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Joined 10-21-11, id: 3360407, Profile Updated: 08-28-13
Author has written 15 stories for Dexter, Bourne series, Terminator: Sarah Connor Chronicles, Big Trouble in Little China, Firefly, Heavy Rain, and Last of Us.

"But words are things, and a small drop of ink, Falling, like dew, upon a thought, produces That which makes thousands, perhaps millions, think."- Don Juan

"Good writing is like a skirt, it should be long enough to cover the subject but short enough to keep things interesting..." -Vic Ketchman.

I have the same name on Live Journal, feel free to add me over there if you want to chat...

As far as my background, I am a stock trader and financial adviser by trade and have a major in History and a minor in religion. I lived in Florida my entire life and moved to New Orleans at the end of last year so my spouse could accept a huge promotion (scientist / engineer).

I have horrible insomnia and if something wakes me up I can't go back to sleep, but I have found that I do my best writing in the predawn hours right after I wake up. Maybe it's because I am still close to REM sleep, or that my mind is just uncluttered by day to day real life worries. I use to dread these hours of sleeplessness, but now I cherish them as prime writing hours.

When I write I usually listen to music through noise cancelling headphones, even if no-one else is around, because it helps me focus. Usually I loop one song per chapter: it helps to set the tone and I have often mulled the merits of listing the song at the beginning of the chapter for the readers, I read a story once where the author did this and it was kind of neat to listen to a soundtrack while reading it.

I love characters that struggle with dual identities or have serious mental or physical challenges to overcome, as well as the 'bad guy with the heart of gold' archetype. I love flawed characters and despise 'Mary Sue' or perfect characters that can do no wrong and always have things fall in their favor (Superman).

I often use OCs as tack on characters that have minor roles in order to have the ability to kill people off. I feel like its bad form to kill off canon characters no matter how minor.

I LOVE stories or movies with good banter, sarcasm, and dark humor. Star Wars (Ep 4), Big Trouble in Little China, the Cutting Edge, Moonlighting, Tombstone, Life (TV show), Firefly, Iron man (any), Romancing the Stone, 10 Things I hate About You, etc.

I have studied weaponry in depth and would love to go to an automatic weapon camp to fire military grade weapons. I have a friend who is a pilot (military) and another that is a priest and I often utilize their expertise. My degree in History causes me to research my fics to the point of zealotry. I try to remain as true to canon as possible, if not it irritates me.

Out of the Light, Darkness and Bourne Again were the first fics I wrote and the quality of the writing goes up significantly as they progress (I wrote them at the same time). Out of the Light- a Dexter story, almost feels like work at this point... I am close to the end but I am feeling a total lack of motivation. If that story brought you to my profile and you want to see it finished I would drop a review in. I really feel like it isn't any good at this point. For as large as the story is (like 80,000 words) to only have 20 reviews it makes me think people are walking out of the theater, lol. I have 0 passion left for that one, so it would behoove you to become my muse.

I have interest in writing for (but have not yet): the Walking Dead, Zombie Land, X-Men, Constantine (aka Hell Blazer), Conan, Harry Potter, Being Human(USA), and Falling Skies.

I Love the characters: Dexter, Lumen, Kyle Chutsky (Dexter novels), all four Zombie land characters, Kitty Pryde, Kurt Wagner, Han Solo, Gimli, Jack Burton, the movie version of Tony Stark, Frank Castle, Mad Eye Moody, Riddick, Jason Bourne, Nicky Parsons, R J Lupin, Data, Seven of Nine, Amanda from the Highlander, Glenn and Maggie from Walking Dead (series or comic), pretty much everyone on Being Human USA (the mains are awesome, but I really love Nora, Josh's sister, and the physic from the hospital nursery), Jayne and River on Firefly (but not as a couple), Derrick, Jessie, and Cameron on the Terminator series.

Favorite book(s) are the Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn trilogy by Tad Williams: it puts Tolkien to shame (haters gonna hate...).

