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Amadeus Irina ~ Part 25

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

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Amadeus Irina

By Shauna

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Author’s Note:
 

Once again, thank you for all of the wonderful support and feedback! When I started this, little did I know I would actually be writing a Part 25—with no discernible end in sight!

I trust you won’t mind that it is a bit longer than normal! ;)

HUGS!
S

Amadeus Irina ~ Part 24

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

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Amadeus Irina

By Shauna

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Author’s Note:
 
It seems that I unintentionally stirred up a controversy with my comments before my last chapter. To be clear, I was not complaining about 200 ‘likes’ (kudos, thumbs up) not being enough! Nor, was I fishing for compliments/comments…

I am genuinely happy for each kudo I get, as well as for each person that decides to read any of my stories. And, yes, I write the stories more for me than anything else—so, yes, it is up to me whether I continue, or not.

HOWEVER, when the kudos drop in half, especially when the major drop is over a few chapters, it makes me wonder. Call it vanity, if you like…

At any rate, it seems there is still a lot of interest in the story, so I will keep writing as long as I feel that I have something meaningful to write—AND the interest remains (and we all know how I gauge that…).

Thank you for all of the wonderful support and feedback!

HUGS!
S

Amadeus Irina ~ Part 23

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

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Amadeus Irina

By Shauna

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Author’s Note:
 
I was genuinely surprised at the support I got for this story in the beginning—nearly 400 likes! I want to thank each and every reader for both reading—and liking the story over the course of the chapters; especially the faithful ones that have stuck with me through this journey and experiment.

Unfortunately, it seems that interest in the story is waning—not that 200 likes are anything to sneeze at! The steady decline in likes is an indication to me that I need to start wrapping up the story. This is why I typically don’t write a series with more than ten or so chapters.

I plan on finishing out the storyline and bringing it to as polished a finish as I can. Unless there is a CLEAR indication that there is interest in teasing out some of the other possibilities, I will bring this experiment to an end in the next few chapters and move on to my summer activities.

HUGS!
S

Amadeus Irina ~ Part 22

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

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Amadeus Irina

By Shauna

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Amadeus Irina ~ Part 21

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

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Amadeus Irina

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Amadeus Irina ~ Part 20 -- Edits

Author: 

Hi All,

Anam Chara made me aware of a few boo-boos I made out of my naivete on all things musical vocabulary. While I can certainly hang 'ballet speak' with the best of them, when it comes to orchestra positions and such, I am more than a novice.

I have made some edits, thanks to Anam, and hope I have it right now.

Forgive me for my ignorance and I hope you continue to enjoy the story anyway! :)

HUGS!
Shauna

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Amadeus Irina ~ Part 20

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

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Amadeus Irina

By Shauna

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Amadeus Irina ~ Part 19

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

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Amadeus Irina

By Shauna

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Amadeus Irina and Story Thefts...

Hi All,

I appreciate your patience as I struggled with how to deal with the issue that so many of us are dealing with in terms of our stories being pirated and outright stolen.

At first, I almost decided to let them win. While I have no hope that we will be able to stop them--I also can't just let the story hang. How this will ultimately impact my writing--or better said, posting--of stories, I don't really know.

For now, though, I have every intention of completing the series--however long that may take. :)

Amadeus 18 is posted for those who are interested.

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Amadeus Irina ~ Part 18

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

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Amadeus Irina

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Amadeus Irina ~ Part 17

 

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

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Amadeus Irina

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Amadeus Irina ~ Part 16

 

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

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Amadeus Irina

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Amadeus Irina ~ Part 15

 

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

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Amadeus Irina

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Amadeus Irina ~ Part 14

 

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

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Amadeus Irina

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Amadeus Irina ~ Part 13

 

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

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Amadeus Irina

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Amadeus Irina ~ Part 12

 

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

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Amadeus Irina

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Amadeus Irina ~ Part 11

 

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

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Amadeus Irina

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Amadeus Irina ~ Part 10

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

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Amadeus Irina

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Amadeus Irina ~ Part 9

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

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Amadeus Irina

By Shauna

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Thanks for pointing out the BIG boo-boo in Amadeus 8...

Author: 

A couple of people pointed out a small, but significant typo in my latest chapter...

To those that noticed and pointed it out, THANKS!

To those that noticed and glossed over it, be comforted that it is fixed.

To all else, thanks for reading it!

HUGS!
Shauna

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Amadeus Irina ~ Part 8

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

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Amadeus Irina

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Author: 

For those of you in the U.S.--Happy Thanksgiving! (Well, for those of you NOT in the U.S., too, if you like! :) )

Because I am spending extra time with the family today (and had to help prep things this week), I won't get an Amadeus posting done today. I hope to get the next installment up this weekend.

HUGS!
Shauna

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Amadeus Irina ~ Part 7

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

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Amadeus Irina

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Amadeus Irina ~ Part 6

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

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Amadeus Irina

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Amadeus Irina ~ Part 5

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

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Amadeus Irina

By Shauna

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Amadeus Irina ~ Part 5 -- EARLY POSTING

Hi All,

First, I want to thank EVERYONE that is supporting the story and has commented on and/or 'liked' it.

