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Joined 07-24-09, id: 2021767, Profile Updated: 11-26-10
Author has written 11 stories for Harry Potter, Chronicles of Narnia, Bible, and Leviathan series.

Hi, everyone! I am not new to the world of writing, but I am to the world of fanfiction. I've read fanfiction on and off, and I decided that it would be good to post some of my stories, to see if I had any talent. I don't have a specific genre or series that I'm totally into. I'm inspired by everything, although I mostly write about books. If anything, almost all of my fanfiction is based on books. I also don't write specifically romances or angst or any type of story. I write what I want to. Yea for diversity! I also really don't have a preference for how long my pieces of writing are, although I do really enjoy one-shots and long-shots. I'm mostly a writer and not a reviewer, but if I really like something or I like the author's writing in general, I'll say something. I have had two short stories published in anthologies, but I am too lazy or I can't find contests good enough for me to publish things.

ABOUT ME

I suppose you'll want to know about my life and all the David Copperfield crap, so I'll give a list of the important parts of my life. I'll be mercifully brief.

1.) I live in the wonderful, sock shaped state of Indiana. Some may say it's boring and filled with corn, but I wouldn't live anywhere else.

2.) As of last year, on August 19th, I left my childhood behind forever and became eighteen. However, I still refuse to act my age.

3.) The one interesting fact about my birthday is that it was the exact same day that the Soviet Union collapsed. I just think it's interesting, as I'm a very boring, unfortunate person.

4.) I like reading classics, but most of those classics are written for children, like Anne of Green Gables and the Chronicles of Narnia. Yes, even my book taste is a little childish...

5.) I do, however, have a more mature taste for movies. I love watching movies from the Golden Age of Hollywood. I can't tell you why, but I hate most movies made today, and I love all of those movies with stars most kids my age have never heard of.

6.) Lastly, my pen name is taken from the Pogues song 'Bottle of Smoke.' Congrats if you got that reference! I'm just starting to get into them. I like listening to a lot of U.K. acts, and most of them were most active during the 80's (Kate Bush, Peter Gabriel, The Pogues, to name a few).

ABOUT MY STORIES

I have a few stories posted and even more on the backburner of my brain. So far, these are the ones that are published:

Complete:

Internal Monologue: The night before Bill's Wedding, Hermione reflects on the past seven years of her life with Ron. My first piece posted, and probably my first piece of written fic. I love this story, and think it's one of the better pieces that I've written. I wrote it a few days after the release of the 7th Harry Potter book. I really just wanted to write something from Hermione's point of view, and to write something really reflective and angsty. It's also probably the oldest piece of writing I've posted on here.

The Prince and the Scullery Maid: In the land of Narnia, sensitive Caspian IX is forced to chose a bride at a ball. His faithful friend Ornella, a scullery maid, however, sees this as a chance to win his heart. A Retelling of 'Cinderella'. A piece of fluff, pure and simple. I wrote this early on in my time in the Narnia fandom. Frankly, I'm a little embarrassed by it, but it was the first story to get me hooked on writing fic, and my first multi-chaptered fic as well.

Black Friday, Narnia Style: What would happen if the world of Narnia descended upon a small town Target on Black Friday? One employee finds out...the hard way. This piece was written for Narnia Fan Fiction Revolution's summer challenge. It certainly reigns as the weirdest thing that I have posted, but also one of the funniest. The idea came from NFFR's forum, and from there my imagination went wild.

Disbelief: A Roman soldier is given an easy task - guard a man for one night. But that one night turns into the most agonizing night of his life, as he begins to question all he believes. A Bible fic that I'm pleased with, it also is a piece of older writing that I just posted. I wrote it around the same time as Internal Monologue, and it probably shares some of the same qualities - repression, angst, and a final admittance.

Singing Songs in a Foreign Land: In 1933 Germany, a young Jewish painter must make a choice - family or life. The story of how the painting of the Dawn Treader came to be. A prequel of sorts to my story 'And Where I am Going, Everything Goes,' though can be read as a stand alone piece. This story was mostly brought around by a suggestion of rthstewart's. On an episode of AsCast, the podcast of Narnia Fan Fiction Revolution, the hosts were talking about the painting of the Dawn Treader in the Scrubbs' house. They all wondered how a painting of a Narnian ship came to be in England. Rth brought up my story, And Where I am going, Everything Goes, as it has a painterInspired, I wrote this companion piece to give a bit of background on how the painting came to be, and to give some backstory to one of my characters in AWIAGEG, Mr. Maler. This is a really lovely piece, and I'm very proud of it. You don't need to have read AWIAGEG to appreciate it.