I love seeing that someone read one of my long stories in one sitting (80k words) and I feel that is the hugest compliment. I used to hate people that harped on not getting reviews, but now I understand how exposed it feels to open yourself up to ridicule and how vulnerable it feels to see a ton of people reading and not reviewing; it feels like your work is horrible. Always at least type 'thanks', it only takes a second. :)

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Murder in Miami by olyphantastic reviews
Raylan Givens meets Dexter Morgan while hunting Tommy Bucks.
Crossover - Dexter & Justified - Rated: M - English - Crime/Western - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,467 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 1 - Published: 5/29/2012 - Dexter M., Raylan G.
Dexter in Darkness by CorvidCoccinelle reviews
So, I was unhappy at how Lumen left and I want her back. This is how I envision Season 6 starting...
Dexter - Rated: M - English - Romance/Crime - Chapters: 30 - Words: 100,566 - Reviews: 311 - Favs: 79 - Follows: 95 - Updated: 9/3/2011 - Published: 12/14/2010 - Dexter M., Lumen P.
Little Lion Man by Jack E. Peace reviews
Two years after the finale, Lumen returns to Miami with a problem that only Dexter can help her solve. But the problem soon turns out to be bigger than both of them can handle. Dexter/Lumen
Dexter - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 12 - Words: 38,134 - Reviews: 56 - Favs: 35 - Follows: 50 - Updated: 3/4/2011 - Published: 12/27/2010 - Lumen P., Dexter M.
Winter Bourne by TealMoon reviews
Continuation of Bourne Ultimatum: The plot holes and things unsaid intrigued me. Jason owes a debt to Nicky. Trying to help her has exposed a threat by Blackbriar who wants them both.
Bourne series - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 35 - Words: 61,314 - Reviews: 607 - Favs: 226 - Follows: 350 - Updated: 3/3/2011 - Published: 10/28/2007
Beautiful Monster by DOZ reviews
Moments in the life of Lumen Ann Pierce - from the murder of Jordan Chase, her imminent return and everything in between and beyond.
Dexter - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 10 - Words: 7,104 - Reviews: 36 - Favs: 18 - Follows: 21 - Updated: 2/1/2011 - Published: 12/31/2010 - Lumen P., Dexter M.
Life, Happiness and the Dark Passenger by Shrike176 reviews
Like many of you, I was unhappy with the way Lumen left at the end of season 5. My view is, after everything they went through, they can't be done with each other that easily. Dexter/Lumen
Dexter - Rated: M - English - Drama/Crime - Chapters: 6 - Words: 6,950 - Reviews: 21 - Favs: 22 - Follows: 17 - Updated: 1/15/2011 - Published: 12/26/2010 - Dexter M., Lumen P. - Complete
Waiting for the click of the lock by CorvidCoccinelle reviews
Dexter and Lumen are just starting out but does a crime scene point Dexter in the direction of home in his search for the killer? This is outside the current story line, how I imagine next season might start. No spoilers for Season 5.
Dexter - Rated: M - English - Crime/Romance - Chapters: 3 - Words: 10,779 - Reviews: 27 - Favs: 16 - Follows: 13 - Updated: 12/9/2010 - Published: 12/7/2010 - Dexter M., Lumen P. - Complete
The Untold Story by Dulcedecorumest reviews
My interpretation of what happened between Jason/Nicky before, during and after the Trilogy. This fic is purely the result of overdosing on great yet unfinished Bourne fic! R may change
Bourne series - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 15 - Words: 99,701 - Reviews: 96 - Favs: 55 - Follows: 75 - Updated: 11/16/2010 - Published: 9/13/2009
Time Immemorial by Beringae reviews
Before all the turmoil, before Jason Bourne was turned upside down by memory and made into a target, he and Nicky Parsons were colleagues, constantly testing the waters around each other. This is her story. Please note the necessary ratings change.
Bourne series - Rated: M - English - Drama - Chapters: 10 - Words: 27,674 - Reviews: 271 - Favs: 120 - Follows: 179 - Updated: 10/16/2010 - Published: 8/20/2007
When Mars and Venus Collide by Moon Called reviews
What happened between that intense look in the mirror and the scene in the Bus Terminal in Bourne Ultimatum? This is my take on the Jason Bourne-David Webb and Nicky Parsons relationship, prior to Bourne's amnesia and beyond the end of Bourne Ultimatum.
