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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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Atalanta's Story Reaching Home Wed Katelyn
Chaos and Order: The War Eternal Chapter 7 Wed Zapper
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Masks 48 Wed Bailey Summers
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Enchanted Valley: End of Summer Tue Nuuan
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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
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Ginny's Story Chapter 8 Mon Karen Lockhart
It All Started In A Bra In New Orleans Solo Ricky
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The Italian Job - Part 3 Sun SamanthaMD
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Amadeus Irina ~ Part 21 Sat Shauna
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Zuriel: The Recruit. Fri Dorothy Colleen
Tomboy Fri Light Clark
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The Wildcats - Chapter 2

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Here is Chapter Two of The Wildcats. We will be posting three times a week (until the backlog is cleared up). Look for us on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday

Chapter Two

"C'mon, it's time. We have to get going or we'll be late."

A Longer War 65

CHAPTER 65
I was really at a loss without her, and when Pete left shortly afterwards to take his boy down I was almost lost. It was an education, in a sense. I had spent so long on my own after Tricia had been taken I had felt that I was comfortable in my solitude, that I didn’t need people around me. I realised just then, as the house emptied and the nearest of my friends headed south, that I had merely been numb, not comfortable. Just because you lose the feeling in a hand or other bit doesn’t mean it can’t get damaged, just that the pain doesn’t tell you if it does. That had been my life: numbed, no pain, but steadily being damaged by my isolation.

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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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.

The Wildcats - Chapter 1

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Disclaimer - This is a work of fiction. This story is a leap of faith and intended as entertainment. If you don't want to read a fairy tale...

This story has been posted on another site in the past, and now is being offered here by the author (under a new pen name).

Prologue

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.

Diego Part 10

I started writing this series unaware that I would have a chance to give Snowfall's amazing The Nightmare Rider a shoutout. I also continue the story that originated in The Road Phantoms with her blessing. Consider this the final act of that storyline as no further mention will be made.

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Smoky Corners 3-NC - Aussie Dreams

OK, so I'm posting this two days early, but I wanted to do something special for a special person on (or at least near) her birthday. Besides, it's Pi Day, so...

Without further ado, I present:

Smoky Corners 3-NC: Aussie Dreams
(c) 2017
Haylee V

Magic of the Kingdom: Book 2 Chapter 6

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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?

Masks 15: Part 8

Masks Fifteen: Part Fifteen

by

Rodford Edmiston

Suddenly, Energia collapsed. Not because she had failed; because she had succeeded. There was Zeep, casually taking the load which had almost killed her. The President quickly moved to help the girl.

"Sorry to take so long," said Zeep, looking at Energia. He turned to the President. "I am limited to the speed of light in traveling."

He turned towards the trio of scientists.

Diego Part 9

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The media was in a frenzy at the district court when Angela got there after conducting the searches. The fact that a prominent businessman and a principal were being arraigned was big news. The fact that both carried similar charges was bigger. They were arraigned separately but both would be covered.

Identity Crisis - Chapter 10/10: Finale

As the city-wide disaster looms, Prodigious Girl, still battered and bruised from her fights at the Sanctuary, must stand alone against the forces that threaten to destroy everyone she loves. But how can she hope to prevail against an enemy who knows her better than she knows herself?

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