TopShelf Stories

To Be a Different Someone Chapters 1 & 2

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Chapter One: Black Eyes, Blue Tears

Where to begin?
I suppose I could start with my family—of what it was…which was nothing, really. We were like three roommates that talked a little bit as we lived separate lives. I suppose that’s a bit blunt, but that’s how it is, or was.
I don’t want to think that I intruded on the lives of two people on the day I was born…but I kind of felt that way.

Becoming Madeline: Prologue to Madeline's Adventure's

Pale moonlight streamed through the window and bathed the floor of my hospital room. Through the haze of the pain killers dripping down into me, I thought the full moon reminded me of a ghostly ship, cut adrift in a sea of darkness. My name is Mark Brewer, I just turned fourteen. Two weeks ago, I was in a horrible car crash that killed my mother and has left me a ward of the state. I’m told by a case worker that my older sister.. Kayla Brewer, who lives in Benton and owns and a operates a Christmas Tree Farm has agreed to take me in. Okay I lied a little.

“Who I Am” Chapters 1-3

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I’ve been cleared to place “Who I Am” back on-line, so here it is, in smaller pieces.
I will upload the other chapters over the next few weeks as to not flood the board.

The biggest issue I’ve had with the story is creating a decent blurb to use on Amazon...I think that is the reason it has not seen much love on Amazon.

To the Matt Part 32- Finale

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After the movie hoopla started to give way, Taylor started her surgical internship. She shadowed her mentor for months before she built up her confidence to perform on her own. It took her a while to get into the groove of things but once she saw that she could do it and do it well she was a natural at it.

The Voyage of the Visund -14-

Ursula finally gets to experience the city of Joth as she is taken to have her hair done. Afterwards, in the market, an opportunity presents itself... cue haste, confusion, desperation and sudden violence.

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The Voyage of the Visund

A tale of Anmar by Penny Lane

14 - Street Life

Racing Angels -chp 15


Racing Angels


Webster’s dictionary defines Speed as the fallowing: the rate of change of position along a straight line with respect to time over a set distance. In other words, the quicker you can get from one place to another. The question is what do you, do when your family has spent the last two generations in search of ways to accomplish this goal faster and faster. Would do you do when the family business is the search for more Speed. For Robert ‘Robby’ McGuire the answer is easy. You grab your sister and strap on a pair of Formula One racecars then go for broke.

Fit-4-U: Guaranteed-2-Fit

Did you ever sneak off somewhere to look at lingerie catalogs?

Guaranteed 2 Fit

Fit-4-U: Guaranteed 2 Fit

by Lainie Lee

I stole the little booklets from my sister's room and looked at the pictures in the bathroom with the door locked. In some of them the girls were practically naked, just wearing bra and panties. The images sent hot little barbs into my brain and made me feel sweaty in odd places.

Ian, part 14

I take a deep breath as I wake up, but even this action is enough to cause me a lot of pain in my chest. As I open my eyes, I’m briefly confused by my surroundings- this isn’t my bedroom in Cardiff, or even my old bedroom in London, but somewhere else… A hospital? That’d explain the pain in my chest, anyway…

“Good morning,” a familiar Welsh accent says, chilling the blood in my veins as I slowly turn my head and come face to face with my mother, and the stern look on her face…

To the Matt Part 31

The penultimate story part. Taylor's news hits hard. The families enjoy the holidays then come together for Taylor's final match. She starts a new chapter in life now that wrestling is off the table.

Dancing to a New Beat 54

CHAPTER 54
Both women looked drained, and Elaine was still giving little flickers of confusion to my Police, Professional eye. I remembered her apparent obsession with ‘three suspects’ when we were dangling poor Chris in front of that gang, and I flashed a glance at Sioned, who gave the slightest of headshakes.

"I’m going to have to wear a bra – to SCHOOL!?"

“I’m going to have to wear a bra – to SCHOOL!?

If you think things were going a bit off-the-scale, then you’d be right.

This began as one of my AP-500 pieces. I got one very useful comment about 'why and how' which got me moving and has turned into this continuation. Thanks AP


A Cam-eo Performance

While the wife's away Wanda will play. She HAD to see how the new dress looked on her. Chances like this don't come by frequently. Her bustier looked so foxy but it's hard to dance in heels. This could be auto-biographical. Take care my friends!

Wiley’s wife was out of town on a three day weekend conference that was halfway across the US. It was the most opportune time for his inner Wanda to come out to play. The timing was perfect.

Someone Who Cares- the complete story


Chapter 1: A New Place
I'm John Finn. I was your typical mid-30s loser. I grew up in a poor city in a very poor neighborhood where we had to constantly get help from welfare to survive. If you are ever caught in the welfare net it is almost impossible to escape, if not for one fateful whim I would be still stuck in the slum.

Time on My Hands Chapter 45 - 361-362 CE: The End of Alpes Graiae Et Poeninae

Time on My Hands

Chapter 45: 361-362 CE: The End of Alpes Graiae Et Poeninae

"Not only do I learn human languages, I can speak with all animals," Raben explained. "I use ravens as my eyes, I can see what they see, I can hear what they hear. They scout for us. In return we see they are fed and sheltered and we attend to any wounds they might suffer."

