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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

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)
He Never Saw It Coming Solo Commentator
Murder in the Holy City - Part 2 Mon Theide
Family is.. there to catch you [4.14] Mon Nessa M
Playing her way 2 - Chapter 9 Mon D.L.
The Squad Chapter 10 Mon Leila
Prom Changed Everything Part 9 Mon Paradox
Kim Possible and The Amazon Women 7 Mon Lethaldaza
The Boys of Summer Sun E. E. Nalley
Kayleigh's Story, Chapter 3: Welcome to Her World Sun kayleigh01
Emma's Story: School Days: Chapter 2 Sun Samantha Jenkins
Princess and the Plague: Erika's next Chapter 10 Sun Anistasia Allread
It's Complicated - Part 19 "Shotgun Diplomacy" Sun Shiraz
Unseen People - Chapter 2 Sun Lizzy Bennet
Easy As Falling Off a Bike pt 3101 Sun Angharad
Alexa Chapter 15: As One Door Closes…. Sun Kris Traverse
Educational Justice -chp15 Sun WolfJess7
Gaby Book 14 ~ The Girl ~ Chapter *14* Geisha Bond Sun Maddy Bell
What goes around comes around 2 Sun Sydney Moya
Masks 13: Part 13 Sun Stickmaker
Growing pains Sun Sydney Moya
Mommy I don't want to try out for the baseball team again Sun Princess Panty-boy
Upheaval 1: Instructor Sun Joe Gunnarson
Weddings and Reunions Part 15 Sun efindumb
Billi Sat Lulu Martine
A Walk in the Park Solo Kris K
Newly Edited "A Turn On The Pathway To Citizenship"... Sat Warm Hearted
A Longer War 59 Sat Cyclist
Amadeus Irina ~ Part 14 Sat Shauna
My Shallow Regret Sat Regina DeMaris
Penny's World pt 10 Fri Sophie Jones
The Station's Late Nite Princess -chapter 24 Fri Snowfall
Yet Another Day as an Outcast Fri Joe Gunnarson
Child of Confusion Fri Joe Gunnarson
I'm a Freak, Sue Me Fri Joe Gunnarson
Parkour Jam Hooligans Fri Joe Gunnarson
A Summer's Odyssey IV Chapter 14 - A Fri Jennifer Sue
Vesta's Hearth11 and 12 Fri Frances Penwiddy
Upside Down, Inside Out Chapter 1 Thu crazypagangurl
Coming Home 10 Thu Sydney Moya
Miss-identified Solo Alys Prince
Undercover Exposure Tiara Solo Dauphin
The Many Faces of Harry Potter 24 Thu Fayanora
You Could Go Home Again, part 13 of 16 Thu Trismegistus Shandy
A world without me : Chapter 2 : Let's dance. Maybe? Thu BrokenFox
All the World's a Stage Chapter 38 Thu Bronwen Welsh
All In A Day's Work Solo Joannebarbarella
Robin's Maid Solo Drea DiMaggio
Showstopper Solo Dorothy Colleen
Alexa B-Side: #13 - Reaction Wed Kris Traverse
Out of the mouth of babes... Wed Haylee V
Stumbles Of Love Part 2 Wed crazypagangurl
MORFS: Out Of Retirement 03 Wed Ray Drouillard
Bian -22- Blondie Tue Erin Halfelven
Robbie's Revelation Chapter 14 Tue Rebecca Jane
Stephanie’s Chance - 4 You’re Hired Mon Jessica C
The Jon Boat Solo Pentatonic
No Good Deed Solo Haylee V
The Prankster Solo TGFictionStv
World's shortest TG story Mon Haylee V
Be careful what you wish for... Solo Morgan Philips
Family is.. hopefully worth the effort [4.13] Mon Nessa M
The Mirror Solo Asche
Just Call Her Lesley Solo Joannebarbarella
Dark Matters -5- Mon Adonna
Dream of Electric Mink Sun ed
Memoirs of a magical girl, chapter 4. Sun Nagrij
A Journey Solo Joannebarbarella
And Justice Shall Be Served Solo crazypagangurl
S T O R Y    T E A S E R S

Jacinta, part 3

"...I think people might be staring," I whispered to Ophelia as we walked through the cramped shopping centre.

