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A Day Without Pain

A Day Without Pain

A Hatbox Short by Melanie E.


"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









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 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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Title Code Author(s)
Jem…Chapter 178 Wed Bailey Summers
Finale Part 2 Tue efindumb
Alexa Chapter 7: A New Reality Tue Kris Traverse
Hero Prince(ss) Chapter 1 Tue Shiina Ai
Transformation Treasure Hunt - Part 3 of 8 Tue Jerrie526
The School for Transgendered, Cross-Dressers and Teen Babies 4 Mon Mario Cawhern
Darrin is Bewitched - Conclusion Mon Marina Kelly
Easy As Falling Off a Bike pt 3058 Mon Angharad
Stephanie, part 12 Mon Debbie V
Family is.. visiting [4.1] Mon Nessa M
D-Day Solo Joannebarbarella
Fashion Girl - 9 Mon Katherine Day
Masks 11: Part 21 Mon Stickmaker
Leigh Anne - Chapter 19 Mon Barbara Lynn Terry
Mary Celeste chapter 12 Mon Josette Du Pres
Football Girl~Seasons 1 AND 2 - NOW ON SALE Sun Susan Brown
Sunday Morning Pantyhose Part 7 Sun shesgotleggs
'Halloween Costume Drama' - Everyday Costumes... Sun Nessa M
Gaby Book 12+1 Chapter *35* What Friends Are For Sun Maddy Bell
Jem…Chapter 177 Sun Bailey Summers
I am me and you are you Sun SamanthaMD
Shadowsblade: Pixie partner Sat Shadowsblade
Educational Justice -chp2 Sat WolfJess7
Demon Witch Cheerleaders (part 10) Sat Lethaldaza
Anchored - Epilogue Sat Shiraz
Designer Children Chapter 21 Sat OneShot20XX
Halloween Again! Sat New Author, Samantha Ann
Allergies Suck - Chapter 7 - Parts 11 and 12 Sat Barbara Lynn Terry
Left at Eden - Chapter 11 Sat Dark Kitten, Zoe Taylor
The Weird Person Fri efindumb
Jaci and dottie the beginning....maybe Fri Tels
Jaci-Stien: A Jaci and Dottie Story Fri Dorothy Colleen
The Station's Late Nite Princess -chapter 12 Fri Snowfall
The Amazons: The future has changed now Amazon women rule Earth... Fri Lethaldaza
Escaping the Past - Part 1 Fri SamanthaMD
Gene's Story or How I Gained a Cousin Chapter 68 Thu Karen Lockhart
Vantier: summer NYC Thu Shadowsblade
Town Princess Solo Dorothy Colleen
Amadeus Irina ~ Part 3 Thu Shauna
A Longer War 46 Thu Cyclist
Triumvirate Book 5 Thu Paradox
I'm Sorry- a solo poem Thu efindumb
Jennie's Potty-Training chapter 15 Thu babyjennie
Not So Popular - 03 Thu Miranda Sparks
Unlikely Quarterback – 15 What a Mom Won’t Do Wed Jessica C
I'm With the Band Wed Melanie Brown
Spa Talk: A Drabble by Dorothy Wed Dorothy Colleen
Twins Chapter 5 Wed Sara Hawke
All the World's a Stage Chapter 25 Wed Bronwen Welsh
A personal history of Mutation, or how I spent my teen years.... Wed Nagrij
The Devil Within Solo Miranda Sparks
Transformation Conversation Solo Dorothy Colleen
Metamorphosis Solo Miss Jessica
For A Friend Solo efindumb
White horses dancing on the waves Solo Gypsy girl

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Jaci and dottie the beginning....maybe

In a little house on the edge of somewhere huddles a little child under blankets with a small plastic fairy on a broken base found recently in the snow.

"Please fairy make me a girl" says the small child.

one year later

"Please fairy make me a girly girl!"

Another year later

"Please fairy make me a girly girl"

by this time the plastic fairy is rather worn. It's pink and blue paint long gone from all the praying.

Jaci-Stien: A Jaci and Dottie Story

Jaci-Stien: A Jaci and Dottie Story

“Ha ha ha! I’ve created the ultimate man! Now, to activate ... Computer! Activate manly man program.”

