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Thundering Force: Chapter 19: “Breaking Points.”

Chapter Description: Chapter Nineteen: Everyone has a breaking point, and this has been a long, hard war for Padme and her friends. When Padme finally reaching her breaking point in a way she would not expect, there may be possible tragic consequences.

Meanwhile, Loki deals with an internal political problems within the Confederacy of Independent Systems. Problems which will needs Loki's immediate attention. The problems will require the finesse of a trickster, and the skills of a leader. Fortunately, Loki has plenty of experience when is comes to both of these abilities.

Anita, Chapter 1

Anita
Chapter 1

By Portia Bennett

 
Introduction: In a sense there is a connection to this story and several other non-magic stories I’ve written. Two characters from Mike and Ashley show up briefly. They would be Mike and Ashley. This story, Like “Mike and Ashley”, “Discovery”, and “Cynthia and the Queen of Knight” takes its storyline from the work of someone else. In this case, a production by an Italian fellow named Joseph Green. The story is 16 chapters in length plus an epilogue. I’ve done as much tweaking as I can. Any errors are mine and I will gladly accept constructive criticism; as long as you’re nice.

We meet Anita Okoye at Fort Campbell, Kentucky as the trial of a man who drugged and raped her comes to an end. Anita had a stellar military career, and if she had stayed in the service, she probably would have gone very far in her career. However, after a very traumatic assault and rape, she decides to look elsewhere for a career. By the way, Anita is gay, and that is certainly not a negative issue..

Seventeen Months, Twenty-One Days, Five Hours, Six Minutes & Forty-Eight Seconds of a Relationship Chapter 1: "Far Away"

“I know you’re a guidance counselor…but this isn’t exactly a ‘where do I see myself in the future and what school do I want to go with’ type of question.”
“Well, David, my position of a school counselor is to assist students in where they want to go, as you say, in the future, but it’s also a part of my job to make sure everything is okay with you here in the present.”

Thundering Force: Chapter 18: “Higher Truths.”

Chapter Description: Chapter Eighteen: While pleasant events take place on Coruscant, the stage is set for a meeting between Thor and Loki. Thor will learn truths from Loki which may shake Thor to her very core.

For Better or Worse - part 7

For Better or Worse

When Tom married his wife, he truly believed the love they shared would pull them through any problems that may come their way, but what happens when you discover the one you married was not even human?

~o~O~o~

Written by Nuuan

Natural Affection

Walter had built the perfect life for himself. A loving wife and a daughter he could be proud of.
Fulfillment in a job he was good at. Nothing to worry about.
But the world around him is dominated by all-powerful rules and things can go sideways fast.
For Walter, it might mean a new life. One where he has to fight for what he had and for what he doesn't want to become.

Author's note: This is the first story in my "undesirable classes" universe. While RPG like rules apply the world itself mirrors our own in technological advancement.

A Window to Your Heart Chapter 2: "Restless Heart"

Restless Heart

I sat at a table by myself at lunch. Not that I wanted to be anti-social, it was just that I must have had a glazed-eye look, and it probably freaked people out a bit, so in what probably looked like a variation of the parting of the Red Sea, the student body steered clear of me. I would have probably wanted to avoid myself as well as I stared blankly at my brown-bagged lunch and the watery ring of where my soda sat just a bit earlier, now missing.

A Window to Your Heart Chapter 1: "In Pursuit of the Dream"

“Do you mind? Oh, it’s you.” 
“Yes, me…and who are you?” 
“You don’t know who I am? No, no, of course you wouldn’t. What does a great messenger have to do with a creature from the depths below?” 
“We are in agreement on that.” 
“You’re not the least bit curious?” 
“Not really…unless your intentions are nefarious.” 
“Me? What gives you that kind of idea?” 
“I believe you’re the one that brought the black plague to London…” 
“Oh, so you do remember me?” 
“Is it Linda…Lucille-?” 
“LYDIA!” 

The Good Samaritan Chapter 1

The Good Samaritan

Chapter 1: Should Always Know Better

What an absolutely wonderful day. It started when I woke up and remembered that I had no groceries
in my little apartment. All that was left from the last run to the store was a few slices of stale
bread and a half cup of milk that was on the verge of going sour. Well, except for the mystery
item in the freezer. That frozen green fuzzy mystery was not going to be touched.

For Better or Worse - part 6

For Better or Worse

When Tom married his wife, he truly believed the love they shared would pull them throught any problems that may come their way, but what happens when you discover the one you married was not even human?

