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Smart hose

Smart hose

My mom says its a good idea sometimes to write down stuff, even if nobody else sees it. She says its a great way to get your thoughts organized, and boy do I need to do that, so here it goes.

My life just got turned upside down, and I'm still processing.

But I should begin at the beginning, as my English teacher says.

My name is James Micheal, I'm twelve, and I live in Sherwood Park, a small town just outside of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

Tommy - The Trials and Tribulations of a Girl? - Chapter 118


Tommy
The Trials and Tribulations of a Girl?

A Novel By Teddie S.

Copyright © 2018 Teddie S.
All Rights Reserved.

Chapter 118
Doctoral? The research project. Back at Tse’ Hone.

What the heck had Dr. Kilmer done now? Are we going to be able to meet the dead line?

A visit to the Tse’ Hone and Naainish. What is he doing here?

Finding Zoey

Finding Zoey

An unhappy boy heeds the pleas of his little sister

By Katherine Day

(Copyright 2018)

Sometimes, Tommy hated his sister. She was such a tease and he should have ignored her. At eleven years old, she was the younger of the two by just about a year and he should have been “man” about it and just walked away from her, but he didn’t. Tonya knew the teasing bothered him badly; so, she kept it up.

Bat Mitzvah

“I can’t believe it’s coming so soon!” said Jeff’s mom.

“Yeah, the service is tomorrow,” said Jeff.

“Do you think you’re ready for your bat mitzvah?”

“It’s a bar mitzvah, Mom. How do you always get it wrong.”

“I don’t know. Let me think of a way to get it right.”

“Just practice! Seriously how are you this bad!’

Baum

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.Baum

written by Dauphin
My neighbour changed everything about me, and I let her
"This is a sad story and once again Dauphin talks about how scociety wants to change people and not accept them" Diana
"Who is the villian in this story" Dauphin

Tommy - The Trials and Tribulations of a Girl? - Chapter 117


Tommy
The Trials and Tribulations of a Girl?

A Novel By Teddie S.

Copyright © 2018 Teddie S.
All Rights Reserved.

Chapter 117
Suckered in? Tse’ Hone. The research project.

Was the talk we had with Adam's wife, Mary Ann, on the up and up? Then there's the trip to the Petroglyphs with Naainish. Did Dr. Kilmer do anything on this research project? The books. The books. Where are the books?

To the Matt Part 17

Things return to normal for Taylor, well as normal as can be for her. The family returns to Florida and start the next chapter in the lives of the southern branch of the Turner family. Taylor starts the next phase of her job and meets the GCW women head-on as she takes control while giving the ladies what they wanted but were denied for years.

Tommy - The Trials and Tribulations of a Girl? - Chapter 115


Tommy
The Trials and Tribulations of a Girl?

A Novel By Teddie S.

Copyright © 2018 Teddie S.
All Rights Reserved.

Chapter 115
Grandpa Devereux. What the … The secretaries.

What did Ajie's parents think after all the talk yesterday? - Who was Grandpa Devereux? - Should I do something nice for the secretaries? - Why am I seeing lights in the apartment?

Are You Happy Chapter 5 "Gotta Know Now"

Gotta Know Now

I met Aylese a few days before my 12th birthday. It was an early spring day and I spent it in the woods across from my house in Papillion, Nebraska. The woods, such as they were, were a small patch of land that sat between our sub-division and the flat lands that once had a railroad line, with wooden beams, metal plates and rusty track spikes being the only remnants of that time. In the middle of the trees was a creek that during the summer and fall was near dry but in the late winter and early spring it was very deep and had a swift current.

To the Matt Part 15

I all but give away the surprise at the end...if you have read "...You Are Cordially Invited to an Epilog" then the mysterious actress and book series that the movie is being made about is clear. If not? Well read Part 16 for the big reveal.

A life Redone

The life of Emerald Jocelyn Stubbe is full of heart ache, but also wonder. When she died at the age of 41, she quickly finds herself 35 years in the past, only she's inhabiting the body of her six-year-old self. Will she break under the stress of reliving her life or will she make it better than it had been before.

Small Preview:

Tommy - The Trials and Tribulations of a Girl? - Chapter 112


Tommy
The Trials and Tribulations of a Girl?

A Novel By Teddie S.

Copyright © 2018 Teddie S.
All Rights Reserved.

Chapter 112
No! Please no. New neighbors.

   
Amy had called me and told me to come to the ER right away. When I got there, Amy and her friend Kathy led me to one of the rooms where they talk to families. As Kathy closed the door, I said, “Will someone, please tell me what the hell is going on?”

