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Frances
Joined Aug 12, 2015
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Widow of Highfire
Updated Nov 27, 2016
PG-13
110
2601
99
Dark
Romance

A curse to some may be a gift to others.

At thirteen years old, Lady Hania Vultuff was married to a man more than twice her age. A year later she became a mother. Then at twenty, a widow.

She thought she was finally free.

But the conditions of her late husband's will dictate otherwise.

A contract enslaving her in marriage once more comes to light but this time to her husband's eldest son, a man she has never met with a deadly secret to hide.

Fantasy
Dark
Romance
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Widow of Highfire

A curse to some may be a gift to others.

At thirteen years old, Lady Hania Vultuff was married to a man more than twice her age. A year later she became a mother. Then at twenty, a widow.

She thought she was finally free.

But the conditions of her late husband's will dictate otherwise.

A contract enslaving her in marriage once more comes to light but this time to her husband's eldest son, a man she has never met with a deadly secret to hide.

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And No Birds Sing
Updated Oct 28, 2016
PG-13
48
1701
53
Adventure
Romance

These are strange days...

Lirare, daughter of the river goddess, never told the barbarian prince about his child she bore. A hundred years had passed since he had last stepped foot in her forest but he returned one last time on the eve of war. Their child, sheltered Thistle, is thrown into the savage world of his nation as they win back their stolen homeland. As the last of her Clan, the ancient line of Kings called the Blackhelms, she has no desire to rule her father's people. But soon finds, she may have little choice.

Fantasy
Adventure
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And No Birds Sing

These are strange days...

Lirare, daughter of the river goddess, never told the barbarian prince about his child she bore. A hundred years had passed since he had last stepped foot in her forest but he returned one last time on the eve of war. Their child, sheltered Thistle, is thrown into the savage world of his nation as they win back their stolen homeland. As the last of her Clan, the ancient line of Kings called the Blackhelms, she has no desire to rule her father's people. But soon finds, she may have little choice.

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The Division of Joy
Updated Mar 19, 2017
PG
0
208
0
Romance
War

Summer of 1865, Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn have yet to return from the battlefields of the American Civil War. Becky Thatcher waits anxiously for the two men who both have a hold on her heart while a newcomer arriving in town may further complicate to their love triangle.

Inspired by "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" and "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer".

Fanfiction
Romance
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The Division of Joy

Summer of 1865, Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn have yet to return from the battlefields of the American Civil War. Becky Thatcher waits anxiously for the two men who both have a hold on her heart while a newcomer arriving in town may further complicate to their love triangle.

Inspired by "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" and "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer".

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Ashes to Ashes, Sand from Sand
Updated Jul 11, 2016
PG-13
3
423
6
Romance

The man responsible for the death of her father appears at a memorial service ten years later and Henrietta cannot avoid the past any longer. After confronting him, he leaves her with a strange warning to be watchful. With his arrival, strange forces stir up in her desert home.

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Ashes to Ashes, Sand from Sand

The man responsible for the death of her father appears at a memorial service ten years later and Henrietta cannot avoid the past any longer. After confronting him, he leaves her with a strange warning to be watchful. With his arrival, strange forces stir up in her desert home.

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An Expensive Solitude
Updated Jan 28, 2016
PG-13
10
1374
23
Romance
Inspirational

In 1944, Lieutenant Edith Dixon isn't your normal WAC officer. Dubbed 'the Ice Queen of the 101st', her duties include more than just being a clerk-typist or switchboard operator. At twenty seven, her world is ordered and her confidence unshakable. Until the day Airborne Officers Alexander McKay and Michael Port walked into her office.

Historical
Romance
Inspirational
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An Expensive Solitude

In 1944, Lieutenant Edith Dixon isn't your normal WAC officer. Dubbed 'the Ice Queen of the 101st', her duties include more than just being a clerk-typist or switchboard operator. At twenty seven, her world is ordered and her confidence unshakable. Until the day Airborne Officers Alexander McKay and Michael Port walked into her office.

