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Solitude and Salvation Part 1

This is my first attempt at complete fiction. I know I'm not the best storyteller but please give this a chance. I don't know if/when I'll finish it but if it's not going well it'll fall silent and forgotten.

He had spent decades in denial about his true self. He was trying hard to fight his feelings but the battle was lost. He couldn't take it anymore, he had to be true to himself.

He was a woman inside. He was a she. His whole life was a sham, one desperately covered up in a false veneer of masculinity and dangerous actions.

A M.Y.T.H.ical Start Part 3- Finale

Violet meets with new people as Mathias is inspired to create the new school. Violet's arrival also helps to mend old wounds and reunite siblings. Violet gets a huge shock as the simple acts of being kind to the kids stuck with her causes revelations about her private life and leads to a heart to heart with her family about her future.

Book 16: Parting Of The Ways

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Things are changing drastically for the family as the 14 graduate high school and head off to college. Many lives are changed over the summer, some more dramatically than others. Old demons come back to haunt a few while new challenges await others.

New Approach with next story

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I have had my muse pop in every few days to give me bits and pieces about my next story and she is trying to tell me to do something different.

Two days ago I got to thinking about universes and the links. I know my next story is going to be long and complex if I went the normal route with it but thinking about links in universes got me an idea that I don't think has been used often: small individual pieces linked by an ongoing central plot. The closest I have seen is Snowfall's early Lyssa Kordonay Missions series but that wasn't the same.

A M.Y.T.H.ical Start

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The new Magical Youth Training House springs up in a short period of time on land in the middle of nowhere surrounded by rough woods filled with all sorts of creatures.

How did this school for young magical beings come to be and why is it tied to a reclusive loner?

Some characters are used with permission from their creator and done so to fill in gaps in existing storylines written by others.

A M.Y.T.H.ical Start Part 2

Violet meets some interesting people and helps another deal with the consequences of an accident. She also learns a deep family secret and just how connected she is to Mathias

An oracle, five gods, and two unicorns- just a normal day for the newest vegepire!

A M.Y.T.H.ical Start Part 1

This is sort of an origin story for the newly opened M.Y.T.H. campus. It's my contribution to the world and hopefully captures the essence of what Dorothy wanted. Please give it some time to develop, it's the first time writing in someone else's universe.

This isn't your typical story. This isn't a happy one nor is it a sad one. It's just a story. One that is beyond belief.

Deep depression

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I need to get something off my chest. For the past three months I have been battling severe depression that has impacted me. I tried to use writing to get through it but the last three stories have fallen flat. Each story has hit him hard as they weren't well received and showed just how much I have angered and upset people since October. I have seen kudos and page views go down for everything I wrote and it's almost as if I don't exist anymore.

The Rival Part 5- Finale

Final thanks to T.J. for co-plotting the story and for pointing me straight. This is a long length but had a lot building up to it. It'll be directly influencing the next story so it's open-ended on purpose.
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Prom Night, outside the Finn Family home

The Rival Part 4

T.J. co-plotted this part. This is all new and the last flashback. Part 5 is entirely in the present.
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Prom night, Porter residence

The family's money woes were angering Monica as she was forced to wear a secondhand dress that she didn't know the origin of. It was beautiful and in her favorite color and fit her body perfectly.

Story Style Failure

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I tried to do something different with my newest story and it hasn't garnered the interest I thought it would. I thought a back and forth story taken from the point of view of antagonists would be a fresh take on things but I guess it's leaving too many with a bad taste in their mouths as my antagonists become nasterier. It doesn't help that being the snarky jerk that has grown to be disliked by quite a few and has caused a lot of people to stop reading my drivel. I can't change who I am but it seems like I can't change what I write either.

The Rival Part 2

Again T.J. co-plotted this story part. References to events in "Righting Wrongs" are made but you don't have to have read it to follow along but one character's actions make more sense if you know what happened later
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Senior Year, three weeks before the prom

The Rival Part 1

Special thanks to T.J. for helping plot this series. If you haven't read "A New Finn" this features several incidents that occurred in it but from a new angle. Jeanie previously appeared unnamed but featured in "Sudden Losses" while Martin Poland was in "New Beginnings".
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Plotting and writing

I have to apologize to those who offered to help me with my next story after I practically begged for help three weeks ago. I tried to think of what to ask about the story but didn't need an editor as many authors do. The stories I write are simply too ingrained in my mind that I have trouble explaining things properly and in a way that people can help with.

Story 8- The Rival

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Monica Porter sees herself as the top girl in school. She has a huge problem: she isn't. Not even close. For four years she has tried to claw her way to the top only to get knocked down by the seven ladies in her class who actually are the top girls: the Finn Family ladies.

Four years of constant battles and losses mount. As senior prom finally arrives, Monica goes to great lengths to come out on top. Even if it costs her everything she will finally upend her bitter rival.

Class Reunion Part 5

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Melanie and the reunion committee got the reunion in order and went through the speeches that offered lots of congratulations to those in attendance. John got the most thanks as his decorating help saved them hundreds of dollars and hours of time. The fact that he also had two dozen students decorate for them while most of their classmates were busy was singled out with Melanie adding that they were all related to their group in some way.

