Heather Rose Brown

Bobby's Rainy Day Adventure

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Trying to find his new home in the pouring rain, Bobby winds up falling into a mud puddle and is soaked from head to toe. A neighbor girl offers to takes Bobby home, where his rainy day adventure begins.

Smile

Smile
Copyright 2014 by Heather Rose Brown

This is a song about someone who's missing someone standing right in front of them. Any rhyming is accidental, and the structure isn't exactly symmetrical, but the emotion in these lyrics come straight from the heart.
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Strange Water

Strange Water
Copyright 2013 by Heather Rose Brown

In a post-apocalyptic world where water (not gasoline, as in Mad Max 2-The Road Warrior) is the most valuable resource, an apprentice finder discovers something incredibly strange.
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Aunt Holly

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I just found out a few hours ago Aunt Holly died. Even though I knew her health had been getting worse, I had been hoping somehow she'd pull through. I guess, sometimes, just wishing with all your heart don't always work.

Some part of me just wants to cry, but I can't. All I can feel is numbness right now. And emptiness. The world feels emptier without Aunt Holly in it.

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Elevator Etiquette

Elevator Ettiquette
Copyright 2013 by Heather Rose Brown.

In this drabble (100 word story), a transgendered woman finds herself in close quarters with a group of strangers while heading for a job interview.
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I Ain't Gay! Chapter 9

I Ain't Gay! Chapter 9
Copyright 2013 by Heather Rose Brown

In this chapter, Tanner faces some questions, and finds some possible answers, before getting an important phone call.
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I Ain't Gay! Chapter 8

I Ain't Gay! Chapter 8
Copyright 2013 by Heather Rose Brown

In this chapter, Tanner and Mel find themselves in deep, deep trouble.
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The bedroom door openened. I felt Mel's breath behind my ear as she whispered, "Oh shit." An older, shorter-haired version of my friend walked in, looked at us, and ... kept looking at us.

I Ain't Gay! Chapter 7

I Ain't Gay! Chapter 7
Copyright 2013 by Heather Rose Brown

In this chapter, Tanner gives Mel's suggestion a try, then discovers a reason he hadn't considered for being afraid of doing so.
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I Ain't Gay! Chapter 6

I looked for Mel as I locked the front door, and saw how her long-legged walk had already given her a good head start on our trip to her house. I ran to catch up with her, keeping to the cool grass along the driveway because of my bare feet. "Shouldn't we have left a note?" I asked, raising my voice to be heard over the gravel crunching under my friend's sneakers.

I Ain't Gay! Chapter 5

I Ain't Gay! Chapter 5
Copyright 2013 by Heather Rose Brown

In this chapter, Tanner reveals a couple of personal issues to his new friend, then Mel asks what could be a life changing question.
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I Ain't Gay! Chapter 4

I Ain't Gay! Chapter 4
Copyright 2013 by Heather Rose Brown

In this chapter, Tanner stresses over some of the things his parents had said, then learns about a crush Mel had ... and may still have.
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I Ain't Gay! Chapter 3

I Ain't Gay Chapter 3
Copyright 2013 by Heather Rose Brown.

In this chapter, Tanner stumbles into an embarrassing situation, then gets conflicting signals from Mel and his uncle while having breakfast with them.
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Uncle Barry's house from "I Ain't Gay!"

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For those who have been reading my story, I Ain't Gay! and may be curious, I've attached a drawing showing the layout of Uncle Barry's house to the bottom of this blog entry.

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I Ain't Gay! Chapter 2

I Ain't Gay! Chapter 2
Copyright 2013 by Heather Rose Brown

In this chapter, Tanner experiences a nightmarish example of his parent's' over-enthusiastic support of his unacknowledged homosexuality before he meets Mel ... who may or may not be the girl of his dreams.
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Song pun in 100 words

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I held my wife close when she started sobbing again.

The police officer turned to me and asked, "Can you tell me what happened, sir?"

"Her armpit hairs are missing," I answered.

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Mother's Day Morning

Mother's Day Morning
Copyright 2013 by Heather Rose Brown

A little girl 's past crosses paths with her present when she tries to create something special for Mother's Day.
(This story was written for the bestest mommy in the world, Holly H Hart. ^.^)
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Feeling contemplative

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I don't know if it's just because another birthday has come and gone, but I've kinda been wondering what kinda impact I've had on the world, and what sort of legacy I'll leave when I'm gone. I feel like I should be scrambling to make some lasting change in the world, but I barely have the energy to trod from one day to the next. I feel like there's a pair of scales approaching, and my soul weighs less than a breath. I know I'll pull out of this funk eventually, but I'm not at eventually. I'm here, right now, and I feel lost.

