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1 Dissolution, or Ash and Birch King Henry VIII's England. Isabel Barlow, once the apple of her father's eye, has come down. After a controversial liaison with a handsome, eccentric clerk, she's forfeited her inheritance to marry a loving baker. She thought she knew happiness until the clerk returns to York one summer's day. A short story about love and farewells.
Fiction: Historical, K+, English, Romance & Drama, words: 6k+, favs: 3, 1/31/2014
2 Book of Hours Late Medieval France teeters on a fulcrum. The Hundred Years' War, plague, famine and social upheaval has left the kingdom vulnerable. In 1407, Charles the Mad sits on the throne, flanked by two dangerous men vying for power, and when one acts, things fall apart. A short story about Orleans' assassinated as told by Queen Isabeau and the king's mistress, Odette de Champdivers.
Fiction: Historical, T, English, Drama & Romance, words: 5k+, favs: 5, 1/31/2014
1The Highwayman Cecelia Barnes is a gambler and a royal mistress to His Majesty King Charles II. Having run away to Restoration London, no adventure is too great for her until she meets Thomas Grestocke, a genteel robber eight years her junior. She makes him her plaything for a season, but when he's locked up in Newgate prison, she must decide between her king and her highwayman. Erotic romance.
Fiction: Historical, M, English, Romance & Humor, words: 3k+, favs: 1, follows: 2, 1/31/2014
3 Halcyon Days » Alys de Preston marries her husband the day the infamous Alice Perrers becomes a lady-in-waiting to gentle Queen Philippa. A short story about friendship, duty, love, betrayal and loss.
Fiction: Historical, K, English, Drama & Romance, chapters: 2, words: 5k+, favs: 1, follows: 1, 2/16/2012
2 Swan Neck » After the Battle of Hastings, Harold Godwinson's body was so badly mutilated that William the Bastard sent for Harold's common law wife to identify it. A short story about love, lust, jealousy and England from Eadgyth Swan-Neck's point of view. COMPLETE.
Fiction: Historical, T, English, Romance & Tragedy, chapters: 9, words: 8k+, favs: 4, follows: 1, 10/17/2011
219Valkyrie » 1066 England. As a pagan, Ragnhildr Grythsdottir was always an outcast. After Hastings, she becomes a reluctant hero who, despite her appearance, wins the loyalty of the East Anglians, the love of a handsome warrior and learns what it means to have power.
Fiction: Historical, T, English, Drama & Adventure, chapters: 88, words: 166k+, favs: 75, follows: 30, updated: 12/26/2009 published: 11/19/2005
8Hot Rock to You » Cass Gudiashvili is a bright and nerdy college girl who's cheating on her boyfriend and drinking far too much. She wants to change her pattern of self-destruction, but can't until she's drunk, soaked and lost with a pretentious tattooer she's fallen for.
Fiction: Romance, M, English, Drama & Humor, chapters: 2, words: 3k+, favs: 6, follows: 8, updated: 7/25/2009 published: 7/20/2009
1 Par Amour A triskele praising and comparing a lover to a cavalier, gamekeeper and satyr.
Poetry: Love, T, English, words: 370, 5/15/2009
3 Another Night of College Hedonism in Half Hours An average night in the name of hedonism: sex, drugs, blues and booze.
Fiction: Romance, M, English, words: 1k+, favs: 2, follows: 1, 5/5/2009
1 The Threesome An autobiographical depiction of a threesome, sprinkled with allusions to nymphs and satyrs.
Poetry: Love, M, English, Romance, words: 166, favs: 2, follows: 1, 4/14/2009
28 Ruothilde and the Tower » A retelling of Rapunzel. A 9th century priest writes down the legend of a girl locked away in the tower by heathen magic. FINISHED.
Fiction: Historical, T, English, Fantasy & Romance, chapters: 12, words: 11k+, favs: 13, follows: 7, updated: 4/4/2009 published: 12/16/2008
To My Gamekeeper A short narrative about a woman's one night stand that argues against and, dually, praises D.H. Lawrence. Mildly didactic and a little erotic.
Fiction: Romance, M, English, Romance, words: 869, 1/5/2009
3 Beyond the Ninth Wave A slightly pornographic allegory to the Celtic otherworld.
Fiction: Romance, M, English, Romance & Fantasy, words: 936, favs: 5, 12/8/2008
41The Salvation of Rosemonde de Troyes » France, 1242. After shaming her family, a young girl turns to prostitution. To her, it's a lucrative career, albeit sad, until she meets a less-than-holy priest who struggles with his lust for her while trying to save her. A story of sex and redemption.
Fiction: Historical, M, English, Drama & Romance, chapters: 8, words: 15k+, favs: 38, follows: 41, updated: 8/30/2008 published: 6/2/2008
2 The King of Hatch Hall A young, college woman likens herself to a mistress of classical times as she pleases a princely power in a dorm room demesne.
Poetry: Love, T, English, Romance & Drama, words: 313, favs: 1, 6/8/2008
5 The Private Abyss The thoughts of a woman sleeping beside her lover.
Fiction: Romance, T, English, Romance & Angst, words: 643, favs: 5, 5/12/2008
6 Aine Noire, Oiseau Noir Abandoned by her family, raped, desolate in Marseilles, a young French girl ponders the nature of God's justice. A short story about the Black Death.
Fiction: Historical, T, English, Tragedy & Drama, words: 2k+, favs: 2, 4/10/2008
4 Camel Man An ode to sex and cigarettes.
Fiction: Romance, T, English, Humor & Drama, words: 639, favs: 2, 4/1/2008
8 Friedan at Work A one act about a 1950s housewife.
Fiction: Play, K, English, Drama, words: 2k+, 2/28/2006
12When the Music's Over, Turn Out the Lights One-shot. In the Führerbunker hours before the Red Army enters Berlin, Eva Braun reflects on her life with Germany's most famous dictator.
Fiction: Historical, K+, English, Romance, words: 2k+, favs: 2, 5/24/2005
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