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A Day Without Pain

A Day Without Pain

A Hatbox Short by Melanie E.


"It's the least we can do."

That's what they had said when they had come into his hospital room, clipboards in hand and curious, though not unkind, looks in their eyes.

It was natural for those who were healthy to be curious about the dying after all, and that was exactly what he had been doing, slowly and agonizingly, for the last three years.

It had started out innocuously enough, with a twinge in his temple when he would stand up or turn his head too quickly. The twinge had turned to a spike, and the spike into a burning lance, piercing his head with every movement.

For years he had devoted his life to becoming one of the most promising young talents in the computer technology world.

He felt it somewhat ironic that he would die not being able to stand looking at a monitor for more than five minutes without a morphine drip in place.

Quest for the Silver Cleric

Quest for the Silver Cleric


by Dorothy Colleen



"When the Empire was in flower, the Weres came to fight. The Sea-folk were threatened, and The Dead ruled the night. The situation hopeless, the battle was as good as lost. Then the Silver Cleric came to save us, no matter what the cost.”

And when the troubles returned, the Sea-folk reached across time and space to find a very special person, someone both male and female, to find to rid this strange world of darkness, oppression and misery.

Danica finds herself in a strange world with new languages, cultures, personalities and challenges on a quest to find The Silver Cleric.

Ma Cherie Amour

Ma Cherie Amour









Lea and Zack are twins. They want to spend their last summer before college together, because Lea is going off to an all-girls college. Their mother finds the perfect job for them as nannies at a lake cottage, perfect except the woman is looking to hire two girls.


TransGenderElla book cover

An old fairy tale turned on it's head;

All transgenderella wants is to be herself and go to the ball, but her evil stepmother has other ideas. When Transgenderella stands her ground, insisting that it's time to come out, she is torn down and left crying in her room as her two stepsisters are whisked away to the palace. With the aid of her fairy not-quite God Mother, Transgenderella is transformed into the woman she always was, but is that enough to bring her happiness.

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Title Code Author(s)
Miss-identifed Solo Alys Prince
Undercover Exposure Tiara Solo Dauphin
The Many Faces of Harry Potter 24 Thu Fayanora
You Could Go Home Again, part 13 of 16 Thu Trismegistus Shandy
A world without me : Chapter 2 : Let's dance. Maybe? Thu BrokenFox
All the World's a Stage Chapter 38 Thu Bronwen Welsh
All In A Day's Work Solo Joannebarbarella
Robin's Maid Solo Drea DiMaggio
Showstopper Solo Dorothy Colleen
Alexa B-Side: #13 - Reaction Wed Kris Traverse
Out of the mouth of babes... Wed Haylee V
Kim Possible and The Amazon Women 5 Wed Lethaldaza
Educational Justice -chp14 Wed WolfJess7
Playing her way 2 - Chapter 7 Wed D.L.
It's Complicated - Part 18 "Highland Express" Wed Shiraz
Stumbles Of Love Part 2 Wed crazypagangurl
Gaby Book 14 ~ The Girl ~ Chapter *13* The Real Aoi Wed Maddy Bell
Masks 13: Part 11 Wed Stickmaker
MORFS: Out Of Retirement 03 Wed Ray Drouillard
Bian -22- Blondie Tue Erin Halfelven
Robbie's Revelation Chapter 14 Tue Rebecca Jane
Unseen People - Chapter 1 Tue Lizzy Bennet
Stephanie’s Chance - 4 You’re Hired Mon Jessica C
The Jon Boat Solo Pentatonic
The Squad Chapter 9 Mon Leila
Princess and the Plague: Erika's next Chapter 9 Mon Anistasia Allread
No Good Deed Solo Haylee V
The Prankster Solo TGFictionStv
World's shortest TG story Mon Haylee V
Be careful what you wish for... Solo Morgan Philips
Family is.. hopefully worth the effort [4.13] Mon Nessa M
The Mirror Solo Asche
Just Call Her Lesley Solo Joannebarbarella
Prom Changed Everything Part 8 Mon Paradox
Dark Matters -5- Mon Adonna
Dream of Electric Mink Sun ed
Kayleigh's Story, Chapter 2: Nights of Silence Sun kayleigh01
Memoirs of a magical girl, chapter 4. Sun Nagrij
A Longer War 58 Sun Cyclist
Family Secrets, Chapter 7 Sun Drakira
Easy As Falling Off a Bike pt 3099 Sat Angharad
Sixteen Feet of Steel Chapter 26 Sat Bailey Summers
Vesta's Hearth 9 and 10 Sat Frances Penwiddy
Mercy Chapter 16 Fri Dorothy Colleen
The Amazons : I became a Amazon Cheerleader ( part 8) Fri Lethaldaza
The Station's Late Nite Princess -chapter 23 Fri Snowfall
A Summer's Odyssey IV Chapter 13 Fri Jennifer Sue
Jennie's Potty-Training chapter 27 Fri babyjennie
A Journey Solo Joannebarbarella
And Justice Shall Be Served Solo crazypagangurl
My Secret To My Success Solo Warm Hearted
Al's adventures in girlyland Solo Dorothy Colleen
Brotherly love Solo QuietOne
Emotions Solo Unknown_Person
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Miss Identified

