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To the Matt Part 19

Taylor takes the final step and makes Killer accept his fate while helping mend old wounds. The call of the ring grows stronger, and with nothing to hold her back anymore Taylor's vow to never wrestle again weakens. Also, another callback to "...You Are Cordially Invited To An Epilog" is made as the adaptation of Wendy White-Clark's book premiers

The seduction: part 24

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Chapter fifty nine: can of worms?

Maureen had finished her call with Rani smiling and told Monika how much she was enjoying herself. Monika, happy for her loved one, had listened to her enthusiasm smiling, they had taken possession of their room an unpacked and that evening had a small feast with their hosts and the young man, who would be their private driver for the next couple of days.

The seduction: part 23

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Chapter fifty seven: Nemesis?

Stephanie gently caressed Maureen’s cheek.
“Have I so frightened you, my love?”
“Frightened would be a bit too strong a term, perhaps, but confused me and surprised, that you have.”
Stephanie grinned.
“Remember when I slapped your father? I think that was her energy, too.”
“But how, Stephanie, and why?”
“It was a little more than half past eleven, perhaps Monika can run up a chart for it? That would be interesting. But honestly, my love, that guy is a dinosaur!”
“So what do we do now?”
“Have lunch with your Gran and Monika. I am sort of seeing Monika fuming with anger in Smythe’s office already.”
“Yes, that would not surprise me either. I would not like to be in his shoes now.”

The Dragon and the Girl

This story is completely different from my usual stories. This time I’ve written a sweet romantic fairy tale. I hope some of those who don’t like my usual stories will like this one and that those who like my usual stories don’t get too disappointed.

Once upon a time in a place beyond our world and time there was a village. The village had had a quiet existence for centuries. The inhabitants were quite happy with that. They only knew all too well that living in interesting times was not something that ordinary peasants enjoyed.

Of course life was not perfect. Sometimes harvests were bad. Three rich farmers had managed to get control of the village. Human weaknesses such as envy, greed, lack of courage, intolerance … were no strangers to the people in the village. However, in general life was good in the village. Then things got interesting!

The seduction: part 22

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Chapter fifty five: the genetics professor

Monika had set a gentle alarm on her phone for six am, so that they had enough time to shower and get dressed and drive without hurry to Wayland Avenue. She awoke to a kind of purring noise and lovingly tried to untangle herself from Maureen’s embrace. The purring got louder and the embrace more firm.
“Five more minutes, please, Moni?”
“Yes, five more minutes. But remember we promised ...”
She gently kissed Maureen’s forehead.
“I do not want to wake up without you ever again.” she whispered.
“Me neither.”

The seduction: part 21

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Chapter fifty three: young love

To complete the experience they all travelled down to Lynmouth in the cliff railway, three loving couples holding hands while looking out over the estuary towards Wales. Steph shivered slightly with the memory of Milford Haven but shook it off and looked at Monika as if to say that this side was much nicer. Monika, who had walked the full Pembrokeshire coast path could very well relate to what Stephanie had said had hit her, when she saw the refineries and industrial harbour. On her many walks she had encountered more such abominations, always in the most beautiful spots.

Night Bird

Dania licks her lips to wipe away the rest of the blood still cling to her lips. The drug dealer she killed lies at her feet with two small holes in the side of his neck from where she had puncture the vein located under the skin. She just looks down at his lifeless body. He was a parasite; living off the misery of those he sold his drugs too. She searches through his pants pockets and such, looking for his drug money. She finds it hidden along with the rest of his stash. She pours some under his nose, so the cops would believe he died of a drug overdose.

The seduction: part 20

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Chapter fifty one: explanations?

Bhavana was the last one to arrive home. She found a happy assembly of flat mates in the kitchen, but no Monika or Maureen the elder. When she asked the other three laughed happily.
“Take a careful peek in the lounge.” Steph giggled.
“What is going on?” Bhavana asked aghast.
“Just go and have a look, love.” Madelaine said with another giggle.

The seduction: part 19

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Chapter forty nine: serious reading?

All three were surprised and delighted by the happy atmosphere between Maureen and Monika, but Stephanie especially. She first embraced Maureen and kissed her deeply, then she turned to Monika with a grin.
“So, what witchy things did you do for Maureen to be so happy now?”
Both Maureen and Monika Laughed.
“Well, little angel,” Monika said “I’ll leave it to Maureen to tell you.”
Stephanie looked questioning at Maureen who replied:
“Later, sweetie, later.”

Foxy

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This little ditty came to me a few days ago. I figured that it fit the contest, so here it is. Enjoy!

"My little foxy," Dean murmured as he cuddled the stuffed fox that he had ordered online.

He didn't remember the last time he had had a plushie. Presumably, it was when he was a baby, or maybe a toddler. Too long ago to remember.