~o~O~o~

Written by Nuuan

For Better or Worse - part 5

For Better or Worse

When Tom married his wife, he truly believed the love they shared would pull them throught any problems that may come their way, but what happens when you discover the one you married was not even human?

~o~O~o~

Written by Nuuan

Candy Crush


Candy Crush

by Maeryn Lamonte
Copyright © 2017

This one started as an entry to the Feb 2016 Crush Mini-Competition. The name came from the game (a former, temporary addiction) but the game has nothing to do with the story. As happens on occasions, the story kept growing, and I was only half way through when the competition deadline went whistling past. I persevered though.

I actually thought I hadn’t finished it, so it was a little surprise, when I dug it out earlier today, to find that it was complete, albeit that most of it seemed to have been written on my phone, which meant that parts were all but unreadable, thanks to the Autokorrect Nazis in my former piece of junk. For that, and many other reasons, I will never be tempted to buy a Widows phone again.

Anyway, I’ve spent an enjoyable day reacquainting myself with this little piece, and fixing (I hope) most if not all of the buggerups. I hope you all find it just as enjoyable. Please share your thoughts and feelings at the end. Remember, it takes twenty-six muscles to frown, four to smile, and only one to click on that comment button (then maybe one or two more to add some text). I really love hearing from you. Private messages are good if you want to stay anonymous.

The Curse of O'Braonain's Gold

Brian Dodds is having a bad day. Not only was he bullied at school but he learns his dad lost his job and he has to move from his island home. The next day things take a dramatic turn when he finds a gold coin.

For Better or Worse - part 4

For Better or Worse

When Tom married his wife, he truly believed the love they shared would pull them throught any problems that may come their way, but what happens when you discover the one you married was not even human?

~o~O~o~

Written by Nuuan

The Curse 2: The Cursening, Chapter 4: In Which Things End

This is it. The end of this tale. It's taken me longer than it should have (I hit a massive roadblock in the form of writer's block), but it's here now, it's the final end. It's also technically become longer than novella length, but I don't really consider this a novel. Also, this chapter contains cameos of characters from a different story that hasn't been posted here yet. That story is up on TG Storytime, if you want to read it before I start bringing it here, the title is Don't Fear the Reaper.

For Better or Worse - part 3

For Better or Worse

When Tom married his wife, he truly believed the love they shared would pull them throught any problems that may come their way, but what happens when you discover the one you married was not even human?

~o~O~o~

Written by Nuuan

Thundering Force: Chapter 16: “Senators and Madmen.”

Chapter Description: Chapter Sixteen: There is a mystery within the Senate Building. Those working within the building. Technicians, security officials, and even politicians, have began to become sick. And no one knows why. To keep this situation quiet, and in house, Chancellor Palpatine calls on Thor to investigate what is going. But, the clues may lead Thor down a dark path with potentially tragic consequences.

The Island

Ryan Morgan, an injured veteran and recently divorced takes a luxury cruise with his last savings. His life held nothing more for him and felt this might be the perfect way to end his life. While on the cruise he meets a young woman that he is immediately drawn to but her own wounds only allow them to be friends. When her life is threatened during a shipwreck Ryan decides to risk his own life to save hers only to find himself on death’s door on a remote island.

The Cauldron

In a world where magic is dispensed to everyone on their eighteenth birthday people look forward to the day they stand beneath the Cauldron that gives out magic. That is everyone but Jaden as he’s not like everyone else. What will happen when he is called?

The Cauldron

A Life Greater Than Expectations

Greater Than Expectations
By
Supposition Life

Sean Kinsman Raul a genius, very rich, history geek, that is socially stunted, and still a virgin at twenty-two. Finds out your life and be a real life Fairy tale. If that is your true Destiny.

Thundering Force: Chapter 15: “Balmorran Blues.”

Chapter Description: Chapter Fifteen: Thor is called to fix a mess that was caused by one of her greatest failures. Now she will be must face her sins, where she will be forced to cross lines she never thought she would ever be capable of doing. For what dark designs await Thor when she returns to Balmorra?

Living in a World with X-Men

Warner Wallace lives in a world where to be recognized for anything you have to be a mutant or beautiful. What will happen if a bullied nerd suddenly became the most powerful and beautiful mutant of them all?

Thundering Force: Chapter 14: “Outer Thunder, Inward Deceit.”

Chapter Description: Chapter Fourteen: Padme returns to the Senate to meet with her small cabal. But then, she is faced with a foe whom may wreck all her plans in a way she has not anticipated.

