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The Jillaroo Part 1 / 4. Birth and Rebirth

The Jillaroo Part 1 / 4. Birth and Rebirth

I am lying in bed, my face bathed in sunlight from a nearby window, and my two grand-daughters are telling me about their day at school while my grand-son is looking out of the window at his friends playing soccer.

Fools Rush In: The Day I Had My “Tonsil-mee”

Seven-year-old Liam has just been checked into the hospital by his mommy to have his tonsils removed. His hospital roommate is the meanest boy in the fifth grade.

Like For Like. Chapter 1

Chapter 1

First up I have to tell you that I am a copper through and through. Not only that but a detective. I had been in the force since I left school and it is ingrained into my psyche. My name, at birth, was Ethan Gerald Davis and you may surmise that I was born in Wales. I was born in Cardiff in 1986 and joined the force in 2005, after I had finished High School in Bristol, where my parents had moved because of my fathers’ work.

Cloned!

WARNINGS: Contains transgender themes, Sci-Fi, explicit sex, mild violence,
bad words, and strange ideas. It has only the strange things that dribble from
my head. If you are not old enough, mature enough, open minded enough, and

Groomsman

Never Wanted To Be A Girl Chp.28 (Final Chapter)

Wyatt, Gloria, Grace, and Anthony meet in one of the conference rooms on the floor Raven was on. Wyatt looks at everyone gathered at the conference table “we need to stop this assassin. They are going to attack again and the next time they might succeed.”

“So, what do you have in mind?” Anthony looks at Wyatt. He was wondering what they could do to stop the assassin.

“A simple switch and bait trap.” Wyatt figures they need to pull a page from their mother’s playbook.

“Switch and bait? What’s involved in that?”

Proof for the Emperor

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Proof for the Emperor
A Short Story based on Actual People and Events
By Maryanne Peters

My Master had once been an apprentice to the great Aelius Claudius Galenus of Pergamon, known simply as Galen, renowned as the greatest physician and surgeon of all time. Galen had been the court physician to the Emperor Marcus Aurelius and was given time and support to study the human body and all manner of treatments. That was Galen’s gift to history.

Never Wanted To Be A Girl Chp.27

111 Brookberry Cir Unit 111, Chapel Hill, N.C.:
Angela stretches as she wakes-up. She has never slept as soundly and as comfortable as she did last night. Sure, some of her muscles were screaming at her from her swimming exercise, but overall. She felt relax and well-rested.

A New Life-Kelly's Revenge Chapter 5

Kelly wakes up the next day. Her arms were sore from all the sanding she did the day before. She gets up and heads towards her private bathroom. She loved the fact that she finally had her bathroom.

After doing her morning routine, she puts on a new romper she bought a few weeks ago. She and Victoria had been out shopping for new clothes. Victoria was helping her adjust to being a normal woman. She wanted to learn as much as she could about women's fashion from
Victoria. Victoria helped her find the right type of bra to wear after she had her breasts reduced.

Talk Show

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Talk Show
Fictional Transcripts
By Maryanne Peters

Season 3 Episode 5

JT: Welcome everybody to another “Tonight with Tanner”. I am Joe Tanner. And tonight, we have the star of the new Show “Crossover” with us tonight. Please welcome TJ Albright.

APPLAUSE

JT: TJ, Welcome.

TJA: Thank you Joe. And thanks everybody. It’s good to be here.

JT: I have to say it but once again you are with us in full costume.

Sanctuary

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Sanctuary
A Short Story
By Maryanne Peters

“I know who you are,” said Mother Sophia. His hair hung loose instead of pulled back in a slick ponytail, and he had wispy hairs on what had always been a clean-shaven face, making it just look dirty. But it was unmistakably Esteban Moya, son of Carlos Moya, the dictator recently deposed.

Instrument

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Instrument
A Short Story
By Maryanne Peters

It all seemed easier that Manny had imagined. It certainly helped that he had a well-thought-out plan to follow. A plan that he would never have been able to formulate. Not in a million years.

Viper II - mother of the Dragon Queen, part 17

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Seventeen

The bus picked up Alphonso, Mother Daniella and the others, then proceeded slowly around the corner to the right away from the Vatican City, where I got on as well. We stopped for a short message over the radio and telephone to Macerie and the general, warning everyone, that two Assassini were still unaccounted for, then packed up what we still had at the pension and set off back to join mum and the others at the compound. It was a reasonably short drive and we arrived just in time for me to make the round of the beds and greet the girls, while Master Hong, Mei Ling, Marina, Angelica and the other women started to soothe and take care of the latest arrivals. The nuns were handing out breakfast to the girls and I went to hug Isabella first of all.

Kronos: Chapter 4

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Kronos

Chapter Four

by Aurum

Copyright © 2020 Aurum
All Rights Reserved.

What makes you the person you are? If it's just your beliefs, abilities, and memories, can your mind be replaced without destroying you? Is there still a point in doing anything when machines are better at doing everything?

