Mystery or Suspense

Sissys Reckoning

Sissys Reckoning

By Julia Michelle
an abused stepson sissy returns for a little payback to those who took her life as a boy
Warning. This is a very violent story with extreme cruelty, torture and murder. Stephania is not the typical sissy.

Viper II - Mother of the Dragon Queen, Part 13

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Thirteen

Having heard she knew where there were more victims I was sure we had to get her out quickly to be able to get as much information we could get, before I would have a go at our assault. I gently took her arm again and we started walking towards the Porta del Perugino. I knew we would have to pass the Sant Carlo palace but as hoping, that the two who had been in front of the door there were among our victims. I let out a deep sigh of relief, when I carefully peeked around the corner of the chapel again and saw no suspicious people in our path. The front of the building was clear and it seemed, we were more than just lucky today.

A Thief’s Problem –chp23


A Thief’s Problem.

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Sister Magdalena, a.k.a. Angelic DeMarco, finds evidence of more than just illegal art trade while recovering a stolen painting in the home of a known criminal. Her investigation leds to the US and a very problematic situation with the US Department of Justice.

by Snowfall and Jessie Wolf.

Dedicated to the men and women of the US Marshal Service.

Edited by my husband Paul, and AJC Snowfall.

~o~O~o~

This is a work of fiction an any persons in this work are purely fictional.


The Living VS The Dead

The Living VS. The Dead
 
By: Sandy Riedel
 

I grabbed Lisa’s hand and pulled her into the mansion, gasping for air, and slammed the door behind us. I looked back at her; a mixture of pool water and sweat dripped down her face. She was shivering and I wasn’t sure if it was from being cold or from being scared.

Self-made Man, Umm Person

Self-made Man, Umm Person
 
By BillieBob

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What if it only took the power of thought to make things possible? Just imagine your future and make it real. If you have the tools to do it. Mainly, yourself, and only limited by your imagination!

The River of Shadows

The River of Shadows
by Alyssa Plant

 
A high school senior heads to Boston to visit his sister for Halloween. A twist of fate reveals something they would never have admited alone... and it proves to be the one thing that may keep them alive when the best laid plans of a group of college students are lain waste by a force of terrible evil and corruption that has thrived for centuries... Can Charlie Kane be strong enough to live? or will the River of Shadows claim yet another victim...?

A Thief’s Problem –chp22


A Thief’s Problem.

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Sister Magdalena, a.k.a. Angelic DeMarco, finds evidence of more than just illegal art trade while recovering a stolen painting in the home of a known criminal. Her investigation leds to the US and a very problematic situation with the US Department of Justice.

by Snowfall and Jessie Wolf.

Dedicated to the men and women of the US Marshal Service.

Edited by my husband Paul, and AJC Snowfall.

~o~O~o~

This is a work of fiction an any persons in this work are purely fictional.


Viper II - Mother of the Dragon Queen, Part 12

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Twelve.

Gently leading Mother Daniella after the priest towards the back door and the gardens I wondered if the Assassini were watching the back, too. If they were I would have to either bet on them still having no idea about what was going on and talk to her and then lead her back to her lodgings or kill those, that would see us. If they were not watching the back my best bet would be to make her disappear, so that she could give us all information she had. Then I would group my little force and raid the Vatican this night. In that case I would desperately need to talk to Carlo and Emberto.

Viper II - Mother of the Dragon Queen, Part 11

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Eleven

I went to have a bit of rest then, as I wanted to go on my own to scout in the small hours. I was sure to be the most safe on my own, as none of the others knew the art of the dragons to melt into the shadows like Liu and I had done at Tivoli. I got up when my feeling said it was time. The clock said half past three in the morning. I put on my black fighting clothes and wrapped my now blond hair in a black scarf, that also covered my face leaving only my eyes free. I wore black leather gloves, just in case I met any assassini. Alphonso insisted on staying at the point where I penetrated the Vatican with his men and that was no problem for me. I was not going to be seen, even if one or two of the assassini would not survive the night, but the men could certainly help to dispose of the corpses if the need arose.