Walking Away: She has been there through all of the important moments of his childhood and knows, with a heavy heart, how each will end. This is a heavily revamped version of my one-shot 'All the Things I Should've Given.' I prefer this one much more, as I think it hits the emotions perfectly. It's four one-shots examining the relationship between Ramandu's Daughter and Rilian, and is written from RD's point of view.

No Scrubbs: Or, How Eustace Handles a Mary Sue. Written on a whim, and certainly not meant to be taken seriously. With the new VoDT movie coming out, I was wondering how the fandom was going to be like after the movie. I am very afraid that it will be full of Eustace/Mary Sue-Self Insert fic, which led me to write this, because, really, Eustace doesn't have time to deal with Sues.

And Where I am Going, Everything Goes: Six years after the train crash, Lucy is sent back to Earth to help an unbelieving man. But is there more in store for her than she believes? My baby at the moment, and my longest piece of posted writing. This is the rare piece of Pevensie fic you'll see from me, as I don't have much of a desire to write about them. I wanted to, originally, write a paranormal romance in the same vein as Portrait of Jennie and The Ghost and Mrs. Muir. That evolved into the fic I have now. I've put a lot of myself into this, and I'm very proud of it.

I have a lot of things on the backburner right now, mostly in the Narnia fandom, as there's SO much to play with there.

MISCELLANY:

Review Replies: Admittedly, I am very bad at replying to reviews. I like to wait for all of the initial reviews to come in before I start replying to them. I usually wait about three or four days after I post or update a story to reply, so don't worry if I take forever to respond. I will try, however, to not take longer than a week. That's a self-imposed limit of mine.

Singing Songs in a Foreign Land Coda: After I finished writing Singing Songs in a Foreign Land, a couple of people thought that it extended past the two chapters to include how it eventually ended up at the Scrubb's house. Sorry to mislead you, but it doesn't. I wanted to focus on Mr. Maler's emotional journey and how the painting got created, not the entire journey of the painting from inception to Scrubbs. However, I did make up a small coda that you can chose to read or not about how it did make it to the Scrubbs. I posted it up at my Live Journal. You can find it here:

And Where I am Going, Everything Goes Appendix: A bunch of little extras for my story, including character sketches, rough drafts of scenes, and much more. It can be found here, at my Live Journal:

PLACES TO FIND ME:

Narnia Fan Fiction Revolution: Though I don't frequent its forums as much as I used to, I still love to visit it from time to time, and it is the website that really got me into the Narnia fandom. It's a place to find great screened fics, and people willing to talk about fanfiction, writing, Narnia, and life in general.

The Unforsaken Road: My Live Journal that I'm attempting to start up. Here, I talk about writing, my life, and things in general. Friend me - I welcome comments and questions.

I also have a FictionPress account, where I also go by Bottle of Smoke. And, as always, thank you for taking the time to read my writing!

