For as long as I can remember, I have been writing short stories. My oldest stories, starting with "My name is", are usually about girls my age at the time, going through a daily life I knew or aspired to have. As my imagination of story ideas grew, so did the length of my manuscripts. I call my favorite story, Captured By Fate my first novel, written from my 10th to 11th birthday. It is 82 handwritten pages. My short stories grew in size too, one, which I meant to be 8 pages, turned into 30. In high school, I won the Fulton Prize for Fiction and in college, I was a creative writing minor. Here you will find my favorite pieces from my formative years. Hopefully you will enjoy reading them as much as I enjoyed writing them.
Angel- A dream sequence.
Babysitting- Based on a magazine picture.
Betrayed- An exercise in dialogue usage.
Generations- A "short, short" fiction piece.
Gertrude Hampton Barringer- Based on the information of two gravestones.
Jealousy- Showing, not telling, an emotion.
Moody Artists- A fictional sestina.
Reunion- An exercise in dialogue usage.
Completed peices of fiction
Abstract Stories- 1- 2 page stories written about feelings and emotions rather than actual experiences.
The Locket- Written in spring 1996. Published in Amazon Adventure and Other Stories for Children by Children.
A Circle of Life- Written in spring 1997
A Short Shoe Story- Written in spring 1997
Wind Dancer- Written in summer 1997 excerpt published in the Maryland Writing Project Student Writer's Workshop Anthology of 1997
True Courage- Written in spring 1998
Imperfect Perfection- Written in summer 1998 excerpt published in the Maryland Writing Project Student Writer's Workshop Anthology of 1998
From Mother to Daughter- Written in December, 1999
Summers in New Hampshire- Written in summer, 2000, at UVA Young Writer's Workshop
Farmland- Written in summer, 2001, at UVA Young Writer's Workshop. Published in The Apprentice Writer, 2002 Edition
An Art of Depression- a one-act play, written in February, 2002
Mia's Vignette- Written in March 2002, winner of high school's Fulton Prize for fiction
Jocasta Complex- Written in October, 2002
Rebirth- Written in November, 2002
Immigrante- Written in February, 2003, published in the sock rocking anthology put out by my college friends!
Search for Absolution- Written in March, 2004
The Diet- Written in February, 2005
The Trip- Written in March, 2005
Gerdie's Legacy- Senior thesis, written between 2005/2006
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