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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?”

Not So Popular - 03

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.

Triumvirate Book 3

Kayda 8 - The Best Days of our Lives (part 3 of 3)

A Whateley Academy Adventure

The Best Days of Our Lives

by ElrodW

Part 3


More Whateley Academy tales can be found on the Whateley website, whateleyacademy.net

The Wedding

The Wedding

Nikkie Silk

Part One

Trust me when I tell you I don't normally check the wedding announcements. I hate weddings. Ever since I was a page boy at my Aunt’s wedding, when my mother made me wear a pale blue tuxedo. I was only six, for God’s sake. She said I looked so cute.

Kayda 8 - The Best Days of our Lives (part 2 of 3)

A Whateley Academy Adventure

The Best Days of Our Lives

by ElrodW

Part 2

More Whateley Academy tales can be found on the Whateley website, whateleyacademy.net

Triumvirate Book 1

Author's note: As per usual, an MS Word copy will be attached containing the original formatting and is recommended for an enjoyable reading experience.

In the tiny, peaceful town of Wolf Springs, three different lives on three different paths converge.

Triumvirate
Book 1

by Paradox

Copyright © 2016 Paradox
All Rights Reserved.

Through the Fire and the Flames - A TG Mixed Tape

A quirky Doctor and her sidekick, a young teen facing a crisis, living toys, and an astronaut's greatest joy! Press play to read these and other exciting tales that can only be discovered on a TG Mixed Tape! And then, read the Mixed Tape round table interview to get insight into how some of these authors work!

Also including stories by MA Thermidor, Phoenux, MrMarvel, Desert Willow and Semicolon.

Marti and the Doppelganger - Chapter 11, Finale

Marti and the Doppelganger
Chapter 11

By Portia Bennett

 
Introduction: This is another story in the Cynthia Chronicles series. Other stories in the series are An Incremental Journey, Cynthia and the Reluctant Girlfriend, Cynthia and the Dumpster Diver, Cynthia and the Moment of Truth, Cynthia and the High School Years - Part I, Cynthia and the High School Years - Part II, Charli and the Girl Cave, Bobbie and the Glass Ceiling, Randi and the College Professor, Adam and the Three Wishes, Lisa and the Culinary Quest (aka Howard and the Completed pass), Cynthia and the Solicitous Sisters-in-Law, Cynthia and the Queen of the Knight, and Cynthia and the Dropped Ball. The time frame of this story follows about three to four years after Charli and the Girl Cave. This story takes place a little more than a year after Bobbie Anderson wins the (British) Open and about ten years after Simoné and the Second Time Around.

Marti and Lanu introduce their mothers to each other. As Lanu says, “That went rather well.” Many have no idea about the last act. Simoné and Bev are to say the least, surprised. Love heals.

Marti and the Doppelganger - Chapter 10

Marti and the Doppelganger
Chapter 10

By Portia Bennett

 
Introduction: This is another story in the Cynthia Chronicles series. Other stories in the series are An Incremental Journey, Cynthia and the Reluctant Girlfriend, Cynthia and the Dumpster Diver, Cynthia and the Moment of Truth, Cynthia and the High School Years - Part I, Cynthia and the High School Years - Part II, Charli and the Girl Cave, Bobbie and the Glass Ceiling, Randi and the College Professor, Adam and the Three Wishes, Lisa and the Culinary Quest (aka Howard and the Completed pass), Cynthia and the Solicitous Sisters-in-Law, Cynthia and the Queen of the Knight, and Cynthia and the Dropped Ball. The time frame of this story follows about three to four years after Charli and the Girl Cave. This story takes place a little more than a year after Bobbie Anderson wins the (British) Open and about ten years after Simoné and the Second Time Around.

Marti returns home after she and Lanu have consolidated the details of the upcoming family reunion. Marti brings her mother in on what’s happening. Needless to say, Marissa overcome with emotion. The word goes out that there will be a family reunion. The recipients don’t know where. Randi is brought into the know.

