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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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Title Code Author(s)
The Wildcats - Chapter 4 Wed Leslie Moore
Masks 16: Part 4 Wed Stickmaker
A Blank Page - Chapter 4 Wed Flummox
Servants Of Redemption: Chapter 1 - To Lose It All Wed crazypagangurl
Earth Racer Solo Dorothy Colleen
Easy As Falling Off a Bike pt 3143 Tue Angharad
Laura, part 1 Tue Debbie V
Servants Of Redemption: Prologue Tue crazypagangurl
Synchronicity Solo Elle_Jay
Virtually Feminine - Part 3 - Friends Tue Morgan Philips
The League of Chinchillas: A Wolf in Chinchilla’s Clothing Tue Jenny North
Ginny's Story Chapter 7 Mon Karen Lockhart
Change the World 2 of 5 Mon Drea DiMaggio
A Longer War 66 Mon Cyclist
Allie 3 Mon Dauphin
The last Ghost Rider Solo WolfJess7
Welcome To Whisper Pines Part-4 Mon Enemyoffun
Glimmer Girl #1 - "Between a Rock and a Hard Place" Mon Miranda Sparks
Prologue: Of Masks and Men Sun LovelyFroggie
Chapter 2: Eyes Wide Shut Sun LovelyFroggie
Crayola Chronicles, Book 1: Zelanga Steele Sun Haylee V
Sisters 61 Sun Cyclist
Day Care Channel Solo Dauphin
Gaby Book 14 ~ The Girl ~ Chapter *29* Party Planning Sun Maddy Bell
River - Chapter 7 Sun Dawn Natelle
Busybody's Demise Solo crazypagangurl
The Italian Job - Part 2 Sun SamanthaMD
Bobby's Rainy Day Adventure Sat New Author, Heather Rose Brown
Shadowsblade: Four funerals and a Movie part 5 Sat Shadowsblade
Amadeus Irina ~ Part 20 Sat Shauna
Soulmate or Soldier, Chapter 2 Sat Elle_Jay
Jennie's Potty-Training chapter 37 Sat babyjennie
A Friend in Need is a Friend in Deed -- Chp. 15 An Unexpected... Sat AuPreviner
South of Bikini 5: Episode 2- We'll Aways Have Athens Fri R.G.Beyer
The Yellow Dress Solo Pamela
Room in Hell chapter 30. Fri Nagrij
Nymphobrainiac Solo Jenny North
Identity Crisis - Chapter 11/10: Bonus Material! Fri Jenny North
First Dates are Kissing Dates 5 Fri Frances Penwiddy
Stumbles Of Love Part 3 Thu crazypagangurl
Art Project – 24 I'd Like to be Left Alone Thu Jessica C
Rhysling's Rue - Part 16 Thu Theide
Chaos Theory Solo Casey Brooke
Julina of Blackstone - 077 - What Is The Point? Thu Julia Phillips
Unseen People - Chapter 7 Thu Lizzy Bennet
All the World's a Stage Chapter 43 Thu Bronwen Welsh
The English Courtesan - Chapter 12 Thu Nancy Cole and Persephone
Diego Part 11- Finale Thu efindumb
The Wrong Side of the Bed 11 Thu Anistasia Allread
Turnabout Part 9 Wed Miss Jessica
Kim Possible and The Amazon Women 11 Wed Lethaldaza
Thundering Force: Chapter 05: “Electric Symmetry.” Wed Paul Cousins
A personal history of Mutation, or how I spent my teen years.... Wed Nagrij
"Yes Daddy..." Solo laylajade
Beastly Beauty Solo Bru
Bedtime Story Solo Sarah Goodwoman
Gay Guise Solo Missy
Hello it's me again! Solo Princess Panty-boy
Brothers-in-Law Solo Erin Halfelven
The Wedding Solo Dawn Natelle
But mommy, i mean mom Solo Princess Panty-boy
Not That Bad Solo kayleigh01
Her Solo Angela Rasch
Faraday Serum Solo Light Clark
Bobbie Majestic Solo Erin Halfelven
Prelude to Girlhood Solo kayleigh01
S T O R Y    T E A S E R S

The Wildcats - Chapter 4

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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

by

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?"

Earth Racer

Earth Racer

I’m not sure how I got elected the PR person. I guess of the three of us, I was the only one who didn’t have a solid role to play in the actual racing, and they wanted me to feel like part of the team.

