ElvishKiwis Venerated Ancestor
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Joined 01-31-08, id: 1489351, Profile Updated: 05-19-14
Author has written 5 stories for Bible, Fairy Tales, Lord of the Rings, Northanger Abbey, and Chronicles of Narnia.

Welcome to my profile! Thanks for stopping by.

You may be curious to know why I chose this user name:
My eldest daughter is the beautiful and talented Elvishkiwi who introduced our family to the cyber world of Fan Fiction. At first when I started reviewing I would use her user name and sign myself Elvishkiwi's mother, but after a while we discovered that the site would only accept one review from each user profile. Since most of the stories I was reading were recommended and enjoyed by her too, that became a problem. So I decided to get my own profile and have a cyber personality to match!

It has always been my goal to be a really interesting old lady one day: When my hair goes white I intend to keep it long and dye it rainbow colours. I will also wear nothing but costumes which reflect my interests (mostly historical), and will use my appearance as a lure to attract curious young people so I can teach them to love God and learn from the great wisdom and joy I will have accumulated in my long lifetime. My husband (whom we dub "Elvishkiwi's Revered Patriarch") and I have a family vision based on one of our Favourite songs

"Oh for a thousand tongues to sing

my great redeemer's praise

my great redeemers praise

the glories of our God and king

the triumphs of his grace (echos)..."

We figured out that if we had 10 children and raised them to love God ant catch the vision for large God-honouring families, they might each produce 10 children and our one hundred grand children could each have 10 resulting in 1112 tongues to sing our great redeemer's praise in only 4 generations! and that doesn't even include spouses!

I am primarily a reader and reviewer, although I have great plans to be a writer some day when my full time career of raising 7 (so far!) children becomes a less time consuming task. I can tell you what my 'wanna-be' books are:

1) A half historical fiction, half self-help book about pain and suffering from the life of Job (pronounced with a long "o") which I will probably call "Yet will I trust in him". I got the idea of blending the hist-fic with teaching material from Heather Paulsen's book "Emotional Purity", where she shows her skill as a writer by blending several different genres to give her message the same "can't put it down" factor as a novel, but with the impact and relevance of a powerful public speaker

2) A romance novel in the genre of Jane Austen using her satire and language style but set (like hers were), in the setting I know best. In my case that is small town New Zealand in the early 21st century. The result will obviously be very different to hers because of the setting and the fact that New Zealand is a modern class-less society, but like her I am the daughter of a clergyman, and I have very old fashioned ideas about courtship and family dynasties so I hope I can claim it as a true fan fic, as she is definitely my model for this one.

I have made notes on both books but I am reluctant to post chapters because they are really still just random paragraphs of inspiration, and also I really want to get these ones published one day and I am afraid that posting them on here could jeopardise my options of future publishing.

Since writing the above, I have discovered a wonderful group of people on this site. The Assembly of Christian Authors forum are such fun crazy people, who I have grown to love like a family. We are presently writing a story together as an exercise in developing our (and each others) writing skills, confidence, and experience in writing in a style we may not be used to. I am enjoying it very much and need to warn you that it can be quite addictive, writing with such talented people!

Check out the link http://www.fanfiction.net/topic/34546/2513819/12/#10057876

I have also written my first story which you may read by following the link below. It is just a small glimpse into some imagined background to a rather cryptic passage I was puzzling over, but if it drives you to want to study the original, then it has achieved it's purpose! I enjoyed writing it, so I hope you enjoy reading it.

Updated news: I have just changed the 7 children mentioned above to 8. Little Moana was born on 24th April 2009, and is filling our home with squeals, smiles and chuckles! That gives us a grand total of 7 beautiful princesses and one handsome knight... which has inspired me to write my Rapunzel story for our forum ficathon. So if you want to get a slightly glamorised account of what it is like to live in such a family... have a read!

Also I have completed my first chapter of a Northanger Abby story following the early life of Eleanor Tilney. I will not be posting it until I have half a dozen chapters on hold so it may be a year or more (mothers with teenagers AND toddlers don't get much writing time!). I am really excited about this project! My greatest dread was that I would end up writing a novel which I did not like. But thanks to my dear friends (Elvishkiwi; Clar the Pirate; Captain Fantastic and In-Christ-Billios), who are assisting me with ideas, editing and building my confidence, it is coming together. I love it! If you want to be notified when it comes out, I suggest you put me on author alert. (I can promise you now you will not be getting flooded with Story Alert mail!).

Updated 2013: Introducing my latest story and first Narnia fic - Auld Lang Syne
Auld Lang Syne was a story written for Ariyah for our forum ficathon. She requested a story about a growing non-romantic friendship between a male and female character, which included bible references. I knew she loved the Narnia genre so I chose to make it about Polly and Digory. I had so much fun writing this. It has taken on a life of it's own!
Sola Deo Gloria!

