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Nothing but the Rain

a webjournal of fiction, science fiction, and whatever else comes to mind


Welcome to my corner of the interweb; here I post short stories, links, novel chapters, and whatever else I have the inclination to scribble out - think of it as my public writer's journal. I'd love to hear your comments, critiques, or thoughts!


January 15th, 2010

If You Were Mine

If you were mine
I'd spend every moment with you
Walk through the sunshine and the shadow
Be your light
And you'd be my jewel.

If you were mine
I'd hold you in the dark times
Be faithful in your doubting
Touch your tears to diamonds
Make you a crown.

If you were mine
I'd put you where the world could see you
Let them see that they can't stain you
Tell the world
That I am yours.

If you were mine
I'd see the saint and not the sinner
Take you as my holy lover
Hold you in my hands and
Never let you go.

If you were mine
If you were mine
I'd tell you that I'd loved you all your life.
I've been waiting for you, darling -
Won't you be mine?

I was listening to a song on the radio that started out "If you were mine" and I thought it was supposed to be a song from God to us ...and it turned out not to be, so I felt like I had to fix that. I'm pretty sure this wouldn't work with the tune, but this is what came out.

December 31st, 2009

Oh, Life

So... in an effort to refine Roleplay and get some feedback on other stuff that I may eventually write, I think I shall open up a fictionpress account. This may or may not be a good idea, but we'll see. When evaluating the "good idea" status, I mean that:
1. I probably won't be very consistent about posting at all, as real life has its insatiable demands (I mean, I'm a rocket scientist, right?),
2. my work may not get read by people who are not young female adolescents seeking to project fantasies involving their own lives into fiction, and
3. reading and reviewing requires reciprocation.

I'm also taking down the story from this site, chapter by chapter, so that I can actually do revision.

The spectre of Jason Bourne is also hanging rather insistently over my shoulder (guess what I've been reading this Christmas?) and I may have to do something about that at some point.

May 4th, 2009

Warming Up

In December 2007, I was challenged to a - story-off, I suppose you might say. I think this was based on something I randomly suggested over the phone; nevertheless, I finally have produced a response. For those interested parties, here are the links:

Challenge: Chapter One: Relativity
Response: Chapter Two: Catastrophe

We shall see if my challenger has the guts to write a response. I hope she does.

April 30th, 2009

Summer Plans


Summer is finally here and school is not eating my life! This calls for celebration.
Part of said celebration will include reading much fiction to get that side of my brain working again. I have two major projects this summer (working titles both):

Roleplay - finish the novel! (It's so close and I know what's going to happen; I need to get back into the right mentality and sit down to type it out.)
Awaken the Dawn - this is a short, novella type of story for fanfic.net. I have six chapters written and need to figure out where I want it to go/what will happen/if it needs rewriting. It's based on Josepha Sherman and Susan Schartz's Vulcan's Forge, and focuses on the supporting character David Rabin. The book alludes to his survival training in the Negev - which I fell in love with. The desert, I mean. The survival part has triggered some interesting research. And I need to figure out how much space to give Nechama Rabin. She might actually warrant a story of her own.

As always, thoughts, comments, or suggestions are welcome.

November 20th, 2008

Midnight Oil

One of the reasons I'm posting this is so that I can have something to show for my horrific waste of time last night. And the other is because I want to rant and get this out of my system.

To get to the point: I read Stephenie Meyer's partial draft of Midnight Sun last night.

For those (like myself) not caught up in the current fangirl craze - namely, the Twilight series - here's an explanation. The Harry Potter fans have moved on to vampires, of the immortal, bloodsucking type. (This seems to be the only type there is, actually. I'm not terribly knowledgeable about the horror canon. I prefer not to be.) There are four books in the series, and then this partial draft, which is a retelling of the first book, Twilight. Yes, this is the one with the movie and the hype. Apparently some jerk got hold of the draft and posted it online, so the author gave it up and posted the draft, which will now most likely not be published.

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May 23rd, 2008


This shortfic is for Melda. It feels like it could be the base for a much bigger plot; this is just a sketch, maybe for future work.

December 28th, 2007

So... I had to do a short for a creative writing final, and I started out with this vague idea of a soldier in a spaceship randomly sitting somewhere and writing, having nothing better to do. It went on from there, and then I realized that what I was writing actually fit in the framework of BSG. It also started out with hope as a general theme, but then suddenly the whole 'new Eden' thing came in, and developed from there into the whole 'hope of heaven' idea. All going to say: I posted it on ff.net, here. Take a look and tell me what you think! One-shot, short.

December 18th, 2007

Cell Phone


This is completely random and not terribly good, but I thought I'd put it up here anyway ... thought I'd share with the class.


            "Good morning, and thank you for choosing B&X&G as your wireless carrier! The time is currently 4.37 GMT, 10.37 Central Standard. Today is December 11, 2017, and the weather should be cold but clear, with a twenty percent chance of showers in the evening; nothing to worry about.

            "How may I be of service today? Like may other personal communicator models from B&X&G, I offer a full suite of applications and accessories.

December 12th, 2007

I'm a procrastinator. GUILTY. And I love quotes and graphics. So... Icons. I got excited about these high-res screen caps.
Normal disclaimers. No hotlinking. If you take, comment and credit, so I know I didn't completely waste my time.

Quotes are from C.S. Lewis and the Psalms.

1-4 LWW
4-16 Prince Caspian



November 10th, 2007


 This is where I'm posting my NaNoWriMo 2007 novel - hardcore scifi, yeah! I don't know how long I'll keep it up, though. After it's finished I may use this for other things....

NaNoWriMo is National Novel Writer's Month, at www.nanowrimo.org

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