Katrina Barnett
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Joined 03-15-02, id: 184728, Profile Updated: 08-28-10
Author has written 34 stories for Fantasy, Biography, Fable, Young Adult, General, Thriller, Humor, Romance, Fantasy, Supernatural, and Historical.

I opened this account long ago when I was just fiddling around with fun little writing projects. I've always liked to write, I just didn't realize until recently that short stories are something that I might want to get serious about. Feedback is always nice.

I write. Alot. I have definitely learned that personal experience has broadened my scope and internalized.. problems have proven to be tools by which I can construct halfway decent writings. Sometimes the stories alone are not that good, but I believe in my characters and that, given a chance, my words might be able to connect to someone somewhere. I have been published a few times (and yes, I was paid, thank heaven).

My stories have a tendency to be sad, partially because that's how I view the world too much of the time, and partially because by acknowledging that aspect of life I feel more hopeful as a writer and a human being. As Paul and John would say, it's getting better all the time it can't get much worse!

A couple of the things on here are old. old old. and i'm aware of their suckage. so check the date of upload before you judge ;)

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My Small Dad OR The Quiet Funeral
My father took care of his father. And then his father died.
Fiction: Biography - Rated: K+ - English - Hurt/Comfort/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,964 - Published: 8/28/2010 - Complete
Lights
Mind if I sit with you?" Aubrey looked up through her frizzed, untreated hair, her long-faded dye job that had been attempted by a fellow inmate, her raging split ends that took on new visibility in the strange truckstop light.
Fiction: General - Rated: T - English - Drama/Suspense - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,686 - Published: 8/28/2010 - Complete
Rocketship, OR See Her Tumbling Down
He had built a rocketship. They were all the rage, after all, and Locke was always swayed like a bath toy by the waves of trend.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: K+ - English - Adventure/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,837 - Published: 8/28/2010 - Complete
Burma Road
Even though the flying tigers were painted with angry faces that weren't frightened easily by the Japanese enemy, every time he touched one he pictured it going down in flames.
Fiction: Historical - Rated: M - English - Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 779 - Favs: 1 - Published: 8/28/2010 - Complete
Foot, OR What Could Have Been If We Were Better reviews
She had been painful to watch, like an animal with a cut on its face, constantly pawing at its own eyes and hiding from view. Now that he looked at her, though, he couldn't really understand why...
Fiction: General - Rated: T - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,859 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 8/28/2010 - Complete
Demon Market reviews
Now it just looked to me a bizarre, lazy creature, more like a giant bug than an advocate of hell. But then it smiled again, this time a much wider smile, and the sound of its wet, elastic skin stretching in order to accommodate all of the leering teeth..
Fiction: Supernatural - Rated: T - English - Suspense/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,828 - Reviews: 2 - Follows: 1 - Published: 8/28/2010 - Complete
i always did want to go there
He's leaving. Going to MY sanctuary, leaving me alone. But that’s awesome, really- for the whole semester? He nods, taking a forkful of potatoes. He always looks deathly serious when he eats, as though he has a secret past of poverty and starvation.
Fiction: General - Rated: T - English - Angst/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,705 - Published: 1/26/2010 - Complete
The Call to Arms
Everyone was so happy now in these post-war years, everyone had been so happy since everyone had come home. She hardly ever saw anyone out by themselves, searching for shadows like she. Ever since the war she had become incapable of seeing her own...
Fiction: Historical - Rated: T - English - Romance/Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,672 - Published: 1/26/2010 - Complete
The States, or THE FAMILY THAT STILL LIVES THERE
It has seen people come and go, but now it has gone. That is, it has vanished in the sense that we have all forgotten about it...
Fiction: Historical - Rated: K+ - English - Family/Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 979 - Published: 1/26/2010 - Complete
The Grey Fox reviews
Now silent, the man stared back at the grey devil, and, finally, the creature spoke.
Fiction: General - Rated: K+ - English - Hurt/Comfort/Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,613 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 1/11/2010 - Complete
TwentyOne reviews
The bar was full of ghosts.
Fiction: General - Rated: T - English - Drama/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,510 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 8/18/2009 - Complete
The Day We All Took Off Work To Go See The Whales
It was sometime that morning when we heard about them...
Fiction: Fable - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 5 - Words: 4,866 - Published: 7/28/2009 - Complete
For Jon on This, His Twentieth Birthday reviews
I turn instead to watch the smoke, escaping from between my fingers, slyly leaving my jurisdiction. I am fatalism. I am a bedtime story for Sylvia Plath’s children. I am an international traveler with selective amnesia; my memories are not glorious.
Fiction: Supernatural - Rated: T - English - Supernatural/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,485 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 7/28/2009 - Complete
Mykonos in a Geo Metro
She smiles at me but she's wary. She's afraid I'll say something weird. I promise her I won't say anything. She's afraid of that too.
Fiction: Humor - Rated: K+ - English - Humor/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,729 - Published: 7/28/2009
Humphrey
He opened his eyes with trepidation, only to see the most beautiful sight, a sight not even yet seen by man- the galaxy.
Fiction: Fable - Rated: K - English - Fantasy/Supernatural - Chapters: 1 - Words: 693 - Published: 7/28/2009 - Complete