The seduction: part 18

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Chapter forty seven: one to one

On Thursday morning Stephanie felt she had to go back to work, if only to talk to Jacqueline in case she was thoroughly shaken up by last night. At breakfast she told Maureen, that she’d leave her to work one on one with Monika, hoping that they’d get a handle on things. Maureen would have liked Stephanie to stay, but she understood, that she had other commitments, too. When she was left alone in the house, Maureen phoned her granny.
“Maureen O’Connor here.” her gran answered the phone.

Commutation

Usually I write, to quote a Guest Reader, ”short, light and witty tales”. However, every now and then I post a dark story. This is a rather dark story. Actually I think it’s quite dark which is why I have flagged CAUTION above. Please note that there is a reason why.

I never liked driving into town. People acted strangely around me so I usually stayed on my property and put off going as long as I could. Now I really needed the petrol so this morning I went into town. ”Old” Tom at the petrol station wondered why I filled up three jerry cans of petrol. I told him that I was getting old and the new ride-on mower was a gas guzzler. The lawn between the Old House and the lake is huge. So is the Old House. My family built it some 200 years ago. Then we had already owned the land for over a century. Quite a lot of land. Most of it still untouched forests, lakes and mountains. Most people never realized where the border between the National Park and the Delaforge land was. We have always had a very strong bond - the Delaforges and the land.

The seduction: part 17

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Chapter forty five: The nitty gritty.

Monika went home much more relaxed this time. Maybe Maureen would really understand what she was trying to teach her and be bold enough to confront her professors with it. She remembered the story of Victor Schauberger, a simple Austrian forester, who had discovered things about water and physics, that turned scientific beliefs on their head. A physics professor from Vienna had gone to meet Schauberger and spent quite a long time with him. He was reported to have said to his Dean:
“It is just as well that I am going into retirement when this semester is over. That way I do not have to go back and tell my students, that everything I have taught them has just been proven wrong.”

Portrait of a Forgotten Hero

A short story...

Portrait of a Forgotten Hero


by
AuPreviner

A hero may make many sacrifices. Some even make the ultimate sacrifice for someone who loves them back with their whole heart.

Copyright © 2018 by AuP reviner

The seduction: part 16

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Chapter forty-three: things start to get sorted

Shortly after Bhavana and Madelaine had left Monika arrived. Stephanie immediately saw that she had not had a good night.
“One of those nights?” she asked as she gently took Monika in her arms to greet her.
“You really are a little angel.” Monika replied “Thanks for asking. And yes, one of those.”
“Coffee?”
“Yes, please. Your brew is nice.”
“Hello Monika.” Maureen had come to the door, too. “You look like I feel.”
“There is no need for you to feel inadequate, love.t is a very complex topic and not many have ever bothered to seriously investigate it.” she padded her large bag “I have brought all the hundred something charts of transgender people. I’ll call all of them that, because there always is choice involved. But we’ll get to that later.”

The seduction: part 15

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Chapter forty one: more of the same

Just then the front door opened and they heard Bhavana read the note to Madelaine. Stephanie opened the lounge and told them that they had a very, very special guest. Both women looked into the lounge, interested who that might be. Monika, as soon as she saw Bhavana got up, looked into her eyes and said without the normal praying hands gesture:
“Namasté.”

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 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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MORFS: Out Of Retirement 05

Acts of Humanity

Out Of Retirement
(Part 05)
A MORFS Universe Tale
by Ray Drouillard

John Martin had turned his successful engineering business over to his kids -- much to their consternation. While camping deep in the national forest, he met a fox hybrid in great need of help.

sex: 2/10
violence: 6/10
profanity: 3/10

Categories: Hybrid, Elemental, PSI

Timeline: 2068


Chapter Eleven: Family Rescue

Esther and I were awakened by a strident alert tone from both of our smart phones. The IATE doesn't often use that alert, so we immediately checked our phones.

The seduction: part 14

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Chapter thirty nine: a surprising phone call

Back at work on Monday a lot of time was spent with Stephanie bringing Cristina, Malcolm and Jacqueline up to scratch about the changes that had occurred on the trip. Of course she had to give an example of her voice and everyone was stunned. As Stephanie was happy about the situation at home and to be back with her friends, that translated into the song she made up and the tears were happy tears. Even Malcolm could not help to shed some, while Cristina and Jacqueline’s were flowing freely.
“Stephanie, Honey,”Cristina finally said “you well and truly sing like an angel!”

County Sheriff - An unusual Murder

[Morning at the Police Department Office]

“Hiya Team,” I said as I walked into the County Police Station that Monday morning.

My name is Matt Beecher and for my sins, I’m the Sheriff of Custer County.

“I trust that you all didn’t get took drunk at the Custer County Fair at the weekend?”