Needless to say the natives were quite unnerved by what Raben told them but the ravens did seem to be talking to him. Raben stayed ashore that night. The next morning all but 1 ship set out to scout the other islands. The natives were amazed as Raben answered their every question and they answered most of his. Each day more natives arrived until by the end of the third day they had a representative from every village present.

Tommy - The Trials and Tribulations of a Girl? - Chapter 133


Tommy
The Trials and Tribulations of a Girl?

A Novel By Teddie S.

Copyright © 2018 Teddie S.
All Rights Reserved.

Chapter 133
Mr. Yazzie, a bracelet, and a Bonfire.
Mr. Yazzie where are you? ~o~O~o~ The Yei spirits. ~o~O~o~ A good bonfire! ~o~O~o~ Ajie felt the spirits?

Gabriel's Mistake

Gabriel was a stalker. He spent his days following the school's hot chicks, finding out where they lived so he could spy on them. He had a real talent for following girls without them knowing. They were always fooled into thinking he was just another pedestrian, walking home from school, not doing anything wrong. But they didn't know his habit of putting cameras outside the girls' windows to catch videos of them changing.

I’m PROUD of who I am!

I’m PROUD of who I am!

Taboo, Stigma, Prejudice - does hitting someone with those labels make YOU fell clever, smart or better. It kills some people. Zombifies others. Would YOU like it back at you? I can cope - I've gone past the hate.

We all know the situation, when the story just keeps going. So here’s one five-time escapee from the AP-500 bundle.

Who the hell am I? Book 2 Chapter 21

Chapter 21 Helen Smith's POV

“So you're telling me that I have to prove my relationship to Jesse and even then I would have to prove that I am a better guardian than her grandfather?” I said irately to Karen's lawyer, Sheila.

I had arrived in Adelaide two hours ago, getting here as quickly as I could. After my meeting with Karen and Sheila I was jumping into a limo to travel to Mildura. I wanted to meet my niece immediately and every delay was irritating me. I couldn't believe the nonsense I was hearing. There had to be a way to protect Jesse.

To Be or Not to Be, That is the Existential Question: Chapter 3

"To Be or Not to Be, That is the Existential Question" If given the power of a comic book superhero, is that person obligated to play the part for the greater good?

To Be or Not to Be, That is the Existential Question

Chapter 3: Who Am I to Be

Last Time:

"Fair enough Doc. My new name is Glenyth, Glenyth Aonani Larsen, and it's nice to meet you too.

The doctor says, "Good to know, now we can get your papers ready. It won't take too long. The results of the blood tests will take a couple of days to a week. But you can come back for that."

Jail Bait

Lately I had actually enjoyed going to school. It had started when a group of documentary filmers had chosen our school to do a documentary about every-day high school life. This would be their fifth week here. The first week everyone tried to get their attention. They strongly discouraged that. Their goal was to be as unnoticeable as possible. Blending in into the background while filming with their carefully disguised cameras, as well as some fixed cameras. By the fourth week they had succeeded quite well. The students didn’t take more notice of them than they did of the poster for the Chess club’s next game in the state championships. Quite a pity, I had spent quite a lot of time making that poster.

So given that the film team wasn’t interested in any drama queens why did my best friend Phil come to school dressed as a girl?

Anchors Aweigh – 3 Roberta Has Set Sails


Anchors Aweigh – 3
Roberta Has Set Sails



By Jessica C


Sandy looks to Kristyn, “One outfit will be for the holidays. Everyone thinks you’ll be cute in a holiday outfit. I even saw one earlier this week that I thought you’d be extra cute in.”

The Observers Group, Chapters 12, 13

Chapter 12.

Mason raised an eyebrow. "Third person? How'd you get a third person in this slasher film?"

Sarah nodded. "There were three people in this apartment at the time of the crime. There were a murderer and a couple. The couple was in bed together."

"That's a lot of guesses, Bishop."

Sarah shook her head and said, "No guesses, Mason. Two people spent a lot of time in this apartment together. One lived there full-time. The second person was a regular visitor."

Out Centre 2

Out Centre 2
By Fallen Leaf - Playing in Lilith Langtree’s The Center

Douglas need's to enlist the help of his twin as she knows how to make herself look like him. Now he needs to learn how to do so to.

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To the Matt Part 27

Sorry for the delay again. When we left off, Taylor was helping her neighbors with their transgender child. They were about to meet the rest of her neighbor's family to introduce their niece. Fate has a funny way of making things complicated as the past meets the present for Taylor's family.

Confessions of a Train Passenger

[This story is based upon a conversation I overheard the on the train to work in 2011].

“Hi Wendy. I’ve not seen you on this train for a while?”

“Oh, hi Kylie. Yeah, I’ve been at the branch in Slough for the past few months. I could drive there in twenty minutes from home. Now I’m working in Reading for the next six months. The assistant manager is off on maternity leave. So here I am on the commuter express that stops at every station!”

“How are your kids?”

“Davy is a real handful. All he wants to do is play football.”

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