Marina x Machina
hide bio
Poll: What would you like to see next in "How to Be the Best (Internet) Writer In the World"? Vote Now!
PM . Follow . Favorite
Joined 11-22-12, id: 883808, Profile Updated: 03-27-20
Author has written 19 stories for Fantasy, Young Adult, Humor, Life, Play, Essay, Humor, Love, Sci-Fi, Romance, and Biography.

Whether the weather be fine

Or whether the weather be not,

Whether the weather be cold

Or whether the weather be hot,

We'll weather the weather

Whatever the weather,

Whether we like it or not.

Sort: Category . Published . Updated . Title . Words . Chapters . Reviews . Status .

Old Wizard in the Sea by Woedin reviews
An older poem I'd penned for someone dear to my heart, who'd expressed feeling a bit alone at the time. And being at a loss as to the best thoughts I could offer, I gifted this composition that came from a dream. I shared this to reassure them that no mater what, I'd be there for them as a true friend. I share it now with you, and I thank you all for your time.
Poetry: Friendship - Rated: K - English - Friendship/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 130 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 2 - Published: 9/5/2019 - Complete
Selected Limericks by Luna Abbot reviews
May not be appropriate for younger readers! Has language...sometimes.
Poetry: Humor - Rated: T - English - Humor - Chapters: 3 - Words: 225 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 7/27/2018 - Published: 8/8/2017
In the Woods: An Illusion of the Future by ATACLC reviews
I had lived in the woods for a while, in a small magical cabin that nobody had ever dared to come near.
Fiction: General - Rated: T - English - Fantasy - Chapters: 10 - Words: 9,195 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 1 - Updated: 5/23/2018 - Published: 9/13/2017 - Complete
Mixed Kids by bulletproofgay reviews
The inner monologue of a white passing kid
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Poetry/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 198 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 10/10/2017 - Complete
You Got me a Rose by Midnight Teeth reviews
A poem about one-sided effort in a relationship, specifically on Valentine's Day
Poetry: Love - Rated: K - English - Romance/Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 193 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 9/5/2017
Girl & Fish by i'm sherlock reviews
Alone in a house, a girl fights sleep. He tells her it's time to stop fighting.
Fiction: General - Rated: K+ - English - Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,434 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 1 - Published: 8/18/2017 - Complete
If I could Speak Czech by Love And Feathers reviews
A poem about a walk I took through Prague when I was 16.
Poetry: Life - Rated: T - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 93 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 8/11/2017
My Valentine, The Detective by Demetri J reviews
A missing man, his obsessed lover, and her shady father. J and Terra spend Valentine's Day together, doing what else but solving another case.
Fiction: Mystery - Rated: K+ - English - Mystery/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,669 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 8/2/2017
Jian Bing Fell From Sky by TheSilverMirror reviews
People who have some knowledge of China and Chinese food (and I mean like, the real kind), would get this poem better than people who don't. Still, I tried to explain it a bit before start of poem and not sure if the explanation honestly helped or isn't really necessary for understanding. In some ways, food is food after all, especially if you're starving to death because of...
Poetry: War - Rated: T - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 166 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 1 - Published: 7/31/2017
Into the Unknown by Erica13 reviews
Maya didn't always know she was a girl. A short story about self-discovery.
Fiction: General - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,932 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 1 - Published: 7/31/2017 - Complete
Fanciful Limericks Volume 5 by ShimmeringDewdrops reviews
Seven original limericks on various subjects from a dieting pirate, to a seal who wants to drive, to a tourist who can't read maps, to the laundryman on a mission to the grocery store!
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 265 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 7/29/2017 - Complete
Fanciful Limericks Volume 4 by ShimmeringDewdrops reviews
Seven original limericks on various subjects: a competitive flamingo, a wise old detective, a lonely chicken...
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 276 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 7/28/2017 - Complete
Fanciful Limericks Volume 3 by ShimmeringDewdrops reviews
Seven original limericks about anything from an elephant to a penguin to a hippo to a Jello lover.
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 256 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 7/27/2017 - Complete
Fanciful Limericks Volume 2 by ShimmeringDewdrops reviews
Seven original limericks on various subjects from giraffes to people to jewelry.
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 263 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 7/25/2017 - Complete
Free Tacos by Noelle McHenry reviews
A man's girlfriend of many years has left him. His only ray of light in the midst of his depression is a coupon for free tacos, which he intends to cash. Dedicated to Kim Lynch.
Fiction: Humor - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,542 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 1 - Published: 7/25/2017 - Complete
Fanciful Limericks Volume 1 by ShimmeringDewdrops reviews
Seven limericks about varying subjects from animals, to a prince, to a fortress enshrouded by woods.
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 246 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 7/24/2017 - Complete
The Changeling Prince by Cortni Fernandez reviews
Reiya's brother Taji is convinced that he's a long lost fairy prince, and it's usually up to her to protect him from doubting bullies. But when some village boys decide to kidnap them both in order to get a fairy's ransom, Reiya has to convince Taji to believe the truth - without breaking his heart.
Fiction: Young Adult - Rated: K - English - Fantasy/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 6,305 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 1 - Published: 7/12/2017 - Complete
This Feels Like Falling In Love by Phoenix O'Hara reviews
(2:38) yo ren ilysm could u do me a huuuuuuuge huge favour and come here like right now thx (2:38) its an emergncy so like as fast as possible plz (2:38) wait nvmd its fine u dont have to come FUCKKKKK ITS NOT FINE COME PLEASEEEEE MY OVEN'S ON FIRE. OR: The interracial college queer romance you've always wanted. Non-chronological!
