Author has written 9 stories for Flipped, Pocahontas, Anne of Green Gables series, Princess and the Frog, Fairy Tales, and Frozen.
Hey, my name is Lahiwe! I'm a college student in the U. S. of A--anthropology and journalism double major. I love writing, but I often find it difficult to follow through with my original fiction stories, so I write fanfiction. Because of my love for preserving history and passing down stories and traditions, I hope to be a personal historian (a writer who helps people write their memoirs/autobiographies). Another of my writerly aspirations is to be a children's/young adult author. I have been so deeply influenced by such great authors as Frances Hodgson Burnett, L.M. Montgomery, Sharon Creech, Pam Munoz Ryan, Mark Twain, and so many more--I want to be able to do that for young people who are contemplating their place in the world just like I did. I am also a textile designer and hope to go into business with my parents, who design window coverings and home accessories. My hobbies include reading, writing, cooking, ink painting, contemplating nature, doing research on science and history, interior decorating/fashion design, collecting ethnic textiles, dancing in my room, and smiling :)
Upside Down and Backwards (Flipped) Bryce has flipped, but Juli has too. Can they get past all the misunderstandings of the past and finally get in sync with each other? Well, first, there'll have to be a few apologies. My first fanfic!
Choosing Her Own Path (Pocahontas) A lot of the criticism that the movie Pocahontas receives is that the main character, Pocahontas, isn't very interesting. WELL I DISAGREE. So this is my homage to her. Elements of history, spirituality, Algonquian and Old World culture, and of course, romance combine in this semi-retelling of the movie through Pocahontas's eyes.
For Those in Peril on the Sea (Anne's House of Dreams, part of the Anne of Green Gables series) After the death of her first child, Joyce, Anne is a shell of herself. This short story, told through the eyes of her husband and dearest kindred spirit, Gilbert, tells of her deliverance from the real "depths of despair."
The Best Dancer in the House (The Princess and the Frog) In the movie, Tiana gets criticism from pretty much everyone about her lack of spontaneity and her overzealous dedication to hard work. But you never really learn why she feels she has to be that way. Never, that is, until you read this story. Hint: Surprisingly enough, Tiana did have feelings before she met Naveen. Who'd'a'thunk it?
Stories in Progress
The Collected Writings of Captain John Smith (Pocahontas) Companion piece to Choosing Her Own Path, though not every event is paralleled. This story is basically the movie (infused with elements of The New World) told through the perspective of John Smith, with a framing device of him writing to Thomas many years later, upon his and Pocahontas' reunion, to tell the story of what really happened. Sort of like a private memoir (the real John Smith did write many public memoirs of his travels). Definitely the longest piece of fiction I've ever written. Yes, I'm still actually working on this. A lot has happened since I first started this story, but I've gotten some writing down, and it is my second most current WIP after Two Parts, One Whole.
Songs For the Dream Giver (Pocahontas) I thought of writing a story like this after reading an anthology of poetry from around the world, and included in it was Native American poetry, which I found beautiful. Before the written word, stories in all cultures were passed down through spoken poems, very much unlike the unmetered prose we read today. So, I wanted to give Pocahontas a chance to tell her story like she would have told it all those years ago--in poetic form. Currently I have reached the end of the movie's events and for my next few additions, I will hearken to past and future events.
Two Parts, One Whole (Flipped) This is the project I am working on currently. If you have read Flipped, you know that the book might possibly have one of the most ambiguous endings in all of children's fiction. So this is my attempt at a sequel! Starting from the day after the end of the original novel and spanning their entire high school career (and beyond), this novella chronicles Bryce and Juli's growing relationship and the obstacles they must overcome within themselves to stay together.
The S Word (Flipped) Okay, so this is technically finished, but I don't feel right having a Flipped story that's not from both Bryce and Juli's perspective, so if his side ever comes around to me, I'll add it. This story tells all about Bryce and Juli's first time--with funny, awkward mishaps and misunderstandings along the way, of course. THIS IS NOT PORN. I wanted to write about their experiences with sex, but I think Bryce and Juli would appreciate a little privacy surrounding the actual deed :)
Queen of the Northern Wind (The Snow Queen/Frozen crossover) While I liked how Frozen, Disney's version of the Hans Christian Anderson fairy tale "The Snow Queen," turned out, I felt it could have been even better if they'd kept more elements of the original tale (which happens to be my favorite fairy tale). In this crossover, Gerda and Elsa, along with Kristoff and Kai, battle forces much stronger than a simple curse. Is love strong enough to fight the very face of evil?
Absolution (The Amazing Spider-Man movie-verse) Every person who has experienced the death of a loved one knows that the pain never goes away. For Peter, the guilt doesn't either--until, through an inexplicable coincidence of interacting energy fields (or something like that), Gwen reminds him of the real reason why things are the way they are--and why he's got to keep fighting.
The Magic Circle (A Little Princess) Sara Crewe is no stranger to sadness. Even when she was young, her eyes had the look of someone who had lived a hundred lifetimes and known troubles in each one. But when Papa dies, it's not really the same as sadness. It's like the feeling of hyperventilating, because you've suddenly forgotten how to breathe. Now, Miss Minchin seems determined to make her life as miserable as possible. Where is the magic when you need it the most?
Roses of Yesterday, Blooming Forever (Anne of Green Gables series) After finding the letters written by her mother and father in their old house in Bolingbroke, Anne makes "a little pilgrimage to the green corner of the old Bolingbroke cemetery," and finally reunites with the family she never knew. Set during Anne of the Island.
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