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The Last Holidays - Kindle eBook by Grover Young

Craig is one of Earth's bio-engineered soldiers in a war against an alien invasion. Unfortunately, when he uses his powers, he turns female. Now Halcyon has to deal with invaders and with Craig's girlfriend's preference for his female self! On top of that, Earth is losing the war.... There must be another way to deal with the conflict or the world will run out of holidays—forever!

The Last Holidays

Let the adventures begin!

As of today, entries are officially being accepted for the March 2016 contest, "On An Adventure!"

As a reminder, here is the original blog entry, including instructions on what the terms of contest entry and final prizes are. Y'all have two weeks to get your entries in, but with us utilizing the Kudos system for votes there is a minor advantage to posting earlier, though not as much as you might think! (Just look at the last contests' entries to see THAT!)

Grandpa's New Ride in The Hatbox

 

Grandpa's New Ride

by Katie Leone

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Grandpa has an old ride, ancient, a relic really; when he decides to change it for a new one, his grandson Scott jumps at the chance to join him at the auction. A fun sci-fi romp by one of BigCloset and DopplerPress's favorite authors.

Thank You Everyone

I am warmed by the response "Anita" has garnered in spite of my not posting correctly and not showing the teasers until after posting 14 chapters. It was fun taking a 19th Century tale and bringing it into the 21st. Hopefully, those familiar with the tale caught on after the 'set up'. Probably will work on something for the Cynthia Chronicles. Been kicking a few ideas around. Probably will have something to do with sapient raccoons and others whom we've met in the past.

Muse on a rampage? LOL

It's been a very productive week for me so far, four pieces posted in just under 43 hours.

I have no idea where the energy to write is coming from, I've been half-asleep for the last six hours; even coffee isn't helping much, I'll be having a nap in a moment. My muse, though, is apparently in high gear again, as noted by the postings coming fast and furious recently.

I don't think it's finished yet, either. I've got ideas for the next part of at least one story percolating, perhaps two. *giggles*

Need Some Help With A Story

I'm running into a problem with my Jessica Jade novel. She's a spin-off character from 'The Wildcats' books. I really could use some wise and sage advice on direction. I have some decisions that need to be made and I need help defining the book I want to write.

I have a lot down on paper which is not the problem. I need a plumber to help me with the flow.

If you have the time or the inclination, I could use some help.

Thanks,

LM

The Art Shall Continue Until Morale Improves

Big news, I just got my art commission from Avionetca on DeviantArt for the Adventures of the Twin Tails story and I'm so stoked I need to share it.

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If you like it and you'd like something similar, check her page out at https://avionetca.deviantart.com/

Status

Left convalescent center Sept 7 for new AFC home. No Internet.
Sept. 10 - Sept 13 - First hospitalization - pneumonia
Sept 18 - present - Second hospitalization for pneumonia, possible mini TIA.

Currently, have laptop and i-net in ICU will keep in touch as often as I can.

* Kisses Always *
Haylee V

Psyren's Redemption serial (significant reveal)

This week's serial part has a pretty significant reveal concerning Agent Van den Broeke for those of you who have been following the story.

Read Chapter Nine now to find out what it is.

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An update

I believe a few months back I mention I may be moving. Well I have. Last month I took two trips from Michigan to California. I'm going for my California drivers license today. So it will be official.

After tearing that hamstring a couple years back, winter and I do not agree. So I had to get to someplace warm.

Some exciting news. Well I hope so anyway.

Well, it's been a loooong time since I've revisited this story, but today, a thought went through my mind. Yes, I know. The thought had a short, lonely time going through my mind.

Anyway, I think I might have come up with a way to not only finish the story, but a way to possibly tie it into Luck Be A Lady!

Ambitious? You betcha, but It's bothered me for a long time that I left those stories just kinda dangling there. So! I've already begun a first draft of a continuation of Transformers Sort Of and will be working on tying it in to Luck Be A Lady.

Re-reading SEE

I am re-reading Somewhere Else Entirely by Penny Lane, and I can highly recommend it if you havent read it (or even if you have). Its a long story, so be prepared to get hooked for some time, though.

Here is a link:

https://bigclosetr.us/topshelf/book/24164/somewhere-else-ent...

Penny Lane. Thank you

I have been reading SEE (Somewhere Else Entirely)by Penny Lane. It is a very long serial (100+ chapters each long an well written.4 books)Unlike many stories of this quality it has not been taken down and offered for sale as have several I was in the middle of. That is good for my My resources are 0 at the moment.and I can't afford gum. let alone buying something online. Seriously do yourself a favor and read this story be prepared to be at it more than a week . Her other stories are equally high quality.If you have not discovered her.Good Times ahead!

Bonus posting

Moin, moin!

well between trips I've scored a bit of internet time so Girls on Film gets to see the light of day today.

In a mere handful of hours I'm off on my travels again - to sunny and snowy Austria for nine days of 'relaxing' after a fortnight of cycling and walking!

