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Joined 10-27-06, id: 1155437, Profile Updated: 10-13-12
Author has written 7 stories for Phantom of the Opera, Fairy Tales, Princess Bride, Lord of the Rings, and Persuasion.

The sunset was captured off the coast of North Cape during my stay on Prince Edward Island in Canada. North Cape is the northern-most point of the crescent-shaped island. PEI was the birthplace of Lucy Maud Montgomery, my favorite author, and its beauty inspired her.

About me

My penname describes how I feel about my craft. Like a mockingbird, I rehearse what I've grown to know and understand and respond to the music around me in my own unique tune. That's the true joy I find in writing--my voice, freely expressed.

When I need to think through things, I write. I often work problems out while writing fics. The story is often unrelated to the issue I'm dealing with, but I work it out by connecting scenes and subplots like a game of Tetris. In a few cases the story characters will break out and claim their own life. That's when I begin posting. I post here and on fictionpress (same penname).

Moral Code of Conduct: I will not write profanity or take God’s name for granted in my writing, nor do I enjoy reading it. (Same goes for explicit sexual content.)

I'm a Christian. My Heavenly Father is very dear to me. Of course, I'm terribly flawed, but I don't intend to use that as an excuse to quit trying. My mistakes are not proof that God doesn't exist, they prove that I'm not God. My inconsistencies are not proof that God has not given me a standard to live by, they prove that I'm not always following God's standard.

About my posted scribblings

A Lyrical Persuasion: (over 60K hits and counting)

Complete! Modernized with a flair for archaic language, ALP’s storyline attempts to stay true to the characters and events of Austen’s work. Leroux’s Phantom is the inspiration for the POTO names and scenes, though ALP does not follow its plot or characterizations.

I listened to Karl Jenkin’s Adiemus IV: The Eternal Knot to recapture the mood for the story when writing.

Daughters of the King's Forest: - on hiatus as punishment for turning into a trilogy on me

The Brothers Grimm and Hans Christian Anderson tales, Greek and Norse Mythology, Germanic Legend, Celtic Lore, adventures such as Lord of the Rings, Peter Pan, Pickwick Papers, and Ivanhoe, and a host of other fiction influences had a meeting in my brain and recreated this piece. It is, hopefully, a new take on familiar stories and myths that have been passed down through the centuries.

For mood conditioning while writing, I listened to ES Posthumus: Unearthed.

Dragonfly Prince:
Custom Book Image created by Kristen E. Fleming and used by permission

My fascination with dragonflies finally emerged into a story. 'Mesmerizing' is the only word I know to describe how this piece played out as I wrote it. There are a great many misspelled words and typos, since my characters are really talkative. I just tried to keep up with their dictation.

I drew mood inspiration listening to Amethystium, mostly from the Emblem album.

Update 10/2012: Though Dragonfly Prince remains incomplete online, the manuscript is complete and being critiqued.

