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The Last Holidays - Kindle eBook by Grover Young

Craig is one of Earth's bio-engineered soldiers in a war against an alien invasion. Unfortunately, when he uses his powers, he turns female. Now Halcyon has to deal with invaders and with Craig's girlfriend's preference for his female self! On top of that, Earth is losing the war.... There must be another way to deal with the conflict or the world will run out of holidays—forever!

The Last Holidays

Let the adventures begin!

As of today, entries are officially being accepted for the March 2016 contest, "On An Adventure!"

As a reminder, here is the original blog entry, including instructions on what the terms of contest entry and final prizes are. Y'all have two weeks to get your entries in, but with us utilizing the Kudos system for votes there is a minor advantage to posting earlier, though not as much as you might think! (Just look at the last contests' entries to see THAT!)

Grandpa's New Ride in The Hatbox


Grandpa's New Ride

by Katie Leone


Grandpa has an old ride, ancient, a relic really; when he decides to change it for a new one, his grandson Scott jumps at the chance to join him at the auction. A fun sci-fi romp by one of BigCloset and DopplerPress's favorite authors.

Psyren's redemption - Sapphira on the hunt - Read for free now

After receiving a 'gift' from Chemosh, Sapphira goes on the hunt, but who or what could he possibly be searching for? This part is the begining of a pivotal moment within the story. So don't miss it!

Click here to read the latest part, or go here to read it from the beginning.

I Think It's Bollocks, Please Help

After my prediction that I intended to advance the "Hala" "story um Universe", if you will allow me to call it that, I realize that "I've Got A Fine Kettle Of Fish" here and nothing is going to work as I intended.

In my defence, When I wrote the first two Hala episodes, I had no idea that it would rewrite itself into a minor epic, or that is what it thinks it is.

I just finished reviewing Hala's Snow Day, and substantially rewriting Cowgirl Hala. The process added over 1000 words to it. Then, I discovered that I had actually published Cowgirl Hala back in 2016.

Time Running Out, But Not Ideas.

I'm up to eight long chapters of the "Hala" story and did not plan to publish it until I was done, but I'm getting really long of tooth and the ideas don't stop. In two of the chapters, some of it really did happen, but I'm not saying what. The events that might trigger PTSD, I've been very mild about, so I hope that everyone stays OK.

08 - The Drawback Of Being A Writer... (+ Flash Fiction)

Hey, TBC readers.

I know the title means different things to every writer. For me it is ideas. There are writers who hunt ideas desperately. I am desperate because I am hunted by ideas.

"Just how?" you might ask. Well, it is hard to concentrate on writing one serial or story and now and then ideas pop into your mind that bug the hell out of you. Every new idea I get there is this impulse to start writing it as a story. I am getting better at controlling said impulses, but it is no wonder I have about three dozen stories started and never finished.

on tv

has anybody been watching madam secretary or blue bloods? madam secretary has a transgender character, she dresses as a man, and is a regular character on show. I just watched an episode where they were trying to get lbqt people out a country that was trying to outlaw and jail them. blue blood had an episode about trans people also. nice to see world somewhat accepting these people.

Who I Am

I have decided to change the title of “I Am Rosemary’s Granddaughter” to its original title, “Who I Am” and I have sent the manuscript off for a book proof. I would like to thank everyone who has read the orignal version and offered assistance on the storyline...I also apologize for changing it around and making it nearly impossible to read. I have tried to stop that process with the current WIPS.

I’ll post about the actual e- and physical book after I go through this editing cycle.

its a generation thing

Well yesterday was a landmark for my family - all of my immediate blood relations over four generations in one room at once. Sounds impressive but it's only five people (I do have a host of cousins etc so we aren't such a tiny family really) Anyhow I spent about three hours holding a very well behaved grandson as two exhausted parents failed to summon energy for more than drinking tea!

Fund raising

We've had a lot of blogs and comments about fundraising. So I'd like to add my abilities to the pot so to speak. I'm a fair to middling proofreader, and while I don't have a degree or any such thing I believe that I'm able to catch most common errors in usage and spelling. And no I will not be depending only on spell check or some grammar engine to help me out!

The Family Girl #93: Work has gotten in the way - but Danny #7 still under construction

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Blog #93: Work has gotten in the way - but Danny #7 still under construction

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Hi, everyone!.

Work has, as usual, gotten in the way.

Banging on the donation drum.

By now I'm sure that all of you are sick of me banging on the donation drum... but here I go again.

We have X (I use the X in deference to Erin who hasn't given me permission to use the exact number) numbers of members on the site. If each of them just gave ONE DOLLAR A MONTH, it would more than cover the monthly operating costs and generate funds to pay off loans and keep Erin out of the poorhouse!

