ElshaHawk (LoA)

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

728 stories, 20 challenges, 7663 comments, and 211 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. So Hard To Say Good-bye (song)

    I try and try to convince myself that you are happy. I dream that I keep pushing you away. Then there is one last moment where something between us, bittersweet and wonderful, just breaks through and I am able to let go. But the reality is, that moment...

  2. Questioning

    She poured us some tea in mismatched cups, eyeing us, waiting to see if we trusted her.We all looked into the steaming amber liquid before taking sips. She settled into a squashed overstuffed chair beside a bookshelf. The titles there were not tomes ab...

  3. When You Care Enough to Exorcise

    “You heard wrong,” commanded the woman. “Kyle, she clearly wants us to leave her alone. Come on.” I begged. “That was just a legend.” “No! You need serious help! She’s just bluffing!” Bryce took ove...

  4. Stepping Out

    I wasn’t sure I could get out of the house in time. Mom had me babysitting in an effort to derail any plans I had of leaving while she was out at her tupperware party. I finally managed to hail a passing pre-teen girl who looked eager to help. Fr...

  5. Introductions Are Hardly Necessary

    “This is Acrylic and Fetus,” I gestured to them, “and we have come on an urgent mission.” “Great Scott, Elsha! Bringing topsiders down here?! This could portend our absolute destruction at the hands of MegaCorp!” Acr...

  6. Heebie Jeebies

    Elshanor’s old fashioned pager went off. It was from the lab: S.O.S. Now what?! She finished her business in the bathroom off the library and decided against going back that way toward the ominous creaking. Climbing atop the counter, she removed...

  7. Preparations

    Several weeks later, when things were much more clear, I knew 3 things; I had nearly died from a drug overdose, my mother blamed my friends for nearly killing me when it was my own choice to attempt the overdose, and those same friends had a possible c...

  8. Waking Up

    I hated those times when I couldn’t find any reason to get up out of bed. Only this time, I literally couldn’t get up. White tiles, all I could see were white ceiling tiles. Then a face leaned into my view. I blinked to clear the fuzziness. Someone...

  9. Not Thinking About The Demon Whisperer

    After that night, more than just our pride was sore. Kyle and Bryce stayed away from me and I had plenty of time to think. I laid in my bed, nursing my cuts and bruises, only getting up to eat. My mom would look at me, her brows pinched together in the...

  10. Demon Whisperer

    “I heard there was this hoarder, like HOUSES of shit, and when she was done with him, he was a complete neat freak.” Kyle threw his cigarette butt into the gravel. “Yeah, she took this schizo, like tons of personalities in his head, a...

  11. Arriving Underground

    We’d all started out as hackers, but as MegaCorp grew and took over more of the grid, imposing stricter sanctions, we were forced underground to avoid capture. Many turned to piracy for personal gain. It was not uncommon for new faces to arrive i...

  12. Ignition

    Acrylic tossed us duffel bags and we began gingerly removing contraptions from pegs and hooks on the walls. There was a sense of urgency, but I had no idea where we were headed next. “Acrylic, I know you’re all gung-ho, but we can’t j...

  13. Robots Don't Have Consciences

    “So, Mephisto will be concious?” The information swam in my head in bits and pieces as I tried desperately to collect them into something that made sense. “Yes and No. As a prototype android, she is adaptable to her surroundings, but ...

  14. Fetus' Tale

    “They used a satelite com to stop the hover taxi in mid air. It crashed, knocking my parents out, making them easy to pick up an carry off. I was already a pretty accomplished hacker, and was able to find the hovercraft security video file in the...

  15. Dead Men Do Tell Tales

    “That doesn’t explain anything!” “Mephisto is a super computer whose sole purpose is to find people of interest for MegaCorp.” Fetus intoned. “Yeah, she wants me because I’m a scavenger, and she wants my employ...

  16. Red Shirt

    Just when I was beginning to trust the shiny headed one and the white haired pixie by proxy, they pull a fast one. Their motivation is revenge. Those endeavors usually end messily. I was beginning to feel like the expendable one in this plan, the red s...

  17. Fly on a Wedding Cake

    As gaudy as I thought the neon of the streets was, especially at night, the oxygen bar was far worse. It was clean, but every surface was backlit. People giggled, their skin looking bright blue in the ambiance, while drones served drinks as bright as t...

  18. Charming's Real Motive

    Prince Charming was seeking to add to his collection, of milkmaids, shepherdesses, and cooks, All ‘rescued’ from the dungeon, indebted to the Queen, To turn a profit with their good looks. Still searching for the diva of his wildest dreams,...

  19. Prince Charming's Folly

    Snow White’s Prince Charming, With motives quite alarming, Stumbled upon her, singing, one day; His intent for seeing the Queen, Was because he was keen, On ensuring his throne would stay. A rival sailed near, Landing an army, I fear, And poison ...

  20. Elevator

    The Great Glass Elevator was donated to the house, mysteriously crashing into the west garden one evening. Three panels were still intact. The lawn gnomes have been painstakingly attempting to piece together the others, being professionals at ceramic, ...

  21. The Day It Was Over

    Everyone in the house was waiting for you. There were guests I played hostess to for HOURS, who wanted to see you, to bask in your charismatic light. As the daylight faded, you drove home, headlights sweeping in great arcs, announcing your arrival to m...

  22. What Really Happened

    After months of walking, surviving, fighting off beasts, eating only things I saw other creatures eating, and building a hut and a fire, I have given up hope that humankind survived. Putting together a rough signal transmitter from the parts in my time...

  23. The Library

    We all thought the marble tunnel concealed in the library of Hawk Manor led to the mountain cave from which Krully met his fate. But since its discovery and subsequent cleaning, those that needed it for sanctuary moved on, some arrested and some fleein...

  24. The Badge

    As far as the eye could see, a sea of debris stretched where once whole neighborhoods were dotted with trees and privacy fences kept things orderly. Climbing over broken studs and wading through a sea of blown insulation I emerge in a small patch of gr...

  25. Split Second Reflection and Reevaluation

    Dakota nearly teared up, hearing Brian call her Sis. It was the most affectionate thing he had said to her.. ever. Before her father died, she thought Brian was The One. In the turmoil after her father’s death, her many nights spent crying on Bri...

  26. Daft Punk Chocolaté

    Warm it, lick it, fill it, drizzle freeze it, smash it, wrap it, crumble shape it, break it, melt it, sweeten bake it, dip it, chocolaté stir it, sip it, drip it, froth it mix it, drink it, whip it, boil it smell it, taste it, bite it, chew it eat it,...

  27. Time For Dreaming Passes By

    I want to write a story. But my desk is so cluttered, I have to clean it to even see the minimized window tabs at the bottom of my screen. To clean my desk, I need to sort out my bedroom closet. I have printed materials I want to use with my kids this ...

  28. Alien Reality

    Dakota wasn’t sure if the hologram message was part of the test, or if it were real. She knew the building was owned by the Facilitators because of the cameras and the way she was drugged and left inside that locked room with her birthdate as the...

  29. Escape

    We bolted down the tracks, swerving to vault over couplers between cars and swiftly changing direction to throw them off our trail. A box car was open and gradually picking up speed. We ran for it. Hale was faster. He caught it and swung himself aboard...

  30. Good Morning

    The logical side of her brain sleeps longer, leaving control in the hands of her subconscious. The light is too bright. The man should have gone back. That’s how it should have ended. But he didn’t. The girl was lost. Even her face is forgo...

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