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Song: Haters Gonna Hate (That's Why Lovers Gotta Love)

Haters Gonna Hate (That's Why Lovers Gotta love)

Copyright 2012 by Heather Rose Brown

This Friday I was talking to another transgendered person about a hate crime they had witnessed. I went home with an aching sadness and rage at the unprovoked violence. It wasn't until later while chatting with some friends that I heard someone say, "Haters gonna hate," to which I responded, "That's why lovers gotta love." After thinking about those two phrases last night, I woke up with the following song.

The Magic Swing Set - Part 2

This story gives a glimpse into what happens after a boy's life has been dramatically changed by a magic swing set. It is a continuation of The Magic Swing Set.

The Magic Swing Set - Part 2
Copyright 2011 by Heather Rose Brown
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Partial Recall

Government agents have finally located the president's son and attempt memory reintegration, which is only partially successful. Can they help him escape his kidnappers with only partial recall?

Partial Recall
Copyright 2011 by Heather Rose Brown
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Back Burner Stories 2

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It's been a while since I posted my first back burner stories blog. Since then, some stories have been finished, and others have been added to the back burner. Here's a few of those new stories I'm currently working on. :)
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Better Than Living in a Box

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Dwarves and Elves and Transgendered Humans

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I just had a bit of a scene pop up in my head where someone was explaining how humans are the results of crossbreeding between elves and dwarves, and what we usually consider masculine or feminine are actually expressions of our dwarven and elfin natures. I really like the idea and it feels like an important part in the middle of a story, but I'm at a loss as to what the beginning or end might be. Any suggestions?

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Drabble, drabble, toil and trabble...

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In case you're wondering, this is a post about drabbles, not magic. ^.~ After posting my last drabble, I had looked through my stories and realized there were enough 100-word stories to make a collection. So, to make it easier for anyone who likes one of my drabbles to find the others (and to appease my obsessive need to organize things >.< ), I've created a new heading called Heather Rose's Drabbles, and placed the following stories under that heading:

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Backburner Stories accidently deleted

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I'd recently been trying to create a new blog while looking at an old blog, and I'd accidently deleted the old blog. I really liked the old blog and the responses I'd gotten to it, so I decided to create a new blog entry with the contents of the old blog. Wish me luck!

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Square Dance Stand In

Can a boy get over his own issues with returning to something he formerly enjoyed in order to fill in for a girl he secretly has a crush on?

Square Dance Stand In

Copyright 2011 by Heather Rose Brown
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Night of the Werebabies

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When the moon is full and babies howl, make sure you lock the doors and bar all the windows.
Most importantly, do not ever ever leave out any milk.

 
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Night of the Werebabies

by Heather Rose Brown

Copyright  © 2010 Heather Rose Brown
All Rights Reserved.

Chance and Hope

Chance and Hope
by Heather Rose Brown
 
A young teenage boy has come to the end of his rope.
But, instead of giving up, he decides to make some drastic changes in his life.
On the eve of his decision, he goes to say goodbye to a long lost friend,
and finds hope in an unexpected way.

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Jessi's Girl (lyrics)

I'd been listening to the song, Jessie's Girl by Rick Springfield, when I started wondering what the song might be like if a few of the words were changed. The results of that musing can be found in the lyrics below. :)

Jessi's Girl
by Heather Rose Brown
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Writing complete stories

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Does anyone have any advice on how to make a story that comes off as complete? It seems like a lot of the stories I write that feel complete to me seem to feel incomplete to other people. I really feel bad sometimes when this happens, because I don't want to give anyone an unsatisfying reading experience.

On the Way to the Dance

This is just a little peek into the lives of a couple of very special teenagers as they head towards their first high school dance.

On the Way to the Dance
Copyright 2010 by Heather Rose Brown
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Prep School Body Guard

Kim Cho was one of the best agents available. He was also one of the youngest. This was both good and bad for him, especially when he was assigned to work as a bodyguard at St. Genevieve's Preparatory School for Gifted Young Women.

Prep School Bodyguard
Copyright 2010 by Heather Rose Brown
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Tired...

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I am so tired, but I can't sleep. I feel like there's a weight on top of me. Every breath I take seems to be harder to draw in. The weight on my chest seems to just get heavier. Part of me just wants to give up and not struggle any more. But ... I can't give up hope. Not yet.

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Cashews Cartoon

What would happen if Peppermint Patty and Marcie were to take a hand in Charlie Brown's never ending quest to win the affection of the little red haired girl?

With great respect and admiration for Mr Schultz, along with heartfelt apologies to one of my favorite cartoonists, I'd like to offer the following comic strip for your perusal and entertainment. ;)

Team Player

Sometimes team sports can be a real challenge for someone who isn't athletically gifted. Of course, how much fun you have could depend on the team you're on.

Team Player

Copyright 2010 by Heather Rose Brown
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