Marti and the Doppelganger - Chapter 9

Marti and the Doppelganger
Chapter 9

By Portia Bennett

 
Introduction: This is another story in the Cynthia Chronicles series. Other stories in the series are An Incremental Journey, Cynthia and the Reluctant Girlfriend, Cynthia and the Dumpster Diver, Cynthia and the Moment of Truth, Cynthia and the High School Years - Part I, Cynthia and the High School Years - Part II, Charli and the Girl Cave, Bobbie and the Glass Ceiling, Randi and the College Professor, Adam and the Three Wishes, Lisa and the Culinary Quest (aka Howard and the Completed pass), Cynthia and the Solicitous Sisters-in-Law, Cynthia and the Queen of the Knight, and Cynthia and the Dropped Ball. The time frame of this story follows about three to four years after Charli and the Girl Cave. This story takes place a little more than a year after Bobbie Anderson wins the (British) Open and about ten years after Simoné and the Second Time Around.

So much for the prosaic cliffhanger. They are in time to save Penny; however, The Wizard is needed immediately.

Marti and the Doppelganger - Chapter 8

Marti and the Doppelganger
Chapter 8

By Portia Bennett

 
Introduction: This is another story in the Cynthia Chronicles series. Other stories in the series are An Incremental Journey, Cynthia and the Reluctant Girlfriend, Cynthia and the Dumpster Diver, Cynthia and the Moment of Truth, Cynthia and the High School Years - Part I, Cynthia and the High School Years - Part II, Charli and the Girl Cave, Bobbie and the Glass Ceiling, Randi and the College Professor, Adam and the Three Wishes, Lisa and the Culinary Quest (aka Howard and the Completed pass), Cynthia and the Solicitous Sisters-in-Law, Cynthia and the Queen of the Knight, and Cynthia and the Dropped Ball. The time frame of this story follows about three to four years after Charli and the Girl Cave. This story takes place a little more than a year after Bobbie Anderson wins the (British) Open and about ten years after Simoné and the Second Time Around.

It’s time for the big hike to the top of ‘Old Gray Back’, Mount San Gorgonio on most maps. This is a long hike; let there be no doubt about it. Fortunately, the person they hoped would be on the hike is there. Now to save her.

Marti and the Doppelganger - Chapter 7

Marti and the Doppelganger
Chapter 7

By Portia Bennett

 
Introduction: This is another story in the Cynthia Chronicles series. Other stories in the series are An Incremental Journey, Cynthia and the Reluctant Girlfriend, Cynthia and the Dumpster Diver, Cynthia and the Moment of Truth, Cynthia and the High School Years - Part I, Cynthia and the High School Years - Part II, Charli and the Girl Cave, Bobbie and the Glass Ceiling, Randi and the College Professor, Adam and the Three Wishes, Lisa and the Culinary Quest (aka Howard and the Completed pass), Cynthia and the Solicitous Sisters-in-Law, Cynthia and the Queen of the Knight, and Cynthia and the Dropped Ball. The time frame of this story follows about three to four years after Charli and the Girl Cave. This story takes place a little more than a year after Bobbie Anderson wins the (British) Open and about ten years after Simoné and the Second Time Around.

Marti and Lanu hope that the dance will give them an opportunity to find out who the transgender youth is. Unfortunately. That person doesn’t show up. Lanu steps in to prevent unwanted advances toward Edna.

Call of the Hunt Book 4

Author Note: I would once again strongly suggest using the MS Word attachment to read since it contains variances in font that add more depth to the story that you simply won't get reading it right off the site.

Call of the Hunt

Book 4

By Paradox

Salem, Indiana, Connors residence

“Dad, you are seriously overreacting to this,” my father said with an expression that clearly said he was upset.

Marti and the Doppelganger - Chapter 6

Marti and the Doppelganger
Chapter 6

By Portia Bennett

 
Introduction: This is another story in the Cynthia Chronicles series. Other stories in the series are An Incremental Journey, Cynthia and the Reluctant Girlfriend, Cynthia and the Dumpster Diver, Cynthia and the Moment of Truth, Cynthia and the High School Years - Part I, Cynthia and the High School Years - Part II, Charli and the Girl Cave, Bobbie and the Glass Ceiling, Randi and the College Professor, Adam and the Three Wishes, Lisa and the Culinary Quest (aka Howard and the Completed pass), Cynthia and the Solicitous Sisters-in-Law, Cynthia and the Queen of the Knight, and Cynthia and the Dropped Ball. The time frame of this story follows about three to four years after Charli and the Girl Cave. This story takes place a little more than a year after Bobbie Anderson wins the (British) Open and about ten years after Simoné and the Second Time Around.

