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Equivalent Exchange Prompt: One day, you meet a stray cat that looks exhausted. So you give it some food, water, and a warm place to rest before it disappears the next morning. Some time later, a witch appears at your doorstep with that same cat. "Ambrose here says you saved his life, so I'm here to repay the favor."
Fiction: Fantasy, K, English, Drama & Mystery, words: 2k+, favs: 1, 1/12/2022
9Make Me a Zephyr » A collection of moments gathered across ten countries and nine years' experiences living and working abroad. From bistros in Athens to evenings in Singapore, rural schools in Georgia and hikes in Armenia, these are instants that transformed me then and influence me now. Travel memoir. Updated weekly.
Fiction: Essay, T, English, Adventure & Humor, chapters: 18, words: 27k+, favs: 2, follows: 3, updated: 1/4/2022 published: 1/3/2017
1Diaspora » Carolyn Ecklund, a woman struggling to manage her family's farm in rural Minnesota, is skating the edge of financial ruin. Amanda Blore, a woman at the end of a lifetime's travel, is looking for somewhere to put down roots. And Kirsten Womack is just always up for anything. Family is what you choose, community is what you cultivate, and home is what you build.
Fiction: General, T, English, Friendship & Family, chapters: 6, words: 22k+, favs: 1, follows: 1, updated: 11/18/2021 published: 2/22/2021
Catch a Falling Star Ruth Bartlett is a strange girl. Born with her mind on celestial matters, she is nonetheless expected to live the traditional life of a young English woman of the early 19th century, and concern herself with a husband, child, and household. Stars are not in her purview. But when a traditional life cannot satisfy and the stars beckon, what will Ruth do to break free? NaNoWriMo 2021.
Fiction: Historical, T, English, Drama & Adventure, words: 2k+, follows: 1, 11/2/2021
4Hermione Bascombe and the Secrets of the Stars » In a world where science and magic uneasily co-exist, Hermione Bascombe is an un-magical young woman consumed by astral phenomena. Is it just her imagination that sees messages in the aurora, and patterns in the stars? Or is someone, somewhere, trying to communicate with her planet? An Edwardian-era/steampunk/sci-fi/fantasy mashup novel-in-progress.
Fiction: Sci-Fi, T, English, Sci-Fi & Fantasy, chapters: 6, words: 17k+, favs: 2, follows: 3, updated: 4/19/2021 published: 8/3/2020
25Here For The Girls » A collection of short essays examining female characters in media and literature, with frequent asides discussing modern fandom, intersectional feminism, and real-life inspirational women. Subjects chosen by author, but requests are welcome! Updated weekly.
Fiction: Essay, K+, English, Humor, chapters: 66, words: 82k+, favs: 7, follows: 6, updated: 4/29/2020 published: 8/27/2016
69 The Three Sisters » Maria, the first. Sophia, the eldest. Diana, the youngest. One too Spanish for London society. One whose heart remains in Cádiz. One too proud, passionate, and wanting. The marriage market of London awaits, but family history and secrets threaten to undo them all. A Regency novel of romance, ambition, and three women caught by birth between two nations. Rewritten for NaNoWriMo18.
Fiction: Historical, T, English, Romance & Drama, chapters: 49, words: 126k+, favs: 6, follows: 5, updated: 12/6/2019 published: 11/1/2018
17 Three Sisters » Maria, the first. Sophia, the eldest. Diana, the youngest. One too Spanish for London society. One whose heart remains in Madrid. One too proud, passionate, and wanting. A Regency novel of romance, ambition, and three women caught by birth between two nations.
Fiction: Historical, K+, English, Romance & Drama, chapters: 51, words: 103k+, favs: 6, follows: 3, updated: 11/3/2018 published: 11/2/2016
Low Fantasy Martan, twelfth of his name; Master Forger of the Great Copper Veins of the Southern Arm of Dragonback Ridge; Belcher, Bellower, Broken-Toothed, is secure in his power and dignity. That is, until he welcomes home his daughter, Martag, eighteenth of her name; Slayer of Wyrms...who could not care less. Rated for some mild dwarf canoodling. Inspired by a visit to Luray Caverns.
Fiction: Fantasy, T, English, Parody & Humor, words: 1k+, 8/29/2017
Goddess Falls » Noe is an initiate of the Children of the Goddess, an order created to serve all in the land of Shelo-Emlah. Under the rule of the Shurial, Shelo-Emlah has enjoyed centuries of prosperity. Yet peace cannot endure forever, and enemies are massing both from within and without. Can faith endure against a force that violates the very laws of nature? Or will all fall to darkness?
