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Playing her way 2 - Chapter 6

Playing her way 2 - Chapter 6

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The group proceeded through to the dining room.

"Watch the girls as they sit," Tom whispered in Eddie's ear. "You don't want to end up with an uncomfortable crease under your bum from the skirt."

The young boy had calmed down a bit after seeing his elder cousin dressed in a similar fashion.

Playing her way 2 - Chapter 5

Playing her way 2 - Chapter 5

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The silver Ford Focus turned in through the tall metal gates onto the brick weave drive. Arnold swung the car around and pulled up in front of one of the garage doors, parking next to the white Fiat 500 already parked there.

Emily recognised the other car as the one belonging to her Aunt Molly and cousin Susan.

Arnold opened the rear hatchback and handed the bags to his passengers to carry inside.

The Squad Chapter 8

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The Squad: Chapter 8


by
Leila

I met Lisa in the hall just after second period. “Hey, are you okay? I heard that they took you off the squad. Then you disappear for a week? What happened?”

“Amber. We had a scare last Tuesday Night. It’s all a blur to me. She almost died. I was in the room at the time. All the doctors and nurses rushed in; I felt so helpless.”

“Oh, I’m so sorry. We haven’t had any news about you or Amber. We were all so worried.”

“Well, they took her in for surgery that night. It took forever, but the following morning they told us that she had survived. By Friday she even opened her eyes!”

“REALLY! That’s amazing!”

Somewhere New Chapter 1

“No mom, everything is fine!” Yvette stands in her living room, phone to her head, a crumpled tissue in her other hand. The new diamond on her ring finger glinted from the sunlight that shone into her apartment. The hormones had made her much more emotional now that she was back on them.

Playing her way 2 - Chapter 4

Playing her way 2 - Chapter 4

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The silver Ford Focus edged its way through the late afternoon traffic. Arnold steered the car into the side street towards his place of employment. His wife sat at his side. Anna and Jason sat in the rear.

Emily, as promised, was using her male persona. She had opted for a pair of black trousers, and an overly large red sweater with a reindeer knitted onto the front. Her hair was hidden under a Santa hat.

Playing her way 2 - Chapter 3

Playing her way 2 - Chapter 3

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Marilyn put the last of the shopping bags into the boot of the car. Shutting the hatchback, she pushed the trolley over to the trolley park before unlocking the car doors and getting into the driver's seat.

Bikini Beach: All Tucked Up

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Bikini Beach:
All Tucked Up

by Ellen Hayes

Copyright© 2001, 2017 Ellen Hayes & Copyright© 2001, 2017 Elrod
All Rights Reserved to the Characters and Universes of the respective authors.

 
 
"Didn't she say to calm down?" Kim calmly observed as Mike calmly
slowed to forty miles per hour to make a screaming hairpin one-eighty
leading towards the entrance.

"I am calmly getting away from someone who transforms people and
influences thoughts," Mike said back, calmly. "While I still have a brain
and thumbs."

"Go faster," Tucker suggested from the backseat. Calmly, of course.

Playing her way 2 - Chapter 2

Playing her way 2 - Chapter 2

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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.

Playing her way 2 - Chapter 1

Playing her way 2 - Chapter 1

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Emily casually strolled down the pathway towards the shelter of the large oak tree. A light rain splashed in the puddles she stepped over, not wanting to get her shoes wetter than needed. She had her umbrella in one hand, and her mobile phone in the other, watching the bars of signal strength vary from practically nothing all the way up to half strength.

The Dress That Changed My Life - 3


The Dress that Changed My Life - 3



By Katherine Day

(Copyright 2016)
(We continue this holiday season story about the dress I saw in a store window while on a Christmas shopping trip. This special dress helped me realize a truth about myself.)

It Wasn't a Mistake - 10

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It Wasn't a Mistake
by Tiffany B. Quinn

How bad can things get? In his darkest hour, Jerry finds out that his life has been one big character test... And he passed!

Jeri finds a way to reassure her new peer group.

Chapter Ten: Proving the Point

Foster Mother

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December 2016 Spirit of Giving Story Contest Entry

A foster mother expects to give her foster child shelter for a while. But when Millie took Michael in, she found herself giving -- and getting -- much, much more.

Edited 30.Dec.2016
Revised 14. Jan. 2017

Apocalypse Snow

It Wasn't a Mistake - 09

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It Wasn't a Mistake
by Tiffany B. Quinn

How bad can things get? In his darkest hour, Jerry finds out that his life has been one big character test... And he passed!

Jeri finds ways to be productive and finds a new friend.

