Winnisimmet Tales

Finding Daisy Parts 9 to 13- Finale

If 22,000 words is too long too bad. I spent hours trying to rewrite this to make it better because people didn't like it the least you can do is read it without complaining about the length.

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Finding Daisy Part 7

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Chapter 18
The girls took the news well but Leslie and Valerie were still concerned about Daisy's future. They needed those DNA test results and fast. Without them, Daisy may not get her surgery and both knew she might do harm to herself if that happened. It was a matter of life and death.

Finding Daisy Part 6

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Chapter 15
With so many coming over Lilly went over to the Finn home early she could help with the cooking. Daisy slept in, Miles pointed out that it wasn't right to subject her to the scrutiny of the other teens, their parents, and the teachers yet. He had a point, he himself kept his distance from her to let her get used to the others as he wasn't sure what to think about her himself.

Finding Daisy Part 4

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Chapter 8
Leslie sounded seriously disturbed when she called Anne after Dale's exam. Anne didn't expect her to call her at all, but this sounded serious. Anne rushed over to Leslie's apartment as fast as she could., hoping that whatever was going on wasn't serious.

Finding Daisy Part 3

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Chapter 5
Dale was quiet after dinner. He fell asleep fast and huddled into a ball at the foot of the bed like a dog instead of a child. It was heartbreaking seeing this, he had a large full-size bed to himself yet he couldn't bring himself to sleep in the middle as any sensible person would do.

Finding Daisy Part 2

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Special thanks to Snowfall for the suggestion about using Grammarly

Chapter 3
Anne called Leslie Finn early Saturday morning to tell her that she was needed. Leslie knew this wasn't your normal situation or a social call. Despite being friends with her sister-in-law Leslie and Anne weren't really that close.

Finding Daisy Part 1

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This is a rewrite of a story released in December 2015

Prologue
It's just after 7 AM on a brisk November morning and a bus pulls into a bay at the South Station Bus Terminal in downtown Boston. Everyone gets off the bus except one. Still remaining in a seat in the back of the bus is a little child, barely older than 4 years old, looking around scared and unsure what to do now.

Help Part 7 of 7- Finale

It's the James' time to shine as the lives of Trinity, Alison, and Katie are impacted by social services. Trinity endures emotional turmoil while Katie and Alison face their lives being ruined. A battle of truths, conspiracies, and personal vendettas are on display for the courts with everyone coming out feeling dirty

Help Part 6 of 7

The fallout from the assault on Trinity sends shockwaves as well as stirring up trouble. Trinity has her first official dance class and starts to win the hearts and minds of the girls in her classes. Polly begins to make inroads in multiple ways and may help someone without knowing it.

Help Part 4 of 7

Polly has to confront her past actions as the girls finally see her face to face. Trina learns a hard lesson about accepting people. Trinity begs Alison and Katie to adopt her. Polly endures the teen girls helping then deals with just how terrible people are towards Trinity

Story 5: Family

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The Smith family have been English aristocracy for centuries. They have enjoyed wealth and prosperity but have started to change as the newest members show them just how different the world is nowadays. A visit from relatives of the newest Smiths brings their views to a new level and shows them that family is more than just titles, sometimes it is doing things for ones you love.

Story 4: Heading East- The Jones Family

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Michael Jones found out that he had a nephew and distant cousin in Winnisimmet, Massachusetts and wants to get to know them. He is given a shot at a promotion and brings his small family east to stay with the Finns while awaiting a life changing interview. What was supposed to be a vacation turns into a discovery of long lost relatives and buried feelings that were simmering for years.

See what it is like for "normal" people to join in on the Finn Family "fun" and its impact on them.

Story 3: Outside Looking In

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Iris Donaldson has always been on the outer rim of the Finns. She was friends with the girls but she didn't feel like part of them. That all changed when she has to flea for her life.

Rachel Murphy is a bully. She is hated by everyone in school. But when a matter of life and death comes, will she stand up for what is right?

Story 2: Heading East- Mark

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Mark Sylvester was a key figure in John Finn becoming Jaimie McKinnon's adoptive father. From the ashes of John's stunning court victory Mark's life has been nothing but trouble. When tragedy strikes he finally has to get away, away to the one group who can understand his need to help others and ensure that the innocents are protected.

Story 1: Heading East- Toro Family

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Miguel Toro knows the Finn Family through his work with John. Seeing a chance to sign with a team that is close to people he respects Miguel brings his sister and niece east. What happens changes the lives of the Toros and brings new members into the Finn Family

Help Part 1 of 7

Trinity's father unexpectedly passes away leaving her all alone with nobody willing to take her in. Alison and Katie have to step up and help the little girl who has known nothing but pain and suffering for months. Katie goes from teacher to mother months before she is ready for the role.

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Trinity Palmer and Pauline "Polly" Cook are in trouble. The two must adjust to life with people they respected, admired, and in one case tormented. How those people react and what they do will change the lives of both Polly and Trinity forever.

Set immediately after the ending of "Weddings and Reunions"

Road Phantoms - Chapter 02

 

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  At anytime over a million trucks are professionally driven on the highways and by-ways of America. Carrying everything from acid to yachts. Not all loads are so innocuous. Some are precious and some are out-right lethal. For loads that are deemed dangerous or valuable to be referred to as High-Security, special trucks are used. Trucks that look so normal, one would never guess it from any other. Trucks that run in secret, apart from their company, called Ghost Fleets. Others have no markings at all, and are specially modified. One such company that specializes in High-Security Loads; Phantom Lines....

