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The Wynter Lioness - Part 1

The Wynter Lioness

Chapter 1

 

by Tychonaut

 
 
 
Prince Henry Wynter was the Heir to the High Throne of the Heptarchy and prophesised to one day lead his people to unparalleled greatness. Twenty two years after he abandoned his destiny and his throne for the chance to be the person he felt he was meant to be, he finds that Fate has not yet finished with him. The events surrounding the proposed appointment of a new Heir to the High Throne have consequences that reach as far the remote farmstead refuge of the former prince and threaten to destroy the new life that she has built for herself.

 
 

PROLOGUE

 

I Don't Like Wednesdays

I'm pretty sure today must be a Wednesday. I say this because I've never really got on with Wednesdays.

Relationship break-up's? Always seem to happen on a Wednesday.

Evenings that my mother calls to tell me she's not getting any younger and she'd really like to see some grandkids? Wednesday evenings.

Mornings when I spill juice down my blouse when getting ready to go to work - yup, you guessed it - Wednesday mornings.

And right here, right now - the day that I encounter the lamest supervillain in existence? Yay me, Wednesday.

For information, I'm not the guy in the yellow chicken suit calling himself the 'Rooster of Doom'. That dude clearly has mental health issues that are going to need some serious professional help. Nope, I'm the tall chick in the patriotic red, white and blue who looks like a cross between a Spartan extra from the movie '300' and Geraldine Estelle Halliwell during her Spice Girls days. And I'm currently trying to stop the 'Rooster of Doom' (and yes, that's how he identified himself) from knocking over a logistics lorry for a well known supermarket chain. The first police officers on scene advised me that the 'Rooster' monologued that his intention was to raise his 'Poultry Posse of Power' from the free range eggs on board. I seriously kid you not. My life has been reduced to the 'and finally' section of the ITV News at Ten. It'll be between me and a duck from Melton Mowbray performing a 'McTwist' on a skateboard tonight. At this point, I'm really hoping they go with the duck or I'll never live this down in the 'cape and cowl' community.

TG input to amazing Hubble images

First off, thank you, Bob, for posting those amazing Hubble images in the header.

They got me to wondering about how many trans folk had a hand in making that happen.  I had a very small part, pre-transition, but I think that would still count.

 Has anyone compiled a list?  Should we try to start one?  My guess is that there are quite a number.

The Quiet Girl - Part 3

The Quiet Girl
 
Part Three - And The Birds Make Music
by Andrea Lena DiMaggio

 

And precious things are dreams onto an exile
They take her o'er the land across the sea
Especially when it happens she's an exile
From that dear lovely Isle of Innisfree.


Wannabe Editor looking for voluntary work

I have recently come to an epiphany, I want to evolve my passion for books into a career by becoming a book editor. I have reasearched methods of becomeing one and it has been suggested that I begin as a freelance copy editor and that I should build a portfolio by doing some voluntary work online. So I wish to ask any of the Authors on this site, if you are looking for an editor for your works I am currently more than willing to take on any challenge you can throw at me, absolutely FREE. The only favor that I ask is that you allow me to keep either all, or at least a segment of the text you send to me, both of the raw and edited versions, so that I can keep them in my portfolio and one day I shall hopefull be able to find paid work.

A Life Changing Experience!

A Life Changing Experience!
by mittfh
 
Copyright © 2010 Ben Norwood.
This story is licensed with a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

(N.B. Just in case it isn't absolutely obvious, this is a virux hoax parody. Please do NOT redistribute this via email!)

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WARNING!

If you receive an email with the subject "A Life Changing Experience!" please delete it immediately without opening it. Especially do not open any included attachments.

Drabble: Reunion

Drabble: Reunion
by mittfh
 
Copyright © 2010 Ben Norwood.
This story is licensed with a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

I stood nervously in Arrivals, butterflies in my stomach. Why had I ever agreed to this reunion in the first place?

Frosti the Snowgirl

Frosti the Snowgirl
by mittfh
 
Copyright © 2010 Ben Norwood.
This story is licensed with a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

Over on BCTS, I blogged about a recent news story where the creators of a snow sculpture were persuaded by the local plod to cover up her 'assets'. A regular quipped "What if there's some magic in that old silk bra they found? What if, when they put it on her, she began to dance around?"

So my warped imagination then produced this...

Mittfh's Stories

Mittfh's Stories
 
Here's a list of all the stories that have escaped my warped imagination...so far!
(Or at least, those that have broken out of their padded cell at BCTS!)
 

Rhyme Stew - a cautionary tale

Rhyme Stew - A cautionary tale
by mittfh
 
Copyright © 2010 Ben Norwood.
This story is licensed with a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

 
Here's a cautionary (and potentially disturbing) tale set in nursery rhyme land,
but how many rhymes inspired this?

Warning: this tale contains a scene of mollusc genocide!