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 05: 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 04: 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 03: 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 02: 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 01: 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

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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.

Story 06: Help

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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 21

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Chapter 39
Lindsay noticed a group of teens coming right for them but ended up bypassing them and stopping at Miles and Reed. Both were immediately enveloped by two girls then all but dragged away by them as two other girls looked on shaking their heads. They didn't say anything to the others, just took their bags and walked away to their waiting cars.

Weddings and Reunions Part 19

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Chapter 35
The next day the guys had nothing planned and were left to do as they pleased, that is do it within reason. Rick went with Bryan and the ladies to pick up Pete and the seven younger boys. Pete was immediately engulfed in an embrace by Hannah getting laughs from the kids as he kissed back.

Weddings and Reunions Part 18

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Chapter 33
While the rest of the family was having their fun in England Katie and Alison were busy during the week dealing with their own lives. The appointment for the insemination was exactly as Katie had expected, lots of questions and odd looks and a few snide remarks. Alison had to put the nurses and receptionists who made them in their place over their harsh and insulting words after Katie nearly walked out in shame over the comments.

Weddings and Reunions Part 16

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Chapter 29
The next day saw the girls finally getting a chance to ride the horses. They were supposed to ride in the afternoon but the shopping trip sidetracked things. The six boys noticed that the girls were wearing something extra under their shirts and wisely kept their mouths shut about it. They could see it was an important event to them and they weren't about to upset Karen, Emma, or worse- Jaimie.

Weddings and Reunions Part 14

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Chapter 25
The following morning the family went their separate ways. David, Emma, Jaimie, Miles, Cat, JD, Ethan, Nichole, Nigel, Karen, and Nigel Jr. made the trip north with Ophelia and Reardon while Bradford stayed behind in London for Michael's interview. John was stern in his warnings to JD and Cat but both got the message and neither wanted to anger their parents or grandparents.

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 asked me already the first night here to marry you, you don't need to ask again. 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 official 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 pled guilty and accepted 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 8

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Chapter 13
The excitement that Shaw's attempted kidnapping caused thankfully didn't reach the younger kids particularly Virgil, Daisy, and Faith. It was impossible to keep it from Al, Amy, Kyle, or Stephanie as their parents were unusually vigilant that day and the four demanded an explanation from their parents when they met up that afternoon.

Weddings and Reunions Part 7

Author's note: the issues with the Connors happened back in "True Friends and Family" while Pete being all alone happened during "Heading East- Mark" or "Heading East- Jones Family". Shaw won't appear again, and the girls will be leaving soon.

Weddings and Reunions Part 6

Author's note: the plot gets confusing, sorry. Some things were done without my consent and I was stuck with two characters I never wanted and needed a way to get them out while helping develop another. If you don't like the Katie story there is a lot more coming involving the other parts of the wedding party. Stick it out, don't read about the girls, they won't be around for long.

Weddings and Reunions Part 5

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Chapter 7
Katie was unsure how to respond from this ghost from her past suddenly appearing in front of her and her girlfriend. She had tried hard to disassociate herself from everyone she knew except her parents, Louis and Tamara Reagan. Even though it had been 19 years since they had seen each other Melanie saw right through the changes to herself and confronted her head-on as she always did.

Weddings and Reunions Part 2

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Chapter 1
It was late June at the Smith estate in Barnstead, Lincolnshire, England. The bags were packed and the maids were given a staggered two weeks off so each could enjoy a week of holiday. It was an extremely rare treat for all as it meant little normal work to do without the family present and what was left was simple dusting and regularly scheduled cleaning

Weddings and Reunions Part 1

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This is a mashup of three stories into one longer story. Like the previous series it will be one longer story but converging and diverging as the story moves along. Katie Benson was given a background based upon the recommendation of T.J. and was referenced a couple of times in the past but never directly named. Eve and Sydney were created by Mario Cawhern and used with full permission

Book 13: Weddings and Reunions

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The time has finally come for the twins to wed each other's best friend. Lord and Lady Smith get to finally meet the large family and all of the colorful members. It isn't all sweet and sentimental as the two newest members of the family have a crisis due to an old enemy while family issues plague four more members of the family. A new friend may be more than just a friend to John, Melanie, Paul, and Willie while her connection to another is solidified. And of course, David learns the truth about Emma.

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.

Starting Anew Part 16

Victoria's goons make their move. The tweens have their date with the usual first-date issues. The boys have an impromptu sleepover much to Paul's delight. Oscar must take a stand regarding Al. Zeke makes a bold move for the benefit of the family.

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