 

Weddings and Reunions Part 22- Finale!

The families adjust to the new situation in the neighborhood. Alison and Katie finally wed and have a big announcement of their own. The kids return to school and have the dreaded showdown with Ms. May. Katie has to get used to being a teacher again.

Weddings and Reunions Part 21

Lindsay, Willow, and Tyler meet their mom's family and the Finns. Willow and Tyler do exactly what was expected of them and make three kids very happy. Lindsay finally hears the truth of the family she thought she knew.

Lots of rehashed backstory so ignore much of it if you don't want to reread it.

Weddings and Reunions Part 18

The families back in Winnisimmet deal with some issues before heading to England. Katie has to make a tough phone call. Juanita deals with her and Zoe's relationship. Addison sees the Finn ladies in a whole new light.

Weddings and Reunions Part 17

The real Part 17 of Weddings and Reunions. What happened while the Peterson family members were on their own side trip to confront Emma's family. And later planning is underway for the next two days. Oh and someone makes a big mistake.

Weddings and Reunions Part 16

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Author's note: rereading the saga from the start and I never delved into Jaimie pre-accident. Well this deals with it. It has been a LONG time since I featured Jaimie's issues but some issues were left unresolved. There should be approximately six, maybe seven more chapters of the story plus the epilogue, so it's the home stretch.

Weddings and Reunions Part 14

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Author's note: This story is wearing me down so I'll try to post it as often as I can even if it means splitting the story parts down to individual chapters of about 3,400 words in length. Sorry for those who like longer parts, but I just don't have the mental energy to do longer editions at this time.

Weddings and Reunions Part 13.5

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Chapter 24
Dinner was pleasant as the group discussed their plans for the next day. The morning would be spent at Westminster and the sites there. John took the group who had visited the sites already to visit the Churchill War Rooms then across the river to the London Dungeon thrill ride/exhibits.

Weddings and Reunions Part 13

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For Sammi, Jessie, and Snowfall.

Chapter 23
The drive back from the cemetery was in silence. Nigel hugged the four as they dropped off Hannah and Pete at their new home then drove on to drop off Paige and Bryan at their now seemingly empty home. Both Bryan and Pete carried their new brides over the threshold after opening their respective front doors, with Bryan getting cheers from Lupe, Reyna, Thomas, Rick, Al, Richard, and Olivia who came out to see the sight.

Weddings and Reunions Part 12

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Chapter 21
The family eagerly waited for Danielle to answer, she just hugged him and told him sharply “you don't need to ask that, all you have to ask is if I want to make things official. Yes I'll marry you.” Junior, William, Amanda, Beth, Ben, Francesca, and Benny hugged leaving the others to just smile and get back to what they were doing leaving the Kellys alone to celebrate their union.

Weddings and Reunions Part 10

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Chapter 17
The following morning the six gropers who attacked the Reyna, Sam, Iris, and Rachel at the game were forced to plead guilty and accept immediate punishment from the courts. They were sentenced to three years in prison, fined $100,000, and forced to register as sex offenders. They were also expelled from their colleges and told never to return to their homes by their families due to the shame they had brought upon themselves.

Weddings and Reunions Part 9

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Chapter 15
The next morning was a flurry of activity as the family was stretched thin across multiple locations as one group went up to Endicott, one went to Boston to enjoy the activities there, and another went to the baseball game then on to view the fireworks on the Charles River from Miguel's condo. Ricardo and Alex kept themselves apart from the others making for some awkward planning with Valerie, Melanie, Leslie, and Sarah but they made it work.

Weddings and Reunions Part 8

The fallout from Shaw's arrest. A custody hearing for the girls. The Hays family head north. Emma and the girls plan the bachelorette party. Sean and the guys plan the bachelor party.

Weddings and Reunions Part 6

They saved Eve and Sydney from a horrible existence but the girls' past comes to haunt them. Katie is forced to be part of the family and finally experiences what being family is all about. And the wedding plans kick into high gear with Katie being forced to take part in the whole process.

Weddings and Reunions Part 5

Katie comes face to face with the past that she tried desperately to get away from. Katie's return causes the family to do some heavy thinking and talking. Louis is confronted regarding Katie.

Weddings and Reunions Part 4

Emma is forced to go shopping, bonds with Deborah, and endures a summons from Victoria and Jorge. Ophelia sees the real Cat opening up and experiences fun at the beach with the kids.

Weddings and Reunions Part 3

The Smiths have a tough meeting with a dignitary, get schooled in the art of John's teaching, then see the youngest kids at their most normal while Cat is away. The secret behind Cat is revealed and what was known isn't entirely the truth.

Weddings and Reunions Part 2

Emma and the Smiths fly to Boston for the wedding. David has a tough question to ask of Emma. The Smiths get to finally meet the infamous Cat and see her in action. Karen has one more surprise for the family.

For A Friend

Some events transcend time, others impact families for decades to come. When a chance encounter with a prostitute results in a special friendship one man has to suffer the consequences...especially when this prostitute isn't entirely as she seems. Add in a jealous suitor and classic bigotry and you have yourself a heap of trouble- but some people are worth it.

This is intended to be an origin story for "Winnisimmet Tales" but is also a stand-alone story in its own rite. You don't have to have read any of the previous Winnisimmet Tales to read and appreciate the story.

Starting Anew Part 17- Finale

Lots of loose ends are tied up. Victoria tries to intimidate John but gets the shock of her life. Some tough choices are made but there may be some redemption for one troubled person.

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