Bourne series - Rated: M - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 6 - Words: 22,829 - Reviews: 77 - Favs: 55 - Follows: 107 - Updated: 9/19/2008 - Published: 1/7/2008
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Smell the Rose
[COMPLETE] A pedophile follows a teenager into an alleyway and learns that some of the other fish in the sea are bigger than he is- and more deadly. This was a 1000 word writing prompt for my writing group about a man following a boy into an alley. The boy disappears and leaves a note. Surprisingly I was the only one that though it was creepy to follow kids around. Lumen Centric.
Dexter - Rated: T - English - Crime/Horror - Chapters: 1 - Words: 992 - Favs: 1 - Published: 3/14 - Complete
The Last Man reviews
Years ago an unstable asset was imprisoned for asking a question: Why? Forgotten in Bourne's wake, Byer discovers his existence and orders his execution. He escapes and Bourne must find a way to stop him knowing he intends to deploy a weapon devised by the Nazis in their final days. Will Bourne, Cross, and Byer be able to overcome their pasts to save the future?[Bourne centric] J/N
Bourne series - Rated: M - English - Suspense/Drama - Chapters: 17 - Words: 71,461 - Reviews: 26 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 8 - Updated: 2/15 - Published: 3/17/2013 - [J. Bourne/David W./Delta/Cain, Nicky P.] Aaron C./Kenneth K., Marta S.
Diamonds in the Sky reviews
8 years later, Joel & Ellie aren't friends, but rival traders. Witnessing a historical event, they put aside their past to capitalize on what could be the find of a lifetime. Realizing they will be going deep into hostile territory ups the stakes both physically and politically. What they find threatens to unbalance the political structure of the region and start an all out war.
Last of Us - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Suspense - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,085 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 5 - Published: 12/19/2013 - Joel, Ellie
Out of the Light, Darkness reviews
Two years after S5 Lumen and Dex reconcile, then he goes missing during the search for the Bathory Killer, a woman who bathes in the blood of her victims. Is he hunting, hiding, sequestered, or a lying bastard? Deb thinks Lumen responsible for his disappearance & behind the Bathory killings. Meanwhile squads of armed men are abducting people close to Dexter, but to what end?
Dexter - Rated: M - English - Crime/Drama - Chapters: 40 - Words: 93,058 - Reviews: 30 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 16 - Updated: 9/17/2013 - Published: 12/31/2011 - [Dexter M., Lumen P.]
Not All Silence is Golden reviews
[COMPLETE] A look inside Ellie's mind at what is troubling her as she stares quietly at the cave drawing on the Salt Lake City underpass, as they travel through the city she reflects back on her life in the orphanage.
Last of Us - Rated: T - English - Drama/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,837 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 4 - Published: 7/12/2013 - Ellie, Joel - Complete
Down to my last smoke reviews
[COMPLETE] A short one-shot as Joel contemplates Ellie's predicament and her quest for a cure, as he fights his way through the hospital in an attempt to save her life. Mild spoilers.
Last of Us - Rated: T - English - Drama/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 698 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 6/26/2013 - Joel - Complete
Papercuts reviews
No Spoilers of any kind. Just a quick one shot, its post game as Madison frets internally about the title of her new book.
Heavy Rain - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 403 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 3/5/2013 - Madison P.
Counting Sheep reviews
[COMPLETE] J/N After Jason Bourne wakes up from jumping off the rooftop in NY, he has no idea of how he got out of the river or where he is. As he uncovers what happened after he jumped, he must learn to overcome more than short term memory loss if Nicky Parsons or Pam Landy are going to live to see another Christmas. This is unrelated to my longer story 'Bourne Again'. Enjoy
