Author has written 2 stories for Percy Jackson and the Olympians.
Yes, that is me, and yes, I am a lion.
If anyone of you are wondering why I have disappeared from the face of this Earth, here are the reasons why I've been gone. I've been struggling with a few personal problems that I won't go into a lot of detail with. I've been dealing with depression and an eating disorder. I've been very depressed lately, and I'm trying to get better but you can't just wake up one day and be okay again. I have bad days and they've been getting more frequent lately, but I really am trying to keep living and trying to be content with my life again. I have days where it's hard to even get out of bed, so you can see why writing hasn't been at the top of my to do list. I'm sorry. I really am trying to get better and to get my inspiration for writing back.
Thanks for the continued support. I'm trying for you guys. I really am.
Update 8/1/13: I'm getting better :) I went to a therapist yesterday and I think she's really going to help... I seriously wouldn't have gone to one if it wasn't for all of you guys giving me all the support you did. Thank you & I love you *kisses*
Stories I'm working on:
Unmatched - I'm doing my best to finish this one up so I can get on with all the other ideas I have. About 4-6 chapters left until it's over. (Jasper)
Annabeth: A Retelling of Mulan - I'm taking the plot of Mulan/Mulan ll and using the PJATO and HOO characters to rewrite the brilliant Disney classic. Can't wait to publish this one! It's going to be split into 6 parts, with multiple chapters to each part. Once I get three parts down, I'm going to start posting chapters. (Percabeth [main]) (Jasper) (Leo/Reyna) (Grover/Juniper)
(Avatar: The Last Airbender)
Twisted Series: (all based around Zutara) These are rough ideas and I'm still trying to map out all four (possibly more) of the stories.
1) How the Sun Fell in Love with the Moon - Instead of Aang being captured during the Siege of the North, it was Zuko. Now he's stuck traveling the world with the Gang while they try to show the horrors the Fire Nation has done and get him to help them win the war and restore balance. A rewrite of Avatar, where everyone is slightly older and more mature, starting when Katara finds Aang in the iceburg and ending with the defeat of Ozai during Sozin's comet.
2) How to Win a War - Instead of the Fire Nation taking over the world, it's the Water Tribes. The Fire Nation is split into four parts and the Earth Kingdom is crumbling. The Air Nomads are close to extinction. The Northern and Southern tribes have the most power now. Everyone thinks all hope is lost until the Avatar returns. Prince Zuko of the Southern Fire Nation finds him one day and together they set out to train Aang and help restore balance to the world.
3) Reincarnation - In their first lives, they fell in love with the wrong people. They were forced to grow up too fast and never really explored their options. She married the Avatar and he married a Fire Nation noble. They did what was expected of them, not what they wanted. They were happy with who they were with, but they would've been happier together. The spirits took pity on them, for they fought as heroes in a gruesome war, and now they get a second chance. Their spirits are back and this is the only chance they get to make their love work.
4) The New Age - Sixteen years. We have sixteen years to master our bending and to learn everything we can in order to be the perfect citizen. Those of us without bending are taught how to fight with weapons and in martial arts. I'm a waterbender. After the 100 year war, only a handful of waterbenders remained. To ensure that balance would always be kept, the leaders of our new world came together and mapped out a new plan. They set up new rules and designed a perfect system for all the citizens to follow so no one would ever be able to tip the balance skill again. 200 years later, and some of the divisions are trying to do just that. (Don't know if I'm liking how this one is turning out. I'm basing it off Divergent, which is an amazing book by the way.)
Unmatched, Chapter Five
Jason paced the room waiting for Piper to arrive. He was irritated from the brief discussion he had just had with his father and the meeting he had with Reyna while Piper was out running errands for him.
The knock on the door pulled Jason from his thoughts and he nearly ran to open it. When he did, he was a little angry at how pale Piper looked. She was visibly shaking and Jason wondered if she remembered that she needed to eat more. He didn’t need a repeat of the last time he tried to talk to her privately. When she fainted down in the dungeon, Jason nearly had a heart attack with worry and guilt.
