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A Day Without Pain

A Day Without Pain

A Hatbox Short by Melanie E.


"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









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 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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Title Code Author(s)
Playing her way 2 - Chapter 9 Mon D.L.
The Squad Chapter 10 Mon Leila
Prom Changed Everything Part 9 Mon Paradox
Kim Possible and The Amazon Women 7 Mon Lethaldaza
The Boys of Summer Sun E. E. Nalley
Kayleigh's Story, Chapter 3: Welcome to Her World Sun kayleigh01
Emma's Story: School Days: Chapter 2 Sun Samantha Jenkins
Princess and the Plague: Erika's next Chapter 10 Sun Anistasia Allread
It's Complicated - Part 19 "Shotgun Diplomacy" Sun Shiraz
Unseen People - Chapter 2 Sun Lizzy Bennet
Easy As Falling Off a Bike pt 3101 Sun Angharad
Alexa Chapter 15: As One Door Closes…. Sun Kris Traverse
Educational Justice -chp15 Sun WolfJess7
Gaby Book 14 ~ The Girl ~ Chapter *14* Geisha Bond Sun Maddy Bell
What goes around comes around 2 Sun Sydney Moya
Masks 13: Part 13 Sun Stickmaker
Growing pains Sun Sydney Moya
Mommy i don't want to try out for the baseball team again Sun Princess Panty-boy
Upheaval 1: Instructor Sun Joe Gunnarson
Weddings and Reunions Part 15 Sun efindumb
Billi Sat Lulu Martine
A Walk in the Park Solo Kris K
Newly Edited "A Turn On The Pathway To Citizenship"... Sat Warm Hearted
A Longer War 59 Sat Cyclist
Amadeus Irina ~ Part 14 Sat Shauna
My Shallow Regret Sat Regina DeMaris
Playing her way 2 - Chapter 8 Sat D.L.
Penny's World pt 10 Fri Sophie Jones
The Station's Late Nite Princess -chapter 24 Fri Snowfall
Yet Another Day as an Outcast Fri Joe Gunnarson
Child of Confusion Fri Joe Gunnarson
I'm a Freak, Sue Me Fri Joe Gunnarson
Parkour Jam Hooligans Fri Joe Gunnarson
A Summer's Odyssey IV Chapter 14 - A Fri Jennifer Sue
Vesta's Hearth11 and 12 Fri Frances Penwiddy
Upside Down, Inside Out Chapter 1 Thu crazypagangurl
Coming Home 10 Thu Sydney Moya
Miss-identified Solo Alys Prince
Undercover Exposure Tiara Solo Dauphin
The Many Faces of Harry Potter 24 Thu Fayanora
You Could Go Home Again, part 13 of 16 Thu Trismegistus Shandy
A world without me : Chapter 2 : Let's dance. Maybe? Thu BrokenFox
All the World's a Stage Chapter 38 Thu Bronwen Welsh
All In A Day's Work Solo Joannebarbarella
Robin's Maid Solo Drea DiMaggio
Showstopper Solo Dorothy Colleen
Alexa B-Side: #13 - Reaction Wed Kris Traverse
Out of the mouth of babes... Wed Haylee V
Stumbles Of Love Part 2 Wed crazypagangurl
MORFS: Out Of Retirement 03 Wed Ray Drouillard
Bian -22- Blondie Tue Erin Halfelven
Robbie's Revelation Chapter 14 Tue Rebecca Jane
Stephanie’s Chance - 4 You’re Hired Mon Jessica C
The Jon Boat Solo Pentatonic
The Squad Chapter 9 Mon Leila
No Good Deed Solo Haylee V
The Prankster Solo TGFictionStv
World's shortest TG story Mon Haylee V
Be careful what you wish for... Solo Morgan Philips
Family is.. hopefully worth the effort [4.13] Mon Nessa M
The Mirror Solo Asche
Just Call Her Lesley Solo Joannebarbarella
Prom Changed Everything Part 8 Mon Paradox
Dark Matters -5- Mon Adonna
Dream of Electric Mink Sun ed
Kayleigh's Story, Chapter 2: Nights of Silence Sun kayleigh01
Memoirs of a magical girl, chapter 4. Sun Nagrij
A Journey Solo Joannebarbarella
And Justice Shall Be Served Solo crazypagangurl
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Child of Confusion

Sandra "Diamondback" Carter would be a fairly normal girl, had she not been born both male, and human. Turning into a mutant and developing massive GSD has flipped her world upside down, and even at Whateley Academy, she deals with constant reminders that she's freakier than the freaks. But it's another day in the life of a budding mystic with a few good, but odd, friends.

