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A Day Without Pain

A Day Without Pain

A Hatbox Short by Melanie E.

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"It's the least we can do."

That's what they had said when they had come into his hospital room, clipboards in hand and curious, though not unkind, looks in their eyes.

It was natural for those who were healthy to be curious about the dying after all, and that was exactly what he had been doing, slowly and agonizingly, for the last three years.

It had started out innocuously enough, with a twinge in his temple when he would stand up or turn his head too quickly. The twinge had turned to a spike, and the spike into a burning lance, piercing his head with every movement.

For years he had devoted his life to becoming one of the most promising young talents in the computer technology world.

He felt it somewhat ironic that he would die not being able to stand looking at a monitor for more than five minutes without a morphine drip in place.

Quest for the Silver Cleric

Quest for the Silver Cleric

 

by Dorothy Colleen

 

 

"When the Empire was in flower, the Weres came to fight. The Sea-folk were threatened, and The Dead ruled the night. The situation hopeless, the battle was as good as lost. Then the Silver Cleric came to save us, no matter what the cost.”

And when the troubles returned, the Sea-folk reached across time and space to find a very special person, someone both male and female, to find to rid this strange world of darkness, oppression and misery.

Danica finds herself in a strange world with new languages, cultures, personalities and challenges on a quest to find The Silver Cleric.

Ma Cherie Amour

Ma Cherie Amour

Ma

 

Cherie

 

Amour

 

Angela
 
Rasch

 

Lea and Zack are twins. They want to spend their last summer before college together, because Lea is going off to an all-girls college. Their mother finds the perfect job for them as nannies at a lake cottage, perfect except the woman is looking to hire two girls.

TransGenderElla

TransGenderElla book cover

An old fairy tale turned on it's head;

All transgenderella wants is to be herself and go to the ball, but her evil stepmother has other ideas. When Transgenderella stands her ground, insisting that it's time to come out, she is torn down and left crying in her room as her two stepsisters are whisked away to the palace. With the aid of her fairy not-quite God Mother, Transgenderella is transformed into the woman she always was, but is that enough to bring her happiness.


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A Summer's Odyssey IV Chapter 9 Fri Jennifer Sue
Secondhand Life - Part 44 Fri Kat Walker
Wardrobe Malfunction Solo Leila
Jennie's Potty-Training chapter 21 Fri babyjennie
Tell Me How Can I Sing Like a Girl - A TG Mixed Tape Fri Hikaro, Roberta J Cabot, Trismegistus Shandy
Jem…Chapter 185 Fri Bailey Summers
Old friend, New love - 5 Fri Cheryl Bishop
Gokachuu - Chapter 7 Thu Kazue Kitsuna
The Lucky Charm Chapter 3 Thu Mopar
An Unexpected Pastime — Chapter 5 Thu Sam Dynes
We Never Break A Promise Chapter 8 Thu Warm Hearted
Prom Changed Everything Part 2 Thu Paradox
Masks 12: Part 15 Thu Stickmaker
Big Sister Chapter 5 Thu Leila
A Longer War 52 Thu Cyclist
Footprints In The Sea 17 and 18 Thu Frances Penwiddy
Eden's Reality : Chapter 8 Thu BrokenFox
All the World's a Stage Chapter 32 Thu Bronwen Welsh
Pentology - a Fantasy Collection by Chrissy Sagan Solo Drea DiMaggio
Easy As Falling Off a Bike pt 3079 Wed Angharad
Ongoing Inquiries Chapter 13 Wed Cressar
Princess and the Plague: Erika's next Chapter 3 Wed Anistasia Allread
You Could Go Home Again, part 06 of 16 Wed Trismegistus Shandy
Breathing...Chapter 2 Wed Bailey Summers
Linking Spell: A Woman's Desire Solo TGFictionStv
Alexa B-Side: Jenny & Debbie Tue Kris Traverse
The Little Girl Who Lives Down The Lane - Part 9 Tue Barbara Lynn Terry
Squires-35 Tue Bailey Summers
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The Gift Solo Morgan Philips
Searching for Love Solo Drea DiMaggio
Finding Julia - Chapter 3 Mon Julie D Cole
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It Wasn't A Mistake - 05 Mon TiffQ
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Home Is Where The Heart Is: Prologue Sun crazypagangurl
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Meeting of Minds - Chapter 15 Sat Dana Short
Shadowsblade: Dead ringer part 1 Sat Shadowsblade
The Chorister Part 3 - Conclusion Fri Pentatonic
Alexa Chapter 11: The Change Begins Fri Kris Traverse
Derby Day Surprise - Chapter 6 Fri Julie D Cole
The Station's Late Nite Princess -chapter 18 Fri Snowfall
Amadeus Irina ~ Part 9 Fri Shauna
Was it Worth it? Chapter 1 Fri Leila
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A Summer's Odyssey IV Chapter 9


