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If you're here to read my stories, here are the links to the sections/chapter for both ongoing works. This post is unlocked, but the entries themselves are friends locked, in case I want to publish these some day. If you're not on my friend's list, but want to read the stories, either friend me and let me know, or email me and I'll send you an electronic copy.

Keeper of Secrets (AKA The Liath Story)


Keep in mind that not only does the narrative itself skip around a lot (among other things it switches back and forth between post-Katrina New Orleans and 1st century AD Ireland) but there are also a lot of scenes in between that have not yet been written. So I'm not promising true coherency, but things will probably make the most sense if read in this order.


Liath is pronounced much the same as Leah. It means 'grey' in Irish. I don't know if it's actually ever used as a name in Ireland, but assume for the sake of my story that it is. Any historical inaccuracies in this or any other bit of the story (which I think will end up as a novel if I ever actually finish it) will be covered under the 'no one really knows what Celtic society in ancient Ireland was really like, so I can make up whatever I want' excuse. I'm also claiming artistic license in having my ancient Irish characters using modern Irish words and phrases, since I don't know Proto-Celtic. Actually, I don't know Modern Irish either but I have a dictionary and a grammar book. Anyone who *does* know Irish please let me know if I got something wrong.

Introduction: The Black Rose
Meet Liath
Meet Annie
Liath has mother issues
Liath's Interlude #1
Meet Bruce
When Liath met Bruce
Liath in 1926
Annie's first day
Annie's impressions of Liath
Liath's Interlude #2
Annie gets a phone call
Liath's Interlude #3
Liath's liberation
Meet Annie's parents
Liath's return
Annie and Tommy
Tommy's late night visit
Annie's Story
This takes place waaay later


Dear Pinny

WARNING -- This is going to be dark, folks. Really really dark. Dark dark dark with a side helping of angst and some unspeakable suffering for dessert. Bad horrible things are going to happen. Bad horrible things are going to happen to children. You are warned. I actually made myself cry while writing some bits last night. Of course, it's me, the lover of all happy endings, so this one will be hopeful, if not happy, toward the end. But we're talking Valley of the Shadow of Death before we get to that point. So don't read if you're not up for that.

This is also a scifi story, in that it takes place in the 24th century when humans have colonised other planets. A brief overview of the state of the universe in "Dear Pinny" is here.

In its final form, this will be structured as a series of letters written by the main character, interspersed with bits of traditional narrative scenes, mostly from the point of view of the people she meets throughout the story. There are, however, bits in between that haven't been written yet.
Letter 1
Captain Emerson
Letter 2
Gladys Emerson
Letter 3
Allison Rodriguez
Letter 4
Carrie Preston
Scene from later in the story. HERE THERE BE SPOILERS!!




Also, I have recently succumbed to the siren call that is fanfiction. If you want to read my poor contributions in that area, they are over in [livejournal.com profile] gwyns_fics.

Comments, encouragement, *constructive* criticism, etc. are *always* desired and appreciated! Also, since several people have told me I should, I'm including a Paypal button at the bottom of this page. If you like my writing, and you want to help keep me in a position to continue writing, please feel free to donate. Donations are IN NO WAY REQUIRED to read the fiction. If you're not on my able to access the chapters, either reply to this post with your LJ name or send me an email - I'll see to it that you have access.






Date: 2010-10-06 06:44 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] wicked-liz.livejournal.com
Hello~
I actually found your LJ through a post you made at [livejournal.com profile] 50bookchallenge

I really enjoy original fiction and would love to read yours, so is it alright if I 'friend' you?

Date: 2010-10-06 07:47 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] gwynraven.livejournal.com
Sure! I'll friend you back so you can read the stories. They're both very much works in progress so I don't know how coherent they are, but enjoy! Comments and criticism and questions are always appreciated.

Date: 2012-03-13 01:33 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] suviolga.livejournal.com
I found you, too, from the 50 boom challenge -community, and I think that it would be really nice to get an access to read you fiction. If it's okay to you, just add me as a friend - I can add you back if you want, but my own journal is only written in Finnish, so you can't unfortunately understand my entries.

Date: 2012-03-13 01:44 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] gwynraven.livejournal.com
No problem -- you've been added so you should be able to read the stories. I've been dealing with some major writers block lately so it's been awhile since I've posted anything new in either Keeper or Pinny, but I'm starting to get my muse back, so hopefully there will be more forthcoming.

Date: 2012-03-13 05:56 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] suviolga.livejournal.com
Thank you a lot! :) I'm always happy when I can read something, and this will also motivate me to read at least sometimes something in English (which hopefully will help me to get better with this language in the same time).

And well, I have to say that writers block is very familiar also to me - I've suffered from it like a year now, though now I'm trying very hard to write at least something and I hope that this would get over if I try to get out of the pressures and just write, even though I'd know while writing that it won't be anything "good". I'm sure that you will get rid of it in some point, too. :) Just keep trying, I guess that it's the only thing that you can do.
Edited Date: 2012-03-13 05:57 pm (UTC)

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