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thelostgirl

Joined October 2009.

67 stories, 15 challenges, 296 comments, and 51 friends

I’m a writer from Northern Ireland who enjoys the works of Neil Gaiman, Diana Wynne Jones, Erin Morgenstern and Laini Taylor. I love to listen to Mumford & Sons, the Lumineers and Of Monsters & Men while I write.

Stories

  1. Notorious Christmas Letter

    Rogan stared at the blank parchment before him. He was having trouble deciding what to include in the dreaded annual Christmas letter. His family were well aware that he was, to put it mildly, a scoundrel but he had little to boast about. There was tha...

  2. A Goodbye Of Sorts

    Bella approached the boy with trepidation. He was sitting up on the jailhouse roof, looking off into the distance. He looked thin and small, like a baby bird waiting to fly away. “So, I’ll be leaving now,” Bella said. “Reckoned ...

  3. Lost in fantasy

    Alison was lost. Her map was less than useless so she’d stopped at the Red Dragon tavern for directions. She was listening to the toothless old man as politely as she could but he sounded completely mad. “So you wants to go left at the Duck...

  4. It's The Same Every Year

    Lily frowned at the black cat on her window sill. With a sigh she let it in. The cat mewed at her as it dropped on to the living room floor. It peered up at her with large blue eyes. “So, it happened again eh?” she said. The cat followed he...

  5. Come Home Running

    The snow was thick on the ground when Serenna returned to the town. She trudged through the silent streets, remembering how it had been last spring, so full of life and warmth. It was past midnight now and everyone was safely indoors, asleep under fur ...

  6. Research Ship 311

    “What the hell?” Shel sat up and hit her head on the console. She let loose a string of curses and stood up slowly. “Why in the bloody hell are we on full alert!” she said. “Enemy frigates, moving in fast,” Riggs rep...

  7. Fly The Palace

    “This is undignified!” Mira said as her most trusted aides tried vainly to hussle her into a hidden compartment in the underside of a hay cart. It was gone midnight and the moon was red with the blood of the fallen. The sounds of fighting w...

  8. New Skin

    It was time. Sana stood naked in the moonlight, her pale skin made silver. Her long red hair spilled down her back. She remembered when she had seen it for the first time, how it had reminded her of autumn. She would miss that the most. As the moon nea...

  9. Facing The Dragon

    Lena stood on the edge of the gaping black hole, her hair wiped across her face by the wind and rain. The ruins followed the curve of the arched entrance, glowing white against the dark night. She gripped the hilt of her short sword so tight her hand w...

  10. I Spy A Case Of Mistaken Identity

    “And he just handed you this briefcase?” Lilly looked sceptical. Alice was sitting across the table from her roommate eating a piece of dry toast. The girls had paid their rent only to realise they had barely anything left for food. “...

  11. Attack Of The Zombie Tuxedos!

    “Are you sure about this?” Stacey said as Jason helped her over the gate. “What if we get caught?” “Come on, this is supposed to be romantic,” he said. “I know, I just wish we weren’t breaking and enterin...

  12. Do Not Press The Shiny Red Button

    It was shiny. And red. What idiot could refuse? Marcus stared at the button like it was the key to the best brothel station in the eighth galaxy. He had to press it. He had to! “No.” Jen slapped his hand down and glared at him. “No bu...

  13. Patrick and Nigel

    “This whole pirates versus ninjas… thing… it’s all gotten a bit out of hand, don’t you think?” Patrick said. He and Nigel were sitting on a ledge overlooking the battlefield. The ground was covered with the bodies of...

  14. The Negotiations Didn't Work

    Nadia de Barbec tried to hide her disgust as the servant girl led her into the mouldering banquet hall. The smell of rotten thatching almost made her retch. “Good evening and welcome,” sir Gerrick said, standing to bow to his guest. He stoo...

  15. Bargaining

    The woman is head and shoulders shorter than me, her long black hair lit up by the headlights as she steps out of the car. I can’t make out her expression but I suspect it is one of caution, mistrust. She doesn’t know who I am. “Can I...

