Fighting the Homm: part 15, final.

Chapter twenty nine: mopping up.

Even though the events of the last couple of weeks had made things a lot better, a slight feeling of uneasiness remained for Odyssa. Yes, so far peace seemed more secure, but they had not yet been everywhere to get the treaty signed. As a result she set off again with the Deara the two destroyers and Suha, who this time was accompanied by Kasu, in the Anagara, to investigate the farthest reaches of this universe. Two more Lizard communities signed the treaty and they were already asking themselves if they needed to turn around, when they were attacked by a small fleet of unknown ships. Both Kasu and Circe clouded their the squadron in protective spells, but the fire from the alien vessels took a lot of energy to ward off.

Five for Fifty

“No matter what happens … no matter whether or not you grant my wish … I just want to say how much I appreciate your friendship. You’ve been kind and patient and compassionate, helpful and honest and … most of all … been there when I’ve needed you. Thank you.”

Five for Fifty

by Maggie the Kitten

Fighting the Homm: part 14

Chapter twenty seven: the Lizard Amazons

Suha and Odyssa sparred every day from then on. At first it was only the human Amazons watching, but soon Taka, Gora and Zima watched too. It did not take long for Taka to ask if she could be taught as well. Odyssa, who was very satisfied with the quick learning of Suha, asked Suha, if she would mind doing some gentle exercises wit Taka, so that she could watch the differences in how her body moved by comparison to herself and Suha. Of course now everybody was interested. Suha was very gentle with Taka, who had great difficulty to adjust to the speed, with which Suha was now moving. Odyssa was watching Taka’s every move, mentally noting how Taka had a completely different body balance, which made it almost impossible for her to match Suha’s movements, but that was what she evidently thought she had to do. Odyssa stopped them.

Fighting the Homm: part 13

Chapter twenty five: the dawning of peace

Like all the other times before Odyssa awoke refreshed and full of drive. Elaria was refreshed, too and Circe, who had protected everyone with her spell just in case, was happy. Both kids were their usual self and so Gaia found a happy little family around her, when she finally woke up, too. Even though she had not recovered all of her strength it was obvious, that the planet was recovering fast. The flora had become abundant and so had the fauna. Gaia was wondering about that, as it had originally been Kronos, who had created the animal life. But when she looked outside more closely she saw Elaria in what could only be a conversation with some of the horses. She definitely saw understanding in the animals eyes, as Elaria was gently speaking to them. Gaia was fascinated. Who was this girl, whom Odyssa called Princess and her daughter?

Fighting the Homm: part 11

Chapter twenty one: offensive moves

Odyssa’s patience was not put to too hard a test. It only took the equivalent of four days to complete fitting the rest of Kan’s squadron as well as all of Odyssa’s remaining ships and fighters with everything necessary. Ara had called back another squadron for a refit and Odyssa had decided to wait to be able to meet another admiral before setting off again. Her intuition proved itself another time. She purposefully kept to the background, as Ara greeted the squadrons commanders and the admiral, only to find, that the first thing the admiral did was to challenge Ara’s authority. Dressed in just her Amazon suit and armour she slowly moved towards the group to listen more closely.

Fighting the Homm: part 10

Chapter nineteen: A squadron of Homm

After the experience of the attack on Elaria Odyssa was quite sure there would be another attempt of some sort. After Circe had recharged herself asleep in Odyssa’s arms she had cloaked the remaining ships, so that no one approaching could sense them one way or another. The ships remained close to the raided base and the ships Odyssa had wasted. LaSaDa rested on the Deara, as Odyssa had planned the same tactics as last time, if a force of Homm should come to investigate and possibly find some slaves. They’d go empty here, hopefully they would not attack Taka’s city first, but since there had been no Homm there and no slaves either, she hoped her trap would work. Noticing Homm approach, she would use the portal again to hide inside the damaged ship and then attack the Homm from there, once they had landed and got out of their ships. As soon as she had disabled a number of them, all ships would let loose on the remaining force with everything they had at full blast, while Odyssa would add her own fire from ground level.

Fighting the Homm: part 8

Chapter fifteen: more clean up.

The freed slaves had already been prepared for what was to come by Odyssa’s teams and the first batch was sent over to the Deara with the captured transport and its team of Amazons. But before Odyssa started on the healing she set more things in motion for her psychological warfare. She asked Sori to find out where the next pirate base was and then communicated with Kasu through Circe, telling her what she had in mind. The two destroyers should stay here as kind of show of force, in case the pirates came to find out why their base was silent.

