Marye the Minstrel
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Joined 07-28-14, id: 989916, Profile Updated: 07-30-14
Author has written 42 stories for Sci-Fi, Song, Politics, General, Friendship, Family, Love, War, Humor, Humor, Life, and Fantasy.

Hi, I'm Marye. Yes, with an 'E'. Don't stare, we dragons are my family is different. I am primarily a poet, but I do write the occasional story. However, every one of my poems tells a story, so they can technically count. My work often reflects my emotional state, and my poems tend to be about fire and brimstone relate to each other by presenting different viewpoints or arguments for the same situation or emotion.

I'm interested in fantasy and old fairy tales, and I enjoy both giving and receiving all kinds of unique story prompts. I support the Oxford comma. I like to read C. S. Lewis, Chesterton, Tolkien, and Lewis Carroll in my freetime. My favorite book is The Silmarillion. (Google it if you haven't read it, it's more than worth your time.)

I'm very random and destructive, and like to think of myself as deadly fun. I read every comment and review that I receive, and personally reply to all messages. Chances are, if you comment on my page, you'll soon see me commenting on yours. This is because I find delicious meals like-minded authors through both browsing and their comments on my work. I'm happy to be friends with anyone who wants to be my dinner friend, and also to give feedback and suggestions wherever desired.

Well, I guess that's it. Feel free to message me if you want to talk about my bad habit of eating people something.

