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Molly

2018-07 BCTS July Staycation Story Contest

A special thank you to Penny Lane for suggesting a shorter story. This is a semi-prequel to a longer story that was what I was originally going to submit to the contest.

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He was just over eight-years-old and stuck at home for his summer vacation. All alone in his big home, without any parents or guardians. It was normal for him, but this time something in him changed.

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Sorry for the early posting of my next story part, but I wanted to focus on doing some research for my next story....OK fine I wanted to watch the pro wrestling event tonight since it has multiple moves and reactions that I want to utilize in my story that I am having trouble visualizing. The "beauty and the beast" match among two women is of particular interest as it's very similar to what I was going to have for my main character's final match before he is forced to retire due to injury.

Hidden Inside Part 2

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This is the last part that was written before I decided to write "Molly" but is also where I chose to take the story in a new direction from the "Staycation" contest story idea. The whole "backstory dump" was in the last part was because of the contest, the next part is will be less backstory and more storyline.

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Toby Jones was the town outcast. The unwanted grandson of two retirees, he was left all alone most days allowing him to explore his hometown. When his grandparents win a free trip, he has to move in with his neighbors for the month. What was supposed to be a simple stay at home vacation for him turned into a life altering time for him as he experiences new things that he had always dreamed of.

Apologies for rush job...

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I have to apologize to all for submitting an incomplete story. I tried to be a little coy and clever with "Molly" but instead of fleshing out being the shocking reveal it left people confused. It's understandable, I should have made things clearer. I wanted my story to be both a solo story but also act as a setup for the longer story that actually inspired it. My best intentions went astray and instead of a brief setup to make the larger story make more sense, I left more questions than answers.

Books worth reading again and again...

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I'm trying to read to get my mind settled before I try to write again. It's something I try to do each time between series and thanks to the amount of stories that I have written it takes about four weeks to reread my own stories before I can get back into the frame of mind to write. That is what I usually do, but this time I didn't stop there and started to reread the books that I had read before I started writing on my own. I haven't read them in three years but I saw why I liked them the first time.

Family Found Part 16- finale

The finale of this story also beckons the finale of the Winnisimmet Tales stories. As much as I want to continue, I can't. Trying to write more with these characters has gotten too hard and keeping track of the number of characters, their jobs, their children, their parents, their origin stories has become more of a chore than it is worth. I loved the core group and want the best for them, but the passion has gone.

Family Found Part 15

The children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren of Brent and Catherine Finn assemble to meet their newest family member. All of the kids introduced had some mention in "...You Are Cordially Invited To An Epilog" as that was the default epilog for Generation 1 stories.

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Family Found Part 14

Sorry for the one-off drama, but it felt right to catch up with a person who is technically related to them but in no way considers any of them family. If you aren't aware of who she is, check out "Rivals" for her story.

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Family Found Part 13

The story is dwindling down so there are three parts left after this. This is a direct tie-in to the epilog of "...You Are Cordially Invited" so the kids aren't new, just given names to match their short backstory.

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Story and parting

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I complained that the passion for writing isn't there and have to force myself to push a story out. I wasn't kidding, it has taken me three times as long to write my current story and has caused me to lose sleep and suffer mental and physical strain.

I know, I should walk away and rest. I can't. My anxiety forces me to finish what I started regardless of whether I want to or not. That means late nights and finding myself sleeping during the day.

Family Found Part 12

Sorry if the Hugh stuff is boring, I wanted to feature someone who had family but who was overlooked and mistreated by everyone except his parents. It's no as compelling as other stories but I thought best to include something more.

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Family Found Part 11

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Maxwell made for a tough night for Hannah and Pete but thankfully he didn't awaken Matilda and Archie from their slumber. He was fussy in the morning until he heard the girls coming down to eat. It was as if hearing Anne and Elise's voices made him happy, which Hannah could understand since he seemed to like them the most out of anyone.

unofficial rules

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If it's not run by a few, if it's not grammatically perfect, if it doesn't meet the unwritten rules of being perfect to one country's way of speaking, don't post it.

Got it. No more posting. Final story parts coming in the new few days because none of what I write fits the unofficial rules for this site. Sorry. Don't bother offering encouragement, it's not wanted.

Family Found Part 7

There's a lot of people at the hearing but the ones who are there but never speak are Christina, Miles, Jenna, George, Ethan, Melinda, Nichole, Joshua, David, Emma, Nigel, Nigel Jr, Karen, the elder Ophelia and Bradford, Reggie, Agnes, Imogen, Layla, Thea, Sienna, Poppy, Clyde, Lloyd, Isabelle, and Dora. Each has been featured in "...You Are Cordially Invited" as well as numerous other Winnisimmet Tales stories. Not included in the list are the multiple Chiselworks branch kids who came in support of their cousin and second cousin.

Family Found Part 6

Special thank you to Sammi for her co-plotting as well as offering major suggestions that this part utilizes.

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Out of all the possible people who could have been Anne's father, to the Smiths the man who sired her was the worst. He was a man who spent years hating everything that Anne was and represented. He would have never even looked at her mother let alone marry her making the whole situation odd.

Family Found Part 4

This is simply some fluff to establish relationships and show how time has passed. The boutique has appeared at least three times before and Sammi hasn't been seen in the story in a while so if you remember her, her namesake, and how a simple stuffed animal is involved in the stories you deserve praise.

