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Mazurka

Joined December 2011 and calls The Adventures of Amnesiac Steve home.

20 stories, 3 challenges, 18 comments, and 4 friends

If you read any of my submissions, and find yourself loathing it for reasons you can’t seem to articulate, please send a note. I KNOW THAT FEEL.

Love Tv Tropes, has a Goodreads and MAL account (and a number of other accounts I use to lurk and not contribute positively to). Now has a Tumblr to connect all these together. Still not getting a Facebook.

Icon is from Plants vs. Zombies. Pen name’s for Op.6-1 in F# Minor, listened to it while signing up. I’m F/15/WA. for anyone who cares. Go rain!

I suppose I’m using semi-colons more than before. On my tumblr is a bunch of links and an Interactive Fiction Text Adventure! Was going to make a game, but I really don’t know what bits to use and cut off.

Some would say that a lot of my entries are missing a point/plot. I would agree, but I’m trying to move away from the gimmicky feel of my longer projects.

I lied about not lurking around. I’d miss out on the interesting challenges, after all.
That’s about it, folks.

Stories

  1. An Entry Most Unoriginal

    “Vengeance! Plague! Death! Confusion! I fear I have been struck down with the second, with the third in pending. The fourth abounds; who can I pin vengeance on?” “Whoever has been in and out of this castle in the last fortnight, I suspect. What p...

  2. Illegal Alien-Robots

    Songs by voice programs Real people sing – Auto Tune Bots stealing our jobs

  3. The Record Keeper

    Why do you want to know about the princess? I see, the usual. You better tell me your name then, it’ll be on the record. What, you think the world’s short on heroes? How foolish. There’s a reason why all of you world-trekkers are directed to me. ...

  4. Cocktus

    “Linda! You made it! I’ve missed you so-“ “Nuh-uh, back up.” She pushes him on the shoulders with two fingers on each hand. Her bracelets tinkle daintily. “I’m gone for five months, and you grow this stupid mustache.” She flicks his car...

  5. Dripping Sunshine

    The books say eons ago, the sun wasn’t sentient. We’re long past that. At this point, you could compare it to an octogenarian. It drools, sleeps for weeks at a time, and tends to mumble. Not that I can really keep up with what it’s “talking” ...

  6. The Mirror Lied (Failed challenge entry)

    Today, the birdie will come. Leah slips out of bed and kicks her teddy bear out of the way. She opens up her dresser, which contains three identical brown dresses. She swaps the middle one for the one she’s wearing and cuts most of the sleeves away. ...

  7. Hungover Man vs. The Manicured Wild

    When I wake up in the morning, the first thing I want to do is use the loo. The first thing I felt this morning was a terrible headache. The first thing I saw was a grey sky. The first thing I heard was the crinkling of a plastic water bottle when I ro...

  8. Scarlett in the Study with Righteous Anger II

    He exhales in her ear, “Are you sure?” “I’m sure, go away.” He backs off and walks away. She returns to the study and the door opens minutes later. “John, what- Josie?” “Mother.” She stiffens in her chair as Patricia scrutinizes her. ...

  9. Scarlett in the Study with Righteous Anger I

    “Why did you not tell me that my mother was here?!” Josephine Scarlett storms in, furious as John Boddy has ever seen her. “My mother and uncle loved Patricia, of course I invited her. Besides, this silly estrangement can be fixed before the pape...

  10. Running Through the Cosmos

    Stardust, used gift wrapping, and broken dreams littered the sleigh’s path. I have to catch up to him. She stood on the crust of a broken meteor and braced herself. She leapt onto a gingerbread man, then a satin red ornament ball. Despite their appea...

  11. Observational Journal

    I’ve never expected to have it easy. In this part of town, hard work is the way of life. But they say if you do things right, you can steal little moments of happiness. I had that, but I wanted more. Was that wrong? I was married to a carpenter and w...

  12. On the Other Side of the Glass

    I’ve been here for as long as I can remember. This is a place where food rains down from above, and the water that surrounds me extends as far as I can see, maybe farther. It is a pebble-bottomed paradise with bright pink coral and dark seas. But I c...

  13. Shave and a Haircut, I Spy

    FACE…So that’s a C, I flicked the string with my thumb. Two G’s with my ring finger and then an A flat. Flat. How do you play a flat on a harp? I voiced my question out loud. “The pedals, you kick it up for a flat.” I pulled the harp off my r...

  14. By the City of Oslo

    “By George, it’s enormous!” “Quit using my name in vain, would you?” Martha was due to be back soon, she’d quiet Mary down. “No, really,” she pulled my arm. “Come look at this magnificent Christmas tree! I want to build a tree-house o...

  15. John Leonard Orr II

    I’ve thought about writing a book about setting fires. I’m an arson investigator, so it’d be natural. Change the names, dates, places. Keep the loving descriptions and thoughts. I could’ve probably made lots of money too. People...

  16. John Leonard Orr I

    I was about 5 when my parents took me camping. Didn’t like nature back then, still don’t. Only thing I like is the wind, and I had to get used to the weird smell. Anyway, when it was night, my dad brought out the ingredients for the s’mores. He ...

  17. Pictures at an Exhibition No.3 & 4

    “They say the parterres are wonderfully designed.” She cast a look at the sky. “It’s nearly fall. I’m sorry I couldn’t take you here sooner.” “It’s okay, mother. Are there flowers?” “There are, but you mustn’t pick them. Look, t...

  18. Like a Boss

    “Debra, would you make me the most euphoric specimen of homo sapiens on the globe (for tonight) by going out with me?” For she was most striking, having tan-russet-chocolate-coffee hair coupled with recently-deceased opaque skin. “I shan’t!” ...

  19. A Little Piece of Growing Up

    She remembers when she was little, when she still looked up to her dad. That once, he drew a hybrid animal with the head of her mother, and a body of a crocodile. They conspired to avoid encouraging her wrath, and her mom just shook her head and went b...

  20. Written Dreams are like Training Arcs

    “Think back to your very own childhood, Mr. Charles. Think of someone you easily vilified. Perhaps a school teacher or a bully. Think about what you hated about them. Exaggerate their vile qualities to fantastical proportions.” He thought about it ...

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