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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

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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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Identity Crisis - Chapter 1/10: Confessions of a Teenage Hero(... Sat New Author, Jenny North
You Could Go Home Again, part 16 of 16 (end) Sat Trismegistus Shandy
Betrayed Solo crazypagangurl
Easy As Falling Off a Bike pt 3120 Sat Angharad
Finding Daisy Part 4 Sat efindumb
Shadowsblade: Four funerals and a Movie part 4 Sat Shadowsblade
Amadeus Irina ~ Part 17 Sat Shauna
The Unfortunate Experiences of Mike Cross, Parts 1-3 Sat Hikaro
Masks 14: Part 4 Sat Stickmaker
Jennie's Potty-Training chapter 31 Sat babyjennie
The Book of Darwin: Chapter 1 Sat Joe Gunnarson
The Station's Late Nite Princess -chapter 28 Fri Snowfall
Laura, part 16 Fri Debbie V
Vesta's Hearth 19 and 20 Fri Frances Penwiddy
Room in Hell chapter 29. Fri Nagrij
The English Courtesan - Chapter 8 Fri Nancy Cole and Persephone
River - Chapter 1 Thu New Author, Dawn Natelle
Reflections 2 Solo Samantha Ann
Journeys West - Chapter 3 - Escape to Laramie Thu Monica Rose
The Many Faces of Harry Potter 25 Thu Fayanora
Harry Potter and the Trouble With Neurotypicals 20 Thu Fayanora
Educational Justice -chp20 Thu WolfJess7
Sunday Morning Pantyhose Part 21 Thu shesgotleggs
A Longer War 62 Thu Cyclist
A Friend in Need is a Friend in Deed -- Chp. 10 Robert’s rules... Thu AuPreviner
Upside Down, Inside Out Chapter 3 Wed crazypagangurl
Art Project – 22 Reconnecting and More Wed Jessica C
Turnabout Part 6 Wed Miss Jessica
The Guardian - 9 Wed Drea DiMaggio
Gaby Book 14 ~ The Girl ~ Chapter *21* Turnabout Wed Maddy Bell
Home Is Where The Heart Is: Part 10 Wed crazypagangurl
Look good in Blue Solo SamanthaMD
A Feminine Look Part 2: The Mystery Brunette Tue Mysterious Stranger
Little Monster Chapter 3 Tue Susy
Scarlet Ribbons Tue The Rev. Anam Chara
Magic of the Kingdom Book 2: Chapter 2 Tue Dark Kitten, Zoe Taylor
A world without me : Chapter 7 : Mother Tue BrokenFox
Help Part 7 of 7- Finale Tue efindumb
That Valentine's Night Kiss Solo Alys Prince
What Milsy Did -19- Tue Penny Lane
Left at Eden - Chapter 16 Tue Dark Kitten, Zoe Taylor
Swishy Frou-Frou Solo Alys Prince
Tight Knit - Volume 1: Part 5 Tue Taylor Ryan
Netball Antics Solo New Author, Christine Myr
Princess and the Plague: Erika's next Chapter 13 Tue Anistasia Allread
Ginny's Story Chapter 2 Mon Karen Lockhart
Quick Imp-ressions Solo Morpheus
Nuuan Meets Rohanna This is not a Whateley Universe Tale Solo Nuuan, Shadowsblade
Fantasy Island: A Drabble by Dorothy Mon Dorothy Colleen
The Curse 2: The Cursening, Chapter 2: In Which Things Occur Mon Hikaro
It's Complicated - Part 22 "Diversions" Mon Shiraz
Step By Step Chapter 2 Mon crazypagangurl
Rescue Four, Five Mon crazypagangurl
Family is.. safe at last? [4.17] Mon Nessa M
Inner Demons Part 1 Mon Paradox
Unseen People - Chapter 5 Mon Lizzy Bennet
Alexa - The Singles: Dr. Burke's Birthday Sun Kris Traverse
The Squad Chapter 13 Sun Leila
Robbie's Revelation Chapter 17 Sun Rebecca Jane
Learning To Speak To The Wind Part 2 Sun Warm Hearted
The beginning - part 6. New friends. Sun Anna Olivia
Before Homer Solo Tigger
The Blue Fairy Solo Missy
By Any Other Name Solo Rasufelle
The Cows Have Come Home to Roost Solo AuPreviner
The Weather Girl Solo Want2BaGirl
Weekend in France Solo Want2BaGirl
The Final Frontier Solo Want2BaGirl
Reassignment Solo Joannebarbarella
Sarah's First Night Out Solo Sarah Goodwoman
DNA Solo Want2BaGirl
Witchy Woman Solo Nuuan
Zero Tolerance Solo Transfemme
Not Alone Solo Alys Prince
The Stanley Hotel Solo Want2BaGirl
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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.

Feeling lousy

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This is one of those days that I truly dislike winter. The weather's been mostly okay, although we're getting light snow right now.

The temperature has dropped about 9°C (16°F) in the last twelve hours or so, and I'm quite cold sensitive, I feel it even indoors. When it gets cold enough, the pain from my Fibromyalgia becomes more noticeable and I'm more likely to have a migraine build-up.

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Suffered a huge loss.

