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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)
The Perfect Shave Solo TGFictionStv
The Waitress : Chapter 5 : Anya Fri BrokenFox
The Spanish Flower Chapter 4 Thu LadyDragon623
The Wildcats - Chapter 24 Thu Leslie Moore
Singles: Diary of Jane Solo Sarah Goodwoman
Rehabilitation Solo Light Clark
Book 3 - The Reluctant Sister Thu Melanie Brown
Best of Both Worlds, Chapter 2 Thu TransChick
The Sirens Chapter 6 Thu LadyDragon623
All the World's a Stage Chapter 49 Thu Bronwen Welsh
Turnabout Part 11 Wed Miss Jessica
Gun Princess Royale - Book 2 - Ch2. (Part III) Wed simkin452
Real Family Part 17- Finale Wed efindumb
Crayola Chronicles, Book 0: Alicia Steele 2 Wed Haylee V
Gothic Sister Wed Maddy Bell
Gaby Book 14 ~ The Girl ~ Chapter *40* Girlfriends Wed Maddy Bell
Patchwork World Wed Stickmaker
Lady in Waiting - A Recap of Chapters 1 to 11 Wed Christina H
Cynosure by Transfemme from DopplerPress Tue Transfemme
I Can't Make You Love Me - the Novella Solo Drea DiMaggio
Yep, I can fly (part 2) Tue Jessie Ash
Nine Months (Month 3) Tue Lizzy Bennet, Miss Jessica
An Unexpected Pastime — Chapter 6 Mon Sam Dynes
Kaiser's X Blessing - Book 1 - 10 - Intro V Mon simkin452
Wolverine vs. Voldemort (Part 2) Mon Jessie Ash
Imp 5: Head Over Tail part 1 Mon Morpheus
Robbie's Revelation Chapter 19 Mon Rebecca Jane
Easy As Falling Off a Bike pt 3163 Mon Angharad
Ginny's Story Chapter 12 Mon Karen Lockhart
Room in Hell chapter 31. Mon Nagrij
The Station's Late Nite Princess Mon Snowfall
Support is.. necessary [5.4] Mon Nessa M
Looking for a new Andrej - Part 3 of 3 Mon Alys Prince
Jennie's Potty-Training chapter 42 Sun babyjennie
The Italian Job - Part 7 Sat SamanthaMD
River - Chapter 10 Sat Dawn Natelle
Thundering Force: Chapter 09: “Battle Among the Clouds.” Sat Paul Cousins
Soulmate or Soldier, Chapter 9 Sat Elle_Jay
Debriefings 22 Sat The Rev. Anam Chara
Anyone For Tennis? Solo Christine Myr
Journeys West - Chapter 10 - Wagons Ho Sat Monica Rose
Amsterdamned Sat Commentator
Mercy Chapter 20 Fri Dorothy Colleen
Only one night Solo Sarah Goodwoman
Alexa B-Side: #18 - Bethany Fri Kris Traverse
Amadeus Irina ~ Part 25 Fri Shauna
I AM telling the truth! Solo Bru
The Waitress : Chapter 4 : Her heroine Fri BrokenFox
Our Daughter's Prom Date Solo Daphne Xu
The Great Downtown Jam Session Solo crazypagangurl
Theresa's Trick Solo laylajade
The Housemate Solo Brooke Erickson
Destiny Solo Melanie Brown
Curly Top Solo Dauphin
You Know you are Better than This Solo Sarah Goodwoman
It shouldn't happen to a dog Solo Lindale
Too Much of a Goodyear Thing Solo Laika
The Mysterious Amanda Jenkins Look-alike Suit Solo vessica b
Dreamland Solo Light Clark
What is Good for the Gander is Good for the Goose Solo Sarah Goodwoman
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Trailer Park Baby Chapter 41 & 42

Chapter 41: Steve

I got home from lunch on Monday, and saw that I had message waiting for me. I hit the play button and "Hello, Steve? This is Sarah, Dave's landlady, I or rather Dave needs a favor from you. Could you give me a call back this afternoon? Thanks."

What Light Through Yonder Shadow... - Act 2; 1

1047084-untitled_2_1_.jpgtopcowillus01.jpgVampirella.jpgHow insidious is evil? Can it become genetic? Can good be genetic? Where does that leave freedom of choice?

I've added a picture of Vampirella.
I'm starting a new job tomorrow, so I don't know how regularly I'll be posting. I'll try to at least do one a week.

Sweet Dreams-10... Am I in a daydream?

Sweet Dreams-10...Am I in a Daydream?

Chapter 10

“Found you ya fucking faggot.” Cliffs hand was wrapped around the back of my neck and was pressing me into the hallways clean gyp-rock wall. I can smell the dirt on him, the unwashed smell of body odor and the releasing of the toxic garbage in his system out through his skin. There’s whiskey on his breath and it mixes with the reeking choking smell of rotting teeth.

