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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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Ginny's Story Chapter 3 Mon Karen Lockhart
Ka-Kali Solo Melanie Brown
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River - Chapter 2 Sun Dawn Natelle
The Squad Chapter 14 Sun Leila
Easy As Falling Off a Bike pt 3121 Sun Angharad
Finding Daisy Part 5 Sun efindumb
Warmth Chapter 1 : Hazel's lie Sun BrokenFox
Actions Have Consequences Vol 3: Marci’s Journal Sun Sarah Goodwoman
Hell Of A Story Solo SinComics
A Friend in Need is a Friend in Deed -- Chp. 11 Battle of Midway Sun AuPreviner
Gaby Book 14 ~ The Girl ~ Chapter *22* The In-laws Sun Maddy Bell
Identity Crisis - Chapter 1/10: Confessions of a Teenage Hero(... Sat Jenny North
You Could Go Home Again, part 16 of 16 (end) Sat Trismegistus Shandy
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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
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Laura, part 16 Fri Debbie V
Vesta's Hearth 19 and 20 Fri Frances Penwiddy
Room in Hell chapter 29. Fri Nagrij
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Harry Potter and the Trouble With Neurotypicals 20 Thu Fayanora
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A Longer War 62 Thu Cyclist
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
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
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The Curse 2: The Cursening, Chapter 2: In Which Things Occur Mon Hikaro
It's Complicated - Part 22 "Diversions" Mon Shiraz
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The Blue Fairy Solo Missy
By Any Other Name Solo Rasufelle
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Designer Children Chapter 30

Ashley/Madison's ward is revealed. Meanwhile, Christmas comes to Twin Falls and with it, the entire Patterson/Feinstein family, including Emma and Sophia. With the combination of the shiny plastic that Christmas morning will bring and the constant desire to untether her imagination with her cousins, surrender to the serum may be inevitable.

I Will Always Be There For You

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Two lonely people find each other,
and discover that true love lasts longer
than they ever knew it could.

I Will Always
Be There For You

by Wendy Jean

Copyright © 2012 by Wendy Jean
All Rights Reserved.
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Magic of the Kingdom Book 2: Chapter 1

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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?

Learning To Speak To The Wind Part 1

Learning To Speak To The Wind
Part 1
By
Warm Hearted

Edited By
Commentator

Even though my friends and coworkers tried to talk me out of it, I was attempting to mark off a major item on my bucket list. I was on a four-day hike of the Appalachian Mountain Trail. The weather was perfect. Being early fall in North Carolina it was a little brisk but the nights were still comfortable on the lower elevations of the hike I was taking.

Sunday Morning Pantyhose Part 20

Sunday Morning Pantyhose XX
By
Tracy Davis

This is a true story of how my Mom feminized me as a teenager. She had caught me wearing her pantyhose the summer before seventh grade. I got the surprise of my life the first Sunday of junior high, when she started encouraging me to wear them, and then it was all downhill from there. -- Tracy

Mercy Chapter 17

Mercy Chapter 17

Author's note. As I must for each chapter, it seems, I must apologize for the delay, and how short it is. Comments and kudos appreciated.

As difficult as it was to get comfortable with a cast, eventually Faith fell asleep. When she woke, Mrs. Carson was there.

“Hey sweetie, how you feeling?” Mrs. Carson said, smiling.

“Okay, I guess.” Faith answered.

“Good. Now, how much should I chew you out for peeking into another student’s mind, especially without their permission?”

“What? Oh ... “

Hero Prince(ss) Chapter 2

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This is a story of a time that could've been a long time ago, but not of this world. It is a tale of a prince and a hero. A tale of a hero who fought with all his might and lost so much, yet also gained so much. A tale that will make you laugh (hopefully), cry (maybe) or unsure if you should laugh or cry. Though it must be said, that this is not a typical fairytale.

How could you have known that someone you worshipped as a hero actually hated being a hero?

Hero Prince(ss) Chapter 2
When the hero is not what you'd expect.


By Shiina Ai

Masks 13: Part 21

Masks Thirteen: Chapter Forty-One

by

Rodford Edmiston

Vic sat on the bleachers pretending a calm she didn't feel. She knew what Dorton looked like, of course, having seen photos of him. Vic was surprised, though, when he came on stage; he seemed older, more worn. Less energetic. Less there. Once he started talking, though, those changes seemed to reverse. He was one of those speakers who was energized by an audience, even an unfriendly one. This one started mostly neutral, but soon warmed to the speaker.

Left at Eden - Chapter 15

Left at Eden

Rebecca had pulled Candy out of the lab area and gathered her team, “I know you’re all worried about the new Furren, but we have a mission to get back to, if you think you’re ready?”

“The new shipboard lab is ready, with more than enough samples to keep me busy for a month at least,” Wendy nodded. She was excited, like a kid in a candy store. Even the school’s state-of-the-art lab had nothing on what the Science guild had given her and Brie to work with “As a bonus I can help Brie with her analyses as well.”

A world without me : Chapter 5 : Realization

 

A world without me

Synopsis
Jake finally figures out what Linda had been doing to his body, and comes up with a solution that he thinks will make everything okay again.

 

Copyright© 2016-2017 Anna Hurley (BrokenFox)
All Rights Reserved.

 

New Project

New Project
By: Light Clark

Synopsis: Tyler Gahret cares for nothing more than science, so when someone attempts to recruit him while he is returning to his usual job, he is all set to refuse. When he learns what the new project he’s being recruited for is, however, he finds it too tempting to resist.