This began as a very short story – then grew after ‘I’m going to go for it’!

It's been not years but decades that I have hidden inside my shell. Layers and layers of ever-hardening never-cracking tough and rough shell. And deep inside was real-me. So very different from what people saw of my outside.

The Many Faces of Harry Potter 24

You Could Go Home Again, part 13 of 16

I got the phone call just after lunch, and I was late to my next class, sitting in a restroom stall until I got my tears under control. I couldn’t concentrate to pay attention to my afternoon classes anyway; I might as well have skipped them.

A world without me : Chapter 2 : Let's dance. Maybe?

A world without me

Jake is a thirteen year old boy who looks like a girl, far more so than is normal. He isn't aware that his appearance is anything other than natural though, and has assumed it'll change when he goes through puberty.

He is wrong, and thanks to the help of a girl from his class he is forced explore a side of him he's always hated, and ends up facing some unpleasant truths. Family isn't always to be trusted.

Chapter 2: Let's dance! Maybe?

All In A Day's Work

All In A Day’s Work

By Joannebarbarella

This is a tribute to someone who did not even know she was a heroine (and probably still doesn’t). She’s a member of our sorority here at BC. I have not sought her permission to publish this piece as it can be construed as fiction, and probably much of it is, but I hope she likes it. I think she may recognize herself.

This might also qualify for Dorothy’s Challenge




Author's note: this one is a little dark. I hope that doesn't scare people away

Mark “the magnificent” smiled and hummed a cheery tune as he went back to his dressing room after his latest show.

Alexa B-Side: #13 - Reaction

Mary was sitting on her sun porch, enjoying the lovely Sunday morning. It looked like it was going to be another postcard day in Florida. She was enjoying her morning coffee and reading the Palm Beach Post when the tranquility was broken by the sound of her granddaughter’s yelling.

“Grandma, Grandma, where are you?” Julie Preston yelled from the house.

Out of the mouth of babes...

A young girl was on her first cross-country flight, alone. As the plane taxied down the runway, she became frightened, so she closed her eyes, bowed her head, and began to pray. A businessman sitting next to her waited until she was done, then casually leaned over to her and whispered, "That was nice, honey, but you KNOW God doesn't really exist, right?"

She turned to the man and said, "How do you know, mister?" To which he replied, "I'm an adult. We know things like that."

Kim Possible and The Amazon Women 5

Dr James Possible is researching a new formula for genetic DNA he can now change men into women and back the same way but there is lot evil people out there in America and The Amazon Jungle in the Race known as Amazon women his daughter Kim Possible work for global justice Network with her Friend Ron Stoppable what happen if Kim became Evil like her enemy Drakken and Shego

All characters and places in this story belong to the Disney Corporation.
Original creators, Mark McCorkle and Robert Schooley
I receive nothing for the writing of this story.

Educational Justice -chp14

Educational Justice


Maria DeMarco never thought that she would find trouble amongst her many businesses. After all they were the public face of where her money came from. She was after all a retired Prima Ballerina and like most such women she invested her money wisely. But trouble she did find and in the one place she would never have thought to look. One of the schools she loves and sponsors. Can the Black Badge Deputies ferret out the people behind the troubles before Gemini has to deal with Gym Class?

by Snowfall and Jessie Wolf.