Now, for this week... My 'normal' rhythm is now to post on Thursdays (I can't really go up against Lux on Fridays, now can I? LOL)... BUT, I am going to be on travel this coming week--and I have no idea if I will get a chance to post... SO, I am going to post early this week. The next posting WON'T be until NEXT Thursday, though... Sorry!

I hope you like the Chapter and continue to support the story!

HUGS!
Shauna

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Amadeus Irina ~ Part 4

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

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Amadeus Irina

By Shauna

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Amadeus Irina ~ Part 3

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

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Amadeus Irina

By Shauna

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Amadeus Irina ~ Part 2

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

 

Amadeus Irina

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Amadeus Irina ~ Part 1

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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

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So, I threw in my second entry today...

So...

I decided to take Sephrena up on her challenge to write a longer story for the Christmas challenge. This is actually the story I started writing before changing horses and submitting the other one. I decided to post the other one, because I wasn't sure I could find the energy to finish this one. :)

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The Bittersweet Gift

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A story of shared pain, bittersweet gifts, and of communal love.

 
This is a tribute to all first responders that have died in the line of duty. May their ultimate gift and sacrifice never be forgotten.

 

The Bittersweet Gift

By Shauna

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Good Fairy Sephrena

So, for those of you who have been reading my stories, of late, you know that my life has been a bit of a mess, lately. I don't mean that to complain! It is a good mess (well, except that NASTY cold I cold I got, while on travel).

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The Gift of Fate

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A young man, whom is not what he should be,
is nearing the last options in life when FATE intervenes!

The Gift of Fate

By Shauna

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The Heir--Or, The Unusual Path to CEO... Junior Year ~ Part 15

Quite honestly, the rest of the school-year is anti-climactic. Yes, we DO go to State as a cheer squad. No, we don’t win—we don’t even come close at third place. BUT WE WENT! And we will go next year, too—at least if I have anything to say about it.

Felicia slowly comes out of her shell. Emily and I spend a fair amount of time with her. They both come over to the house about once a week and we spend a lot of girl time—especially after I don’t have to go to cheer practice.

Junior Year ~ Part 14

AUTHOR’S NOTE:

I know that I have taken some artistic license with our U.S. legal system here, but this is all in the vein of fiction and fun—so, all of you lawyers and legal-minded readers, please forgive me!

HUGS!

o~O~o

The next day, about mid-morning, I am called to the front office and then straight into Ronnie’s office. I am, once again, surprised to find Mummy and Momma there—along with the school lawyers.

Junior Year ~ Part 13

I hand each of the new Pinks a brochure on the way out. MOST won’t need them—not in Pink house; at least not the girls… Mummy has offered free counseling to anyone that is uncomfortable with their score—and assignment. It certainly will come as a shock to many. Depending on the demand for counseling, she has some other counselors lined up that have agreed to volunteer their time.

Junior Year ~ Part 12

Momma shouts up the stairs, “Paige? Francie? Are you girls ready? Angi and I are leaving!”

I poke my head around the corner and say loud enough that Momma can hear at the bottom of the stairs, “Just a minute Momma. I can’t get my bag zipped!”

I go back into my room and Francie comes and SITS on my bag. I quickly zip it and pray that the zipper will hold against the bulging pressure mounting from the inside. I pull it up onto its wheels with a grunt and start pulling it towards the stairs. I look back and give Francie a cheeky look and ask, “Coming?”

Book 2: Junior Year

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Let me catch you up, in case you are new to my story. My name is Paige Fitzsimmons (officially now) and I am a girl in transition. My ‘official status’ is transgender—although, technically, that is not accurate. I was tricked into transitioning by my ALMOST stepdad at a camp for all things LGBT.

Book 2: Junior Year


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Book 1: Pink House

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Overall, I was a happy boy. Sure, it was a really sad time when my Dad died two years ago, when I was eleven, but Mom met a guy that turned out to be OK—or so I thought. This is my story—as best as I can piece together the entirety of the events…

Book 1: Pink House


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Junior Year ~ Part 11

Francie and I are about to leave when the police show up. They ask us to stay behind for a few minutes and make a statement. When we are done, the police are ready to charge the women, not only with theft, but also aggravated assault for forcing us to come here by dragging us, and potentially kidnapping. Once they find out about the ‘history’ we have and what it is all about, they are sure the DA will pursue a hate crime charge. The state has one of the toughest in the country.

Junior Year ~ Part 9

Author's Note:

As I mentioned, I am on travel, so this is a bit of a shorter chapter. If I get any more posted this week, they will likely all be shorter--I will get back to more normal posting this coming weekend/next week (hopefully).

Happy Reading!

HUGS!

o~O~o

Life at school is settling into somewhat of a routine. The ‘reds’ are being quiet—I wouldn’t go as far as to say they are tolerant, but I think they know enough to lay low. That doesn’t mean that I trust the ‘truce’.

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