"Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass, it's about learning to dance in the rain."

My username comes from the words of wisdom by the 19th century lunatic Mr William Herondale who is a character in the 'Infernal Devices' trilogy by Cassandra Clare.

I used to go by Maggie, which is my real life nickname. You can still call me that because I like to use pretentious phrases like nom de plume!

I'm dyslexic. I started writing as a challenge to myself and to get the voices in my head to shut up. The jury's still out.

I'm a twin. I think my sister is the evil one but most disagree. I've found hitting them doesn't help my cause.

I critique. I don't claim to be an expert but years of being an extremely picky reader has given me insight into what makes a good story. If you want feedback just PM me - any requests on my message board will be ignored/ deleted/ responded to rudely (depends on my mood). The stories must have decent grammar and have been proof-read. I'm not saying it has to be perfect but it is unfair for you to ask me to read something you cannot be bothered to read yourself. Also, nothing with stupid titles.
I reserve the right to decline the request.

I make all my covers myself but the images that I use to make them belong to their respective owners and no copyright infringement was intended.

Some awesome people I met on this site that inspire me to write every day:
@DarlingDevil @PhantasiaAeryn @WendyWrites @LaDameBlanche @PrettyDanish @LivingDeadGirlxox @NicoletteAndrews @AuRevoirSimone @saturn137 @NightRose154 @AlysArden @ddgbooks @dramali
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Featured work.

A Captain's Heart

Social data: 14.5K reads. 1K votes. 339 comments.

Description: When Kalrona guard captain, Hailen Dubhair, has to escort Prince Clarion and Princess Sorra across the country, his fiancée, healer Kaylin Elsia, refuses to be left behind. But Kaylin is hiding a secret that could threaten not just her life, but the...

#19 in Fantasy

Other Works by NeverTrustaDuck.
A Healer's Fate

A Healer's Fate

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When Prince Clarion of Kalrona falls ill, Kaylin doesn't think twice about saving his life, even though...

#226 in Fantasy
Final Kiss

Final Kiss

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Oriana is a reaper, tasked with guiding souls to the afterlife. Despite being the youngest reaper, she’s...

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A Witch's Curse

A Witch's Curse

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Harken Dubhair has it all: magic, wealth and a coveted position as the king's advisor and friend. When...

Call of the Sea

Call of the Sea

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He has been cursed into an existence he never wanted. In order to escape he needs to find the one woman...


Oh god, Laen is going to hate him, at least for a while. I don't want their friendship destroyed, and it feels even worse that it's Laen's father that brought about the rift. I think if Corin had a chance to confess earlier, Laen would have sulked for a bit but would have forgiven him. Now though... Laen won't lose face in front of his father.