Bourne series - Rated: T - English - Suspense/Supernatural - Chapters: 4 - Words: 18,854 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 7 - Updated: 1/21/2013 - Published: 12/20/2012 - [J. Bourne/David W./Delta/Cain, Nicky P.] Pamela L. - Complete
Like a Fly in Amber reviews
After they're unintentionally sabotaged, the crew crash lands on Mandarin; a planet with no land masses and is little more than a vast sea of acid. With nothing more to go on than vague rumors about a reclusive colony of xenophobes, the crew must seek out and parley with the colonists if they ever want to break atmo again, or else they'll be trapped like flies in amber... forever.
Firefly - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi/Western - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,311 - Reviews: 3 - Follows: 2 - Published: 11/11/2012
Lumenaria reviews
[COMPLETE] A Catholic priest who has lost his faith in humanity, receives a rather odd confessional and later an even stranger Christmas present. A one shot I wrote for my longer Dexter story that I didn't use, call it a deleted scene if you want, but it stands well on its own. This is from an outside OC perspective and revolves around Lumen- post Dexter.
Dexter - Rated: T - English - Suspense/Crime - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,508 - Reviews: 2 - Follows: 2 - Published: 11/11/2012 - Lumen P. - Complete
Bourne Again reviews
[COMPLETE] Odd chapters are Nicky's perspective about her introduction to the program. Originally she was trained as an asset, only to later be reassigned after 9/11. EVEN are in the present and follow Bourne as he puts the last few pieces of the puzzle together. In his search for the lynchpin to fold up the whole operation if it went south, he learns to hate truth more than lies.
Bourne series - Rated: M - English - Drama/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 25 - Words: 83,997 - Reviews: 53 - Favs: 26 - Follows: 24 - Updated: 10/31/2012 - Published: 2/12/2012 - [J. Bourne/David W./Delta/Cain, Nicky P.] - Complete
Rude Awakenings reviews
[COMPLETE] After Lumen and Dexter leave where the Barrel Girls are dumped, he takes her to get cleaned up and help get her on her feet. It felt like a week went by in between the night Dex saved Lumen and when they had breakfast at the cafe, this is during that time. I loved Chapter One, I think it's my best work. If you like it I have other Dexter works. Rated M
Dexter - Rated: T - English - Drama/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 2 - Words: 6,597 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 6 - Updated: 7/7/2012 - Published: 4/14/2012 - [Dexter M., Lumen P.] - Complete
Jack Burton in the Land of the Dead reviews
I read that BTiLC was originally set in the old west and it made me realize that any sequel should've kept the Burton character but switched settings. So I bring you: Jack Burton in the Land of the Dead. It's kind of sad that I had to get BTiLC added to the site, so I don't know if there's any interest. I wrote this for fun, if you want more then review it and I'll keep it rolling.
Big Trouble in Little China - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Horror - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,084 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 5 - Published: 6/24/2012 - Jack B.
I'm John Connor, come with me if you want to live reviews
[COMPLETE] Based on a scene in the last show s2e22 Born to Run. An expansion on the repair scene where John checks her power supply. Just a short one shot, saw it online and felt like writing this. I hope you enjoy it. Italic type means it is quoted.
Terminator: Sarah Connor Chronicles - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,207 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 2 - Published: 5/22/2012 - John C., Cameron - Complete
Say something anything reviews
[COMPLETE] Non-Canon 1 shot: What if Lumen got away from Dexter and jumped in that car full of men, escaping before he figured out what to do with her? Just a short story about how he would have handled it. I thought there were a few points that could have been touched on more. If you like it I have a few other Dexter Stories.
Dexter - Rated: T - English - Crime/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,281 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 2 - Published: 5/20/2012 - [Dexter M., Lumen P.] - Complete