Neon Tetra
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Joined 07-13-03, id: 364866
Author has written 9 stories for Haiku, Sci-Fi, Fable, Love, Humor, Essay, Kids, and Nature.

Hang on for a second while I surmount this here soapbox…

I sort of pointed to this in my most popular piece, “Titles Are Difficult,” but I wanted to make sure I got this particular point across. I had considered printing it in block letters at the top and bottom of every review I wrote from this time onward, but my bio page seemed like a more appropriate forum. My message is this:

Genre is not all that important.

That is to say, if you have well-drawn, interesting characters, original ideas and a solid plot, it doesn’t matter if your story is humorous, fantastic, futuristic, stylized, historical, romantic, tragic, realistic, autobiographical, or any combination of the above: if it is good, somebody will like it and remember it and recommend it. This is the principal behind all of my criticism, and the common thread with which I attempt to bind up all of my writing. As to my success at this endeavor, that is for you to determine.


This is pretty much an archive now. I may post the occasional poem if the mood strikes me, but any forthcoming fiction and essays will see publication on Critique Circle and/or my personal website (once I get one). I had fun here; I saw things that I never would have seen elsewhere and came into contact with people I will never forget. It's just time to move on.

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Crocus reviews
Spring's first flower presses inexorably toward the sunlight.
Poetry: Nature - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 96 - Reviews: 8 - Published: 1/9/2005
Snipe Hunt reviews
Equipment: several sneaky kids, one patsy, a few acres of forest, and an empty pillowcase.
Fiction: Kids - Rated: K - English - Humor/Adventure - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,252 - Reviews: 7 - Published: 5/11/2004
The Shortest Time Travel Stories Ever reviews
Two very brief stories about the perils of time travel.
Fiction: Sci-Fi - Rated: K - English - Sci-Fi/Parody - Chapters: 2 - Words: 1,285 - Reviews: 22 - Favs: 6 - Updated: 3/29/2004 - Published: 12/11/2003
Titles Are Difficult reviews
My satirical guide to writing and criticism on FictionPress. Rated PG13 for thematic elements.
Fiction: Essay - Rated: T - English - Parody/Horror - Chapters: 3 - Words: 3,896 - Reviews: 54 - Favs: 55 - Follows: 4 - Published: 3/29/2004
Evening Breeze reviews
On my mind for some months now: they stood on the beach by the access road . . .
Poetry: Love - Rated: K - English - Romance/Mystery - Chapters: 1 - Words: 286 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 1 - Published: 3/3/2004
Elite reviews
You don't have to be elite to be an elitist. Rated PG for thematic elements.
Poetry: Humor - Rated: K+ - English - Humor/Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 168 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 3 - Published: 1/18/2004
On the Block reviews
Freeverse: the last resort of the terminally blocked poet. Rated PG for historic references.
Poetry: Love - Rated: K+ - English - Poetry/Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 77 - Reviews: 6 - Published: 1/5/2004
Some Inspirational Stories reviews
The fables that your parents never told you about. Rated PG for brief violence and thematic elements.
Fiction: Fable - Rated: K+ - English - Humor/Parody - Chapters: 2 - Words: 1,314 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 2 - Published: 1/5/2004
Assorted Haiku reviews
Presented for your perusal.
Poetry: Haiku - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 3 - Words: 44 - Reviews: 9 - Published: 10/27/2003