Jewel Box One - BigCloset Stories One Year Ago

These are stories that appeared on Big Closet approximately one year ago this week.

Masks II: Part 9

Masks II

by

Rodford Edmiston

Part Nine

"Oh!" said Colossa, as they traded places in the bathroom of her quarters at the Intrepids' base that evening. "Solange finally decided to sue her parents and that psychiatrist. The team's law firm has agreed to take the case."

"I don't know if that's good or bad," said Randy, with a sigh, putting toothpaste on his brush. "There are some situations where trying to get justice only hurts everyone involved."

Magic is.. not always the reason things go wrong. [1.2]

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In this instalment we are a bit closer to our end goal.

Events unfold including but not limited to:
A socially deviant receptionist (a title she would accept with joy)
And Al gets to the hub of things, in more ways than one.


Kayda 7 - Charging Buffalo, Hidden Dragon (part 3 of 3)

A Whateley Academy Adventure

Charging Buffalo, Hidden Dragon

By ElrodW

(with thanks to EE Nalley and Phoenix Spiritus
for contributed scenes and idea)


Le Lakota tolowan yelo
Channi tatanka oyate ki
Icic' upi nahan taku un
Umnipi nahan unkotipi kte k'un
Lepa unk' upelo

Wasicu ki ahi nahan
Wicakasota pi tka
Tatanka tawowakan ki lena
Hecenanhgluhapelo

Cynthia and the Dropped Ball - Chapter 3 of 7

Cynthia and the Dropped Ball, Chapter 3 of 7

By Portia Bennett

Introduction: Tommie tells her sister about meeting a real witch and The Wizard. Elaine’s not too sure what to believe. We also learn one other thing. Tommie can converse with his cat. Does this sound familiar?

This story is another addition to The Cynthia Chronicles. Cynthia (Cindy) Brewer has graduated from medical school, and is well into her residency. The Wizard has difficulty remembering exactly where she is in her studies. Randi Lewis at age 18 is starting work on her Master of Science in Chemistry (read Randi and the Professor), and Charli Brewer will soon be a freshman in pre-med at UConn. Bobbie Anderson is setting the golf world on fire having now won tournaments on the PGA in addition to her many victories on the LPGA. This story takes place a year before Bobbie and the Glass Ceiling. If you are not familiar with the stories that make up the Cynthia Chronicles, you might want to go back to the beginning with An Incremental Journey. There are references to Cynthia and the Reluctant Girlfriend and Charli and the Girl Cave. If you don’t remember what happened in those stories, you might want to go back and read them again. This story also takes place just a few months before Cynthia and the Queen of the Knight.

A Glow in the Darkness part 3


A Glow in the Darkness part 3
By
Morpheus

Sometimes, the only thing protecting you from the darkness, is an unwavering Glow. This story takes place in the Whateley Universe.

http://whateleyacademy.net/index.php

Changes in Paradise Chapter 17

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Changes in Paradise
By Raine Monday
Chapter 17

Dale was happy to see me. “I’m off in about an hour,” he said. “Want to hang out in my office?”

Ugh, the date. I’d nearly forgotten about it. I wasn’t really interested, well, okay, I was interested but didn’t want to be. Damn, he could fill out a pair of khakis. What was I thinking?

“I’m sorry, something’s come up. And I need to cancel.”

How to Screw Yourself

SCREW YOURSELF.jpgHow to Screw Yourself
a Timber Grove Story
by TGTrinity

Adam is a young High School teacher who is forced to take part in a reality bending affair. Will he accomplish the mind blowing task placed before him, and if so will he be able to forget the emotions it awoke in him?

Author's Note:
This is the fifth story set in the "Timber Grove" series, but it is a stand alone story that you can fully enjoy without having read any other stories in the series.

Story Themes:
Age Regression
Forced Change
Corruption
Magical Transformation

Dumb Bet


Dumb Bet


By Patricia Marie Allen


Edited by alys9

Author’s Note: While Alys9 did edit this for me,
I didn’t necessarily use all of her suggestions.
Any errors remaining in the text are mine.

“I don’t know why you can’t dress like a girl. I mean, I’ve never seen you in a dress and you’ve lived next door for five years,” I told Susie, the tomboy that lived next door. She was my sister’s age, two years older than me, and I was starting to notice girls and she was one I noticed. Under her jeans (boys) and loose shirt, there was a good looking body. The only time you could tell was when she put on a swimsuit. “And you should do something with your hair and maybe wear some nail polish or somethin’,” I continued.

