I finished reading all 4 books in the Twilight series in January 2009 and I felt such a sense of loss that I soon started reading lots of Bella/Edward fanfic stories. I am not planning to write any stories of my own. I do sometimes have good ideas for a storyline, but I don't have the imagination to write the actual conversations.
When I joined here, I had the pen name "bkmode" (based on my real name), but I changed it to "RingTheBella" after seeing it as Bella's instant messenger name in the story "The Note That Started It All" by Live.Your.Life.love. and I do have permission to use the name. It's cute, don't you think?
my birthday: June 20, 1973. I share Edward's birthday, which I think is pretty nifty.
a humble request to the authors out there:
I have a community called "Clear As Mud" and I forget now why I thought that name was appropriate, but anyway it has stories in which either Bella or Edward is dealing with one of the following: deaf, blind, mute, in a wheelchair, life-threatening disease, amnesia, chronic insomnia, mental illness or eating disorder, occasionally an abuse/neglect story, but that will be rare.
I have another account here under the name RingTheBella2 so I could have another community, which is called "Heroes". It has stories in which either Bella or Edward have one of the following occupations: law enforcement, firefighter, paramedic (not doctor), currently in (or recently out of) the military.
For anyone who is interested, I send FIC suggestions to a mailing list in Yahoo Groups called LionAndLamb_Fanfic. There is usually not a whole lot of talking on the group, usually just me posting Bella/Edward stories that I thought were good, and people posting in search of a particular FIC. Anyone is welcome to join us: or you can email me at bkmode73-RingTheBella@yahoo.com if you want a copy of all the stories suggested so far. But keep in mind that I only update that list every few months, to get the suggestions as I send them out, I suggest joining LionAndLamb_Fanfic instead.