A Summer's Odyssey
Chapter 9


Over the next few days the newest family of the Clan Wells Point melded into loving kindred. Since the women wanted to contribute to the CWP they thought of what they might do. They also took Becky to the CWP Daycare so she could get used to being around other children. Before the heart transplant she’d been too weak to mingle. Afterward she was too fragile due to her compromised immune system. Since recovering from her hospitalization thanks to the angelic intervention that seemed to be a thing of the past. Becky would join clan members Wanda Scott and Karen Harris in the pre kindergarten program at St. Michaels Elementary school which adjoined the middle/high school when school reopened in the new year.

On December 27 Wendy reached a decision. “Mom, can I ask a favor?”

“Of course, Wendy,” Helen smiled.

Secondhand Life - Part 44

While Dennis and his crew were rounding up the supplies and going over the logistics for tonight's performance, Matt texted me asking if I had a few minutes to join him in the coffee shop.

This time I had the presence of mind to dress more modestly, and only received the usual amount of head turns as I made my way to the coffee shop.

Wardrobe Malfunction

Wardrobe Malfunction

“Say Uncle!” The side of my face was pressed against the dirt of the sand box. Billy’s thumb dug into my wrists. The pressure sending the sharp pain radiating up my arm through my elbow. I shrieked like a wounded animal. “That’s not ‘Uncle’… If you want me to let go… All you have to say is ‘Uncle’.” Rex taunts me as he plants his knee in to my back.

“Rex, Billy, you let Brett go this instant!” One of the teachers comes to my aid.

Jennie's Potty-Training chapter 21

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Synopsis; Aunty Cath takes over the diaper-discipline and potty-training duties concerning Baby Jennie. She decides to punish baby in a manner designed to discourage further nappy-soiling episodes. Caution! This chapter contains B&D and forced scat themes.

Chapter 21. Rubbing Baby's Nose In It

Tell Me How Can I Sing Like a Girl - A TG Mixed Tape

A costume party to remember, a young man in need of his family and a smartphone app that changes one person's life. Hit play on the latest TG Mixed Tape and enjoy nine enthralling tales from six unique authors, which also includes MrMarvel, Pepper and Susy.

Tell Me How Can I Sing Like a Girl
A TG Mixed Tape

Gokachuu - Chapter 7

Gokachuu
Chapter 7

Luka sat lounging on the sofa on board Seri's Flanker, wearing a t-shirt and panties. She whined to Seri, who was in the cockpit, "Are we there yet?"

"Half an hour. Quit asking, you have a watch." Seri said cynically. They had slowed from trans-light speed to cruising, nearly in the bounds of the system which Rathit belonged to. Soon, a communication channel from Rathit opened.

"You have entered the Rathit system, state your business." said a man over the radio.

The Lucky Charm Chapter 3

The Lucky Charm

Chapter Three: As American as Apple Pie

Feeling better than I had in ages, I stretched again, twisting and popping muscles, feeling them loosen and ease. Reaching
high overhead, my shorts fell down. Well that hasn't happened in a long time now. I pulled them back up and retied the
string on them tighter than before, noticing as I did so that my little pudge belly was gone. I was liking this more and
more all the time.

An Unexpected Pastime — Chapter 5

Now with something to do these holidays, Sam and his sisters were going to require a few more leotards.


Once again, I'm sorry about the long delay on this. Along with personal matters, I had felt that I had written myself into a corner for a large length of time. I was previously writing this story as it flowed out from my fingertips, not really having an overall goal for it in mind.

However, I'm pleased to say that I've now planned ahead for the next several chapters. With this, I aim to produce chapters at a much faster pace. Thanks to anyone who stayed with me.

Please let me know of any feedback, be it positive or negative. It's very much appreciated.

We Never Break A Promise Chapter 8

Prom Changed Everything Part 2

Masks 12: Part 15

Masks Twelve: Part Fifteen

by

Rodford Edmiston

Jenny had just today and Sunday to relax before starting back to school. Actually, she wasn't sure she could relax. This wasn't just because of all the active and impending trouble in - and out of - the world. She'd been "on duty" for so long and so intensely, Jenny was having trouble doing nothing. Fortunately, one skill she had mastered during her tours of duty on various hero teams was sleeping when there wasn't an emergency.

