No Other reviews
To me, books make better friends than people often do. My sentiments on some of my favorite books and why I consider them to be like my best friends.
Poetry: Friendship - Rated: K+ - English - Friendship/Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 532 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 1 - Published: 1/24 - Complete
Be Yourself, Not Somebody Else reviews
A monkey and a coyote want to be like each other so badly, but in the process, they get themselves hurt. Maybe their mistress can teach them a kind lesson?
Fiction: Fable - Rated: K+ - English - Hurt/Comfort/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,121 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 1/24 - Complete
Dawn of the Nude Earth
Professor Woodbury and all her students start a humble organization called B.O.N.O.B.O. to protest the way some people are resisting the changes on Earth following the day the aliens secretly took away their clothes. But will Woodbury and her charges really succeed in making a whole, nude world? A little language, but not too much.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: M - English - Drama/Spiritual - Chapters: 3 - Words: 6,227 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 1/23 - Published: 9/7/2014
Animals Always
A series of odes to the Saint Louis Zoo and its animals, zones, and exhibits. I love the Saint Louis Zoo! It's one of the, if not the best, zoos in America.
Poetry: Nature - Rated: K - English - Poetry/Adventure - Chapters: 7 - Words: 1,075 - Updated: 1/23 - Published: 10/18/2014 - Complete
Simian: Monkey reviews
Several chapters of poems about some more of my favorite animals, the monkeys. Includes numerous real monkeys, plus six fictitious monkeys I created myself.
Poetry: Nature - Rated: K+ - English - Poetry - Chapters: 12 - Words: 1,390 - Reviews: 1 - Updated: 1/22 - Published: 10/20/2014
Obey Rulers
A songfic about how police officers and detectives are representatives of God's justice, and thus His servants as well as public service. It's meant to be sung the way I used to sing hymns in church service at my old Lutheran church.
Poetry: Song - Rated: K - English - Spiritual/Crime - Chapters: 1 - Words: 293 - Published: 1/6 - Complete
The Book of Stars
A short, philosophical essay about a virtue system based on creativity and individuality that I made up. Inspired by the virtue systems from the Ultima computer games.
Fiction: Essay - Rated: K - English - Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 340 - Published: 11/13/2014 - Complete
Make-Believe Primates
A series of short stories about some make-believe primates that I created from my own imagination.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: K+ - English - Fantasy/Parody - Chapters: 13 - Words: 8,243 - Updated: 10/24/2014 - Published: 10/22/2014 - Complete
Simian: Ape reviews
Eleven chapters of poems about some of my favorite animals, the apes. Includes the six real apes, plus four fictitious apes I created for a few of my stories and an essay, and of course, humans.
Poetry: Nature - Rated: K+ - English - Poetry - Chapters: 11 - Words: 1,613 - Reviews: 4 - Updated: 10/21/2014 - Published: 8/12/2014 - Complete
Animal Personhood
Some of the animals on this Earth might be intelligent enough to be counted with humans, not as equals, but as persons.
Fiction: Essay - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,700 - Favs: 1 - Published: 10/17/2014 - Complete
Spiritual Zoology
Christians should feel more for the animals of the Earth, for wild and domestic life is not only sacred, but our "lower-life forms" are as faithful to God as we are, probably more.
Fiction: Essay - Rated: K+ - English - Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,165 - Published: 10/17/2014 - Complete
Gotta Love the Creative Zoo
Part of Stories of Made-Up Animals: a couple of kids and their best friend get the treat of a lifetime, to visit the Creative Zoo of Imagination, a zoo where animals made up by creative minds exist in the flesh, just like real animals.
Fiction: Kids - Rated: K - English - Fantasy/Adventure - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,339 - Published: 9/19/2014
Vulture Hyenas
Part of Essays of Made-Up Animals: the Vulture Hyena. A report-like essay about this fictional scavenging mammavian (mammal-bird mix, a word I made up).
