ElshaHawk (LoA)

Joined May 2009 and calls Mistress of Well-Intentioned Indecision home.

714 stories, 18 challenges, 7539 comments, and 207 friends

“Read, Reply, Ficly, or Die!” -Krully

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I am a self-proclaimed member of the LoA (League of Awesomeness): Mistress of Well-Intentioned Indecision.

Special Needs Teacher, wife, mother of two, center-brained, imaginative, pragmatist. Sometimes I sing. Sometimes I take pictures. Sometimes I doodle or make stuff.
I just have too many irons in the fire.. I like fire.. it is pretty and warm.. I like to dance and sing by the fire, but I am careful. I always remember who I am.

I am Mistress Elshanor of Hawk Manor, Head Librarian, Keeper of the Secret Passageway to Mount Krully, and Keeper of the Ficlinomicon AND Kevin Lawver’s Pen. I think..

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“For every day you take off from writing, your muse will take off three!” -Anonymous
“Do not pity the dead, pity the living; especially those who live without love.” -Dumbledore


  1. Boom.

    It was gray. There was heat under his collar, coldness in his limbs, and a numbness in his heart. There was a tumultuous electricity in the air, carried on a wind that blew first one way, then another. He sat, he stood, he paced. Something was about to...

  2. Magenta

    “He doesn’t do this at home.” The mother sat, frustrated, angry, at the end of her rope. Facing her was the teacher, frazzled, frustrated, also unsure of what to do with the student, who now sat calmly when only minutes before was ove...

  3. Unwanted Visitor

    There was a knock at the door. It echoed throughout the foyer. The matriarch mouse took a deep breath. She opened it to the witch. “Where is your daughter?” “Leave. My. Family. Alone.” Her composure was already beginning to shak...

  4. Guest

    Her pregnant belly was full of the life of the one who was going to save them all. The babe had already become a savior for her. “Dear, would you bring me some cocoa beans and fresh nettle?” “From the forest??” “The baby n...

  5. Visitors

    “Momma!” screamed the little mouse. “She was in my window!” Her skittering hind paws slid across the floor as her little hands found purchase upon her mother’s skirt where she buried her face. “There is no witch, dea...

  6. What It Feels Like

    I don’t remember what it feels like. I open my eyes. I know where I am, who I am, what happened. I retrace the spiral of my fall in my mind. Every minute detail. I see the faces of those watching, some still smiling, some surprised, some mid-spee...

  7. The Search for a Real Supervillain

    The study was going rather well. Participants were scoring high on the ‘tools’ scale, a few had artistic and emotional notes in their files, but none had ‘it’. The person who had ‘it’ would be unpredictable, violent,...

  8. Share

    “Take it, Sir.” The creepy man in a tattered waistcoat held out a crown, purest gold and fitted with large rubies. It made me forget about my desire to escape. This mansion had stopped me at every turn, instead leading me to the caretaker w...

  9. Override

    Metallic gashes glinted where the paint had rubbed off in combat. Firing into the crowd of civilians and officers alike, the android’s well oiled joints silently and smoothly maneuvered her into a crouch behind a display case. She dropped spent m...

  10. Rock Bottom

    Hard to believe July is over, The year over halfway gone. Seven months marked by Sharpie, Upon the cinder-block wall, drawn. Surroundings noisy and dusty, The setting gray and drab. The populace and climate stormy, My bed a mat and a slab. Try to shut ...

  11. Donkey Wild (Mature)

  12. The Easy Way Bites You In The...

    I watched her these past 5 years. She married that man, had two kids, and made a life. Everyone can see she is unhappy. She doesn’t know what she wants; unwilling to find out. At first, she was manager of a store. They gave her a key. But they ke...

  13. She

    She stood on the half-finished porch and looked out at the sea. This? This was what her uncle had left her? Despite her anger at her Grandfather, she’d rather be back in his opulent office, defiantly pointing her finger at him, accusing him of bl...

  14. Jungle Jane Junior

    I got the call on my radio at 6AM. I dressed with speed, praying the Jeep would run. Working in isolation from society was nice most days, but not when I was the only civilized one, a daughter of Jane Goodall. There is no room for fear when approaching...

