Melissa Canaway

Well, I'm fifteen, and bored. Frequently. So I draw, I write, do whatever it takes to amuse myself....that doesn't mean I'm good at it, just that I try...and that it keeps me sane, or at least partly so.   Other than writing, drawing, and torturing the ears of those around me(I try to sing...key emphasis on try) I like to rock climb, tree climb, and read large amounts of fantasy & sci-fi.  I like reading, writing, drawing, friends, animals Favourite movies LOTR (Of course) Star Trek (yeah..I'm a trekkie: P) Star Wars (I think we're getting into a pattern here...) Harry Potter (Be nice, all ye who find it stupid) and erm...I know there's more, I just can't think of it at the moment. Favourite books Okay, now we're really gonna get on a roll: ) Ender's Game, by Orson Scott card, as well as his other books. Any and all of Lawrence Watt-Evans books that I can get my hands on. Trudi Canavan's The Black Magician series (especially The Novice) and Terry Brooks' The Elfstones of Shannara (I've read some of the others, but that's my favorite). Of course I've read all of Harry Potter, as well as the Lord of the Rings. Raymond E Feist's Magician, apprentice and master, not to mention the Empire trilogy co-written with Janny Wurts...Anything I can find by Robert Heinlein...The once and Future King, by T.H.White (yep, even the classics) Speaking of classics, there's the Iliad and the Odyssey, and all One Thousand Arabian Nights(that were actually written in...I think it was Persia? Can't remember now, I'd have to check...) The Green Rider series by Kristen Britain...Both the DragonLance series, and The Forgotten Realms... And that's all I can think of off the top of my head, and I'm tired. I'm sure there are more, and if you know any you think I might like, feel free to mention them, I'm always up for more reading material.^-^ Favourite music celtic, Irish folk, some country, and musicals. Especially Phantom of the Opera, and Sweeney Todd. *Begins to dance and sing "Green Finch and Linnet Bird" but shatters own, poor eardrums, and then falls down and breaks her leg.* I really shouldn't do that....


Needs a lot of work, obviously, but it's the beginning of a set of myths in a world I'm working on. Don't know what I'm gonna do with the world once I'm finished....but I want to work them into a larger story. Eventually. In the meantime, I'm just having fun messing around with making up legends:DPlease critique!

The Sprites

Not really a description for this, it's pretty much self-explanatory.

The Angel's True Love (my last angel)

Long - at least for me- but I worked hard on this, and I think it's finally finished. Finally!!It says "my last angel" for a reason, by the way. That's it. The last one - I've got at least half a dozen to a dozen poems all with different views of those particular celestial beings, and this has simply got to be the last one. I'm obsessed 0.0I hope.

The Banshee

Just a short (ish) poem I wrote a while back...hope ya'all enjoy.

Why the Willows Weep

When I first wrote "I'll race you to the sky" It had the phrase "Where the earth befriends the sky" in it. That phrase was left out of later versions, but I still loved how it sounded.So here it is....enjoy.

"I'll race you to the sky"

Erg, I'm not even sure how many times I've tried to upload this, and for some reason it doesn't want to cooperate ....I don't know why...If it does work this time, inspiration came from a lovely story called "Into the Dawn" by Amanda Jean Timmerman, here in the wood, and the contest prompt "I'll race you to the sky".

The Affairs of Dragons

a short, humorous poem...that gives some rather good advice, if I dare say. :P

The Fly

It's about a fly who, after his bravado nearly gets him into serious trouble, learns that sometimes you have to run away if you wish to live to see tomorrow...

Faerie Child(revision)

I started this * scratches head* wow, It must have been at least a year ago, I think...Anyway, I started it a while back, and only finished it recently. Now, I've even revised it, making it as good as I can with the time - and patience- available to me. It's about  someone (it doesn't mention a gender, and I'm not making one up just for this description) who, while relaxing in a familiar place runs across something less familiar-a faerie. When I wrote this I was pretty much thinking of "The Fair Folk' type thing, so if it seems a bit off to your idea of what a faerie should be...well, that's why. Please comment, I'd like to know whether I should continue to bother posting things here or not!! (and if no one wants to read the stuff, then why post it?!)

Tell Me A Story

Yet another poem...:P This one's cute, though; it's about a little girl, begging her babysitter to tell her a story.

The Dawning of Spring

It's just a poem I was writing while trying out something new...It's about -you won't believe it!- the dawing of spring. Yeah, totally unpredictable from the title, right? anyway...hope you like it^_^