Oh, I guess I should introduce myself. I’m Carol Petty-Foyt. The oldest of three children who are the direct descendants of racing royalty. My sister Alison is the grease-monkey - give her an engine, and she can pull it apart and put it back together again in no time flat.

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.

Laura
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.

Synchronicity

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

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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.)

Change the World 2 of 5



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a companion/parallel to For Our People


That I can change the world
I would be the sunlight in your universe
You will think my love was really something good
Baby, if I could, change the world


A Longer War 66

CHAPTER 66
Matthew’s voice was still strong, despite his years. Rodney had spoken, I had said a few words, but it was Matthew who delivered the message, in a parish church in West Sussex.

“Friends. Comrades. Maurice Flanagan was an officer in the pay corps. The war in which so many of us suffered and lost so much, yet won a prize beyond value, passed him by. It was not his choice, for fate and the War Office had delivered him to a desk rather than an armoured vehicle, had clad him in Number Twos rather than armour plate or battledress.

Welcome To Whisper Pines Part-4

Welcome to Whisper Pines
Part Four

by:
Enemyoffun


After a tragedy, Charlie and his small family move from the West Coast to the East and to a small and idyllic, dairy community to start anew. Soon he starts to realize the town seems a bit odd and the things there not so right, including himself.

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Glimmer Girl #1 - "Between a Rock and a Hard Place"

Hey, friends. Some of you may not be aware, but before I posted here on BC I was writing an ongoing serial called "Shimmer." After ten years and several reboots, I think I've finally polished the idea enough. So as a special treat you get a first peek at Glimmer Girl's return.

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Chapter 2: Eyes Wide Shut

Chapter 2. Unedited/Uncut

Dave gets up, taking the Buddha down from the shelf and setting it on the desk.
“The laughing Buddha symbolizes happiness, having plenty and good fortune. Do you want to rub his belly?”
I look up at Dave with serious eyes. “I would.”
I rub his belly trying to get the happiness to rub off on me. I'm not sure if it's working.
“Are you happy Dave?” I ask.
He looks surprised for a moment.

Crayola Chronicles, Book 1: Zelanga Steele

Sisters 61

CHAPTER 61
I wandered back along the hallway as my wife thundered down the stairs, and beat me to the living room. As I entered, everyone seemed to be wrapped around everyone else, but all eyes turned to me. I kept the glum face on as long as I could, but Sar wrestled the test wand out of my hand.

“Yes! Two-nil!”

River - Chapter 7

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River

By Dawn Natelle

Posting a day early, as I have a busy week planned for next week. And chapter 8 has already been written, and is with Eric, my super-editor, so it will be out next week, probably on Sunday again.


CHAPTER SEVEN

Busybody's Demise

This is a story that my muse dropped on me sixteen hours ago, It took me almost that long to write it.

The cautions are related to the part where Natalia describes the fifth house, they have nothing to do with Aloysius.

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Thomas Dinweller watched as the car stopped next to the tiny estate agent's office in the village. Little Bramble, a fairly small village, was lucky to have an estate agent's office, but some of the old buildings in the surrounding area and other parts of the Cotswolds were quite valuable.

The Italian Job - Part 2

I grinned back at Saffy.

“What gave me away then smart arse?”

“Your eyebrows. God knows how many times I’ve tried to get you to really pluck them properly. You
always refused. Well you did until now”

Then I waggled my fingers at her.

Saffy grinned back.

Bobby's Rainy Day Adventure

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Trying to find his new home in the pouring rain, Bobby winds up falling into a mud puddle and is soaked from head to toe. A neighbor girl offers to takes Bobby home, where his rainy day adventure begins.

Shadowsblade: Four funerals and a Movie part 5

This is the story of a man who finds a magic box, one that changes him into a Teenage Drow girl (a dark elf) and he has to deal with the very sudden change. Then handle all the memories of a Drow that was 'made' for a long lost war. This new part of him, has 40,000 years of memories of fighting that war. She has to deal with all that pent up PTSD, her enemy is here, but she loves her. Her old Queen is here and she wants to kill, that Queen ohh so bad!

Becoming Robin Book 1 - New Kindle eBook by Zoe Taylor

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When tragedy strikes, Opportunity knocks, and a new persona is born. A cross-country move away from everything Robert has known followed by a chance encounter trigger a different sort of existence. Can "Robin" adapt or will it all come tumbling down?

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