Story 7: Class Reunion

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Several class reunions are underway with the biggest bringing surprises and lots of revelations to the participants. Juan, John, Katie, Melanie, Paul, and Willie endure a night of intrigue and annoyances as their classmates see firsthand just how the family truly is and just how much or how little their other classmates have changed.

Set between the events of "Real Family" and "The Rival"

Class Reunion Part 3

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The news spread of the engagement of Juan and Lindsay and of Lindsay's pregnancy. As he expected, Juan was called before Louis Reagan to answer why he had proposed to her without his consent. He tried to keep an angry face but seeing the genuine terror on Juan's face showed he didn't have to put on the act and embraced Juan as his new son.

Pains and delays

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I apologize to anyone looking for a new Winnisimmet Tales story. I had to babysit my nephew once again forcing me to lose half a day and a few dollars to his need to see the trains near his house. I then got a nasty surprise the past few days in the form of a foot injury that limited my mobility then I had that further enhanced yesterday by tweaking my hip and back muscles on the other side pretty much leaving me bedridden for the past day.

Writing angry...

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No more writing while angry for me. I can't believe how many simple memory lapses I have had in my stories simply because I was so focused on writing that I wasn't thinking about he characters, the situations, what I had written just two days before, where I wanted to go in the story, etc.

Real Family Part 17- Finale

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Juan's death hit the family hard. Hannah broke down as she cradled Juan's lifeless body in her arms. Ian was angry that he couldn't catch any of the cousins and felt that he let Juan down in not stopping them right away. His wife Sheila could barely contain his rage, he had never failed at anything before.

Real Family Part 16

The real penultimate chapter. Not kidding this time. Part 17 will be the finale as I have finally exhausted all possible avenues of thought.
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The next morning Nancy was dropped off at school while Todd went to work. Mia was scared of what was going to happen but was told that arrangements had been made for her for the day. She was dropped off with her new grandparents, Joshua and Peggy Raymond, in Mattapan while Astrid went to work.

Real Family Part 15

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Things settled down for the next couple of days as the Pierces packed up everything and started the move. Oscar and his best friend Kyle Douglas were put in charge of directing everything while Steven was left to play with Dante, Logan, and the other boys. It wasn't meant to be him being pushed away, the Pierces explained that it was simply felt that he would feel obligated to do everything to earn his keep which he didn't need to do at all.

Real Family Part 14

I figured it best to end Part 13 on a partial cliffhanger than a full one, if you are observant you might see where the intended end of Part 13 was.
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Logan had been dropped off early and talked with Junior, Ethan, and Neil who all wanted to know how he was doing. Logan was feeling a lot better and was eager to move on and talk about anything else. The four walked around with Logan finally asking about how they got used to so many people.

Real Family Part 13

This is the home stretch with a couple of new twists coming. Sorry for dragging the story out, but I won't apologize for trying to write something that is a concept- real family for kids who need it. The situations are different but the root stays the same.
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Real Family Part 12

I broke one of my longstanding personal rules in this part. I was in a bind and thought it best to just do what was right and throw caution to the wind. I didn't like that I did something bad to someone but it was for the greater good.

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Real Family Part 11

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Juan was called over as well as Mark Sylvester, Anne Connors, and Zoe Daniels. This was a serious meeting and one in which the family was calling in the big guns for support. The three DCF social workers were new to Juan but their relationship to the family was strong thus they had clout, Melanie and Dan needed their help right away and Juan needed their blessing that he was in the clear.

Real Family Part 10

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Juan could not believe that his own mother had just threatened his friend, a woman who had never hurt a fly in her life and who was the sweetest person you could ever meet. Linda was a saint, and her kids were just as well mannered. He shook his head as he looked at the shocked Linda while the kids tried to figure out what just happened and why Juan was so upset.

Book pulled for screwup, sorry!

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I tried to publish my new book, "New Beginnings" and Amazon had a hiccup with the file. I screwed up initially and put the wrong file in but because I had done the preparations two weeks ago I caught it before it went live. I fixed the error but Amazon's system didn't register the changes. It reverted the edition to the original version, one that was another story altogether. Sadly that wasn't caught in time before someone bought the book and I had to again change the book to the right file and republish it. But the poor unfortunate reader was stuck with the wrong version.

Real Family Part 7

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Ella had tears streaming down her face while Logan was ready to protect her. Linda was afraid for the kids and moved the kids to the bedroom until it was safe for them. Rachel and Miles went in with them as Kennedy sat down with Valerie, Juan, and Ricardo to talk about what was going on and why.

Real Family Part 5

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The agents took Juan to another room to talk. Valerie joined them as Juan's legal adviser, with Ricardo overseeing the information extraction from the office computers. Juan was advised of his rights but it was simply a formality as he was felt to be the scapegoat now not an actual participant.

Real Family Part 4

More twists and turns, a third unexpected thread joins the mix. I am debating a fourth one, but it might be too farfetched even by WT's standards.

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Dan let out a laugh at the whole turn of events. Jorge wasn't one to be so manipulative but when he was he did it for all of the right reasons. Dan shook his head and told the others "Jorge can be thanked later, I think the kids need to get home for lunch while we make arrangements for Juan's move."

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