There were collective mumbles from the five officers who’d arrived for duty just in front of me.

“Good. Well this is another week and that means we have another week of traffic tickets to give our citizens. We gotta keep our roads safe.”

Then I smelt the air.

A Ghost from my Past

[Authors note]
This is a little different from my normal fare. I hope you like it.


It was a Friday. I know that because I was in town to collect my Pension. I prefer to get it in cash and going to the Post Office and then doing my grocery shopping had become a bit of a habit but one that I didn’t mind as I got me away from the small hamlet where I live.

A New Life 03

This story was originally conceived to be a stand alone tale, but it fit Dorothy's M.Y.T.H. universe without too much modification. It starts about a year before Help! My girlfriend is a Unicorn!

Woods

From the previous chapter: Cindy gripped tighter and squeezed the breath out of me. Again.

Mom rolled her eyes. "I'll just leave you two to work it out."

"Help! Don't leave me alone with this meanie meanie bobeenie!"

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Cindy released her tight hold and backed up enough to look me in the eyes. For the first time since I started this adventure, she looked vulnerable.

A New Life 02

This story was originally conceived to be a stand alone tale, but it fit Dorothy's M.Y.T.H. universe without too much modification. It starts about a year before Help! My girlfriend is a Unicorn!

Woods

My life changed when I was taking my evening hike through the back forty. I just didn't realize it at the time.

From the previous chapter: She dutifully filled "Victoria Catalina Lupo" into the appropriate space, went through the rest of the information with me, stuffed the paperwork into an envelope, and sealed it up. Then, she gave me a hug. "Welcome to the family, Vicky!"

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Linda, I mean Mom, had baked and decorated a "Welcome to the Family" cake. Once I gave her my new name, she put it on the cake. We took some pictures and had a private family party. Then, as an afterthought, they asked me for a name for my current teen male form.

They sure know how to make a guy... or girl feel welcome.

The Angel of Chicago: Part 18

The Angel of Chicago

Part Eighteen: Aftermath

by

Rodford Edmiston

There were no empowered healers who could get there quickly. None, in fact, were known who could be there any time within the next several hours. Malak and Blackpool were both out of touch, but expected back soon. Meanwhile, Arielle would have to depend on mundane medicine.

The Angel of Chicago: Part 15

The Angel of Chicago

Part Fifteen: Detonations

by

Rodford Edmiston

They descended through the thick pour of concrete and steel into the cold, dank chamber. Domino's light did little to dispel the shadows in spite of the small space. There, in the center, on a stand, was the bomb.

"It's smaller than I was expecting," said Domino, sounding relieved.

The Angel of Chicago: Part 14

I'm back, and at least to my admittedly biased eyes this now reads much better. I'm still having some problems with later sections, though that's mainly because the plot as it is now written is similar to a couple of my Masks plots. I may change it or just plunge ahead.

Anyway, I hope folks enjoy this.

The Angel of Chicago

Part Fourteen: Ephemeral Solutions

by

Rodford Edmiston

The Angel of Chicago: Part 10

The Angel of Chicago

Part Ten: A Major Disturbance

by

Rodford Edmiston

"Those of us who attended the teleconference decided on multiple approaches to deal with the revelations from those documents Blackpool provided," said Aaron, as the trio prepared supper. "That approach being necessary because we still don't know what any of the goals actually are, beyond 'turn more people against the empowered.'"

Soul Survivor

Originally presented on Wed, 2006/08/09

What is life but a journey along an unmapped route toward a certain and inevitable destination? What would you do to tread a different path than the one you have walked so far?


Soul Survivor

by Dr. Richard K. Phillips
 

The Angel of Chicago: Part 9

The Angel of Chicago

Part Nine: Conclusions

by

Rodford Edmiston

"Did you get any sleep?" asked Arielle, the next morning, as she entered the kitchen and found Melody still where she had left her the night before.

"A few hours," said Melody, barely not yawning. "Your father insisted."

"You've been at this nearly twenty-four hours!"

The Angel of Chicago: Part 8

The Angel of Chicago

Part Eight: Conclusions

by

Rodford Edmiston

There was actually a hatch in the roof, accessible through the attic. Once Melody was there and in position to see in the proper direction Arielle climbed out the closest window with the phone and jumped up beside her.

"This actually isn't the first time someone has had to do this," said Arielle, grinning, as she handed the phone to Melody. "What?"

The Angel of Chicago: Part 4

The Angel of Chicago

Part Four: Revelations

by

Rodford Edmiston

Most of the preliminaries were simply Melody verifying some of what she had read about Arielle. Who seemed both surprised and pleased the reporter had read her book. There really wasn't time for more than that, though. Despite her comment about the service, the waiter arrived to take their orders shortly after Melody sat.

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