This is a Whateley Academy Canon story

I'm a Freak, Sue Me

Jericho is a model student at Whateley Academy, just ask him! Join us as he shares with us the joys of life, how to deal with conflict and the dangers of overindulgence of coffee.

Did I mention both of his best friends at school are changelings who missed the Poe Bus?

This is a Whateley Academy Canon story

Parkour Jam Hooligans

Erik Mahren is a teacher at Whateley Academy, one who teaches the kids how to fight back in a world that hates him. He's not a kind man, or a nice man. But maybe, for the kids, he can be a good man.

This is the prequel for Upheaval.

This is a Whateley Academy Canon Story

A Summer's Odyssey IV Chapter 14 - A

A Summer's Odyssey IV
Chapter 14 A

Bill Dougherty’s sons and wives, the second Dougherty generation had met with their third generation children and spouses to discuss their future. James and John worked for the same company and knew their employer was preparing to move operations to Mexico which meant they’d be out of work within six months or even sooner. Their sons, daughters, son-in-laws and daughter-in-laws were all worried about their future since each of the five had at least one member unemployed. Arrangements were made for the family to visit over the Fourth of July Weekend.

The clan made plans for an all day picnic celebration on June 14. The day was a seminal date for the clan. What happened on that day culminated with the founding of the Clan Wells Point one hundred seven days later on September 29. Not only was it Flag Day, June 14 was the day a cancer ridden near dead Carol O’Brien commissioned her twelve year old son Kristopher to somehow get his nine year old twin sisters Lyndi and Teri from Cape Cod Massachusetts to their grandmother’s Jane O’Brien, farm near Neavitt, Maryland with only fifty dollars. Along the way Kristopher discovered his true gender.

Vesta's Hearth11 and 12

Vesta's Hearth 11 and 12


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 has a gender specific medical and is assessed but her future hangs in the balance. Her doubts and fears about the outcome frighten her and she feels that life is about to end and she visits her old apartment as a stranger.


Upside Down, Inside Out Chapter 1

This first part is a bit graphic. What is being described is what the boy learned and remembered of the incident.


Everything, and I do mean everything, changed for me the day that my mother died. That was three years ago, I was ten years old.

She was on her way to work, she liked to be in the office early; that was quite normal for her, especially as she was likely to become a partner in the law firm she worked at, they were on the point of offering it to her when her life ended in just a few brief seconds.


Miss Identified

This began as a very short story – then grew after ‘I’m going to go for it’!

It's been not years but decades that I have hidden inside my shell. Layers and layers of ever-hardening never-cracking tough and rough shell. And deep inside was real-me. So very different from what people saw of my outside.

The Many Faces of Harry Potter 24

You Could Go Home Again, part 13 of 16

I got the phone call just after lunch, and I was late to my next class, sitting in a restroom stall until I got my tears under control. I couldn’t concentrate to pay attention to my afternoon classes anyway; I might as well have skipped them.

A world without me : Chapter 2 : Let's dance. Maybe?

A world without me

Jake is a thirteen year old boy who looks like a girl, far more so than is normal. He isn't aware that his appearance is anything other than natural though, and has assumed it'll change when he goes through puberty.

He is wrong, and thanks to the help of a girl from his class he is forced explore a side of him he's always hated, and ends up facing some unpleasant truths. Family isn't always to be trusted.

Chapter 2: Let's dance! Maybe?

All In A Day's Work

All In A Day’s Work

By Joannebarbarella

This is a tribute to someone who did not even know she was a heroine (and probably still doesn’t). She’s a member of our sorority here at BC. I have not sought her permission to publish this piece as it can be construed as fiction, and probably much of it is, but I hope she likes it. I think she may recognize herself.

This might also qualify for Dorothy’s Challenge




Author's note: this one is a little dark. I hope that doesn't scare people away

Mark “the magnificent” smiled and hummed a cheery tune as he went back to his dressing room after his latest show.

