"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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11 Published Works

Featured work.

Price of Freedom

Social data: 1.8K reads. 247 votes. 185 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...

#54 in Fantasy #113 in Short Story

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@DarlingDevil The TMI movie wasn't done very well. It's was 'fun', but it wasn't amazing by any standard. I think in general it was a disappointment when you think about how great it could have been. The book was amazing so they had a lot of material to work with. Some of the alterations were just unnecessary. I admit I liked Lily Collins as well.
NeverTrustaDuck commented on Price of Freedom - 10. The truth hurts

Faran scoffed. "Of course not!" he said, his voice unusually high-pitched, "She's just a job."
I think you might be the only one. I kind of like him, but then I created him. I'm like a mother who loves her son even if he is a little bastard. I get what you mean, though. He seems the type of person who requires a hug.