“Are you okay?” he asked her.
Piper nodded. “I’m fine.”
Jason watched her curiously for a second and noticed that her hands were shaking even more than before. He stepped aside and motioned for her to come in.
“Maybe you should sit down,” he told her.
Piper hesitated for a second and then slowly made her way towards Jason’s bed. She cautiously took a seat on it and Jason sat down next to her. She gulped as he did so and Jason couldn’t help but wonder if she was afraid of him. He didn’t want her to be afraid of him. He hated how slaves were treated and he didn’t understand why someone thought having concubines was a good idea. As much as he liked being catered, he secretly wished the idea of slaves was never thought of.
Jason searched Piper’s face. She was gorgeous, he realized, with her dark brown hair and multi-colored eyes. She had high cheekbones and full lips that were oddly in the kissing position. Jason looked back at her eyes and saw they were closed. She was leaning towards Jason and he started to lean away from her.
“Uhh, Piper, what are you d-,” Jason began but Piper cut him off by capturing his lips in hers. He jumped in surprise, sending him tumbling off the bed and landing roughly on the ground with Piper on his chest. Piper’s eyes were wide, much like his own, and her cheeks with flushed.
Piper bit her lip. “I’m sorry, was I not supposed to do that?”
Annabeth: A Retelling of Mulan (This is a very rough draft of the beginning of the prologue. I am still in the process of mapping out the story and deciding what course I want to take.)
Hades sat on his throne in his fiery kingdom with his wife, Persephone, beside his side weaving a laurel crown.
“What do you think?” Persephone asked and presented her husband with the laurel crown.
Hades didn’t even glance at it. He was too busy staring at the letter Hermes had given him earlier, trying to figure out and decode what Zeus had written.
“Hades, why don’t you take a break? You’ve been holed up in your throne room all day. Why don’t we go outside and explore?” Persephone said.
“Not now, Persephone,” Hades snapped. “This is urgent. Zeus wouldn’t have written to me if it wasn’t.”
Persephone huffed and crossed her arms. “If it was so important Zeus would’ve come down here himself and told you what the matter was. But no! Instead he stays up on his mighty throne in Mount Olympus and refuses to talk to us.”
“This is my kingdom. Olympus is his,” Hades replied.
“Yes, but it’s like hell down here,” Persephone complained.
Hades spared his wife a glance. “That’s because this is hell.”
Persephone rolled her eyes and hopped down from her throne. She left the laurel crown on her seat and picked her basket up from the ground.
“I’m going to the garden,” she announced.
“Mhmm,” was Hades reply.
Persephone stared at her husband for a second before she spun on her foot and made her way towards the Underworld’s garden. She tried to put a little hop in her step, but she couldn’t bring herself to act happy. In truth, she was miserable. It was only the beginning of January: she still had two and a half months left before she was allowed to go above ground and see her mother again.
Upon reaching the garden, Persephone began picking off a few of the flowers from the bushes and a few more laurel leaves. She tried her best to keep her garden alive and well, but it was hard when there was no sunlight and the heat practically scorched everything in sight. She plucked a few of the moonlace flowers Artemis had sent to her. Hermes delivered them along with the letter this morning and already they were falling limp without the moon’s light helping to keep them alive.
Persephone tensed when she felt another presence approach her. Sometimes lost souls would get, well, lost, in the underworld and she would find them wondering around in places where they shouldn’t be.
She turned around and saw a dark shadow floating behind one of her bushes. She started towards it slowly and stopped walking when she was a foot away. The shadow floated out from behind the bush and she gasped as the shadow grew to a form of a fifteen foot man.
“You’re not supposed to be here. Be gone,” she told the shadow. She looked up at where the face would’ve been if the shadow were alive. She was surprised when her graze was met by a pair of gold eyes.
Just then it dawned on her. This was no normal shadow of a soul.
The shadow moved closed her and Persephone closed her eyes as it wrapped itself around her. The last thing she remembered was hearing the low rumble of a man’s laughter.
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