Amy said, “Honey ...

Omaha Vice Part 2

This is a work of fiction set in a future world wracked by a pandemic. While, on the surface, society seems to function, a good many social mores are dropping like flies. Our detectives remain undeterred in their pursuit of the scandal of the century.

To the Matt Part 8

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The family celebrated, with Richard reluctantly showering and changing to look more "presentable" to the visiting Mickayla. He couldn't help but feel a reaction sitting near her, but kept his hormones at bay as the family talked about the upcoming plans. Richard was in awe of the whole situation, it was going to be something that he could gloat about to his friends especially if Matt beat Impossible.

Bikini Beach: Abyss's Ledge - Part 1


Bikini Beach: Abyss's Ledge

By E. M. Pisek

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     Moving from teen to adult can be seen as a traumatic period for any child dealing with newfound emotions and physical growth. Mix in a magical water park, the callous deed of a now vanquished mage and certain boys. How will all this affect a girl once named David as she matures into womanhood while coping with unwanted magic, torn friendships, and her own hormonal changes.

This story is copyright by the author. It is protected by licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 4.0 Unported License.

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Bikini Beach: Abyss's Ledge

 

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Tommy - The Trials and Tribulations of a Girl? - Chapter 110


Tommy
The Trials and Tribulations of a Girl?

A Novel By Teddie S.

Copyright © 2018 Teddie S.
All Rights Reserved.

Chapter 110
Why would he do that? The books. Naainish.

I'd made a trip to the College of Engineering’s Dean’s office to pick up the books and paperwork for the two classes that I’ll be teaching. And I’d met Dr. O’Riley, who I’m going to stay as far away from as possible. The Dean’s secretary told me that he’s a womanizer.

When I finally looked at the books that I'd been given, I found that they were well out of date and would not be suitable as a college textbook. I called Dr. Joe, and he was coming over. And I was now on my way to the University’s Bookstore to see what they were selling to students.

Did Dr. Kilmer do this on purpose or is someone screwing with me?

Tommy - The Trials and Tribulations of a Girl? - Chapter 109


Tommy
The Trials and Tribulations of a Girl?

A Novel By Teddie S.

Copyright © 2018 Teddie S.
All Rights Reserved.

Chapter 109
A decision. A bear. Is someone ...

Then on Tuesday I heard from Vickie and learned that the people who could allow Kai to teach were getting together on Wednesday and that she and Dr. Joe wanted me there. Talk about nerves.

Now, after presenting myself to this group of people, I was sitting in a room across the hall from a conference room where my fate, so to say, was being determined.

I sat there thinking, even if they allow Kai to teach, can I teach a bunch of guys with me looking like a girl? No, not looking like, but being Kai. Could Kai do this? Yes!

I watched the clock. Five minutes passed. Then ten minutes. Then fifteen minutes. Finally, the door opened, and Vickie was standing there. She had ...

Tommy - The Trials and Tribulations of a Girl? - Chapter 107


Tommy
The Trials and Tribulations of a Girl?

A Novel By Teddie S.

Copyright © 2018 Teddie S.
All Rights Reserved.

Chapter 107
I can’t do this. A lunch meeting. Dr. Joe.

I'm sad. We'd just been to the last barbecue of the year.
Teaching a class? Not a good thing for Tom, but Kai?
And just who is this Dr. Joe?

Tommy - The Trials and Tribulations of a Girl? - Chapter 106


Tommy
The Trials and Tribulations of a Girl?

A Novel By Teddie S.

Copyright © 2018 Teddie S.
All Rights Reserved.

Chapter 106
The last barbecue. Can I do this?
Taos and Mr. Tsinajinnie.

It’s still Friday, and we’re at the resort, and it’s the last barbecue of the year. And there's more than the usual number of special guests here tonight.

When I went to walk, with Uncle Paul to the microphone, I’d grabbed Ajie's hand and started to pull her with me. She put the brakes on, and said, “Kai! What are you doing?”

Tommy - The Trials and Tribulations of a Girl? - Chapter 105


Tommy
The Trials and Tribulations of a Girl?

A Novel By Teddie S.

Copyright © 2018 Teddie S.
All Rights Reserved.

Chapter 105
Awéé’? Me teach classes? A passenger.

We had spent some time at the range with my aunt and uncle shooting our rifles and pistols. Then Ajie and I took a hike that took us past the remote hogan, and we found Naainish there. He told us that Peshlakai had been ‘talked to’ and not to worry about him. Then Naainish asked me to visit a dying sheep rancher with him, which I did. It was an interesting experience.

