Jan S

For those of us who have a tough time during the holidays

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The weeks from Thanksgiving through the end of the year gave me problems for years.

It is at this time we tend to spotlight our lives and examine how we truly relate to familiy and friends. It is one of the reasons many suffer Holiday Depression; we simply cannot live up to the Hollywood and Madison Avenue's stereotypes. Oft times, "It's a Wonderful Life" we ain't.

The Snow White that wasn't


Did I see the dress as a threat to my legacy, an insult to generations of men who fought wars and presided over propane grills? No, I honestly don't believe that a 4-year-old's Halloween costume has the power to cement his sexual identity for life. I was not threatened by fears of a same-sex, vegan wedding ceremony or a rejection of power tools and the Super Bowl. A far more immediate evil loomed in my magic mirror: children who mock other children.

That's Enough (not a lecture)

For those who have been following the November story challenge, I would like to remind everyone of the story "That's Enough", by Jan S., written in 2007.

I think this story fits the story challenge criteria beautifully. It's not a long story, and well worth reading.

Another thank you, Jan for creating it.

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Carla Ann

The Missing MacGuffin (6) - And Yet More Chapters

Trapped by the police; chased by a raging maniac (or something); trekking through deep, eerie woods on a moon lit night, Jordan continues to investigate...

The Mystery of
The Missing MacGuffin
A Jordan Hailey Story
By Jan S

Yet More Chapters

The Missing MacGuffin (5) - Still More Chapters

Hells I was totally stuck, no phone, no ride, no one to help with the disguise, no friends. But enough was enough,...

The Mystery of
The Missing MacGuffin
A Jordan Hailey Story
By Jan S

Still More Chapters

The Missing MacGuffin (4) - Even More Chapters

Back among friends at last and temporarily safe from pursuit, Jordan looks for new avenues of investigation, new ways to solve . . .

The Case of
The Missing MacGuffin
A Jordan Hailey Story
By Jan S

Even More Chapters

The Missing MacGuffin (3) - Some More Chapters

With one ally down, Jordan must continue the search for clues alone.
Is Jordan getting closer to the MacGuffin, or is trouble closing in on Jordan?

The Case of
The Missing MacGuffin
A Jordan Hailey Story
By Jan S

Some More Chapters

The Missing MacGuffin (2) - The Next Chapters

Jordan is pulled deeper and deeper into the mystery of the MacGuffin's disappearance as more and more suspension is cast on him and his friends. Then, just when it seems he has a new lead, disaster strikes.

The Case of
The Missing MacGuffin
A Jordan Hailey Story
By Jan S

The Next Chapters

The Missing MacGuffin (1) - The First Chapters

At the end of a late summer's day, Jordan just wanted something, anything to happen, but one thing was as tedious as the next until a discovery was made that changed everything and opened ...

The Case of
The Missing MacGuffin
A Jordan Hailey Story
By Jan S

One more letter from Sky

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I was just going to post this as a comment on the story, but I got worried that many of the very, very important people it was intended for would miss it, so I decided to put it over here too and increase the chances it would reach most of them.

I got this letter last night and am just passing it along to everyone.

>>Monday, August 25th (night)

Letters from Sky - Part 14

" 'You don't understand, Sky. At anime conventions and cosplay things people were famous for being Tranies and signed autographs, and you're so cute, you should want peeps to know.' "


Letters from Sky


By Jan S

Part 14

Letters from Sky - Part 13

"...I do so many weird things, that if I didn't do something weird, that would be weird, but this wasn't about the weird things that I do a lot, but is weird in a whole new weird way of being weird,..."


Letters from Sky


By Jan S

Part 13

Letters from Sky - Part 9

"...maybe you think I'm totally weird but, Mars; they feel good, and they are, and I've never gotten to before, ... they are just real important. I mean there are so many things to wear now...."


Letters from Sky


By Jan S

Part 9

Letters from Sky - Part 7

"... and he said for me to stay away from him?!?!? And he walked to his car and yelled more names too.... He needs a vocab class, really."


Letters from Sky


By Jan S

Part 7

Letters from Sky - Part 5

"My life isn't so much back to normal after all, because even though everybody knows, and everybody knows everybody knows, I still wound up doing something totally weird this morning."


Letters from Sky


By Jan S

Part 5

Letters from Sky - Part 4

"And if I was a girl, I would think it was real cute and nice, and really, really want to wear it, probably, you know, but I'm not though."


Letters from Sky


By Jan S

Part 4

Letters from Sky - Part 3

"...and mostly we ignored the movie, and Lisa whispered jokes about Zack, and I denied them, and she told me about two boys that she likes: a cute one and a nice one, and I said go for nice -- unless he's totally gross. (Right answer for a girl?)"


Letters from Sky


By Jan S

Part 3

Letters from Sky - Part 2

"...Marsh, I mean, I know lots of boys do babysit, but they don't brag about it. They would wear shirts that say "World's Best Lawn Mower," or something. Right?"


Letters from Sky


By Jan S

Part 2


 © 2008 by Jan S

Letters from Sky - Prologue & Part 1

PROLOGUE: Last spring these letters began showing up in my email. I thought the address had been typed wrong and sent a reply warning the writer, but it bounced back as undeliverable. I know that seems impossible, but the letters are here, and I think the web holds many weird gremlins.

Last night I decided that, perhaps, the universe brought them to me to show to others and, if you can get over your qualms about eavesdropping on strangers, some of you might find them interesting too.


Letters from Sky


By Jan S

Prologue & Part 1

Scenes From a Kid's Life - Group 6: Piranha, Pirouette, Party

Ordinary events in the life of an unordinary child who discovers the universe in the usual way, by growing up in it.

Scenes from a Kid's Life

Group 6: Piranha, Pirouette, Party

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