Stories annamagique

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Catastrophe

A dark, wet night and a seemingly deserted farmhouse...

Autumn. Wet, windy and dirty. At least, that is how I see it. Leaves falling from the trees clutter up the drains and footpaths and look so untidy. It was a horrible, wet Autumn night that I was driving home from work in the early hours one Tuesday morning at the end of October. My route takes me across wild moorland roads and the rain was pouring down with a strong wind making the...Read On

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My Aunt Chapter 3

Victoria is left to her own devices before a dinner party and an unfortunate mishap

True to her word, Aunt Helen allowed me to be alone for the rest of the afternoon. She had said that dinner would be served at six-thirty prompt, in the dining room but until then I was free to do as I pleased. I could rest or use the time to explore the house and grounds. She 'advised' most strongly, however, not to venture into the main part of the house. The soldiers there were...Read On

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My Aunt. Chapter2

Victoria settles into her new home

The maid led me up the broad staircase and along an ornate, timber panelled landing until we reached a large oak door with a very heavy looking black iron handle. She opened the door and stood back to allow me inside. "This is your room, Miss Victoria," she said. I stepped inside and stopped dead in my tracks. The room was huge. There were two large windows in the opposite wall, the...Read On

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My Aunt. Chapter 1

May 1915. An orphaned Socialite is introduced to adulthood by her 'rich aunt'.

May 1915. I had been orphaned at the age of eighteen after my parents drowned when the Lusitania was torpedoed off the Irish coast. I had been at boarding school and due to their untimely deaths I was unable to stay there until such time as their finances were put in order. The headmistress had called me into her office and broken the news to me as gently as she could. She...Read On

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Their first time

An argument, a walk on the beach, a chance encounter. It became... their first time.

"Damn you!" I shouted, "You are not going to spoil this holiday for me just because you cannot do what you want to!" I grabbed my cardigan and handbag and stormed out, slamming the front door behind me. I'd had enough of him for one morning. My husband, Philip had health problems which meant that sometimes he did not have the strength to walk far due to his extreme fatigue and difficulty...Read On

8

Coedwig Revealed

Anna finds the answer to her question.

I walked slowly back through the fields, wondering what the farmer's wife had meant: "Coedwig doesn't reveal herself without getting something in return." The words churned round and round in my head. Coedwig had asked for nothing. She even said I have nothing to fear. I didn't fear her but who was she? Why did she instil such fear into the farmer's wife? It seemed like no time at...Read On

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Coedwig

A walk in the country and a chance encounter. Strange? oh yes.

Snowdonia. A truly magnificent part of Wales. Rugged peaks and deep valleys. Babbling brooks and roaring waterfalls. Green and grey, all at the same time. Whether washed by the pure rain, buried under feet of snow or drenched in glorious sunshine, this land of princes and castles, myths, legends and history dating back to the dawn of time, is simply breathtaking! My husband and I often...Read On

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A Joint Adventure

A painful wrist leads to an interesting encounter

Last December, my husband and I enjoyed our usual Christmas break in Bavaria. I adore it there. Christmas is celebrated the way it should be. There is a air of joy, and Munich, although very busy, is just a very pleasant place to relax and enjoy the festivities. On our return, a Sunday, I had one day to relax before attending a hospital appointment for a consultation with a...Read On

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Czech the Mileage

Anna needs a new car but can she afford it?

Recently, Our BMW failed it's MoT test. It was nothing serious but it made us realise that old cars don't run forever. It was over fifteen years old and starting to show it's age. We had bought it whilst my husband was still able to work and had more money and now we couldn't afford to replace it with a new one. I still earn a good wage but not that much so we decided it was time to...Read On

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The Punishment

A pretty young slave is punished for her attitude

Well, Lady. You have been somewhat moody with me lately and that is really not what I would expect from my favourite slave! As it is a nice, warm, evening I am going to wait until it gets dark and take you outside for your punishment. Into the woods, I think. I know just the place where we will not be disturbed and no-one will hear you, so come on, Lady, hurry up or I will smack that...Read On

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What's in Store

Returning a faulty toy to the store could never be fun.......could it?

I bought a present for my niece’s birthday last week but when we gave it to her, it didn't work properly, so today... I took it back. The young lady on the customer service desk was about 22 and a really bubbly girl. So friendly, and I noticed, very pretty, with medium length blonde hair, lovely blue eyes, and a smile that would warm the coldest of hearts. She was dressed in the store...Read On

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Run to the West Pt.3

Do Erika and Elsa escape or are they caught?

Erika Hoffmann spent the next day, Sunday, alone as Elsa was scheduled to work so she busied herself with cleaning and tidying her apartment. After she had gone she didn't want anyone saying she was dirty and untidy. She would probably never see Eisenach again but that didn't matter. Besides, she didn't want to stop and think about what may happen on Thursday. She would worry about that enough...Read On

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Run to the West Pt2

Erika and Elsa find they are in love and plan their escape

Erika Hoffmann closed her arms even more tightly around her friend, her lover, and let the last vestiges of her orgasm slowly dissipate. So much emotion flooded through her, so much understanding of why she was still single and why Elsa Schröder was her only friend. Now she knew this moment had been destined from the start, maybe even why Helmut had been taken from her so cruelly. She...Read On

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Run to the West Pt. 1

Two friends on the wrong side of the fence become inseperable.