Dedicated to the men and women of the US Marshal Service.

Edited by my husband Paul, and AJC Snowfall.


This is a work of fiction an any persons in this work are purely fictional.

Playing her way 2 - Chapter 7

Playing her way 2 - Chapter 7

© D.L.

"We need to talk," Bill stated to his wife, who had just curled up against him on the sofa. Their guests had left and the kids had gone to bed.

Jack, much to Becky's amusement, had gone to sleep in one of her spare nightgowns.

"Don't worry about Jack," Liz stated, "I've already had him tested, he isn't transgendered."

"How? When?" Bill replied.

Stumbles Of Love Part 2

I apologize for not writing anything new for the last week or so, and especially regarding this story, as I promised to post pieces for this one fairly regularly. I've either been busy of late, or having issues with my sleeping which can be a nuisance, or have been dealing with pain and/or migraines, another nuisance I would happily avoid if it were at all possible. Such is my life, even when I'm fairly happy, it's a PITA. LOL


Masks 13: Part 11

Chapter Twenty-One

Not surprisingly, the whole campus we still in a slowly diminishing uproar hours later. Those who had actually been at the scene of the fight were especially affected by the excitement. Though one of them for reasons not immediately obvious.

"This is so weird," said Vic, a bit frightened, as she sat on her bed, rocking back and forth a bit. "Standing there, with Cosmic Ray, talking to him, I was feeling all those girly things from the romances. I even felt my heart flutter."

MORFS: Out Of Retirement 03

Acts of Humanity

Out Of Retirement
(Part 03)
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 Six: Back To Sun City

Esther was skiing with some friends from her previous online course when I was invited to Kim's and Sara's home for dinner. They have a lovely place right on the lake.

Robbie's Revelation Chapter 14

Continuation of Robbie's story, as friends, family, and maybe even fate
continue him on his path of discovering who he, or she, really is.

Robbie’s Revelation
Chapter 14

By Rebecca Jane
Copyright© 2017 Rebecca Jane
All Rights Reserved.

Unseen People - Chapter 1

A strange girl appears in the dead of night. She can’t speak or remember where she has been, what could her secret be?

Fantasy, horror and humour in Brexit Britain. Oh, and more than a little TG.

Thanks as always to Robyn and Chris for their input and support. Please post comments, they help me continue writing and improve as I do so.

Unseen People

Chapter 1

Ben and Molly both stared at the little screen of light on Molly’s iPhone.

The Jon Boat

A transitioning story as told by a friend

“I don’t like the lightning and thunder,” Carl said in a frightened voice. He moved closer to me, as if I could protect him. His T-shirt was so soaked, it clung to him and was practically transparent. It was then that I noticed what looked like straps over his shoulders. I had no idea what they were.

“Hey, whatca wearing under there?” I asked, pointing to his shoulders. It was too hot to wear even a T-shirt, but wearing something under it made even less sense.

His face began to redden. “Nothing,” he replied.

“No, there’s something,” I persisted.

He just stood there, looking at me. His face was even more red. “If I tell you, you’ve got to keep it a secret. Will you do that?”

“Of course,” I said. Now I was really interested.

He pulled off his T-shirt, and there was some kind of garment there. Not having any sisters, and being rather naive about girls, I had no idea what it was. “What is that?” I asked.

“A camisole,” was his reply. I could see that it looked like something a girl would wear, but the word “camisole” meant nothing to me.

The Squad Chapter 9


The Squad: Chapter 9


We arrive at the hospital, it’s about half past 6. I was expecting to head for the same critical care ward that I had seen Amber last. Instead, dad leads me to a different floor. Amber’s condition must have improved. We enter to find a smiling Amber just finishing dinner. “Aaron!” the excitement in my sister's voice makes my heart swell with joy. “Oh, it’s so good to see you!”

Princess and the Plague: Erika's next Chapter 9

Princess and the Plague:
Erika's next Chapter

by Anistasia Allread

Samantha, Victoria, Tricia and Krystal, holding hands with Jorge were all out in front of the school waiting for her as her mother pulled up.

No Good Deed

No Good Deed

(c) 2017 Haylee V

It is often said, and highly misquoted, that no good deed ever goes unpunished. Yet I never thought

I'd find out how true that adage rang...

The Prankster


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