Cynthia and the Dropped Ball - Chapter 3 of 7

Cynthia and the Dropped Ball, Chapter 3 of 7

By Portia Bennett

Introduction: Tommie tells her sister about meeting a real witch and The Wizard. Elaine’s not too sure what to believe. We also learn one other thing. Tommie can converse with his cat. Does this sound familiar?

This story is another addition to The Cynthia Chronicles. Cynthia (Cindy) Brewer has graduated from medical school, and is well into her residency. The Wizard has difficulty remembering exactly where she is in her studies. Randi Lewis at age 18 is starting work on her Master of Science in Chemistry (read Randi and the Professor), and Charli Brewer will soon be a freshman in pre-med at UConn. Bobbie Anderson is setting the golf world on fire having now won tournaments on the PGA in addition to her many victories on the LPGA. This story takes place a year before Bobbie and the Glass Ceiling. If you are not familiar with the stories that make up the Cynthia Chronicles, you might want to go back to the beginning with An Incremental Journey. There are references to Cynthia and the Reluctant Girlfriend and Charli and the Girl Cave. If you don’t remember what happened in those stories, you might want to go back and read them again. This story also takes place just a few months before Cynthia and the Queen of the Knight.

Righting Wrongs Part 13- Finale

The teens go shopping but one finds trouble. Kennedy meets with the lawyer and gets a huge shock. The funeral turns interesting. Reed and Kylie break out of their shells.

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Friendships among the kids and teens are solidified. Michael gets put in his place as the true damage done by his teasing is revealed. Kennedy and William testify while Mr. Hogan and Ms. Mead have their day in court. Kennedy suffers a loss while the Penas see the family truly at work.

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Fractures start to appear in the family as moving day doesn't go well for all. Reed and Kylie stop trying to be like others and be their own people. Kennedy and Willie experience more aspects of parenthood to the enjoyment of the kids.

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Kylie has to talk for the first time about Hogan's abuse. William opens up to Kennedy as Kylie makes another friend. Stag and Hen parties lead to guy's night in and Kylie's first slumber party. The wedding day arrives but exactly who is getting married?

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The rest learn the big news. School dance leads to a bad night for Reed. Dan hits a new low with the family. Kylie shines among people who knew her past. And new neighbors for the group?

A Touch of Magic Part 10

Chapter 11
The twins kept their distance from us but always watched us. In class they didn’t engage us, instead trying hard not to work alongside us. Ms. Kimball kept trying to get the five of us to work together but they were only doing enough to keep her at bay.

Broken Phoenix Chapter 1

“I’m on the run, nowhere to go. Living where I can.” Those are the thoughts that are running rampant in the head of 7 year old Kyle. Kyle tries to forget what happened to his family, but he cannot out of fear for his life. What does life have in store for Kyle? Will he find the meaning of life? Or will he live in agony for the rest of his life?

Chapter One:

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Chapter 10
While Reed was learning to defend himself Anne Connors was working hard on Reed and Kylie’s case. She had been in contact with State Police investigators about abuse allegations against Kylie’s former teacher and added her thoughts on what Kylie had said. She had secretly been in contact with the school’s current principal to keep him under surveillance and obtain the old footage from the days Kylie was in school.

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The look on his sister’s face was a complex mix of emotions, amusement, anger, surprise, such a wide range of human feeling can be broadcast with a simple glance. Marley froze then quickly tried to cover himself with his hands, which he realized was kind of useless, he wasn’t exactly naked anyway. “You’re supposed to be at scholar bowl,” he spit out.

“Yeah, I wish I was, it was canceled, So, what’s going on?” Ann asked with a wicked smile. Marley was trapped, his sister blocked the door, he made a useless glance at the window and thought about jumping through it.

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Chapter 8
Olivia’s talk with Valerie didn’t go unnoticed and Reed felt extremely embarrassed over it. He just wanted John to speak with Mr. Sky, he didn’t want to start a war with him. Mr. Sky was a bit of a jerk but Reed respected him for trying to keep the class in order. This was going to be a big problem when he got back to school.

ups and down is a part of every love story

As usual, the morning starts with freshness and light drizzle. The light is soft and gentle, filtered through the hazy rain. I breathe in the sweet air and relax with the moist scene outside before me. Just got up and have to get ready for work.
Looking at myself in the full-length mirror, I feel proud. I always do. Part of it is because I hold a senior position in the company and have a very comfortable income. I have other reasons to be proud – but that I will explain later.

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Chapter 4
Both boys screamed at hearing that name. Nichole. They knew that name, they feared it. She was the innocent girl their father almost killed trying to get at Jaimie. Kevin begged them not to do that to them. Anne had to assure them she wouldn’t do that, they would find someone else to help them.