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 4 - Words: 6,507 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 7/11/2017 - Published: 5/16/2017
The Phone Call - A Short Story by E Thornton Goode Jr reviews
They say that truth is stranger than fiction. Well. This partially fictitious story is one way this author and writer has used to deal with a situation I am struggling with. It is May of 2015 right now and I sit in the new house in Mexico. Once you read it, you will understand.
Fiction: Mystery - Rated: M - English - Mystery - Chapters: 1 - Words: 6,801 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 2 - Published: 4/2/2017 - Complete
Unspoken by Phoenix O'Hara reviews
She leans her forehead against the cool glass of the car window and her parents look back at her worriedly and even parenting instincts can't tell them what's wrong because silence is cold and silence is deadly and Evie is only thirteen but she already gets what people mean when they say they're dead inside.
Fiction: General - Rated: T - English - Friendship/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,938 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Published: 10/1/2016 - Complete
Competence and Thoughtfulness by Parker Megraw reviews
Medical industry satire. Enjoy.
Poetry: Humor - Rated: K+ - English - Parody/Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 134 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Published: 3/27/2016
Sinner Island Manifold by J. 888 H reviews
Three alien warriors recruit generic teenager, Suzie Superb, to be a space diplomat. She's not really into it. New: Book 7, Sick Lit! President Jackson recruits Suzie for a top secret mission that requires her to fake an illness, and then, her own death. But once she's gone, will she want to come back? There is also some sort of galactic music contest.
Fiction: Humor - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi/Humor - Chapters: 70 - Words: 326,675 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 4 - Updated: 10/17/2015 - Published: 12/25/2011
How to Save My Ass from the Dimension of Evil by pastryninja reviews
Willa, if you've received this e-mail then that means I am currently trapped in the Dimension of Evil and need your help! Come to my lab RIGHT NOW. Yes, even if you are on your lunch break, and even if it's Taco Tuesday. Follow these instructions...
Fiction: Humor - Rated: M - English - Parody/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 1 - Words: 743 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 3 - Published: 8/25/2015 - Complete
A Porny Voice by IwriteLikeimHigh reviews
My friend says my ex has a porny voice.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 324 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Published: 5/8/2015
RaisingDad I by RaisingDad reviews
Sign in a vet's office: "Back in 5 minutes. Sit! Stay!"
Fiction: Humor - Rated: K+ - English - Family/Humor - Chapters: 50 - Words: 43,109 - Reviews: 51 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 7 - Updated: 4/24/2015 - Published: 1/18/2014 - Complete
Nicolette Mace: The Raven Siren by C. S. Woolley reviews
Nicolette Mace is a private investigator with a more than rocky relationship with policeman, Fred Barlow. Follow her adventures between her life shaping cases as she works to earn a living whilst avoiding arrest, being put into hospital and used as a scapegoat for every thing that seems to go wrong around her. A collection of her random thoughts and events in her life.
Fiction: Humor - Rated: T - English - Suspense/Crime - Chapters: 55 - Words: 23,333 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 1/28/2015 - Published: 11/9/2012
For the Time Being by caitlinisc00l
What happens when new transfer student, Emma Crawford, catches the eyes of punk, rebellious Stella Bukowski? Head over heels, falling in love type of stuff, that's what.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 4 - Words: 12,921 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 4 - Published: 3/29/2014
It's In the Fishbowl by Snow Tempest reviews
A short story about a family reading the will of a dead but still hilarious relative.
Fiction: Humor - Rated: K - English - Humor/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,279 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 4 - Published: 3/13/2014 - Complete
I Dream of Llamas in Flower Pots by silver.feline.grace reviews
My dear reader, you are about to be launched on a series of narratives that are funny, bizarre, and entirely true. This is a diary of my dreams. I promise you, unbelievable though it is, that every dream cataloged here was a dream that I actually dreamt. I've been keeping this catalog for years. Now, to my embarrassment and your amusement... I invite you into my head to dream.
Fiction: Humor - Rated: K - English - Humor/Adventure - Chapters: 20 - Words: 10,088 - Reviews: 17 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 8/22/2013 - Published: 6/19/2013
Things to remember by Periwinkle Fox reviews
A little song I wrote while I was supposed to be studying for a test
Poetry: Humor - Rated: K+ - English - Humor/Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 386 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 1 - Published: 5/15/2013
Greg the Vampire by Aggy Bird reviews
Sequelish to FrankInLove: Greg, Dracula's dark, menacing, socially retarded eldest son, finally finds romance. That is, after he gets over his intimacy issues, adopts a dragon, and helps save a monster orphanage. MM, WIP, other acronyms.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 20 - Words: 83,761 - Reviews: 379 - Favs: 606 - Follows: 526 - Updated: 3/25/2009 - Published: 12/23/2007
Better Than Breakfast by Tygati reviews
Irian is a Fairy Godfather, and very good at what he does. Which is why it is so baffling and vexing when nothing he does seems to bring a Happy Ever After for his latest charge. Worse, every day makes it harder to avoid trying to keep the boy for himself
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Romance/Fantasy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 9,122 - Reviews: 60 - Favs: 322 - Follows: 30 - Published: 3/11/2009 - Complete
Issues, Envelopes, & Homophobes by FeatherJunkie reviews
[malemale] Anthony thought having to deal with school and being gay was enough. Then he has to get a homophobe as a pen pal for a school project, and now he's got hate mail, lies, rumors, & a psychiatrist to annoy him as well.
Fiction: Young Adult - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 28 - Words: 19,529 - Reviews: 648 - Favs: 433 - Follows: 74 - Updated: 9/7/2005 - Published: 8/1/2005 - Complete
Sort: Category . Published . Updated . Title . Words . Chapters . Reviews . Status .