"What they wish to do with their eyes is their business, not ours," Ophelia replied, holding her head high even as every head we passed turned to look in our direction.

"Easy for you to say," I mumbled as I tried not to let my cheeks go too red.

Smoky Corners 6-V: JC Salinger (WIP)

Smoky Corners 6-V: JC Salinger

Whoever heard of Smoky Corners, Montana? You can’t even find it on a map, unless you are looking for it. It’s perfect…


I needed a place serene, someplace to get over… Well, get over everything. My wife, Sophie, had been shot in front of me by her lover. She had obviously been cheating on me. I couldn’t write anymore. My publisher was begging me for another book; I was empty. I don’t know what drew me to an old road atlas. Google seemed to have taken over the map, literally. I remember driving through the northern half of the US in my youth. I was trying to find myself. Jack Clay. Well, that was who I was when I started out. Funny, that’s who I’m trying to find again. So, Jack Clay, welcome to Smoky Corners, Montana.

Masks 13: Part 3

Masks Thirteen: Chapter Five

by

Rodford Edmiston

"Now that you're feeling better, your Mother and I have been discussing your punishement."

"Punishement," said Vic, blankly.

Her parents had called her down to the family room and sat her on one side of the coffee table, while they sat on the other. Vic was baffled, and even after hearing her father say this was still confused.

"For drinking and going to a strip club."

Vic was stunned.

Family is.. a bit Bazaar at times [4.11]

Mau-Kitten.jpg Why is it, when you're hungry, everything suddenly has some kind of food connection to it?
I'd be tempted to say it's a psychological issue but we can't rule out the obvious answer that it's all just magic of course!

Events unfold including but not limited to:
Eris enjoying the fall in a glass box.
John gains a personal assistant
(minus the mini-skirt and free coffee delivery)
and Hannah has more cat troubles!


 

Sometimes, A Wish Can Come True

The man, who appeared to be about 55 years of age with silver coloured mid-shoulder length hair, wearing a medium brown lightweight woollen suit with vest and a hideous bright orange tie that made it look like he was about to burst into flame, sat in his usual chair in front of the roaring fire at the back of the small but cozy bar in the Midwest college town that he had been frequenting for almost six years now.

The Beginning - part 2

I loved watching the beautiful trees go by in the fall when I ride in the car. I felt dreamy and a bit overwhelmed but happy on multiple levels. I was just caught looking at a pair of pantyhose in Macy’s by this girl who is in my math class. She never talked to me before and when she saw me looking at the pantyhose package, I thought my life was over. However, she treated me with kindness. She is very pretty and I think I like her a lot. Now that I have her phone number, I will call her and hopefully we can become friends.

MORFS: Out Of Retirement 01

Acts of Humanity

Out Of Retirement
(Part 01)
A MORFS Universe Tale
by Ray Drouillard

John Martin had turned his successful engineering business over to his kids -- much to their consternation. While camping deep in the national forest, he met a fox hybrid in great need of help.

sex: 2/10
violence: 6/10
profanity: 3/10

Categories: Hybrid, Elemental, PSI

Timeline: 2068


Chapter One: Interrupted Vacation

The first indication that something was wrong came from a bolt of pain and fear that I felt through my link with Tabatha.

Alexa Chapter 13: Lawyers and Love

Even though it was a Holiday for most people, I still had to work. This was going to be the first day back to work since last Friday. When I had left here three days ago, I had just been presented a release form that the owners of the coffee shop wanted me to sign releasing them from any liability if I was harassed. I don’t think I had ever been as mad as I had been that day. Luckily Jenny had a calmer head then I did. She immediately called her Grandmother who had lined up an attorney for us from the firm she uses.