March 18th, 3AM reviews
“You know it’s about 4:30?” Is it? Oh I’m sorry. I used to call you this early all the time before, didn’t I? “Been awhile since you did.. What’s up?”
Fiction: Young Adult - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,021 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 7/28/2009 - Complete
Jackson Gould
...something, something in this great, chaotic throng was not right.
Fiction: General - Rated: T - English - Tragedy/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,418 - Published: 7/28/2009 - Complete
The Metaphor
There have been suicides here; folk have most definitely done themselves in. Why, the last people that lived here, the last couple, the woman hung herself right there, on that bow over the porch, I swear it.
Fiction: General - Rated: T - English - Drama/Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,080 - Published: 7/28/2009 - Complete
Someday You Will Be Loved reviews
As I look at them all under this pleasant lighting in this cozy room with classics and theology stacked to its ceiling I know I should feel bad for wanting to leave it all behind sometimes, to not be known any longer...
Fiction: General - Rated: K+ - English - Family/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,434 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 1/21/2009 - Complete
Pinochio reviews
A boy and his fairy on a subway.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Fantasy/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,319 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 1/21/2009 - Complete
An Old Fashioned Funeral Home
A brief moment.
Fiction: General - Rated: T - English - Humor/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 169 - Published: 11/16/2008
For Marianna on This, Her TwentyThird Birthday
I woke up this morning with a bad case of amnesia. The person next to me sighed, heavily, then explained to me that this seems to happen every now and again.
Fiction: General - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,872 - Follows: 1 - Published: 11/16/2008 - Complete
Funeral
Doesn't matter now I guess," Luke mutters to himself, gazing down at the tie his sister bought him for the funeral. She was always taking care of him. He was in love with her...
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Family/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,429 - Published: 11/16/2008 - Complete
The Bed
Her look of contentment as she pulls the comforter up to her nose fills me with adoration and I want to squeeze the life out of her for thinking our friendship might survive even this...."
Fiction: Humor - Rated: K+ - English - Friendship/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,150 - Published: 11/16/2008 - Complete
Suicide Letters: A Competitive Art reviews
Ok, so, not to beat a dead horse not that I would know how to beat a horse or if it happened to be dead , but do you think death is as exhausting as living? Maybe, at least to us hybrids. Figures...
Fiction: General - Rated: M - English - Angst/Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,884 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 9/4/2008 - Complete
White
She would just remain forever in the uncomfortable position of being an unsuccessful artist, yet with an artist's unfortunate emotional temperment. Something a cute bag boy at the local Vons could never understand. Eh well. He had a big nose anyway.
Fiction: General - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,388 - Published: 9/4/2008 - Complete
The Importance of Toast and Julia
She practically flew for the door, abandoning her purse and bouquet and maybelline at the mirrors. They would just have to carry on without the Maid-of-Honor.
Fiction: General - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,138 - Published: 9/4/2008 - Complete
Elevator
A girl is making a mysterious journey to the top floor, and with every character that she encounters in the elevator on the way up she reveals clues as to what she might be doing there- and what kind of a person she is becoming.
Fiction: Young Adult - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,762 - Favs: 2 - Published: 2/19/2008 - Complete
Dead Day
A noir, this time written from the femme fatale's point of view- the wife of a crime boss makes the decision to murder her spouse, spur-of-the-moment, but it begins to go awry. A homage to the works of Cain Double Indemnity, Postman Always Rings Twice .
Fiction: Thriller - Rated: M - English - Crime/Suspense - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,550 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Published: 2/19/2008 - Complete
Helena & Albert reviews
When she’d refuse to cry in front of him even though they’d lived together for 4 months, for god’s sake, he’d suddenly find her taste in clothes contrived, especially her obsessive care for her “trademark” army jacket. It made her look like a lesbian.
Fiction: General - Rated: T - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,605 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 2/19/2008 - Complete
Bett Dreamt of Dancing
Bett heard her daughter in distant rooms, crying so hard that she had to cease and gasp for breath as if she were drowning. Then, one day, after Lynn had stayed up all night washing clothes she had neglected for three weeks straight....
Fiction: Young Adult - Rated: T - English - Angst/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,378 - Published: 2/19/2008 - Complete
Peter
Short story about Peter and his decision.
Fiction: Fable - Rated: T - English - Tragedy/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 221 - Published: 2/19/2008 - Complete
Dear Becky from Gate 47B reviews
A hurricane writes a complicated letter which may be her last to a friend while she waits for her plane at DFW. Her thoughts get carried away however, in this random weird short story my Salingerinspired mess.
Fiction: Biography - Rated: T - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,015 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 7/29/2007 - Complete
Alice Alice reviews
Rated for dark material. Really just a silly poem using Alice in Wonderland as a comparison to that of teenage life. If you think it's stupid, that's OK.
Poetry: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Fantasy/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 83 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 2 - Published: 7/27/2003