An Unexpected Pastime — Chapter 6

Although initially concerned about his grandma's friend, they begin The Nutcracker and Sam begins to gradually warm up to her.

An Unexpected Pastime — Chapter 5

Now with something to do these holidays, Sam and his sisters were going to require a few more leotards.

Once again, I'm sorry about the long delay on this. Along with personal matters, I had felt that I had written myself into a corner for a large length of time. I was previously writing this story as it flowed out from my fingertips, not really having an overall goal for it in mind.

However, I'm pleased to say that I've now planned ahead for the next several chapters. With this, I aim to produce chapters at a much faster pace. Thanks to anyone who stayed with me.

Please let me know of any feedback, be it positive or negative. It's very much appreciated.

Pointe Shoes, Chapter 3

Pointe Shoes, Chapter 3

"You're up early," Mauve said as she walked to me on the pier over looking the Gulf.

"Just thinking," I whispered as I held my knees tight to my chest.

"About what, mi amiga?" she asked.

"About school next year," I answered. "I'm a little scared about it."

"Can't blame you," Mauve answered. "Thinking about backing out of it?"

I stood up and skipped a rock into the ocean. Backing out, yeah, there were times when I thought about that option.

Pointe Shoes, Chapter 2

Chapter 2

"Have you heard the rumor?" one of the moms asked Aunt Amy in the wardrobe room.

"What rumor? she said as she worked on my tunic for my role in Sleeping Beauty.

"There will be a transgendered child attending the middle school next year," the mom said.

"Oh really?" Aunt Amy said before she told me to stop fidgeting.

"I swear I'm dealing with Meg," she said as she put another pin in the tunic.

"What would you think would happen if that child took class here?" the woman asked my aunt.

Pointe Shoes

Pointe Shoes

Editor's note: Pointe Shoes is a sequel to My Summer With Meg and Our Nutcracker Adventure.

I've always been mesmorized by watching Meg dance.

This night was no different.

Classes were over for the evening. Meg liked to go into an empty studio and dance for a few minutes, making up her own choreography as she went.

"Get off your little butt and join me Collin," she shouted as she was making a dance up to Kelly Clarkson's "Break Away."


Serena Taylor hated being Seth, hated school and it was all because of her father. He just refused to see the real her. She wanted to move forward with her transition and to study ballet professionally but she was beginning to lose hope. Would her life ever turn around?




Okay, I have to admit that was painful, I thought with a groan. “What? You mean the look… I reserve… for morons? Believe me Tommy… if I’m interested… in men… you have… nothing to worry about.”

An Unexpected Pastime

A boy's trip to the beach becomes unsettling when an important item is forgotten.

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Seasons of Bailey: Winter - Part 3

New experiences await Bailey.
His first ballet serves as a backdrop to finding out new things
about himself, his friends, and even life itself.
Could a wonderful afternoon out with Tawny be exactly what he needs?
Or will it simply add to the confusion…

Seasons of Bailey

Part 3

By Taylor Ryan
Copyright © 2012 Taylor Ryan
All Rights Reserved.

Dancers Within, Part 3

This is the final part. Thanks for indulging me. Thanks Patricia Allen for proofing. And hopefully it starts on the right chapter!

Chapter 14

There were times when Kyle wished for a little normalcy.

But he had forgotten really what normal was. It seemed like everything was moving way to fast.

His mother filed for divorce from his father. He had no objections.

He still hoped his father would change, but he knew his parents would never get back together.

Dancers Within, Part 2

Part two of three. Thanks again to Patricia for the proofing.

Chapter 9

Dancing professionally, teaching and choreography were never really career goals Kyle had even thought about a few months ago.

His mother threw out things like being a doctor, a lawyer or even an engineer. He had the grades to think about those things in the future. Those were the type of jobs that pulled in “a lot of money”, his mother always said.

Dancers Within, Part 1

This is the sequel to His Secret. I originally wrote the stories in 2007-08 when the Iraq war was still raging. Thanks again to Patricia Allen for the proofing.

Chapter 1

It had been an unusual Christmas.

Two families sharing a house. Two families in the process of healing.

One family trying to overcome the death of a father who died of cancer a couple of years before. Another trying to heal from a father out of control and a marriage that fell apart.

His Secret, Part 3

This is the final part of the story. The sequel, "Dancers Within." will be posted in a couple of days. Thanks to Patricia Allen again for proofing. I've been trying to attach a photo to go with the story, but seem to be technology challenged,

Chapter 15

"I can't believe they wrote that on his locker," Claire said as they were waiting for their class to begin.