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Counting Days by WingedFlight reviews
The first morning back is always the hardest. Eustace, Post VDT.
Chronicles of Narnia - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,894 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 34 - Follows: 5 - Published: 12/22/2010 - Complete
The World He Came Back To by Avia Tantella Scott reviews
In the cold darkness of winter, a Faun awakens to discover that he has unknowingly participated in an event that will change the course of Narnian history. Now, if he could only figure out what, exactly, that event was...
Chronicles of Narnia - Rated: K+ - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,692 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 3 - Published: 11/21/2010 - Complete
Coping by WingedFlight reviews
She studies physics and evolution and knows now that magic wardrobes and goat-legged men are scientifically impossible. - Slight LB AU.
Chronicles of Narnia - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,203 - Reviews: 17 - Favs: 20 - Follows: 2 - Published: 9/19/2010 - Complete
Squinting and Freckles by Rowena Stark reviews
Edmund and Lucy give Caspian a lesson in the art of courting. One-shot.
Chronicles of Narnia - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 775 - Reviews: 36 - Favs: 76 - Follows: 5 - Published: 2/9/2010 - Edmund Pevensie, Caspian X - Complete
The Bells on Christmas Day by the shadow proves the sunshine reviews
Chase’s Christmas Eves, past and present. A story of how he found faith, lost it, and found it again.
House, M.D. - Rated: K - English - Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,463 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 1 - Published: 12/22/2009 - R. Chase - Complete
Fun New Ways To Injure Yourself by Caleon reviews
In which young Edmund Pevensie tests out his Christmas present, and wackiness ensues. Holiday oneshot.
Chronicles of Narnia - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 738 - Reviews: 37 - Favs: 46 - Follows: 4 - Published: 12/17/2009 - Edmund Pevensie, Lucy Pevensie - Complete
Young Heart by WingedFlight reviews
Strange, how war and love twist everything into confusion.
Chronicles of Narnia - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,974 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 22 - Follows: 1 - Published: 11/7/2009 - Polly Plummer, Digory Kirke - Complete
Fantasies by WingedFlight reviews
It wasn't a real world Susan and her siblings had made stories about. But somehow the fantasy had twisted itself into her reality and made them one.
Chronicles of Narnia - Rated: K+ - English - Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,253 - Reviews: 25 - Favs: 31 - Follows: 1 - Published: 10/8/2009 - Susan Pevensie - Complete
Glimpses of Gold by ilysia reviews
Tales of the Kings and Queens of Narnia during the Golden Age from the time they entered through the Wardrobe until they left by the same way, told in 100 chronological drabbles.
Chronicles of Narnia - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 100 - Words: 10,659 - Reviews: 759 - Favs: 148 - Follows: 40 - Updated: 6/26/2009 - Published: 3/5/2009 - Complete
The Flower of Telmar by crazyelf22 reviews
Jasmine, daughter of the ruthless tyrant Miraz, fears for her life and flees the castle. What she finds beyond its walls is completely unexpected. An adventure for sure, and maybe…a little love?
Chronicles of Narnia - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 19 - Words: 47,874 - Reviews: 174 - Favs: 163 - Follows: 56 - Updated: 6/26/2009 - Published: 3/23/2009 - Edmund Pevensie - Complete
The Stone Gryphon, Part 1: Oxfordshire 1942 by rthstewart reviews
In the summer of the Dawn Treader, Aslan tries to get Peter's attention. But, it's all Greek to Peter as he studies with Professor Kirke and meets unusual people who seem vaguely familiar. Part 1 of The Stone Gryphon
Chronicles of Narnia - Rated: T - English - Friendship - Chapters: 16 - Words: 83,387 - Reviews: 440 - Favs: 199 - Follows: 35 - Updated: 6/13/2009 - Published: 3/22/2009 - Peter Pevensie - Complete
By Royal Decree by rthstewart reviews
A corset is a lie and a fiction and the fiction may be better than the reality. Unless, you are the Just King and you aren't going to take it anymore. Seasonal allergies; taxes; reflections on clotted cream. Golden Age.
Chronicles of Narnia - Rated: T - English - Humor - Chapters: 8 - Words: 44,850 - Reviews: 202 - Favs: 139 - Follows: 35 - Updated: 5/16/2009 - Published: 4/11/2009 - Edmund Pevensie - Complete
The List by Clear Plastic reviews
When a sixty-year-old Susan realizes she is about to die, she makes a list of things to do before she leaves this world. She learns a few lessons about love along the way, and finally confronts her past. *COMPLETE*
Chronicles of Narnia - Rated: K+ - English - Angst/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 19 - Words: 38,474 - Reviews: 346 - Favs: 150 - Follows: 37 - Updated: 4/12/2009 - Published: 7/26/2008 - Susan Pevensie - Complete
The High King, the Duchess, and the Secret by TastyAsItGets reviews
The Pevensies could have stayed in Narnia forever. They would have, if Aslan hadn't abruptly sent them back to England. But it was their fault; the secret had gotten out. They had once saved Narnia, but now Narnia needed to be saved from them. Part I of "The Secret Chronicles of Narnia Trilogy."
Chronicles of Narnia - Rated: T - English - Romance/Tragedy - Chapters: 45 - Words: 168,392 - Reviews: 1270 - Favs: 267 - Follows: 101 - Updated: 1/10/2009 - Published: 6/25/2006 - Peter Pevensie, Edmund Pevensie, Susan Pevensie, Lucy Pevensie - Complete
Aslan's Return by ivory-sword reviews
Eve finds herself in Narnia after a car crash in her own world. She meets Prince Caspian and together they fight against the new evil that has darkened the land.
Chronicles of Narnia - Rated: K+ - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 33 - Words: 40,941 - Reviews: 32 - Favs: 80 - Follows: 24 - Updated: 9/27/2008 - Published: 8/17/2008 - [Caspian X, OC] - Complete
Fatale by Capegio reviews
