Author has written 50 stories for Inuyasha.
To the many people who have invested their time and faith in me: you each mean the world to me. You take the time to encourage and motivate... but mostly - you take the time to know me.
I sincerely hope that you will find something of interest in the many ramblings contained below.
Health Update: Sept 2012 (This is where you might just want to skip to the story list, lol.)
I know I have been gone, and while I want to tell you that it won't happen again, I simply can't lie to you all that way. I don't know what to expect these days.
I have found that pain does one of two things to me on a normal day, lol:
One: It makes me angry and/or determined enough to write, regardless of how I feel, simply for the distraction that writing can bring. If I could get lost in a world of my own creation, I could escape the pain that clouds my own existence hour after hour, day after day, and week after week until suddenly the months became years. I could (try to) forget about it because in that alternate place I created, I could leave the physical pain out.
Or two: send me straight to bed where not even the house burning to the ground could interest me, lol.
I spent years in that number one slot- finding creative energy and inspiration in the process, and using that to keep me going.
But then the pain amplified, becoming so severe that even sitting in front of the computer angered it, and thought processes roared to a screeching halt.
My pain couldn't (and sometimes still can't) be controlled with even large doses of medication - medicines that would floor a *group* of people with the dose I was/am taking.
And then came the trips to the Dr or ER, for the shots that would give me something nothing else could:
Because sometimes pain can get so severe that unconsciousness is the best option, and life is put on the back burner, because the human body can only tolerate so much.
And this is where I have been spending most of my time, not because I want to, but because it has become necessary from time to time.
And when my pain lessens enough that I can function, I scramble to the computer to write while I can muster the strength, and hope that I can at least structure enough together for a readable drabble before the cycle starts all over again.
I am seeing a new specialist and have undergone 2 surgical procedures so far with at least 2 more coming: one next week and another the week after. There will possibly be more, though I prefer not to get too far ahead of myself. Knowing what is going to happen and why over the next few weeks is enough, and I can only pray that the procedures will help reduce the severity of my pain.
Unfortunately, though, given my many conditions and their ongoing degeneration, the Dr. has recently informed me that I will be dealing with this pain until the day that I die- there is simply nothing that can be done aside from trying to ease what pain we can through what temporary procedures I am willing to try.
I am trying, and while I hate this, I can't help but think of those who are so much worse off than I am, and thank the Lord that I still have the ability to try, and that there are still options available to me. While most are unlikely to help, and still others are only short term options, they are still options, nonetheless.
There are people out there that don't have any options. There are those out there that hurt more severely than any of us could possibly imagine, and still more who have far less than even those of us who have very little.
It is those people we should pray for. It is those souls who need the comfort of a kind word or the gentleness of a helping hand, and I would simply ask that those of you out there who offer a prayer for me, please- pray for those other souls, too. For those who need so much more than I, and for those whose health conditions make mine look like a drop of water in a sea of chaos. Offer a prayer for those who don't have someone looking out for them, and for those who prefer to suffer silently, preferring instead to keep their troubles from those who would worry over them.
Pray for them, as I do. And thank those around you who care, because a gentle word or a gentle touch is often all that is needed when the rest of the world seems to cave in around you.
I thank you- all of you: for your prayers, and your kindness.
And for the ability to write for you when I need that place to escape to.
July 13, 2013
I want to let you all know that I am scheduled for my second brain surgery on July 19 2013. While I expect this will knock me down for at least a few months, I will still do my very best to get something posted so that I can give you all an update as to my condition.
I will not, however, let this keep me from my writing for long...I WILL write again, just as soon as it becomes tolerable for me to do so.
Thank you all for everything!
I have the best fanbase ever, and I thank each and every one of you.
Disclaimer: I do not now, nor have I ever, owned or profited in any way from the Inuyasha anime/manga franchise. They are owned by Rumiko Takahashi and any affiliates she has given rights to.
The stories and/or any new characters, plots, ect... I create along the way belong to me unless specifically noted otherwise.*
The poetry contained within the many stories listed below are mine, however, and I do own the copyright to those:).
The idea for Deserted, and some of the bar scene in the first chapter, were donated to me by my friend and fellow author, Kurinju-sama.
I have changed the story title, taken some away, and added to her original idea. I also added one of my own forgotten chapters to the mix.
