Okay, I premised somewhere else to show a bit what I've been writing ...
I begin with one of what I persobnally recall "one of my strongest stories", but I must rewrite it one day if I want to publish it as an original story, because right now it is a fan-fiction story for the Star Wars universe.
The title of this story is "In Love With A Jedi" and is about the Jedi Council member called ShaakTi
The story is in its oldest published form here : Page 1 (containing the German original of the story) http://boards.theforce.net/the_saga/b10476/12894229/p1 Page 2 (containing the English-language translation of the story http://boards.theforce.net/the_saga/b10476/12894229/p2 and it is from 2003. I have tweaked and polished it during the years since then, and on my harddisk (and in the e-mail folders of a few close friends) it exists in a more polished form nowadays.
During that time, I had several favouruite themes I was writing about, and at that time I was fascinated by the "earth-red" skin colour of the Jedi called Shaak Ti.
Another thing going around in my head was that I was - partly because of that name - researching about the Hinduistic Goddess called Shakti. I had some personal interest in that (look in Wikipedia at the "Kundalini process for more about it).
These were a few themes going around in my head at that time, and zthere was a third one : At that time I had developed my own Star Wars philosophy of what "The Force" consists of : In my eyes, the "Light Side" of The Force of the Star Wars universe is Pure Love, and the "Dark Side" is "Pure Hatred".
This is why - in my philosophy - unconditional love would be a "natural result" of a Jedi being one with "The Force" - with the "Light Side", that is.
My second story from that era was an experiment in many way : 1. I wrote it in English FIRST, and THEN translated it back into my own language - 2. I used a technique I found much later in the official Star Wars Episode III novel. I think I remember rumors of the author lurking around in the TheForce.net litarature forums as well, and I have a feeling as if he had "borrowed" this technique from me - or he had found it for himself independently from me.
This story called "The Light" http://boards.theforce.net/message.asp? ... &replies=0 was written for a contest back then, nd I did only very few polish on it during the years since then.
The third story I present here is actually a "module" (as I call it, others would call it a "chapter") of a much longer, unfinished story. It is called "Bib Fortuna's End", and I translated it into the English language during this time as well. http://boards.theforce.net/message.asp?topic=12414014
The main character is that of a sister of the dancer at Jabba's, named "Oola", and the sister's name is "Noola Onla".
I write it, because the authors of the "Young Jedi Knights" series were once in Cologne, Germany, on a book signing tour, and I sheepishly (I was enormously shy at that time !) told them about my own fan fiction stories.
And, if you read the last 3 books of the Young Jedi Knights series, you'll encounter a sister of Oola named Nolaa ... I assume he had either found my story or had kept the name and what I had told him there in his memory ... But I'll never be able to prove it ...
One of my first steps into my own fantasy stories is my still most favourite story : "The Adorant".
English translation (by me) : http://www.larian.com/ubbthreads/showfl ... ber=103639
German original : http://www.larian.com/ubbthreads/showfl ... ber=103940
This story has also been tweaked since I posted it on these forums.
I have explored this - my own - fantasy universe since then, an right now I'm working on a longer story for it.
There have been fragments and both unfinished and finished stories of any kind now, but only few of them are translated and even fewer published in any internet forum.
The last piece I'm presenting here is the result of another contest.
It was the result of a contest among Enya fans to write a story about a title of one of her songe we had to chose from.
It is story 2 here : http://enyaforum.proboards.com/index.cg ... 385&page=1
This is the result of a thing I often do nowadays (and I'm growing even more into it) : The blurring of the borders between fantasy and reality ...
If you have questions, ask me here or via PM.