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“Geeze, this show is kind of lame, there’s no action, no guns, no giant robots, it’s just people talking,” Mike said. From his position in the reclining chair.

Daddy Will Be Here Soon

A gender-questioning child is apprehensive about meeting with Father after a long separation. The last time they saw each other it was as troubled father and closeted preteen son. How will they relate now?

Dorothy Vega- A Life

Thanks to T.J. for suggesting the idea for this story.

This story takes place across several decades and references events in "Someone Who Cares" "True Friends and Family" "New Beginnings" and "Making of A Family"

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Chapter 25
Richard visited Jaimie after Dr. Eliza left and took over watching her from Miles. He knew exactly what Nichole had done and what happened to her and knew Jaimie needed him. John and Valerie were waiting for his turn watching over Jaimie and gave him instructions on what she could and couldn’t do yet knowing he would follow them to the letter. Jaimie held him tight as she sat up in the bed, needing his closeness more than anything else at that moment.

Marley for the Win Part 8

Marley for the Win Part 8

Paul’s thoughts were suddenly thrust to his past. We never did it, I mean not that I didn’t try, there was that one time we kissed but it ended awkwardly. Everything makes so much more sense now, he thought. “So that’s why we never could get things going,” he said.

“Not that you didn’t try, how many times did I have to slap your hand away from my…” Lisa said.

“That’s not fair you led me on,” Paul laughed.

“When did being friendly and spending time together becoming leading someone on?” Lisa asked.

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Chapter 23
The next morning Hannah was unusually quiet and was clearly troubled. Nigel and Karen had to sit her down and talk with her about the night before, Bryan and Nichole kept away so they could talk in private.

Ashley, part 4

“You don’t lie to me,” Suri sings in her rhythmic, accented voice.

“You don’t lie to me,” Priya sings, trying her best not to giggle.

“You don’t lie to me,” Laura sings, casting an excited glance in my direction.

“You don’t lie to me,” I sing in as authentic a girl’s voice as my wavering vocal chords can manage.

“No more lies!” The four of us all yell simultaneously, earning cheers from Harriet and Megan on the sofa.

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Marley in his sister's clothes
Marley and his Mom walked across the school parking lot and across the school’s front lawn until they reached a bench, Lisa double checked to make sure no one was around then said, “OK, so Marley, I’m going to ask you something, why do you want to go to dinner with Paul and his family so bad?”

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Chapter 17
The sun set over the water and the group started to disperse. Plans were made to return during the next weekend with a smaller group expected. Nichole and Daisy hugged deeply as Daisy, Lilly, and Claire left. Karen whispered to Daisy “we owe you a lot.” Daisy nodded and added “mommy said to be good to her and I like her, she is different than the older ones.”

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FLASHBACK: April 3rd 2001

“Come on here we go, another bite, yum yum yum,” Lisa May snuck the spoon into her daughter’s mouth. “Come on little Annie, you’ve got to eat these yummy carrots.” Little Annie was not amused as orange goop ran out of her mouth, she swung her little arms in anger and gave a look that could melt ice. “OK, I get it, not your favorite,” Lisa laughed.

The door opened and Tom May walked in, dirty from head to toe in coal dust, he dropped his lunch bucket on the counter and dropped heavily into a seat. “What’s for supper?” he asked.

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Special thanks to Eric, SamanthanMD, Rhona McCloud, Julia Phillips, and Sophie Jones for the suggestions on sites to visit!
Chapter 13
Nigel picked up Nichole and held her close, whispering into her ear “we appreciated our time together; it’s sometimes how people who care a lot about one another express their feelings. I like Karen as a person and she liked me and on the spur of the moment we felt close enough to express that feeling to one another by a kiss.”

The Many Faces of Adira Potter 11

“The Many Faces of Adira Potter: Chapter 11”

By = Fayanora


Chapter Eleven: Return of the Return of the Heir


Note 1: Text in 'Italics and British quotes' is Parseltongue.


Note 2: Once more, I apologize for the bits and pieces of canon dialogue/narration here and there. A bit more of it here than normal; one scene, I couldn't really improve upon or change.

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Harry Potter and the Trouble With Neurotypicals: Book Two.

Or, "Aspie Potter and the Chamber of Secrets."

By = Fayanora


Note: I do not own this. J. K. Rowling does. This is just fan fiction. No money is being made.


Note 2: There may be a few bits and pieces lifted word-for-word from the canon material. I tried to do that as little as possible, though.


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Chapter 11
Breakfast was a hearty meal as they expected to be out for several hours. John suggested they order “full English” breakfasts so they could say they tried it at least once. The food scared the teens but after some goading and prodding among one another they all tried the black pudding and mixed veggies. They weren’t big fans of the mushrooms but that was universal for them, they never at them at home either.