When I’d gotten home from being with the old sheep rancher, I’d checked the answering machine. I was hoping that I’d hear from my advisor, Mr. Robertson, about my grad assistant position. But no such luck.

Then I had just enough time to change from Kai to Tom, and make it to the hospital to pick up Amy. When I arrived at the hospital the hallway outside the emergency room was a flurry of activity. I stopped and looked. And ...

Tommy - The Trials and Tribulations of a Girl? - Chapter 104


Tommy
The Trials and Tribulations of a Girl?

A Novel By Teddie S.

Copyright © 2018 Teddie S.
All Rights Reserved.

Chapter 104
The gun range. A hike and Naainish.
A visit.

Yesterday had been an up and down day. We found that Peshlakai was still in the picture. But Uncle Gaagii told us that he knew of someone that could have “a talk” with Peshlakai if need be. We also found out that the guy that I was supposed to be a grad-assistant for, Dr. Kilmer, was about to go before a faculty review board.

We had used the mud pool to try to help both of us relax, and it worked. We also found out that next Friday would be the last barbecue of the year. That made us sad.

The Sunset was an excellent one, but the storms building to the west showed that we were going to get a thunderstorm or two. As the storms approached, I warned everyone to get off the cliff, and all but one guy did. He wanted one more picture. And that turned tragic. Lightning struck him, and he died.

Sunday morning when I woke up to the smell of breakfast cooking and Ajie looking down at me with that cute smile on her face. I smiled up at her, and said, “Morning lover.”

She bent down, kissed me, sat back, and said, “Good morning sweetheart.”

What next?

More than a working Girl

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.More than a Working Girl

written by Dauphin
I wanted to help my dad so much, and it was fun! Why do people not understand this
"Dauphin writes another sentimental story, where good intentions are punished" Diana
"The boy in the story can teach us all a lot!" Dauphin

Tommy - The Trials and Tribulations of a Girl? - Chapter 103


Tommy
The Trials and Tribulations of a Girl?

A Novel By Teddie S.

Copyright © 2018 Teddie S.
All Rights Reserved.

Chapter 103
He just won’t go away. A meeting.
Stay away from thunder storms.

Classes had ended for Summer Quarter, and we had celebrated with a good foot massage followed by a Nunzio's pizza. On Friday my meeting with my counselor and the guy I was supposed to be a grad-assistant for went to hell in a hand-basket. First Amy, now me. Why were we being attacked like this?

We went up to the Crest to walk and relax, and we had our first lovers quarrel. Then after a talk, a pizza, and a bottle of wine things we were back to normal.

Amy had talked to Vickie, and after she hung up, Amy said, “I guess that the woman from the nursing licensing board that gave me a hard time is related to ...

Tommy - The Trials and Tribulations of a Girl? - Chapter 101


Tommy
The Trials and Tribulations of a Girl?

A Novel By Teddie S.

Copyright © 2018 Teddie S.
All Rights Reserved.

Chapter 101
The box. What do we have?
The dance competition.

The Friday barbecue had been fun. Chief Tom and Vickie were there, and we found that they had come up for the dance competition. We even took time to work on their Navajo while we ate.

Saturday, Ajie and I had overslept and didn’t get breakfast before we left for the dance competition. When we were finally there and were walking through the vendor area, we stopped at one of the vendors that sells beaded jewelry and pottery, but they happened to have a hair-pipe bone choker with silver for sale. We bought it and took it to Mr. Yazzie. And we found out from him that Kilchii Nez had made part of it. Ajie and I went back to the vendor that we’d purchased the choker from and found that they had a wooden box that they had gotten at an estate sale.

What was in this box?

It looked like what was in the box was tools used by a silversmith. There was also a cloth bag in the box, and it looked like it contained tools that a silversmith would use to make various marks on silver pieces. As we looked at the contents of the cloth bag, I handed one to Ajie to look at, and as she did, she asked, “Kai, is this what I think it is?”

For Better or Worse - part 8

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 is not even human?

~o~O~o~

Written by Nuuan

Tommy - The Trials and Tribulations of a Girl? - Chapter 100


Tommy
The Trials and Tribulations of a Girl?

A Novel By Teddie S.

Copyright © 2018 Teddie S.
All Rights Reserved.

Chapter 100
A good barbecue. A new choker.
The dance competition.

On Friday we’d gone up to the resort for the barbecue, and on Saturday we were going to the dance competition near Taos. We were going to see Dibe dance in maybe her last competition.