Her version can be found in Scraps and Snippets ( Chapter 2 : Island Getaway- bar scene ). I loved the humor and idea she had with this chapter. I asked her if I could use it.
She has graciously, and courageously, '' given me permission to give this chapter a home, and to create whatever story I can with it.''
I hope I do this in a way that she will find enjoyable, and I hope you all will like it as well.
To Kurinju-sama: Thank you for trusting me with your idea, and allowing me to use some of the contents of your work. I hope you find enjoyment in what I have done with it!
I am shocked, proud, and honored by these nominations and awards.
To those who put forth the nominations and seconds- thank you. I never thought to see something of mine recognized in such a way. I am honored.
To those who voted - thank you as well. This couldn't have happened without you all, and I am so very great-full to every one of you. I can't thank you all enough!
IYFG : Fourth Quarter 2008
Deserted: Best Drama - Nominated
Skin: Best Romance Inu/Kag - Nominated
IYFG: Second Quarter 2009
Voyeur: Best Lemon - Nominated
Voyeur: Best One shot - 2nd place.
IYFG: Third Quarter 2009
Watching Her: Best Characterization Inuyasha - 2nd place
IYFG: First Quarter 2010
Unspoken: Best Poem - Nominated and Seconded :) 2nd place
Deserted: Best Romance - Nominated and Seconded :)
IYFG: Third Quarter 2010
Deserted: Nominated Best Action/Adventure and seconded!
In The Middle: Nominated Best Poem/Verse :) 2nd place
IYFG: Fourth Quarter 2010
Deserted: Nominated and Seconded for Best Drama
Deserted: Nominated and seconded for Best Inu/Kag Romance
Deserted: Nominated and seconded for Best Romance Other Sess/Rin
Illusory: Nominated and Seconded for Best Inu/Kag Romance
With Me: Nominated and seconded for Best Poem/Verse - 1st place
IYFG: First Quarter 2011
Beneath the Cherry Tree: Nominated Best Poem/Verse Fic - 1st place
Deserted: Nominated Best Drama
Hanyou Heart: Nominated Best Song/Poem Fic - 1st place
Over and Over: Nominated Best Romance
Finding Warmth: Nominated Best Short Short
IYFG: Second Quarter 2011
The Color of Hope: Best Original Character- 1st place
Angel: Best Poem/Songfic- 1st place
IYFG Fourth Quarter 2011
Deserted: Best Action Adventure 2nd place
Compassion: Best Poem/Songfic 2nd place
The Color of Hope: Nominated Best Inu/Kag Romance
Untamed Desire: Best ShortShort 2nd place
LJ: At First Tweak 2009
Take Me: Shop Theme - Dec 9, 2009 - 3rd place
LJ: At First Tweak 2010
Darkness: Silence Theme - Feb 11, 2010 - 2nd place
Within the Flame: Firelight Theme - Feb 25, 2010 - 1st place
Territorial: Soup Theme - Mar 1, 2010 - 1st place
Breathless: Green Theme - Mar 12, 2010 - 2nd place
In the Middle: Bridge Theme - Mar 30, 2010 - 3rd place
Glorious: Full Moon Theme - Apr 18, 2010 - 1st place
Sweet Summer Rain: Storm Theme - May 2, 2010 - 1st place
Determination: Sunset Theme - May 16, 2010 - 2nd place
Weakness: Hunger Theme - June 4, 2010 - 2nd place
Sacrifice: Shooting Star Theme - September 24, 2010 - 2nd place
Illusory: Ghost Story Theme - December 3, 2010 - 1st place
LJ: At First Tweak 2011:
Paint For Me A Memory: Up Late Theme - January 20, 2011 - 1st place
Over and Over: Blanket Theme - Febuary 17, 2011 - 1st place
Finding Warmth: Kitsune Makes Three Theme - March 4, 2011 - 1st place
Hanyou Heart: Under the Cherry Tree Theme - April 14, 2011 - 2nd place tie
Half-Naked: Thunder and Lightning Theme - July 21, 2011- 1st place
Sticky Notes: Lost Theme August 8, 2011 - 1st place
Kissing the Boogieman: Things That Go Bump in the Night Theme - October 28, 2011- 1st place
First Tweak 2012