Big Sister Chapter 5

Big Sister Chapter 5

Author's note. While I tried not to make this gratuitous. It's still a very difficult subject. I placed the warning in perhaps an overabundance of caution. I don't know if I'm doing the story any justice, it is not my intent to make light of these issues. Thank you all who have read, commented and/or encouraged this story.

A Longer War 52

CHAPTER 52
He took his leave, Susie still trembling as she sat open-mouthed. It was Charles who broke the silence.

“What have I been telling you, my dear? You must have faith. People are in the main decent”

Ernie called back “Aye, but arseholes, pardon my French, stick in the memory longer. Pete. Where we off to now?”

“Short trips, lads, Susie. Pegasus Bridge museum and a cuppa at the café”

Footprints In The Sea 17 and 18

Footprints In The Sea – Chapters 17 and 18

By Frances Penwiddy

Copyright © Frances Penwiddy 2015

Footprints in the sea is a work of fiction and any similarity to persons living or dead is coincidental.

This novel is not considered suitable material for minors and is rated X

I suggest you read Footprints In The Sea in chapter order so if you haven’t read Chapters 1 and 2, please do so.

Eden's Reality : Chapter 8

Eden's Reality

A small 14 year old boy plans on escaping his abusive father and the house where he grew up in by moving to a boarding school with his two best friends, but on the night before he leaves something unexpected happens, and he wakes up the next day as a girl. The woman who he thinks responsible appears, but she's not as helpful as he'd expected

All feedback is very, very much appreciated :)

I am sorry for how long this took to get out. I've had a horrible couple of weeks and it's December so everything's been busy in good and bad ways. Plus this chapter was really frustrating to get right in my head and it took me ages for it to flow properly. I re-wrote it about five times before being happy with it and I'm so glad it's over and I can move on! Wah!

Ongoing Inquiries Chapter 13

Ongoing Inquiries Chapter 13

Nick sat on the train and tried without success to gather his thoughts into a coherent form. It had indeed, as Abi had said, been quite a week. His struggle to think clearly was not helped by his growing anger caused by the knowledge that in less than three hours he would be face to face with the men who had abducted Abi from his flat, an anger further fuelled by by his awareness that he did not simply like Abi, he cared deeply for her.

You Could Go Home Again, part 06 of 16

“It’s okay if you call me a boy and ‘he’,” I said. “Or girl and ‘she’, either way. I’m wearing skirts for now but I think I’ll go back to pants when I stop growing and can buy stuff that will fit me long-term.”

Breathing...Chapter 2

*Before…

I still am a total flight noob and loving it as much as I’m not ready to go home.

It takes so little time to get to Halifax.

And I do love how the city looks from up here and the harbor and citadel hill...it’s just kind of beautiful in that coming home way.

Then we’re landing and as I’m getting to baggage claim Aunt Chris and Terri’s there as well as Mom and Dad…

Oh shit...what do I do?

I wasn’t expecting our parents.

*And Now…

Linking Spell: A Woman's Desire

Michelle is experiencing a sudden increase in masculine traits which greatly disturb her. She soon discovers that her loner roommate Alicia may behind the changes. Upon confronted, Alicia agrees to help Michelle end the curse but with magic it is never that simple.

Alexa B-Side: Jenny & Debbie

“Jenny, come in please.” Dr. Debbie Burke said as she entered the waiting area for the office of the Program for Human Sexuality at the University of Minnesota. The person she just asked to come back is not a patient, but the partner of one. Dr. Burke had tumbled into one of the most unique situations ever presented to the Program. A young man had begun to question his gender. That was not unusual. The unusual part was that at the same time, he and the girl entering the counselor’s office had begun a relationship.

The Little Girl Who Lives Down The Lane - Part 9

The Little Girl Who Lives Down The Lane - Part 9
By Barbara Lynn Terry

Chapter 13 - David Adams spends his day in court.

“The 36th district court is now in session, the Honorable Patricia M. Jackson, presiding, silence is commanded, gentlemen please take off your hats.”

“I will have the first case, John.”

“State v. Adams, case number MFC-5769, here for trial, your honor.”

Squires-35

Jess Stone had breasts. He had been like this his entire teen life not quite fitting in anywhere that he had lived and at the same time he hadn’t really had the chance to. His folks moved around a lot with his dad being a hydrological engineer but they were slightly afraid of what might happen to Jess if he attended school. Some people just didn’t get it or wanted too. Jess was now attending a new school when he decided to change things...

Only it was everyone else that was getting changed!

Squires
by Bailey Summers

Copyright © 2012 Bailey Summers
All rights reserved.

 


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