Petit Souci reviews
Funny, sad, structured, unrhymed, it's all in here.
Poetry: Life - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 111 - Words: 29,688 - Reviews: 28 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 5 - Updated: 5/28 - Published: 4/3/2016 - Complete
Desiderata reviews
Essays with topics like "Why Feminist and not Egalitarian?" and scraps that my writing is not complete without. Also stories that sound great but I don't have the energy to finish right now. Do not steal ideas; depending on how close I am to my death bed, I may be persuaded into letting you adopt one, but putting them up here doesn't mean I consent to having them taken.
Fiction: Essay - Rated: T - English - Humor - Chapters: 64 - Words: 107,629 - Reviews: 32 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 9 - Updated: 4/3 - Published: 7/9/2017 - Complete
This is the People reviews
Yokoi falls in love with her best friend Leah, a ghost named Alex makes an appearance, sixty-year-old James has a secret for his lifelong best friend, Cynthia has anxiety, the chemistry teacher has thirty minutes to ask his student why he is in jail, and much more in this anthology of diverse short stories.
Fiction: Young Adult - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 30 - Words: 79,433 - Reviews: 48 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 8 - Updated: 3/15 - Published: 8/9/2013 - Complete
Rip Rap reviews
welcome to college.
Fiction: Biography - Rated: M - English - Angst/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 102 - Words: 68,928 - Reviews: 48 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 12/16/2019 - Published: 10/1/2018 - Complete
High School: As Told Through My Writing Assignments reviews
How my writing has evolved throughout the years, as illustrated by the essays/reflections I wrote.
Fiction: Essay - Rated: T - English - Humor - Chapters: 31 - Words: 33,975 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 8/1/2019 - Published: 6/7/2019
How to Be The Best (Internet) Writer In the World reviews
Be sure to vote in the poll for what topic you want to hear. Horrible, horrible tips from an unqualified expert on how to dominate the online writing world. Can you write slash and be homophobic? Always wanted to be the one to write that cheap story with a million hits? Well ha, the all-knowing author shall teach you the true path to getting reviews by the bucketful!
Fiction: Humor - Rated: T - English - Humor/Parody - Chapters: 22 - Words: 61,224 - Reviews: 78 - Favs: 26 - Follows: 15 - Updated: 5/28/2019 - Published: 1/11/2016
Lily's Grand Adventure reviews
Two different Lilys in two parallel worlds try to make sense of their lives. Whereas Lily Saphira keeps getting dragged into weird hijinks by her friends, Lily White is having trouble befriending the people working with her. Maybe their wishes will be granted. Currently rewritten up to chapter 9!
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: K+ - English - Humor/Fantasy - Chapters: 32 - Words: 69,408 - Reviews: 49 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 6 - Updated: 9/21/2018 - Published: 7/15/2013 - Complete
Baby Blue reviews
Spiritual sequel to Blue Rhapsody.
Fiction: Biography - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Humor - Chapters: 100 - Words: 56,696 - Reviews: 38 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 9/21/2018 - Published: 9/22/2017 - Complete
Impostor Syndrome reviews
You could probably make a passable rom com out of Cynthia Cyneburg's life, though truth be told, it feels much more like a Virginia Woolf stream-of-consciousness novel with tumltuous relationships and regret over past decisions. Or, the reflections of a female Byronic hero. No one ever reads this story but secretly it's my favorite.
Fiction: Young Adult - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Romance - Chapters: 6 - Words: 16,620 - Reviews: 3 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 9/15/2018 - Published: 8/23/2017 - Complete
Petit Déjeuner reviews
