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Hi, my name is Cassiel, and I'm a perv. (^ ^)

I've been writing stories and making up stories for as long as I can remember. I alway said I wanted to be a writer when I grew up, but it wasn't until Willian Gibson gave me my genre and Japanese anime and manga gave me my characters and topics that I really became truly passionate about my writing. However much I enjoyed writing before that (and I enjoyed it a lot!) the intense wonder and obsession did not really take control of me until I found the settings that I couldn't bear to tear myself away from, the characters that I couldn't bear to stop getting inside the heads of, and the type of romance that I couldn't bear to stop creating.

I'm a romantic at heart, I always have been, but for some reason, it's male/male romance that really leaves me breathless. I don't question, and I don't really bother trying to come up with a reason 'why' -- it's like asking why some people prefer pop music while others listen to classical. There is no why. I just like it. The same goes for cyberpunk and post-apocalyptic environments, or the type of 'science fantasy' settings that are prevalent in Japanese anime and video games.

And I can never quite find the exact stories that I want to read, that incorporate both these elements in a way that grabs me and doesn't let me go. So I write them myself, for better or for worse. I'm not the best writer in the world, but I've improved over the years. Or at least I like to think I have. (^ ^) Certainly I've gotten better at editing, anyway!

So far, I have one short story published. It's entitled Soul Searching and can be found in the Sigil II anthology. I'm hoping to publish more stories, but I'm not as good at finishing stories as I am at starting them... (^ ^;) Also, Nazarene was accepted to be published in a zine many years back, but the zine unfortunately folded before that happened, so in the end I decided I just wanted people to read it and put it here at my site instead!

If you'd like to comment on any of my stories, please feel free to email me. I'm a busy person so I can be slow to reply to emails, but I really enjoy talking about my stories with other people.. sometimes I get some of my best ideas while chatting with someone about what I've written. (^ ^)