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Lady in Waiting Book 2 Part 7


Book 2
Lady in Waiting Part 7

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In this and future episode’s of Book 2 I have borrowed very heavily from the excellent ‘Sharpe’ series of books by Bernard Cornwell which describe the times, the country and the life in the army perfectly.
I have avoided using any names in those novels but in a few places I have used Major Sharpe as a cameo character.

Journeys West - Chapter 17 - The Search Begins

Chapter 17 - The Search Begins

By Monica Rose and Marina Kelly
Proofread by: Qmodo

Liz sat quietly, her arms wrapped around herself, knees pulled up on the chair. Even though the doctor had reported that things looked good for Samantha, she was still worried about her and probably would stay that way until she was able to see for herself.

The Double Date

The Double Date

I could feel my stomach flip-flop. “No! Jacob, Why Me? Why does it have to be me?” I ask knowing that I would be disappointed in his answer. His plans always end up with the same result. He gets the girl and I get something broken. I’ve known the guy for 10 years. I was six when he and his family moved in next door. We both started out as average kids. He grew up handsome. I just grew… Kind-of.

Beach Holiday at Club Illusion

Beach Holiday at Club Illusion

Author's Note: I am thinking of having the resort in this story be used as a reusable setting. I know I did not mention it much, but think that a resort that is for trans people is a great setting for stories. Lastly, thank you all for the help and support.

What Have We Done to Deserve This

What have we done to deserve this

Author's Notes: I will just like to thank everyone for their support, writing these stories right now is doing me good.

Ivan “Cookie” Samulski came home early from the Polish War Veteran Club, irate and sober. One reason he was irate was that the man who looked forward to feeling a little fine at the end of a Saturday night was sober. The blue collar man worked hard as a bricklayer and needed a couple of hours where he could just unwind. This common man did not ask for a lot out of life and was denied his biggest pleasure.

The Gingerbread House

It wasn’t that Natalie hated Christmas; she could never be that cynical. In the face of blinking lights, baubles, and ornate decoration she stared ahead, and traced the steps between her flat and the office. As far as she was concerned it was a day like any other.

Her hands balled in the pockets of her coat - one pressed against the phone, the other grabbing lint - while she pressed through the carols in the air. She smiled tightly, threw a dollar into a charity bucket without a thought for who they collected, and marched on. How could she begrudge them for trying to spread joy?

Liberated

Liberated
By Barbara Lynn Terry

(Author’s note: The geographical locations in this story actually exist and their addresses appear in the footnotes at the end of the story. However, the place described in this story exists only in a place deep in the author’s imagination. Barbara.

Chapter 1 - Getting Ready

Market Research

Tom meets an alien who is researching potential trade opportunities and gets a glimpse of more than one new world.

Market Research

By Jamie Lou Wendelin

Thanks to Kristina L.S., Scott Ramsey and another friend for reviewing drafts, finding mistakes and making helpful suggestions - and, oh yeah, Erin for making all this possible.
Of course all remaining mistakes are my own.

 

The Venus Touch

The Venus Touch
by Melanie T

Edited by Kristine Roland

When Ron spent the night with a strange woman, he never thought his life would be changed so much. Caught up in a web of sorcery and lies, Ron, who is now a woman named Ronnie must face a world of magic she never knew existed.

Hunted by powerful forces and aided by uncertain allies, Ronnie has to unravel the mystery of her transformation.

The Pink Diva Chronicles Day 31-43

Author's Notes: There were no journal entries for Day 31 and 32. Also I know I had not been putting this on each story, thank you all for the help. I had not for I did not want the thanks to come off as just being a pleasantry.

The Pink Diva Chronicles Day 18-30

Day 18
Dear Diary
Still no way of graciously backing out of being Tinkerbelle. I might have to do it, so what? People should not care about how I dress. If they give me a hard time or joke about it that is more about them than me. Nothing much other than that on my mind so it is just a small entry in you tonight.

Do not feel bad it is not long, for it is about quality and not quantity. I am open with you with these few words and that is better than doing a filibuster which has no substance.

Nighty nite

The Pink Diva Chronicles Day 11-17

Day 11
Dear Diary

Sometimes I think I am flighty. I want to write in you and then I don’t. I don’t know. It feels good but I do not think it is right. Even with it feeling natural to write in you I do not think it is right. I can keep a journal for my thoughts. I can keep a notebook even just lying around the house. No for some reason I do it in a book which I have hidden away in my sock drawer. Why do people hide things in a sock drawer? That is the first place people will look in a bedroom room if they wanted some dirt on someone. I know I will keep you under my pillow.

The Pink Diva Chronicles Day 1-10

The Pink Diva Chronicles Day 1-10

Author's Notes: This is an very old attempt at writing in the first person. I am editing it but I want it to feel like a diary. I am also not putting it all out at once for I was up to day 60 something before I gave up on it. This is also a slow transformation. Thank to everyone

Lady in Waiting Book 2 Part 6

Lady in Waiting
Book 2 Part 6
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In this and future episode’s of Book 2 I have borrowed very heavily from the excellent ‘Sharpe’ series of books by Bernard Cornwell which describe the times, the country and the life in the army perfectly.
I have avoided using any names in those novels but in a few places I have used Major Sharpe as a cameo character.

