My apologies, friends.
I apologize, but for safety's sake, I have deleted several of my short stories. Those deleted include 'And So This is Christmas', 'Of Dreamers and Ghosts', and 'Notorious'- parts one, two, and three. Bleed part one, Briar's Words, and More than a Diamond I left here; those are not so important and you can read them at leisure. All the poetry is also available for the moment.
Why did I do this? Well, to protect them. I've got nothing against DeviantArt, but to be honest, I just don't feel safe having those stories on here where anybody can access them. Altogether the wrong people can access them, and, well, I just don't want to risk it.
Unfortunately, just recently I have caught somebody in the act of trying to steal a story. It wasn't one posted here; the person was one I had read the story aloud to- it was a tale for telling. That person is forgiven, but I am taking care not to have anything I'm especially proud of available to the public eye unless it's copyrighted.
However, there are still some left, as I've said, and I will be continuing with Bleed, which will be available to all eyes.
Yet again, my apologies, friends.