Fiction: Essay - Rated: K+ - English - Fantasy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 562 - Published: 9/19/2014 - Complete
Lesser Nightowl
Part of Poems of Made-Up Birds: the Nightowl, a hybrid-type of a nightjar and an owl.
Poetry: Nature - Rated: K - English - Fantasy/Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 73 - Published: 9/19/2014 - Complete
Eastern Greenbird
Part of Poems of Made-Up Birds: the Greenbird, based off of the Bluebird of happiness.
Poetry: Nature - Rated: K - English - Fantasy/Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 66 - Published: 9/19/2014 - Complete
Trimians
Written like three reports, where three FICTIONAL women primatologists talk about the appearance, behavior, and characteristics of three FICTIONAL simian species: the inukapun, the aquasimian, and the yowilla. These simians are found in a few of my stories.
Fiction: Essay - Rated: K+ - English - Fantasy - Chapters: 3 - Words: 2,777 - Updated: 9/18/2014 - Published: 9/17/2014 - Complete
A Planet of Animals reviews
The general history of a planet populated by unique sapient animals and ruled over by special gods, and one supreme god.
Fiction: Mythology - Rated: K+ - English - Fantasy/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,633 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Published: 8/28/2014 - Complete
Vultures Are Beautiful reviews
Can we possibly make peace with nature's avian coroners, rather than comparing them to the human scum of the Earth?
Poetry: Nature - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 183 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 8/13/2014 - Complete
Sarah the Bonobo
A poem about a fictional female bonobo who lives a very eventful life in both Africa and scientific research. Based off of the life and experiments of Kanzi, a male, real-world bonobo.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Drama/Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 212 - Published: 8/13/2014 - Complete
Disney's Animal Kingdom: Africa
A series of tankas about the village of Harambe in Disney's Animal Kingdom's Africa section.
Poetry: Nature - Rated: K - English - Poetry/Spiritual - Chapters: 7 - Words: 382 - Published: 8/10/2014 - Complete
Disney's Animal Kingdom: Discovery Island
A series of tankas about Discovery Island, the section of Disney's Animal Kingdom with the iconic Tree of Life.
Poetry: Nature - Rated: K - English - Poetry/Spiritual - Chapters: 7 - Words: 444 - Published: 8/10/2014 - Complete
Disney's Animal Kingdom: Oasis
A couple of tanka poems about the popular entrance to Disney's Animal Kingdom. Part of a series of tankas about the Animal Kingdom.
Poetry: Nature - Rated: K - English - Poetry/Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 33 - Published: 8/9/2014 - Complete
The Account of Die Lutherin
Katie von Bora Luther, wife of religious reform leader Martin Luther, is one of my heroines. This is an account of what is known of her life, plus a few of the adventures she and her husband had in their marriage.
Fiction: Biography - Rated: K - English - Drama/Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,349 - Published: 7/27/2014 - Complete
Fate's Dark Hand
A valiant warrior woman and queen rules her queendom fairly, but evidently, fate wasn't fair, because it allowed her enemies to come, steal her soul, and begin the tyranny of her people.
Poetry: Fantasy - Rated: K+ - English - Fantasy/Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 92 - Published: 7/26/2014 - Complete
All Women Are Goddesses
A poem about how women won the wisdom of the Goddess after eating the forbidden fruit, a mixed blessing, as we all know.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K+ - English - Spiritual/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 216 - Follows: 1 - Published: 7/26/2014 - Complete
Restoring the Goddess to Christianity
Despite all the claims for this view's heresy, I wonder if there might be a feminine Triune Godhead instead of or in addition to the masculine Trinity spoken of in the Bible. This is merely an opinion of a seeker; I don't intend to offend anyone, but if you easily do, please don't read.
