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Why would she? - Part 4 of 4

WARNING
This part has some bits that some readers may find disturbing.

[one year after Penny died]

Connie and Bill decided to take some flowers to Penny’s grave on the anniversary of her death. It was a sad time for both of them.

They’d been up at the crack of dawn and out in one of the fields that Harry had turned into a Wildflower Meadow. As they picked the flowers they both heard a Skylark singing above them. Then a Cuckoo called from the small copse at the end of the field. Finally, a Corn Bunting chased them away from its nest. They smiled at each other. It seemed that all was right with the world just for a short time.

With the flowers sorted into two nice bunches, they travelled to Penny’s grave to pay their respects.

Angel of Haven: Part 11

Part Eleven

"Can you go back to just before he landed?" Melody asked the projectionist, before turning around to again face the screen.

"You can't see anything," said Horvat, irritated. "It's all backlit by the fires started in the first part of the attack. Our best film processors and analysts have already been over and over it, trying to extract more information. There just isn't any."

"You wanted me here for my insight. Well, I have one. Just go back to that, please."

The New Recruits Part 8

Knoxville, Airport:
“Hey, wake-up Tammy. We’ve landed.” Stanley shakes Tammy’s shoulder lightly.

She had finally fallen asleep when they landed in Mexico to refuel. It was a nineteen-hour flight from Australia to Knoxville, Tn. Everyone was slowly moving around. Not only were they still jetlagged from all the flying, but from being on the plane.

My Digital Life Chapter 16

Chapter 16

“He swallowed you! That sounds horrific,” Kate exclaimed.

I don't think she caught Felix's look of irritation. Kate was clearly getting caught up in my tale and wasn't letting him lead the questioning the way he wanted.

“It does sound bad, but if you consider I was being chewed just before then, being swallowed was mild in comparison.”

Felix gestured for me to continue, trying to take charge again.

Stick Her Shock - Part 7


Chapter 12

Sandy had parked down the street out of sight and sat in a small coffee bar while she made some phone calls.

First on her list was Lisa, her favorite stylist. She was lucky, she had time this afternoon to do what Sandy wanted.

Next was Cindy. She asked if Cindy could meet her this afternoon to talk about Jack. Cindy was curious but Sandy didn't give any more information other than it was very important and Jack wasn't to know about their meeting or what they discussed.

Pushing the Limits- Part 5

Hey guys! I’m back after a long hiatus….sorry for disappearing but yes..this story is still very much alive. Here is an update. It’s a bit longer this time around. Enjoy!

Chapter 5: Work Hard, Play Hard

“I….I think I wanna be Little Bow Peep tonight”, he said, with a giggle.

As soon as he said the words, though, he realized how high pitched his voice had sounded. It definitely wasn’t intentional on his part- it actually felt natural. But still, it wasn’t something that he was entirely comfortable with .

My Digital Life Chapter 15

Chapter 15

Now it all became real, the fear and doubts crept back in. What should I do? I tried to be as logical as possible, but even my logic had two opposing answers. The truth was that I was now capable of earning a very decent amount of money and it may take some time, but reaching my financial goals was very achievable, so there was no point in risking everything.

Exposure, Disclosure

The Greatest Liar, Exposure, Disclosure
© Alexandra Rios 2019

Author’s Note:
This is a continuation of the narrative which commenced with “My Awkward Phase”, which I posted here previously. Readers may wish to read that before continuing, although I have written them to stand alone.

Kelsey pt 18 *** A kymmie verse story*****


Kelsey part 18

Brook and Kelsey made plans to go Tuesday night to have Smitty get them hitched.
That Tuesday night at 6:30 they arrived at the Urban devils club house.
Kelsey and a nervous Brook walked up to the door. She knocked. A probate member opened the door.

“What do you want?” He said.

“Kelsey Reid, we were invited here by Trapdoor.”

Danny Part 7 - Chapter 41

 

DANNY
Chapter 41
by Roberta J. Cabot

This is a story about Daniel, a guy with a unique talent and an even more unique problem: A great singing voice and the looks of his gorgeous sister. And how he and his family deal with his having breasts. And how he ends up as the female lead singer for a high-school cover band as well as a radio DJ.

The rockin' and the dancin' continues in Chapter 41, coz there's never a dull moment with Batch Fourteen, and Dan & his gang.


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Danny Part 7 - Chapter 40

 

DANNY
Chapter 40
by Roberta J. Cabot

This is a story about Daniel, a guy with a unique talent and an even more unique problem: A great singing voice and the looks of his gorgeous sister. And how he and his family deal with his having breasts. And how he ends up as the female lead singer for a high-school cover band as well as a radio DJ.

In the last chapter, Danielle was able to get through yet another song, as she substituted for her brother, and sang as Dannie. What a relief! At least Danielle won't be doing that with the rest of the songs in the concert (Fair warning - Chapter 40 is yet another musical chapter!).

