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Well, it's the end of 2012 and the beginning of 2013. Again, I want to thank my friends and acquaintances and fans for all of the great attention I've garnered this past year.

I still cannot believe I've gotten more than 100,000 views ... I originally just started writing and drawing to satisfy my warped little needs and express a side of myself that sometimes is just busting to get out.

I hope your 2012 was kind to you and that 2013 is amazing. Best wishes to all and to all a good night! :heart:


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Sometimes known as David
United States
I was raised by my stepmother throughout most of elementary school and junior high school. She wasn’t a bad person, but like most of us, she had her problems. The most glaring of which, I am sad to say, was a serious jealousy of the father/son relationship I had with my father.

I was a typical boy, I suppose . . . I enjoyed fishing and racing my bike and I dreamed of being a soldier or an astronaut. My stepmother’s way of handling this situation was to bring me into her world, make boyish things distasteful to me and instead make me do 'special' things with her, things that no boy would do with his father’s knowledge, much less his approval.

In short, whenever my father was out of town I spent a great deal of my time learning the mysteries of lipstick, nylons and heels, not to mention household chores, dolls and books about girls. It was rough giving up my GI Joe for Barbie and 'Spider-Man' for Nancy Drew. I wasn’t too crazy about any of that at first, but it made my stepmother happy and kept peace in our home. And so, I just shrugged my shoulders, sighed … and learned to enjoy my predicament.

Anyway, whenever my dad was away, I spent many a Saturday and Sunday wearing girlish clothes, playing the role of 'Daphne', my stepmother’s favorite daughter. Instead of shooting my pellet gun and reading comic books, I would sit with her and watch romantic musicals or help with her knitting or sewing or some other sissy such thing. Sometimes she would 'let' me play on my own, which meant I had to pretend to enjoy playing with my Barbie and carrying a purse around the house.

That was what I had to face whenever my father left me in the hands of my mischievous and conniving stepmother.

Talk about feeling helpless. :please::tears::please:

As much as I hated some of the things I had to do back then, I now treasure the legacy I was given. I have to say that if given the choice ... I wouldn’t change a thing.

Click here… to read my most popular story, Lipstick Discipline.


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CelesteStarre Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2015
Hi Daphne,            Is you story about the adventures of David,Chris,and Brandon posted somewhere?  I read them a long time ago and would like to revisit but can't find them. Hope you're doing well.
Daphnesecretgarden Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2015
Check your notes.  And thanks for writing!  :hug:
18thSkaven Featured By Owner 13 hours ago
Hey Daphne is there somewhere that we can check out that story? Love your work and didn't realise you'd written something else.
lacentickles Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2014
Happy Holidays Daphne
Daphnesecretgarden Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2014
Thank you, baby doll.  I appreciate the kind thoughts.  :hug:

I hope you have a great holiday season, too!  :heart:
T-C-F-Y Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2014
Just stopping by to say Hello again and ask how you're going recently :)
Daphnesecretgarden Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2014
So far, so good.  Just taking a bit of a sabbatical.  Seems like my ideas were all mishmashed together and I was doing the same thing over and over again.  I miss being active but in some ways it's been good.

How are you?  
T-C-F-Y Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2014
I'm all right :)
Glad to hear your sabbatical is going okay :) 
I look forward to seeing you back again!
Daphnesecretgarden Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2014
Thank you.  I truly appreciate your concern ... and your visit to my precious little garden! :heart::love::heart:
COMPUTERMANMIK428 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2014
hello :)
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