“Leave her alone Frank. She can dress how ever she wants. I don’t blame her. I like to wear jeans and sweatshirts too,” my sister defended.

“Yeah, you’re nearly as bad as she is. You only wear dresses sometimes, when there’s some kind of special occasion. You’ve got a drawer full of nice nighties and all you ever wear to bed is flannel pajamas. The only difference between you and Susie is you polish your nails. Susie never wears dresses,” I complained.

“I don’t always wear flannel pajamas.”

“Oh yeah; I forgot. During the summer, you wear Dad’s old T-shirt and Boxers. Real girlie. I’ll bet Susie wears that kind of thing year round.”

Susie whispered something to Karen, who nodded. “I’ll tell you what,” Susie said. “Let’s have a contest. I’ll bet that I can do everything you do and that you can’t do everything I can do. If you win, I’ll wear whatever you say for a whole week and fix my hair all girlie. I’ll even let you go first.”

“What if I lose?”

“Well then,” she grinned, “you’ll have to wear whatever I say all week.”

“What ever we say… I’ll even do it too. And you’ll have to do something with the sorry mop you call hair to make it look better. I don’t know where you get off talking about Susie’s hair. At least she washes hers,” my sister Karen insisted.

Masks II: Part 10

Masks II

by

Rodford Edmiston

Part Ten

"Hi, Karen!" said Randy, as she opened the door to her apartment. "Whoah, you look down. What happened?"

"Solange finally got her lawsuit filed," said Karen, sighing. "Within three days there was a slander countersuit. The psychiatrist has had several good-selling books and his publisher is not only helping pay for his lawyers, but insisting that he fight back."

Cynthia and the Dropped Ball, Chapter 4 of 7

Cynthia and the Dropped Ball, Chapter 4 of 7

By Portia Bennett

Introduction: Randi fills Charli in on what has been going on. Needless to say she is beyond happy. Tommie has a very pleasant surprise.

This story is another addition to The Cynthia Chronicles. Cynthia (Cindy) Brewer has graduated from medical school, and is well into her residency. The Wizard has difficulty remembering exactly where she is in her studies. Randi Lewis at age 18 is starting work on her Master of Science in Chemistry (read Randi and the Professor), and Charli Brewer will soon be a freshman in pre-med at UConn. Bobbie Anderson is setting the golf world on fire having now won tournaments on the PGA in addition to her many victories on the LPGA. This story takes place a year before Bobbie and the Glass Ceiling. If you are not familiar with the stories that make up the Cynthia Chronicles, you might want to go back to the beginning with An Incremental Journey. There are references to Cynthia and the Reluctant Girlfriend and Charli and the Girl Cave. If you don’t remember what happened in those stories, you might want to go back and read them again. This story also takes place just a few months before Cynthia and the Queen of the Knight.

Wanderer and Homebody, part 5 of 6

“This name origin stuff isn’t as helpful as I thought it might be. About half of the names seem to mean ‘good’ or ‘pretty’ and it’s one thing for parents to name their precious newborn something like that, but it would be arrogant for me to call myself ‘Agatha’ or ‘Jolie’ or whatever. Not that I like the sound of ‘Agatha’ anyway, but, you know.”

Decisions - Decisions - Part 2

I poured a cup of coffee and gave it to Gwen.

She disappeared into the bedroom to give it to Sandra.

Ten seconds later, there was a scream and a lot of swearing coming from that part of the flat.

Then it went silent.

Thirty seconds later, Sandra emerged from the room carrying the coffee cup.

“Why didn’t you wake me up before this?”

“What do you mean? Do you have to be somewhere?”

Cynthia and the Dropped Ball, Chapter 5 of 7

Cynthia and the Dropped Ball, Chapter 5 of 7

By Portia Bennett

Introduction: Tommie has an appointment with her doctor. Things start out quite well. The doctor is a bit surprised by her development and then things get a bit strange. Tommie’s ability to converse with animals comes to the forefront.

This story is another addition to The Cynthia Chronicles. Cynthia (Cindy) Brewer has graduated from medical school, and is well into her residency. The Wizard has difficulty remembering exactly where she is in her studies. Randi Lewis at age 18 is starting work on her Master of Science in Chemistry (read Randi and the Professor), and Charli Brewer will soon be a freshman in pre-med at UConn. Bobbie Anderson is setting the golf world on fire having now won tournaments on the PGA in addition to her many victories on the LPGA. This story takes place a year before Bobbie and the Glass Ceiling. If you are not familiar with the stories that make up the Cynthia Chronicles, you might want to go back to the beginning with An Incremental Journey. There are references to Cynthia and the Reluctant Girlfriend and Charli and the Girl Cave. If you don’t remember what happened in those stories, you might want to go back and read them again. This story also takes place just a few months before Cynthia and the Queen of the Knight.