Fiction: Young Adult, T, English, Fantasy & Horror, chapters: 14, words: 31k+, updated: 10/15/2016 published: 6/18/2016
Ad Astra The crew of Envoy II has been sent to supplement the existing IASECS Colony on Gliese 581g; the mission of a lifetime. Yet upon arrival, Captain Kara Surdukowski discovers their mission has a sinister ulterior motive. They are to "persuade" the xenophobic natives of Gliese 581g to accept a full-scale Earth settlement, or the following WMO armada will force the issue.
Fiction: Sci-Fi, T, English, Adventure & Drama, words: 5k+, 8/12/2016
Flight Prompt: 50% of the world's population has the ability to fly, 50% does not. The only way to find out is to jump from a height that will surely kill you.
Fiction: Young Adult, T, English, Angst & Friendship, words: 2k+, follows: 1, 8/5/2016
1 The Witch-House There was a tumbledown moss-skinned cabin that stood on a long strip of scraggly-wooded land in the center of I-84, and as long as Becca could remember, everyone had always called it the Witch-House. There was no story to the name. It just was.
Fiction: Horror, K+, English, Family & Horror, words: 3k+, 8/1/2016
Poems on the River She stared at the tree. Its leaves had become leaves again, robbed of life and color by the darkness. The vision the words had conjured was gone. Yet she had seen it. Hadn't she?
Fiction: Fable, T, English, Mystery & Drama, words: 1k+, 6/25/2016
5 When We Are Free » The tiny land of Mato'i'ya, occupied for centuries by Yanoy, has finally gained its independence. Anari Yuno'a, the newest of-age member of Mato'i'ya's governing family, should be celebrating. But sunlight never comes without shadows. An unknown enemy plots against their newfound freedom...and the freedom of the entire Peninsula. A political fantasy novel. COMPLETE.
Fiction: Fantasy, T, English, Adventure & Fantasy, chapters: 30, words: 178k+, favs: 3, follows: 1, updated: 6/5/2016 published: 2/12/2013
Control » Martin Cheng knows what he is; a boring public loan official, terrified of his peers and haunted by the overshadowing government that runs his life. Still, he tries to do what's right. Born in a different world, he might not have been this way. He might have been like Ella, his new client, but that might be a fate even worse. Most of all, Martin wants to avoid conflict. He can't.
Fiction: Sci-Fi, T, English, Adventure & Drama, chapters: 6, words: 12k+, updated: 11/22/2014 published: 11/5/2014
2 Souls Yearning Skyward » Three artists live in New York City, struggling towards understanding themselves and each other. Christina Ames has given up on her dream, serving a man she both hates and loves. Russell Thorne has betrayed his dream, using his influence to ignore the best in himself and others. Willa Stark does not give up and will not betray; she will try to save them all...but at what cost?
Fiction: Romance, T, English, Drama & Romance, chapters: 61, words: 144k+, favs: 5, follows: 3, updated: 11/7/2014 published: 12/5/2012
9Planets » Take a trip through the solar system, learning about the cultures that flourished there in the distant past, long before humans came to walk the Earth. Visit Venus, with its decadent aristocracy and those who fight against it; Mars, with its two warrior princesses; Neptune, once a beacon of civilization, now buried beneath the ice. These are lost stories, forgotten ones...until now
Fiction: Sci-Fi, T, English, Drama & Adventure, chapters: 8, words: 66k+, favs: 3, follows: 4, updated: 10/25/2014 published: 11/3/2012
1 Single Mom Seeks Roomate In the aftermath of a terrible divorce Amanda struggles to heal her feelings of guilt and her daughter's anger. Meanwhile, another mother tries to understand a daughter who hates her.
Fiction: Young Adult, T, English, Family & Drama, words: 12k+, favs: 1, follows: 1, 3/30/2014
8Writing the Book of Days » Herein lie a series of short stories, personal essays, random poetry, and the occasional character sketch, all following the prompts in "A Writer's Book of Days". Expect a wide range of styles, voices, truths, and tenses as I journey into the worlds-whether real or imagined-that the prompts evoke. Feel free to join me, if so inclined!
Fiction: General, T, English, Humor & Drama, chapters: 63, words: 45k+, favs: 1, follows: 1, updated: 2/21/2014 published: 10/3/2012
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