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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)
The Squad Chapter 15 Sun Leila
Nine Months (Month One) Sun Lizzy Bennet, Miss Jessica
Chaos and Order: The War Eternal Chapter 4 Sun Zapper
Spring Break Sun Jessica C
Chaos and Order: The War Eternal Chapter 3 Sun Zapper
Mommy I don't want to try out for the baseball team again... Sun Princess Panty-boy
Easy As Falling Off a Bike pt 3147 Sun Angharad
You Are a Meany Solo Sarah Goodwoman
Masks 17: Part 2 Sun Stickmaker
The Trials of Shay-Va-Za: Prologue Sun crazypagangurl
Gaby Book 14 ~ The Girl ~ Chapter *31* Crossed Sun Maddy Bell
The Wildcats - Chapter 7 Sun Leslie Moore
Harry Potter and the Trouble With Neurotypicals 21 Sun Fayanora
First Dates are Kissing Dates 6 Sun Frances Penwiddy
The Italian Job - Part 3 Sun SamanthaMD
Jennie's Potty-Training chapter 38 Sun babyjennie
The Mandela Shift: Chapter 3 Sat Haylee V, Leila
A Longer War 68 Sat Cyclist
Amadeus Irina ~ Part 21 Sat Shauna
Hope's Light Prologue: The Flight From Earth & The... Sat crazypagangurl
Snep's Day Out Solo Penny Lane
Soulmate or Soldier, Chapter 3 Sat Elle_Jay
Zuriel: The Recruit. Fri Dorothy Colleen
Tomboy Fri Light Clark
Princess and the Plague: Erika's next Chapter 18 Fri Anistasia Allread
Vantier a Whateley Tale chapter 14--labor day pool party Fri Shadowsblade
Out on a Tether Fri Morpheus
Stormwall: Chapter 1 Fri crazypagangurl
A boy named Alice: Prologue Fri Selene
Ian, part 9 Thu Debbie V
Emily Solo Sarah Lynn Morgan
Magic of the Kingdom: Book 2 Chapter 7 Thu Dark Kitten, Zoe Taylor
When I Grow Up Thu Angie "kitn" Hughes
How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love Donald Trump Thu Missy
The English Courtesan - Chapter 13 Thu Nancy Cole and Persephone
All the World's a Stage Chapter 44 Wed Bronwen Welsh
Journeys West - Chapter 6 - The Plot Thickens Wed Monica Rose
Evan's Wardrobe 1 Wed Ollie
A Blank Page - Chapter 4 Wed Flummox
Servants Of Redemption: Chapter 1 - To Lose It All Wed crazypagangurl
Earth Racer Solo Dorothy Colleen
Laura, part 1 Tue Debbie V
Synchronicity Solo Elle_Jay
Virtually Feminine - Part 3 - Friends Tue Morgan Philips
The League of Chinchillas: A Wolf in Chinchilla’s Clothing Tue Jenny North
Ginny's Story Chapter 7 Mon Karen Lockhart
Change the World - 2 of 5 Mon Drea DiMaggio
Allie 3 Mon Dauphin
The last Ghost Rider Solo WolfJess7
Welcome To Whisper Pines Part-4 Mon Enemyoffun
Glimmer Girl #1 - "Between a Rock and a Hard Place" Mon Miranda Sparks
Day Care Channel Solo Dauphin
Busybody's Demise Solo crazypagangurl
The Yellow Dress Solo Pamela
Nymphobrainiac Solo Jenny North
Chaos Theory Solo Casey Brooke
"Yes Daddy..." Solo laylajade
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Nine Months (Month One)

Nine Months (Month One)

Kelly is a 36 year-old copywriter working for a top London ad agency, that is until he loses his Job. His wife, Jamie is a struggling actor looking for her big break. They have been trying to get pregnant for years but now, but without the money from Kelly’s job they will have to give up trying.

Jamie, wants them to get away, play at being different people. She orders two body suits, but thanks to their gender-neutral names there’s a mix up. Then an offer comes in from Iceland…

Chaos and Order: The War Eternal Chapter 3



And So It Begins


I clawed my way to consciousness and slapped at my alarm. Unfortunately, I misjudged my strength and accidently sent the alarm clock flying into the wall.

“Ugh, . . .” I groaned as I sat up.

You Are a Meany

You are a meany

Author's note: This story is about the unforseen ramifications of someone doing petticoat punishment to their son. I am putting the story out there self edited to see how far I have come in being able to catch my writing mistakes. Please be gentle with the criticism about the bad grammar, just point out how much help you think I need.

The Trials of Shay-Va-Za: Prologue

This is a tale of three girls all born with male traits, of how they found each other and their adventures after they first meet.

The caution is related to various incidents described below, all but one being current events, the other occurring two years earlier.

Be warned, this first part isn't nice. There's a fair bit of what many might call needless violence, the bad guys don't leave witnesses behind. Well, not if they can help it, at least.


January 14th, 2017, 1:38 PM, Homestead Meadows South, Texas

Harry Potter and the Trouble With Neurotypicals 21

Harry Potter and the Trouble With Neurotypicals: Book Three.
Or, "Aspie Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban."