Bikini Beach; The Russian Connection Part 1

Bikini Beach; The Russian Connection part 1.
By Cheryl L

Many thanks go to Elrod for his help in this story. He helped me to develop the story. In ways I would not have thought of. Also thanks to Ibi who worked tirelessly and patiently as editor, proof-reader and sounding board.
I’ve added a post that will explain/decipher some British and American cultural differences.

The Annual Ski Trip chapter 2 added 6/21/17

Day 1 The Annual Ski Trip Begins
When their family was getting ready for their annual ski trip Chris’s mom had bought him a new pair of long underwear. When he tried them on he couldn’t help but notice how they clung to his legs. “Mom they make me look like I have chicken legs!” Chris had always had a small frame and had been teased for it in the past.
“It’s not as if anyone’s going to see your legs Chris. You’ll be wearing your ski pants. They’re just long johns.”
“But what about in the chalet?”

Black and White

Black and White
By: Light Clark

Synopsis: Alyssa and Noah had been friends ever since they were kids, but high school was complicating that. She was one of the popular girls, and he was a ‘nerd’. Unfortunately for the two of them, things only got more complicated from there.

Abandoned Child Chapter 6

Charles was meeting with the president, vice president and sergeant of arms of the MC. He was still waiting on information about the person he saw with his son. He knows he has seen him around before, but couldn’t place his finger on where he has seen this man before.

“So, what have found out? You called all of us here.” Jerry Pike hadn’t even had his first beer this morning when he got a call from Charles about knowing where his deceased wife might have hidden the micro SD card of pictures she took.

Thundering Force: Chapter 12: “The Masks We Wear.”

Chapter Description: Chapter Twelve: After the events on Inoc Sev, Padme has taken leave back to the Senate for a few weeks. Though, during this time she will be reunited with someone from her past that will force her to confront who she was and who she is.

Meanwhile, Loki and Dooku have their reckoning. Loki has a few surprises ready for Dooku, with the fallout reshaping the fate of the entire Galaxy.

And a horror beneath the surface of the Senate District of Coruscant, in the lower levels of the planet, is slowing making himself more known.

Abandoned Child Chapter 5

Most of the day Charlie and Jessie listens to music on his laptop. Jessie dances a little for the entertainment for Charlie and his baby sister to some of the music Charlie played for him. He can’t remember the last time he has had so much fun. The snow had slowed down outside.
Charlie looks over towards Jessie “why don’t you get bundled up and we’ll go and get some dinner?”

“Okay!” Jessie puts his mother’s coat on and bundle up Maggie so she would be warm. Charlie checks the steps to make sure they were safe to walk down. They could tell the parking lot had been plowed.

Change of Perspective, Chapters 1-3

So, if you've been keeping up with The Curse, The Curse 2 and The Unfortunate Experiences of Mike Cross, you'll notice a little universe there what with like a billion crossovers (Funky Rock in the Back Yard is also a part of said universe, but no crossovers there yet). Here's another tale set in that universe that I hope you'll enjoy.

Be Careful of What You Wish For Chapter 3

Freddy doesn’t know what time it is when he finally wakes up. All he does know was that he felt weird. He was in some sort of bedroom and curtains were pulled back showing a setting sun. As he moved, he notice he was wearing a light blue night gown that felt incredible soft against his skin. When he looks at his arms, one had a tattoo of a vein with flowers on it circling down to the tip of his middle finger. He also discovers he was no longer a he, but a she. She had tears sliding down her cheek as she continues to look around the room.

Abandoned Child Chapter 4

Sometime during the night, it started snowing again. When Jessie and Charlie wake-up and outside, they see that the snow was coming down heavily, and the parking lot was covered in snow. Charlie checks the weather for the area and a snow advisory has been issued, they were telling people to stay off the streets and allow the snow ploughs and salt trucks to do their job.

Charlie pulls out his cell phone and sees there is a message from Mary.

Do You Believe In Magic? Chapter 3

I stare up at the ceiling in the bedroom I was given as my own. Tonight, had been a very interesting night to say the least. All thirteen members of the Silver Crescent coven showed up for their coven meeting tonight and I had to explain everything that happen to me by the spirit to all of them and why she sent me to them to be trained. I answered all their questions afterwards and even demonstrated some of my abilities to them. I freaked out three of the members by revealing things they didn’t want anyone to know.

Abandoned Child Chapter 3

Around six o’clock pm, there is a knock at his door. He lays Maggie down on the bed and walks over to the window to see who was at his door. He notices a man in a business suit holding a pizza and a Wal-mart bag in his hand. The man spots him, looking at him from the window. Jessie walks over to the door.

“Who is it?” He had his hand on the door handle.

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