Mature / Thirty+

Two First Times

“If you’re sure... I don’t want to pressure you or make you feel like you owe me.”

 

“Tell me what you want,” I said. “I can’t promise I’ll do it, but I’ll at least consider it. And I won’t judge you for it.”

 

He was silent again. Then: “All right... promise not to laugh or freak out?”

Vesta's Hearth 21

Vesta’s Hearth Chapter 21
By
Frances Penwiddy

Copyright© Frances Penwiddy 2012

Vesta’s Hearth is a work of fiction, the characters and the Café are fictitious and any resemblance to places or persons living or dead is coincidental.

Vesta’s Hearth is not considered suitable reading matter for minors

In the final chapter of Volume 1, Helen goes home to the Café, buys a case of champagne, dances with Adam and buys a nest.

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Finding Daisy Parts 9 to 13- Finale

If 22,000 words is too long too bad. I spent hours trying to rewrite this to make it better because people didn't like it the least you can do is read it without complaining about the length.

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Actions Have Consequences Vol 4: Helen's Thoughts

Helen’s Thoughts
By
Sarah Goodwoman

Author’s notes: I just want to thank my editor and dear friend for editing this. This is just a collection of Helen's thoughts for people to understand her point of view.

Turnabout Part 7

Thanks again Lizzy Bennet for all of your feedback, encouragement and kind words

Dan and Jessica make a huge decision...but not without drama

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It was Charles’ day off, so Marty offered to take us to the airport.

Another Letter to My Mother

This is a follow up letter that I sent to my mother. I know that many people have read my "A Letter to my Mother" and expressed happiness about her reaction, and how I said what I said to her.

This is me cutting her off.

I was assaulted by a transphobe while living with someone as a roommate. My mother thought it was more important to attend a dinner with her sister instead of coming to the hospital to see me after this incident. Then it came out that my mother and her new husband had been running down me to my daughter the entire time she was living with them, which was a period of six months (and pure torture for her).

Virtually Feminine - Part 1

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Introduction
I wrote this story about personal growth through interaction in a Virtual World largely in response to Dorothy Colleen’s challenge to write something about a 40+ transition. I’m not sure it will get that far, but the characters are the right age at least.

I set it in Second Life, as that’s an environment I am familiar with. I was going to go through afterwards and edit all the references to some generic VR World but I think it gives it a more realistic feel by using the names and jargon from a ‘real’’virtual world that some of you may be familiar with. Of course, I don’t own Second Life ™ , it’s a registered trademark belonging to Linden Lab. I’m not associated with them in any way and the views and people described only bear a passing resemblance to anyone real or virtual.’ All copyrights and trademarks belong to their respective owners and I’m not trying to sell anything. Please don’t sue me, as I don’t have any money. Oh, and if you’re reading this Fee and you recognise yourself, I’m sorry.

Hell Of A Story

It's a tale of businessmen, paperwork, filing, and toil! And some damnation, monsters, and wacky mishaps occur along the way. But paperwork too! It's a Hell Of A Story!
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Reflections 2

Reflections 2
Author Samantha Ann

A short story for Valentine`s day

The story has been posted as Reflections on Valentine’s Day and in honesty feel It could have been improved.

I have reviewed the story and tweaked, pulled and pushed it this way and that to this version, correcting some spelling and grammar errors.

Thanks also to Erin for her advice when I was deciding whether to leave the original story available for readers to compare, both are still available.

Look good in Blue

Emma Price a.k.a Blondie had always been a looker ever since primary school. Only the teachers and her parents ever called her ‘Emma’. With her naturally blonde hair and brilliant green eyes she was the best looking 5 year old for miles around.

Some parents would have put her into what the Americans call ‘Beauty Pagents’ but Blondie was a real tomboy at heart. She was part of our little gang from the very day that her family moved into Kirdford Close. There was Simon, Trev, Alan and me, Joe. She was just one of us.

The Spy Who Loved Me

The Spy Who Loved Me

Part 1

The mouse scratched at the walls of the small Plexiglas box it found itself in. It didn’t seem to notice when the lights in the room dimmed or when a robotic arm with a laser scanner descended from the ceiling and bathed it in a red wave of flickering light. A slight electrical hum filled the room. Moments later a shining object looking rather like a giant sparkplug lowered itself over the mouse.

A slightly hollow sounding female robotic voice echoed throughout the room. “Sequence initiation in three, two, one. Initializing.”

Westworld

Westworld

April 3, 2028

“Ladies and gentlemen, please welcome the CEO of Future Global, Malcom Sanders.”

The lights in the conference hall dimmed and a spotlight appeared on a man dressed in jeans, tennis shoes, and a Hawaiian aloha shirt as he walked across the stage. After an initial robust round of applause the attendees fell silent. Malcom Sanders was the latest Silicon Valley technology wizard that had quickly established himself far above his competitors in recent years. His appearances were rare but always accompanied by life and market altering innovations.

Finding Daisy Part 7

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Chapter 18
The girls took the news well but Leslie and Valerie were still concerned about Daisy's future. They needed those DNA test results and fast. Without them, Daisy may not get her surgery and both knew she might do harm to herself if that happened. It was a matter of life and death.

Finding Daisy Part 6

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Chapter 15
With so many coming over Lilly went over to the Finn home early she could help with the cooking. Daisy slept in, Miles pointed out that it wasn't right to subject her to the scrutiny of the other teens, their parents, and the teachers yet. He had a point, he himself kept his distance from her to let her get used to the others as he wasn't sure what to think about her himself.