  15. Detective Work

    Elsha followed THX to the inkroom. The shelves were bare, not even a bottle or a quill left behind. Puddles on the floor were quickly drying in the humidity-controled room. It reeked of kelp and papaya, just like Princess B had claimed. “This is ...

  16. No Time For Assumptions

    Dear Sir, We have met. You granted my previous application to travel back in time. I read through your fine print and nothing says that I can’t go back again. I’m afraid I have to. You see, and this is embarrassing, but I may have violated ...

  17. I Ordered A Vacuum

    A huge box sat on my porch in the rain. It wouldn’t fit through the door. I stood in my galoshes and raincoat and bright red umbrella and stared. I didn’t remember ordering something this large. I checked the shipping label and sure enough,...

  18. Mermaid Have I Loved

    She sang me from the shore. I know not where I was before. Her eyes an iridescent blue. Her scales iridescent, too. Prismatic was her gaze, holding me entranced. Dazzled, I knew not where I danced. Her touch was ice and electric, too. Her grip firm, as...

  19. Nothing Is As Nothing Does

    Never have I ever seen nothing. Nothing is as nothing does. Never have I ever heard nothing. The tree of nothing never falls. Never have I ever tasted nothing. Nothing is so bittersweet. Never have I ever cried for nothing. Tears cannot fall from a str...

  20. Escape Foiled

    I rounded the Italian restaurant. It had closed for the night. Too bad, because I know Amato would have driven this beast off. My wrists stung. My mouth was dry. How long had I been tied up? I could still taste the cotton gag. Heavy footsteps beat a rh...

  21. Vainglory Will Not Go Unpunished

    We had been walking for weeks. My brother believed the goddess would give us safe passage wherever he led. We wound up the mountains, moving far north of our promised land to find passage through. This small village sent their best men to lead us, but ...

  22. The Mark

    The little black spot appeared on her ankle and at first she thought it was just a mole. She dressed and rushed off to school. Her friends giggled and gathered at her locker like every other day and together they trooped the long way to class just to p...

  23. Nothing is Greater Than One

    “There’s nothing under your bed,” the father yelled, exasperated at his cowering son who wanted a light on and a glass of water and his pillow fluffed and to be tucked in just so. Later, a strong box was discovered under the floorboar...

  24. You Know I Write Stories, Right?

    There are few people who know me. I mean, really know me. Talking to me isn’t enough. That takes too much time. Conversations go off on tangents and you can say a lot without learning anything at all. To really know me, you have to read something...

  25. Bus Stop

    “Listen, the city bus is no place for a 9 year old kid, so go home before Momma licks you!” Paulie’s eyes begged me not to go. The tears shone in the corners and I felt a lump grow in my throat. But he was the reason I was leaving. I ...

  26. Wendy Thomas-Silver

    She thought of herself as the simple girl next door who happened to have inherited her Father’s thriving fast-food stand and her Mother’s red hair. She was proud of her Father, who, never having grandparents to spoil him had learned the val...

  27. The Best Thing

    The best thing about being a child is the boundless energy and freedom to move as you please. Every slight raise in the surface walked upon is an ocean wave or a mountain or a high wire. Trees without low branches to climb or swings are wasted space. T...

  28. A Letter Inspired By The Septimus Heap Series

    Dear Mistress Marcia, I regret to inform you that when you read this letter I will have been missing for 24 hours. It is not my fault and I was not trying to skip my magic history exam. A ghost told me to meet her at the pier at midnight. She was a for...

  29. Can't Get A Good Night's Sleep In An Epic Life

    “You have the heart for it,” he’d said. Kira pondered what that might mean. He toyed with the golf-ball sized yellow diamond at the end of a golden chain around his neck as he lay on his mat. It was strange not hearing his mother darn...

  30. Volcanologist

    Day 2 Scientist’s Log Venturing out onto the cooled lava flow, I took several pictures and collected samples. The air was stagnant with heat from both above and below. My cooling suit barely kept my body temperature near normal. Sweat ran down my...

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