Your fellow carbon-based life-form human,
Marye

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New York by thegirlinthelibrary reviews
He was probably born in a castle, coming from British sandwiches and champagne. Me? I was born in a shack, coming from fish curry and beer. He was closed off, mystifying, silent and impassive. I was the open book trying to shut him out but failing every damn time.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 8 - Words: 19,296 - Reviews: 17 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 16 - Updated: 6/15 - Published: 8/25/2014
Submission by Fabian Cortez reviews
When you've misguidedly given everything to the one you love with nothing in return, Your life is all that is left, should they be allowed to take that too?
Poetry: Love - Rated: T - English - Poetry/Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 132 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 8/25/2014
Upon death by PenumbraOne reviews
He never looked upon a human with any emotion. It was his job to reap souls and take them away, but if he grew attached, his job would become compromised; the punishment was unforgiving, and utterly merciless. But upon the death of a boy, something clicks, and soon the boy's life is no longer the one in jeopardy. -Oneshot-
Fiction: Supernatural - Rated: T - English - Supernatural/Mystery - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,877 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 7/16/2014 - Complete
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Demons reviews
Inspired by a drawing by DeviantArt user JnRnCn. Check it out at /art/Everybody-has-demons-478099127
Poetry: Life - Rated: K+ - English - Spiritual/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 120 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 10/19/2014
Hello, Book reviews
A dedication for a diary.
Poetry: Friendship - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 124 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 1 - Published: 10/4/2014 - Complete
River
This is a poem about experience and inspiration. I'm not sure what else to say, I'm having a migraine. See you later.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Poetry/Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 67 - Published: 9/22/2014 - Complete
Stars
I showed this poem to my sister late at night and made her cry. Now I feel like a horrible monster unworthy of living.
Poetry: Family - Rated: K - English - Tragedy/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 79 - Published: 9/20/2014 - Complete
Germs of Gas
My first published free verse. This does have a certain meaning, but since it is personal, feel free to interpret it however you wish.
Poetry: War - Rated: K - English - Angst/Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 77 - Published: 9/20/2014 - Complete
Silmarillion
I'm not sure whether this belongs here, or on FanFiction. It is my brief tribute, in verse, to the events of Tolkien's Silmarillion.
Poetry: Fantasy - Rated: K - English - Fantasy/Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 158 - Published: 9/19/2014
Nothing
This is my attempt to describe the way depression feels, especially the kind that comes from writer's block.
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Hurt/Comfort/Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 99 - Published: 9/19/2014 - Complete
Evil reviews
I think that the subject of this poem is sufficiently clear to stand without an explanation. :)
Poetry: Life - Rated: K+ - English - Angst/Horror - Chapters: 1 - Words: 111 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 2 - Published: 9/16/2014 - Complete
Tradition reviews
A starving child cannot understand the Lord's Prayer, because it was written by some well-fed person overseas. But things we don't or can't understand are still passed down, for tradition's sake.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Spiritual/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 62 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 9/5/2014 - Complete
Maiden
A tragic love story about two people who fell in love at first sight, but never met.
Poetry: Love - Rated: K - English - Tragedy/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 84 - Favs: 1 - Published: 9/5/2014 - Complete
Your reviews
This poem is based on a little piece of wordplay, where the word 'yore' is replaced by 'your'. The story is about abusive manipulation, and the implication is that the abuser is in the speaker's past, having no further sway over her life. The title is a reference to the popular Grammar Guy meme.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Hurt/Comfort/Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 154 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 9/1/2014 - Complete
Harm reviews
Opinions please! Would you agree or disagree with the view presented in this poem?
Poetry: Love - Rated: K - English - Hurt/Comfort/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 53 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Published: 8/31/2014 - Complete
Cold
If I truly love someone, I'll want to be near them, even if they don't love me. But what if my presence injures them?
Poetry: Song - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 140 - Published: 8/31/2014 - Complete
Electric reviews
So here's another song, this one is about getting lost in society's idea of what someone is supposed to do.
Poetry: Song - Rated: K - English - Spiritual/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 175 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 2 - Published: 8/31/2014 - Complete
Lie reviews
This poem is about trust and manipulation.
Poetry: Song - Rated: K+ - English - Angst/Horror - Chapters: 1 - Words: 124 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 8/27/2014 - Complete
Nonsense
My father used to beat me severely if I said anything that he could possibly twist into an offensive meaning. He would also do it if I didn't say anything. That's what the 'heavy fear' in the first verse is about. This is a song that describes my confusion about words, both understanding what others say to me and trying to find the right thing to say to them.
Poetry: Song - Rated: K - English - Hurt/Comfort/Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 108 - Published: 8/27/2014 - Complete
Prelude reviews
This is a short performance piece that I wrote for reading in improv class.
Poetry: Humor - Rated: K - English - Drama/Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 145 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Published: 8/27/2014 - Complete
Raven reviews
I don't really know how to describe this one. You either understand it, or you don't.
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 71 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 8/25/2014 - Complete
Goodbye
When a parent dies, their last words will be remembered forever. Sometimes, people hold on to them too tightly.
Poetry: Family - Rated: K - English - Hurt/Comfort/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 185 - Published: 8/25/2014 - Complete