A Thief’s Problem –chp21


A Thief’s Problem.

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Sister Magdalena, a.k.a. Angelic DeMarco, finds evidence of more than just illegal art trade while recovering a stolen painting in the home of a known criminal. Her investigation leds to the US and a very problematic situation with the US Department of Justice.

A Thief’s Problem –chp20


A Thief’s Problem.

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Sister Magdalena, a.k.a. Angelic DeMarco, finds evidence of more than just illegal art trade while recovering a stolen painting in the home of a known criminal. Her investigation leds to the US and a very problematic situation with the US Department of Justice.

by Snowfall and Jessie Wolf.

Dedicated to the men and women of the US Marshal Service.

Edited by my husband Paul, and AJC Snowfall.

~o~O~o~

This is a work of fiction an any persons in this work are purely fictional.


Viper II - Mother of the Dragon Queen, Part 9

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Nine

Grandfather then took me aside to tell me about his phone call to Hamburg. Master Hong had promised to put the four young men on the TEE-Helvetia (*) from Hamburg to Zürich, from where they’d be able to take the TEE-Gottardo to Milano. From there it would be an ordinary Italian train to Rome. The whole trip should not take any longer than two to three days at the most. It would help, though, if someone Italian or able to speak the language could meet them at Milano. Both of us thought it best to send Liu, who readily agreed. Grandfather and Franco would meet them at Rome, where Alphonso, his men and I would already have scouted out the Vatican. For that purpose I would have to return to my natural hair colour, which would turn me back into signorina Del Soto, a tourist eager to learn about the Vatican, accompanied by her uncle Alphonso. My goal was to find a way into the chapel Mother Daniella would be praying to find her early in the morning and help her to regain her life and courage. Then I would ask her to give us all the information we needed to find and kill the Assassini, without running into the Swiss Guard.

Burn This Diary

I recently found a diary washed up on the shore.
It bears witness to the demise of an island no one remembers.
Retells the fate of a young teenager and a mystery unfolding.
Maybe I should have burned it, but then again, what harm is there to share it?

Viper II - Mother of the Dragon Queen, Part 8

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Eight

After a long and passionate cuddle with my love I felt myself prepared to face the Cardinal. I decided to take Alphonso Da Silva with me, as Franco was better employed here to keep looking out for Mei Ling and my mum, both of whom were now occupied with the Capitano and thus out of my mind. I knew I needed to keep myself together and my rage under control. The fool of a Cardinal had really planned to unleash his assassins on the poor children. If I let myself go I might actually skin the bastard alive. Da Silva looked at me admiringly.

Rairy Contrary - Chapter 3 - Prejudice

BigCloset TopShelf Featured Author
Katherine Phillips

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License. ©2019.
All the work I post here is in its first draft format. I do this so that you can still read what I'm writing and so you have a reason to buy my books when they are edited and published, alongside supporting me as a person of course.

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Viper II - Mother of the Dragon Queen, Part 7

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Seven

As much as I would have liked to enjoy the peace and healing that now permeated the ward, my mind was occupied by these assassins. How could it have been, that such a group had existed within the church of Rome, without it being discovered and raising objections among the faithful christians? There was only one logical explanation my mind could come up with: fear. Well, I could play that game, too. It had already worked with Michele and his “family” of hell hounds, with the help now of the Great Dragon, master Liu, and my Dì yī qíshì I, as again the ghost of Viper would be able to spread terror inside the Vatican and possibly Rome. But first I needed to know all that Cardinal knew.

A Thief’s Problem –chp19


A Thief’s Problem.

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Sister Magdalena, a.k.a. Angelic DeMarco, finds evidence of more than just illegal art trade while recovering a stolen painting in the home of a known criminal. Her investigation leds to the US and a very problematic situation with the US Department of Justice.

by Snowfall and Jessie Wolf.

Dedicated to the men and women of the US Marshal Service.

Edited by my husband Paul, and AJC Snowfall.

~o~O~o~

This is a work of fiction an any persons in this work are purely fictional.


