Poll: Are you ready for August 23, 2013 (my birthday) and the beginning of a mysterious project I'll be putting into effect called, "13 Weeks of Rebellion?" Vote Now!
Author has written 27 stories for Harry Potter, Hunger Games, Pretty Little Liars, and Divergent Trilogy.
9/12/13 FINALLY Updated!
DISCLAIMER: I am not the original author of any books that I write fanfiction of. I do not make money off of this. I will not be changing names etc to sell my own copies of this. You want a copy, you have a printer--have at it! I do this for fun, and because these characters mean enough to me that I want to know more about them beyond the books. I DO own any characters that I create.
I'm 25, and I've been married for five years. The Phoenix: Burning Day is drawing it's curtain soon so that the second part of the story can begin—The Phoenix: Ashes and Embers. The third will be The Phoenix: Rising
One June 15, 2012, my story The Phoenix: Burning day was mentioned by name in the Wall Street Journal, along with my name!
Sometime in March of 2012, I took over Tears of Blood and 24 account.
In 2012, I was nominated in Mockinjay . Net's Pearl Awards for “Nine Words” for “Best Absolute Make Your Jaw Drop Moment.”
What's Going On Now/What Upcoming:
13 weeks of Rebellion.
From August 23, 2013-November 22, 2013—I will post a “snapshot of Rebellion”. November 22nd is the first full chapter of Districts of Rebellion.
The Phoenix: Ashes and Embers
For Their Entertainment (rewrite and repost)
December 2013 or Early 2014
Come to Finish Me Off, Sweetheart?
Formerlycomplete, but a few new chapters will be added starting Fall/Winter 2013. Data TBA.
Cradle to the Grave
Late 2014/Early 2015 Subject to be moved up!
Trees That Can't Be Felled
Empty Heart, Empty Bottle
A Little More About Me:
I chose my name because of the fierce loyalty of Fawkes the phoenix and his beautiful lament. I want to take you to the highest depths and the lowest lows. I want to journey with you, stay by your side and never leave you. Maybe, if I'm fortunate--something I say may heal you the way that writing heals me.
I had a horrible sickness in September 2009, which almost took my life. I have severe anxiety and depression stemming from that (PTSD --Post Traumatic Stress Disorder). When I read the Hunger Games in July/August of 2011 I burst into tears. I came to the realization that...I felt like a tribute in the Hunger Games. I felt all the anxiety and fear they felt, and I questioned if it was worth it. And each day, I had to live with what happened. And it was just too hard. So finally after bursting into tears after finishing the Mockingjay, I got the help I needed.
Therapy is nothing to be afraid of. Because it's the best thing I could have ever done. I'm in a much better place now, I really am. And I have learned through therapy, and through reading The Hunger Games that if you work with it--that "Things can be good again."
Some days it's really hard to be okay, but it's true. "It's like a game. Repetitive. Even a little tedious. But there are much worse games to play."
Honorable mention in Mockingjay.net's Halloween contest! Nina #88 as Johanna Mason!
In 2007, I won Honourable Mention in a Leaky Cauldron contest about Felix Felixus. I'd love to know if any of you have read it! My story is under Nina B. and features Fred and George in a story of 1000 words or less. You can still find it in their archives.
Archives is here:
It's the March Liquid Luck Contest. My name is Christina "Nina" B.
And direct link is here:
Best One-Shot in 2012 Hunger Games Awards
Author: Phoenix Refrain
Summary: What Gale wanted Katniss to remember.
Why do you think it should win? Phoenix Refrain is an absolutely amazing author. I particularly lover her one-shots. While all of them are excellent, this one has to be my favorite. She takes a small part of the first book that everyone seemed to forget about and turned it into a masterpiece. As Gale was being dragged out of the room he was saying goodbye to Katniss in, he says, "I won't! You know I won't! Katniss, remember I-" and then his voice is cut off. No one really thinks about it, but what was it Gale was trying to say? Phoenix Refrain answers this question in this one-shot. What if Gale was about to say "I love you"? If he only had those two more seconds to get the words out, would it have changed the entire series? 'Remember' focuses on Gale and how he is dreading not getting the final words out. He expresses the pain he feels as he watches Kantiss love Peeta on TV. Truly an amazing one-shot.
Title: Nine Words
Author: Phoenix Refrain
Summary: Haymitch gives Peeta and Katniss something entrusted into his safekeeping on their wedding day.
Why do you think it should win? The author is amazing. Normally, I don't like one-shots, but this is one of the exceptions. It's beautiful, inspiring, and really makes you want to cry. I had goosebumps and was crying by the end of it. It's one of the "Must-Read" one-shots out there for anyone, even if your don't like Katniss or Peeta. This one-shot focuses on something the was given to Haymitch before the rebellion, before Katniss knew her true feelings towards Peeta. Haymitch has forever held something secret, something that will break Katniss, something that will make even the strongest feel saddened(If you have a heart or a soul).
