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A Day Without Pain

A Day Without Pain

A Hatbox Short by Melanie E.

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"It's the least we can do."

That's what they had said when they had come into his hospital room, clipboards in hand and curious, though not unkind, looks in their eyes.

It was natural for those who were healthy to be curious about the dying after all, and that was exactly what he had been doing, slowly and agonizingly, for the last three years.

It had started out innocuously enough, with a twinge in his temple when he would stand up or turn his head too quickly. The twinge had turned to a spike, and the spike into a burning lance, piercing his head with every movement.

For years he had devoted his life to becoming one of the most promising young talents in the computer technology world.

He felt it somewhat ironic that he would die not being able to stand looking at a monitor for more than five minutes without a morphine drip in place.

Quest for the Silver Cleric

Quest for the Silver Cleric

 

by Dorothy Colleen

 

 

"When the Empire was in flower, the Weres came to fight. The Sea-folk were threatened, and The Dead ruled the night. The situation hopeless, the battle was as good as lost. Then the Silver Cleric came to save us, no matter what the cost.”

And when the troubles returned, the Sea-folk reached across time and space to find a very special person, someone both male and female, to find to rid this strange world of darkness, oppression and misery.

Danica finds herself in a strange world with new languages, cultures, personalities and challenges on a quest to find The Silver Cleric.

Ma Cherie Amour

Ma Cherie Amour

Ma

 

Cherie

 

Amour

 

Angela
 
Rasch

 

Lea and Zack are twins. They want to spend their last summer before college together, because Lea is going off to an all-girls college. Their mother finds the perfect job for them as nannies at a lake cottage, perfect except the woman is looking to hire two girls.

TransGenderElla

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An old fairy tale turned on it's head;

All transgenderella wants is to be herself and go to the ball, but her evil stepmother has other ideas. When Transgenderella stands her ground, insisting that it's time to come out, she is torn down and left crying in her room as her two stepsisters are whisked away to the palace. With the aid of her fairy not-quite God Mother, Transgenderella is transformed into the woman she always was, but is that enough to bring her happiness.


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Kaiser's X Blessing - Book One - Intro (Part III) Sun simkin452
Easy As Falling Off a Bike pt 3162 Sun Angharad
Looking for a new Andrej - part 2 Sun Alys Prince
Jennie's Potty-Training chapter 42 Sun babyjennie
The Italian Job - Part 7 Sat SamanthaMD
Wolverine vs. Voldemort Sat Jessie Ash
River - Chapter 10 Sat Dawn Natelle
Thundering Force: Chapter 09: “Battle Among the Clouds.” Sat Paul Cousins
Soulmate or Soldier, Chapter 9 Sat Elle_Jay
Debriefings 22 Sat The Rev. Anam Chara
Anyone For Tennis? Solo Christine Myr
Yep, I can fly (part 1) Sat Jessie Ash
Journeys West - Chapter 10 - Wagons Ho Sat Monica Rose
Amsterdamned Sat Commentator
Mercy Chapter 20 Fri Dorothy Colleen
Only one night Solo Sarah Goodwoman
Alexa B-Side: #18 - Bethany Fri Kris Traverse
Amadeus Irina ~ Part 25 Fri Shauna
I AM telling the truth! Solo Bru
The Wildcats - Chapter 22 Fri Leslie Moore
The Waitress : Chapter 4 : Her heroine Fri BrokenFox
Dreams of Dancing in the Sky -Part 2 Thu WolfJess7
Safe to Play Chapter 1 Thu Lilly85
A Friend in Need is a Friend in Deed -- Chp. 19 The Birthday... Thu AuPreviner
Charlotte, part 23 Thu Debbie V
Actions Have Consequences Vol 6: We are at an Understanding Thu Sarah Goodwoman
Our Daughter's Prom Date Solo Daphne Xu
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The Soul Beyond : 1 Thu BrokenFox
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A Piece of Paper (Part 5) Wed Alys
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Allie 5 Wed Dauphin
You are a Meany II :Like Uncle, Like Sissy Tue Sarah Goodwoman
Theresa's Trick Tue laylajade
The Lost Hope of Hope Chapter 1: My bully Tue N123
The Housemate Tue Brooke Erickson
Atalanta Continued: Reaching Home Chapter 4-5 Mon Katelyn
Destiny Solo Melanie Brown
Something In The Way Mon Miranda Sparks
Penny's World pt 11 Mon Sophie Jones
The Other Woman - Part One Mon Samantha Ann
Ginny's Story Chapter 11 Mon Karen Lockhart
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Curly Top Solo Dauphin
Young Titans: A World Too Small Sun Stickmaker
Sweet Dreams-67 Sun Bailey Summers
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A Longer War 70 Sun Cyclist
You Know you are Better than This Solo Sarah Goodwoman
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It shouldn't happen to a dog Solo Lindale
Too Much of a Goodyear Thing Solo Laika
The Mysterious Amanda Jenkins Look-alike Suit Solo vessica b
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Kaiser's X Blessing - Book One - Intro (Part III)