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Family Found Part 3

This is set in the year 2037, by coincidence since "Heading East: Mark" all stories have actually been set in the near future. No royals were harmed in the making of this story. Sorry for another TG character, but there simply isn't enough FtM characters depicted in stories. And again, special thanks go to Sammi for helping plot and guide the story's creation.

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Family Found Part 2

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Paige called 999 to get an ambulance as well as the police to respond then stopped Anil before he ran off. Anil looked up at Paige and knew that he wasn't going anywhere, but seeing Elise caused him to try to back away in fear before Paige could ask him anything. Elise was told to go back to the car and stay there, she would handle Anil as Elise was just scaring him and making things worse for the boy.

Book 19: Family Found

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Anil Patel was a neglected and abused child who only wanted a loving family who accepted his true self. Elise Smith wanted her parents to return home so they could be a family again. Paige Smith needed to care for someone but was struggling with being an aunt to an unruly niece, teacher to a group of spoiled students, and savior to a child in need.

All of their issues come to a head, with something greater bringing them together.

Book 19 in the Winnisimmet Tales saga.

The first Next Generation story.

Family Found Part 1

This is the first "Next Generation" story. It is roughly October of 2038, 16 years after the last story ended. There will be some references to the past but much of this will be entirely new ground even if the storyline is a run of the mill Winnisimmet Tales story. Some are new characters created just for this story, while others are returning characters who did't get much time before.

A big special thank you must go out to my co-plotter, muse wrangler, and all around sounding board, Sammi.

Burning out

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The next Winnisimmet Tales series coming in a few hours. It is taking a lot out of me and has tapped me out for ideas. If not for the help of Sammi, this series would not exist. Even so, I had to rely on her for much of the plot and ideas. I wanted to collaborate, but this is beyond collaboration- this is ghost writing.

I hate that I can't do this on my own anymore. I have become what I hate most. I am a burnout.

A Visit To VentureRealm Part 8- Finale

The finale of the homage/crossover. This is also the final story set in "Generation 1" as the next stories will take place years 16+ years later. Thank you to Snowfall for allowing me to write using your characters. It was tough thinking up ways of incorporating many characters and finding so many obscure or forgotten about characters who fit the storyline perfectly. Sadly not all could be use, with a heavy heart Zeke the overnight security officer and who touched us as readers wasn't included due to timing issues.

A Visit To VentureRealm Part 6

Snowfall wrote a joke that snowballed into a scene that led to much of this part. The girls were previously featured in VentureRealm Part 12 and Part 14 and by luck were the same age as Cat and Kylie.

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A Visit To VentureRealm Part 5

This is entirely my creation and with only minimal input from Snowfall. Reactions are fictitious and faster than real life. This is the ending of the criminal storyline with the rest of the story being set within the park and hotel.

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A Visit To VentureRealm

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The Finn and Pena branches of the Finn Family visit VentureRealm Amusement Park to fulfill a request by the park's owner, Tessa Frost. The family has other reasons for attending, giving someone who earned their love and affection the closure and new start in life that she desperately needs.

Events take place after "...You Are Cordially Invited" and are a direct connection to references in Alecia Snowfall's "VentureRealm series. This is the last "Generaton 1" Winnisimmet Tales story.

A Visit To VentureRealm Part 2

Weather related power issues are prompting me to post this a day early...next part will be posted on Friday unless another storm affects us. Again, this is written with the blessing of Snowfall.

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A Visit To VentureRealm Part 1

This is a collaboration done at the request of Snowfall. The Winnisimmet Tales storyline involving Sylvia actually appeared in Snowfall's "VentureRealm Amusement Park" series with the character Trent Valens appearing in "...You Are Cordially Invited" on behalf of Tessa as a continuation of that reference. This story picks up where the meeting left off.

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Coming out from under my bridge soon

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18 novels, 10 novellas, three short stories directly linked to other works, and a lot of words being read. It's a lot of work that some dislike, others ignore due to being too much to read and too interconnected. It's also the sum of hundreds of hours of sitting in a chair or laying in bed with a laptop on my chest. I last posted my epic epilogue back on January 12th and have since then followed my tradition of diving into my old stories to get a clue about what I am going to write next. I tried to write but after 700 words I had to stop as the words weren't coming to me.

...a long epilog

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Apologies to those awaiting the next part in my series "...You Are Cordially Invited". After a look at the way things were going, I opted to just end the series with the cute marriage planning and bonding session among in-laws. The next "story" will be its own post, an epilog.

Withdrawing for a bit

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Having trouble again reining in my depression and anxiety causing me bouts of jealousy and self pity. I am going to be withdrawing from here for a month or more. Nothing new after the finale I'm posting tonight. Next story will be the last one in "generation 1" since I have exhausted all of my characters and what they can realistically do. Further stories set in the "Winnisimmet Tales" universe will be either 16 or 20 years into the future.

Anyone who was hoping for the hinted at VentureRealm tribute story featuring my Finn and Pena families will have to wait a while. Sorry.

...You Are Cordially Invited The Wedding Part 2

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The rest arrive at the rehearsal as the attendees start to mingle with one another. The happy couple give gifts to family they hadn't realized while the usual fun occurs during the slide show. Christmas morning brings changes to the lives of many including the Kings and Stoners.

...You Are Cordially Invited The Wedding Part 1

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The family gathers together for the rehearsal dinner the day before Michael and Courtney's wedding. First up though, a meeting for John, Sylvia, and Mitch that settles a score for them.

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