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A Day Without Pain

A Day Without Pain

A Hatbox Short by Melanie E.

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"It's the least we can do."

That's what they had said when they had come into his hospital room, clipboards in hand and curious, though not unkind, looks in their eyes.

It was natural for those who were healthy to be curious about the dying after all, and that was exactly what he had been doing, slowly and agonizingly, for the last three years.

It had started out innocuously enough, with a twinge in his temple when he would stand up or turn his head too quickly. The twinge had turned to a spike, and the spike into a burning lance, piercing his head with every movement.

For years he had devoted his life to becoming one of the most promising young talents in the computer technology world.

He felt it somewhat ironic that he would die not being able to stand looking at a monitor for more than five minutes without a morphine drip in place.

Quest for the Silver Cleric

Quest for the Silver Cleric

 

by Dorothy Colleen

 

 

"When the Empire was in flower, the Weres came to fight. The Sea-folk were threatened, and The Dead ruled the night. The situation hopeless, the battle was as good as lost. Then the Silver Cleric came to save us, no matter what the cost.”

And when the troubles returned, the Sea-folk reached across time and space to find a very special person, someone both male and female, to find to rid this strange world of darkness, oppression and misery.

Danica finds herself in a strange world with new languages, cultures, personalities and challenges on a quest to find The Silver Cleric.

Ma Cherie Amour

Ma Cherie Amour

Ma

 

Cherie

 

Amour

 

Angela
 
Rasch

 

Lea and Zack are twins. They want to spend their last summer before college together, because Lea is going off to an all-girls college. Their mother finds the perfect job for them as nannies at a lake cottage, perfect except the woman is looking to hire two girls.

TransGenderElla

TransGenderElla book cover

An old fairy tale turned on it's head;

All transgenderella wants is to be herself and go to the ball, but her evil stepmother has other ideas. When Transgenderella stands her ground, insisting that it's time to come out, she is torn down and left crying in her room as her two stepsisters are whisked away to the palace. With the aid of her fairy not-quite God Mother, Transgenderella is transformed into the woman she always was, but is that enough to bring her happiness.


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When I Grow Up Thu Angie "kitn" Hughes
Invasion of the Booby Snatchers: How I Learned To Stop Worrying... Thu Missy
The English Courtesan - Chapter 13 Thu Nancy Cole and Persephone
All the World's a Stage Chapter 44 Wed Bronwen Welsh
Journeys West - Chapter 6 - The Plot Thickens Wed Monica Rose
Evan's Wardrobe 1 Wed Ollie
The Wildcats - Chapter 4 Wed Leslie Moore
Masks 16: Part 4 Wed Stickmaker
A Blank Page - Chapter 4 Wed Flummox
Servants Of Redemption: Chapter 1 - To Lose It All Wed crazypagangurl
Earth Racer Solo Dorothy Colleen
Easy As Falling Off a Bike pt 3143 Tue Angharad
Laura, part 1 Tue Debbie V
Servants Of Redemption: Prologue Tue crazypagangurl
Synchronicity Solo Elle_Jay
Virtually Feminine - Part 3 - Friends Tue Morgan Philips
The League of Chinchillas: A Wolf in Chinchilla’s Clothing Tue Jenny North
Ginny's Story Chapter 7 Mon Karen Lockhart
Change the World - 2 of 5 Mon Drea DiMaggio
A Longer War 66 Mon Cyclist
Allie 3 Mon Dauphin
The last Ghost Rider Solo WolfJess7
Welcome To Whisper Pines Part-4 Mon Enemyoffun
Glimmer Girl #1 - "Between a Rock and a Hard Place" Mon Miranda Sparks
Prologue: Of Masks and Men Sun LovelyFroggie
Chapter 2: Eyes Wide Shut Sun LovelyFroggie
Crayola Chronicles, Book 1: Zelanga Steele Sun Haylee V
Sisters 61 Sun Cyclist
Day Care Channel Solo Dauphin
Gaby Book 14 ~ The Girl ~ Chapter *29* Party Planning Sun Maddy Bell
River - Chapter 7 Sun Dawn Natelle
Busybody's Demise Solo crazypagangurl
The Italian Job - Part 2 Sun SamanthaMD
Bobby's Rainy Day Adventure Sat New Author, Heather Rose Brown
Shadowsblade: Four funerals and a Movie part 5 Sat Shadowsblade
Amadeus Irina ~ Part 20 Sat Shauna
Soulmate or Soldier, Chapter 2 Sat Elle_Jay
Jennie's Potty-Training chapter 37 Sat babyjennie
A Friend in Need is a Friend in Deed -- Chp. 15 An Unexpected... Sat AuPreviner
South of Bikini 5: Episode 2- We'll Aways Have Athens Fri R.G.Beyer
The Yellow Dress Solo Pamela
Room in Hell chapter 30. Fri Nagrij
Nymphobrainiac Solo Jenny North
Identity Crisis - Chapter 11/10: Bonus Material! Fri Jenny North
First Dates are Kissing Dates 5 Fri Frances Penwiddy
Stumbles Of Love Part 3 Thu crazypagangurl
Art Project – 24 I'd Like to be Left Alone Thu Jessica C
Rhysling's Rue - Part 16 Thu Theide
Chaos Theory Solo Casey Brooke
Julina of Blackstone - 077 - What Is The Point? Thu Julia Phillips
Unseen People - Chapter 7 Thu Lizzy Bennet
Diego Part 11- Finale Thu efindumb
The Wrong Side of the Bed 11 Thu Anistasia Allread
Turnabout Part 9 Wed Miss Jessica
Kim Possible and The Amazon Women 11 Wed Lethaldaza
Thundering Force: Chapter 05: “Electric Symmetry.” Wed Paul Cousins
A personal history of Mutation, or how I spent my teen years.... Wed Nagrij
"Yes Daddy..." Solo laylajade
Beastly Beauty Solo Bru
Bedtime Story Solo Sarah Goodwoman
Gay Guise Solo Missy
Hello it's me again! Solo Princess Panty-boy
Brothers-in-Law Solo Erin Halfelven
The Wedding Solo Dawn Natelle
But mommy, i mean mom Solo Princess Panty-boy
Not That Bad Solo kayleigh01
Her Solo Angela Rasch
Faraday Serum Solo Light Clark
Bobbie Majestic Solo Erin Halfelven
Prelude to Girlhood Solo kayleigh01
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River - Chapter 7