The girls meet ‘Ricky’, whose actual name is Arnold, and his wife and children. Arnold is a bit of a mystery as he and his family are quite intellectually advanced; especially for raccoons. The girls take a rather long hike to fairly high altitudes and get some more lessons on ecology and geology. They also determine that a member of the group of boys who passed them is transgender. They just don’t know who it is.

Kayda 8 - The Best Days of our Lives (part 1 of 3)

A Whateley Academy Adventure

Kayda 8 - The Best Days of Our Lives

Part 1

by ElrodW


More Whateley Academy tales can be found on the Whateley website, whateleyacademy.net



With everything I've ever done
I'd give it all to everyone for one more day
Another night I'm walking through
Another door I walk intro
I can't break

Marti and the Doppelganger - Chapter 5

Marti and the Doppelganger
Chapter 5

By Portia Bennett

 
Introduction: This is another story in the Cynthia Chronicles series. Other stories in the series are An Incremental Journey, Cynthia and the Reluctant Girlfriend, Cynthia and the Dumpster Diver, Cynthia and the Moment of Truth, Cynthia and the High School Years - Part I, Cynthia and the High School Years - Part II, Charli and the Girl Cave, Bobbie and the Glass Ceiling, Randi and the College Professor, Adam and the Three Wishes, Lisa and the Culinary Quest (aka Howard and the Completed pass), Cynthia and the Solicitous Sisters-in-Law, Cynthia and the Queen of the Knight, and Cynthia and the Dropped Ball. The time frame of this story follows about three to four years after Charli and the Girl Cave. This story takes place a little more than a year after Bobbie Anderson wins the (British) Open and about ten years after Simoné and the Second Time Around.

Their intervention goes far better than they could have hoped. They gain two more cabin mates. Lanu learns that her mother wasn’t always a busty platinum blonde.

Marti and the Doppelganger - Chapter 4

Marti and the Doppelganger
Chapter 4

By Portia Bennett

 
Introduction: This is another story in the Cynthia Chronicles series. Other stories in the series are An Incremental Journey, Cynthia and the Reluctant Girlfriend, Cynthia and the Dumpster Diver, Cynthia and the Moment of Truth, Cynthia and the High School Years - Part I, Cynthia and the High School Years - Part II, Charli and the Girl Cave, Bobbie and the Glass Ceiling, Randi and the College Professor, Adam and the Three Wishes, Lisa and the Culinary Quest (aka Howard and the Completed pass), Cynthia and the Solicitous Sisters-in-Law, Cynthia and the Queen of the Knight, and Cynthia and the Dropped Ball. The time frame of this story follows about three to four years after Charli and the Girl Cave. This story takes place a little more than a year after Bobbie Anderson wins the (British) Open and about ten years after Simoné and the Second Time Around.

Some of the girls go on a moderate nature walk. Edna learns a bit about alligator lizards. They make the short trek to Jenks Lake to go swimming. Marti, Lanu and Rhonda realize they have to do something about Lilly and Wanda.

A New Job Twist Epilogue

Justine and I sip our waters at the Club 32 with Jamie and Ginny. It had been one year since I had started to wear the cryx. We drink toast after toast as we recount our successes and failures this last year. "Here is to being perfect girls," I told Justine, remembering Alex and Jacob and their failures to make a cryx. "Here is to selling candy bars at gas stations in Illinois," I cheered. And Justine piped in, "And dresses in downtown Chicago." She smiles at me, and then reaches out her hand. "Let's have some fun," she says.