Chapter Nine: New Employment & A New Friend

The Lucky Charm Chapter 6

The Lucky Charm

Chapter 6: Journeys

While I had been busy changing my clothes, mom and Darla had come home and started making dinner. Keara explained to them all that I had revealed to her since I had not said to keep it from them. That was actually a godsend, as I didn't need to repeat all of what I had said to her.

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.

It Wasn't A Mistake - 08

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It Wasn't a Mistake
by Tiffany B. Quinn

How bad can things get? In his darkest hour, Jerry finds out that his life has been one big character test... And he passed!

Samantha struggles with being perceived as Jeri's mother.

Chapter Eight: Motherhood

The Lucky Charm Chapter 5

The Lucky Charm

Chapter 5: Day on the Job

Getting ready for work in the bathroom, running water for my shower waiting for the temperature to rise enough. I looked in
the mirror to see if I needed to shave, but no, nothing had started to grow back, thank you very much. I noticed my facial
features looked a little softer than last night, almost heart shaped. My eyes looked bigger, nose smaller, not that it was
big before.

It Wasn't A Mistake - 07

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It Wasn't a Mistake
by Tiffany B. Quinn

How bad can things get? In his darkest hour, Jerry finds out that his life has been one big character test... And he passed!

Jeri starts living as a girl.

Chapter Seven: First Steps

The Lucky Charm Chapter 4

The Lucky Charm

Chapter Four: A Journey Started

Dinner passed quickly, and for the most part quietly. They each made comments about how assertive I had been and how
atypical it was for me. Though my new eating habits seemed to be gathering approval.

It Wasn't A Mistake - 06

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It Wasn't a Mistake
by Tiffany B. Quinn

How bad can things get? In his darkest hour, Jerry finds out that his life has been one big character test... And he passed!

The changes are becoming apparent prompting actions on several fronts.

Chapter Six: More Changes

Tell Me How Can I Sing Like a Girl - A TG Mixed Tape

A costume party to remember, a young man in need of his family and a smartphone app that changes one person's life. Hit play on the latest TG Mixed Tape and enjoy nine enthralling tales from six unique authors, which also includes MrMarvel, Pepper and Susy.

Tell Me How Can I Sing Like a Girl
A TG Mixed Tape

The Lucky Charm Chapter 3

The Lucky Charm

Chapter Three: As American as Apple Pie

Feeling better than I had in ages, I stretched again, twisting and popping muscles, feeling them loosen and ease. Reaching
high overhead, my shorts fell down. Well that hasn't happened in a long time now. I pulled them back up and retied the
string on them tighter than before, noticing as I did so that my little pudge belly was gone. I was liking this more and
more all the time.

An Unexpected Pastime — Chapter 5

Now with something to do these holidays, Sam and his sisters were going to require a few more leotards.


Once again, I'm sorry about the long delay on this. Along with personal matters, I had felt that I had written myself into a corner for a large length of time. I was previously writing this story as it flowed out from my fingertips, not really having an overall goal for it in mind.

However, I'm pleased to say that I've now planned ahead for the next several chapters. With this, I aim to produce chapters at a much faster pace. Thanks to anyone who stayed with me.

Please let me know of any feedback, be it positive or negative. It's very much appreciated.

The Lucky Charm Chapter 2

The Lucky Charm

Chapter Two: The Road to Recovery

I was just coming around, realizing that I was flat on my back. I had just been electrocuted, why was I still alive. Then I
heard Darla scream, so I couldn't have been out for very long, bare moments. I moaned, barely audible. God, I hurt all over.

Again, how was I even alive after that shock? Guess I was just lucky! Ha, ha.

It Wasn't A Mistake - 05

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It Wasn't a Mistake
by Tiffany B. Quinn

How bad can things get? In his darkest hour, Jerry finds out that his life has been one big character test... And he passed!

Its time to retire.

Chapter Five: Making the Retirement Decision

The Black Ring

Jack suffers from a curious mental illness that gives him a female persona in his mind. It greatly increases his intelligence and his ability to work on his studies. However, he is constantly aware of the needs and desires of his alter-ego, Jill. The two work well together as a team but then Jack's new girlfriend Maria enters the picture.

Kayda 9 - Crying for a Dream


A Whateley Academy Adventure

Kayda 9: Crying for a Dream

by ElrodW

 

On a night as I lay sleeping, in a dream I saw the shore of a distant land where
Promise lay in wait
And I heard the sound of voices of a million hungry souls
Now it comes to me to lead them to the gate

But I am just a man, not worthy of this plan
With a strength that's not my own,
I must rise

It Wasn't A Mistake - 04

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It Wasn't a Mistake
by Tiffany B. Quinn

How bad can things get? In his darkest hour, Jerry finds out that his life has been one big character test... And he passed!