“Beep. Error, program corrupted.”

“What? Computer, activate manly man program!”

Beep. Error, program corrupted.”

“Computer, perform diagnostics on program.”

“Beep. Program has been corrupted by virus designated ‘girly germs’. Virus was most likely delivered via delivery system designated ‘huggles.’ Beep.”

The Amazons: The future has changed now Amazon women rule Earth and the Galaxy ( part 86)

By the year 2232, the Earth is now ruled by Amazon women after around 40yrs ago an alien female Amazon force invaded our planet and made females superior , stronger and smarter . Now at the age of 16yrs. Boys will be told of a selection process my friends and I am due to for selection .
this our story how my friends and I lives were changed forever and the people around us and how I went from pleasant boy to someone else who I am now a woman with power.

86 Commander Makala Memories and Amazon City

Escaping the Past - Part 1

Life Beyond… Part 1

[This story was originally written in 2004. I updated it in 2010 and again in 2014 and yet again in 2016 so I thought that it was time it got posted.]

Many of us have seen the people selling the Big Issue plying their magazine outside the Tube stations and other prime locations. They come and go over the years. They sell a copy and pocket a bit of money from the sale. They work hard and for most of them it is the first step in their return to some form of normality from whatever deep dark place that have been.

A lot of people who buy their copies don’t read them but still continue do make their purchases just so that they can feel good about helping someone out.
I usually buy a copy not that I read much of it but at least these Guys (And a few Girls) were trying to get themselves and their lives out of the gutter. You never know when it might be you who finds themselves out of a job and homeless.

Vantier: summer NYC

this is just a run into new line of seeing what she would do in the marvel universe at large

just a side trip for Vantier, and this will not be 'canon' for her. Just me having fun!

--none of this is my trademark


Summer NYC

This summer after being at Whateley all year learning, growing, having experiences of this new life, this new world and having so much fun. Becky decided pretty much for 'me', that I should take some of this time off in a larger city and take a short term internship at a large tech company there.

Town Princess

Town Princess

Almost every town probably has its rituals.

You know, the stuff that brings the neighbors together, have a bit of fun, remember the important stuff the past or celebrate the future.

My town’s ritual is a bit ... different.

It all started about ten years ago.

We had two stunning revelations that shook us to the core.

The first was the suicide of a teen named Brett Markson. He’d been popular, involved in local charities, always the first to step up when called upon, so his death came out of the blue to all of us.

Amadeus Irina ~ Part 3

December 2016 Spirit of Giving Story Contest Entry


A lonely young boy is torn between two worlds. Which will he choose—that of his father OR that of his mother?


Amadeus Irina

By Shauna

Copyright© 2016 Shauna
All Rights Reserved.
Splash collage courtesy of Dawn Natelle
(all image originals sourced from Creative Commons)

A Longer War 46

Susie was annoying for some weeks after that, as she fretted for what she clearly saw as vindication of her status. I had spent quite a while trying to straighten out the tax people for her PAYE and that, but no matter how many times she saw her name on a payslip she still didn’t seem to find my recognition ‘official’ enough. The Saturday it finally came, she went missing for an evening, returning home in the small hours in a very well-oiled state. I said nothing as she came in, just made her a cup of tea and saw her safely up the stairs.

Triumvirate Book 5

Author's note: As always, use of the attached RTF file is preferred for the full reading experience.
10/21/16 additional note: I'm trying something new and also including a PDF file of this piece as well since it might make for easier reading than the rtf. If you choose to try reading it via the PDF please let me know if you prefer it to the rtf version.


Book 5

By Paradox

Wolf Springs, Wyoming, Connors Residence


Not So Popular - 03

After school I stormed home to scream into my pillows.

I should have known Kelly was behind this! She always had it against me, just because I made fun of her sometimes. Okay, maybe trashing her prom dress was a dick move, but she didn’t have to turn the world upside down! That was just taking things too far.

My Mom lingered by the bedroom door. “Shannon?”

Couldn’t she see I was busy? I threw a pillow at her, and missed.

“I was just going to ask if you were staying for dinner, but fine,” she scoffed.