Alternative version of Actions Have Consequences

Alternative version of Actions Have Consequences

Author's Notes: First thank to everyone for helping me become a better writer and also enjoying my stories.

This is one of the first stories I finished. I did edit it a couple of times and did so again. It became Actions Have Consequences. I wanted to put it out here for people said that Doug should had left Helen. I had it that way at first but changed it for I like happing ever after.

The boy in the commercial

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The boy in the commercial
Was it the twilight zone of another world dimension conflicting with us, or simply a curse. A boy changes his life because of strange things that happen around him..

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Journeys West - Chapter 16 - A Rattlesnake on the Trail

Chapter 16 - A Rattlesnake on the Trail

By Monica Rose and Marina Kelly
Proofread by: Qmodo

The sun was bright outside the bedroom windows but the muted glare really did not bother her. It registered somewhat, but the events of the previous day had taken a bit out of her. Their bedroom gymnastics contributed to that as well. As a result, Mary Sue snuggled back into the warmth of Pat's arms.

The Ballad of Natalie and Chloe(Andrew) Chapter 1&2

The Ballad of Natalie and Chloe(Andrew) Chapter 1&2

Author's Note: I hope everyone enjoy me trying to write more of a happy story and thank you all for the help and support.

Chapter one

Walking down the street Andrew could feel everyone was looking at him. He wished that looking was all that the strangers were doing. Everyone he walked by either was staring, leering, ogling , or even pointing and laughing at him. He hated the snickering the most but kept his head up as he made his way to keep his meeting.

Bikini Beach: Ellen's Daughter Visits

Bikini Beach: Ellen's Daughter Visits
By Daphne Xu

Ellen's older daughter visits Bikini Beach, and then returns home. Except that things aren't what they seem. This is an except from the sequel to "A Bikini Beach Summer", still being written.

You Know You Are Better Than This Part 2: The Pampering of Maid Paula

You know you are better than this Part 2: The Pampering of Maid Paula

It has been almost a month since Paul Collin’s loving wife made the decree that she would never be Miss Jennifer again. Even with hearing those words and knowing how honest Jennifer was, in a dark dirty crevice of his mind the unsure man knew it was too good to be true. He did not accept the fact that his wife did not look down on him for his urges to dress like a woman. How could she be so loving to him when he was so weak?

Hide and Seek

I pushed open the door to find the house just as it always was at this time of the afternoon, silent and empty. Shafts of the waning sunlight illuminated tiny dust particles dancing lazily through the air. Even though I knew no one was home, I tried to suppress the rustling of the bag I was carrying as much as possible. Why did the bags at the bag sale always have to be paper? It felt like it would be taboo to mar the silent spell of isolation that laid upon the house.

The Other Woman - Part Two

The Other Woman Part Two

Continuing the story of how a wife meets the other woman in their lives, who happens to be her husband.

This story is dedicated to my friend and fellow author Warm Hearted, who has called me his cheerleader. We have become good friends and confidants, sharing comments and ideas on our stories as well as messaging and emailing each other regularly.

A Funeral for Everyone

A Funeral for Everyone

Author's note: Just a quick thanks to evberyone. I know it is not long winded but it is all I can come up with at the moment.

All of Geralt Bellegrade's friends and family knew that sooner rather than later he would die a sudden death from a severe epileptic seizure. Even with people being shocked in the fact that the walking dead man was still alive, the news of his death was devastating. His death was an inevitable as the Sun rising from the east, but people took the news like they saw the Sun rise from the west.

Lady in Waiting Book 2 Part 5

Book 2

Lady in Waiting Part 5

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Charlotte has now found the Army totally by accident and is luckily with a detachment of the 95th who are patrolling the mountains looking for the French spy.

In this and future episode’s of Book 2 I have borrowed very heavily from the excellent ‘Sharpe’ series of books by Bernard Cornwell which describe the times, the country and the life in the army perfectly.
I have avoided using any names in those novels but in a few places I have used Major Sharpe as a cameo character.

A New Job Promotion Twist Part Two

I'm leading Collin down the steps of our secret basement. It is the day. He seems calm – if not confident. As we stand outside of the door, I tell him. “I am required to ask you if you are willing to walk through this door. You will not be hurt by anything you see. But if you feel you don't want to do this, you will be okay. We will honor our five year deal with you.” Collin says, “I want to do this. I am ready.” I open the door for him, and then sit and wait.

Mother`s Day Father`s Day

Mother’s Day, Father’s Day

Mother’s Day and Father`s Day are in different months in countries around the world; in the UK Mother’s Day is in March and Father’s Day is in June.

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Thanks, once again, to my editor and friend Chris, who finds the time in a busy life to review my stories with comments and insights and edits. Busy editing for other authors at the same time, he is also an author in his own right.

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The family are gathering together to see Dad between Mother’s Day and Father’s Day.

The Seven Deadlies: Chapter 2: The Audition

It seemed to list an audition site in Houston. Deciding this was too good to be true he decided to make the drive down. Maybe he would be able to see a free performance but if not he still wouldn't mind paying. Airfare plus the cost of tickets would be much more expensive in New York or LA, not to mention the cost of a hotel room or hostel.

He swore when first watching the video there were seven of them, but after watching it again there seemed to only be 5 or 6.

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