"It seems strange that my life should end in such a terrible place, but for three years I had roses and apologized to no one. I shall die here. Every inch of me shall perish. Every inch, but one. An inch. It is small and it is fragile and it is the only thing in the world worth having. We must never lose it or give it away. We must NEVER let them take it from us. I hope that whoever you are, you escape this place. I hope that the worlds turns, and that things get better. But what I hope most of all is that you understand what I mean when I tell you that, even though I do not know you, and even though I may never meet you, laugh with you, cry with you, or kiss you, I love you. With all my heart, I love you. Valerie. " Take this to heart, I mean it. I love you guys!
"The Hunger Games,
Where the depressed come,
to become more depressed." -- Dear One But this is where we come to talk to others about our problems.
Stories and Statuses:
The Phoenix: Burning Day-- Ongoing.
Thee first of an arc of three stories featuring Johanna Mason. It goes from before her games have happened to a few chapters in Catching Fire. This details how she becomes the Johanna Mason we know. Over 200,000 words. Mentioned in the Wall Street Journal.
Some A/N have now been trimmed. Still need to make revisions/comb over.
Nine Words-- Complete
Influenced by pearls and the feeling that Cinna knows more than we think he does. Katniss and Peeta tell Haymitch they're getting married. One—shot. Nominated for “Best Absolute Make Your Jaw Drop Moment”.
The Hunter's Mind-- Complete
A look into Katniss' mind to when she first realizes she loves Peeta. One-shot
Gale as he watches Katniss assassinate Coin. Complete though I may one day do an alternate version. One-shot
For Their Entertainment: 11th Hunger Games-- Completely Being Rewritten. Re-release slated for late 2013/early 2014. Multiple Chapter Story.
The story of Mags, Rhett, and Allette in the 11th Hunger Games.
Half-Alive-- Extended Hiatus. I began this six years ago. I have no certain time slated to work on this, but I will pick it back up. Sorry for the hiatus of it! Multiple Chapter Story
The story of George Weasley after the death of his twin brother Fred.
Where We Use to Go-- Complete. One-shot.
Inspired by New Years. Katniss reflects on how she feels about Gale--fifteen years later.
The Book of Saltwater and Promises—Hiatus/Ongoing. This will be starting up again this fall—probably in December with a consistent update schedule. Check back for the official date soon. Multiple Chapter Story.
The story of the book that Katniss makes with Peeta and Haymitch. It's also a frame story giving some clues to how Katniss and Peeta grow back together.
What Gale tries to tell Katniss after she's reaped.
Districts of Hunger -- Complete. Multiple Chapter Story—original characters.
The story of the first Hunger Games following the lives and deaths of Emera Dayton and Alaric Anders.
Districts of Rebellion—Prologue is out. First full chapter Nov 22, 2013. Multiple Chapter Story—original characters.
Prequel to Districts of Hunger detailing how Emera Dayton, Alaric Anders, and the rest of the tributes from the 1st Hunger Games fought in the Rebellion.
We'll Go Together—Complete. One-shot
One Shot focusing on Cashmere and Gloss' last act of defiance. Week 2 of 13 Weeks of Rebellion.
Not an Accident—Complete. One-shot
One little old man makes his stand in District 11. Week 1 of 13 Weeks of Rebellion-three
Unfinished Bussiness-- Complete. One-shot.
The story of the skull from the first chapter of Mockingjay.
Not My Child—Complete. One-shot
Rue's mother point of view.
Come Away to the Water—Complete. One-shot.
Finnick tries to commit suicide, but finds hope instead.
Come to Finish Me Off, Sweetheart?--Was Complete, I am now adding a few chapters. Dates TBA.
How far would Katniss go to save Peeta in the first Hunger Games?
Katniss' Call-Complete. One-shot
Prim's final moments.
Sunday Morning Coming Down—Complete. One-shot
The life of the female morphling from District 6, because everyone has a story.
Girl On Fire—Complete. One-shot
My take on “Real or Not Real?”
Not Our Way-- Complete. One-shot.
The reason that Katniss and Gale would never have worked out.
No One Can Hurt You Now—Complete. One-shot
Dedicated to Nick who died to young. Influenced by safe and sound, and the death of a friend. Written as though it's from the POV of Thresh's best friend while he's in the arena.
Please Forgive Me—Complete. One-shot.
Cinna silently asks for Katniss' forgiveness before the launch of the Quarter Quell.