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Marley for the Win Part 10

“Geeze, this show is kind of lame, there’s no action, no guns, no giant robots, it’s just people talking,” Mike said. From his position in the reclining chair.

Marley for the Win Part 9

Returning to school is never fun, especially after the weekend that Marley had. At least he got to relax most of Sunday after doing some homework and getting a short ride. His morning classes had flown by and now Marley sat down to lunch with his friends. Bent Fork School was small, the middle school was attached to the High School and shared most of the same facilities, including the cafeteria. The 7th graders were all eating now and there were less than 40 of them. Small classes like these tended to be tighter, everyone knows everyone, but social groups still form.

Marley for the Win Part 8

Marley for the Win Part 8

Paul’s thoughts were suddenly thrust to his past. We never did it, I mean not that I didn’t try, there was that one time we kissed but it ended awkwardly. Everything makes so much more sense now, he thought. “So that’s why we never could get things going,” he said.

“Not that you didn’t try, how many times did I have to slap your hand away from my…” Lisa said.

“That’s not fair you led me on,” Paul laughed.

“When did being friendly and spending time together becoming leading someone on?” Lisa asked.

Marley for the Win Part 7

Marley in his sister's clothes
Marley and his Mom walked across the school parking lot and across the school’s front lawn until they reached a bench, Lisa double checked to make sure no one was around then said, “OK, so Marley, I’m going to ask you something, why do you want to go to dinner with Paul and his family so bad?”

Marley for the Win Part 6

FLASHBACK: April 3rd 2001

“Come on here we go, another bite, yum yum yum,” Lisa May snuck the spoon into her daughter’s mouth. “Come on little Annie, you’ve got to eat these yummy carrots.” Little Annie was not amused as orange goop ran out of her mouth, she swung her little arms in anger and gave a look that could melt ice. “OK, I get it, not your favorite,” Lisa laughed.

The door opened and Tom May walked in, dirty from head to toe in coal dust, he dropped his lunch bucket on the counter and dropped heavily into a seat. “What’s for supper?” he asked.

Marley For the Win Part 4

Marley for the Win Part 4

With numbers pinned and hugs all taken care of the May family entered the starting area right when the announcer called for the junior girls. “OK, you too, best of luck,” Lisa said as she rejoined the other parents around the starting area. Ann and Marley stood silently and tried to hide their nervousness as the other racers all filtered up to the line.

“Hey you guys, Marley and Ann?” an older girl said wearing a BikeTech jersey.

“Yeap, that’s us,” Ann replied.

Marley for the Win

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Marley is shy 13 year old boy who likes to race bikes. When car problems make him miss his first race, his sister and Mom take extraordinary measures to make sure he gets a chance to compete, even if it means racing against the girls.

Marley for the Win Part 3

Marley for the Win Part 3

Marley in his sisters old kit.

Marley paused before turning the corner and entering the busy downstairs bathroom corridor again. He was losing his nerve, he was feeling a bit dizzy and grabbed a railing along the wall. Marley was a shy boy, he didn’t like drawing attention to himself, and he had always harbored a great fear of humiliation. “I can’t do this,” he said and turned around to head back up and get out of this ridiculous costume.

Marley for the Win Part 2

Marley For the Win Part 2

Lisa and Ann both stepped back and looked at Marley then looked at each other. They had never really thought about it but with his longer hair it wouldn’t be that big of a stretch for him to look like a girl. He was 13, but his body hadn’t really changed from puberty, even his voice hadn’t changed.

“It’s the clothes,” his sister said, “That black jersey isn’t going to work, we’re going to have to change it.” Lisa nodded and crossed her arms, then looked into the back of the van.

“I guess it’s still in there,” Lisa said.

Bloody Hills!

My cycling group did a thirty miler, which seemed to be forever climbing hills today - not hard in Dorset, place is full of them, 'delightful rolling countryside' say the visitors. They don't usually try to ride up them.