Viper II - Mother of the Dragon Queen, Part 6

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Six


When we got back to the ward where the girls were mum and the mother superior came rushing to hug me together with Marina and Mei Ling. I still felt the connection with both of them and was amazed at feeling Sister Angelica hesitantly touch my mind sending love and reassurance. I smiled.
“I have no idea, Xiăolóng, how you are able to do the things you do and not break. Had it not been for Angelica even the reduced version of what you felt would have broken me.” mum said.
“She may not call it Chi, mum, but I realised yesterday already, that she and I draw our strength from the same source. The way we do it and what we use it for may be entirely different, but it definitely is the same source.”

Viper II - Mother of the Dragon Queen, Part 5

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Five


Nothing happened that first night. We all had a good rest in the hours we were off watch, as we knew the compound well guarded. The next morning we all assembled in the canteen of the compound and the nuns prepared breakfast for the girls on Mei Ling’s advice. She had been slow cooking several chickens into a special nourishing soup in accord with the five elements (the Chinese medicine regards the world split in five elements, Water, Fire, Air, Earth and Metal), a preparation specially for recovering from injury and a couple of the nuns were eager students of Mei Ling’s explanations. Then, after an early breakfast we all went to the ward of the children and the nuns fed the girls, all of whom asked after who had prepared the soup.

A Thief’s Problem –chp18


A Thief’s Problem.

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Sister Magdalena, a.k.a. Angelic DeMarco, finds evidence of more than just illegal art trade while recovering a stolen painting in the home of a known criminal. Her investigation leds to the US and a very problematic situation with the US Department of Justice.

by Snowfall and Jessie Wolf.

Dedicated to the men and women of the US Marshal Service.

Edited by my husband Paul, and AJC Snowfall.

~o~O~o~

This is a work of fiction an any persons in this work are purely fictional.


Viper II - Mother of the Dragon Queen, Part 4

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Four

The energy in the hospital had changed completely. The girls had been in pain and desperate, before my mother and I came in, then they had been disturbed by the harsh confrontation between me and the bishop. When I had gone round and spoken to them and the nuns had started to really help, little Isabella had greatly relieved the fear by calling me an angel and now Mei Ling had helped all of them with their pain. The mother superior and the sisters were now crowding around Mei Ling, who, through Franco, explained Zhēn cì to them in general terms and that it was in a way a development, that was like the counterpart to the martial arts and that she was my sister. The mother superior looked at me questioningly and I just knew what she was asking. She wanted to bless Mei Ling, too. I smiled at her and nodded. She did again what she had done with me, kissed her cross and touched it to my sister’s forehead and just like I had, Mei Ling smiled, as she felt the deep love, that accompanied the blessing.

A Thief’s Problem –chp17


A Thief’s Problem.

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Sister Magdalena, a.k.a. Angelic DeMarco, finds evidence of more than just illegal art trade while recovering a stolen painting in the home of a known criminal. Her investigation leds to the US and a very problematic situation with the US Department of Justice.

by Snowfall and Jessie Wolf.

Dedicated to the men and women of the US Marshal Service.

Edited by my husband Paul, and AJC Snowfall.

~o~O~o~

This is a work of fiction an any persons in this work are purely fictional.


Viper II - Mother of the Dragon Queen, Part 3

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Three


Holding the Commandante firmly by his arm I led him towards the ward, where the children were. Curious eyes followed us everywhere, only the guys from the Polizia Militare grinned. Emberto stopped to address the soldiers, while Tenente Da Silva saluted me smartly but only had a derisive grin for the Commandante. I knew that the man had wasted any respect he might have had among the men. His career was over. Too many of them had families and children of their own and could not understand his attitude. It was only now that I realised that the family in Italy had at least as much if not more importance as the faith.

Viper II - Mother of the Dragon Queen, Part 2

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Two

It took only about half an hour to get to the hospital in the compound of the Army that was the closest and where the Polizia Militare unit had come from. Emberto was duly greeted by the commander of the brigade housed here and then we were led to a cordoned off building next to the hospital. The MPs I had met at the villa stood watch here and we were greeted by tenente Da Silva.