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River

By Dawn Natelle

Posting a day early, as I have a busy week planned for next week. And chapter 8 has already been written, and is with Eric, my super-editor, so it will be out next week, probably on Sunday again.


CHAPTER SEVEN

Busybody's Demise

This is a story that my muse dropped on me sixteen hours ago, It took me almost that long to write it.

The cautions are related to the part where Natalia describes the fifth house, they have nothing to do with Aloysius.

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Thomas Dinweller watched as the car stopped next to the tiny estate agent's office in the village. Little Bramble, a fairly small village, was lucky to have an estate agent's office, but some of the old buildings in the surrounding area and other parts of the Cotswolds were quite valuable.

The Italian Job - Part 2

I grinned back at Saffy.

“What gave me away then smart arse?”

“Your eyebrows. God knows how many times I’ve tried to get you to really pluck them properly. You
always refused. Well you did until now”

Then I waggled my fingers at her.

Saffy grinned back.

Bobby's Rainy Day Adventure

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Trying to find his new home in the pouring rain, Bobby winds up falling into a mud puddle and is soaked from head to toe. A neighbor girl offers to takes Bobby home, where his rainy day adventure begins.

Shadowsblade: Four funerals and a Movie part 5

This is the story of a man who finds a magic box, one that changes him into a Teenage Drow girl (a dark elf) and he has to deal with the very sudden change. Then handle all the memories of a Drow that was 'made' for a long lost war. This new part of him, has 40,000 years of memories of fighting that war. She has to deal with all that pent up PTSD, her enemy is here, but she loves her. Her old Queen is here and she wants to kill, that Queen ohh so bad!

Becoming Robin Book 1 - New Kindle eBook by Zoe Taylor

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When tragedy strikes, Opportunity knocks, and a new persona is born. A cross-country move away from everything Robert has known followed by a chance encounter trigger a different sort of existence. Can "Robin" adapt or will it all come tumbling down?

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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

Copyright© 2017 Shauna
All Rights Reserved.
 
Splash collage courtesy of Dawn Natelle
(all image originals sourced from Creative Commons)

Soulmate or Soldier, Chapter 2

                What is it you really want, a Soulmate or just a Perfect Warrior?

 

                Chapter the Second

Where our heroine plays with herself and her new boytoy a bit

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Jennie's Potty-Training chapter 37

Synopsis; Baby Jennie has an embarrassing accident at the Fairy Princess party and she runs home, followed by Bonnie. They see Aunty Cath taking a strange girl into Mummy Isabell's place

Chapter 37. Final Humiliation.

A Friend in Need is a Friend in Deed -- Chp. 15 An Unexpected Journey

I got to know Doug so quickly in fact that it felt like I knew him my whole life. Nothing seemed out of bounds, except my dark secret. And even there Doug got to know me better than I know myself. The real me.

A Friend in Need is a Friend in Deed


by
AuPreviner

Copyright © 2017 by AuP reviner

South of Bikini 5: Episode 2- We'll Aways Have Athens

In this episode, we rejoin Empress Alex Reilly and company in ancient Athens, Greece. Then, skipping ahead several years and after a different kind of wardrobe malfunction, Alex and her sisters fight for their lives as first Assassins attack then Spartan troops threaten to destroy Corinth to abduct Billie and her daughter, Iphigenia. But, is there a more sinister explanation for the onslaught? Will the Spartans survive the Empress’ forces- especially the sharp blade, and sharp tongue of the Empress’ daughter, Reilly?

Nymphobrainiac

A pair of thieves break into a superheroine's hideout and get more than they bargained for when they meddle with her equipment. (A tale of Faraday City in the Identity Crisis universe.)