Going back to work is problematic.

Chapter Four: Going Back to Work

Blinding Revelations

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Blinding Revelations

By Ricky

Some teenagers would get all flustered in the lingerie department – was I stupid or not? I told the truth.

It Wasn't A Mistake - 03

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It Wasn't a Mistake
by Tiffany B. Quinn

How bad can things get? In his darkest hour, Jerry finds out that his life has been one big character test... And he passed!

The angel's promises start to come true.

 

Chapter Three: The Hospital

It Wasn't A Mistake - 02

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It Wasn't a Mistake
by Tiffany B. Quinn

How bad can things get? In his darkest hour, Jerry finds out that his life has been one big character test... And he passed!

This chapter fills in a lot of background regarding the reason for the darkness in Jerry's life.

 

Chapter Two: Life’s Burdens

The Anniversary

Originally posted on Classic BC on Thursday, December 12, 2002

Who will Erika be on her next anniversary...

The Anniversary

By Doug Beaton (Aardvark)

Erika:
My name is Erika Menendez. I am a lean athletic woman of 21, just over 5'3" with a medium brown complexion, black eyes, and long, shiny black hair that I almost always throw over my shoulders. My high cheekbones and the slight hook in my nose are from my Mexican Indian heritage.

When Worlds Collide part 2

When Worlds Collide
Part 2
Veronica (Ronnie)

I’ve been up since about four in the morning. All the things that Tracy and I talked about last night have been running through head since I tried to sleep. I just can’t wrap my head around the things she told me. Mitch being transgender isn’t even an issue but it is shocking as hell.

But I’ve been looking for this Megan Sessions for about 2 hours now and nothing, I’ve found people with that name and none of them can match. It’s just like she appeared out of thin air and that has me worried.

It Wasn't A Mistake - 01

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It Wasn't a Mistake
by Tiffany B. Quinn

How bad can things get? In his darkest hour, Jerry finds out that his life has been one big character test... And he passed!

So... what is his reward?

 

Chapter One: The Accident

Veni, Vidi, Cutie

A Whateley Academy Adventure

Veni, Vidi, Cutie

by Elrod

 

(Note - this story is a sequel to "All the King's Horses", which should be read before this story to fully understand what led up to Veni Vidi Cutie.)
More Whateley Universe stories can be found at the main Whateley Academy website.

 

Triumvirate Book 6

Author's note: Like my last submission, I'm trying something new and utilizing PDF as well as RTF to allow for more options so people can get the full reading experience. Please feel free to let me know which you prefer, if either.

Triumvirate

Book 6

By Paradox

Wolf Springs, Wyoming, Downtown Area

Triumvirate Book 5

Author's note: As always, use of the attached RTF file is preferred for the full reading experience.
10/21/16 additional note: I'm trying something new and also including a PDF file of this piece as well since it might make for easier reading than the rtf. If you choose to try reading it via the PDF please let me know if you prefer it to the rtf version.

Triumvirate

Book 5

By Paradox

Wolf Springs, Wyoming, Connors Residence

“Well?”

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After school I stormed home to scream into my pillows.

I should have known Kelly was behind this! She always had it against me, just because I made fun of her sometimes. Okay, maybe trashing her prom dress was a dick move, but she didn’t have to turn the world upside down! That was just taking things too far.

My Mom lingered by the bedroom door. “Shannon?”

Couldn’t she see I was busy? I threw a pillow at her, and missed.

“I was just going to ask if you were staying for dinner, but fine,” she scoffed.

Triumvirate Book 4

Author's note: As always, I recommend using the attached Word file for a more through and enjoyable reading experience.

Triumvirate

Book 4

By Paradox

Wolf Springs, Wyoming, Downtown Area

Coming Out

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Kerrie meant to tell him about her transition
but by the time it came out (so to speak)
it was too late...
maybe???

Coming Out

By Kelly Blake
Copyright© 2013 Kelly Blake
All Rights Reserved.
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The Bittersweet Gift

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December 2016 Spirit of Giving Story Contest Entry

 

A story of shared pain, bittersweet gifts, and of communal love.

 
This is a tribute to all first responders that have died in the line of duty. May their ultimate gift and sacrifice never be forgotten.

 

The Bittersweet Gift

By Shauna

Copyright© 2016 Shauna
All Rights Reserved.

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