The Lively Lingerie

Lingerie.jpgThe Lively Lingerie
a Timber Grove Story
by TGTrinity

Larry Green feels awful for not being as attracted to his wife as he once was. This feeling leads him into the dark sights of Levi Schimbare, who provides him an opportunity to overcome that feeling by providing him with a magical piece of lingerie. As Larry's night begins he is all too pleased with the results, but that pleasure soon turns into something else.

Author's Note:
This is the sixth story set in the "Timber Grove" series, but it is a stand alone story that you can follow without having read any other stories in the series. This story in particular deals with betrayals on varying levels, so those looking for a light romp should beware.

Story Themes:
Age Regression
Infedelity
Corruption
Magical Transformation

Man hunt in the Heartland -chp 16


Man hunt in the Heartland

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Sam and Bobby have gotten Kristine to safety and brought down the Law, Order and God party. Now they face a new challenge. Can they find the missing Wit-Sac files in time to stop their sale to the highest bidder?

by Snowfall and Jessie Wolf.

The Return of Nevermore part 17


The Return of Nevermore part 17
By
Morpheus

In the Legacy Universe, there are very few villains who are as feared as Baron Nevermore. Now Nevermore has returned with a group of powerful allies, and the heroes will have to work together if they are to stand any chance of saving the world from this evil.

Heading East- Mark Part 1

When tragedy strikes and his future ruined by superiors Mark Sylvester seeks out the one family who he feels can help him in his time of needs: The Finns.

MORFS: Am I Me?

Cathy Hillman looked at her old picture on the mantle and sighed.

"What's the matter, sweetie?" Susan, her mother, asked.

"Am I still me? So much has changed. I mean, I love what MORFS has done to me, but am I still me?'

"Oh honey," she replied. "Come over her and sit with me. I need a hug from my favorite kitty girl."

Cathy forced a smile. "Mama gonna make it all better?"

Susan snickered. "Now, that's more the child I raised."

Fools Rush In: The Day I Had My “Tonsil-mee”

Seven-year old Liam has just been checked into the hospital by his mommy to have his tonsils removed. His hospital roommate is the meanest boy in the fifth grade.

Masks II: Part 11

Masks II

by

Rodford Edmiston

Part Eleven

"I don't get it," said Andrea, leaning back and kicking her shoes off with a groan of relief. "I thought the feds were so happy to have some of these kids here they promised to look the other way."

Eve's staff briefings tended to be informal. Some of those attending this one were in swim suits.

"I think it's a case of one hand not knowing what the other is doing," muttered Invicta.

Cynthia and the Dropped Ball, Chapter 6 of 7

Cynthia and the Dropped Ball, Chapter 6 of 7

By Portia Bennett

Introduction: Big things are happening at the Hotel, and Tommie is becoming a bit uneasy about things. Most of the special group that has been arriving since the day before is magic, and they seem to have an unusual interest in her. Cindy realizes she may have made a big mistake.

This story is another addition to The Cynthia Chronicles. Cynthia (Cindy) Brewer has graduated from medical school, and is well into her residency. The Wizard has difficulty remembering exactly where she is in her studies. Randi Lewis at age 18 is starting work on her Master of Science in Chemistry (read Randi and the Professor), and Charli Brewer will soon be a freshman in pre-med at UConn. Bobbie Anderson is setting the golf world on fire having now won tournaments on the PGA in addition to her many victories on the LPGA. This story takes place a year before Bobbie and the Glass Ceiling. If you are not familiar with the stories that make up the Cynthia Chronicles, you might want to go back to the beginning with An Incremental Journey. There are references to Cynthia and the Reluctant Girlfriend and Charli and the Girl Cave. If you don’t remember what happened in those stories, you might want to go back and read them again. This story also takes place just a few months before Cynthia and the Queen of the Knight.

Heading East- Mark Part 2

Mark sees the family rally around him and gives the full story about what happened to Sylvia to the few who have not been impacted by events in Newhall before.

Shadowsblade weekend shopping

Created for war and forged in pain, dealing with demons within and without!