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A Mother's Fierce Devotion by Miss Summerson reviews
A prologue following young John Thornton after receiving the news that his father has committed suicide.
North and South - Rated: K - English - Drama - Chapters: 8 - Words: 13,397 - Reviews: 26 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 13 - Updated: 5/27/2016 - Published: 6/28/2015
Courage is by MertleYuts reviews
Snow White and Rose Red done epic fantasy style, because everything is better with fireballs and sword fights.
Fairy Tales - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Family - Chapters: 5 - Words: 12,856 - Reviews: 16 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 7 - Updated: 5/18/2014 - Published: 3/22/2014 - Complete
Echoes of Shattered Glass by Epilachna reviews
Maglor answers the summons of the Valar, but is forgiveness possible for the remaining son of FĂ«anor? Can Elrond and his loved ones live with the choices they've made? Fourth Age with First Age flashbacks.
Silmarillion - Rated: T - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 30 - Words: 77,280 - Reviews: 293 - Favs: 192 - Follows: 109 - Updated: 12/1/2013 - Published: 4/10/2008 - Complete
Wisdom to be Just by Ariyah reviews
Not long after his coronation, Edmund is overwhelmed by the weight of his responsibilities. When Aslan gives him a chance to ask for what he wants in regard to his rule, the young king makes an unusual request. Little does he know that a coming test may well define him in the eyes of the Narnians. By Ariel of Narnia.
Chronicles of Narnia - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 2 - Words: 3,734 - Reviews: 25 - Favs: 50 - Follows: 8 - Published: 6/28/2012 - Edmund Pevensie, Aslan - Complete
Annis Milligan by Clar the Pirate reviews
A story of Scandal! Downfall! and Murder Most Dire! featuring a Cinderella who refuses to be downtrodden, a mortiferous Duke, and a phrenologically-conversant robot.
Fairy Tales - Rated: T - English - Horror - Chapters: 4 - Words: 6,250 - Reviews: 20 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 4 - Updated: 6/24/2012 - Published: 10/26/2011
The Blood Stained Vial by The Little Blue Fairy reviews
An old woman collected a portion her Saviours blood, which was passed down by men, driven to madness by its supposed power..then it comes into the possession of a young girl...What will she do with it? Rated T' because the idea of having blood in a vial can be gruesome-NOT TRUE STORY
Bible - Rated: T - English - Spiritual/Fantasy - Chapters: 3 - Words: 2,277 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 2/14/2012 - Published: 10/13/2011
The Fate of the Ents by Mockingbyrd's Tune 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
The Holly and the Ivy by Katie Duggan's Niece reviews
Cranford fanfiction, based on episode 3, involving the intertwined fates of Harry Gregson, Mr. Carter, and Lady Ludlow. Christmas in Cranford in the Year of Our Lord 1842: a time of joy but also of loneliness...and perhaps a miracle or two. Complete.
Cranford - Rated: K - English - Drama/Family - Chapters: 5 - Words: 7,519 - Reviews: 25 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 6 - Updated: 1/2/2011 - Published: 12/8/2009 - Edmund C., Harry G., Lady Ludlow, Sir C. Maulver - Complete
Ad Undas by Clar the Pirate reviews
Lat. 'to the waves'. Rapunzel, with pirates.
Fairy Tales - Rated: T - English - Friendship/Adventure - Chapters: 9 - Words: 14,999 - Reviews: 72 - Favs: 24 - Follows: 4 - Updated: 11/3/2010 - Published: 10/3/2009 - Complete
Starlight, Star Bright by Backroads reviews
A Cinderella story. Fawn is a princess, murdered before her wedding. Christine is a servant desperate for freedom. Wyatt is a prince preparing for his coronation while still clinging to an unsolved mystery. What is the secret that binds them together?
Fairy Tales - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Supernatural - Chapters: 26 - Words: 63,360 - Reviews: 115 - Favs: 48 - Follows: 27 - Updated: 7/7/2010 - Published: 8/8/2007 - Complete
Never Sent by poeticmaiden reviews
An unsent letter written by Mr. Darcy to Elizabeth, during a time when she thinks he can only hate her. His words reveal otherwise. Oneshot.
Pride and Prejudice - Rated: K - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 526 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 7 - Published: 4/13/2010 - Complete
Perfect Love by poeticmaiden reviews
What seems like the end of intellect turns into an encounter with a being from outside the normal realm of experience - bringing a hope that is hard to fully comprehend. Written for Watson's Woes Challenge 008. Warning: Blatantly Christian ideas.
Sherlock Holmes - Rated: T - English - Spiritual/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,177 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 16 - Follows: 3 - Published: 11/17/2009 - Complete
Joslyn by InChrist-Billios reviews
A look at redemption, through the guise of a fairy tale.
Fairy Tales - Rated: T - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,852 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 9 - Published: 9/27/2009 - Complete
