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28 Petit Souci » Funny, sad, structured, unrhymed, it's all in here.
Poetry: Life, T, English, Hurt/Comfort, chapters: 111, words: 29k+, favs: 6, follows: 5, updated: 5/28 published: 4/3/2016
32 Desiderata » Essays with topics like "Why Feminist and not Egalitarian?" and scraps that my writing is not complete without. Also stories that sound great but I don't have the energy to finish right now. Do not steal ideas; depending on how close I am to my death bed, I may be persuaded into letting you adopt one, but putting them up here doesn't mean I consent to having them taken.
Fiction: Essay, T, English, Humor, chapters: 64, words: 107k+, favs: 12, follows: 9, updated: 4/3 published: 7/9/2017
48 This is the People » Yokoi falls in love with her best friend Leah, a ghost named Alex makes an appearance, sixty-year-old James has a secret for his lifelong best friend, Cynthia has anxiety, the chemistry teacher has thirty minutes to ask his student why he is in jail, and much more in this anthology of diverse short stories.
Fiction: Young Adult, T, English, Hurt/Comfort, chapters: 30, words: 79k+, favs: 12, follows: 8, updated: 3/15 published: 8/9/2013
48 Rip Rap » welcome to college.
Fiction: Biography, M, English, Angst & Hurt/Comfort, chapters: 102, words: 68k+, favs: 2, follows: 2, updated: 12/16/2019 published: 10/1/2018
5High School: As Told Through My Writing Assignments » How my writing has evolved throughout the years, as illustrated by the essays/reflections I wrote.
Fiction: Essay, T, English, Humor, chapters: 31, words: 33k+, favs: 3, follows: 2, updated: 8/1/2019 published: 6/7/2019
78How to Be The Best (Internet) Writer In the World » Be sure to vote in the poll for what topic you want to hear. Horrible, horrible tips from an unqualified expert on how to dominate the online writing world. Can you write slash and be homophobic? Always wanted to be the one to write that cheap story with a million hits? Well ha, the all-knowing author shall teach you the true path to getting reviews by the bucketful!
Fiction: Humor, T, English, Humor & Parody, chapters: 22, words: 61k+, favs: 26, follows: 15, updated: 5/28/2019 published: 1/11/2016
49 Lily's Grand Adventure » Two different Lilys in two parallel worlds try to make sense of their lives. Whereas Lily Saphira keeps getting dragged into weird hijinks by her friends, Lily White is having trouble befriending the people working with her. Maybe their wishes will be granted. Currently rewritten up to chapter 9!
Fiction: Fantasy, K+, English, Humor & Fantasy, chapters: 32, words: 69k+, favs: 4, follows: 6, updated: 9/21/2018 published: 7/15/2013
38 Baby Blue » Spiritual sequel to Blue Rhapsody (Contains "COMING UP ROSES," a three-part story about what happens to Romaine and the rest, chapters 93 through 95). Romaine is now in college and trying to survive independent life. While the past sometimes haunts her, she is slowly learning to focus on her own future and navigate challenges by herself.
Fiction: Biography, T, English, Hurt/Comfort & Humor, chapters: 100, words: 56k+, favs: 1, follows: 1, updated: 9/21/2018 published: 9/22/2017
3 Impostor Syndrome » You could probably make a passable rom com out of Cynthia Cyneburg's life, though truth be told, it feels much more like a Virginia Woolf stream-of-consciousness novel with tumltuous relationships and regret over past decisions. Or, the reflections of a female Byronic hero. No one ever reads this story but secretly it's my favorite.
Fiction: Young Adult, T, English, Hurt/Comfort & Romance, chapters: 6, words: 16k+, follows: 1, updated: 9/15/2018 published: 8/23/2017
19 Petit Déjeuner » A collection of humor poetry that I offered my English teacher as a graduation gift. Includes an epic dramatizing the time his right tire exploded, an extended ballad describing my attempted promposal, a mockery of my friend who kept on begging us for any food we could afford (except for green cheese) and that really dirty old softball helmet that itches my head.
Poetry: Humor, T, English, Humor & Poetry, chapters: 14, words: 5k+, favs: 3, follows: 2, updated: 5/7/2018 published: 8/22/2017
1 Petit Ami » All the ups and downs of a crush, starting with the fragrance of limerence to the process of crystallization to the dream ghosts and amorphous ice.
Poetry: Love, T, English, Humor & Romance, chapters: 29, words: 7k+, follows: 1, updated: 3/6/2018 published: 8/23/2017
7 Blue Rhapsody » Sequel to Blue World. Not my most popular work but it means a lot to me. Romaine finally crashes and burns, much to nobody's surprise, and the real mystery remains...can this chick get her shit together?
Fiction: Play, T, English, Romance & Angst, chapters: 9, words: 29k+, follows: 1, updated: 10/15/2017 published: 9/4/2017
23Peter Pantomime » Please R&R. Gwennie may have gotten the other inhabitants at her orphanage to rely on her, but ultimately she will have to leave, sooner than later. Enter a misunderstanding with a volatile boy who calls himself Peter and is desperately in need of a "Wendy" replacement. Not to forget, of course, the blonde pixie who sits on his shoulder and calls the shots.
Fiction: Romance, T, English, Romance & Humor, chapters: 8, words: 14k+, favs: 1, follows: 6, updated: 9/27/2017 published: 9/21/2017
10 Blue World » Prequel to Blue Rhapsody. All Romaine wants is to have a normal family and maybe catch the eye of the cute girl who used to be her science lab partner. Unfortunately she's too young, and her mother will never forgive her for taking on independence. But between gradients of blue, there is both hope and cynicism.
Fiction: Play, T, English, Drama & Humor, chapters: 7, words: 25k+, favs: 1, follows: 2, updated: 9/4/2017 published: 6/27/2017
1 Petit Mal » Poems for a rainy day, broken heart, cripplingly low self esteem, whatever.
Poetry: Life, T, English, Hurt/Comfort & Poetry, chapters: 15, words: 2k+, updated: 8/29/2017 published: 8/23/2017
2 The Shapeshifter » All I ever wanted was to dress up as Mulan for Halloween. What did I do to deserve this?
Fiction: Sci-Fi, T, English, Sci-Fi & Supernatural, chapters: 6, words: 15k+, favs: 1, 8/23/2017
2 Schwiegeistmutter » Written around 2013, I believe. Harry is just your average middle class father who works as a salaryman and tries to keep his family together. Except, of course, his German mother-in-law has rolled out of her grave and chosen to put her other foot down on his marriage. And his friend Jerry showing up at three in the morning with a bottle of wine does not make things any better.
Fiction: Humor, K+, English, Humor & Family, chapters: 5, words: 7k+, follows: 1, 8/23/2017
22 Frazzie and the Fairy Treasure » A fantasy adventure featuring various mythical figures including mermaids, fairies, queer people of color, and yes swimming cats. Illustration is by me, MarinaxMachina.
Fiction: Fantasy, K+, English, Fantasy & Adventure, chapters: 17, words: 35k+, favs: 6, follows: 7, updated: 8/19/2017 published: 7/6/2017
11 Sins of the Author » Some people say that the things you dislike most about other people are what you see in yourself. Aaaanyways, with no relation to that first preamble whatsoever, here are some of my pet peeves regarding fellow FictionPress writers. I understand if you get mad at me. This doesn't really have any business here. As they say, the sins of the father are not those of the...um...
Fiction: Humor, T, English, Humor & Parody, chapters: 2, words: 4k+, favs: 5, follows: 3, updated: 8/19/2017 published: 8/16/2017
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