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.

Note 3: My writing has suffered from my fear of the Trump administration. :( As if I needed more things getting in the way of my writing. But that's why it's been so long between chapters.

The Italian Job - Part 3

With a bit of trepidation, I sent off the application for my new passport the following day after a quick trip to my lawyers.

When I’d come into all that money, I invested some of it in the shop and also just under £10M in a number of properties in and around the city. Property in Bath is really expensive. I employed a Solicitor to manage the properties on my behalf through a company I set up called ‘Safnis Properties Ltd’.

My impromptu visit to my Lawyers that day was to formally change my name to Fran from Francis.

The Mandela Shift: Chapter 3

Chapter 3
"Bethany Carl," she whispers, motioning me to follow- quietly. She stealthily helps me towards the dumpster. Fortunately, we are not discovered. As we reach it, I see an almost invisible door on the side of one of the buildings slide open silently. She pulls me through quickly. As I glance backward, I see the opening fade. In its place is nothing but common brownstone, like everything else around the clinic. "We can talk freely now, Stacey," she says. "The walls are completely soundproof."

A Longer War 68

The floods weren’t bad that winter, but as usual customer numbers collapsed for a couple of months. We kept ourselves afloat by doing that for others, with a steady succession of boats to hoist out and check for damage, fouling, caulking and the rest. Trevor and Ricky knew what they were doing with that, and it let Darren push ahead with his studies. If things went well, he would get his certificates in time for the school holiday period, just when they would be needed most.

Mystery of the Vanishing Story


So, those of you who follow my work, for which I am eternally grateful for, might notice a rather significant change has taken place with my postings in that my Prom Changes Everything series in that the entirety of the body has been removed. That's because...well...I have no clue how to actually delete the post itself until the BCTS gods and goddesses hear my pleas and are able to remove it for me. But I guess you want to know why it's been removed in the first place. Well, that's because I finally took the quite scary plunge of actually publishing this book on Amazon today.

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Amadeus Irina ~ Part 21

A lonely young boy is torn between two worlds. Which will he choose—that of his father OR that of his mother?


Amadeus Irina

By Shauna

Copyright© 2017 Shauna
All Rights Reserved.
Splash collage courtesy of Dawn Natelle
(all image originals sourced from Creative Commons)

Hope's Light Prologue: The Flight From Earth & The Founding

Captain Elijah Anthony Stormshadow looked out over the crowd waiting to go onto the generation ship that would take them to their new home. He nodded to a young man, who waved to another standing by the ship, and the access door to the big ship opened.

Snep's Day Out

After a hard winter and an early spring, the frayen of the palace stables are ready for a chance to get some fresh air and stretch their legs. Snep's rider has an idea for a destination.

Snep's Day Out

by Penny Lane

Soulmate or Soldier, Chapter 3

What is it you really want, a Soulmate or just a Perfect Warrior?


                Chapter the Third

Where we experience a stereotypical adventurer’s first fight (because of course we do)

Zuriel: The Recruit.

Zuriel:The Recruit

I was an oddity, even before I was born.

Which only got worse moments after my birth when my parents named me Zuriel.

The name came about because both my parents were sure I was gonna be a girl, until they saw the little thing between my legs, and as they hadn’t bothered to have a boy name ready, they found a list of baby names and started at the back until they found one they liked.

Unfortunately, they were kinda right about me - I have always felt more like a girl than a guy.

Vantier a Whateley Tale chapter 14--labor day pool party

Vantier a Whateley Tale.....Ancient and Powerful Vantier awakens in a foreign world, struggling to find her place in it.

He is saved from the death of his race and planet....to start all over again....but can she survive?
A human high school and being a teenager? Will she remember what was? And grow in power?

We take a break for the madness of Rohanna and join Vantier in her first week at school!

I have to tell you this, switching from writing a crazy Drow to a level headed older GOO is not easy!---lol

BIG NOTE for my readers!

Out on a Tether

After a boy manifests as a mutant, and begins changing in ways that shock and amaze him, he soon finds himself involved with some very dangerous people.

This story takes place in the Whateley Universe.


Stormwall: Chapter 1

The cautions given here are for events described in the long background portion in the middle of the piece.

I could have told this story without all that background info, but she was visiting family, and catching up on everything related to them.


As short a time as a week ago, I thought everything was just as it should be. I was a young male in my junior year of high school, a strong member of our track and field team, and I was doing pretty darn well in my classes, only one B grade in the previous semester.

A boy named Alice: Prologue

A boy named Alice

Have you ever heard of that song “A boy named Sue”? If you have you might get an inkling about what my life is like. Supposedly the father of the boy named him Sue so he would get teased and bullied in school in order to toughen him up. Well my sire liked that philosophy and named me Alice. Needless to say very much like Sue’s my life isn’t very nice because of it. That is also why I call my sperm donor “sire” I just can’t bring myself to call him “dad” or “father” even. Complete and utter moron, spineless too.


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