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Joined 05-23-08, id: 1584528, Profile Updated: 10-21-14
Author has written 12 stories for Fairy Tales, Bible, and Harry Potter.

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About me...

I have been writing for longer than I can remember, fairy tales for the most part. I believe in commas, style, grammar, good words, and well-drawn characters.

I am loud, silly, imaginative, and clumsy, passionate about mermaids, good books, and big words. I love YA fiction, even though I'm now well into the "adult" age bracket. I have never been west of Nebraska, east of Maine, or north of Montreal, and I have never crossed a time zone while in an airplane. I have been playing the piano since I was six, classical until my sophomore year of college when I decided to try my hands at jazz--which I'm not really good at, but I enjoy it too much to switch back now.

The News...

NaNoWriMo 2014 is nearly here, my region actually has things happening this year (yay!), and I've got a new mermaid itching to stretch her legs.

My Favorite...

Books: Almost anything fairy tale, especially retellings of favorite fairy tales. I am a huge fan of the Books of Bayern (The Goose Girl, Enna Burning, River Secrets, and Forest Born) by Shannon Hale, and Rose Daughter and The Door in the Hedge by Robin McKinley. I am slowly building my collection of Andrew Lang's Color Fairy Book Series, and, so far, I haven't found a story in there that I don't love (my favorites are "Beauty and the Beast," "The Heart of Ice," and "The Yellow Dwarf"). I keep half-an-eye on the Once Upon a Time series and am particularly fond of Cameron Dokey's Golden and Before Midnight (though the identical-twin-princes gimmick didn't work for me, overall it's a decent "Cinderella" retelling) and Tracy Lynn's Snow. Ice by Sarah Beth Durst is the best "East of the Sun, West of the Moon" retelling, ever. I've got a serious crush on E. D. Baker's sometimes-swashbuckling, sometimes-inenpt, always-wonderful Prince Eadric of Upper Montevista from The Tales of the Frog Princess (during the Emma years, at least), and I blame Ella of Frell for causing my obsession in the first place--well, Ella, Char, and a snowy Sunday afternoon.

Though a much smaller collection, my non-fairy-tale favorite books include: Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass by Lewis Carroll, The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis, A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket, Uglies and Specials by Scott Westerfeld (because there was very little I liked about Pretties), The Hunger Games Trilogy by Suzanne Collins (if you overlook the disappointment that was Mockingjay), Cyrano de Bergerac by Edmond Rostrand, Holes by Louis Sachar, Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte, The Book Thief by Markus Zusak (arguably the best book ever), The Fault in Our Stars by John Green (unarguably his best book to date), and pretty much anything by Maureen Johnson (Spencer Martin, call me. Please.)

Movies: Again, almost anything fairy tale. Since high school, I have become more and more fond of Disney animated movies--yes, even despite the way they slaughter the stories they are trying to tell; don't even get me started on how they massacred "The Little Mermaid"--so, on the top of this list have to go my favorite Disney movies: Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid, Tangled, and Aladdin.

After the favorite animated Disney movies come the rest of my favorite movies: Titanic, Splash, Narnia (particularly The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, because the dynamics between the Pevensies are much more interesting in LWW than they are in Prince Caspian), The Phantom of the Opera, Happy Feet, The Lord of the Rings (particularly The Fellowship of the Ring, because The Two Towers and Return of the King's battle sequences are exhausting), Stardust, Charlotte's Web, How to Train Your Dragon (both 1 and 2), Over the Hedge, Chocolat, The Princess Bride, Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, and just about anything from Pixar animation (except Up. I could never get in to Up.)

Music: Mostly soundtracks (in particular: Narnia, LotR, Stardust, Pirates, Harry Potter, and Disney). I also like piano music--particularly classical, jazz, and my cool piano renditions of movie songs--waltzes, Christmas music, Mannheim Steamroller, the Trans-Siberian Orchestra, the really awesome band called Bond, and just about anything sans-words.

TV Shows: Pushing Daisies (a fantastic forensic fairy tale that had only two too-short seasons on ABC), Firefly (because who doesn't think Fox majorly screwed up by canceling Firefly only a few episodes in?), BBC's Sherlock, and ABC Family's Once Upon A Time (or, at least parts of it--because when the show decides to do something right, it really does it right. The only problem is that it often doesn't decide to do things right).

