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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.


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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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Atalanta's Story Reaching Home Wed Katelyn
Chaos and Order: The War Eternal Chapter 7 Wed Zapper
The Summertime Blues Solo Sarah Goodwoman
The Will Chaser Solo Charlotte Dickles
Allie 4 Wed Dauphin
Gaby Book 14 ~ The Girl ~ Chapter *32* Relapse Wed Maddy Bell
You're My Bitch Now Wed Nikkie Silk
Gaby Book 14 ~ The Girl ~ Chapter *33* Invalid Wed Maddy Bell
The Wildcats - Chapter 10 Wed Leslie Moore
Masks 48 Wed Bailey Summers
The Lucky Charm Chapter 7 Tue Mopar
Thundering Force: Chapter 06: “Emerald Dawn.” Tue Paul Cousins
Enchanted Valley: End of Summer Tue Nuuan
Magic of the Kingdom Book 2: Chapter 8 Tue Dark Kitten, Zoe Taylor
Easy As Falling Off a Bike pt 3148 Tue Angharad
Spring Break 2 Time for Marti Tue Jessica C
Soulmate or Soldier, Chapter 4 Tue Elle_Jay
Dim prisons and Drakes, chapter 13. Tue Nagrij
The Roads Are Calling, or It's A Carnie Life Tue crazypagangurl
A Longer War 69 Tue Cyclist
Office Bet by Melanie Brown now on Kindle Tue Melanie Brown
Masks 17: Part 3 Tue Stickmaker
A Blank Page - Chapter 5 Solo Flummox
A Little R&R part 2 Mon Morpheus
Rhysling's Rue - Part 17 Mon Theide
Old Friends Meeting for the First Time Solo Sarah Goodwoman
Ginny's Story Chapter 8 Mon Karen Lockhart
It All Started In A Bra In New Orleans Solo Ricky
Welcome To Whisper Pines Part-5 Mon Enemyoffun
A world without me : Chapter 9 : A model performance Mon BrokenFox
River - Chapter 8 Mon Dawn Natelle
The Squad Chapter 15 Sun Leila
Nine Months (Month One) Sun Lizzy Bennet, Miss Jessica
Mommy I don't want to try out for the baseball team again... Sun Princess Panty-boy
You Are a Meany Solo Sarah Goodwoman
The Trials of Shay-Va-Za: Prologue Sun crazypagangurl
Harry Potter and the Trouble With Neurotypicals 21 Sun Fayanora
First Dates are Kissing Dates 6 Sun Frances Penwiddy
The Italian Job - Part 3 Sun SamanthaMD
Jennie's Potty-Training chapter 38 Sun babyjennie
The Mandela Shift: Chapter 3 Sat Haylee V, Leila
Amadeus Irina ~ Part 21 Sat Shauna
Hope's Light Prologue: The Flight From Earth & The... Sat crazypagangurl
Snep's Day Out Solo Penny Lane
Zuriel: The Recruit. Fri Dorothy Colleen
Tomboy Fri Light Clark
Princess and the Plague: Erika's next Chapter 18 Fri Anistasia Allread
Vantier a Whateley Tale chapter 14--labor day pool party Fri Shadowsblade
Out on a Tether Fri Morpheus
Stormwall: Chapter 1 Fri crazypagangurl
A boy named Alice: Prologue Fri Selene
Ian, part 9 Thu Debbie V
Emily Solo Sarah Lynn Morgan
When I Grow Up Thu Angie "kitn" Hughes
How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love Donald Trump 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
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Synchronicity Solo Elle_Jay
The last Ghost Rider Solo WolfJess7
Day Care Channel Solo Dauphin
Busybody's Demise Solo crazypagangurl
The Yellow Dress Solo Pamela
Nymphobrainiac Solo Jenny North
Chaos Theory Solo Casey Brooke
S T O R Y    T E A S E R S


Sorry, guys and dolls and whatevers (LOL...I'm a 'whatever..'). A recent flareup of my costochondritis , compounded with a pacer malfunction has delayed my writing somewhat. Hopefully, Zelanga chapter 2 will go up sometime tomorrow. Other things are also in the works.

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A Longer War 68

The floods weren’t bad that winter, but as usual customer numbers collapsed for a couple of months. We kept ourselves afloat by doing that for others, with a steady succession of boats to hoist out and check for damage, fouling, caulking and the rest. Trevor and Ricky knew what they were doing with that, and it let Darren push ahead with his studies. If things went well, he would get his certificates in time for the school holiday period, just when they would be needed most.

Soulmate or Soldier, Chapter 3

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


                Chapter the Third

Where we experience a stereotypical adventurer’s first fight (because of course we do)

About Continuations


Often, I get messages and comments on my works asking about continuations. I have, up until this point, mostly ignored them, because it's difficult to get into it with each individual request. As such, I will instead cover the issue here.