But there was something else that was drawing me to the competition. What was it?

Tommy - The Trials and Tribulations of a Girl? - Chapter 99


Tommy
The Trials and Tribulations of a Girl?

A Novel By Teddie S.

Copyright © 2018 Teddie S.
All Rights Reserved.

Chapter 99
Cousin Ahiga. The Eagles. A hike.

The past few days have been crazy, Amy finally has her New Mexico Nursing license after a run in the someone from the licensing board. And some serious soul searching that included a visit with two Eagles, a meditation session at the bonfire, and a hike to the sacred place, where we both received new meteorites.

A trip to Taos turned interesting when we ran into Uncle Paul’s Cousin Ahiga at Mr. Yazzie’s shop as Mr. Yazzie was trading for another piece of my Great-Great-Grandfather Kilchii Nez’s silver pieces.

The two Eagles. Hmm. Were they local and just happened to find us? Or did our two feathered friends from back home follow us out here?

Tommy - The Trials and Tribulations of a Girl? - Chapter 98


Tommy
The Trials and Tribulations of a Girl?

A Novel By Teddie S.

Copyright © 2018 Teddie S.
All Rights Reserved.

Chapter 98
Breakfast with the Etsitty’s. Taos and Mr. Yazzie.

The past few days have been a roller coaster of emotions for Ajie and me. But more so Ajie, she had gotten the results from her nurse’s license test and had also received her Ohio Registered Nurse’s license. Then on Wednesday, she had a meeting with the Dr. Etsitty, Dean Milford, the Dean of the nursing school, and someone from the New Mexico Board of Nursing. The woman from the nursing board had been very nasty towards Amy. And Amy was ready to go back to Ohio. We’d taken a walk along the river and found two Eagles, or had they found us?

Ajie and I had gone to the resort and back to the sacred place to meditate. And Ajie received an answer to her problem. And we each came back with another meteorite. Chief Etsitty and his wife Vickie were at the barbecue, and we found out that the University, from the President down, had supported Ajie, and had gotten her, her New Mexico License. Ajie also told everyone that she had decided to stay in New Mexico.

The Vacation That Changed My Life

I don't know who to blame it on this time, but I couldn't resist doing a 'Staycation' story. So I decided to whip this little ditty out when I should have been sleeping.

This story takes place in my Sweet Sixteen universe.

The Vacation That Changed My Life

It all happened when my family went to the annual Blessed Temple training camp.

Tommy - The Trials and Tribulations of a Girl? - Chapter 97


Tommy
The Trials and Tribulations of a Girl?

A Novel By Teddie S.

Copyright © 2018 Teddie S.
All Rights Reserved.

Chapter 97
How does he know these things?
The barbecue and …

Amy had had a real problem with the lady from the New Mexico Board of Nursing. She had treated Amy like she wasn’t a person let alone a nurse. Amy is so upset that she’d said that she wants to go back to Ohio. We took a walk along the Rio Grande River and had a long talk. Then we saw two Eagles. Did they find us?

Amy had decided to skip her classes on Thursday and go to the resort to relax. And leave it to Naainish, he’d shown up, and he and Ajie had a long talk. And on Friday, Ajie asked about going to the sacred place in the mountains. Uncle Paul had to check on the cabin, so the three of us headed to the mountains. As Ajie and I hiked to the sacred place, Uncle Paul did his work around the cabin. We sat, meditated, and I chanted. Just how do I do that? On the way back to the cabin, when we reached the spot where the first arrow was carved into the rock, we saw something …

The Beginning

Elliot looks at the black one-piece swimsuit hanging from the shower head. He had just gotten back from the beach with his cousins and was jealous. Two of his female cousins had brand new swimsuits that were very cute. He loved how they looked at his cousin and he wishes he had his cousin bodies.

He slips his trunks off and pull his aunt’s swimsuit off the shower neck and tries its own. It was a little loose on him, but he liked how it felt. He showers while wearing it. As he finishes his shower, he doesn’t want to take it off, but he has no choice.

Tommy - The Trials and Tribulations of a Girl? - Chapter 96


Tommy
The Trials and Tribulations of a Girl?

A Novel By Teddie S.

Copyright © 2018 Teddie S.
All Rights Reserved.

Chapter 96
What happened? The sacred place.