Erika Hoffmann was afraid as she walked through the dark, rain soaked streets of Eisenach, a small town just inside the border of East Germany. She should not have been out at this hour, ninety minutes after the curfew of ten o’clock which had been imposed in January. The soviet rulers had been worried about people attempting to escape to the west and if she was caught by the Stasi who...Read On

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Belinda

Two women meet for the first time and become more than just friends

It was a beautiful, hot summer afternoon, just after midday as I strolled through the trees. The sunlight fell though the branches in beams, shimmering through the leaves as they moved gently in the light breeze. Beneath my feet the dead twigs cracked and rustled as I walked, deep in thought. I should have been happy but even though the sun was bright and warming, and the birds twittered...Read On

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The Last Flight Chapter 6

Who has come for Karen?

“I had to see you. I couldn't bear to think of you being here alone.” Jemima came and sat on the chair beside my bed, wincing with pain as she lowered herself into it and breathed out a sigh of relief as she leaned back and relaxed. “Are you all right?” I asked her, “Are you sure you should have come here?” “Not really,” she replied, holding her abdomen and closing her eyes. There...Read On

4

ALi(CE)

Happy Birthday, Anna?

“Good morning, Anna.” Her voice seemed inside my head as I gently awoke from a dreamless sleep. It seemed ethereal and yet it was real. “Good morning, Alice.” I replied without opening my eyes, her perfect, soothing voice had no discernible accent and spoke with perfect intonation. “It is a beautiful morning. Should I draw the curtains?” Alice asked. I opened my eyes then and replied, ...Read On

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The Last Flight. Chapter 5

Was it all just a dream?

From within the huddle of people I began to hear shouts but they were vague and distant. The chattering of my teeth seemed to drown out most of the other sounds around me. Jemima's voice seemed to cut through it all though. “They're here.” she said gently, “You'll be fine now.” I opened my eyes and frowned, then realised that the noise was not my teeth chattering but the clatter of...Read On

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The Last Flight. Chapter 4

Is the the end of the road for Karen?

My eyes focussed on the horrific scene before me. The cabin was largely intact, but not as it had been. Windows were broken, the luggage racks had come down and bags and their contents were strewn everywhere. Interior panelling was buckled and broken, missing in places, and electrical wiring was hanging. The acrid smell of burnt metal and rubber filled my nostrils, but there was no fire that...Read On

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Valentine's Wish

A wish for you, my love

The candle flickers warmly, shadows cast around, The small square table laid for two, red petals too, abound. Beyond the wicker barrier, across the soft white strand, The white flecked breakers trip and fall and hiss along the sand. High above, the firmament, tiny dots of light, The moon herself is smiling, shimmering so bright. And all about, the tiny sparks, like ashes in the air, ...Read On

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My Princess Valentine

I love you

I have never met you and fear I never will, And yet, it seems, I love you so, a love so deep and real. To meet would bring disaster, and yet to part would be so hard, This love I feel inside me tears my heart just like a shard. I always said I'd be okay, if ever we should end, As long as we were talking, then I'd always be your friend. But then, one day, you said goodbye, explained,...Read On

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The Last Flight. Chapter 3

Karen is put to the test

My heart leapt into my mouth. The engine was ablaze! “Don't worry, Sir.” I spoke as calmly as I could, my training coming to the fore, “The pilots will be aware and able to take care of that.” I drew the curtain across the window and walked quickly to the cockpit, totally aware that the passenger would have drawn it back again as soon as my back was turned. As I suspected, the pilots...Read On

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The Last Flight. Chapter 2

Karen gets her own back

I stood alone at the rear of the cabin. All was well, the constant drone of the engines and the vague vibrations, as well as the sudden slight jolts and movements because of the the changes in air pressure outside, went largely unnoticed. They were all part of my daily life as a stewardess. I busied myself with cleaning the crockery and cutlery, stowing it away until needed. The flight...Read On

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The Last Flight

Air Stewardess Karen embarks on a flight to remember.

“Good morning, Karen.” I turned and saw the suave middle aged pilot approaching me, along with his co-pilot, strolling nonchalantly across the departure lounge. “Ah, good morning Captain Anderson,” I replied, flashing him my sweetest smile. “A beautiful morning.” “Yes, it is indeed,” he agreed. “Should be a good flight.” I had been a stewardess for six years and I loved every minute...Read On

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Coedwig Challenged

Coedwig faces a challenge when in an unusually warm Bavaria

For December, the weather was very mild, especially for Bavaria. At this time of year there is normally snow or, at least, icy weather but this year the temperature was much too high even for frost. Even so, it is still a beautiful place to be. The fields are green and the pine trees still have their needles. Even the mountains of the Alps are resplendent in their nakedness, grey and...Read On