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Out of a Vacant Heart
Updated Dec 22, 2015
PG-13 Completed
5
707
3
Romance
War

In the weeks before D-Day, they met for the first time. In the ruins of Belgium, following the Battle of the Bulge, they saw each other once more. The summer after VE Day, amid the madhouse of post-war Paris, Catie and Ted wonder if they would find the love they felt before such destruction of the heart.

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Out of a Vacant Heart

In the weeks before D-Day, they met for the first time. In the ruins of Belgium, following the Battle of the Bulge, they saw each other once more. The summer after VE Day, amid the madhouse of post-war Paris, Catie and Ted wonder if they would find the love they felt before such destruction of the heart.

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Nine Years After the Fact
Updated Oct 27, 2015
PG-13 Completed
3
633
4
Short Story

Jake Masters made it big with his band and lived his dreams. Norah Fabrizio married and had the family for which she had always hoped. They just didn't do it together.

Romance
Short Story
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Nine Years After the Fact

Jake Masters made it big with his band and lived his dreams. Norah Fabrizio married and had the family for which she had always hoped. They just didn't do it together.

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Swift the Night-tide
Updated Oct 22, 2015
PG
3
296
2
Romance
War

Ardwinna is now the leader of the nomadic Canalat people after her father and brother fall in battle. Forced into the company of the noble Lord who came to her aid, she discovers an ally where she never thought she would find one.

Odian is the overlooked middle son of his five brothers, all great Lords of the mighty Chavathan nation. Quick to anger and notoriously prideful, his interactions with the teenage leader of the rag tag tribe on the outskirts of his lands help build his identity in a way he never dreamed.

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Swift the Night-tide

Ardwinna is now the leader of the nomadic Canalat people after her father and brother fall in battle. Forced into the company of the noble Lord who came to her aid, she discovers an ally where she never thought she would find one.

Odian is the overlooked middle son of his five brothers, all great Lords of the mighty Chavathan nation. Quick to anger and notoriously prideful, his interactions with the teenage leader of the rag tag tribe on the outskirts of his lands help build his identity in a way he never dreamed.

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Snows of Drumon
Updated Oct 6, 2015
PG Completed
1
469
0
War
Fantasy

An additional short story as a prequel to Tick of the Idle Hour.

Lieutenant Sidney Roux, from the crew of the tank the Pax, returns from a defeat on the eve of his death. He considers the life he might have had if Berchta had not invaded his country and instigated the war.

Romance
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Snows of Drumon

An additional short story as a prequel to Tick of the Idle Hour.

Lieutenant Sidney Roux, from the crew of the tank the Pax, returns from a defeat on the eve of his death. He considers the life he might have had if Berchta had not invaded his country and instigated the war.

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The High Holy Day
Updated Sep 15, 2015
PG Completed
3
591
2
Family
Short Story

Eighteen year old Peter discovers something about his beloved grandfather's past that he wishes he had never known.

Drama
Family
Short Story
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The High Holy Day

Eighteen year old Peter discovers something about his beloved grandfather's past that he wishes he had never known.

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Tick of the Idle Hour
Updated Dec 20, 2015
PG-13
52
2743
106
War
Fantasy

They say war is black and white, right and wrong. In the village of Belnon at the height of invasion, Georgiana and Viktor come to see their conflict in shades of grey.

Romance
War
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Tick of the Idle Hour

They say war is black and white, right and wrong. In the village of Belnon at the height of invasion, Georgiana and Viktor come to see their conflict in shades of grey.

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The Antican Experiment
Updated Oct 6, 2015
PG
22
1173
12
War
Fantasy

Falling in love with the enemy is more difficult than it seems. A group of girls from the former Republic of Antica are sent to the Empire's National Academy in Berchta. As spoils of war, they are brought over in hopes of intermarriage between the nations. It will be the final step in washing out Antican culture into merely another part of the Empire. But the war is far from over.

Romance
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The Antican Experiment

Falling in love with the enemy is more difficult than it seems. A group of girls from the former Republic of Antica are sent to the Empire's National Academy in Berchta. As spoils of war, they are brought over in hopes of intermarriage between the nations. It will be the final step in washing out Antican culture into merely another part of the Empire. But the war is far from over.