Poetry: Religion - Rated: T - English - Spiritual/Fantasy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 374 - Published: 7/26/2014 - Complete
Justice: Truth, Tempered by Love
Those who inflict injustice upon others, cannot expect fair treatment unto themselves.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Poetry/Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 86 - Published: 7/25/2014 - Complete
Valor: Courage to Face the Risks
Those who fear to try, do not know their limits and thus do not know themselves.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Poetry/Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 96 - Published: 7/25/2014 - Complete
Compassion: Love of Others
Only a despised life owes its easy pleasures to another one's terrible pain.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Poetry/Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 84 - Published: 7/25/2014 - Complete
Honesty: Respect For Truth
A dishonest life brings temporary gain, but forsakes the permanent.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Poetry/Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 75 - Published: 7/25/2014 - Complete
Perfect Storm reviews
The element of Wind is probably the most mystical of the natural elements, and the most perfect.
Poetry: Nature - Rated: K - English - Poetry/Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 144 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 7/25/2014 - Complete
Fight Fire With Water, Not More Fire
Two chimps hate a stupid war. One will fight the war with her own little war. The other will fight with love and peace. Who do you think is the more morally sound?
Fiction: Fable - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,505 - Published: 7/24/2014 - Complete
Frozen Fort reviews
The element of Ice has the indomitability to protect and defend, as well as the intelligence to learn new ways to serve God.
Poetry: Nature - Rated: K - English - Poetry/Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 137 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 7/23/2014 - Complete
Aqua Power reviews
The element of Water is one of the strongest forces on the planet. See how its power differs from fire.
Poetry: Nature - Rated: K - English - Poetry/Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 132 - Reviews: 3 - Published: 7/23/2014 - Complete
Inner Flame reviews
The element of Fire is what drives some of us to live lives of passion, anger and love.
Poetry: Nature - Rated: K - English - Poetry/Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 122 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Published: 7/23/2014 - Complete
INTERESTING PEOPLE TONIGHT
On a made-up TV show, an attractive newscaster meets some interesting people, and discovers just how interesting they are. She also meets an interesting person who's interesting in more ways than one. Implied lesbian attraction at end of story, just so you know.
Fiction: Humor - Rated: T - English - Humor/Parody - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,499 - Published: 7/22/2014 - Complete
Historical Impersonations
People from the present impersonate historical figures in their own "colorful" ways on a TV show about impersonations of historical characters. Satirical. Inspired by the sketch of the same name from Monty Python.
Fiction: Historical - Rated: T - English - Parody/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,026 - Published: 7/21/2014 - Complete
Gator Engulfment on Summit Plummet
A girl named Stephanie has an exciting encounter with the mascot of one of the water slides at Disney's Blizzard Beach water park.
Fiction: Action - Rated: K - English - Fantasy/Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 610 - Published: 7/20/2014 - Complete
The Wildebeest
A wildebeest herd's long journey to the place of its migration. Five-hundred-word drabble, more or less.
Fiction: Action - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 538 - Published: 7/20/2014 - Complete
Don's Important Task
Inspired by Pixar's "Up" and "Dug's Special Mission." Another pack of dogs tries to catch a rare condor, but lovable little Don, a Beagle, keeps messing things up along the way, and enjoying every minute of what he thinks is a game.
Fiction: Action - Rated: K - English - Humor/Adventure - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,300 - Published: 7/20/2014 - Complete
Forgive and Forget reviews
Short fable. A Rottweiler hunts for a living until a Rabbit shows him the meaning of compassion.
Fiction: Fable - Rated: K+ - English - Hurt/Comfort/Adventure - Chapters: 1 - Words: 539 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 7/20/2014 - Complete
SCHOOL OF MIXED BREEDS 1: MEETING THE MISFITS
First in a series. In a world inhabited mainly by dogs, some misfit mongrel puppies come to school for the first time and wonder how they're going to fit in with everyone else. Fortunately, they have a friend indeed, a runt puppy who knows the feeling of not belonging.
Fiction: Kids - Rated: K+ - English - Friendship/Adventure - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,176 - Published: 7/17/2014 - Complete
Weirdness at the Opera
Something happens at an opera show you wouldn't expect to have happen there. Read for yourself, I won't give it away in the summary.