"What was written, where?” asked Ava Perez, who was another student in the class, but went to a different school.

"Someone wrote Ballerina Boy on Kyle's locker at school," Beth replied.

His Secret, Part 2

This is the second part of three. Again, thanks to Patricia for proofing.

Chapter 8

Kyle felt intimidated being under the watchful eye of Madam Kathryn.

This class was much more different than the one Miss Arceneaux taught. That one was more relaxed. This one seemed much more serious, even though it was still fun.

She watched almost every detail. She was a lot more "hands on" as Olivia put it. She grabbed his arm to show him how it was supposed to be in second.

He thought he had a straight leg in arabesque, only to have her push it actually straight.

Aunt Adele Fashions a Plan -- Part 1

Aunt Adele Fashions a Plan -- Part 1

By Katherine Day
(Copyright 2011)

(Another in the series of “Aunt Adele” stories. Orphaned at age 12, Terry goes to live with his Aunt Adele, where his girlish nature and lovely soprano voice takes him on stage — as a girl. “You could be Miss America,” a boy tells Terry, but it is in the midst of World War II and that complicates Terry’s future as a girl. What will Aunt Adele do?)

Aunt Adele's Niece -- Part 4

Aunt Adele’s Niece — Part 4

By Katherine Day

(Copyright 2011)

(This is the 4th and final part in this story, which is among a series of Aunt Adele stories that tell the story of how a dance teacher raised her 12-year-old orphaned nephew during World War II. The boy discovers how marvelous it is to be a girl. This is based on earlier Aunt Adele stories, “Aunt Adele’s Christmas Gift” and “Aunt Adele’s Easter Pageant.” The reader need not read the earlier stories, but it is recommended by the author.)

Aunt Adele's Niece -- Part 3

Aunt Adele's Niece -- Part 3

By Katherine Day

(Copyright 2011)

Terry is an orphaned 13-year-old now being raised by his aunt. The boy finds comfort in being a member of an all-girl dance group which is about to put on its biggest ever performance. The girls are deep in planning their act and Terry finds a handsome and strong boy who finds much attraction in the pretty boy. (3rd Part of a 5-part Serial) Previous stories in this series which traces Terry's life are "Aunt Adele's Christmas Gift" and "Aunt Adele's Easter Pageant."

Aunt Adele's Niece -- Part 2

Aunt Adele's Niece -- Part 2

By Katherine Day


(Copyright 2011)

(An orphaned 12-year-old boy moves to live with his aunt and finds his true self as he is accepted as a girl in an all-girl dance group. The group is preparing for a big performance, as the new girl finds boys interested in her.)

Aunt Adele's Niece -- Part 1

Aunt Adele’s Niece — Part 1

By Katherine Day

(Copyright 2011)
(This is the third in a series of Aunt Adele stories that tell the story of how a dance teacher raised her 12-year-old orphaned nephew during World War II. The boy discovers how marvelous it is to be a girl. This is a four-part series, based on earlier Aunt Adele stories, “Aunt Adele’s Christmas Gift” and “Aunt Adele’s Easter Pageant.” The reader need not read the earlier stories, but it is recommended by the author.)

Aunt Adele’s Easter Pageant

Aunt Adele’s Easter Pageant

By Katherine Day
(Copyright 2011)

(This is the second story in the ‘Aunt Adele series’ concerning 12-year-old Terry, who is orphaned and moves in with his Aunt Adele as World War II is beginning and is immersed in the world of girls and dance. Young Terry finds an urge not only to join the girls, but maybe to become one of them. While this story can be read separately, the author advises first reading the initial offering, “Aunt Adele’s Christmas Gift.”)

Choices Chapter 1

Choices, Chapter 1

A story about a family with two boys aged 10 and 13, in which choice is a delusion and gender, an illusion. It’s a familiar theme in the TG literature, but this time with an unfamiliar twist.

Choices, Chapter 1, Part 1 -- Laird’s Choice


Chapter 01 Laird’s choice
Chapter 02 A hairstylist’s choice
Chapter 03 Amber’s choice

Soccer Camp

Tejay and his brother are sent to a Soccer Camp by their mother; but is it really what it appears to be!? I think not! WARNING: This is in "Story Book" format, with relatively large images. If you are on dial-up, prepare to wait for a bit for everything to come through.

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