From the author of the Gun Princess Royale, the story of Caelem Desanto continues....


Intro – III.
– I –
(Caprice)

Through the sensorium-field emanating from the anklets I wore, my link to the Valkyrie hiding in Pocket Space, nestled within its gun-metal grey Sarcophagus, I was able to understand the situation on the rooftop courtyard long before opening the door.

Because of this, I knew that I was too late to spare him injury.

I could only hope that I wasn’t too late to save his life.

World Book Day - Celebrate with DopplerPress!

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Jennie's Potty-Training chapter 42

Synopsis. David is punished for what he did to Baby Jennie. Bonnie insists on making it up to the the sissy baby, and Baby Jennie finds she has some decisions to make.

Chapter 42. Decision Time.

The Italian Job - Part 7

The gentle knocking of the maid on the door eventually roused me from my slumbers.

I didn’t want to move so I shouted out,

“Please. Come back later.”

The knocking stopped and all was quiet once more apart from the muted traffic noise coming from the world outside the Hotel.

I relaxed back onto the bed and closed my eyes once more.

River - Chapter 10

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River

By Dawn Natelle

CHAPTER 10

Shortly after a traditional religious ceremony at the river had been a huge success, River and Wayne are running full tilt through the reservation towards the highway, where Moonie’s chicken hatchery stands. Two shotgun blasts had been heard, and one squeal from a wounded wolf.

Thundering Force: Chapter 09: “Battle Among the Clouds.”

Chapter Description: Chapter Nine: Padme is sent on a mission to Cloud City, Bespin, as Thor. Her mission is to find out why fuel shipments are not being sent to the Republic. But there is more than there seems in the city among the clouds. And Padme may find herself on the wrong side of a line she never wished to cross.

Debriefings 22

Debriefings
by
Anam Chara

Along life’s journey we each encounter those events where all that we know, all that we do, and all that we are may change. But even as we approach such events, we don’t always notice their markers until we look behind and see them for what they were.

One boy is about to learn that he has already passed such an event, and nothing will ever be quite the same…

Yep, I can fly (part 1)

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What if you could fly? You, know, be a kick-ass superhero whenever you want. That's what happened to college freshman Ned. Though, here's the catch--every time he uses his powers he turns into a woman. Still want to be that superhero?

Journeys West - Chapter 10 - Wagons Ho

Chapter 10 - Wagons Ho

By Marina Kelly and Monica Rose
Editor: Qmodo

The book was still on the table bedside the bed when they wheeled him back to his room. While he wasn't restricted to his room, considering that he was only an observation patient, Pat didn't feel like wandering around the hospital wearing only a drafty gown.

Amsterdamned

Visiting a foreign country is always exciting but it's a good idea to take precautions. Unfortunatley Terry and Felix didn't so they ended up

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Mercy Chapter 20

Mercy Chapter 20.

A couple of days later, Faith’s magic teacher asked her to come back after her last class of the day.

When she got to the magic building, she was shocked to see Richard standing beside her teacher.

“What’s going on?” she asked.

“I believe Richard here will be very useful when you face Brand.” Faith’s teacher said.

“Richard? How can you help?”

“Well, er .. Faith, my power - I can contact Brand and help him expel Vendetta.”

“That’s fantastic!”

