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Teens & Young Adult Fiction Friendship

“When is she gonna arrive?”

"Any moment, now, sweetie, " Mommy said.

“But, when?” I stomped my feet.

“Be patient, honeybear.”

I pouted.

"Want me to sing you a song?"

Ding-dong!

“I'll get it!” I ran to the door and opened it.

“Hey, Jade,” Beth said.

“Beth!” I hugged her.

“See, Jade? You gotta be patient.”

“Sorry, Mommy.”

“That’s my lil guy.” She pinched my cheek.

I smiled. I didn’t care Beth saw.

I started acting younger than I really was three years ago. I didn't like to talk about what happened before, but I loved being babied!

It's just who I am!

”Thank you again for coming, Beth,” Mommy said, grabbing her purse.

“Oh, it’s no problem, Ms. Bonomnomnom, I promised Jade I’d babysit him."

“Well, I appreciate it. Jade needs company while I’m gone.”

“Yes, he does,” Beth said.

“You be good!”

“I will. Bye Mommy.”

“Bye, darling,” she walked out and shut the door.

“So, I brought some stuff for you,” Beth said, took her backpack off, and unzipped it,

“Ooh, toys!”

“Yeah, I’m a good babysitter, aren’t I?”

“Yes, let’s go play!”

“But first.” She felt my diaper. “Yep, I figured…”

I giggled.

“Come on… up we go!” She picked me up and carried me into my room. "Lucky, I take gymnastics!"

“I went potty, didn’t I?”

She laid me on the changing table and undid my diaper.

"Wait..." My fourteen-year-old brain kicked in. "You sure you wanna do this?"

"Jade. I don't mind changing you. All I want is to make you happy."

"Thanks, Beth."

"Are you comfortable with me doing this?"

"Yes."

"Good."

I stuck my thumb in my mouth.

“Here, lemme get your binky,” she said and looked around. “Here it is!” She strolled to my shelf, grabbed my teddy bear paci, walked back, pulled my thumb out, and put Mr. Binky in. “Better?”

I nodded and sucked. It soothed me.

Beth took my diaper off and wiped me. “What a good boy!”

I smiled.

She lifted my butt up and slid a new diaper under, then put my legs down, ”And, now for Mr. Powder. There. All done.” She patted my diaper.

“Thankies, Beth.”

“No, prob. Now, are you hungy?”

“Not yet.”

“OK, tell me when you’re hungry.”

“OK, can we pway?”

”Sure, lemme go get your new toys.” She left the room.

Beth returned with her backpack. “You’ll like these, Jadie-Wadie…” She dumped out the contents on my crib. “A choo-choo train, a brown teddy, and a silly, orange giraffe.”

“Cool! I love them!”

“What do you say?”

“THANKIES!”

“You’re welcome!” She ruffled my hair.

“So, what do we play?”

“Hmm, let’s see… How about Stuffie Tea Time?”

I giggled. “OK, sounds fun!

"OK, I'll set everything up."

It took her ten minutes to set the card table up, place my stuffed animals in seats, and get cups for each of them.

"Your chair, little one..." She placed the last chair at the end.

"Why, thank you, ma'am," I replied and sat down. This was cool! She actually wanted to play my baby games with me! "Can you put my ducky bib on me? It’s in my closet.”

“Unlike you… Oh! Sorry, I didn’t mean that.”

 “I’m not gay.”

“I know.”

“Fuck you!” I said. "Beth, how could you?!"

“Jade, I wasn’t thinking."

“That’s right you weren’t!”

“What do you want me to do?”

I thought for a moment. “Dress up as a baby at school.”

“Oh, hell, no.”

“Then, fuck off!”

”Jade,..”

I turned my back on her.

“OK, I will.”

“When?”

“Tomorrow, after school, I will dress up as a baby.”

“Diaper and all?”

Beth sighed. “Yes, diaper and all.”


I walked into the hall as Beth took her math book out.

"Hey, Jadie," she cooed.

"Hi," I smiled. I let her bavbytalk to me in public. I don't care if some jerk ripped on me.

"So, I will put it on after school," she said.

"Yaysies!" I clapped my hands.

She bit her lip. "To tell you the truth I don't wanna go through with this..."

"So, you're backing out?"

"Maybe."

"Beth, yiou promised!" I stomped my feet.

"I know, but everyone will see."

"So? You hurt my feelings. You said I was gay! I would've brushed it off it was some punk, but, you? You're supposed to be my friend!"

"I know, but—"

"But, what?" I said and checked the clock. "I have to go," I marched toward class.

"Well, wello, widdle baby-waby Jadie!" Boomer cooed. "How are you today? Did your Mommy put a fresh dipy on you this morning?"

"Shut the Hell up!" I trudged past him.