Indeed: never a dull moment with Batch Fourteen, and Dan & his gang.


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Stuck in a Rut - Part 36

Stuck in a Rut.
By Rosalie Redd
CASEY

Casey Church is a normal 13 year old girl, But in a world where there hasn’t been a girl born in over 100 years, Casey adjusts to her new life as a girl. Can Casey cope with everything that comes with being a girl, or will others conspire to ruin her life?

Chapter 36

My Digital Life Chapter 14

Chapter 14

I had been enchanting whenever I wanted a break from levelling and yet my Enchanting skill at level 41 barely moved any more. From my understanding, I needed more of a challenge for it to improve. Enchanting with diamonds would probably level it further, but it was an expensive way to level it when just over half would fail and turn to dust.

My Digital Life Chapter 13

Chapter 13

My supplies consisted of a couple of gold bars that I would be able to make into hundreds of rings, a couple of copper bars for experimentation, all my wands and my leftover obsidian stones. I figured I could buy more through the auction if I needed to when I needed to, as well as crystal powder that I would need for the rings.

My Digital Life Chapter 12

Chapter 12

I divided my abilities into attack, defence and recovery.

I steered clear of any fire enchantments despite the great damage they did and the unusual quantity that I found in the dragon treasure. I did put the Lightning Ice Storm into a one charge wand. I didn't intend to use it unless in an emergency though. It was a big spell that gave great damage over an area (AoE), but lightning could still set me on fire. You can cast it away from you, but it was still a worry.

The Stan: 2

NOW POSTED, we have a small part done by a guest author!

A few years from graduation.....

Created for war and forged in pain, dealing with demons within and without.

Years pass and the group has fun...chasing prey!

An idea to start the new year with......a little late...whoops!

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Angel of Haven: Part 10

Part Ten

Later, as they lay together after their lovemaking, Melody put a hand on John's chest.

"Does it bother you that I still think of her?"

He took her hand, pulled it to his lips and kissed her fingertips.

"Honey, I still think of her. She's the kind of person who is difficult to forget."

"You're very good at that," said Melody, amused.

"Eh?"

"Speaking the language of a man trying not to offend a woman."

"Heh."

She settled in closer to him and closed her eyes.

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Tommy - The Trials and Tribulations of a Girl? - Chapter 182



Tommy
The Trials and Tribulations of a Girl?

A Novel By Teddie S.

Copyright © 2019 Teddie S.
All Rights Reserved.

Chapter 182


The Vet to the resort. And, ...
Book smart and street smart?
The Chevy dealer and the ‘57.

 
 


Uncle Paul really wanted to drive the Vet. ~o~O~o~ Armbruster did what! ~o~O~o~ Book smart and street smart? No way. ~o~O~o~ The '57 Chevy is now ready for New Mexico.

 
 

My Digital Life Chapter 11

Chapter 11

I had two formulas which contained three different elements. There was a Lightning and Ice storm, which had fire, air and water elements. The other was a Meteorite Shower and that used Earth, Air and Fire. I had left them alone as I didn't have anything like those in single formulas, but I felt like experimenting. Observing each, I could see that they had three formulas joining each other. I was tempted to play with it but decided that I wanted to do that away from my tree, just in case, and with my low hit points that would have to wait.

What's the Matter With You: Part 3

What’s the Matter With You: Part 3

by Camospam, editing by Wendy K

The third 'It Matters' story following the adventures of Outlook, based in the Whateley Academy Universe.

“Cameron Burke will immediately submit himself to the Mutant Commission Office for testing!” the gavel’s bang affirmed the judges pronouncement.

My Digital Life Chapter 10

Chapter 10

The next day, when I dissolved my golem and created a new one there was a surprise. I levelled my golem making ability. At level 2 I could put my golem in hibernation and move my consciousness back to the tree. My new golem had 432 mana points, so I put 405 into my mana pool and 27 into my hit points.

My Awkward Phase HTML

Alex Rios’ furtive high school transition is suspected by friends, revealed to a lover and exposed by his enemies. With his intellectual hauteur torn away, he becomes the girl he longed, and was destined, to be.

My Awkward Phase
©Alexandra Rios 2019

The greatest lie is that what happens in high school doesn't matter, because life begins in college. I pretended to agree, although I never believed it, for I was the world's greatest liar.

Wannabees

Cassandra - Prologue

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A family spiraling out of control.
A child forced to grow up too fast.
Is there any room left for a young girl to find herself?