So enjoy this little interlude and hopefully next week you'll get a bonus posting of stuff.

take care
Gruss Gut!

Session 2 of Airship Lost

Hi all!

Session 2 of Airship Lost went off without a hitch last night. Expect Chapter 5 of Amaya and Akiko's adventures soon. I hope you all enjoy it as much as I enjoyed playing it. I also should be getting my artwork of Ichiro/Amaya/Akiko sometime this week from the talented Avionetca https://avionetca.deviantart.com/ , I'm really stoked with the sketch she showed me so I'm looking forward to sharing that with everyone.

The Celebration of War

It is confusing that such a high percentage of the stories here, and in new movies, and in video games seem to glorify war. Having seen a great deal of violence, these days I eschew any exposure to it. Having explored the works of many authors here, many of the earlier authors wrote sweet, winsome stories, but these days it all seems to be about killing one another.

It seems sad, so very sad.

A fair but honest beta reader wanted

Over the past month, I have been experiencing a brief opening in my prolong bout of depression of the past ten months. In that I have written four new poems and 18,000 words in a new and very dark project, which I have written two full chapters and working on the third one.

Patreon

Yes, I've started a patreon page. You can find it here:

https://www.patreon.com/DrBender

This means a few things and it doesn't mean a few things. What it DOESN'T mean is that I'm about to stop posting to Big Closet, or I'm about to limit free content. What is does mean is that I can value add by doing things like offering my stories in e-reader formats, collaborate with patrons and have my own discord. It also means that I will be editing and correcting publications, which will increase the quality of my work.

Unwritten Rules

First off, thank you to everyone who has read any of my book chapters
Second, I apologize that I'm slow at getting them completed
Three, if you're here then you may have read the first chapter of "Unwritten Rules", based on the screenplay “Rebekah Anne Bettencourt”.

Music influence: Aselin Debison “Sweet is the Melody”

River finally flowing again

I just posted River 37, for those of you following that story. We are nearing the end, and I am afraid that the twice weekly postings are over. I have barely started the next chapter, so it won't be out for another week. Eric, my super editor gets no blame for the delay. He had this finished and back to me last Friday but I did not post it that night.

Psyren's redemption, weekly superhero serial. Read for free now

Chapter Eight Part Two is now ready for your reading pleasure. Please take a moment to comment. It will be appreciated. My website does not require you to login and if you did want to login you could use your wordpress.com account or one of several social media accounts.

Apology and an Update

I wanted to let the readers of my stories know that I'm trying to write my next story part. It is taking me longer than I normally take as it involves some violence and abuse, two of the toughest things for me to type as I have to keep myself from getting to angry and frustrated at the characters.

New Gaby Stuff

Dressed to Kill, the next Gaby chapter is now posted.

Sorry but its likely to be another couple of weeks before the next posting as I'm away for most of the next fortnight.

Hopefully you'll get some holiday snaps from Nena, new Gaby chapter and who knows what else at that time.

bye for now

Mads

11th Sun Book Cover

Taking a break from the comic book to work on the book cover. It's the scene on Logan's Fun where 11 is getting off the elevator and seeing the inside of the station for the fist time. From the worm eye you can see her in her dress, as she looks at the atrium in the station for the first time.

I'm going for a juxtaposition between the mundane (girl in sun dress) and the fantastic (space station). Should look pretty fucking cool.

Fool Me Once

There is a definite way NOT to end a book.

Recently I purchased an e-book -- From Man to Woman by Lindy Smith on Amazon. It was a compelling story marred by typos and some continuity issues, but still worth spending considerable time reading, EXCEPT it stopped in the middle of nowhere. From the way it was written, to that point, I would estimate several chapters were missing.

Stories update

This is the first time I am writing about stories update about when I am going to put out a story. It is for I am behind on my schedule of what I want to put out. I know other people do not know the schedule but I do not want people to think that I have abandoned Becoming Sarah or put that story on the back burner.

It is I want to put out the rest of the first book at once. I will break them it up in parts in the posting, but I do want to get to the conclusion. The next time people read the story I want them to be able to go to the payout at the end if they want.

Thank you to all the readers and reviewers of Kappa Delta Girls on Amazon.

I just wanted to express my thanks to everyone that read or commented on my first story on Amazon called - Kappa Delta Girls.

It means a lot to me that people enjoy what I have written and that they take the time to comment. As with all authors, it is amazing how much positive feedback can encourage you to contribute more and to take satisfaction in what you are doing.
DD

The Twin Tails New Fiction

Hi all again!

I've got a new offering called Adventures of the Twin Tails posted now. It's the origin of my new character for the Divine Blood campaign plus our first session from her perspective. I've tried to be as accurate as possible but some of the events may me slightly embellished for the purposes of good storytelling when compared to the real session. Hope everyone enjoys.

Also, you can find out more about the session from another perspective by visiting my GM Thrythlind's blog here:

New Winnisimmet Tales story by me

A few days ago, I woke up with an idea for a story to be set in Winnisimmet, Massachusetts. I wanted it to be a Winnisimmet Tales story.

