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3 Just Like Magic Kate didn't always know she could do magic. But she was only four when she set her dolls' house on fire, and started figuring things out. Written for Fiction Land's Challenge #01.
Fiction: Fantasy, K, English, Fantasy, words: 537, 6/8/2011
Beginning and Ending After the breakup of her marriage, a woman is left to reflect on beginnings and endings. Written for Fiction Land's Challenge #01.
Fiction: General, K, English, words: 517, 6/8/2011
8 After the End After the world fails to end, a woman contemplates the only life she's ever known. Written for the June 2011 WCC.
Fiction: General, K+, English, words: 2k+, favs: 1, 6/5/2011
3 Respondebat Illa And when the boys said to her, "Sibyl, what do you want?" she replied: "I want to die..." A lonely seer finds a friend in a strange young man who appears one day in her vegetable patch.
Fiction: General, K+, English, Fantasy, words: 6k+, 2/1/2011
18 A Good Day for the End of the World In the end there was a storm, and they saw that it was good. At the end of the world, four friends sit in a bar and wait for the inevitable. Written for the May WCC.
Fiction: Fantasy, K+, English, Fantasy & Humor, words: 2k+, favs: 2, 5/5/2010
9 Doom, Darkness and Metaphors On a pointless quest, lost in the Forest of Gloom and Darkness, a reluctant hero, a stubborn dwarf, a vapid elf maiden and a highly-educated troll have a few drinks and lament their plight. Written for the April WCC.
Fiction: Fantasy, K+, English, Fantasy & Humor, words: 2k+, favs: 4, 4/7/2010
18 Seeing in Sepia The past bled into the present wherever he looked, staining it irreversibly in ways that the hurrying people all around him did not appear to notice... In 1944, a child is evacuated. 60 years later, an old man remembers. Written for the December WCC.
Fiction: General, K+, English, Tragedy, words: 1k+, favs: 3, 12/7/2009
7 Something to Say A girl tries to write a letter to a friend, and finds that, sometimes, writing is hardest when you have something to say. Written for the November WCC.
Fiction: General, T, English, words: 1k+, favs: 1, 11/7/2009
8 Life in the Pluperfect Tense A girl packs her friend's life into boxes and reflects on the past.
Fiction: General, T, English, Tragedy, words: 2k+, 10/26/2009
10 Cheating at Checkers On All Hallow's Eve, three friends sit and wait for the visitors who never fail to arrive. Runner-up in the October contest at La Campanella Awards.
Fiction: General, K+, English, Supernatural, words: 1k+, favs: 2, 10/24/2009
24 The Beauty in the Breakdown Two strangers meet on a bridge on Christmas eve. Winner of the October WCC.
Fiction: General, T, English, words: 2k+, favs: 7, 10/4/2009
28 Geography Lesson Not quite a romance. In the midst of a heat wave, a conversation between two old friends takes an unexpected turn. Rated T for references to self-injury.
Fiction: General, T, English, Friendship & Romance, words: 1k+, favs: 6, 9/13/2009
6Anja: The Story of a Tragedy » Twenty years after Anja's death, her son, Artie, and her husband, Vladek, are left to piece together the reasons for her suicide. She didn't leave a note. A creative response to Art Spiegelman's "Maus".
Fiction: Play, T, English, Drama, chapters: 4, words: 2k+, updated: 9/13/2009 published: 10/14/2008
17 Only Fantasy Princess Arabella, held captive in the highest room of the tallest tower of the Castle of Sinister Death, reads a fantasy novel and dreams of a different sort of hero. Winner of the Deon Hofmeyr Prize for 2009.
Fiction: Fantasy, K, English, Fantasy & Humor, words: 1k+, favs: 16, 9/13/2009
7 93 Steps At the the top of the 93 steps, with the breeze just so, I stop and look back over the city...
Poetry: General, K, English, words: 188, favs: 1, 10/18/2008
7 Not Such a Superhero After All » Snow White leaves Prince Charming and, taking her 7 children, sets off across the kingdom only to discover that a fearful curse is upon the land! A curse! Curse! After meeting up with a very melodramatic Fairy Godmother, Snow White sets off on her quest.
Fiction: Play, K, English, Humor & Parody, chapters: 3, words: 3k+, favs: 4, follows: 2, updated: 8/30/2008 published: 12/3/2004
12 Inkstains Justin Clements, a moderately famous author, is asked to give a talk at the squalid local writers' group. He realises that something very odd is going on. Does he know these people? More importantly, do they know him?
Fiction: General, K+, English, Suspense, words: 1k+, favs: 1, follows: 1, 8/24/2008
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