Fiction: Humor - Rated: M - English - Humor/Parody - Chapters: 1 - Words: 476 - Published: 7/16/2014 - Complete
The Doom and Despair Song
Life may not be worth living when you see how much there is to suffer and lose the will to live. Inspired by Monty Python's "Silly Walks Song." Don't take this too seriously, please. It's, in part, a parody.
Poetry: Song - Rated: T - English - Angst/Parody - Chapters: 1 - Words: 398 - Published: 7/15/2014 - Complete
Everything Is Built On Lies reviews
A series of haikus about how I (or other people) feel when it seems that no religious philosophies or otherwise about the meaning of life are the genuine truth.
Poetry: Religion - Rated: T - English - Angst/Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 164 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 7/15/2014 - Complete
It's Better To Love a Dog Than a Cat
An opinionated poem about the love of a dog and the indifference of a cat. I love cats and kittens more than this poem implies, but dogs and puppies are the *best* pets.
Poetry: Love - Rated: K - English - Poetry/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 220 - Published: 7/14/2014 - Complete
Nudist Christians reviews
Some Christians, including me, feel closer to God without any clothes. I feel that people are more like whole people when they are nude before God. Dedicated to Christian nudists like Jim and Linda Cunningham, and Jeff and Judy Bowman, as well as all others.
Poetry: Religion - Rated: K+ - English - Spiritual/Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 305 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 7/13/2014 - Complete
Lollipops reviews
A child can dream up any sort of dragon with his/her imagination, even one with candy for a body. Not a very good summary, I know. Just read the story, and you'll see. This was a lot of fun to write.
Fiction: Kids - Rated: K - English - Fantasy/Parody - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,226 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 7/13/2014 - Complete
Fast Food World
Who'd have thought a parallel world has chivalrous kingdoms made up of burger men and fries troops fighting for control of their world? Anything is possible in parallel worlds, I guess, even living fast food.
Poetry: Fantasy - Rated: K+ - English - Poetry/Fantasy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 428 - Published: 7/13/2014 - Complete
A Police Quest reviews
My knowledge on what it's like to work the grueling career of a cop, gathered from years of playing the *Police Quest* computer games.
Poetry: Work - Rated: T - English - Poetry/Crime - Chapters: 1 - Words: 472 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 7/12/2014 - Complete
Just For the Fun Of It
How and why I spend my spare time writing original and fan fictions is outlined in this poem. You have to enjoy what you do if you're going to be any good to yourself and others.
Poetry: Work - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 190 - Published: 7/12/2014 - Complete
Rock 'em, Sock 'em: Coke vs Pepsi reviews
Coca-Cola and Pepsi-Cola duke it out in the refrigerator ring for dominance and popularity. Which one could be the champion of soda pop? Coke? Pepsi? Both? No favoritism intended between the two brands here.
Fiction: Humor - Rated: K+ - English - Parody/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 439 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 7/12/2014 - Complete
A Nightmare on Elm Grove
Going to class, day in and day out, mocked and degraded by its population as a whole, unable to understand the oddball assignments, school left a dark impression on my life. My '80s and early '90s education in the Milwaukee area. Oh, how I HATE bullies, school teachers, and bus drivers!
Poetry: School - Rated: K+ - English - Angst/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 268 - Published: 7/12/2014 - Complete
Epcot: Future World
A series of haikus about the Future World Pavilions and attractions at Epcot. Companion to *Epcot: World Showcase.*
Poetry: Haiku - Rated: K - English - Poetry/Adventure - Chapters: 12 - Words: 332 - Published: 7/12/2014 - Complete
The Day Professor Woodbury Stood Nude reviews
Unofficial tie-in to *The Day the Earth Stood Nude,* written with MatthewVett's permission. The day of the alien-backed removal of mankind's inhibitions about sex and nudity told from the point-of-view of a lesser character with an attractive figure all her own. How does a young anthropology professor feel about nudity, and how will she greet the big day?