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The Ones that Failed by Clar the Pirate reviews
If you think about the number of coincidences that string your average fairy tale together it's a wonder that any manage to succeed. But for the moment let's forget about them, because these are the ones that failed.
Fairy Tales - Rated: T - English - Suspense - Chapters: 33 - Words: 32,458 - Reviews: 208 - Favs: 59 - Follows: 38 - Updated: 2/22/2014 - Published: 6/26/2008
Fishes Among the Trees by cordialcount reviews
Three generations of royal daughters and sea witches. (Postcanon fic for "The Little Mermaid" by Hans Christian Andersen.)
Fairy Tales - Rated: T - English - Family/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,048 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 5 - Published: 3/16/2013 - Complete
Miranda's Legacy by LFVoy reviews
A collection of short vignettes written as responses to the 100 Situations challenge, Table #4. See the author's note in the first chapter for individual summaries and ratings. On indefinite hiatus.
Firefly - Rated: K+ - English - Sci-Fi - Chapters: 16 - Words: 14,667 - Reviews: 23 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 6 - Updated: 1/12/2013 - Published: 4/27/2008
Little Pictures by Penelope Wendy Bing reviews
Drabbles about life and death in Panem, where both are much more common and meaningful than anywhere else.
Hunger Games - Rated: T - English - Tragedy/Drama - Chapters: 62 - Words: 6,815 - Reviews: 206 - Favs: 33 - Follows: 11 - Updated: 8/22/2011 - Published: 5/1/2010 - Other tributes
The Numb by FaylinnNorse reviews
"...when the warm blood falls upon your feet they will grow together again, and form into a fish's tail, and you will be once more a mermaid, and return to us to live out your three hundred years..." So she did.
Fairy Tales - Rated: K+ - English - Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 671 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 3 - Published: 7/20/2011 - Complete
Scandal Sheets by Clar the Pirate reviews
Dotty Dauphin Dashes After Damsel! The media fall-out of one prince's mad man-hunt for his mysterious midnight maiden. And now a further fairy tale finds fresh refurbished in frantic frippery.
Fairy Tales - Rated: K+ - English - Parody - Chapters: 2 - Words: 1,511 - Reviews: 21 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 4/25/2011 - Published: 3/14/2008 - Complete
Hall of Mirrors by Silver Pard reviews
Happily Ever After depends upon your way of looking.
Fairy Tales - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 11 - Words: 23,363 - Reviews: 161 - Favs: 326 - Follows: 145 - Updated: 1/31/2011 - Published: 8/7/2007
Waiting by Bistre Melancholia reviews
And if the prince does not come? Revisting the princesses and their endings.
Fairy Tales - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 8 - Words: 4,049 - Reviews: 44 - Favs: 14 - Follows: 8 - Updated: 12/12/2010 - Published: 9/6/2009 - Complete
The Little Mermaid by Cristinne reviews
"Freedom...a luxury not all of us can have." a messed up version of the original fairy tale "the Little Mermaid". Content better than it sounds.
Fairy Tales - Rated: K+ - English - Drama - Chapters: 2 - Words: 788 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 1 - Updated: 10/25/2010 - Published: 10/24/2010 - Complete
The Meadow in the Forest by Ellsbeta reviews
Anna wants to play make-believe, but James wants a real adventure. What will he find in the forbidden meadow?
Fairy Tales - Rated: K+ - English - Fantasy/Mystery - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,243 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 2 - Published: 5/19/2010 - Complete
Thirteen by Backroads reviews
A princess is born. Thirteen fairies come to her christening. They give her gifts. Here are the gifts destined for a Sleeping Beauty.
Fairy Tales - Rated: K - English - Spiritual - Chapters: 13 - Words: 4,873 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 16 - Follows: 6 - Updated: 5/2/2010 - Published: 2/21/2010 - Complete
The Slippers by Ellsbeta reviews
What elevates shoes to Once Upon A Time?
Fairy Tales - Rated: K - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,965 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 2 - Published: 12/29/2009 - Complete
The Contrarian Tales by Clar the Pirate reviews
Well, they could have just as easily been called 'How the Wicked Queen Danced in Red Hot Shoes' or 'The Old Lady in the Oven'. It all depends on how much you know.
Fairy Tales - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 9 - Words: 10,628 - Reviews: 46 - Favs: 32 - Follows: 15 - Updated: 10/17/2009 - Published: 10/3/2006 - Complete
This is Not That Story by leatharegee reviews
Once upon a time there was a story about a beautiful princess who lived in a beautiful castle with beautiful clothes and beautiful dreams and beautiful friends and a prince who was called handsome. This is not that story.
Fairy Tales - Rated: K - English - Parody/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,277 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 4 - Published: 6/5/2009 - Complete
