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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)
All the World's a Stage Chapter 26 Wed Bronwen Welsh
Emerging from the Cocoon, Chapter 1 Wed New Author, Torey
Transformation Treasure Hunt - Part 4 of 8 Wed Jerrie526
Designer Children Chapter 22 Wed OneShot20XX
Finale Part 3 Wed efindumb
Easy As Falling Off a Bike pt 3059 Wed Angharad
Oktoberfest Wed Maddy Bell
The Girl with Something Extra Solo Laika
A Longer War 47 Wed Cyclist
Sixteen Feet of Steel Chapter 24 Wed Bailey Summers
Gaby Book 12+1 Chapter *36* Comedy Klub Wed Maddy Bell
Sisters 57 Wed Cyclist
Masks XI: Part 22 Wed Stickmaker
Jem…Chapter 178 Wed Bailey Summers
Alexa Chapter 7: A New Reality Tue Kris Traverse
Hero Prince(ss) Chapter 1 Tue Shiina Ai
Transformation Treasure Hunt - Part 3A of 8 Tue Jerrie526
The School for Transgendered, Cross-Dressers and Teen Babies 4 Mon Mario Cawhern
Darrin is Bewitched - Conclusion Mon Marina Kelly
Stephanie, part 12 Mon Debbie V
Family is.. visiting [4.1] Mon Nessa M
D-Day Solo Joannebarbarella
Fashion Girl - 9 Mon Katherine Day
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
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
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
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
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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In the Psychiatrists Chair

In the Psychiatrists Chair


Samantha Michelle Davies (SamanthaMD)

“Ms Simpson would you please come in?”
The tall slim woman who was leafing through a woman’s periodical put it down, stood up and after picking up her handbag she went through the door into the doctors consulting room.

The doctor, who was also a woman, closed the door behind them.
“Please take a seat” said the doctor.

They Don't Need Any Rules: Part 8

They Don't Need Any Rules: Part 8
Lilith Langtree

Commonly thought to be only playing a role playing game, D&D aficionado Harry Barcoy discovers what is common isn't necessarily the truth.

Knowing Yourself - Chap-11-12

Knowing Yourself:
Chapters Eleven & Twelve

Lilith Langtree
T. D. Aldoennetti

I long to wake up in the morning and find everything has changed

When Tanner said this evening would be ‘a little dryer’ he certainly was not speaking of the liqueurs. “I don’t believe I’ve seen so many soused people at one gathering before. It’s a wonder they accomplish anything at this dinner.”

“Basically they don’t, Kat.”

Only A Baby Machine -- Part 21, What Went Around, Comes Around

Part 21, What Went Around, Comes Around.
Pansy discovers that a who attempts to snare a wealthy husband is likely to come to grief.

April 3

Sweet Dreams-7...I'll never have them

Sweet Dreams I’ll Never Have Them…7

Chapter 7

Alex left and that leaves me staring at that girl in the mirror. That girl from the picture he drew of me that he said was what he seen. I’m sitting there for a long time actually. I can’t get it out of my head for like hours. It just kind of sits there inside of that mess of me that’s me but, I’ve no idea exactly how I really feel.

Actually I kind of do. I know, I really have a real strong knowledge of being all fucked up.

Sandy Claws

Catwoman Sandy Claws
By Maid Joy

Catwoman acts as protector of children and finds some disturbing realities. Things only get worse the deeper into the investigation she goes. A simple thief, not any more. A Mercenary? Maybe if someone were paying her bill. Story threads start weaving together.

Detective Comics owns the copyright to Catwoman. This is a retroactive contunity, or a Retcon of the same character. Other characters are copyright their respective authors.

Switching Teams

Seinfeld, an American television sitcom, ran from 1989 to 1998. The show was about nothing.

In this Seinfeld episode, Kramer becomes a talent agent. He introduces Jerry, George and Elaine to Jilian, a beautiful, amazing illusionist.


Jerry, George, and Elaine were sitting at a table in a coffee shop in Manhattan.

Without a Trace - Part 10

Without a trace part 10: operation flytrap continued....

Whilst Mom and kylie talked Jan and her partner were talking to the young female officer. They gently probed for the reasons why she had tried to attack the young girl.

It Was Only A Winters Tale

"Come on kids, time for bed."

"Mu-um!" Amy whined.

"Do we have to?" her sister Zoá« chimed in.

"Yes you do, now scoot; I’ll come and tuck you up in five minutes."

"Can Auntie Maddy do it?" Zoá« pleaded, "Please?"

"Mad?" Helen looked across to her friend for confirmation.

"Okay girls, I’ll be up in five minutes."

The Eyes of An Angel -- Chapter 21

Chapter 21
Robert Shannon noted marked differences in his children when they visited him in New York. He saw how Jun seemed to grow almost every time she was there. She had caught up with Robbie and she was a full year younger than him. He noticed changes in his son, too, but something just wasn't right.

Somewhere Else Entirely -1-

A strangely-dressed person is found, unconscious, on the rocks below a remote mountain road. When the stranger recovers it soon becomes apparent that nothing will ever be the same again...

Somewhere Else Entirely

by Penny Lane

1 - Alone on a mountain

Becoming Kim Kardashian... Sort Of (4)

Chapter Four
I'm trying to take in what the Tacoma is telling me. For me, in my reality, Barack Obama is President of the United States and Sarah Palin isn't princess of anything except, maybe, FOX television. Sarah Palin was John McCain's running mate for Vice President against Obama. Palin is a television commentator, not ruler of Earth.

I pinch myself hard, with my nails.


Heart Like a Lion-2

Heart like a Lion-2

by Lynceus

My name is Thomas Blake. I used to believe in good and evil. But as time went on, I could no longer tell the difference between light and shadow: everything had become shades of grey. It wasn't until I had lost everything that I learned how to live again.

The Center: Best Served Cold Part-11

The Center: Best Served Cold -
Part Eleven


Becca has been having nightmares, all of them involving a certain Mr. Green and how he ruined her life. Now Green's whereabouts might be known and Becca will do whatever it takes to make sure that he doesn't get away from her this time, no matter what the cost.

Preparations: The Quest for the Perfect Cosplay!

Follow along with our hero as he tells the story of a guy (himself) who was brought along for the ride in his girlfriend's mad quest for perfection in costuming in preparation for the masquerade at an anime convention called Otakon. There is humor, a tiny bit of romance, and an experience he will never forget! It's set slightly in the future, and is told as a series of blog entries.

Bridges 14

Bridges 14

Chapter 14


What the hell should I do? I…I break the kiss with Brandon.

“Brandon, Brandon….I…I…can’t, I can’t get as involved as we were getting okay? It’s not good for me right now. And…and I’ve kind of…no...That’s not fair; I’ve gotten involved with Cass.”

I can’t help but to step back a little and hang my head, he’s been so great. He doesn’t deserve my bullshit.
“I know.”

WTF? “Huh?”

“He knows.” Cass says that as she walks up to me and slips a hand around my waist.

The Vlamir: The Last Wielder Chapter 2

The Vlamir: The Last Wielder
Chapter 2

By: Emily Rudgers

It is time to visit colleges and figure out where your life is headed. For one individual, their future is out of this world, literally.


A Spirited Emergence - Christmas Special

Girl in eye
A Spirited Emergence
Christmas Special

by D.L.

Copyright  © 2010 D.L.
All Rights Reserved.

"You have brought these children the best present they could ever have, belief in Santa Claus and in the Christmas spirit."


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