The Story of Me by Advocate aka Blayne Cooper

What is it with squirrels that make them move into uberish fan fiction storylines ? Don’t get me wrong I do love squirrels especially the chestnut coloured ones that we have in my neck of the woods, and I especially like the BadSquirrel – you know the pen that turned out my favourite online fic “Rumors”, but how come squirrels drop into storylines talking to themselves about the protagonist or too the protagonists? Ok so maybe it’s just Advocate that has this quirk with squirrels, but I still wonder why.

Should you be in need of a good laugh and you want a Larisa break you could go watch Randi our 5’11 ft., 32 years old, single and straight protagonist sitting on a bench telling two squirrels the story of her life, while she gathers courage to go nock on Mac’s door.

You might ask who Mac is, but I think that I’ll just let Randi tell you about her and easy you into her story of stalking and revenge, of Randi posing as Mac’s loving girlfriend for a family gathering and how this little fun playing around with people’s minds somehow blows up in Randi’s face.

I know that I’m not really telling you what this is all about, but I think this story deserves to be experienced without knowing exactly what to expect so that you’ll get the full benefit of the humour both in the dialog and storyline.

For those of you who want a touch of romance – never fear – this is humour and romance all in one story – “get two for the price of one” – I’ll say that’s an offer that you can’t refuse! This story is well written with a smooth storyline and a couple of lovable characters to keep you interested.

If you become attached to the squirrels you can pick up Advocate and T.Novans “The Road to Glory” where you’ll get a chance to meet them again, and should you just happen to like the intervention of wise little animals in a storyline you could chance a look in on a couple of turtles and their humans Sam and Cory in Carola “Ryûchan” Eriksson’s” “Ignorance is Bliss” and “It’s A Turtle Life”.

The Story of Me is also reviewed on this site by Incognito.

http://xenafiction.net/scrolls/advocate_tsom1.html

 

 

The Last Letter by Carola "Ryûchan" Eriksson

In an un-named country, in an un-named time, two young girls are brought together as betrothed, soon to rule as King and Queen. But their story is filled with loss, deception and most of all love.

One might conclude from the author’s own synopsis, that one is about to embark on an epic journey. And one would be correct. But this story doesn’t unfold through multiple chapters.

It’s simply told, in essence, in just one. And to say ‘simply’, doesn’t do this story justice. Its simplicity is what enthrals me every time I read it.

The story is revealed, as the two main characters each tell it from their own point of view, in letter form. Our two main characters remain nameless, but it’s of no importance as Ryûchan draws us in, to the emotions of both of them.

We learn about the restrictions and expectations of duty. How a life long friendship can lead to betrayal. How with no emotional guidance, love can be so overwhelming, that it would be selflessly sacrificed for the sake of another’s happiness. And how it can almost be lost with shy miscommunication.

The close of the first ‘Last Letter’ ends with a tragic decision by one of the main characters. It’s so unbelievably crushing, you dread reading the next letter, but you know you have to, if only to find out the other characters version of events. I shan’t say anymore on what you will discover, other than to say….I can highly recommend this short by Ryûchan!

You can read it on the Passion and Perfection site, or at Ryûchan’s own site, per the link.

http://ryufic.blogspot.com/2007/07/last-letter.html