Lydia Albano

My Writings

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    Finding You

    **a readers' pick for Figment's Best of 2013 list!** A girl and a boy, war and slavery, a locket and a key, cruel separation and a bon…

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    treachery

    a young woman is caught up in the dangerous world of espionage when she joins the plot to reinstate her exiled queen, all the while st…

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    she decides - with commendable resolve for one so young - to end her life on the day of her twenty-fifth birthday. there are tragic el…

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    Across the Lake

    in watching that foreign world so close to her own, she saw an opportunity.

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    Proxy

    Trained to take her place as a spy for the king her father serves, Roe fully expects the announcement that she is to marry her enemy. …

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    Esmeralda

    *COMPLETE* Wrongful imprisonment, heroic escape, true love, not-so-true love, betrayal, assassins, masquerades, pistols, clock-chimes,…

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3 days ago William Carter said:

A delivery boy knocks on your door. "Delivery!"

You walk onto your mansion steps, and receive an envelope that has your name on it written in black calligraphy. "Who's this from?"

"I'm not sure. A whole package of envelopes was left on my front porch, with addresses and names. There wasn't a signature or anything."

The delivery boy leaves, and you silently open the envelope inside as a crack of thunder erupts in the sky.

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14 days ago William Carter said:

So yeah, when they started doing Featured Figs, I thought they were going to do it for a short while.

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21 days ago EliAna said:

Hey Lydia! I trust your summer has gone well?

I'm so excited about Treachery! Just.... yes. The first chapter is breath-stealing. (Not just breath-taking, as though it were a game, no, it's stealing. Because that fits the entire stealing-a-kingdom thing so much better. Ah, semantics.) I love that you can pull of third=person present. Incidentally, how long ago did you write this? I recall seeing something about it a long time ago, on your blog maybe? And even more incidentally, how are Tam and Isla doing? Or Blue? (Fun fact: we have a chicken named after her. Kind of. My mom named her Blue and I immediately thought of Across the Lake. So it's kind of a compliment, kind of a funny coincidence.) Anyways, have a blessed day!

–Eli

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22 days ago William Carter said:

So yeah, this is pretty random, but if you're in the mood of reading, then here are some suggestions! :D

Conversing with Nina by Sunny Little.

-I read this a little while ago, and it's awesome. I really liked the twist at the end (spoiler alert!), and I really liked how everything flowed well with the plot. Give it a read if you like short stories with a darker side! :D

I Am Rose by Hazel Gatoya.

-Alright, this is one of the most creative worlds I've read on Figment. I really liked the idea behind this, and I absolutely loved the characters. This is a great beginner novel if you like fantasy reads! :D

The Birdcage Room by Starflower.

-This piece is so literarily artistic. And it's legitimate poetry, too! Not some hashed up, cliche love poem. This novel in verse is really something special, and I'm so excited that it's on Figment! :D

So yeah, that's it. I just feel like Figment has become a place full of selfish pleas of "Read this work of mine!" and a lot of times it's not something well-written. I'm not saying these pieces I've listed are perfect - I'm just saying that these pieces are ones I have enjoyed. I just want Figment to go back to being a COMMUNITY, and not some literary Times Square.

I hope you can find the time to read these! If you have suggestions of stories you've read and liked on Figment, then please post them on my wall! Stay awesome! :D

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My Reviews

The Princess and the Fox Demon

(1 day ago)

okay, as far as critiques go, they're quite minor, especially in contrast to the amount of love I have for this already (I'm not really m... Read More »

We Could Fall in Love

(5 months ago)

-Heart's Secret I really love Ms. Ward. Have I mentioned that? Do you know the inverted check-mark plot-line thingy? I'm probably ... Read More »