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

Maggie is a pen name and my actual nickname, but it had nothing to do with my actual name! There is a reason for the nickname but you would have to really convince me to get me to tell.

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'm a twin. I'm generally regarded as the evil twin, but I'm really not. I just like doing my own thing.

I'm dyslexic.  

If you want me to read your story and provide some feedback (usually in the form of a critique), 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
  • Location:
    Idris (but I'm contemplating a move to Harael)
  • Joined:
    3 years ago

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19 stories
20 stories

11 Published Works

Featured work.

Price of Freedom

Social data: 984 reads. 133 votes. 78 comments.

Description: Betrothed to one brother, in love with the other. Casei, Princess of Pontas, has been forced to live a sheltered existence. An ancient prophecy means she must stay pure until her eighteenth birthday, but it fails to state what pure actually means...

#183 in Fantasy #572 in Short Story

Other Works by NeverTrustaDuck.
A Witch's Curse

A Witch's Curse

191K 5.8K 850

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

#465 in Fantasy #723 in Adventure
In her Shadow

In her Shadow

52.9K 2.5K 518

In a bid to break free from her sister's shadow, Rose heads to Paris alone. After one too many drinks in...

#539 in ChickLit
The Executioner's Mask

The Executioner's Mask

11.2K 755 229

Jean-Luc de Martain has never shown much interest in women. His biggest secret - his secret identity as...

#304 in Historical Fiction
Short Story Collection

Short Story Collection

10.3K 323 120

A collection of random short stories. Some will make you laugh, some will make you cry and some will eve...

#639 in ChickLit

What was that? *looks for rest of chapter* But I need more. *cries* 

Okay, seriously, I'm loving how you're developing Kat's character. She's such a strong person. I love her interaction with Ari and Raven and her name on Lorenz'a arse had me cracking up. Now the question is, will Kat know what she's in for when she walks through that arch?
Hey all, 

The Watty Awards are back, and this time I have four stories that are eligible (yeah, don't know how the hell that happened, either)! Anyway, it seems one of the awards have gone social media this year and as I am socially inept, I am hoping you guys can help me. You need to tweet the story link along with the hashtag #Wattys2014 all over twitter. Instead of votes (as in the previous years) they're counting the number of tweets and retweets, so get to tweeting people! My eligible stories are:  

A Witch's Curse
In Her Shadow
The Executioner's Mask
The Price of Freedom (because I am determined to complete that before I go on holiday, which is way before the deadline). 

You can tweet one, you can tweet all, or you can just sit back and watch the madness unfold (like me)! 

Thank you and happy reading. :)