How could Beth back down on our amends?


In geometry, I passed by Beth in the front row.

"Hey." she said.

I ignored her and sat down in my seat in the next row.

"Hey, Jade." Heather sat next to me. "What's wrong?"

"Nothin'." I felt my lp stick up.

"Don't look like nothin'."

"Just leave me alone, OK?"

"OK." She turned around.

"Hmph!" I crossed my arms.

Some students stared at me like I was having a hissy fit.

Mrs. Mentry walked in. "Good morning, I hope you all studied for your quiz on postulates."

Beth looked at me.


At lunch, I sat down and pulled out my Blue's Clues lunchbox. Let's see what Mommy packed for me today. I grabbed the latch when I saw Beth walk over. "Hey, you want me to feed you?"

"I can do it by myself. Thank you."

"Jade, I'm sorry. You know I wouldn't do anything to hurt you."

"Yeah, right." I rolled my eyes.

"I'll make it up to you, I swear."

"There's one thing you need to do."

"Jade, why must I embarrass myself for you?"

"You really hurt my feelings."

"I said I'm sorry. Can't you forgive me?" She tromped away.


I walked out of sixth-period choir.

"Nuice solo, man," Lora said, patting my back.

"Thankies, I've been practicing at home with Mommy."

"Sweet, she must be a great singer!"

"Yep."

"Well, catch you later, Jade."

"OK, bye-bye!" I waved as she walked off.

I turned into another hall when my phone chirped. I pulled it out.

K.., I'll do it.

I typed. rly?

yes.

gr8, step out @ 3:30

yh, i kno

I put my phone away stuck two fingers in my mouth, and let out a shrill whistle

the hall fell silent

"Attention, everyone, gather at the front of the school before three-thirty. Beth McDoogle has something to show you."

"What?"

"Show us?"

"What's this all about?"

"You'll just have to wait." I grinned.


“So, what was this surprise?” asked the whole eighth grade gathered outside. 

“You’ll just have to wait.” I smiled.

Beth walked out. Her purple Zelda blouse dashingly matched her pants. She strolled to the end of the sidewalk and stopped.

Taking a deep breath, Beth muttered, “OK, here goes…” She pulled her pants down, revealing a Pamper. Everybody gasped.

I smirked.

“And now for my shirt.”

“Wait, what?” Jade blurted out.

Beth undid her blouse and took it off.

“Beth, what are you doing?”

“Babies don’t wear grown-up clothes…” She unhooked her bra and took it off.

“Cheers and gasps filled the playground.”

Beth smiled. “I’m a widdle baby girl. Ain’t I cute?” She stuck her diaper butt out as kids snapped pictures.

I walked up and pulled her aside. “Why?”

“Well, you made me wear a diaper and expose myself to the whole eighth grade, so I thought what the fuck and go the extra mile.”

“You’re mad at me, huh?”

“I’m not mad. I just did it.”

“What about your parents?”

“Jade, it's OK, I’ll tell them I’m a baby and they’ll be fine.”

“Really?”

“Yes, my parents are really chill,”

“You didn’t have to do this.”

“I know, but I wanted you to know I ‘m sorry.”

“Apology accepted.” I hugged her.

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Tommy Goround
03:39 Oct 15, 2022

;) Is this the opener? 5/6 ..nice run. Maybe ten more needed for a novel. -the diaps gang vs...? -holidays with diapers. Enter grandparents with Depends. -the gang needs job. One tries Sea world but must change constantly. -there a national draft. Luke goes with his diaper and.. -luke has to go to war. The enemy finds him in a green diaper with a rifle. They decide to baby him -mimi gets a job. Chili is involved. -the girl from the bondage story dies by an animal that was aroused. -one of them goes to space. Elon musk adopts them. -babies...

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Charlie Murphy
18:48 Oct 15, 2022

Great ideas! Thank you

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Charlie Murphy
00:48 Oct 29, 2022

I submitted A Squirrely Halloween. Can you read it?

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Graham Kinross
11:58 Sep 29, 2022

I see a definite theme in your recent work. Enjoying this subject?

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Kathleen Fine
12:05 Feb 23, 2022

Great dialogue again Charlie!

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Charlie Murphy
03:18 Sep 11, 2022

Thank you, can you read my new story? I just submitted it.

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Michelle Colpo
04:53 Jan 21, 2022

Very imaginative! What I enjoyed is not having any idea whatsoever where this story was going to end up. I’m curious about Jade’s past, how he fell into the roll and mindset of a baby. Beth goes above and beyond for Jade to make sure he is comfortable…much further than most would ever go, especially as a 14 year old!