The Call Of The Haven: Chapter 2

Ten days had passed since the coven had cast the spell that set the first layer of protection over the new town.

Cheyenne, with help from Pavanna and Veronica, had set up the basic frames for several houses around the central square. The houses would be forty feet wide, sitting on lots slightly more than sixty feet across, the differences would be due to what people desired.

Sister of my Heart

December 2017 Christmas Dreams Story Contest Entry

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Sister of my Heart

I am most assuredly back Dear Reader!
As promised, the snow has begun to fall once more and so must the lamp-lighters and narrators apply their trade.

Welcome to hopefully the first of many 'Narrator Fellow's Christmas Omnibus's!

December 2017 Christmas Dreams Story Contest Entry


This year, for sure!

December 2017 Christmas Dreams Story Contest Entry


This year, for sure!

Last year was a failure,
Summer was a bust,
Fall fell apart.
One last go!

He'll notice me this time or else!

December 2017 Christmas Dreams Story Contest Entry


The Call Of The Haven: Chapter 1

Cassandra's abilities in magic almost perfectly matched her business acumen, being mostly in the realm of organizing and running everything.

Tanisha's abilities were very much in the natural realm, primarily to do with plants, but she also had a fair knowledge of genetics. She put that to use once they had brought the seven vehicles to the new town and they had set up personal tents to give them a sense of privacy.

Christmas Dreams

December 2017 Christmas Dreams Story Contest Entry



When we are children, we often wish upon a star and hope our dreams come true. Do our dreams come true without any action from ourselves, or is it just a deep understanding that all will turn out as we wish?

The Call Of The Haven: Prologue

The cautions I've added are for the story as a whole. The ones for rape and violence are relevant to this part of the story.


Cassandra Jane Starshine led the six other women out of the woods into the waning light of a partly cloudy early winter afternoon.

Cat Six

December 2017 Christmas Dreams Story Contest Entry

A Christmas Short Story...

It was still a plain ordinary door. But, it was a door to people’s future that Scott would help by his commitment to work the way he had been taught, with integrity and selflessness. And that made it an advent door worth opening.

Cat Six -- A Christmas Dream Come True


Copyright © 2017 by AuP reviner

The Wish

Evan finds a well-trained K9 wandering the streets and decides to take care of him until the owner can be found. However, with each passing day Evan begins to feel ill and strange. Believing the symptoms are related to the dog, Evan tries to find the dog's owner and keep himself sane at the same time.

Day's Christmas ~ Part 1

December 2017 Christmas Dreams Story Contest Entry

A short interlude into Day’s evolving world.


Day’s Christmas

By Shauna

Copyright© 2017 Shauna
All Rights Reserved.
Splash collage courtesy of Dawn Natelle
(all image originals sourced from Creative Commons)

Cinders and Ash

When a fairy godmother takes a wrong turn, an angry young man gets swept up in his very own Cinderella story...but this isn't a dream that he'd wish would come true! (Inspired by artwork by Dov Sherman!)


Trick or Treat

A Halloween Princess, a Halloween witch, and a regular dad were walking down the street from house to house on Halloween. There were so many of these Halloween characters, moms, and dads out on the street as the sun was going down. It was a good thing that normally this was a quiet street, because the kids were running back and forth across from one side of the street to the next. They were trying to hit as many houses as they could before it got dark.

DMGC: The Department of Magical Gender Change

When magic spells are cast, some are very specific, but others are vague on the details. If a wizard changes a man into a lovely maiden, he might decide what the new woman looks like and how she's dressed. But what happens if the change is triggered by a magical object, or an ambiguously worded wish? Who determines what standard of beauty to use? Who determines what clothes she's wearing after the transformation and makes sure that it's color-coordinated? Who decides on her hair and makeup? Or imprints skills she may need for her new life? They are...the DMGC.

A whimsical and sexy romp with fairy magic gone awry and their frantic efforts to put things to rights!

Blue Moon - Worldwide Kindle Sale!


On the night of the Blue Moon, the Devil in Drag walks the Earth granting wishes and causing trouble.

Two young roommates deal with moonlight, music and magic in a gender-bending,
heart-stopping, romantic romp through Hollywood.