I am totally cream crackered, as the Cockney's would say. However, I have finished a complete story for the gabycon next weekend (8.5k words)which I will post here after it's been up on Maddy's site.

Cycling Curiosity

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My spouse and I were out walking our dog a couple of days ago. As we approached an intersection, a cyclist rode up on the opposite side of the street, stopped, and promptly fell over (fortunately onto some grass). She said that she was alright and had forgotten that her shoes were attached to the pedals. I know about tow clipless pedals.

Rough Waters 3 - 'Truth Be Known'


Notes of a Journey Trilogy
Book 2
Rough Waters

Chapter 3 - 'Q & A'

A Gaby FanFic by PB

Mum and Dad learn the details of the American trip
A birthday party is planned

All Things Denied 20 - 'Homeroom'

Notes of a Journey Trilogy
Book 1
All Things Denied

Chapter 20 - 'Homeroom'

A Gaby FanFic by PB

It's the last days of the British students' stay in Grottoes,
and Gaby has a statement to make!

All Things Denied 18 - 'Comfort Zone'

Notes of a Journey Trilogy
Book 1
All Things Denied

Chapter 18 - 'Comfort Zone'

A Gaby FanFic by PB

Gaby's back in her element, on a bicycle, and she has a few moves to show the pros!

All Things Denied 17 - 'The Drive'

Notes of a Journey Trilogy
Book 1
All Things Denied

Chapter 17 - 'The Drive'

A Gaby FanFic by PB

A long drive to Atlanta gives Gaby a chance to become more friendly with Erin

All Things Denied 14 - 'Cheer Competition'

Notes of a Journey Trilogy
Book 1
All Things Denied

Chapter 14 - 'Cheer Competition'

A Gaby FanFic by PB

It's time for the cheerleading competition; emotions are running high!
Revised from the original

All Things Denied 13 - 'Guests'

Notes of a Journey Trilogy
Book 1
All Things Denied

Chapter 13 - 'Guests'

A Gaby FanFic by PB

A horse is a horse, of course, but sometimes it's a girl's best friend

All Things Denied 11 - 'The Invitation'

Notes of a Journey Trilogy
Book 1
All Things Denied

Chapter 11 - 'The Invitation'

A Gaby FanFic by PB

More riding! On bicycles, this time!

All Things Denied 8 - 'Saturday'

Notes of a Journey Trilogy
Book 1
All Things Denied

Chapter 8 - 'Saturday'

A Gaby FanFic by PB

Gaby & Maddy & Sam - What is Maddy playing at, and what will she tell Gaby?

Easy As Falling Off A Bike pt 195

Without looking back, I was squirting WD40 down inside my cable covers, I said, "Hi Des." I continued bent over my bike.

"The view from here is terrific."

"Ha bloody ha. Does my bum look big in this then?" I jibed back, still playing with my gear and brake cables.

"No it looks absolutely perfect."

Easy As Falling Off A Bike pt 191

We walked up to the front door and Tom pushed the bell button, a ding dong chime sounded in the hallway behind the door, I felt quite sick. I kept thinking, the police have to do this sort of thing quite regularly - which probably explains why they're all so bitter and twisted when it comes to dealing with motorists, passing on the grief.

Easy As Falling Off A Bike.
by Angharad.
part 191.

Easy As Falling Off A Bike pt 177

I'm not as fit as I might be, but I wasn't in too bad a condition, so winding my way between traffic and pedestrians shouldn't prove too challenging. I hadn't counted on a pedestrian with a brain smaller than an amoeba's testicle.

Easy As Falling Off A Bike.
by Angharad.
part 177.

Easy As Falling Off A Bike pt 176

"You realise how embarrassing this could be for your fiance?"

"What, when he sues you?" I felt so angry.

"I like you Charlie, you've got balls! Oh dear I shouldn't have said that, now you won't like me."

"Go to hell." I suggested very loudly.

"No, I think that's where you're going to go tomorrow if you don't talk to me."

Easy As Falling Off A Bike.
by:Wassername.

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