In this part:

Rohanna goes shopping and bloody Boston is the place! Heads will roll and the blood will flow!

this part has allot of fighting in it, you have been warned!

Poetic drabbles 1

I look in the mirror and I see… me.
The me that always was
The me that should have been
The me that has struggled so long and so hard to simply be.

For so long, I looked and I saw him
The him I tried to be
The him I could never be
The him that was ever destined to simply be a role.

Are we not all players on a celestial stage, seeking our roles?
Few find them.

And yet I… I have been privileged
To know myself
To know who and what I am

To realize that I am an actor

And to know that the role is over.

Julina of Blackstone - 065 - Surprise, Surprise, Surprise

Maybe Julina should learn to expect the unexpected

Julina of Blackstone
Her Chronicles, Book 2

by Julia Phillips

065 – Surprise, Surprise, Surprise

A Night at the Theater


A Night at the Theater

by Cheryl Bishop

As the curtain for the first act began to close, a group of about 25 dressed in fashionable dresses and high heels were first to the lobby. When the other theater goers came out they found them in a long line going into the room labeled “MEN”.

Cynthia and the Dropped Ball, Chapter 7 - Conclusion

Cynthia and the Dropped Ball, Chapter 7 of 7

By Portia Bennett

Introduction: Tommie is confused by the enormity of what she thinks might be happening. She returns to her room and cries herself to sleep. Cindy realizes that her whole approach had been wrong, and turns it over to The Wizard.

This story is another addition to The Cynthia Chronicles. Cynthia (Cindy) Brewer has graduated from medical school, and is well into her residency. The Wizard has difficulty remembering exactly where she is in her studies. Randi Lewis at age 18 is starting work on her Master of Science in Chemistry (read Randi and the Professor), and Charli Brewer will soon be a freshman in pre-med at UConn. Bobbie Anderson is setting the golf world on fire having now won tournaments on the PGA in addition to her many victories on the LPGA. This story takes place a year before Bobbie and the Glass Ceiling. If you are not familiar with the stories that make up the Cynthia Chronicles, you might want to go back to the beginning with An Incremental Journey. There are references to Cynthia and the Reluctant Girlfriend and Charli and the Girl Cave. If you don’t remember what happened in those stories, you might want to go back and read them again. This story also takes place just a few months before Cynthia and the Queen of the Knight.

Michelle's Summer of Discovery


Michelle’s Summer of Discovery


Chapter 1
The move

Spring break wasn’t as much fun as it could have, that is, should have been. You’d think that when your mother won the lottery for 1.7 million dollars, that you’d be doing something really great on spring break. But no, my sister, Lucy, and I were packing boxes. Mom had this really weird idea. She grew up on the farm and thought there was nothing more wholesome than living on a farm. She sold the house and between her first year's annuity check and the equity in the house, she bought twenty acres with a house and an old fashion barn.

Mana Fire - Chapter 19

 

Mana Fire


Mana Fire
 
by Kara Ryker

 

Chapter 19:
Higher Calling


Eternal darkness waits on the edge of reality, threatening to devour everything it touches. Unbridled wrath burns in the heart of an untested immortal with a tortured past. An army of acolytes rises to reshape the world in the vision of its fanatical mistress.

The only hope for salvation lies in the soul of a young girl who is only beginning to learn the truth of herself. Can she unravel the mystery within before these forces clash in a titanic struggle that will burn the world?

 

Vantier a Whateley Tale chapter 9

Vantier a Whateley Tale.....Ancient and Powerful Vantier awakens in a foreign world, struggling to find her place in it.

In this chapter....Kyley and Becky journey to Whateley for Kyley's first real meeting with Carson to get into the school

He is saved from the death of his race and planet....to start all over again....but can she survive?
A human high school and being a teenager? Will she remember what was? And grow in power?

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Laufey: The Butterfly Effect


Laufey: The Butterfly Effect


By: Licorice

A little follow up to Anon Allsop's The Coven Please be aware that I explore some ideas in here that may upset some readers, so please keep that in mind.

Edit: updated with input from Elrodw

Masks II: Part 12

Masks II

by

Rodford Edmiston

Part Twelve

"Broken wrist, several broken fingers, broken knuckle, burns, contusions..."

"In other words, the usual post-Energex assortment," said Template, sighing. "I'm just surprised I didn't notice the wrist and knuckle. I mean, I must have done all that the first time I hit Energex... and I never even felt it until after I got here!"