Fiction: Romance - Rated: M - English - Romance/Parody - Chapters: 1 - Words: 7,700 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 7/8/2014 - Complete
Adventure, Identity and Love: Virtue in Pixar reviews
An essay about how adventure, identity and love are the three cornerstones of virtue in the Pixar films. "Adventure is all around us!" "You are a toy!" "I love you (tearfully)!"
Fiction: Essay - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,829 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 6/22/2014 - Complete
Epcot: World Showcase reviews
A series of haikus about the World Showcase Pavilions at Epcot. Companion to *Epcot: Future World.*
Poetry: Haiku - Rated: K - English - Poetry/Adventure - Chapters: 12 - Words: 288 - Reviews: 12 - Published: 6/15/2014 - Complete
Abenteuer des Lebens in Deutschland
Adventures in faraway countries can happen every day at home as well as abroad. A poem about how learning about Germany, Germans, and German Americans has become part of my adventures in life.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 454 - Published: 6/13/2014 - Complete
A PlayStation 2 Story
The story of a young man and his favorite "toy," his PlayStation 2, and his adventures with his PS2 games. Loosely based off of my own PS2 games, but my name is not Johnny, the name of the character.
Fiction: Young Adult - Rated: K - English - Adventure - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,409 - Published: 6/7/2014 - Complete
Lied der Deutschen
"Unity and Right and Freedom are the pledge of happiness. Bloom in the splendor of this happiness, bloom, my German Fatherland!" - Germany's national anthem. A poem about the three traits which rule and drive the lives of the people of the Deutschland. In English with a few German words.
Poetry: Life - Rated: T - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 356 - Published: 6/7/2014 - Complete
War!
A nice poem about how War, the children's card game, may be similar to real war.
Poetry: War - Rated: K - English - Drama/Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 144 - Published: 3/14/2014 - Complete
Magic of the Pool
A female counselor for the blind falls in love with a blind boy, and when they consummate underwater at the school's pool, a mysterious spirit of the pool gives them the most hallowed gift of all. Two-shot.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: M - English - Drama/Supernatural - Chapters: 2 - Words: 2,711 - Published: 3/13/2014 - Complete
The Hearts and Souls of Vegas
If sailors' ships can have identities, why not Las Vegas resort/casinos, too? Read this short but interesting essay about the personality, individuality, and soul of the hotel/casinos on the Las Vegas Strip, and discover how Vegas can cater to any age, gender, or preference. Hints of Vegas' spiritual (not religious) side.
Fiction: Essay - Rated: K+ - English - Fantasy/Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,496 - Published: 2/6/2014 - Complete
Fan Fiction Matters To Me
My love for fan fiction allows me to befriend and feel compassion for fictional characters, as well as deal, in part, with my Asperger's Syndrome. My take on the goodness of fan fiction and characters in my life.
Fiction: Essay - Rated: K - English - Hurt/Comfort/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,434 - Published: 10/13/2013 - Complete
Serengeti Mini-saga
A series of fifty-word mini-sagas about the wildlife of the Serengeti and the Maasai people. Not exactly a fable, I thought action might be more fitting for an ecosystem where there's much action among the animals. Loosely based off of an IMAX movie about the Serengeti. ABANDONED.
Fiction: General - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Adventure - Chapters: 7 - Words: 393 - Updated: 6/24/2013 - Published: 6/23/2013 - Complete
Planetary Love and Hate
I've worked out which planets from Star Wars are my favorites and least favorites, and I thought I'd share them here. This is my take on what makes the planets I love good and the planets I hate bad. Planets are from the films, TV cartoons and the Expanded Universe. The Force, plus morals and ethics are partly responsible for most of my opinions. ABANDONED.
Fiction: Essay - Rated: K+ - English - Sci-Fi/Spiritual - Chapters: 5 - Words: 6,138 - Updated: 6/15/2013 - Published: 6/14/2013 - Complete
Eagles of the Heavens
A Christian child's eyes can see the world's beautiful eagles as more than just another bird amongst birds.
Poetry: Nature - Rated: K+ - English - Spiritual/Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 129 - Published: 11/11/2012 - Complete
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