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Charlie Murphy
16:44 Jan 21, 2022

Thank you. I'm glad you liked. I have more stories about Jade

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Dustin Gillham
22:51 Jan 20, 2022

Great work Charlie.

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Charlie Murphy
00:05 Jan 21, 2022

Thank you. What did you think?

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23:49 Jan 19, 2022

Well, this was fascinating. I was very confused because I thought that Jade actually was a baby...the jump to the crude language and then the scene in the high school threw me off. And I wasn't sure why Jade's Mom's last name was so strange? But I agree with other commenters, I needed to be in Jade's head more. The dialogue advances the story quickly but doesn't give me any sense of how any of this feels to anyone, and the feeling is really the most important. Good luck and keep writing!

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Charlie Murphy
01:08 Jan 20, 2022

Thank you! I've added. Can you reread?

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Kadijah Smith
22:44 Feb 13, 2022

omg same. i was literally so lost and confused

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Cliff McElrea
03:27 Jan 19, 2022

As usual, you have a highly imaginative story. I never know what to expect next!

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Charlie Murphy
04:43 Jan 19, 2022

Thx. can u like it?

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Kevin Marlow
03:09 Jan 19, 2022

Nothing so cute as a foul mouthed babe! Nudity, bonus points!

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Charlie Murphy
03:18 Jan 19, 2022

Thank you! Can u like it?

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Kevin Marlow
03:27 Jan 19, 2022

If I could like it again I would. Keep up the good work.

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Charlie Murphy
03:21 Sep 11, 2022

I just submitted a new story. Can you read it?

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Ernie Olson
19:00 Jan 18, 2022

Wow, Charlie, what can I say? I was almost halfway through when I finally caught on to what was happening, three quarters through when I fully understood. I agree with most of the comments below, especially the ones suggesting context. Maybe one of your tags should have been "Fantasy". The only real problem I had with it though was your spelling. Typo's, actually, I'm sure ... but there's a 1 in the word 'started' for example.

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Charlie Murphy
20:15 Jan 18, 2022

Thank you. i just fixed a few typos,. I don't see that many unless you're talking about the babytalk or the phone texting,.

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Hannah Barrett
02:57 Jan 18, 2022

This was a wild ride, Charlie! I'm reading it as a sort of commentary on identities and how rapidly our world has shifted from what were once "traditional" binaries, and how far we can reasonably be expected to accept evolving identities? Or am I reading too much between the lines? I read a few of your other stories and the comments, and I agree with a previous commenter from another story that shifting from almost exclusive dialogue would provide some helpful subtext, especially where some of your stories are parts of a whole. That said,...

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Charlie Murphy
03:29 Jan 18, 2022

Yes, you got it right. Acceptance! What did you think when Beth showed her diaper and went topless?

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Hannah Barrett
13:08 Jan 18, 2022

Well, I was shocked. Which I think was very much the intent. But again, some subtext would be helpful here, because in this world you've created this is clearly not THAT shocking an event if Beth is confident her parents will take no issue with it. And I was honestly only fully able to make sense of what was happening by reading other stories you've written and taking a deep dive into the comments, which can be confusing or frustrating as a reader if you're expecting a standalone piece. So maybe it would be helpful to set up some of the rul...

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Charlie Murphy
17:34 Jan 18, 2022

Thank you! I just added. Can you reread?

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Olivia Jackson
17:45 Jan 17, 2022

A story of friendship between two eighth graders...a discussion on what true friendship means...what lengths should friends go to for each other...even the most embarrassing things...kids will be kids! Did I get that right?

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Charlie Murphy
18:15 Jan 17, 2022

Thank you for reading! Yes, you got it right! I kind of wasn't planning on submitting this story last week, but I thought what the heck and submitted. Thats why it's not about tea. Could be also why I only have 1 like. =[

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Olivia Jackson
19:03 Jan 17, 2022

Well now you have 2 likes! Keep writing...it was a cute story. Low key a little confusing, but the overall theme shines through! Keep writing!

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Charlie Murphy
19:27 Jan 17, 2022

Thank you! Why was it confusing? Can you ask other members to read my story? I have been critiquing their stories, but I could use help getting mine recognized.

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Olivia Jackson
19:34 Jan 17, 2022

I was thinking the baby voice as a baby voice and then it was a teenager!😊 I think you did it on purpose though, right? Then I was trying to understand the why of it all. Why did she want him to act like a baby? Is it the pure extreme-ness of how far friendships go for friendship alone? I will do what I can for people to read it. I'm new here, but glad I get to discuss writing like your story.

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Charlie Murphy
19:45 Jan 17, 2022

Thank you so much! Jade identifies as a baby. Read "Don't Prank the Baby" to see what I mean.

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Charlie Murphy
03:26 Sep 11, 2022

I just submitted a new story. Can u read it?

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