A collection of humor poetry that I offered my English teacher as a graduation gift. Includes an epic dramatizing the time his right tire exploded, an extended ballad describing my attempted promposal, a mockery of my friend who kept on begging us for any food we could afford (except for green cheese) and that really dirty old softball helmet that itches my head.
Poetry: Humor - Rated: T - English - Humor/Poetry - Chapters: 14 - Words: 5,787 - Reviews: 19 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 5/7/2018 - Published: 8/22/2017 - Complete
Petit Ami reviews
All the ups and downs of a crush, starting with the fragrance of limerence to the process of crystallization to the dream ghosts and amorphous ice.
Poetry: Love - Rated: T - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 29 - Words: 7,017 - Reviews: 1 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 3/6/2018 - Published: 8/23/2017 - Complete
Blue Rhapsody reviews
Sequel to Blue World. Cringey and boring, not very interesting.
Fiction: Play - Rated: T - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 9 - Words: 29,844 - Reviews: 7 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 10/15/2017 - Published: 9/4/2017 - Complete
Peter Pantomime reviews
Please R&R. Gwennie may have gotten the other inhabitants at her orphanage to rely on her, but ultimately she will have to leave, sooner than later. Enter a misunderstanding with a volatile boy who calls himself Peter and is desperately in need of a "Wendy" replacement. Not to forget, of course, the blonde pixie who sits on his shoulder and calls the shots.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 8 - Words: 14,033 - Reviews: 23 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 6 - Updated: 9/27/2017 - Published: 9/21/2017
Blue World reviews
Prequel to Blue Rhapsody. Cringey and depressing, don't read.
Fiction: Play - Rated: T - English - Drama/Humor - Chapters: 7 - Words: 25,018 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 9/4/2017 - Published: 6/27/2017 - Complete
Petit Mal reviews
Poems for a rainy day, broken heart, cripplingly low self esteem, whatever.
Poetry: Life - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Poetry - Chapters: 15 - Words: 2,850 - Reviews: 1 - Updated: 8/29/2017 - Published: 8/23/2017 - Complete
The Shapeshifter reviews
All I ever wanted was to dress up as Mulan for Halloween. What did I do to deserve this?
Fiction: Sci-Fi - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi/Supernatural - Chapters: 6 - Words: 15,428 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 8/23/2017 - Complete
Schwiegeistmutter reviews
Written around 2013, I believe. Harry is just your average middle class father who works as a salaryman and tries to keep his family together. Except, of course, his German mother-in-law has rolled out of her grave and chosen to put her other foot down on his marriage. And his friend Jerry showing up at three in the morning with a bottle of wine does not make things any better.
Fiction: Humor - Rated: K+ - English - Humor/Family - Chapters: 5 - Words: 7,132 - Reviews: 2 - Follows: 1 - Published: 8/23/2017 - Complete
Frazzie and the Fairy Treasure reviews
A fantasy adventure featuring various mythical figures including mermaids, fairies, queer people of color, and yes swimming cats. Illustration is by me, MarinaxMachina.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: K+ - English - Fantasy/Adventure - Chapters: 17 - Words: 35,327 - Reviews: 22 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 7 - Updated: 8/19/2017 - Published: 7/6/2017 - Complete
Sins of the Author reviews
Some people say that the things you dislike most about other people are what you see in yourself. Aaaanyways, with no relation to that first preamble whatsoever, here are some of my pet peeves regarding fellow FictionPress writers. I understand if you get mad at me. This doesn't really have any business here. As they say, the sins of the father are not those of the...um...
Fiction: Humor - Rated: T - English - Humor/Parody - Chapters: 2 - Words: 4,843 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 8/19/2017 - Published: 8/16/2017 - Complete