ONE DOLLAR! You can't even get a decent cup of coffee, a soft drink, a candy bar, or even a newspaper for a buck any more, but you CAN help save a site!

Atalanta's Story:Update

I apologize for not providing any updates for Atalanta's Story and leaving you hanging but I didn't really know what the future was. I've had a variety of RL situations come at me; finance,health, and relationships and a fried computer and a busted water line and... As well as my editor falling ill and I didn't know if that information was mine to share or when they would be up to editing. And my muse hid from me too.

New Ideas Needed

How are new readers and authors attracted to Big Closet?

Maybe the financial problems could be solved through an increased user base? It would seem likely that the more users BC has the more contributions Erin would receive.

I came to BC many years ago (probably over two decades ago) when Erin sent me an invitation to post here after reading one of my stories on FM.

How did you find BC?

Do you have ideas for attracting more readers and authors?

Is social media being used to attract readers?

Please comment.


Psyren's redemption - An encounter with Chemosh - Read for free now

First, I would like to thank everyone who participated on the recent poll on my site. Voting is now closed and I'm mulling over the results before making my decision.

This week, Chemosh wearing a new host body attempts to seduce Sapphira and bestowed upon him a gift.

Click here to read the latest part, or go here to read it from the beginning.

requesting proofreader/editer

I've just finished writing a new story but I'd like someone to proof read it for me before I post it. The reason being is that this story is written in the first person perspective and that's not my strong suit and I'd like another's view to catch any grammar errors and the like. Please send me a PM if any are interested. I'll leave this offer opened for a day or so.

Thanks in advance

Donation Fatigue

Does anyone else get sick of the constant pressure to donate to this site?

It seems like at least once a month we are faced with a plea for more people to step forward to contribute, or for the same people to contribute more.

These pleas are usually accompanied by a sad recital of need due to ongoing expense or emergencies.

It’s tedious.

The only thing that would be more tedious would be to have to ask for these donations.

Obviously, Erin asks because she needs the money. Obviously, asking works -- because the site continues to fiscally limp along.

Want to be a character in a mermaid story I've started?

Hey there

Before I come to the main point of this blog post I'd like to note that I've not forgotten my existing story "When among Dragons...", and I'd like to continue it sometime, but currently its stagnating. More on that below, for those that are interested in the reason.

Lack of Sails

ps: Just got the news, I'm a grandparent to Nathan George!
doing the happy dance!

Howdy, dudey folks!

Time for a new Gaby Chapter, A Rose by any other name is now up for your entertainment.

And I've sorted the pics issue so here goes, a few images from tilting at windmills last week with Gaby!

Holiday reading

I'm on the Algarve (Portugal for non-Europeans) and trying to get a tan.

I brought a few e-books with me and I'm currently chortling through the first EAFOAB book. I've (from memory) read it thrice from the beginning beforehand but it still makes me smile - thank you Angharad for the perfect holiday read.

A Slave of Jupiter - Just published on the site

Just a quick heads-up to any fans I might have out there. I just completed and published a sequel to A Princess of Jupiter. The sequel, called, A Slave of Jupiter, is a bit of an independent sequel in that our old friends Caelen and Aristea are still around, but the story focuses on none other than myself on a journey to Jupiter and all that life on Jupiter entails.

Lots of action, inner reflection, and love.

Now I just have to find a real way of teleporting myself into one of my stories...


Casey Brooke

The Job on sale

The Job is now going through Amazon's machinery and will be available in the next couple of days, assuming all goes right. It can be found by searching on Amazon (using the BCTS links) under Sussex border stories. Clicking on my author name once there (S.A.A. Calvert) brings up my author page with the rest of my books.

A Request

So, I came across something today that I think I need to address. First and foremost, just so there's no misunderstanding, I greatly appreciate everyone who has purchased my work or read it through the Kindle Unlimited program. I also appreciate the many compliments that have been left on Amazon. That being said, I ran across something in the comments section of one of my books that is a bit concerning to me. For my book Resurgence, which is book 1 of my Entwined Fates series, someone left a comment regarding it on Amazon.

New stories from Snowfall?

I was wondering if anyone has heard from Snowfall about any new chapters to her stories or even new stories by her? I am not on here as often as I would like so have not seen her on here recently, I do hope she will publish some new chapters of Road Phantoms maybe or even a new story line.


Corporate Dress Code - New Book, Now on Amazon Kindle

Corporate Dress Code: Reluctant Feminization, Cross-dressing, Role Reversal, Revenge (Terry Moran Book 1)
Word Count: over 80,000

Terry Moran is an up and coming young executive in a male-dominated company. As the youngest executive, Terry proves his loyalty to upper management by reworking the new corporate dress code.