Alexa B-Side: #13 - Reaction

Mary was sitting on her sun porch, enjoying the lovely Sunday morning. It looked like it was going to be another postcard day in Florida. She was enjoying her morning coffee and reading the Palm Beach Post when the tranquility was broken by the sound of her granddaughter’s yelling.

“Grandma, Grandma, where are you?” Julie Preston yelled from the house.

Out of the mouth of babes...

A young girl was on her first cross-country flight, alone. As the plane taxied down the runway, she became frightened, so she closed her eyes, bowed her head, and began to pray. A businessman sitting next to her waited until she was done, then casually leaned over to her and whispered, "That was nice, honey, but you KNOW God doesn't really exist, right?"

She turned to the man and said, "How do you know, mister?" To which he replied, "I'm an adult. We know things like that."

Stumbles Of Love Part 2

I apologize for not writing anything new for the last week or so, and especially regarding this story, as I promised to post pieces for this one fairly regularly. I've either been busy of late, or having issues with my sleeping which can be a nuisance, or have been dealing with pain and/or migraines, another nuisance I would happily avoid if it were at all possible. Such is my life, even when I'm fairly happy, it's a PITA. LOL


MORFS: Out Of Retirement 03

Acts of Humanity

Out Of Retirement
(Part 03)
A MORFS Universe Tale
by Ray Drouillard

John Martin had turned his successful engineering business over to his kids -- much to their consternation. While camping deep in the national forest, he met a fox hybrid in great need of help.

sex: 2/10
violence: 6/10
profanity: 3/10

Categories: Hybrid, Elemental, PSI

Timeline: 2068

Chapter Six: Back To Sun City

Esther was skiing with some friends from her previous online course when I was invited to Kim's and Sara's home for dinner. They have a lovely place right on the lake.

Robbie's Revelation Chapter 14

Continuation of Robbie's story, as friends, family, and maybe even fate
continue him on his path of discovering who he, or she, really is.

Robbie’s Revelation
Chapter 14

By Rebecca Jane
Copyright© 2017 Rebecca Jane
All Rights Reserved.

The Jon Boat

A transitioning story as told by a friend

“I don’t like the lightning and thunder,” Carl said in a frightened voice. He moved closer to me, as if I could protect him. His T-shirt was so soaked, it clung to him and was practically transparent. It was then that I noticed what looked like straps over his shoulders. I had no idea what they were.

“Hey, whatca wearing under there?” I asked, pointing to his shoulders. It was too hot to wear even a T-shirt, but wearing something under it made even less sense.

His face began to redden. “Nothing,” he replied.

“No, there’s something,” I persisted.

He just stood there, looking at me. His face was even more red. “If I tell you, you’ve got to keep it a secret. Will you do that?”

“Of course,” I said. Now I was really interested.

He pulled off his T-shirt, and there was some kind of garment there. Not having any sisters, and being rather naive about girls, I had no idea what it was. “What is that?” I asked.

“A camisole,” was his reply. I could see that it looked like something a girl would wear, but the word “camisole” meant nothing to me.

The Squad Chapter 9


The Squad: Chapter 9


We arrive at the hospital, it’s about half past 6. I was expecting to head for the same critical care ward that I had seen Amber last. Instead, dad leads me to a different floor. Amber’s condition must have improved. We enter to find a smiling Amber just finishing dinner. “Aaron!” the excitement in my sister's voice makes my heart swell with joy. “Oh, it’s so good to see you!”

No Good Deed

No Good Deed

(c) 2017 Haylee V

It is often said, and highly misquoted, that no good deed ever goes unpunished. Yet I never thought

I'd find out how true that adage rang...

The Prankster

Be careful what you wish for...

Family is.. hopefully worth the effort [4.13]

ourIceMain.jpg It's amazing how some journey's can feel longer then they really are or seem shorter then they should at times?
I guess time really does fly when your having fun.. or something like that?..

Events unfold including but not limited to:
Eris sleeping a lot
John get's annoyed at pickup truck drivers
(while ignoring his own truck of choice, naturally)
and Hannah recovers to one degree or another before facing her fate in an entirely mature, totally not bratty and childish, way!


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