Dad, That's a Beautiful Dress You're Wearing!

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Dad, That's a Beautiful Dress You're Wearing!

By Ginger Collins

 
Estrogen had taken possession of her body and testosterone was in frantic retreat, if not final surrender. She had curves, breasts, and luxurious blond hair. Her cheekbones were high and her painted lips were full. Undeniably, there were ever so slight traces of maleness in her, but it actually added to her charm and made her appear exotic or beguiling. She was wearing a coral suit with a long skirt and wrap jacket with Princess seams. Her matching handbag was large and just right. Her pumps were of snake-print design and with dress soles and two-inch heels. This young lady was a class act!

A Friend in Need is a Friend in Deed

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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

A Friend in Need is a Friend in Deed -- Chp. 2 Beginning with the end in mind

Sam thinks he is all alone in the world. Being the youngest means being forgotten and you are told what to do.

His life changes dramatically when Doug moves in across the street. And Doug takes Sam on a journey to find out who Sam really is.

Copyright © 2017 by AuP reviner

Call the Thunder: Chapter 6

It's not easy, being an Outcast. Today, it seems Caitlin will finally be going through her Combat final. So will Fey! Just... not against each other. And annoyingly, Imperious seems to think it's time to make his play to take the Artificer.

Stephanie’s Chance - 6 Turn Back, Foolish Boy


Stephanie’s Chance - 6
Turn Back, Foolish Boy



By Jessica C



Brad's a friend that brings out the girl in Steven…
Steve’s bad mouth catches up to him…
Unknowingly his mother helps him to embrace Stephanie

A Friend in Need is a Friend in Deed -- Chp. 1 Becoming Best Friends

Sam thinks he is all alone in the world. Being the youngest means being forgotten and you are told what to do.

His life changes dramatically when Doug moves in across the street. And Doug takes Sam on a journey to find out who Sam really is.

Copyright © 2017 by AuP reviner

Actions Have Consequences Vol 2

Actions Have Consequences Vol 2 by Sarah Goodwoman

Author’s note: I would like to thank Chris for doing such a great job at editing this story. This is my first attempt at writing fiction and I will keep on editing it. I have a couple of more stories tied into the main characters. I will get better with my writing and hope that you will enjoy Helen and Doug/Marci.

Family is.. official [4.16]

ourIceMain.jpg Scheming is both inherently evil and implicitly childish for most people.

If your actually trying to be evil then you plot instead, it's much more efficient.
If your actually trying to be childish then you.. eat crayons or something, I dunno?
It takes a special type of person to really 'scheme' effectively without going too far one way or the other in my experience.

Two guesses what Hannah's doing today?

Events unfold including but not limited to:
Bottles falling off walls.
People have problems with just calling John by his name
(how hard are three little letters honestly?)
and Hannah reconsiders her career choices.


 

Unseen People - Chapter 4

Chapter 4

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

In this chapter Ash finds his way to a strange place and Jack meets some old friends

* As always thank you to Robyn and Chris for taking their time to help, and to all of you who leave comments and send messages. Your support really does make a difference *


Unseen People

Chapter 4

The Stanley Hotel

The Stanley, Room 217

I finally managed to earn the copious amounts of money required to book a night at the famous Stanley Hotel in Estes Park, Colorado. Being a horror movie buff and a recreational ghost hunter, room 217 at the Stanley was the ultimate haunted room. Even though I had to book the stay six months in advance, I was beyond excited knowing I’d be able to stay there on June 25, the one night per year that paranormal activity was supposed to be at its highest at the Stanley.

Demon Witch Cheerleaders (part 12)

my friend and I were at the wrong place at the wrong time when the cheerleaders come back then we were caught by them something was going to change me forever

12 The new Women states of America

New Premier said “ I will run the new Canadian states now mistress “. I said “ no you will set up 3 congresswomen and senator for the Canadian States of the women states of America”. She said “ yes my mistress and former Canadian Prime minister”. I said “ you will find out soon Marcie”.

Step By Step Chapter 1

It started like any other day, winter had its grip on the northern half of the world and the school semester would end in less than three weeks. Paul stood by the window in the room he shared with his younger brother James, looking out at the rare bright sunlight of midwinter.

Alexa Chapter 16: Reunion

Alexa Chapter 16: Reunion

The following week was crazy. Between the lawyers, school, Debbie and my mother, I seemed to be getting pulled in several different directions.

Royale

1

Standing in a pool of moody backstage lighting, Charise Granger drew her t-shirt slowly over her head, revealing a shining white satin bra, the kind with detachable straps and tiny lace trimmings around the cups. She paused a moment to shake out her strawberry blond hair and moisten her full, crimson lips, stealing a glance at the mirror. A tall, delicately built young woman with alabaster flesh and liquid blue eyes looked back.

The Fever

1

Angie stepped into the changing booth, laying her purchase over the chair. Cheeks flushed with girlish pleasure, she shut out the busy hum of the showroom, reaching back to unzip her bright red sun-frock. A trim young girl with wavy blond hair trailing down past her shoulders, she smiled with the vaguely guilty expression of a child caught with her hand in the candy jar.

Her Tender Mercies

1

A bolt of panic shot down my spine when I heard the key settling in the lock. My eyes flickered over towards the door: it had to be Aunt Cathy! What was she doing home so early? She'd headed off to her bridge club less than fifteen minutes ago; I wasn't expecting her back for several hours. My pulse lept into overdrive as key slid into place with an audible clack!

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