All I Ever Wanted by The Fluffy Marshmallow reviews
He had married another, and she would die in the morn, just like the witch said. Before she left the world forever, she wrote him a letter. Little Mermaid Oneshot.
Fairy Tales - Rated: K - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,251 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 7 - Published: 12/4/2008 - 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: 328 - Favs: 70 - Follows: 29 - Updated: 11/1/2008 - Published: 1/4/2007 - Complete
Unformed words by feey reviews
A failed fairy tale, in a sense. The prince is privy to a conversation he never should have heard... The little mermaid.
Fairy Tales - Rated: K+ - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 607 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 1 - Published: 10/21/2008 - Complete
Tatterhood: Don't Mess With A GoatRider by taniaSLA reviews
The old fairy tale of the girl who rides a goat, carries a wooden spoon, and is as strange and uncontrollable as her red hair, re-told.
Fairy Tales - Rated: K+ - English - Adventure - Chapters: 6 - Words: 12,244 - Reviews: 30 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 6 - Updated: 10/20/2008 - Published: 9/25/2008 - Complete
Drifting by FaylinnNorse reviews
And she was always drifting, without an anchor to hold her down to sea or land. Little Mermaid oneshot.
Fairy Tales - Rated: K+ - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,911 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 22 - Follows: 3 - Published: 7/12/2008 - Complete
Dancing in the Shadows by Ayiana2 reviews
Dancing in the Shadows is a re-imagining of season three through the episode Invictus. It’s a hybrid, a cross between a novelization and an alternate universe reconstruction in which Catherine lives and joins Vincent in the search for their son.
Beauty and the Beast - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 31 - Words: 127,040 - Reviews: 243 - Favs: 46 - Follows: 24 - Updated: 7/2/2008 - Published: 9/2/2007 - Complete
Love's Light Wings by Ayiana2 reviews
Once again, somebody needs Vincent's help.
Beauty and the Beast - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,947 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 4 - Published: 5/2/2008 - Complete
Lure of the Glow by Ellsbeta reviews
It was the light that drew her...Little Mermaid oneshot
Fairy Tales - Rated: K - English - Fantasy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 234 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 8 - Published: 1/13/2008 - Complete
Left Behind by sweetiepie1019 reviews
The shortest of ficlets. The Prince remembering the Little Mermaid after she left. Haven't read in like five years, so don't entirely know if it's acurate.
Fairy Tales - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 385 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 8 - Published: 8/16/2007 - Complete
Forever by Backroads reviews
A princess tells a rival, and the world, her side of the story of the Little Mermaid.
Fairy Tales - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 252 - Reviews: 18 - Favs: 9 - Published: 7/3/2007 - Complete
Fire and Water by FaylinnNorse reviews
He was of fire, she was of water, but a few balls change everything. Cinderellaish with a dash of...The Little Mermaid, maybe? And its tragic.
Fairy Tales - Rated: K+ - English - Tragedy/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,222 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 13 - Published: 7/1/2007 - Complete
The Magician's Bride by Tiger Lily21 reviews
Oneshot. A more traditional fairy tale. Princess Sarah was cursed to be ugly. Her parents shut her away in a tower and forgot about her, but someone was watching her and loved her in spite of her looks.
Fairy Tales - Rated: K - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,793 - Reviews: 27 - Favs: 27 - Follows: 5 - Published: 4/25/2007 - Complete
Discovery: A Royal Lid by Rosa Cotton reviews
An insider reports on the first meal shared by a mute girl, a love distracted prince and his chiding adviser.
Little Mermaid - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,847 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 26 - Follows: 1 - Published: 12/16/2006 - Ariel, Prince Eric, Grimsby - Complete
The Nixie by Backroads reviews
Things wait in the water by the old mill pond... and they never forget a promise made.
Fairy Tales - Rated: K+ - English - Horror/Romance - Chapters: 5 - Words: 4,170 - Reviews: 41 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 8 - Updated: 10/17/2006 - Published: 10/12/2006 - Complete
My Cinderella by tropical.waters reviews
He promised you a palace. I promised to make you laugh. [One Shot]
Fairy Tales - Rated: K - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 811 - Reviews: 37 - Favs: 65 - Follows: 5 - Published: 4/26/2006 - Complete
Echoes in a Shallow Bay by Thyme In Her Eyes reviews
Based on Hans Christian Anderson's "The Little Mermaid"; a poem from the Sea Witch's perspective.
Fairy Tales - Rated: K+ - English - Poetry/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 549 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 3 - Published: 11/17/2004