Romeo reviews
So I decided to rewrite the thoughts going through Romeo's head, as he looked at Juliet and thought she was dead.
Poetry: Love - Rated: K+ - English - Tragedy/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 118 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 8/25/2014 - Complete
Silence reviews
This is the first poem I ever wrote. When I was about eight years old, I used to have a problem with tinnitus at night. I would get a terrible nightmare, (which I cannot recount even now) then wake up crying silently. I didn't dare to move, not for fear of the dark, but of the roaring absence of sound. This is my best attempt to describe the experience.
Poetry: General - Rated: K+ - English - Angst/Horror - Chapters: 1 - Words: 86 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 8/25/2014 - Complete
Give Up reviews
What if your ideals are too high? What if waiting for the 'right one' keeps you from ever finding love at all?
Poetry: Love - Rated: K - English - Poetry/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 112 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 8/24/2014 - Complete
Await reviews
That one person whom you are going to love. Those dreams that you will share. You already know who you are going to spend the rest of your life with. You're just waiting for them to find you.
Poetry: Love - Rated: K - English - Romance/Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 76 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 8/24/2014 - Complete
Small Things
No one stops to appreciate the small things. They destroy them, then complain when the large things go badly. But large things are built of smaller things. The thanks for a great gift begins with thanks for one part of it.
Poetry: Song - Rated: K - English - Angst/Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 142 - Published: 8/18/2014 - Complete
Songadifubble reviews
A silly poem inspired by Lewis Carroll and his wonderfully nonsensical 'Jabberwocky'.
Poetry: Humor - Rated: K - English - Poetry/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 100 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 8/18/2014 - Complete
Walking Out
When popularity forces you to play their way, abandon it. Never let anyone stop you from being yourself, or use your talents for evil. Someone did that to me once. He will never have the chance to do it again.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 87 - Published: 8/12/2014 - Complete
Tear reviews
Heartbreak does not come easily. When someone hurts you, it's more likely to tear away at your heart than to break it. When the hurts try to heal, they only make it halfway before they are torn anew. And gradually, your soul is smooth with scars. Then comes the wild moment when you scream aloud for your heart to just tear all the way through, to end it all. You are so ravaged by t
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Hurt/Comfort/Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 132 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 8/7/2014 - Complete
Inside
Your body isn't you. It's connected to you. But if you lose your limbs, you're still you. No abuse can touch YOU unless you let it. No one can hurt YOU unless you give in.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 92 - Published: 8/7/2014 - Complete
Demolition
A true story.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 115 - Published: 8/5/2014 - Complete
Burn reviews
A song for the most abusive person I've ever met.
Poetry: Song - Rated: K+ - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 104 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 8/5/2014 - Complete
Weirdity
A very haughty person gives an ironic dialogue about judging other people.
Poetry: Humor - Rated: K - English - Poetry/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 80 - Favs: 1 - Published: 8/4/2014 - Complete
This Wall is for Drawing
The more the rules, the less the love. True love sets its own boundaries, unchecked by fear.
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Poetry/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 67 - Published: 8/4/2014 - Complete
Grimm
This is a poem presenting the thoughts of a serial killer, based on the classic Brother's Grimm fairy tale "Fitcher's Bird".
Poetry: General - Rated: K+ - English - Horror/Fantasy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 144 - Published: 8/3/2014 - Complete
The Death Door
This is a short story inspired by Mark Twain. (And a strange door that opened into thin air, on a toy castle I once had.)
Fiction: Humor - Rated: K - English - Humor/Adventure - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,439 - Published: 8/3/2014 - Complete
Freefall
This poem deals with the idea of the last stand.
Poetry: War - Rated: K - English - Drama/Suspense - Chapters: 1 - Words: 109 - Published: 8/2/2014 - Complete
Roses
Love is the best and most miraculous of medicines. People getting through abuse, depression, and heartbreak really need love. Yours.
Poetry: Love - Rated: K - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 136 - Published: 8/2/2014 - Complete
Blood reviews
It is easy, in an altercation, to choose your family's side over your friends. But how to choose which family member is most important to you?
Poetry: Family - Rated: K - English - Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 48 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 8/1/2014 - Complete
Need You Most
Sometimes, when someone hurts you, the natural reaction is to curl up in bed and cry. At some point, most people end up crushing a blanket, teddy bear, or pillow to their chest to block out the sword-like pain of heartbreak. Then they start to imagine that the aforesaid object is the person they are upset about, and that everything has been righted between them.
Poetry: Friendship - Rated: K - English - Hurt/Comfort/Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 127 - Favs: 1 - Published: 8/1/2014 - Complete
Alien
So I have Asperger's syndrome. Here is a poem.
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Friendship/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 93 - Favs: 2 - Published: 7/30/2014 - Complete
America
A poem inspired by the way that rain streaks down Lady Liberty's face.
Poetry: Politics - Rated: K - English - Poetry/Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 85 - Published: 7/30/2014 - Complete
A New Song reviews
Whether or not it sounds like it, this is a breakup song. But it's more of a joyful, triumphant escape from an abuser.
Poetry: Song - Rated: K - English - Poetry/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 192 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 2 - Published: 7/29/2014 - Complete
The Artist reviews
A short story about an old man and his last painting.
Fiction: Sci-Fi - Rated: K+ - English - Tragedy/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 1 - Words: 753 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 2 - Published: 7/29/2014 - Complete