Blue Moon

Hellbound Dolls - Chapter 2

It must have been a demon who dreamed up a life regarded with male presumption. From the prescribed stoicism placed on a first born son, to the stifling collar of the school uniform, every moment was one of irritation. Yet I followed the path of least resistance, for no other reason than to lessen the blow. To conform was to evade conflict until such time as it was necessary.

Hellbound Dolls - Chapter 1

The store was sick under the fluorescent buzz. Dust caked with grease permeated the corners, and uneven spots spread across the linoleum. A pop song from childhood bled dry of bass fizzled from a speaker. Even for those such as ourselves this was slumming it, but the price could not be beat.

Hellbound Dolls


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The streets of Tokyo are home to many dangers, least of all the gangs who defend their territory with maximum prejudice. One such gang is the 'Hellbound Dolls', a gang whose members have been cursed with the hearts of women without the bodies to match. But what should happen when these girls learn of magic, and a greater evil that lives among them?

Hellbound Dolls

By Miranda Sparks

Abandoned Child Chapter 15 Final Chapter

Jessie was still recovering from her wounds. However, the doctor wasn’t ready to release her yet. She was still sharing the same room with her aunt. Her Aunt Mary was making progress with her recovery. Her doctor was thinking about releasing her in a few days. She was watching the news with her Aunt Mary yesterday afternoon, when the news caster spoke about the death of the President and Vice President of an MC under investigation in West Virginia were found dead.

Growing up transgendered-A Poem

When I was born I did not know who I was,

A life time of pain later I figured me out,

I could not throw the parts I did not like out, as they were part of me,

So I transformed them into something I could endure.

And so I learned to love myself, and be loved by others.

There is joy in life if you let yourself be who you were meant to be.

That is the real choice.

Requiem For A Lost Child

Forty years ago
A child was born
Into this world.

In all ways
With ten fingers
And toes.

No visible signs
Of a birth defect
Except one.

Only known
To the child.

Not a defect
As society understands
But a greater truth.

That burns
With the intensity
Of a white-hot flame.

Removing all doubt
In the child's mind.

She takes small steps
Within the safety
And privacy
Of the bathroom.

The Gingerbread House

It wasn’t that Natalie hated Christmas; she could never be that cynical. In the face of blinking lights, baubles, and ornate decoration she stared ahead, and traced the steps between her flat and the office. As far as she was concerned it was a day like any other.

Her hands balled in the pockets of her coat - one pressed against the phone, the other grabbing lint - while she pressed through the carols in the air. She smiled tightly, threw a dollar into a charity bucket without a thought for who they collected, and marched on. How could she begrudge them for trying to spread joy?

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Some things in life are so unbelievable we doubt if they actually happened or not,
Other things are so embarrassing that we wish they hadn't really happened,
and sometimes things fall into that awkward spot somewhere in the middle of those two extremes.
What can you do about it at the end of the day?

What can HANNAH do about it more importantly!

Events unfold including but not limited to:
John being trapped by a disappearing wall and Eris has a front-row seat to the creation of a universe.
Meanwhile some familiar familiar's get familiar with each other
(try saying that one three times fast),
and Hannah goes on a power-trip while wearing a long white silk nightgown!

Smoky Corners 3-NC: Aussie Dreams

OK, so I'm posting this two days early, but I wanted to do something special for a special person on (or at least near) her birthday. Besides, it's Pi Day, so...

Without further ado, I present:

Smoky Corners 3-NC: Aussie Dreams
(c) 2017
Haylee V

Reflections 1


A short story for Valentine`s day

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Authors Note: I posted this short story on Valentine`s day and I am not comfortable with the way it looks or reads. I have edited it and made changes to the story and have posted the new version under the title of Reflections 2. Thanks also to Erin for her advice when I was unsure how to proceed with the amendments.

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The mirror on the wall sees all and hides nothing.

Here he comes again he looks sad and seems to have lost his way and all interest in life.

The Weather Girl

This is a story I wrote some time ago. It's shorter than most. I hope you enjoy this short story.

The Weather Girl

Have you ever flipped through the local news stations just to find the one with the best looking anchors or weather person? For me, it is not so much about the content of the news, it is who I got to stare at for those forty-two minutes every morning while I get ready for work. I'm not strange or some weird stalker. It is the same reason why I choose female gaming characters. Personally, I would rather look at something pretty than a clunky, chunky, male.


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