She does not possess Peter’s stoic heart, or Edmund’s resolute penitence, or Lucy’s simple faith; she has only an unrelenting hunger for something she no longer believes.
Chronicles of Narnia - Rated: K+ - English - Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,976 - Reviews: 56 - Favs: 126 - Follows: 13 - Published: 6/2/2008 - Susan Pevensie - Complete
A Dance 'Round the Memory Tree by Dearheart reviews
“Well now, Caspian...which one would you like to hear tonight?” The boy leaned back with half-closed eyes, considering the question carefully...then tilted his head back and looked up at her. “Could you sing me the one about the memory tree?" Nurse fic!
Chronicles of Narnia - Rated: K - English - Friendship/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,739 - Reviews: 28 - Favs: 30 - Follows: 1 - Published: 5/20/2008 - Caspian X - Complete
The Boy by youcantseeus reviews
Prunaprismia must guard herself against loving her young nephew, Prince Caspian.
Chronicles of Narnia - Rated: K+ - English - Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 758 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 19 - Follows: 2 - Published: 4/6/2008 - Caspian X, Miraz - Complete
Brief Encounters by EstellaB reviews
Over the years, a rugby pitch and more than a few cups of tea help document the progression of a friendship.
Chronicles of Narnia - Rated: K+ - English - Friendship/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,282 - Reviews: 30 - Favs: 62 - Follows: 4 - Published: 4/6/2008 - Eustace Scrubb, Jill Pole - Complete
Cartographilia by Argentus reviews
Jill and some disastrous Geography...Eustace and some peculiar biology. [EustaceJill]
Chronicles of Narnia - Rated: K+ - English - Friendship/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,673 - Reviews: 30 - Favs: 63 - Follows: 4 - Published: 12/6/2007 - Eustace Scrubb, Jill Pole - Complete
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A Sadder and a Wiser Man reviews
"It was so strange to see these figures that had been asleep for years suddenly come to life before my eyes." The Four Great Lords, upon awaking from their years-long sleep. Written for the 2010 Narnia Fic Exchange.
Chronicles of Narnia - Rated: K - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 893 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 5/14/2011 - Ramandu's daughter - Complete
Aversion reviews
It is that constant struggle, between head and heart, self and society, family and self, and Deryn Sharp is caught in the middle. A character piece on Deryn and her relationship with her female family members.
Leviathan series - Rated: T - English - Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,543 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 1 - Published: 4/28/2011 - Deryn S. - Complete
Through the Years reviews
They have grown up and old together, have seen each other at their best and worst, and try every Christmastime, to come together.
Chronicles of Narnia - Rated: K+ - English - Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,158 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 2 - Published: 12/25/2010 - Polly Plummer, Digory Kirke - Complete
And Where I am Going, Everything Goes reviews
*COMPLETE* Six years after the train crash, Lucy is sent back to Earth to help an unbelieving man. But is there more in store for her than she believes?
Chronicles of Narnia - Rated: K+ - English - Spiritual/Drama - Chapters: 21 - Words: 51,468 - Reviews: 165 - Favs: 64 - Follows: 44 - Updated: 11/24/2010 - Published: 10/14/2009 - Lucy Pevensie - Complete
No Scrubbs reviews
Or, How Eustace Handles a Mary Sue
Chronicles of Narnia - Rated: K - English - Humor/Parody - Chapters: 1 - Words: 193 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 1 - Published: 11/21/2010 - Eustace Scrubb - Complete
Walking Away reviews
She has been there through all of the important moments of his childhood and knows, with a heavy heart, how each will end.
Chronicles of Narnia - Rated: K - English - Family - Chapters: 4 - Words: 1,807 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 2 - Published: 11/15/2010 - Ramandu's daughter, Rilian - Complete
Singing Songs in a Foreign Land reviews
In 1933 Germany, a young Jewish painter must make a choice - family or life. The story of how the painting of the Dawn Treader came to be. A prequel of sorts to my story 'And Where I am Going, Everything Goes,' though can be read as a stand alone piece.
Chronicles of Narnia - Rated: K+ - English - Spiritual/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 2 - Words: 5,475 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 14 - Follows: 2 - Published: 7/18/2010 - Aslan - Complete
Disbelief reviews
A Roman soldier is given an easy task - guard a man for one night. But that one night turns into the most agonizing night of his life, as he begins to question all he believes.
Bible - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,924 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 1 - Published: 4/2/2010 - Complete
Black Friday, Narnia Style reviews
What would happen if the world of Narnia descended upon a small town Target on Black Friday? One employee finds out...the hard way. Written for NFFR's summer challenge.
Chronicles of Narnia - Rated: K+ - English - Humor/Parody - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,046 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 4 - Published: 8/27/2009 - Complete
The Prince and the Scullery Maid reviews
In the land of Narnia, sensitive Caspian IX is forced to chose a bride at a ball. His faithful friend Ornella, a scullery maid, however, sees this as a chance to win his heart. A Retelling of 'Cinderella'.
Chronicles of Narnia - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 8 - Words: 17,448 - Reviews: 23 - Favs: 14 - Follows: 6 - Updated: 8/15/2009 - Published: 7/29/2009 - Complete
Internal Monologue reviews
The night before Bill's Wedding, Hermione reflects on the past seven years of her life with Ron. It's my first published fanfic, so please be kind!
Harry Potter - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,658 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 5 - Published: 7/28/2009 - Hermione G. - Complete