Elizabeth Greene

Joined August 2011 and calls Life And Times Of A Modern Bookworm home.

20 stories, 2 challenges, 2 comments, and 14 friends

A fiction novelist of no published piece of literature except the typical school required pieces of which are boring and oh so factual.

“When writing a novel, a writer should create living people; people, not characters. A character is a caricature.”
-Ernest Hemingway

“If you do not breathe through writing, if you do not cry out in writing, or sing in writing, then don’t write, because our culture has no use for it.”
-Anais Nin

“The good parts of a book may be only something a writer is lucky enough to overhear or it may be the wreck of his whole damn life and one is as good as the other.”
-Ernest Hemingway


  1. Little Lion Man (Mature)

  2. Trap

    Tim saw the door open and close. He saw the two women walk out. One had the grey hair of an Elder and the other was young and had blonde hair and he could tell from two houses over from the building they exited that she had a crisp, icy blue stare. “...

  3. Light Among Shadows

    The night passed and the sun rose. The shadows that were once strong were meek, and hid under shrubs and behind trees. If one were to walk through the forest, they would hear slight whispers in the wind, completely incomprehensible. However, if one wer...

  4. The Taste of Evil

    MR. Bradley rolled the stapler around in his hand and stared after Rebeka as she left for her class. The smell of her succulent flesh drifted through his nose and made his mouth water. “I hope you’re not planning on doing what I think you are."...

  5. Orpheus

    He walked on as his strength ebbed from his body. He felt his arms drooping. Scared of dropping what he carried, he fell to his knees. He fought looking over his shoulder as he struggled to get back to his feet. He couldn’t drop her. He mustnR...

  6. The Nightmares Return

    Last night’s dreams brought images where the background is blurred and a girl is running. The Bookworm knows she sees an image of herself as a child, but can’t imagine ever feeling that care free. The picture slowly fades from sight. Next came a sc...

  7. The Turning

    “Hey, hey!” shouted Peter as he ran towards his friends, who were screaming at the top of their lungs and were on the breach of starting a fight right in the middle of lunch. Before he could reach either of the girls, Brittany, his ex-girlfriend, p...

  8. Consequences Part II

    Jen thought back to that time, sixteen years ago, at her home in Millcreek. She remembered the cold cream dripping over her fingers, she remembered the hot sun bearing down onto her while she hurried to get the liquefying creamed sugar into her mouth. ...

  9. Consequences Part I

    “I never really thought about why I do these things. But, you may be right, this could’ve had something to do with it.” “I wasn’t really debating it. I know for a fact that you are who you are because of what happened sixteen years ago.”

  10. The Written Dreams

    “If it is non-fiction you wish to waste precious ink on, Mr. Charles, I suggest you try the Effingham Herald. Here we write of what only dreams can imagine.” “Yes, ma’am.” “Do you understand that, Mr. Charles? Do you understand that we take...

  11. Shadow Walker

    Night fell. The shadows grew and the trees shrieked and cackled in delight as the girl wandered aimlessly through the darkening wood. The creatures of the dark followed her behind the trees and watched the young child with quizzical faces. Why is she h...

  12. Inferiors

    She ran . Everything around her was a blur. She didn’t know where she was headed, nor did she particularly care. All she wanted was to leave and move quickly before they tracked her again. She never truly figured out why they seemed to follow her...

  13. What Next?

    She sat there, numb, as the agent spoke to her. He spun tales that seemed incredibly unlikely and yet he pointed out the subtle signs that she had noticed before but ignored. The signs that she knew would point to her family being one of the Corrupted ...

  14. Meeting

    “Ah, a newbie, I should pay more attention to the loud chatter in the halls. I’m Ben. Pleased to meet you.” I could only nod, still not trusting my vocal chords to work properly. The boy grinned at me in an irrevocably annoying way. “You ha...

  15. The Job

    Why does it take forever to walk a single mile? he thought. Webb Charles was walking on a long, seemingly endless, road outside of Guyton. The sun beat down on his back and the heat baked everything in sight. His car had broken down a quarter mile back...

  16. Breakthrough

    She awoke to find herself laying underneath a giant tree that was alone in an endless field. She looked at the land surrounding her. In every direction there was an endless line where land and sky met. The sense of loneliness she felt in that instant, ...

  17. Running

    The trees were a blur as he ran faster and faster. He looked over his shoulder. Where are they? They had been chasing him for months, studying him for years. At times, he felt like a lab rat or a fish in a bowl, constantly and consistently being watche...

  18. Morning

    As night turned to day, she lay on her bed tossing and turning to the night’s unforgiving dreams. She woke several times during the dawning hours of the day until she woke one final time and found herself completely alone in her home. She rose and qu...

  19. The Rescue

    Annah sat at her desk and wept. If there really was a god, why would they steal the only thing she had left in the world? She reached for the top drawer of the desk where she knew her father had kept the gun. As she lifted it, she vaguely heard someone...

  20. Nightlife

    The house was silent except for the quiet slumbers of her mother downstairs and the smooth rhythmic sounds of music flowing through her speakers. She lay there trying to fall asleep, a challenging task these past few days. Her fan beats air on her side...

Elizabeth Greene's Friends (14)

  • Miles Letham
  • smdasilva {LoA}
  • 32 ^2
  • Robert Quick
  • Paige Elizabeth
  • Over the Precipice of the Unknown; Into the Frontier of Uncertainty
  • Krulltar
  • Abby (LoA)
  • soup
  • J. A. Keane
  • Mazurka
  • August 2nd
  • Megan Kennedy
  • zxvasdf

Elizabeth Greene's Followers (10)

  • Robert Quick
  • Miles Letham
  • Over the Precipice of the Unknown; Into the Frontier of Uncertainty
  • Krulltar
  • J. A. Keane
  • Mazurka
  • August 2nd
  • Jack Anderson Keane
  • Sunny Reid
  • Elizabeth Todd