Kaleb Kardashev is determined to create a technological utopia, but President Stone just wants to preserve human dignity. What are they willing to sacrifice to achieve their vision of the future?

Kronos: Chapter 3.5

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Kronos

Chapter 3.5

by Aurum

Copyright © 2020 Aurum
All Rights Reserved.

What makes you the person you are? If it's just your beliefs, abilities, and memories, can your mind be replaced without destroying you? Is there still a point in doing anything when machines are better at doing everything?

Kaleb Kardashev is determined to create a technological utopia, but President Stone just wants to preserve human dignity. What are they willing to sacrifice to achieve their vision of the future?

Kronos: Chapter 3

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Kronos

Chapter Three

by Aurum

Copyright © 2020 Aurum
All Rights Reserved.

What makes you the person you are? If it's just your beliefs, abilities, and memories, can your mind be replaced without destroying you? Is there still a point in doing anything when machines are better at doing everything?

Kaleb Kardashev is determined to create a technological utopia, but President Stone just wants to preserve human dignity. What are they willing to sacrifice to achieve their vision of the future?

Closer Friends

Closer Friends
A Short Story
By Maryanne Peters

Part 1

Gabe yanked the towel back around his waist. “I wish you hadn’t seen that, man,” he said. The initial shock of being seen had been replaced by frustration. He needed to finally explain … at last. The dreaded day that “might come“, had arrived.

Mal’s eyes blazed. “What the fuck? What the fuck was that?”

Kronos: Chapter 2

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Kronos

Chapter Two

by Aurum

Copyright © 2020 Aurum
All Rights Reserved.

What makes you the person you are? If it's just your beliefs, abilities, and memories, can your mind be replaced without destroying you? Is there still a point in doing anything when machines are better at doing everything?

Kaleb Kardashev is determined to create a technological utopia, but President Stone just wants to preserve human dignity. What are they willing to sacrifice to achieve their vision of the future?

Kronos Lore

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Kronos

by Aurum

Copyright © 2020 Aurum
All Rights Reserved.

What if you could process more information in one second than most people can in a month? For starters, in one minute you would experience more subjective time than other people experience in five years. In fifteen minutes, you’d have thought more thoughts than most people have in a lifetime, just over 81 years’ worth to be precise.

What if I told you that’s just the power of augmenting the human mind? What if instead of augmenting a human mind we used the power of a small star? In one second, that Matrioshka Brain would have more ‘thoughts’ than even an augmented human would have in 75,000 years.

At these absurd limits what isn’t possible?

Never Wanted To Be A Girl Chp.26

Grace decided to pull a second shift at the hospital. The nurse she was covering for, had a family emergency. She checked on Raven and she was out of it. Her girlfriend Clair had left to go back to the hotel they were staying in to change.

Grace knew Clair was coming back to be by her girlfriend. She checks Raven's vitals and records them on the pad the hospital was using. As she is walking back to the nurses' station, she notices her partner Anthony talking to nurse Brooke. She was a light skin African American woman. She had the type of figure, Anthony looked for in a woman.

Kronos: Chapter 1

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Kronos

Chapter One

by Aurum

Copyright © 2020 Aurum
All Rights Reserved.

What makes you the person you are? If it's just your beliefs, abilities, and memories, can your mind be replaced without destroying you? Is there still a point in doing anything when machines are better at doing everything?

Kaleb Kardashev is determined to create a technological utopia, but President Stone just wants to preserve human dignity. What are they willing to sacrifice to achieve their vision of the future?

Kronos

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Kronos

by Aurum

Copyright © 2020 Aurum
All Rights Reserved.

What makes you the person you are? If it's just your beliefs, abilities, and memories, can your mind be replaced without destroying you? Is there still a point in doing anything when machines are better at doing everything?

Kaleb Kardashev is determined to create a technological utopia, but President Stone just wants to preserve human dignity. What are they willing to sacrifice to achieve their vision of the future?

Viper II - mother of the Dragon Queen, part 16

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Sixteen

After calculating the number of Assassini again I was aware, that there would still be twelve of them left. I hoped for six to be at the Sant Carlo palace and the other six to be with the last of the Cardinals I wanted at his residence in the governmental palace. They would be the most difficult to get. Those in the Sant Carlo Palace would be off duty, knowing the Cardinal being protected by those guarding the dungeons, so I hoped for them to be asleep in their quarters.

Flicka

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Flicka
A Short Story
By Maryanne Peters

My father had left when I was not yet a teenager. I had only good memories of him, but our mother prohibited any contact between him and me or my younger brother. No explanation was ever given. Because any mention of him sent our mother off in tears or a rage (usually both) we simply never mentioned him.

Never Wanted To Be A Girl Chp.25

Raven was nervous as she waited for the nurse to come and get her for her surgery. The last tiny bit that made her, a male was going to be removed from her body. She would no longer be in the halfway state she was. She loved Clair very much and couldn’t wait to see what it was like to have sex as a normal girl did.