Viper II - Mother of the Dragon Queen

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It seemed that most of the people in Tivoli were in the mood to celebrate as the trattoria and the place in front were filling up quickly, but as happy as I was about having been reunited with my mum, the fate of the poor girls we had rescued was heavy on my mind and I could feel my Dragons were the same. Mum looked from one to the other of us, wondering why we were not wholeheartedly joining in the fun.
“What is it, Xiăolóng, that keeps you and your dragons from being happy with me?”

A Thief’s Problem –chp16


A Thief’s Problem.

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Sister Magdalena, a.k.a. Angelic DeMarco, finds evidence of more than just illegal art trade while recovering a stolen painting in the home of a known criminal. Her investigation leds to the US and a very problematic situation with the US Department of Justice.

by Snowfall and Jessie Wolf.

Dedicated to the men and women of the US Marshal Service.

Edited by my husband Paul, and AJC Snowfall.

~o~O~o~

This is a work of fiction an any persons in this work are purely fictional.


Sleeping Beauties Chapter 2

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Chapter Two – She Devil

Transgender cop Penelope Bishop and her partner Silvia Bickle continue to look for their sex-crazed killer whilst Penelope is battles her own inner demons. The crime scene is unique and frustrating and Penelope hits a new low, even for her.

Sleeping Beauties Chapter 1

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Chapter One – The Bride Wore White

Transgender cop Penelope Bishop and her partner Silvia Bickle catch a murder case involving a beautiful cocktail waitress murdered in her own home. Penelope is battling her own inner demons but will soon lock horns with a serial killer who has just begun his rampage.

A Thief’s Problem –chp15


A Thief’s Problem.

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Sister Magdalena, a.k.a. Angelic DeMarco, finds evidence of more than just illegal art trade while recovering a stolen painting in the home of a known criminal. Her investigation leds to the US and a very problematic situation with the US Department of Justice.

by Snowfall and Jessie Wolf.

Dedicated to the men and women of the US Marshal Service.

Edited by my husband Paul, and AJC Snowfall.

~o~O~o~

This is a work of fiction an any persons in this work are purely fictional.


A Thief’s Problem –chp14


A Thief’s Problem.

142px-US_Marshal_Badge.png

Sister Magdalena, a.k.a. Angelic DeMarco, finds evidence of more than just illegal art trade while recovering a stolen painting in the home of a known criminal. Her investigation leds to the US and a very problematic situation with the US Department of Justice.

by Snowfall and Jessie Wolf.

Dedicated to the men and women of the US Marshal Service.

Edited by my husband Paul, and AJC Snowfall.

~o~O~o~

This is a work of fiction an any persons in this work are purely fictional.


A Thief’s Problem –chp13


A Thief’s Problem.

142px-US_Marshal_Badge.png

Sister Magdalena, a.k.a. Angelic DeMarco, finds evidence of more than just illegal art trade while recovering a stolen painting in the home of a known criminal. Her investigation leds to the US and a very problematic situation with the US Department of Justice.

by Snowfall and Jessie Wolf.

Dedicated to the men and women of the US Marshal Service.

Edited by my husband Paul, and AJC Snowfall.

~o~O~o~

This is a work of fiction an any persons in this work are purely fictional.


A Thief’s Problem –chp12


A Thief’s Problem.

142px-US_Marshal_Badge.png

Sister Magdalena, a.k.a. Angelic DeMarco, finds evidence of more than just illegal art trade while recovering a stolen painting in the home of a known criminal. Her investigation leds to the US and a very problematic situation with the US Department of Justice.

by Snowfall and Jessie Wolf.

Dedicated to the men and women of the US Marshal Service.

Edited by my husband Paul, and AJC Snowfall.

~o~O~o~

This is a work of fiction an any persons in this work are purely fictional.


Heroes For Hire Chp. 20 (Final Chapter)

Jessie was sitting on Peyton’s shoulder watching the new people work out, under Larka’s instructions. The fellow named Baloo was having a hard time with the exercise. The elf lady Riveraka was having a hard time, but she was doing better than the Bearman. The one that uses to be named Bruce was now using the name Caspin.