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Wolf in Waiting
Updated Aug 19, 2015
PG On Break
2
805
1
War
Fantasy

The Middling Islands have been invaded by the Berchten Empire and St. Lucien is now under the thumb of the Emperor's troops. School teacher Evette Wardly's simple life comes to a halt when she finds herself on enemy territory in her own home and in her heart with Berchten officer, Lieutenant Erich Vachel.

Romance
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Wolf in Waiting

The Middling Islands have been invaded by the Berchten Empire and St. Lucien is now under the thumb of the Emperor's troops. School teacher Evette Wardly's simple life comes to a halt when she finds herself on enemy territory in her own home and in her heart with Berchten officer, Lieutenant Erich Vachel.

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Grief Project
Updated Jun 21, 2017
PG-13
1
116
3
Tragedy
Dark

A project while working through my brother's recent suicide.

Other
Tragedy
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Grief Project

A project while working through my brother's recent suicide.

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The Adventure of the Wanderers
Updated Nov 17, 2015
PG-13
9
1204
9
Adventure
Short Story

Follow the story of a party of animals who fight for existence in a universe against them. Vitae, a Lion who's born to be a Guardian of the universe, leads this party and will do anything to bring justice to the chaos.

A story, and game plot, with influences from Greek and Abrahamic beliefs, TV such as Supernatural and Doctor Who and also from games such as The Legend of Zelda, Bioshock and Tell Tales The Walking Dead

Fantasy
Adventure
Short Story
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The Adventure of the Wanderers

Follow the story of a party of animals who fight for existence in a universe against them. Vitae, a Lion who's born to be a Guardian of the universe, leads this party and will do anything to bring justice to the chaos.

A story, and game plot, with influences from Greek and Abrahamic beliefs, TV such as Supernatural and Doctor Who and also from games such as The Legend of Zelda, Bioshock and Tell Tales The Walking Dead

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Ascension
Updated Oct 4, 2015
PG-13 On Break
9
823
24
Mythology

Trees don't fall down. They uproot and disappear into the sky.

Vény is the völva of the ancient God Blæingr, who's mortal form was that of a giant tree. The time for His ascension draws close. Vény must prepare herself to witness the end of her precious Blæingr's life. But will it be the last time she sees him on this earth?

Fantasy
Mythology
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Ascension

Trees don't fall down. They uproot and disappear into the sky.

Vény is the völva of the ancient God Blæingr, who's mortal form was that of a giant tree. The time for His ascension draws close. Vény must prepare herself to witness the end of her precious Blæingr's life. But will it be the last time she sees him on this earth?

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A Lion's Cub & A Lion's Heart
Updated Aug 29, 2017
PG
26
1716
27

After a pardon from the King keeps Anne Boleyn's head firmly on her shoulders, she is exiled to the country to live no longer as Queen of England, but as the significantly less powerful, less influential and less wealthy Marquess of Pembroke.

As court life continues on without her, king Henry VIII moves on to his third, fourth, fifth and sixth wives, and Anne Boleyn deals with the effects of her almost-execution that left her suffering from trauma and turned the lives of her sister, daughter, and all those near her upside down. Determined to get Elizabeth to the throne, she hatches a plan that involves poison, intrigue and the killing of a king. She no longer has anything of value left to lose.

(Title comes from a quote by Elizabeth I herself: "I may not be a lion, but I am lions cub and I have lion's heart”)

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A Lion's Cub & A Lion's Heart

After a pardon from the King keeps Anne Boleyn's head firmly on her shoulders, she is exiled to the country to live no longer as Queen of England, but as the significantly less powerful, less influential and less wealthy Marquess of Pembroke.

As court life continues on without her, king Henry VIII moves on to his third, fourth, fifth and sixth wives, and Anne Boleyn deals with the effects of her almost-execution that left her suffering from trauma and turned the lives of her sister, daughter, and all those near her upside down. Determined to get Elizabeth to the throne, she hatches a plan that involves poison, intrigue and the killing of a king. She no longer has anything of value left to lose.

(Title comes from a quote by Elizabeth I herself: "I may not be a lion, but I am lions cub and I have lion's heart”)

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