Only one night

Only One Night

As always I want to thank everyone who has helped me become a better writer, who has edited my work and who has gave me encouragement. I also want to thank the people who has read my work, I know some it is still rough.

Alexa B-Side: #18 - Bethany

“I can’t believe how Danny and ma were fawning of that little fruitcake” Adam growled as he and Bethany made their way down Cedar Road on their way to Lefty’s Lakeside Grille. Adam had just come from a meeting with his mother and siblings with the family attorney. The estate of his father had been finalized and all that was left was for the papers to be signed. His mother had decided that it should be a family event, which when he got there he found out why.

Amadeus Irina ~ Part 25

A lonely young boy is torn between two worlds. Which will he choose—that of his father OR that of his mother?

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Amadeus Irina

By Shauna

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

Author’s Note:
 

Once again, thank you for all of the wonderful support and feedback! When I started this, little did I know I would actually be writing a Part 25—with no discernible end in sight!

I trust you won’t mind that it is a bit longer than normal! ;)

HUGS!
S

I AM telling the truth!

”I AM telling the truth.” Phil, my oldest son, repeated.

Between us on the table lay the very pretty and obviously very expensive silk dress that I had found in his closet and my 18 year old daughter said he had stolen from her closet.

The Waitress : Chapter 4 : Her heroine

 

The Waitress

 

Copyright© 2017 Anna Hurley (BrokenFox)
All Rights Reserved.

 

Synopsis: Alex is a young boy who wants to be a girl, but has hidden this from everyone around him. That is, until he is saved from a bully by an older girl, Jen, who makes him an amazing offer: Work with her as a waitress at her sister’s themed café!

Dreams of Dancing in the Sky -Part 2


Dreams of dancing in the Sky

Jordan Price was like most boys on New Holland. He dreamed of dancing in the sky like the Sky Dancers. To fly among the clouds under his own power. There is only one problem. Only women could be Sky Dancers, and Jordan was a boy. Then came the day that would all change

Safe to Play Chapter 1

It would seem that my life came crashing down on me on one fateful April evening. My sister Allison and I are walking home when I hear a squeal for help to the right of us. I may be a bit on the small side, but with my baseball bat in hand I head in that direction where I saw three boys beating up a girl and had her pants all the way off as if they were trying to force her into having sex with them.

A Friend in Need is a Friend in Deed -- Chp. 19 The Birthday Incident

I got to know Doug so quickly in fact that it felt like I knew him my whole life. Nothing seemed out of bounds, except my dark secret. And even there Doug got to know me better than I know myself. The real me.

A Friend in Need is a Friend in Deed


by
AuPreviner

Copyright © 2017 by AuP reviner

Charlotte, part 23

“Wake up!” I hear a voice shout, startling me out of my slumber.

“Huh?” I ask, blinking my eyes to try to focus them in the glare of the late August sun.

“We’ve still got plenty to do,” My husband says softly, waking me further with a gentle kiss before helping me lift my bikini-clad body off the sun lounger. “You know most 25 year olds DON’T spend their free time dozing off in the garden?”

Thanks, everyone but we're still broke

Author: 

Thanks everyone who helped out, we got out of a sticky situation and made it past our April goal. But we're still broke and there's more month left, so we're asking for people to help us out by starting our May pledge drive early. We had a total of about $5500 unusual (taxes) and unexpected (vehicle, office) expenses in April and we're tapped out.

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Actions Have Consequences Vol 6: We are at an Understanding

Actions Have Consequences Vol 6: We are at an Understanding

Author’s note: I would like to thank everyone who has helped me become a better writer. All the comments and suggestions really mean a lot to me. I know I still have a far way to go, but I will keep on working on bettering my writing. I could not do that without the support of others.

“You are such a bitch Doug and I love that about you!” Helen exclaimed.

Our Daughter's Prom Date


Our Daughter's Prom Date

By Daphne Xu

I'd just finished combing our daughter Cherry's hair, parting her hair on her left side, and now I stood back from her, hands on her shoulders. "You make a handsome, elegant picture," I told Cherry, with all the pride of a father. My wife, Brianna, was making the finishing touches on her hair, tucking it under to give it a light androgynous impression.

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