"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.  

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: 
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Price of Freedom

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NeverTrustaDuck commented on Strays - Chapter 9

Yes you are! I'm pretty sure it's not Juliet's baby or she'll be with them. Either that or she'll be thinking about her baby a lot. I doubt he's gay, either. Her being the other woman is definitely a possibility....
NeverTrustaDuck commented on Strays - Chapter 9

Whoa! Okay what happened between Sebastian and Juliet, and who is Ophelia? Did Sebastian cheat on her and now he has a kid with someone else? Juliet clearly still has feelings for him.
NeverTrustaDuck commented on Strays - Chapter 9

You only updated a few minutes ago and someone's already commented? *grumbles* I'll get first comment one day. We might need to strike a deal like the one I have with Wendy, though where she tells me she's going to update before she does.
NeverTrustaDuck commented on Strays - Chapter 8

I actually would! I was thinking he was trying to protect her from something, considering he clearly loves her - or is at least insanely sexually attracted to her. It's clear something else is going on. 

So, it he trying to protect her, or are you simply teasing?
NeverTrustaDuck commented on Strays - Chapter 7

No, you never explained that, but it certainly makes sense seeing as he's never shown much interest in Juliet. I'm intrigued by how their relationship will develop and if they'll ever behave like siblings. Although that's assuming Theo will acknowledge her as a sister.