Everything here Katrina Hayes ©2004 or ©2005
Authors, like coins, grow dear as they grow old; it is the rust we value, not the gold. -Alexander Pope
Writing help - a collection of worksheets to help nail down charachters, think through plots, etc, and contests to help motivate.
Through Death We Shall Part - Upset over his sister's suspicious death, the lying facades everyone around him wears, and, above everything else, his twisted family, a troubled teenager finally takes his life where he wants it to go.
Other short fiction
Across the Divide - Two estranged (due to lifestyle choice) lovers meet again in a favorable circumstance; all goes well until winter hits. What's with the windows? A bit of a moral, I guess.
Law of the Lot - Thinking she's almost done with the hoops some seniors are making her jump through, a freshman slips up on the one that a jealous girlfriend adds especially for her.
Under the Oak - a weary girl collapses onto a root in the middle of a forest, miles from any other humans, and is scrutinized by an owl.
Hamlet's Midsummer - Hamlet rewritten to include elements of A Midsummer Night's Dream. (I wrote this one instead of the essay I was suppossed to write comparing four different movie versions of Hamlet... talk about bland x.X)
Dreaming Hearts - two fell in love, but their dreams would take them in different directions.
Stand-alone pieces of Conversions (formerly "Leslie's Story")
Oh, and just as a warning, these aren't the actual pieces from the story :-p these are bits that were written previously, and are going to find their way in adapted form into it. Hence why, for example, "Never Again" is about two high schoolers, but in the story it's going to be after Leslie returns to her hometown. I'll put up the actual story when I have enough of it to make sense.
More recent note: I did this story as my piece for nanowrimo 2004, but just because I got 50,000 words of it doesn't mean I intend to post it. I have a lot of cleaning to do before that happens :P.
Do Me a Favor - a conversation with Sam just before Leslie's entrance into high school
Conversion of the Tomboy - getting to know and falling for Tyler
Without Hope - the conversation in the coffee shop
Never Again - her last conversation and suicide