Unlikely Quarterback – 15 What a Mom Won’t Do

Unlikely Quarterback – 15
What a Mom Won’t Do

By Jessica C

Bryce Royce was eleven before learning he’s androgynous…
Being Elaine not a boy named Bryce, should be okay,

I'm With the Band


Mike wanted to be in his brother's band in the worst way, but this was ridiculous!


by Melanie Brown

Now available from Kindle!
Also, Kindle UK!

Copyright © 2005 Melanie Brown

Spa Talk: A Drabble by Dorothy

Spa Talk: A drabble by Dorothy

“Hello handsome. How was the spa?”

“Wonderful! I don’t think I’ve ever been so pampered, so relaxed.”

“Now you see why we girls love it. Ohh ... I see they got carried away and painted your toes.”

“Actually, that was my idea. You don’t mind, do you?”

“No! It’s a pretty color for you. Now, let’s head to bed.”

“Good idea. I can show you how ... grateful I am to have you.”

“By the bulge in your pants, I have a pretty good idea. Let’s go!”


Twins Chapter 5

This is a fan fiction that mixes Whateley with The Center. Both of them have different rules so that is why this is a fan fiction.

The three agree to go to the Center. While Port is evaluated to be a teacher the other two go through what every other emergent has to go through. Sara finds the end of her physical to be humiliating. She also has a problem with her tests. Port witnesses a transient that goes rogue and how they have tried to prevent it. Hunter learns a bit about how to use his power and Sara gets all the attention.

Enjoy this chapter and have a great night.

A personal history of Mutation, or how I spent my teen years. Chapter 15.

Alright, finally the next installment of Summer mutation. New rules are in effect, so bear with me:

This is a fanfic or WhatIf piece, called such by the cabal. You can find the canon stuff over at http://whateleyacademy.net/ so check it out if you haven't. And now on with the show, enjoy a first glimpse at Min's Halloween.

The Devil Within

A college age man of questionable integrity makes a deal with a demon spirit, but not all goes to plan.

* * * *

Virginity is a cruel, cruel mistress, and it only gets worse as time goes by. Do you know how embarrassing it is to be twenty-one years old when you’ve never had sex? In a world where a man’s worth is measured by his virility I can think of nothing worse.

Transformation Conversation

Transformation Conversation

Author’s note. You may notice some similarities between this story and a story that was recently republished. What follows is not in any way intended as a criticism of that story, but just what I think I would do in that situation.

I stood before two women, newly transformed into one myself, and I had to acknowledge two truths.


For A Friend

Some events transcend time, others impact families for decades to come. When a chance encounter with a prostitute results in a special friendship one man has to suffer the consequences...especially when this prostitute isn't entirely as she seems. Add in a jealous suitor and classic bigotry and you have yourself a heap of trouble- but some people are worth it.

This is intended to be an origin story for "Winnisimmet Tales" but is also a stand-alone story in its own rite. You don't have to have read any of the previous Winnisimmet Tales to read and appreciate the story.

White horses dancing on the waves

White horses dancing on the waves - the young woman looks out of the window towards the lake a sad smile on her face - her mind elsewhere as she ponders her last phone call a few days ago to a old friend...

The words " it would be better if you was not so out about your lifestyle to others "  showing just how little her well meaning friend understands things - just like the question "why can't you just stay the same?"  when she was first coming out to her friend as transgender - some times one has to rock the boat even if doing so makes others uncomfortable...

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Call me "the baby whisperer"

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Well, maybe you should call me "the baby whisperer".

See. while I was doing my rounds, I heard a little girl crying. As we approached each other, I started talking to her in a soft voice about why she was sad.

She immediately stopped crying, and looked at me in shock.

Then, as her mother took her away, I could see the corners of her mouth go up as she was obviously trying to hide a smile ...

Stuff like that makes my days better, you know?

Status update on recent happenings in my life.

For those of you who even care to read these blogs then watch and read as I explain what has happened over the last month and why I haven't been around as much as I'd like to be.

To start I guess I should mention a few things. First I was diagnosed with Parkinson's about a month ago. Secondly i'm mute(not deaf there is a difference) which means I can't talk. I lost my means of talking at 12 years old. This has been eating me up for a while and it drove me to the brink of suicide. It took a fellow BC'er talking me out of it to come to my senses.


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