Identity Crisis - Chapter 11/10: Bonus Material!

Stumbles Of Love Part 3

Here is the next bit of Stumbles, I've known the initial premise for Erin being Erin, but didn't know WHY until I woke up several hours ago.

I added the tag for Magic because it is and will be part of the story, as I will explain in the talk between Erin and Stasia here.

The cautions are due to the violence in parts of this chapter and the suicide of Erin's father before she was born.

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Stasia had to stand there and wait for a few minutes before the door opened and Erin spoke, "Welcome to my home. Please enter."

Art Project – 24 I'd Like to be Left Alone


The Art Project - 24 I'd Like to be Left Alone



By Jessica C



Attention deficit problems helped Andrew to a bad start…
He designed a girl’s prom gown instead of a boy’s suit,
Andrew’s problem, turned into an opportunity…
Focus is now on Andrea…

Rhysling's Rue - Part 16

Previously…

Sleep was not welcome, however much she needed it. It always came with phantasms, images of Marta and their children as the bolide which destroyed Hale City stripped their flesh from their bones before their very bones crumbled and all that was left were the ghosts, begging her to tell them why she left them to die.

And Now

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Chaos Theory

*** Introduction ***

Cade Maxwell and Tatiana Pierce were partners in the CIA for over thirty years. Their current mission is to capture their target and return to the CIA with a new piece of technology, a chaos machine. Although warned of unforeseen circumstances, Cade and Tatiana are exposed to the machine and thrust headlong into an alternative reality; a reality where Cade is a seventeen year old girl and Tatiana is an eighteen year old boy. Their final year of high school might just be their toughest mission yet.

*** Story ***

Chaos Theory

Julina of Blackstone - 077 - What Is The Point?

Julina learns much and teaches some, in a matter of mere Bells.

Julina of Blackstone
Her Chronicles, Book 2

by Julia Phillips

077 – What Is The Point?

Unseen People - Chapter 7

Chapter 7

A strange girl appears in the dead of night. She can’t speak or remember where she has been, what could her secret be?

Twisty turny, turny twisty. But. This time, some answers as well. A spaceship with multiple personality disorder. Jack meet Jackie. Ashley gets used to married life.

Thanks again to Robin, Chris and Jess. You guys rock. And to all of you who have stuck with my mad tale, especially those of you who take the time to comment. Not much further to go now…

17,041 BCE

Turnabout Part 9

Once again, LIzzy Bennet, thank you for all of your help and encouragement

I woke up Tuesday morning ready to face the day. Today was the day we were going to try and get pregnant. I had been regularly checking my basal temperature and I was sure that this afternoon was the perfect time.

Kim Possible and The Amazon Women 11

Dr James Possible is researching a new formula for genetic DNA he can now change men into women and back the same way but there is lot evil people out there in America and The Amazon Jungle in the Race known as Amazon women his daughter Kim Possible work for global justice Network with her Friend Ron Stoppable what happen if Kim became Evil like her enemy Drakken and Shego

All characters and places in this story belong to the Disney Corporation.
Original creators, Mark McCorkle and Robert Schooley
I receive nothing for the writing of this story.

Thundering Force: Chapter 05: “Electric Symmetry.”

Chapter Description: Chapter Five: Jango Fett has been considered many things in his life. From warrior, to bounty hunter, to assassin, to protector, to even a father.

Now, Jango feels haunted by something that is not right. He realizes that his past actions are closing in on him. And all he can do it face his past and hope he survives, not only for himself, but his son, Boba, as well.

A personal history of Mutation, or how I spent my teen years. Chapter 17. (Ian)

Surprise! No one expects Min! Though to be fair, this part of the tale is more about what is going on in Ian's head than Minerva; fair warning there.

For those of you who frequent the WA site and are reading this, yes I'm going to catch up Min's tale there too... I just decided to reverse my earlier decision and WhatIf it. So as soon as I get everything properly formatted and ready to go, it'll enter the hopper there along with everything else.

But for now, enjoy the finale of the Halloween arc, as told from Ian's point of view.

"Yes Daddy..."

Vincent was walking through woods near his apartment when he found a ring, "Woah, this looks pretty coo..." he slipped it on his finger and in seconds, a bright blinding light flashed in his eyes. When the light dimmed, he looked around and something seemed different but he didn't see it at first. He looked around and put his hands up, his fingers were thinner and his nails were painted pink and red.

Beastly Beauty

OK I said I'd look silly stealing a twisted idea proposed by Daphne Xu in a comment to a recent blog. With her permission I did it anyway. Of course I added an extra twist of my own.

Belle leaned forward to kiss the ”Beast”. He raised a paw and gently stopped her. In his strong and yet soft manly voice he said:

”I have to warn you. When I was cursed ten years ago the witch told me I had to find love in my heart and be loved back before my 21th birthday, which is tomorrow, otherwise I would stay a beast. A beast I truly was then. The witch made me look like I was inside, in every way. If I found love I would revert to my previous physical form. It may not be what you expect”

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