Laura Weber

3/23/01 Well, here I am and here it is. I'm sure upon reading this no one will be able to pick up on my relief -- it's kind of funny, actually, the way I've been struggling to get the required two stories up, and then suddenly had myself five. There are five, aren't there? Six, maybe? Nevertheless, they are up and I'm quite pleased because of that. Yea. I'm not normally a fantasy writer, actually, although I don't like to restrict myself to a single genre. However, the fact that fantasy is not my forte shines through quite obviously -- even though I'm making sure to write all new Just-For-This-Site stories, they still probably lack the flare that most seasoned fantasy writers have in their own. But hey, that's how one learns. Simply writing, that is. I'll keep at it, and am quite frankly enjoying myself with it. That's all that matters, really. I'm sixteen and in high school, really-close-to seventeen right now, and started writing when I was maybe... erm... in the 8th grade, perhaps? That was at least when I started thinking 'hey, I'll write a novel and be cool.' Of course, that novel never got finished, as most 8th grade novels never do, but I do have some storylines now that are spawned from my waaay earlier works. I know that I'm not perfect, and expect to be told just that -- I am really hoping for a comment or two, and critisism is heavily desired. However, constructive stuff would be nice. I'm not too fond of something like, you suck. I'd prefer... oh, I don't know... you suck because your storylines lack interest, you suck because you use too many run-on sentences, you suck because your characters are two-dimensional, or even you suck because you suck. I'm not too picky. Anywhoo, I hope you enjoy my corner of the library, or at least will be able to tolerate it in your passing. Again, not too picky. And horrible about drawing things to a close. There I'm done. Really. Finished. Completed.

Xaguna

This is little more than a character sketch, really. I started playing a half-elf named Xaguna Lindenlyre in a forum called Mrinthals, and this was my 'entrance post' of sort. It somewhat introduces the character, but was also just me having fun, which is really what writing is all about, right? No continues on this one, just a stand-alone mini-adventure.

Raven -- 1

This is a story of war, essentially, and the people that come of it. William Ively, a surveyor during a peaceless fuedal time, meets a strange and quiet Outsider... and, in that, learns a little of himself. 'And the Raven Sang,' tentatively titled. Ooh... this is another older piece, 'old' being last June or July. Its the first installment in what is going to be a pretty long series, based on a short story I wrote an even longer while ago and wanted to expand on. I'm doing grammar-spelling checks as I go along, I'm already quite a way into it... it's all a matter of uploading in that case, and I'm pleased to say that this story, if anything, at least has a decent chance of getting finished or near-finished. Heh. Wishful thinking. As for the writing itself... I've got mixed feelings on this one... as for characters, events... hopefully it'll improve as I go along. Hopefully. *crosses fingers, no matter how hard it may be to type that way*

MoTS -- 3

In an ancient land where magic is commonface, two indebted brothers, a nobleman's son, a talentless priestess, and a mysterious shaman are bound together by a desire to change the past -- and, in that, a journey that defines fate and the strange origins of their world as they know it. Part three, first draft, yada-yada. Can you all tell that I updated this thing in the wee early hours of the morning?

Untitled

Lessons can come from the strangest places...This is actually one of my older stories, written maybe a year or so ago... It is based on a long story or 'novel' of sorts that I have at least planned out and am kinda-sorta writing. There is, of course, a problem -- for the storyline shifted from Fantasy to Not-Fantasy at one point, and probably shouldn't be in here... This is why I'm only posting little pieces of it here and there, if that. Its just a short little thing, really, with the main character from that potential-long-story of mine. Not so much an excerpt as it is... well, a short little thing... a space filler, perhaps?

Summer

Fish, crickets... yeah. Something like that.This is an excerpt of a much longer piece, and then it isn't... I have this awful habit of editing things and changing aspects of the plot partially through a story, and often times have to start over and write the whole thing again with my changes, before even finishing the first... only to repeat the process a while later. Naturally, parts of the story get lost or discarded, and this is one of those pieces. I decided to put it up here, thinking it would work fine standing on its own. Not really so much of a great adventure as it is a few moments in the life of one of my characters... Written about a year ago, more or less. Haven't touched it since then... makes me all melancholy and sniffly to have found it.

