Saturday, November 22, 2014

"The Outsiders" update!

Here's Chapter 10 of "The Outsiders"!

Looks like monthly updates is the pace I will be posting at forward.

Here's the updated TOC.

Thanks for reading :-)


Tuesday Nov 25th 2014:
I've gone back and fixed some mistakes I found when I read through the story.  Looks like I didn't do a very thorough job of proof reading before I pushed 'publish'.

I'm playing with the thought of writing the next chapter from Jonas' point of view. How do you, my readers, feel about that?

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

No Strings Attached Chapter 34

Hi my friends! I have been having a somewhat rough week emotionally and I barely managed to get another chapter posted today, I didn't want to disappoint you with missing my time line. The chapter may be a little shorter than some of the previous ones but I hope you still enjoy following along as Jason is getting discharged from the hospital with mixed emotions about Ariana's apparent absence. Let me know how you like the outcome of Chapter 34. Enjoy and thanks as always for reading. Hugs, Dani

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Another Coming Home Update

Dear Readers,

I'm changing things up a bit. I was encouraged by a fan to skip ahead in time, and I found it an inspiring challenge. So here's Coming Home: Year Eleven, which is the eighth chapter in the story.

(I know. I'm sorry if that's confusing!)

Additionally, please find the updated Table of Contents here.

Cigarettes & Chocolate Milk

Monday, November 17, 2014

Coming Home Update

Dear Readers,

Here is (the inexcusably delayed) Coming Home: Year Seven.

An updated Table of Contents can be found here.

Cigarettes & Chocolate Milk

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

No Strings Attached Chapter 33

Hi friends, I was cutting it close this week....but here is Chapter 33 of NSA. I have been busy and I get frustrated when I don't get as much time as I would like to spend on NSA and writing and editing. I hope I did an o.k. job editing this one, I felt like I flew over it somewhat and hope I didn't miss anything. Jason's discharge is right around the corner but his last hours in the hospital are overshadowed by a strange encounter and Ariana making him feel somewhat frustrated. Well, I hope you guys enjoy this chapter of our two characters and as always, I am happy to get any feedback. Hugs, Dani
Oh, and here is an updated TOC of NSA, in case anyone cares...:-)

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Eric and Jessie Part 2

First Weeks at Home


I had no idea just how helpless I really was.  In the hospital there were so many nurses anticipating my needs and helping me. At home it’s just me and my mom and I feel bad asking her for help with so many things.  I learned how to do some stuff with my feet like change the channel and type on my computer.  I tried playing video games but that was kind of a disaster.  Ive been going to rehab for 6 hours 3 days weeks. Although the wounds on my stumps are almost healed they are still very swollen. The swelling should be going down faster than it is.  That means is going to take me even longer to get arms.  Until then, I’m stuck with my mom feeding me like a baby because I’m not flexible enough to use my feet.  I also need her to bathe me and change my catheter.  At first I didn’t want to use a catheter.  After having to walk up to your mom and say “mom I have to pee, can you please help me?”  I changed my mind on the catheter real quick.  It was pretty humiliating needing your mom to get your dick out, aim, shake, wipe and them put it away. Right then, I kinda wanted to die.  She was constantly telling me things would get better but it was hard to see the silver lining.  I had this sinking feeling I was going to be living at home for ever. 

Monday, November 10, 2014

Night of the Dragon

On a damp and dark evening Alan rolled his manual chair down the ramp towards his car as his friend James followed behind, badgering him about the night ahead.   As if it was not bad enough that James' team had just beaten him at the wheelchair basketball, he was now going to drag him out to the Temple Bar.

It just wasn't the same anymore and he didn't really want to go.  Nothing was really the same since his accident two years ago.  If only he hadn't offered to drive all of his friends home from the nightclub that night, he wouldn't have ended up in the ditch that night.  Instead he would have safely fallen asleep in his cosy bed.

Ever since then, he has had to live with the consequences; two useless legs.  Now in his late thirties nights out are an endurance test rather than enjoyment.  The stares and inconvenience of slowly trying to force his way through a crowd took its toll on what he used to find an enjoyable experience.  Then there was the fact that he just couldn't feel the same thrill as he just couldn't believe that any woman would now find him sexually attractive.

But he had promised James; so he would go.  It was the least he could do in truth; James had stayed a loyal and true friend throughout his stay in hospital and his subsequent rehabilitation.  Childhood friends, he had encouraged him to reintegrate into society.  Alan may not have even taken up the wheelchair basketball was it not for James' endless ramblings about how he needed to keep fit despite being stuck in a chair and perhaps even more importantly his enthusiasm to get involved too.

So Temple Bar in some crowded pub it would be...