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Jane's Boy Press seeks poetry & nonfiction submissions for an LGBTIQ anthology


I saw just this Feb 22, 2017 request for articles/poetry dealing with LGBTIQ issues. Read their site for details & decide for yourself if this is worthy of your efforts. (I know nothing about this organization or their integrity)

"The collection is open to submissions from anyone having been subjected to or closely affected by conversion therapy as well as anyone who stands in opposition to the practice. To allow time for new submissions, we have additionally extended the deadline for the call to April 15th. "

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A Longer War 67

That was a conversation-stopper if ever I heard one, and even with Susie living under my roof I had difficulty putting together everything Pete was saying. It was the pronouns, really. There was his lad, with a lecturer called John, and all Pete was saying was ‘she’ and ‘her’.

“Pete, mate. Look. I’m not getting this all in shape in my head. Start from scratch?”

Universe Rules Updated

Doing some administration around SEE and associated works I realized that the Universe Rules were the same as when I first posted them ages ago.

Since the main tale is now complete, and many more facts have been published since I wrote the original rules, I have completely revised them. They now mostly describe things that are self-evident but will still provide a useful guide for anyone else attempting to write in that universe.

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Masks 17: Part 1

Masks XVII: Part One


Rodford Edmiston


This story is partly a catch-up with folks and events in the Masks universe following the War and partly the culmination of a subplot which has been brewing for several years in both real and story time. There will definitely be more on this in later stories.

Part One

dress codes that include high heels may be gone soon

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I was reading the other day that a lot of places including the U.K. and Canada are looking into dress codes that force women to wear heels at work, as well as overly sexual outfits like short skirts. While this is a good thing, it sucks for those of us who are used to trans stories that feature a guy following the girl's dress code ...

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Magic of the Kingdom: Book 2 Chapter 7

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A month has passed, and Sarah's been enjoying life as Silvermist in the park, but can she handle life as a celebrity TV actress? She still gets nervous meeting "real" celebrities! And how will HRT affect her ability to play the role?

The Wildcats - Chapter 4


Chapter Four

Bonus: This weekend, there will be an episode per day. Chapters will come out on Friday, Satuday, Sunday, and Monday.

The morning sunlight found Terry fading in and out of sleep. He dreamt of guitars floating across the blue sky of a Mario Brothers' game.

His cell phone rang right by his ear forcing him to pick it up.

Masks 16: Part 4

Masks Sixteen: Part Seven


Rodford Edmiston

"This is more private?!" said Gadgetive, as they seated themselves around the weathered picnic table. "There's dozens of folks watching us!"

"You'll notice, though, that they're keeping their distance," said Energia. "That's an unspoken rule; if folks come out here that means they want privacy, and that means they get it. That includes folks keeping their distance, too. It's sort of a school tradition. So, what's going on?"

"You checked for bugs, right?" said Ike.

Servants Of Redemption: Chapter 1 - To Lose It All

I, Vengeance, stood next to Justice as we waited for the warmonger Ishbal Kamizan to be brought before us.

We waited for some time before Honour entered the room, four guards surrounding the warmonger behind him. The guards placed the broken shell of a man in the seat in the middle of the room, then moved to take up positions around the room.

Justice faced him and spoke, "Ishbal Kamizan, you sit before us accused of genocide and mass murder, how do you plead?"

Laura, part 1

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It's not a question you ever expect to get asked, certainly not by your mother.
And yet, I'd hoped my whole life that I'd be asked the question.

"Leon, do you wish you were a girl?" My mum asked.

Part 1

by Debbie V

Copyright © 2015, 2017 by Debbie V
All Rights Reserved.

Servants Of Redemption: Prologue

We are the Servants of Redemption. We are seven, five women, two men, united in her service, her Chosen in this world.

She calls herself Redemption in this age. She was here long, long ago, but the name she used then was lost as her people died.

Somehow, someone somewhere on this world found her, even though her name could not be remembered, and believed in her. Even she was mystified at the fact that she was reborn in a sense, she had been floating alone in a timeless void until that first person believed.

The League of Chinchillas: A Wolf in Chinchilla’s Clothing


Behold, true believer, from the world of Identity Crisis, the team up that absolutely nobody demanded! Or even conceived of! Seriously, not even the infinite monkey theorem could have predicted this story! When the legendary League of Chinchillas meets the astonishing AquaFish, it’s a thrilling, spine-tingling, senses-shattering tale that makes Homer’s Odyssey look like dog puke! Cleanup on Aisle 3 for...adventure! (A tale of Faraday City.)


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