Upper management wanted rules to keep executives looking professional. The head of the company has his own expectations of what people should be wearing to look professional and his views may not be either politically correct or legally acceptable.

Gaby release

Just a quickie.

Firstly, Happy Easter to everyone celebrating the day.

Next up, as promised I finished the next bit of Gaby book 2 yesterday and so today it's already available at Lulu and will be on Kindle a little later once they've done what they do.

Sorry no links but i'm on my phone! Maybe later if I can get on line again.


A callout to The Scotsman.

Several years ago The Scotsman posted two parts of a story called To Be The Best. Since then... nothing. No more stories from this author who had a damned good beginning in this tale.

If you're still out there Scotsman, please, please, PLEASE continue the story and/or write more. You had the makings of a really good storyteller and I know I'm not the only one who thinks that.

Catherine Linda Michel

Large collection of Tuits now amassed

Hi folks,

my Tuit collection has a few octagonal ones, some hexagonal, some square, some rectangular and some triangular.

But now I have one that is circular.

I had a very hectic morning of dismantling furniture, lugging it down three flights of stairs, out into the hallway and then, finally, into a moving van.

Phew, that one small phase of our move is now over. All I have to do now is find spaces to replace all the contents of the cupboards we just 'got rid of'.

But I did find that circular Tuit today.

Books on tape...sort of

Hi All! Happy Easter! An idea has been percolating in my mind of late, and I wanted to see if there is anyone else out there who has had one similar...Has anyone ever thought of taking some of the more complete (finished) stories in here and record them for visually impaired readers? Perhaps they aren't visually impaired...but slow readers or those who struggle with reading in general. I wouldn't have a clue what would be needed - other than someone with a good reading voice and able to interject tonal and vocal inflections within the story.

Lookin for a story about a Kitsune

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I can't remember if the story was completed

While the protagonist was expecting to have magical powers (I think), it may just have been an advanced mental trait like telepathy.

The government collected up a group with similar talents. I think they were taken to a bunker somewhere.

Some kind of war, which was why the protagonist and the rest of the group were rounded up.

The protagonists change to a Fox was unexpected as was the change in gender it was later that she found she was a Kitsune, and a powerful one.

Back from the Wild East

Nope, not an error, I spent the last couple of days tilting at windmills 'out east' in Lincolnshire! Some good weather, some horrible, one castle (birthplace in 1367 of Henry IV), 275km and 25 windmills! Phew, I'm exhausted just thinking about it. I'm sure its doing me good, well I think it is anyhow.

Oh!, Where Have All Of...

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Hope's Stories gone?

I have been rereading Maggie Finson's "Heaven and Hell" Universe, which i had made a list of.

One I had listed was "There's always Hope" By Hope Eternal Reigns, that I had listed as being posted here at Big Closet seems to be missing along with all of Hope's stories

A Big Change

March nearly over and I know I haven't written much. After getting over the flu and everything I talked about last blog, my GFs and I finally found an affordable apartment! We're moving in this weekend! All of the excite!

That being said, I've been organising all of my stuff to move and things have been hectic, hence a lack of updates and writing happening on my end. We'll be moved and settled soon and I plan to seriously hit the word processor and get movement on Twin Tails (we got another episode in the can, so I'm getting behind), Dissonance and FatIT Part VI.

Jobbing writer

Well, time for a decision. I was asked, quite sensibly, if that was the last chapter of The Job. It is an obvious place to end, and a scene I loved writing, but Diane still has a long way to go. So...

Do I continue writing this as one book?
Do I split it and start another book, continuing the story, as I did with 'Ride On' and 'Too Little, Too Late'?
Any sensible ideas for a title if I make the split? I have some already.

Spring and now Summer!

Yes apparently winter is over, the equinox is past and the clocks have gone forward - not that its that much warmer!

So in Pact, the 22nd instalment of Sweet Sixteen, Bern finally comes clean on the plan to thwart the SS, Gab wears gloves and some pizza is eaten!

I've finished more new chapters and sent them off, I'm still hoping to get them out for the desperate by next weekend - fingers crossed.

Throwing up my hands

A few months, maybe two, ago I asked an author on Facebook to look at the first few pages of one of my WIPs and I clearly stated it wasn’t finished.

They immediately respond that the book was not formatted correctly and was not using the Chicago editing rules.

So I tried to edit it and send it back to them and they reply that I am wrong on so many levels (this is on page one)

Today, they respond back that they can’t read it and give development help because..

Heck, here is the text:

06 - Why I have been absent lately ...

Hey everyone,

you might be wondering why I haven't posted anything in a while.

Well, currently I think the world has it out for me. It really wants to make me miserable.

You might know from my last blog entry that I have moved apartments.
While that was stressful, it was successful.
With one little holdup. My ISP took over a month to hook up my new apartment.


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