A Thief’s Problem –chp10


A Thief’s Problem.

142px-US_Marshal_Badge.png

Sister Magdalena, a.k.a. Angelic DeMarco, finds evidence of more than just illegal art trade while recovering a stolen painting in the home of a known criminal. Her investigation leds to the US and a very problematic situation with the US Department of Justice.

by Snowfall and Jessie Wolf.

Dedicated to the men and women of the US Marshal Service.

Edited by my husband Paul, and AJC Snowfall.

~o~O~o~

This is a work of fiction an any persons in this work are purely fictional.


Rairy Contrary - Chapter 2 - Agonizing Retreat

BigCloset TopShelf Featured Author
Katherine Phillips

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License. ©2019.
All the work I post here is in its first draft format. I do this so that you can still read what I'm writing and so you have a reason to buy my books when they are edited and published, alongside supporting me as a person of course.

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Rairy Contrary Chapter 2 Agonizing Retreat

Off Time - Chapter 1 - New Legs - The Saga of Adrian

BigCloset TopShelf Featured Author
Katherine Phillips

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License. ©2019.
All the work I post here is in its first draft format. I do this so that you can still read what I'm writing and so you have a reason to buy my books when they are edited and published, alongside supporting me as a person of course.

Adrian - The Saga of Adrian

BigCloset TopShelf Featured Author
Katherine Phillips

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License. ©2019.
All the work I post here is in its first draft format. I do this so that you can still read what I'm writing and so you have a reason to buy my books when they are edited and published, alongside supporting me as a person of course.

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Prologue

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Forgotten: Chapter 17

The sun was fully up by the time we got ourselves together and made our way out of the forest, heading back to where me, Selena, and Ryu had left Wren. But the trip back was antagonizing. We had lost Frank’s partners and Sybil was missing, but most importantly, Greg’s death. But I was too worked up to really think about my relationship with Greg. Plus, there was the small matter of being in severe pain. My leg hurt, so I could only badly limp. Ryu and Selena helped me walk, the rest shuffling about, and then there was Frank.

Foreign influence: part 43, final

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seventy one

Life at Davidwache went back to normal, as Biggi, Marion and Esme finalized the preparations for our celebration. Our outside guests, ThreeB and Maureen, Chris and Helena and most important of all Kathrin and Martin had been alerted and I had finally remembered to ask Esme about Agatha. Evidently she was a lost daughter of the house of Hessen, who had been written off immediately after her disappearance. We both thought it best to leave it at that, I because I knew Agatha would like it that way and Esme because she knew the parents and siblings.

Feral Saga Chapter 2 - Betrayal

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Feral Saga Chapter 2 - Betrayal
by Nyssa

A Marvel X-Men Fanfiction starring Wolverine and Jean Grey

Wolverine is a mystery, even to himself. But he is also a survivor. His incredible healing ability has brought him through crisis after crisis.  A loner, he is learning to be a part of a team - the Uncanny X-Men. With the help of Professor X and Jean Grey he is learning to trust and, in the case of Jean Grey, to love (even if it isn’t returned the way he would hope). But what if everything that has helped him survive, or is now helping him cope is turned against him? If his fragile hold on his very identity is shaken beyond anything he could ever imagine? How will the Wolverine survive when he can’t claw his way out or heal himself? Will rage devour him and lead him into the unending madness of a mindless, desperate wild creature, or is there another way - a way he could never have anticipated? Can he find his way before the X-Men are ripped apart?

Obviously, I do not own any of these characters and have not sought permission to use them. This is simply a fanfiction and should not be considered an official Marvel publication. However, I do retain all rights to my content and do not give permission for this story to be published elsewhere without my express consent.

In this, our second-ever issue, there’s some superhero-style violence and related tension as the action ramps up and plots begin to unfold. The game is afoot (whoops, wrong story)! There’s also people dealing with what just happened and what it means about .. Uhh, nope, sorry - spoilers…

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