Actions Have Consequences Vol 3: Marci’s Journal

Actions Have Consequences Vol 3: Marci’s Journal
By
Sarah Goodwoman

Author’s note: I would like to thank Chris for doing such a great job at editing my work. This is Actions Have Consequences from Doug’s/ Marci. To better understand Helen, you will have to wait for the edited version of Helen’s Thoughts.
Day 1

Finding Daisy Part 4

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Chapter 8
Leslie sounded seriously disturbed when she called Anne after Dale's exam. Anne didn't expect her to call her at all, but this sounded serious. Anne rushed over to Leslie's apartment as fast as she could., hoping that whatever was going on wasn't serious.

Finding Daisy Part 3

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Chapter 5
Dale was quiet after dinner. He fell asleep fast and huddled into a ball at the foot of the bed like a dog instead of a child. It was heartbreaking seeing this, he had a large full-size bed to himself yet he couldn't bring himself to sleep in the middle as any sensible person would do.

Vesta's Hearth 19 and 20

Vesta’s Hearth Chapters 19 and 20

By

Frances Penwiddy

Copyright© Frances Penwiddy 2012
This is a work of fiction, the characters and the Café are fictitious and any resemblance to places or persons living or dead is coincidental.

Vesta’s Hearth is not considered suitable as reading matter for minors.

Finding Daisy Part 2

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Special thanks to Snowfall for the suggestion about using Grammarly

Chapter 3
Anne called Leslie Finn early Saturday morning to tell her that she was needed. Leslie knew this wasn't your normal situation or a social call. Despite being friends with her sister-in-law Leslie and Anne weren't really that close.

Turnabout Part 6

Thanks to Lizzy Bennet for her comments. They are much appreciated.

We were walking into the apartment after dinner with my parents.

“What’s wrong with this outfit?” I was wearing a blue women’s oxford shirt, black skinny jeans, boots and a black blazer.

“Nothing,” Jess said, with a smile. “You actually look really good. Clothes look good on you.”

“Why did she say something then?”

She laughed, "That is a separate question.”

“Why is she pushing my buttons?”

Jess grinned widely. “She installed them.”

Finding Daisy Part 1

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This is a rewrite of a story released in December 2015

Prologue
It's just after 7 AM on a brisk November morning and a bus pulls into a bay at the South Station Bus Terminal in downtown Boston. Everyone gets off the bus except one. Still remaining in a seat in the back of the bus is a little child, barely older than 4 years old, looking around scared and unsure what to do now.

Help Part 7 of 7- Finale

It's the James' time to shine as the lives of Trinity, Alison, and Katie are impacted by social services. Trinity endures emotional turmoil while Katie and Alison face their lives being ruined. A battle of truths, conspiracies, and personal vendettas are on display for the courts with everyone coming out feeling dirty

Reflections

Reflections

A short story for Valentine`s day

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Authors Note: I posted this short story on Valentine`s day and I am not comfortable with the way it looks or reads. I have edited it and made changes to the story and have posted the new version under the title of Reflections 2. Thanks also to Erin for her advice when I was unsure how to proceed with the amendments.

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The mirror on the wall sees all and hides nothing.

Here he comes again he looks sad and seems to have lost his way and all interest in life.

Fantasy Island: A Drabble by Dorothy

Fantasy Island: A Drabble by Dorothy

“Mr. Roarke, When my wife booked us for a weekend here, she said it was a place to explore a fantasy.”

“And?”

“I’m now a blond big breasted nymphet! That’s certainly not my fantasy!”

Deep voice says “But I never said it was YOUR fantasy we’d be exploring!”

End

Help Part 6 of 7

The fallout from the assault on Trinity sends shockwaves as well as stirring up trouble. Trinity has her first official dance class and starts to win the hearts and minds of the girls in her classes. Polly begins to make inroads in multiple ways and may help someone without knowing it.

Help Part 4 of 7

Polly has to confront her past actions as the girls finally see her face to face. Trina learns a hard lesson about accepting people. Trinity begs Alison and Katie to adopt her. Polly endures the teen girls helping then deals with just how terrible people are towards Trinity

Morning after the Night Before - Part 4 - Finale

Morning After The Night Before Part Four Finale

We come to the final part of the tale of Olive and Samantha to discover what has happened following the events of Halloween.

Once again I wish to give a BIG thanks to my friend Chris for taken his time to review, edit and comment with the whole story and not just this finale Chapter, even with his computer files getting corrupted just before his normal backup, these things never happen after the back up do they, Chris was still able to complete the edit. Also to Commentator for her edit, support and advice.

Vesta's Hearth 17 and 18

Vesta’s Hearth Chapters 17 and 18

By

Frances Penwiddy

Copyright© Frances Penwiddy 2012

This is a work of fiction, the characters and the Café are fictitious and any resemblance to places or persons living or dead is coincidental.

Helen learns to hate telephones, yearns for a kiss and takes her brand new 50 year vintage Ford Zephyr Zodiac for a spin.

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Help Part 1 of 7

Trinity's father unexpectedly passes away leaving her all alone with nobody willing to take her in. Alison and Katie have to step up and help the little girl who has known nothing but pain and suffering for months. Katie goes from teacher to mother months before she is ready for the role.

The Final Frontier

The Final Frontier

Part 1

I sat on the worn, wooden, park bench staring up into the sky. A gentle breeze brought scents from fresh-cut grass and roses from the field and garden nearby.

"It's you, isn't it? You're Sam Shepherd." Shaken from my thoughts, I nodded the affirmative at the little boy whose mother stood protectively nearby. "You’re flying up there tomorrow?" The boy pointed towards the sun.

"Yes. Maybe one day you'll be an astronaut as well?"

"Not me. I'm going to change the world!"

I Will Always Be There For You

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Two lonely people find each other,
and discover that true love lasts longer
than they ever knew it could.

I Will Always
Be There For You

by Wendy Jean

Copyright © 2012 by Wendy Jean
All Rights Reserved.
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