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Harry Potter and the Trouble With Neurotypicals: Book Two.

Or, "Aspie Potter and the Chamber of Secrets."


Note: I do not own this. J. K. Rowling does. This is just fan fiction. No money is being made.


Note 2: There may be a few bits and pieces lifted word-for-word from the canon material. I tried to do that as little as possible, though.


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Harry Potter and the Trouble With Neurotypicals: Book Two.

Or, "Aspie Potter and the Chamber of Secrets."


Chapter 4: Halloween


Note: Sorry for the postspam, but I was very behind on posting chapters for this one, and I have a new one coming up soon.

"You did WHAT?" Ron exploded in the MAC classroom Monday afternoon. Harry had called an emergency meeting to inform them of what he'd forgotten in the midst of the scary voice the night before. "No way, that racist git? No bloody--"

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Chapter 7
John was excited about the day despite the rocky start. They were visiting the Tower of London! It is one of the most famous sites in the entire world and one that he personally could not visit the UK without having seen in person. He was willing to visit it alone if he had to, but thankfully all the others wanted to see it as well.

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Marley for the Win Part 5

“Yeah Mom, your new boyfriend thinks you have two daughters,”

Marley stopped and just stood there, his sister was laughing, but his Mom looked seriously upset. That guy Mom knows thinks I’m a girl, God this is messed up, Marley thought. Oh and she likes him, and now I’ve screwed that up, Marley’s embarrassment bubbled over and he yelled “Damn it this isn’t funny!”

“Yeah knock it off Ann,” Lisa said. “I’m so sorry Marley, this was such a stupid idea, listen let’s just get you back to normal and go home.”

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Chapter 5
Nichole slept soundly that night. Karen checked on her a couple of times before falling asleep but Nichole didn’t make a sound. The next morning the four went down to breakfast and endured constant questions about Nichole’s night. Karen tried to keep quiet about it, not wanting to upset Nichole but relaying to Olivia and Valerie that they definitely needed to go shopping for her if only to get her some decent clothing and pajamas.

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Nigel Smith is a hardworking single dad. He is also a highly trained nurse who over the years has earned a reputation for his fairness and compassion. Sadly in the eyes of his employers he doesn’t work long or hard enough and often has to correct his needed time off to avoid needed to hire a sitter for his daughter.

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Marley for the Win Part 4

With numbers pinned and hugs all taken care of the May family entered the starting area right when the announcer called for the junior girls. “OK, you too, best of luck,” Lisa said as she rejoined the other parents around the starting area. Ann and Marley stood silently and tried to hide their nervousness as the other racers all filtered up to the line.

“Hey you guys, Marley and Ann?” an older girl said wearing a BikeTech jersey.

“Yeap, that’s us,” Ann replied.

Ashley, part 3

“Come on, cheer up!” Dad urges me as I comb my long- for a boy- floppy blonde hair. “Don’t think there’s a single twelve year old boy who wouldn’t kill to go where you’re going tonight, getting to see the best film ever with your girlfriend AND being surrounded by a bunch of celebrities…”

“Yeah, I guess,” I say with a long sigh.

“What’s wrong?” Dad asks. “Just a little tired? Don’t tell me you don’t like Star Wars…”

“No, the film was alright,” I say, making dad sigh.

Marley for the Win Part 3

Marley for the Win Part 3

Marley in his sisters old kit.

Marley paused before turning the corner and entering the busy downstairs bathroom corridor again. He was losing his nerve, he was feeling a bit dizzy and grabbed a railing along the wall. Marley was a shy boy, he didn’t like drawing attention to himself, and he had always harbored a great fear of humiliation. “I can’t do this,” he said and turned around to head back up and get out of this ridiculous costume.

Marley for the Win Part 2

Marley For the Win Part 2

Lisa and Ann both stepped back and looked at Marley then looked at each other. They had never really thought about it but with his longer hair it wouldn’t be that big of a stretch for him to look like a girl. He was 13, but his body hadn’t really changed from puberty, even his voice hadn’t changed.

“It’s the clothes,” his sister said, “That black jersey isn’t going to work, we’re going to have to change it.” Lisa nodded and crossed her arms, then looked into the back of the van.

“I guess it’s still in there,” Lisa said.

Alex & Chris Chapter 65

Alex &Chris
By Sharphawlad

Chapter 65. The School trip to France.

Alison came to see Alexis. “I have been talking to some of the youngsters who have recently returned from a school exchange visit to the south west of France. Saskia and the hobbits were most annoyed at what has been happening. They want to send the imps in to the French to teach them a lesson in hospitality.”


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