I Am The Night Part-9

I Am The Night-
Part Nine


Steven Brown has a rough time, wanting to be a girl and hiding it from his angry abusive father. But when Steven gets a chance to express his hidden side through a fantastic opportunity, things change, including himself.

At Last ‘A Life’ ~ Chapter 46

At last ‘A life’
By Julie D Cole
Chapter 46 Lunch at Browns.

‘Chris in truth I don’t know.’

But you and Aunt Judith, err mum, were lovers and you must have known.’

Chrissy it’s true that it was six months before she died that Judith and I last made love and she reacted badly to my reluctance to leave my wife and family. For a while she tried to make me jealous and she was having an affair as I said.’

‘Are you saying that somebody else might be my father and not you?’

A Visit to Canada

A Visit to Canada

I bring to you a transcription of my conversation with a visitor to my country:

Alien Visitor (AV): Greetings!

Me: Welcome to Canada. You’ve arrived at an exciting time. We’re having a federal election.

AV: Ah, yes. I’ve heard of these. You’re picking your head of state.

Me: Nope.

AV: No?

Me: No. Would you like to know who our head of state is?

AV: Lay it on me, sister.

Me: The queen of England.

AV: Are you pulling my leg?

Me: Honest.

AV: How does that work?

Sarah Carerra - 2.33 - The Songs We Sing

sc2.jpg When we finished playing each of the songs, we'd have a brief discussion about whether to include it in the tour or not. Truthfully, I didn't think anyone was going to say ‘no’ to any of them. It felt slightly like we were just going through the motions when everyone already knew they would be included. They probably just wanted to hear them.

Sarah Carerra
Chapter 2.33 - The Songs We Sing
by Megan Campbell
Copyright  ©2011 Megan Campbell
Released: April 25, 2011

Trailer Park Baby Chapter 39 & 40

Chapter 39: Dave

I woke up scared and heard someone breathing in the room with me. I was a bit panicked until I recognized Thor's panting. Reaching my arm down through the bars, suddenly a wet tongue started licking my hand. I pulled my arm back up and Thor moved around stuck his muzzle up between the bars. I could barely see him, but I started scratching his head.


Sarah Lynn Morgan


I hear you in whispers, in a blowing breeze.
In the crash of surf, and the rustling leaves.
Your echoes all still living there,
And in my heart as longing, despair.

The slightest thing brings you back to me,
From times and places none now can see.
But my heart can hear them just the same,
Whenever and whence those whispers came.

The waiting is the hardest part,
These many lives we’ve spent apart.
I feel you always, not here, but near.
Immortal love in every tear.

That God has purpose for this love, must be.
Stronger than you, and stronger than me.
I do not know where, nor do I know when.
I only know I will hold you again.

Touched By The Prophets

Melanie Ezell's Big Closet Ultimate Writer's Challenge (Week 10: Heaven's Gift)

After decades of struggle the occupation was over. The invaders from the neighboring star system had packed up and gone home, and all of Bajor was celebrating their hard won freedom. Although to 15 year old Rothko Jor it just seemed as if one type of hegemony had been replaced with another, and that some Bajorans would never be free. But he hadn't taken into account the will of his planet's gods, or the intercession in his life of a mysterious sacred object known as the Orb of Change...

Laika Pupkino ~ 2011

are all copyright 2011 by Laika Pupkino...

The Boston Bubble: Lora's Story Chapter 8

By Lora Guy

Cross dresser is caught up in a sudden, massive group transformation in downtown Boston.

I could tell by the way he was staring at my backside that he didn't mind seeing me in a skirt. It was a strange sensation...

What Light Through Yonder Shadow... - Act 1; 8


ACT 1 Characters

Daniel/Dannielle Baptiste : The Angelus
Finch : Danielle's Lover, consort and second-in-command
Jackie Estacado : Host to the Darkness on Earth
The Darkness : the first demon
Unsen : Angelus warrior
Butch Babliano : Jackie Estacado's most trusted leiutenant

The Easter Story

The Easter Story

by Maggie O'Malley

Chatroom friends all over the world meet in real life for an Easter celebration which includes an The Easter Story by Maggie O'Malley

It had begun as a cyber-dream over three months ago. No one remembers who actually started the whole thing, but everyone wished there was a way to make it happen. Sadly though it was impossible or at least impossible in the real world; so they thought.

The Center: The Hunt

The Center: The Hunt


Melanie and Delta Squad are sent off into the woods outside Beta site for a team building exercise. They end up bringing Daisy along with them which complicates things when Easter comes around. Melanie and her friends decide to give her an Easter in the woods but things don't turn out like they planned.

Becoming Robin Book Three: Chapter 15

Becoming Robin Book 3 Cover/Image
Bk3C2011ZoeTaylor.png~* Girl to the Core! *~

“I know you trust me. It’s just that you care so much about others’ feelings that you’re afraid sharing your own will hurt them. But that’s what friends do. We share our burdens because it lightens them and makes it easier to enjoy the good times we share.”

“Thanks Ally,” I managed softly, hugging her neck.


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