Clair could tell Raven was nervous. These past few weeks after the trial has been nerve-wracking for her. Dr. Heath and the Warden were appealing the decision and challenging the evidence that had been used against them.

Technology Malfunction

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Technology Malfunction
A Short Story
By Maryanne Peters

“Just because technology allows you to do it, doesn’t mean you should do it”.

It was not the first time that Ashton had said the words to his friend Cody, but it seemed like it might just be the last time. He was on the gurney now. The surgery was less than an hour away, and Cody would soon be unconscious as the drugs took effect.

Viper II - mother of the Dragon Queen, part 15

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Fifteen

The initial plan made we had a break and I took the opportunity to talk to mum and Selena alone. Both of them were a bit wary, as they had experienced me so strict for the first time. Now they were aware of how much I cared for the poor victims and how much depended on getting all of the Assassini.
I on the other hand was tired and needed to recharge, we all did really, as very soon we’d have to go and try to penetrate the Castello di Angeli.
“Mum, Selena, I am sorry if I was a bit harsh, but your impulsive decisions really threw me off my course, things here already becoming completely unforseeable. Had it not ben for Mother Daniella’s presence in the chapel, we might have had a real problem on our hands.”
Selena reacted first.
“I am so sorry, my little dragon, I really should have known better than just to run off for Macerie, but I was desperate for news of Hilde, as you might understand.”

Making a Scene

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Making a Scene
A Short Story
By Maryanne Peters

He saw her the moment that he entered the restaurant. The table for two was not hidden away, but in the middle surrounded by others. He was going to stride over immediately, but he went to the bar and made a show of looking at the menu.

Transwife

Transwife
A Diatribe
By Maryanne Peters

This is not a happy story. I like a happy stories, but this is not one of those.

It started happily enough, from a point. Transgirl wrestles with her problem, transgirl comes out, transgirl cause family commotion, transgirl becomes accepted by family (all except one), transgirl transitions, transgirl becomes accepted at work (all except one), transgirl saves money, transgirl gets her dream anatomy, transgirl meets guy, transgirl falls in love, transgirl marries her man …

Searching

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Searching
A Short Story
By Maryanne Peters

It barely rang twice. She was waiting for his call. He was always happy to hear her voice, whatever the circumstances. She asked: “Honey where are you?”

“I’m still in the Quarter,” he said. “I haven’t found him yet, but I have some news. It’s been very … unsettling.”

“Oh,” she said. She sounded very worried, so he felt that he needed to reassure her.

The Leap

The Leap
A Short Story
By Maryanne Peters

I am like that guy Hamlet. You know: “To be or not to be, that is the question”. I just could not make up my mind. I must have stood there on that cliff top for close to an hour. To be or not to be.

I had heard that the last guy who threw himself off “The Leap” had just driven there in his car with his girlfriend, ran up and over the barrier and he was gone. Dead on the rocks below within seconds. Too easy. But not me.

So along came Janet Downing. She came, and we talked. And I did not jump.

Sunny-02

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Sunny: The Hippie Chick

By Dawn Natelle

Reviewed and Edited by Eric

Chapter 2 is ready. And I am lucky enough to have Eric editing this story. He edited my earlier story, River, and as a benefit he lived in SF during this time. We hope to get a new chapter out each Saturday. My story Stone will also continue one or two chapters per week: Dawn

Chapter 2- Come together, right now

The Surgeon

The Surgeon
A Short Story
By Maryanne Peters

I know that I have an affliction. I am, after all, a man of science. A physician. A surgeon, and a good one. I know that my urges are abnormal, even aberrant. But urges, by their very nature, do not allow for control by logic.

Masina

Masina
A Short Story
By Maryanne Peters

He thought that she looked athletic. She was clearly the biggest woman in the room, but there was no belly on her. Her cocktail dress clung to her curves showing her perfect breasts and her ample but tight, butt. Her long dark hair hung down her back clipped away from her perfectly made up face by a single clip with a flower on it. She wore no jewellery. Her skin was golden. He was unsure of her ethnicity. The hair was straight and swung about her as she moved. She was a vision.

The Statue

The Statue
A Short Story
By Maryanne Peters

The development team had thought they were getting nowhere with Terry Adler. He had signed the non-circumvention agreement like all potential angel investors, and he had received the initial Information Memorandum, but he appeared disinterested at first. He still seemed like the best fit – savvy in software of this type, his own team of developers, past history of punting on good ideas and more money than anybody could dream of.

Levirate Bride

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Levirate Bride
A Short Story
By Maryanne Peters

“I am not telling you to do anything,” said Parviz. “I am just telling you what our traditions are. These traditions are designed to keep the family together.”

“I want that too, but I am not going to submit myself to mutilation.” I was upset, not just because the love of my life was barely a day buried, but because I faced trying to care for our son and daughter without him. And now this.

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