When Dragons Fly (2 of 2)

The continued tale of a young boy who lives in a medieval land where Fantasy is nothing more than fiction... And an encounter with the night... Heh. Knight in the Night, get it? Woo. Firstoff, this is NOT a sequel. This is not a second chapter, and this is not part two in a series. This is the second half of a WHOLE short story, having been cut in two simply due to the the size issue... I just choose a spot and hacked it there for convienence sake. Hence, part two is quite useless without part one, and vice versa. And, I having made that point known, will continue to cheerfully ask y'all to enjoy. I tried some... well, things here, and am not sure how well it turned out or how it worked. Some feedback would be more than great. In fact, it would be... well, erm...great...

MoTS -- 4

In an ancient land where magic is commonface, two indebted brothers, a nobleman's son, a talentless priestess, and a mysterious shaman are bound together by a desire to change the past -- and, in that, a journey that defines fate and the strange origins of their world as they know it. Part four.

MoTS: Prolouge

In an ancient land where magic is commonface, two indebted brothers, a nobleman's son, a talentless priestess, and a mysterious shaman are bound together by a desire to change the past -- and, in that, a journey that defines fate and the strange origins of their world as they know it. And it's not all going to be done in a run-on sentence, really. *grins* In full, these stories are, for the time being, entitled 'Moss On Temple Stone.' Don't know quite what this is going to be... it may be sort of novella-ish, serial-ish, or simply a bunch of short stories that are linked together by characters and events... Nevertheless, this is the short introduction, prolouge-thingie...

MoTS -- 1

In an ancient land where magic is commonface, two indebted brothers, a nobleman's son, a talentless priestess, and a mysterious shaman are bound together by a desire to change the past -- and, in that, a journey that defines fate and the strange origins of their world as they know it. 'Moss on Temple Stone' is kinda a classic fantasy-ish tale, and something I think I'm going to enjoy writing, at the very least. Heh. Complete (or rather, 'incomplete') with action, love, vengeance, mystery, magic, and... erm, well, walking around. Part One of a Potential Many.

MoTS -- 2

In an ancient land where magic is commonface, two indebted brothers, a nobleman's son, a talentless priestess, and a mysterious shaman are bound together by a desire to change the past -- and, in that, a journey that defines fate and the strange origins of their world as they know it. Part two of 'Moss on Temple Stone.' The walking around part of the action, love, vengeance, mystery, and magic issues. Heh. Just getting things moving along, in my slow way. Um... what else do I need to add? First draft, as most always, and comments if you've got 'em... heck, comments if you don't got 'em....

In Her Element

There isn't much to say in regard to this one. I had an idea, wrote it down, was quasi-satisfied, and let it be. This is brand new, one of the fresh pieces... and written with all of the Scantily-Clad Warrioresses of Fantasy dancing in mind.

To Slay The Moon -- 1

The story of a young girl in troubled times, and the events that battle with her morals and sanity. Can bad people truely be spawned from good hearts...? This is the first installment in a series of short stories that I've been working at... or planning to work at... I suppose that those are two very different things, aren't they? Ah well. Anyway, this is my very, very veeery first attempt at trying my hand at first person. It felt kind of awkward at first, but I think I was satisfied when I finished... Hey, it's up here, isn't it? This is a first draft, not even enough time has passed for me to read this over again with an efficient eye... So that means that there are mistakes and little problems here and there, assuredly... But that's what that little comment thing at the bottom is for, right? Right.

When Dragons Fly (1 of 2)

The tale of a young boy in a medieval land where Fantasy is nothing more than fiction, and the dreams that come of it. Okay. Here it goes: This is a first draft, again, and hasn't been edited on account that it is fresh off the block, again. It's based on a character that I play, and although I had an oh-so-great idea of what was going to happen in this thing, I don't think that it is coming out quite so gloriously. Heh. Isn't that always how it works out? Anyway, this baby was intended to be a short story, and I know exactly what I have in mind for climax... but it got kind of lengthy, and I cut it in half just for the sake of having something up... the end/story-plot part of it will come when I get it written and uploaded. Comments and critisism are more than welcome, as always.