Marti and the Doppelganger - Chapter 3

Marti and the Doppelganger
Chapter 3

By Portia Bennett

 
Introduction: This is another story in the Cynthia Chronicles series. Other stories in the series are An Incremental Journey, Cynthia and the Reluctant Girlfriend, Cynthia and the Dumpster Diver, Cynthia and the Moment of Truth, Cynthia and the High School Years - Part I, Cynthia and the High School Years - Part II, Charli and the Girl Cave, Bobbie and the Glass Ceiling, Randi and the College Professor, Adam and the Three Wishes, Lisa and the Culinary Quest (aka Howard and the Completed pass), Cynthia and the Solicitous Sisters-in-Law, Cynthia and the Queen of the Knight, and Cynthia and the Dropped Ball. The time frame of this story follows about three to four years after Charli and the Girl Cave. This story takes place a little more than a year after Bobbie Anderson wins the (British) Open and about ten years after Simoné and the Second Time Around.

Marti and Lanu find out quite a bit about their respective families. They also find out Rhonda, their counselor is more than they expected. They bring The Wizard in on what Marti has found out. He is as surprised as they are. Apparently, his group had never considered Samoa as a harborer of magic.

Marti and the Doppelganger - Chapter 2

Marti and the Doppelganger
Chapter 2

By Portia Bennett

 
Introduction: This is another story in the Cynthia Chronicles series. Other stories in the series are An Incremental Journey, Cynthia and the Reluctant Girlfriend, Cynthia and the Dumpster Diver, Cynthia and the Moment of Truth, Cynthia and the High School Years - Part I, Cynthia and the High School Years - Part II, Charli and the Girl Cave, Bobbie and the Glass Ceiling, Randi and the College Professor, Adam and the Three Wishes, Lisa and the Culinary Quest (aka Howard and the Completed pass), Cynthia and the Solicitous Sisters-in-Law, Cynthia and the Queen of the Knight, and Cynthia and the Dropped Ball. The time frame of this story follows about three to four years after Charli and the Girl Cave. This story takes place a little more than a year after Bobbie Anderson wins the (British) Open and about ten years after Simoné and the Second Time Around.

It turns out that Lanu is a rather special witch, and she demonstrates her powers to the two unpleasant girls. She may have done quite a bit to win the two over. Then, Marti begins to realize who Lanu is. This is big!

Call of the Hunt Book 3

Author's Note: I'm trying something new. I've never been happy with my limited choices of font via Google Docs for this particular story, so I'm going to attach the MS Word file here instead. As I've said in the past this story can be read here, but with the dynamic font changes being a rather part of the story I'd recommend reading the Word file to get the full impact. I check my page often so please let me know if there's any problems with reading the Word file.

Call of the Hunt

Book 3

By Paradox

Salem, Indiana, Connors Property

Marti and the Doppelganger - Chapter 1

Marti and the Doppelganger

By Portia Bennett

Introduction: This is another story in the Cynthia Chronicles series. Other stories in the series are An Incremental Journey, Cynthia and the Reluctant Girlfriend, Cynthia and the Dumpster Diver, Cynthia and the Moment of Truth, Cynthia and the High School Years - Part I, Cynthia and the High School Years - Part II, Charli and the Girl Cave, Bobbie and the Glass Ceiling, Randi and the College Professor, Adam and the Three Wishes, Lisa and the Culinary Quest (aka Howard and the Completed pass), Cynthia and the Solicitous Sisters-in-Law, Cynthia and the Queen of the Knight, and Cynthia and the Dropped Ball. The time frame of this story follows about three to four years after Charli and the Girl Cave. This story takes place a little more than a year after Bobbie Anderson wins the (British) Open and about ten years after Simoné and the Second Time Around.

Martha (Marti) Lewis is going to a summer camp in the mountains of Southern California. She is attracted to the camp due to the scenery and secular approach. After a mostly uneventful trip, she meets two rather unpleasant girls who are going to the same camp. She performs a bit of subtle retaliation. Then she meets Lanu.


 

Marti and the Doppelganger - Prologue

Marti and the Doppelganger

By Portia Bennett

Introduction: This is another story in the Cynthia Chronicles series. Other stories in the series are An Incremental Journey, Cynthia and the Reluctant Girlfriend, Cynthia and the Dumpster Diver, Cynthia and the Moment of Truth, Cynthia and the High School Years - Part I, Cynthia and the High School Years - Part II, Charli and the Girl Cave, Bobbie and the Glass Ceiling, Randi and the College Professor, Adam and the Three Wishes, Lisa and the Culinary Quest (aka Howard and the Completed pass), Cynthia and the Solicitous Sisters-in-Law, Cynthia and the Queen of the Knight, and Cynthia and the Dropped Ball. The time frame of this story follows about three to four years after Charli and the Girl Cave. This story takes place a little more than a year after Bobbie Anderson wins the (British) Open and about ten years after Simoné and the Second Time Around.