Moon-Spun Silver - Blue ThemeSeptember 14, 2012- 1st place
2nd Quarter 2010:
Glorious: Best Ficlet - 3rd place
First Tweak 2013:
Willing Captive: At the End of the Day- 1st- place
Echo of Thought- 1st place
Feudal Association: 4th Quarter 2010
Illusory: Best Inuyasha/Kagome - nominated :)
Illusory: Best Oneshot- nominated :) 3rd place
Voyeur: Best Oneshot - nominated :)
Feudal Association: 1st Quarter 2011
Over and Over: Best Ficlet - 2nd place tie
Feudal Association: 2nd Quarter 2011
Women's Work: Best Ficlet - 2nd place
Feudal Association: 4th Quarter 2011
Kissing the Boogieman: Nominated Best Oneshot - 2nd place
Untamed Desire: Nominated Best Ficlet- 3rd place
The Color of Hope: Nominated Best Characterization (Kagome)
Feudal Association: Third Quarter 2012
Sticky Notes - Best Ficlet - 2nd place
What's Good for the Goose - Best Yaoi/Yuri - 3rd place
Feudal Association 2013: March Term
Best UR/AR- The Color of Hope- 2nd
Feudal Association 2013: July Term
Best One shot Fiction: Tainted Darkness- 2nd
Best Ficlet- Finding Warmth- 1st
Fuedal Association 2013: October Term
Best oneshot fiction: Chrysalis- Nominated
Best oneshot fiction: Tainted Darkness- Nominated
Best 'In Character Fiction 'Inuyasha'' The Color of Hope- Nominated
Best Inuyasha/Kagome- The Color of Hope- Nominated
Undeniable: Truth prompt May 12, 2011- 1st place
Women's Work: Ahem prompt- May 31, 2011- 1st place
Epiphany:W-Prompt #9 TMI - July 31, 2011- 2nd place
Finding Strength: I-Prompt#9 - August 11, 2011- 1st place
Kibou:W-Prompt #10 Hope - August 19, 2011 -1st place
Seedling:I-Prompt #10 - August 27, 2011 - 3rd place
I Came, I saw, I Conquered?: P-Prompt # 10- Sept. 4, 2011- 1st place
Little Boy Blue-W-Prompt # 11 - Sept. 11, 2011-1st place
Marked - P-Prompt # 12 - October 9, 2011- 1st place
Trusting Her- W-Prompt # 13- November 9, 2011- 1st place
Foreign Entity- P-prompt # 13 -November 9, 2011 - 1st place
Coming Undone- I-Prompt # 14 - November 30, 2011- 1st place
Untamed Desire -I-Prompt # 13 - December 7, 2011 - 1st place
Countenance - I-Prompt #14 - January 1, 2012 - 1st place
Shadows in the Forest - P-Prompt - January 1, 2012 - 2nd place
Fractured - I-Prompt 15January 31, 2012- 2nd place
Defiance- P-prompt 15 Febuary 14, 2012 1st place
Guardian- P-prompt 17 - April 23, 2012 - 2nd place
Invincible -W-Prompt #20 - August 13, 2012 - 3rd place
Quiet Challenge - P-Prompt #20 - September 11, 2012 - 1st place
Pack Protection - W-Prompt #21 - September 23, 2012 - 1st place
Sibling Rivalry - I-Prompt #21 - October 8, 2012 - posted - 1st place
Thicker Than Water - P-prompt #21- 1st place
Interracial - W-Prompt #22 - 1st place
Alliance- vote pending
Irrevocable Bond- vote pending
Phases of the Moon- vote pending
Reach For Me- Reach Prompt November 29, 2011- 1st place
Ambush- Flame Prompt-December 2, 2011- 2nd place
Blow the Walls Down- Mount Prompt - December 20, 2011 - 2nd place
Blunt Honesty - Coin Prompt - January 27, 2012- 2nd place
Demonic Intentions - Half Prompt - Febuary 2, 2012 - 1st place
Silent Revelations - Dense Prompt - Febuary 17, 2012 - 1st place
Sun-warmed Honey - Fault Prompt - April 5, 2012 - 3rd place
Venomous - Droplet Prompt - April 14, 2012 - 4th place
Calm - Extra Prompt - July 13, 2012 - 2nd place
Tender Concern - Numb Prompt September 14, 2012 - 1st place
Lightning and Rain- 1st place
I was so surprised to find these nominations in my inbox. I can't thank you guys enough. It means the world to me that you enjoyed my work, and even more that you wanted to nominate/vote for it! Thank you sooo very much.
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