I just found out earlier today that one of the greatest men I have ever known passed away. Technically he was my Step-Dad, but honestly he was so, so much more to me than that. He was the man that stepped in and stepped up to being my 2nd Dad after my own passed away when I was 7. He was the one that taught me to be the kind of person I wanted to be. Someone who stands up for what they believe, to stand up and support your friends and family. The person that taught me to always do the right thing, not just when people are watching, but especially when people aren't.

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Life Imitates Art (Almost)

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A while back I had a throwaway line in my story Blinding revelations.

"I must have still been high from buying my own dress, because I headed right into the lingerie department without a second thought. Hell, this is Wal-Mart - if they sold whole cows no one would blink if you threw a side of beef, dripping and bloody, into your cart and toddled through the registers. Well, maybe the guy who had to clean the floors might object, but a boy buying a bra, ho-hum!"

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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.

So you wanna be a writer. Some advice from a professional.

What follows is an interview with a very successful writer, Richard S. Prather, who sold 36 books and 4 under pseudonyms. His genre wasn't TG Fiction, but detective stories with a popular hero named Shell Scott. I've pasted the whole interview here, so ignore the parts that don't have much to do with writing and publishing your work, but DO pay attention to how he says he plotted and wrote what he wrote and how he wrote it.

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Masks 14: Part 3

Masks Fourteen: Part Five

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Rodford Edmiston

The return of Monstro from its trip for maintenance attracted a small audience. The car was actually a bit famous around campus. Most of those interested, of course, were simply checking up on their favorite way of bumming a ride.

"Ooh, shiny," said Alex, when Vic got back from her maintenance trip.

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.

Becoming Robin...

I'm curious how much interest there would be in seeing Book 4 continued? Seeing as it's set 5-6 years ago, and, to be honest, I was a different person back then. I've grown and changed a lot, and expanded my world view.

To put it bluntly, I no longer live in the past, which, despite plenty of "present' (for the time) references, the story was kind of a throwback to the 90s. Alpine Springs was meant to feel like Full House San Francisco (Robin even moves from the "real" SF as part of that symbolic transition).

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Eden's reality

So! I've been trying to continue writing Eden's reality for a while now, but I haven't had much luck. I've made a lot of mistakes with the story, mainly pushing up important scenes so that they'd happen earlier in the story because I was worried readers would get bored/lose interest in the story if I didn't, and it threw the whole thing off balance. Eden wasn't supposed to be changed until his first night at school but I moved that forward, and as such Alexis and he never kissed, and Yani didn't appear until much later, after even Julia was introduced.

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Wintry times

Yes, the weather continues to be of the 'seasonal', ie winter variety in these here parts.

Writing on Book 19 continues apace so the impatient will most likely have something to read Sunday / Monday!

Here on BC you can today read Turnabout, chapter 21 of book 14 - hope you enjoy it.

Mads

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Little Monster Chapter 2

Eric, heir to one of the most famous last names in all history. His family was known to kill and hunt down the most dangerous monsters hat walked these lands. But what does the title of Monster Hunter gives you, if in this society monsters and humans now live in peace, working together to form a better future. Struggling to leave his last name in the shadows, Eric will soon find himself more attracted to these shadows.

Amadeus Irina ~ Part 16

 

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
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Remembering or Flashbacks?

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I drove up to a wildlife refuge out of boredom on a road that I did not think I had been on and as soon as I got off the freeway and headed west, things began to seem familiar, and a bit down the road, I saw a farm with a very tall board fence surrounding the yard. As I passed it, the full memory suddenly went off in my brain like a burning meteorite; making it feel like it was burning a trail through my grey matter. I KNEW that place!

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From one series to another

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Hate to give those who read my stories the bad news but it'll be a few weeks before the next series hits. I have been struggling to come up with new ideas that didn't rehash the same tired formula over and over again and am coming up short

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Little Monster Chapter 1

Eric, heir to one of the most famous last names in all history. His family was known to kill and hunt down the most dangerous monsters hat walked these lands. But what does the title of Monster Hunter gives you, if in this society monsters and humans now live in peace, working together to form a better future. Struggling to leave his last name in the shadows, Eric will soon find himself more attracted to these shadows.

Little Monster Prologue

Eric, heir to one of the most famous last names in all history. His family was known to kill and hunt down the most dangerous monsters hat walked these lands. But what does the title of Monster Hunter gives you, if in this society monsters and humans now live in peace, working together to form a better future. Struggling to leave his last name in the shadows, Eric will soon find himself more attracted to these shadows.

Masks 14: Part 2

Note that Masks 14 follows the characters through about a year, skipping long periods of time.

Masks Fourteen: Part Three

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Rodford Edmiston

"'Teen defenders'?" said Energia, after hearing a local news segment that evening on her team's work at the factory complex. "I'm the only member still in her teens, and that just barely."

"Yeah, but I'm only twenty, and teach has regeneration, so we all look like we could be in our teens."

"Could they have confused us with another team?"

"Not likely," said Blue Impact.

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.

Jennie's Potty-Training chapter 30

Synopsis; After Isabell and Cath return home with their children, Isabell prepares to punish Baby Bonnie or lying to her and tricking Baby Jennie into wetting her pants and wetting the bed.

A Feminine Look

Jamie and the rest of his school is surprised by a special performance for their graduation. But the performance isn't the only thing that surprises Jamie about the group that comes to perform.

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.

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