Caitlin Swinford

Hello!    I LOVE reading and writing.  I always have some type of paper with me so that I'll be able to write down an idea as soon as it pops into my head.  I'm really shy about criticizm, which is one reason why I joined Elfwood, so please comment and give constructive criticizim.  If you hate my stories that's your problem and I don't want to hear about it, but if you have something useful or a suggestion or a comment on how much you love my stories go ahead and leave me a message.  I love dragons and they tend to sneak into my stories at some point or other.  I also love magic.  I don't really know what else to say.  I also greatly dislike when I have to give a description for a story of mine.  I'm horrid at them.  I'm a writer but I'm never sure what to say in these things!  Kinda sad isn't it?  I get my ideas from dreams, pictures, and comments that people use...beware what you say; it just might end up  in one of my stories ;) !  I'm not the best speller in the world or the best with grammer, so if you see a comma mistake, a spelling mistake, or an awkward sentence go ahead and let me know.  Also, if you know more about a subject than I do, like weaving for a random example, PLEASE tell me about any mistakes I've made.  Thanks, and Enjoy. I like Dragons, Celtic knots, reading and writing, vampires and werewolves, Renaissance Favourite movies I do not have TV, but I love Stargate SG-1 and I've seen Naruto, Buffy, Bloodties, etc. at my aunt's house. My favorite movies are _Last of the Mohican's_, _The Princess Bride_, _Van Helsing_, _Underworld_, _Braveheart_, _Last Samurai_, _Pirates of the Caribbean_, _To Wong Foo, Thanks For Everything, Julie Numar_, and _Treasure Planet_. Favourite books I love _Twilight_ by Stephenie Meyer, _A Civil Campaign_ by Lois McMaster Bujold, and _Mooncalled_ by Patricia Briggs as well all of Tamora Pierce's books, Mercedes Lackey, The Harry Potter series, and (of course) the Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon. Favourite music I love world music, especially Celtic and belly-dance music. I also like Queen, Loreena McKennit, Nightwish, and soundtracks.

Eithne's Story

Eithne lives in a modern world where magic exists but is not known about to 'normal people'. She has to go to a public school and learn how to use her magic without letting anyone know she has it.

My Bloody Sin

This is a vampire poem. The vampire, of course, can't resist blood, however he/she wants to retain the last bit of humanity he/she has and doesn't want to be a monster or a sinner

The Gathering

This poem just appeared in my head. I do not know where it came from, but it is very seasonally appropriate. During Samhain, the veil between the spirit world and ours is thin. This is just an image in poem form.

Raisyna's story

Raisyna is a Demon Goddess. She tells about how fake Heaven is. She uses the help of a young mortal named Laney. She has to convince Laney she's telling the truth, first! (Raisyna is pronounced Ray-sin-uh)

Blood Call

This poem is about a vampire who can not resist the temptation of blood. She can not hold back and her victim dies.

Anya's Pentacle

A young girl has Goddess-power (a type of magic) and has to learn how to controll it before the 'bad guys' use her against her family and friends.

Wolf Moon

This is a werewolf poem. It takes place on the night of the full moon and the werewolf describes how she feels and that she has no choice but to be a wolf.


A newly changed vampire looks on one of the most powerful vampires as an older sister...a much older sister.