After the clan meeting in Window Rock, where Tahoma Etsitty was installed as the rightful Chief of the Azee'tsoh dine'é (The Big Medicine People clan), we’d spent the night at my Aunt Ginny’s house. Amy and I had spent the night in a hogan with amenities, like electric lights and a wood floor. That night, since it was the monsoon season, there had been a couple of thunderstorms roll through, Amy didn’t notice the second one. And that may have been because of what had happened during the first storm. She’d received a LONG foot massage.

We were back home on Monday morning, and Amy was back in her classes. Since she had received the results of her nurse’s license test and her Ohio Registered Nurse’s license, she was meeting with Dr. Etsitty and someone from the New Mexico Board of Nursing on Wednesday afternoon. When she finally got home from the meeting, she was depressed and wanted to go for a walk, so we went to the Rio Grande River to walk along the river. I’d asked her what was wrong, and her reply brought me to a dead stop.

The Legend of the Amazon Girl

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.The Legend of the Amazon Girl

written by Dauphin
Clothes do matter, even when you are a super hero
"No mater how many powers you have, it only takes a good heart to accept you" Diana
"There are many metaphores in this story" Dauphin

Tommy - The Trials and Tribulations of a Girl? - Chapter 95


Tommy
The Trials and Tribulations of a Girl?

A Novel By Teddie S.

Copyright © 2018 Teddie S.
All Rights Reserved.

Chapter 95
Aunt Ginny’s house. And back to Albuquerque.

On Saturday Ajie, Kelly, Larry, and I had spent time exploring Albuquerque, and we’d found things that Ajie and I hadn’t found. Then we had a nice dinner at Nunzio's Pizza and then the four of us watched the Sunset from the Sandia Crest.

On Sunday morning we took Kelly and Larry to the airport, and we said so long to them. Then we changed clothes and headed to Window Rock, Arizona and a meeting of the clan at the Tribal Council Chambers.

The meeting turned out as I knew it would. Tahoma Etsitty, the husband of Dr. Etsitty, who is Amy’s preceptor at the university, became the Chief of the Azee'tsoh dine'é (The Big Medicine People clan).

Now, back to our summer routine, or ...

Missing you

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.Missing you

Written by Dauphin
Being a Transgender effects so many people, Can you please them all
"Heartbreaking on a Girls journey and how much she cares for others" Diana
"A parent looses a son but gains a daughter, or do they?" Dauphin

Tommy - The Trials and Tribulations of a Girl? - Chapter 94


Tommy
The Trials and Tribulations of a Girl?

A Novel By Teddie S.

Copyright © 2018 Teddie S.
All Rights Reserved.

Chapter 94
Window Rock and the clan meeting.

Friday had been fun with Kelly and Larry here. The first thing on the agenda was a visit to Mrs. Yanaba Cyl who was the weaver who’d made my white Biil dress. Ajie was looking for a Biil dress to wear to the meeting of The Big Medicine People Clan on Sunday. She found a gorgeous red Biil dress with a fancy black and white sawtooth pattern on it. Kelly also found an elegant long skirt and blouse.

Then Kelly and Larry had asked us to be the godparents to their baby, who could say no to that. The barbecue went smoothly. No surprise guests. I sat and meditated at the bonfire under a full Moon. And as Naainish had told me, there were no problems with my spirits and the Moon or spirits of the bonfire. I did tell Kelly and Larry that I felt that their son would do some amazing things during his lifetime.

On Saturday morning all four of us slept in. Amy and I were up first, followed in a short time by Kelly and Larry. And we decided to make frybread breakfast tacos for breakfast. And I think that our tacos get better every time we make them. Then again, maybe it’s sharing them with good friends.

Tommy - The Trials and Tribulations of a Girl? - Chapter 93


Tommy
The Trials and Tribulations of a Girl?

A Novel By Teddie S.

Copyright © 2018 Teddie S.
All Rights Reserved.

Chapter 93
A new Biil dress. God parents? A bonfire.

Kelly and Larry had surprised us by asking if they could come a couple of days earlier than planned and stay with us. When they arrived Kelly was distraught, her brother, Connor, had been listed as missing in action in Vietnam, and who could blame her for being upset. And I had to help her and the baby. We’d gone to a park, and I or Kai had meditated with Kelly. When we’d finished, I told her to call home. When she did, she found out that Connor had been found safe and sound.

Earlier we’d found out that the members of The Big Medicine People Clan were undecided about how to replace Chief Peshlakai. My grandmother wants me to go to a meeting of the clan and try to sway them to accept the real winner of the last election.

Today, Friday, we’d taken Kelly and Larry to a Mexican restaurant for breakfast. And as we were eating, Amy said, “You know, if we’re going to that meeting we’d better look our best.”

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