The Sermon

 


Author's Note: It’s been a while my friends. Recently I decided to start writing again and as a challenge I chose to write a story set in the US rather than my home turf, so, if I’ve messed up a phrase or cultural reference, please forgive me and let me know my mistake as a PM. Finally, I recognize that I failed to complete the last two stories I started posting here. Please be assured that by the time you read this the full first arc of the story is complete (circa 30,000 words) and most of the second arc has completed first draft. As ever please be tolerant of my failings, and forthright with your criticism. ~Persephone
 
Photo by Christopher Campbell on Unsplash
© Persephone 2019

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Cassandra

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A family spiraling out of control.
A child forced to grow up too fast.
Is there any room left for a young girl to find herself?


 


Author's Note: It’s been a while my friends. Recently I decided to start writing again and as a challenge I chose to write a story set in the US rather than my home turf, so, if I’ve messed up a phrase or cultural reference, please forgive me and let me know my mistake as a PM. Finally, I recognize that I failed to complete the last two stories I started posting here. Please be assured that by the time you read this the full first arc of the story is complete (circa 30,000 words) and most of the second arc has completed first draft. As ever please be tolerant of my failings, and forthright with your criticism. ~Persephone
 
Photo by Christopher Campbell on Unsplash
© Persephone 2019

The Old Wolf Visits the Swamp

Jack looks out the window of his private Lear as it approaches Washington D.C. He hated coming to Washington D.C. The place was filled with backstabbing hypocrites and lairs. The only reason he agreed to fly out to Washington, was the Attorney General had contacted him personally. Plus, there were a bunch of senators and representatives that wanted to talk to him.

Virtually Feminine - Part 6 - The Choice

Virtually Feminine - Part 6 - The Choice
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This chapter starts telling the story of how I came to a point where I had to make a decision about my life. I’m sure you guys are way ahead of me, considering where I’m posting this story, but believe me when I tell you it wasn’t that obvious to me…

Kathryn knew my secret. Which was two people more than I was comfortable with. I was more comfortable staying in denial and convincing myself that it was all pretend in the game I was playing.

So, in the interests of full disclosure, and for those of you who haven't read the rest of my story so far… Hi, my name was Andy and I am a trans-woman called Cathy.

Stick Her Shock - Part 6


Chapter 10

After Dana left Sandy was much calmer and had some time to think.

“Jackie, You have to take another day off. Do you think there will be a problem with that?

“No, it's the beginning of the quarter and the middle of the month. I have no appointments. Why?”

Stuck in a Rut - Part 35

Stuck in a Rut.
By Rosalie Redd

Casey Church is a normal 13 year old girl, But in a world where there hasn’t been a girl born in over 100 years, Casey adjusts to her new life as a girl. Can Casey cope with everything that comes with being a girl, or will others conspire to ruin her life?

Chapter 35

The New Human

 

The New Human
By Bobbie C.

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This story is set in an alternate present, where ten or so years ago, a new race of near-humans burst upon the scene and threatened the geopolitical balance of the world simply by their presence.

Foreign influence: part 36

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fifty eight

Sasha had not rung so far, so I was wondering if she had anything arranged yet. I really wanted to have a nice night out. Especially for Martin and Kathrin. As I rang the flat from Heinrich’s desk I got Kathrin on the line.
“Hi Monika, I just got in the door. What is happening?”
“I am wrapping things up, Kathrin. I managed to avoid a press conference, but I’ll have to go to Karlsruhe the day after tomorrow to give one with Dr. Winter, the Generalbundesanwalt.”
“Oh, where is Martin?”
“I have managed to keep him here for you for another couple of days, Honey.”

The Isle of Dreams: Where Dreams Come True and Nightmares Lurk!

In the Future many things will be possible making the most wonderful of dreams come true. However, it should always be remembered that nightmares are also dreams.

Rivers and Brooks 14


Chapter 14
Career planning

That night, my ghost came back. Lisa was, as typical of her, in a deep sleep, so I didn’t try to rouse her. Instead, I bravely asked the specter, “Who are you?”

Once again, she moved toward the center of the room. As it moved, I heard a child’s voice say, “Help me.” Then, it disappeared near the center of the room as before. Somehow, I knew that this was a little girl, but I can’t explain how I knew that.

Altered Fates: The Plan-B Bust: 2

Altered Fates: The Plan-B Bust: 2

by Iolanthe Portmanteaux

Before Andy became Caresse Desmesne, he and the other men had long discussions about whether Caresse’s torture of Henry was purposeful or unconscious. Joseph often tried to lay bets on when Henry would finally have his way with her. He should have bet that today would be the day, Caresse told herself.

Time on My Hands Chapter 75 - 675-903 CE: Epilogue

On January 14, 2018 I posted the 1st Chapter of Time on My Hands. Today, June 14, 2019, I posted the final and 75th weekly Chapter. That’s a mind boggling 30,0042 words. I had no idea when I began the story it would run this long. I spent at least 5 hours of research for every hour I wrote, and averaged 4 hours of writing per chapter.

I want to thank the readers who stuck with the story. The kudos are/were greatly appreciated and the comments eagerly read and sometimes used to adjust the story line.

Jennifer Sue

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