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Shattered to Ashes by Iliana11 reviews
The old version of a story I wrote a very, very long time ago. For the updated, edited, and better version, read Ash and Glass. I'd take this one down, but I don't have the heart to delete it, especially because there are some wonderful reviews on here.
Fairy Tales - Rated: T - English - Fantasy/Romance - Chapters: 50 - Words: 79,606 - Reviews: 318 - Favs: 46 - Follows: 32 - Updated: 12/12/2010 - Published: 8/20/2009 - Complete
Evanescent Moonlight by poeticmaiden reviews
A romance of the immortal, thwarted by a secret that should have been told, bleeds over into the realms of earth. Written for The Oblivious Seraph for the Phenomenon 2009. Rated PG for some violence.
Fairy Tales - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 5 - Words: 9,504 - Reviews: 25 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 11 - Updated: 12/12/2009 - Published: 9/27/2009
The Maiden of the Tower by ElvishKiwis Venerated Ancestor reviews
What is a Maiden to do if she does not want to be 'rescued' and the would-be hero is a creep? A modern day Rapunzel written for the ACA Assembly of Christian Authors forum Ficathon. Warning: contains violence and the death of a main character.
Fairy Tales - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,478 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 4 - Published: 9/27/2009 - Complete
Wanderings by Paddington reviews
Written on the premise that Jane was found by Rochester after she ran away.
Jane Eyre - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 21 - Words: 23,808 - Reviews: 148 - Favs: 142 - Follows: 77 - Updated: 10/18/2008 - Published: 1/27/2007 - Complete
Childhood Impressions by Lady Susan reviews
The final chapter! Lizzy and Darcy meet as children...cementing a deep friendship that will carry them through the years.
Pride and Prejudice - Rated: K - English - Humor/Adventure - Chapters: 24 - Words: 51,945 - Reviews: 336 - Favs: 613 - Follows: 181 - Updated: 7/22/2007 - Published: 8/11/2005 - Complete
Pride and Prejudice: A Hobbit's Tale by Lillian C1 reviews
Complete! Five unwed sisters have little hopes of making a decent match in the rustic town of Bree. However, the distant stirrings of the War of the Ring lead to unexpected improvements in the local marriage market.
Crossover - Lord of the Rings & Pride and Prejudice - Rated: K+ - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 14 - Words: 43,339 - Reviews: 99 - Favs: 118 - Follows: 25 - Updated: 10/2/2006 - Published: 8/1/2006 - Complete
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Rinian's Fall reviews
The tale of a powerful giant who is conquered by his own desire. One-shot.
Fairy Tales - Rated: K+ - English - Fantasy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,076 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 2/19/2015 - Complete
The Kiss of the Gobboling King reviews
Her stepmother wants her dead. Lady Esda must flee for her life to Draillen Wood, where spells and enchantment make havoc. Her only help and protection is the Gobboling King, a man whose touch can imprison her forever. Rated T for violence. No profanity.
Fairy Tales - Rated: T - English - Fantasy/Adventure - Chapters: 19 - Words: 54,367 - Reviews: 66 - Favs: 29 - Follows: 25 - Updated: 2/12/2015 - Published: 9/13/2014 - Complete
The Fate of the Ents reviews
In the fourth age, Treebeard remains with his decision not to follow the repopulation of Eriador's forests because the Entwives have not been found. Is there any hope for the race of Ents? ACA's June 2011 Ficathon.
Lord of the Rings - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,945 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 1 - Published: 6/12/2011 - Treebeard - Complete
Dragonfly Prince reviews
Pixie Tale. Being curious has its disadvantages. Now Casey's in a place inhabited by pixies, catering to a hungry dragon; and it seems all the other humans are savages. Except for Ivan… the bossy, volatile guy with no intention of helping her get home.
Fairy Tales - Rated: K+ - English - Fantasy/Adventure - Chapters: 71 - Words: 148,269 - Reviews: 459 - Favs: 57 - Follows: 54 - Updated: 3/25/2011 - Published: 10/8/2009
Prince Humperdinck's Brother, Athelred reviews
Athelred Humperdinck was a very skilled and brave individual. These are the few facts gleaned from Florin and Guilder's historical documents.
Princess Bride - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 582 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 1 - Published: 7/25/2009 - Complete
Daughters of the King's Forest reviews
A magician's tricks earn him the attention of the forest queen, a banished Faere bent on ruling her race. Will he unravel the mysteries of Naut and succeed in protecting the daughters of the King's Forest?
Fairy Tales - Rated: K+ - English - Fantasy/Adventure - Chapters: 19 - Words: 46,753 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 4 - Updated: 2/28/2009 - Published: 10/30/2007
A Lyrical Persuasion reviews
Complete! Persuasion/POTO Crossover Anne Christine Elliot met Frederik "Erik" Wentworth at 17. When she meets Frederik again he is a famous musical composer. Will love flourish again or will she fall for her uncle's stepson, the dashing Raoul de Chagny?
Crossover - Phantom of the Opera & Persuasion - Rated: K - English - Romance - Chapters: 76 - Words: 166,123 - Reviews: 404 - Favs: 46 - Follows: 20 - Updated: 1/10/2008 - Published: 3/9/2007 - Complete