It's Not That Easy by Bingo7 reviews
You wouldn't think a kitchen girl would be this deep in the complications of love. I mean hot sauce I'm a kitchen girl! And I almost wish I never met the prince. Almost. Things are crazy, including Charlie, May, Beric, Alyce and a little thing called love
Fairy Tales - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 34 - Words: 121,125 - Reviews: 668 - Favs: 197 - Follows: 125 - Updated: 4/8/2009 - Published: 9/7/2006 - Complete
Fever by Beagairbheag reviews
Set during Captain Wentworth's years at sea and those that come after. Frederick falls ill and a few things come to light. Persuasion based story. Reviews appreciated.
Persuasion - Rated: K+ - English - Friendship/Romance - Chapters: 10 - Words: 16,956 - Reviews: 100 - Favs: 88 - Follows: 30 - Updated: 2/24/2009 - Published: 12/13/2007 - Complete
The Guardian by acacia59601 reviews
Peter is at university and trying to balance the memories and effects of his life as High King with his life in England. Making this more difficult is the fact the woman he is falling in love with constantly brings out the High King in him. REPOSTED 12/08
Chronicles of Narnia - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 31 - Words: 118,702 - Reviews: 727 - Favs: 612 - Follows: 217 - Updated: 12/17/2008 - Published: 4/30/2006 - Peter Pevensie - Complete
Golden Sands by FaylinnNorse reviews
In Arabia, a deadly plague sweeps the land. The Forty Thieves search for a cure as they are hunted by the Royal Guard. Xavia was just a princess from a far away land, visiting a family friend, but will the wildness of the golden sand overwhelm her?
Fairy Tales - Rated: K+ - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 39 - Words: 154,593 - Reviews: 329 - Favs: 78 - Follows: 29 - Updated: 11/1/2008 - Published: 1/4/2007 - Complete
Okay, NOW Panic! by boz4PM reviews
This is the sequel to Don't Panic! We follow Penny as she journeys with Elrond and Arwen south to Minas Tirith, via Lothlorien and Edoras. She thought Bree and Imladris were bad? She ain't seen nothing yet.
Lord of the Rings - Rated: T - English - Humor/Angst - Chapters: 60 - Words: 465,490 - Reviews: 2432 - Favs: 1,532 - Follows: 531 - Updated: 9/13/2008 - Published: 4/10/2004 - Complete
Peredhel by Epilachna reviews
A half-elven child finds safety and acceptance in Imladris, Elrond suffers the loneliness of being peredhel, and Erestor relives a nightmare from his past. Rivendell and Lothlorien elves will appear. Some cliche breaking within.
Lord of the Rings - Rated: T - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 48 - Words: 123,718 - Reviews: 550 - Favs: 207 - Follows: 65 - Updated: 4/11/2008 - Published: 7/8/2006 - Elrond, Erestor - Complete
A Lyrical Persuasion by Mockingbyrd's Tune 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
The Rich Are Always Respectable by Peradan reviews
A P&P AU. Lady Catherine never visits Elizabeth at Longbourn and Darcy, with little hope to spur him on, gets embroiled in a family crisis.
Pride and Prejudice - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 40 - Words: 75,451 - Reviews: 412 - Favs: 268 - Follows: 77 - Updated: 3/25/2006 - Published: 12/9/2005 - Complete
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Affection and Affectation reviews
How did Eleanor and Henry Tilney become such charming, unaffected gentlefolk when their Paternal influence was so strongly to the contrary? This story is an opportunity to meet Mrs Emily Tilney and see alternative influences at work. Rated T for psychologically disturbing scenes.
Northanger Abbey - Rated: T - English - Family/Drama - Chapters: 7 - Words: 21,398 - Reviews: 35 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 14 - Updated: 7/16/2015 - Published: 2/9/2013
Auld Lang Syne reviews
Professor Digory Kirke awaits the visit of an old friend. Clouds of pipe tobacco and a cheery autumn fire induce recollections of past visits.
Chronicles of Narnia - Rated: K - English - Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 4 - Words: 5,087 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 4 - Updated: 11/18/2013 - Published: 9/29/2013 - Polly Plummer, Digory Kirke
Ioreth's Letter Box reviews
Letters sent between Ioreth of Minis Tirith and her sisters. A chance to explore the lives and complexities of living in the shadow of Mordor through the eyes of one of Tolkein's most lovable minor characters.
Lord of the Rings - Rated: K - English - Drama/Humor - Chapters: 2 - Words: 2,950 - Reviews: 2 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 6/25/2011 - Published: 6/21/2011
The Maiden of the Tower 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
The Fifth Commandment reviews
A young man struggles to express his devotion to God through the corrupt religious system of his day, while still being true to his own conscience which calls him to honour his father and mother -no matter the cost. Inspired by and based on Mark 7:1-23
Bible - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 3 - Words: 3,741 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 4 - Updated: 10/8/2008 - Published: 8/30/2008 - Complete
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