Ongoing Inquiries Chapter 15

Ongoing Inquiries Chapter 15

Abi met her mother at their arranged rendezvous and they spent an enjoyable hour and a half looking around shops and buying the odd item before Helen suggested they go somewhere for lunch. She had a place in mind which she told Abi she had been wanting to try for some time; they made their way there and were promptly shown to a table.

Amber chapters 3 and 4

Chapter 3

The weekend passed like it usually did with Amber locked in her room hiding from the world and her family. She talked to them at dinner and on Saturday she had listened to Amanda tell the story of the volleyball match and how they had won in the fifth set having to win 3 straight. Amber for a small second had wished that she had been there to watch Amanda play.

Roomies - Part 4

Tina's mom reheated some manicotti and fixed a fresh garden salad.

Tina's dad handled the grilling.

“So how long have you two known each other?” He stared at me.

“It feels like a lot longer that it's actually been” Tina laughed. “It's really just been over a month, but it's like we've known each other forever. Sometimes someone comes along and you really click.... you know?”

Tina's mom nodded smiling. Her father almost hid his grimace.

“You met at work.” He said dryly.

Playing her way 2 - Chapter 2

Playing her way 2 - Chapter 2

© D.L.

Emily sat on the bulging suitcase as Anna carefully zipped it closed. The suitcase was only moderately sized and contained most of Anna's clothes for the fortnight that she would be staying with the Bridges.

Emily's suitcase was only half full, and she had offered to carry some extra sets of shoes for Anna. Each girl also had a rucksack carrying small gifts to put under the family Christmas tree.

MORFS: Higher and Higher 01

Acts of Humanity 3:

Higher and Higher
(Part 01)
A MORFS Universe Tale
by Ray Drouillard

Tina Shepherd was in the final stages of dying a slow death due to cancer when she met the Martins and their friends.

Jennie's Potty-Training chapter 25

Synopsis, Jeremy's best friend and next-door neighbour returns from her holiday and catches Baby Jennie all dressed up. Sally reveals to Baby Jennie's Mummy that Jeremy used to borrow her tutu and play ballerina dress-ups in her parents garage.

To all my readers - Merry Xmas and Happy New Year!

MORFS: Interview With the Doctors Martin

Acts of Humanity

Interview With the Doctors Martin
A MORFS Universe Tale
by Ray Drouillard
Once again, the Doctors Martin agree to be interviewed by one of television's talking heads.

Prom Changed Everything Part 6

Was it Worth it? Chapter 2

3 Years earlier…

“You must be Owen… I’ll take the room on the left, and you’ve got the one on the right. I’m David by the way.” The apartments on the campus of Northern Coastal University offered a bit more privacy than the dormitories, but you were still assigned your roommate.

MORFS: Chakats Give the Best Hugs 02

Chakats Give the Best Hugs
(Part 02)
A MORFS Universe Tale
by Ray Drouillard
Jimmy Miller, a fan of games and science fiction of all types, morfs into a fictional creature.

Stephanie’s Chance - 2 First Date


Stephanie’s Chance - 2
First Date


By Jessica C



Steven lost his cool and his mouth was rude and crude... The punishment fits the situation; unknown ? touches upon a secret... Brad's a childhood friend... Stephanie gets to deal with things now...

Educational Justice -chp11


Educational Justice

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Maria DeMarco never thought that she would find trouble amongst her many businesses. After all they were the public face of where her money came from. She was after all a retired Prima Ballerina and like most such women she invested her money wisely. But trouble she did find and in the one place she would never have thought to look. One of the schools she loves and sponsors. Can the Black Badge Deputies ferret out the people behind the troubles before Gemini has to deal with Gym Class?

by Snowfall and Jessie Wolf.

Dedicated to the men and women of the US Marshal Service.

Edited by my husband Paul, and AJC Snowfall.

~o~O~o~

This is a work of fiction an any persons in this work are purely fictional.


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