  16. Sit With The March Hare And The Mad Hatter

    The Mad Hatter, looking at you with a mad glint in his eye, exclaims suddenly: “You’re not Alice! Alice wears a bigger bow in her hair!” Surprised by how sensible a statement this sounds you decide it’s time to leave (when the M...

  17. Take a slice of wedding cake

    You take a slice of wedding cake. Well that wasn’t very interesting now was it? You can: Explore outside the church Open one other present at random Stick around and eat the rest of that damn cake

  18. Steal All The Wedding Supplies

    You decide she’s too plain to run after and start stealing all the wedding presents. But you only get as far as three presents before the runaway bride’s older brother comes after you. He looks mad. One of the presents is bound to help you ...

  19. The Raven And The Writing Desk

    The Raven and the Writing Desk, covered in little ink blots from years of use, were the very best of friends. They never quarrelled and where one went the other gladly followed. All those who met the pair marvelled at their unusual friendship. “I...

  20. 27: Still Missing

    Delta sat with her nose inches away from the music box, staring at it, as if sheer force of will could make it open. She should have known that Carl would have rigged it with some ridculous locking mechanism. Perhaps she had been a little hasty in kill...

  21. 25: Be Prepared

    Trina woke up and sat bolt upright. She blinked at the girl perched on the end of the bed. Her frizzy hair was bright pink and she was grinning at Trina in a most alarming manner. “All right?” said the pink haired girl. Trina blinked again....

  22. 22: Missing

    Special Agents Clarke and Driscoll surveyed the room. It was a cramped little bedsit in a bad neighbourhood. The chalk outline marked the place where the body had lain, slumped over the end of the bed. “This is an open and shut case,” Drisc...

  23. 21: To The Rescue

    “Joe, your front door was open…” Tori stopped in the kitchen doorway, her arms full of groceries. “Oh I’m sorry am I interrupting?” she asked. Vinnie let go of Joe who slumped to the kitchen floor. He advanced on the...

  24. 20: The Usual Haunts

    Eli considered himself a better class of ghost than his peers. For instance, he wouldn’t be caught dead in an abandoned hospital or creepy graveyard. No, Eli was the sort of ghost who haunted five star restaurants and the sort of exclusive spas t...

  25. 18: The Hate

    “Don’t you see, that the charade is over? And all the best deceptions and the clever cover story awards go to you!” So that was it, she had found out somehow and now she was kicking him out. It had only been a matter of time really bu...

  26. 17: The Love

    “I’m surprised that you’ve never been told before that you’re lovely and you’re perfect and that somebody wants you.” Leah raised an eyebrow. “That might be the corniest thing anyone has ever said to me.”...

  27. 16: Great Works of Literature

    Rianne snatched another book from the shelves and added it to the heavy pile in her arms. A few more and the stack would reach her chin. Behind her, Charlie was struggling with her equally heavy load. “Why did I agree to help you with this?”...

  28. 10: Burn The Land And Boil The Sea

    “Uncle Mal, uncle Mal! Jayne’s chasing me again!” Jasmine flew into the dining hall and hid behind his chair. She grinned up at him. “She started it,” Jayne said. “She poked me in the eye.” Mal raised an eyebro...

  29. 9: In The Garden

    Logan and Trent were lounging around at the bottom of the witch’s garden eating the magic apples that had fallen from her trees. The garden was separated from the cricket pitch by a fast flowing stream but it was easy to jump across where it narr...

  30. Puppets Can Be Detectives Too

    “Excuse me?” The cashier jerked awake and looked about for the source of the voice. “Down here.” He peered over the cash register to see a small puppet standing there. It couldn’t have been more than a foot high, felt blon...

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  • Violet Turner
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  • Mighty-Joe Young (A.K.A Strong Coffee)(LoA)
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  • quipsofthequill
  • dkplewis
  • Nouvelle Bardot
  • stargazer1960
  • Reverend Speed
  • Sphinx Without A Secret
  • iLive The Avant-Garde Way
  • SecretMurmur
  • Mostly Harmless
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  • Abby (LoA)
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