April 2023 Take Your Daughter To Work Day Challenge

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The April 2023 "Take Your Daughter To Work Day" Story Challenge!

Concept: It's Take Your Daughter To Work Day! What (miss) adventures can your protagonist get up to? Are they the parent of a trans child, or trans themselves? Or the child in question? Or something even wackier?

Story length: Any, single or multi-part stories welcome.

Rules: Stories must include at least one trans character in a major role. Participants may enter any number of stories they desire into the challenge. Stories must be original pieces written for the challenge and, if fanfic or a spinoff of another series, should be able to stand on their own.

Deadline: April 30th.

There IS a contest tag up for this event! Just look for "2023-4 April - Take Your Daughter To Work Day Challenge" in the contests taxonomy section.

However, please note that April is a story CHALLENGE, not a CONTEST. As such, there will be no prizes offered nor voting taking place. The tag is there so people can easily find entries, and so that I can easily collate a list of them at the end of the month.

Have fun and go wild, and I'll be looking forward to what people come up with!



So long as it involves taking their kiddo to work with 'em, everything else is up to writer's choice :)

Melanie E.


What if a lone guy driving to work is abducted as Melanie suggests and returned to Earth by the aliens as a girl who is (after DNA testing to find out who she really is) is though to be his own daughter?

Or if he was my age to begin with thought to be his granddaughter (Que Ray Steven's, I'm My Own Grandpa")

We the willing, led by the unsure. Have been doing so much with so little for so long,
We are now qualified to do anything with nothing.

That sounds

Rose's picture

That sounds REALLY convoluted and confusing. LOL!



Sounds like fun to me!

Maybe it's just convoluted and confusing enough to get my muse to come back from where ever it has been hiding since my near fatal fall last year.

Ok so maybe it hasn't been hiding so much as other things during my recovery have been more pressing, but writing is one of those big things I want to get back.

We the willing, led by the unsure. Have been doing so much with so little for so long,
We are now qualified to do anything with nothing.

Working on it.

Patricia Marie Allen's picture

Working on it. So far I've got a little over 9K words and have just reached the first real crisis in a simple plan to substitute a cross-dressed son for a daughter.


Happiness is being all dressed up and HAVING some place to go.
Semper in femineo gerunt

Working on you winning

I figure if I can scrape enough together, I might could swing it...
But really, your story was awesome! Maybe we could have a "Put your money where your votes are" story voting contest? /smirk


Emma Anne Tate's picture

I didn't think I was going to do this one, but my fickle muse showed up last night and insisted. It was not, alas, my fun muse. I'm afraid that, for the second time running, you've put out a challenge that practically calls out for something light and fun, and my mind has stubbornly gone to something real world and difficult. If you do a horror-based challenge, I'm sure I'll come up with a real gut-buster.

Thank you, again, for all of the time you are giving to these!



Melanie Brown's picture

I don’t think I could do a dark themed story.


I wouldn't

Rose's picture

have thought I could write horror, then I wrote the death scene in the Letters.





Melanie Brown's picture

Actually, I was being facetious as my latest Doppler Press book is an anthology of my 7 darkest stories.


Ah. I don't normally get into

Rose's picture

Ah. I don't normally get into horror. When I was a kid, I read The Shining, and I finished it at 11:55 PM. Worst 5 minutes of my life. Everything in the book happened at Midnight. LOL!

I have read horror since, but I think what I read that totally removed it from my library were several Robin Cook books. Brain is probably the most frightening book I've ever read. Coma, another Robin Cook novel and movie was nothing compared to Brain.

Interestingly, I can write stuff that's frightening, but the difference is thats under my control.



If you do a horror challenge...

You must specify in the rules that a certain number of horror movie tropes be in the story. Such as have the MC hear creepy music forewarning him/her/them right before any encounter of the monster/ghost/demon/creature.

And don't forget the girl that runs away, falls down and for some unseen reason begins crawling away rather than get up and continue running.

Oh and if there is a group of characters, the majority must think it is much better to split up rather than stay together.

And don't forget the door the MC should never open but does anyway!

And extra points for anyone who has the group run into a shed to hide that is full of saws, axes, scythes, and other sharp outdoor equipment that could be used to hurt or kill them rather than the car sitting off to one side already running with the doors open ready to give them a fast get away from the area.

And extra extra points for anyone that has the ghost/spirit/monster turn out to be Mr. Jenkins in a costume trying to scare the meddling kids away.

As you can tell I'm not much into horror genre. My wife loved those kind of movies when she was alive, but after sitting with me through a couple of them (pointing out all the tropes and making snide comments as if I were in an episode of Mystery Science Theater 3000) She would beg me to go find something else to do while she watched it.

We the willing, led by the unsure. Have been doing so much with so little for so long,
We are now qualified to do anything with nothing.


Mine was so dreadful I had to end it with a Doors lyric.


Angela Rasch (Jill M I)

Maybe I could do

Rose's picture

Maybe I could do a section that stands alone, but is a part of Arctic Fox 3, where Mike Chatham takes Marcia for one of his charter trips and the plane crashes...

Hmmm... I've got to mull this over...