This brings me around to that last story. I thought it was a nice little story full of romance, love and a bit of magic. The story bombed! It had absolutely the worst reception of anything I’d posted at this site. Part of the problem had been a very poor first choice for a title. We won’t go into that. About this story: In Cynthia and the High School Years we learn that Cynthia’s mother was adopted. She’d never taken the time to find out anything about her origin. We learn some other unanswered questions in Simoné and the Second Time Around. I thought I’d try to answer some of those questions; however, I may have left more questions to be answered at a later date. Someone asked me to write a bit more about Marti Lewis, Cynthia’s youngest sister. I thought this was as good an opportunity as any. Marti makes an appearance in Randi and the College Professor


 

Call of the Hunt Book 2

Once again, I'm going to strongly suggest using the Google Docs link to read this story. It can be read here fine, but because of the differentiating fonts used, I think it will be more impactful to use the link. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1fWSwJTqogYFujFC0JKjWoSNW...

Call of the Hunt

Book 2

By Paradox

Salem, Indiana, Connors Household

Odds and Ends (part 3 - final)

A Whateley Academy Adventure

Odds and Ends

Part 3

by ElrodW

(with contributed scenes and ideas by:
EE Nalley, Morpheus, Bek Corbin, Kristin Darken,

Gen2 author Wasamon, and fanfic author Domoviye)



More Whateley Academy tales can be found on the Whateley website, whateleyacademy.net


Call of the Hunt Book 1

Note: For this piece I played around with the fonts a little bit. While it can be read here fine, I would suggest using the google docs link to get the full effect. https://docs.google.com/document/d/18qoirwEG2c5LotB9TbsUh_Ep...

Edit 9/7/16: I never liked my font choices in Google Docs when it came to certain sections so I've decided to go ahead and make available the MS Word document that has my much preferred editing choices. It is in the attachments section.

A Perfect Fit

My dreams are always surreal, but very rarely involve sex of any kind. So, when the image that inspired this story cropped up for a few seconds one night, it stood out in later recollection. I decided that it just might be worth fleshing out... so to speak.

Shadowsblade: Fighting the calm before the storms to come.

Created for war and forged in pain, dealing with demons within and without!

In this part:

Rohanna finishes those last days before classes begin and deals with 'other' issues

this part has allot of harsh parts in it, you have been warned!
so please take note --I do not want any PTSD issues...so you may want to pass on this one, if that bothers you?

Mind Games Book 2

Author's Note: I think I was able to get the spacing issue fixed, but just in case I'm still including a Google Docs link so it can be read with all of the original format: https://docs.google.com/document/d/11nl6AMsXTItiZyR0wwK47SAz...

Mind Games Book 2

By Paradox

Americamps RV Resort, Ashland, Virginia

Odds and Ends (part 1)

A Whateley Academy Adventure

Odds and Ends

Part 1

by ElrodW

(with contributed scenes and ideas by:
EE Nalley, Morpheus, Bek Corbin, Kristin Darken,
Gen2 author Neomagus, and fanfic author Domoviye)


More Whateley Academy tales can be found on the Whateley website, whateleyacademy.net



My Pleasures Were (To Say The Least) Undignified

A classic story, extrapolated to modern times. The source material's been done to death, of course. A few have even taken it in the direction this story goes. But none have been terribly faithful to the original, and commercial considerations prevented them from following things to their logical conclusion.

Mind Games Book 1

Author's Note: I am a complete idiot when it comes to transferring my work here from a Word or Google Docs file and not having it look like junk. So, in addition to the story itself being posted here, I am also including a Google Docs link where this story can be viewed in its original font and format. I apologize for any inconvenience but, as I said, I just can't work out how to get this posted into the forum without removing all of my font and formatting. I hope you enjoy it.

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