Winnisimmet Tales

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.

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.

Starting Anew Part 15

Amy and Donald have their much anticipated psych evaluations. The last connections to Tom are severed. Gabby and Amanda have double-dates. Zeke and John bring dire warnings to Gabby. An important question is asked while Amanda experiences the family firsthand.

Starting Anew Part 14

Al meets Amanda and lives up to her word by trying dancing. Amanda gets a special offer from Gabby. Al suffers her first true taste of bigotry. Kyle's situation causes drastic measures to be taken by members of the family.

Starting Anew Part 13

Zeke and Gabby finally date.Al gets a sad experience regarding being transgender. Tom finally strikes back against Michael and Reed. Michael accepts trouble and gets surprising support.

Starting Anew Part 12

Amelia appears before the judge while Amy hosts the younger girls for a sleepover. Al is forced to follow through on her promise. Gabby buys something that leads to an uncomfortable conversation with her kids.

Starting Anew Part 11

Zeke has his say and it ain't pretty. Gabby and the kids get a shocking surprise. Amy and the girls have their second sleepover as Donald gets to see loving dads. More trouble is brewing with Amelia.

Starting Anew Part 10

Gabby has a day out the ladies. Amy has trouble at the mall. Tom makes his presence known. Background on Anne, Mike, and George's mom. Trouble brews at the courthouse.

Starting Anew Part 9

Amy finally meets Ms. Lincoln and all get surprises from it. Al has an inner crisis about being a girl. The girls finally have their sleepover with the usual fun The guys have a day out but trouble brews.

Starting Anew Part 7

Watch the Lees get their just desserts! Watch Madame Pavlova experience something she hasn't before- girls unafraid of her! Watch the girls experience love at the school dance! And watch Gabby and Margo see the girls show true friendship!

Starting Anew Part 6

Amy has a confrontation but may have a new friend. The Lees get arraigned and have a big shock. The Phillips family see just how terrible things really were for Amy and help to nail the Lees. Pavlova is in for some fun- Finn style.

Starting Anew Part 2

Amy gets to tell people what really happened to her then bonds with Stephanie, Al, and Gabby. Valerie has a meeting with Amy and starts planning their response to the Lees' abuse.

Starting Anew Part 1

First he broke up with his girlfriend. Then he comes to school with bruises. Now he has a broken arm. Something is off about Donald but what the truth reveals is worse than anyone could have thought.

Book 12: Starting Anew

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Amy and Donald Lee are new to Winnisimmet. Both have had a rough go so far. Amy is a talented dancer who is forced to compete in beauty pageants by her mom while Donald is constantly berated by his father for not being a the man he envisions Donald to be. All of this comes to an end when Amy runs away and Donald endures abuse to reveal her location. What the Lees never counted on was Donald being part of the one group you never want to anger- the Finns.

Family Part 5

The Smiths find lost treasures while Nichole and Ophelia bond. The Smiths start to understand their guests more than ever as tough talks and minor slip-ups occur. And most of the group heads to a football match with expected results.

Family Part 4

The group splits up as one goes to Lincoln and the other to York. Later the combined group visits London. Michael gets a job offer and shows his caring side while David departs and his tryst is revealed to Lilly. And some more fun with Camille!

Family Part 3

David and Emma grow closer. The males head out for David's presentation while the females and Nigel Jr. have tea with friends. Michael shows he isn't just an average teen. And some more antics by Camille.

Family Part 2

A formal dinner is held with the family turning heads for all the right reasons. David and Emma grow closer. Jessica's birthday is celebrated and the kids and teens get a big surprise from their parents.

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