Can't Look by drewbug reviews
The Tams have "War Stories" of their own.
Firefly - Rated: K+ - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,979 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 3 - Published: 12/9/2002 - Simon, R. Tam - Complete
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Sacrificed reviews
No one questions the sacrifice. It was established in the sacred texts and has been upheld by law and culture for hundreds of years. So when her name is drawn by the high priest, Kalima is sure it is the end. But as she is prepared to be sacrificed, she begins to uncover truths about the world she thought she knew...and, ultimately, the truth about herself.
Fairy Tales - Rated: T - English - Fantasy/Family - Chapters: 24 - Words: 42,642 - Reviews: 59 - Favs: 17 - Follows: 24 - Updated: 4/13/2013 - Published: 10/31/2012 - Complete
The Eighth Door reviews
Emma Green's life goal is to be invisible. But when a cryptic note from her missing father leads her through the Eighth Door, Emma discovers a destiny greater than any she could have imagined. *SLEEPING, NOT DEAD*
Fairy Tales - Rated: T - English - Fantasy/Adventure - Chapters: 14 - Words: 22,526 - Reviews: 24 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 13 - Updated: 11/6/2011 - Published: 10/7/2010
From the Sea reviews
Aria, the youngest daughter of the Sea King, has never been happy below the water. But when she falls in love with a human prince, her life changes forever. Based on Hans Christian Andersen's "The Little Mermaid."
Fairy Tales - Rated: T - English - Romance/Fantasy - Chapters: 34 - Words: 97,419 - Reviews: 145 - Favs: 93 - Follows: 26 - Updated: 10/4/2010 - Published: 5/25/2008 - Complete
Invisible reviews
Sally-Anne Perks was the Slytherin who stayed. Oneshot.
Harry Potter - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 648 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 25 - Follows: 2 - Published: 7/22/2010 - OC - Complete
Nixie reviews
Samuel Howe thought he could escape the bargain his father made the day he was born. He thought wrong. Now his fate rests in the hands of his childhood friend Gabby. Based on the Grimm fairy tale "The Nixie of the Mill-Pond."
Fairy Tales - Rated: T - English - Friendship/Family - Chapters: 13 - Words: 21,014 - Reviews: 36 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 5 - Updated: 5/29/2010 - Published: 2/28/2010 - Complete
A Strange Way reviews
Joseph stared down at the baby boy sleeping peacefully in his arms and couldn’t quite believe that this was the Christ. A Christmas oneshot inspired by the song "A Strange Way to Save the World" by 4Him.
Bible - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,014 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 2 - Published: 12/20/2009 - Complete
The Wrong Choice reviews
The moment would always haunt her. The little mermaid makes the wrong decision: she kills the prince. Oneshot.
Fairy Tales - Rated: T - English - Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,549 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 15 - Published: 6/8/2009 - Complete
Lully, Lullay reviews
Rachel stood at the closed door, listening to the sounds of clattering metal and muffled screams coming from the street. "The Coventry Carol" songfic. Oneshot.
Bible - Rated: T - English - Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 592 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 2 - Published: 12/21/2008 - Complete
The Goose reviews
She has been recorded laughing only once in her entire life. He has laughed from his very first moment of life. With the help of a hungry wizard and a sticky goose, they can have a happily-ever-after. "The Golden Goose" twoshot.
Fairy Tales - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 2 - Words: 4,649 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 12/21/2008 - Published: 12/16/2008 - Complete
Walls reviews
A girl locked in a tower, a servant trapped in the court, a witch plagued by her past. When their lives intersect, will they finally find the freedom they all want? Based on the classic Grimm fairy tale "Rapunzel."
Fairy Tales - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Romance - Chapters: 14 - Words: 21,971 - Reviews: 36 - Favs: 23 - Follows: 13 - Updated: 11/28/2008 - Published: 10/4/2008 - Complete
Dawn reviews
Even this early, she sees the deck filling with people, courtiers and sailors drawn up from their staterooms and bunks by the noise. "The Little Mermaid" oneshot, princess's point of view.
Fairy Tales - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,702 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 5 - Published: 10/15/2008 - Complete
Blanche reviews
It began as simple rebellion. If I had any premonition of how far people would take my story, I wouldn’t have disobeyed my parents in the first place. "Snow White" oneshot.
Fairy Tales - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,921 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 4 - Published: 9/1/2008 - Complete
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