Because of that, I sent a fairly long message to efindumb giving a lot of information about the story I wanted to write.

I argued a bit with him, saying that I felt the story could be told without it interfering with a story he said he was about to write that would be similar. After some discussion, he asked me to send whatever I would put in the story to him. I felt that was fair, so I agreed.

Beta-reader with legal knowledge needed

I'm working on a story with a legal subplot now, an expansion of my story "Free" from the latest mixtape. One of the main characters was infected with slave nanites that changed him into a woman and made her imprint on the first person she saw (his partner; they were police officers trying to arrest a slaver) as her master. The psychologists and psychiatrists at the hospital recommend she be declared incompetent and be assigned a guardian.

Harriet Stow, actress, returns

Ridiculous though it sounds, my heart rate is raised as I write this. Quite frankly I'm suffering from author's nerves. After my first two novels about Harriet Stow, namely "The Might- Have-Been Girl" and then "All the World's a Stage", I took a few months off writing. However, Harriet and Reggie's story was not finished, so now I've embarked on Episode Three, "There is Nothing Like a Dame", thus publishing my first trilogy.

A New Story by Portia Bennett

I had to figuratively kick my muse in the ass and get to work on a story that I've been playing with for nearly a year. Fair warning, I'm sure this story is far more violent than most that I've written. It had to be for the story to work. I assure you it has a happy ending for those for whom it should. Anita is not a lady to mess with, but she does have her soft side. I would say this, don't piss her off. The story is 16 chapters long plus epilogue, and a bit less than 40,000 words.

Free Weekly serial on my website

Well now, it appears that chapter eight part one is up on my website.

Click here to read.

As usual, I request that if you do read it you take time to leave input. You don't have to login or register to comment and I won't ever share any information that my website stores.

My Favorite stories on here

my favorite stories on here include the Gaby Series by Maddie Bell, The Tammy Series By Shiraz, the Lyssa Kordenay Series by Snowfall, and the US Marshals Series by Wolfjess7.

For those interested - The Tammy Series by Shiraz and the US Marshals Series by Wolfjess7 intertwine with the Lyssa Kordenay Series.

Outlining Your Novel Workbook Software

I ran across this piece of Software last night, courtesy of Leila, and found it to be an invaluable tool towards making an author THINK about their work as they are designing it. This way, you make fewer mistakes and have more room to correct your initial start on the work before you ever get around to posting it.

It is called Outlining Your Novel Workbook by K.M. Weiland.

New Story/Universe

So I mentioned in my blog the other day that I was back to writing and trying something new.

Well I'm happy to say that I've currently finished the first two chapters in a story that's going to start a new universe for me. Its about normal, every day people getting powers from a solar event. I don't have all the specifics worked out but I know there will be non-gender flipped characters with powers as well.

I'm really excited about it. Hopefully I can have it up by the end of the month.

Looking for a story

I can't believe I can't remember the name of author of this one.

Character catches his wife unfaithful and leaves - changes to true self on the way and ends up in a small town by the sea. (something like Penistone?) Finds true love, lots of cats, inherits riches....

Yeah, I should know which one this is.

Thanks in advance.

Working on sequel

Per the MANY requests and PMs I've received since it posted just a few days ago, I've decided to extend Why Me? to a full-fledged serial. I've begun work on a second chapter and, if my muse remains cooperative, will finish it and send it for editing (along with a new chapter of Dawn) some time tomorrow. I have lost the work I'd already completed on Demons 3.2, so a rewrite is needed, delaying its posting a few days. Since I have no therapy on the weekends, I should be able to catch up, provided my health holds up and I have no further setbacks.

Haylee

Things Are Looking Up :)

My life has been utter shit as of late and because of that I haven't been happy with anything that I've been doing....whether its writing or just plain living. Thankfully I got a bit of a wake up call in the form of Adult Protective Services. I was accused of some nasty things toward my elderly great aunt I live with---all of them false and unfounded I might add. It was kinda scary though. There is a silver lining with it though.

Sooo...

Thanks to my guardian angel Andrea Lena the second chapter of 'Andi and Allie' will be posted today. The third will be upcoming hopefully this Sunday. I could not do this without Drea's amazing assistance and very patient effort. It seems that anything beyond an e-mail and such out paces my puter abilities. In an off handed compliment the big oxen of an Irishman I happen to keep company with simply states that puters are NOT a 'bab's' thing. I'm not sure whether I should feel warm and fuzzy or I should smack him. Such decisions!

Scheduled posting

I have a story currently being edited and will be posting the prologue as soon as it's finished being proofed, probably later today or early tomorrow. Work on Demons continues slowly, as the Journal has finished the proofreading phase and is ready to be published. The. song lyrics are complete as well, so only the chapter itself remains to be written and proofed. No work on Chronicles or Smoky Corners, as they are on my small netbook at home. Leila is still recovering and will be for awhile (please send her well wishes), so Mandela is on semi-permanent hiatus.

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