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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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babs207 Featured By Owner 1 day ago
The start of my autobiography -…
babs207 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2015
I notice you monitor this page every now and then. Like the comment below I found you in 2000. Its your stories made me realise that I was not alone. They gave me courage and I have posted the start of my autobiography. Mine was a more consensual journey.

Daphnesecretgarden Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2015
Thank you, Bobbie, for the kind words.  No, you're not alone.  I thought I was, too, decades ago.  I was introduced into dressing up against my will, but I eventually realized there was something wonderful about it that made life more interesting.  It also brought out my inner masochist.  :please::tears::please:

I started drawing and writing because i couldn't find the stories that I wanted to see.  I'm so glad you found yourself.  And I'm flattered that you reached out to me.  It's gratifying to know that my works are appreciated by similarly thinking individuals.  

Best wishes to you ... have fun but be safe!

princessamandapink Featured By Owner May 18, 2015
I first found you back in 2000 - on your own web site - that David bending over pulling up his socks - WOW! - I became your immediate fan. We corresponded briefly, you sent a few pictures of Ricky in drag, Ricky with Auntie, and with Ken, etc., although I don't remember what name I used, then you disappeared!
I was crestfallen!
Late last year, I again found you (during the many years, I would key in your old site name and always came up empty - of course, I should have been doing a search on Daphne's Secret Garden instead-which I finally did, and found you on PetticoatPunishment.).
And, a few days ago, I joined Deviant, and quickly fell in love again with your work - starting with Happy New Year 2012, and, David pulling up his socks still my favorite - and all your new work - the new stories, the tantalizing predicaments of your characters.
I still have your detective stories, and the drawings of Danny and Tommy - even taking a few of them, removing some clothing, adding some anatomy (blush), creating a .gif or two (blush again).
But, basically, I have little drawing talent, and hope instead to contribute photos to Deviant, photos mimicking characters like Schoolgirl Madeline, Sailor Moon, and others - all in the spirit and fun of cross-dressing.
You go, girl! I'll follow you anywhere!
missysissymarine Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2015
I love your stories and art. I wish I could have experienced lipstick and nylons to the extent you did as a boy.
Daphnesecretgarden Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2015
Thank you for the kind words.  :love:

The lipstick and nylons were the fun part.  That was when I was older.   When I was little, the first few times I was dressed up I HATED it!  :tears:  But I eventually learned that it wasn't all that bad.  :please:

I didn't dress up all the time.  But it doesn't take much to make a profound impression on someone.   That's for sure!  :wow:

Thanks again for writing!  :hug:
luis797 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2015
Ok thanks. Also is there anywhere I can find your petticoat detective stories?
Daphnesecretgarden Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2015
Hi!  Well, this isn't my site but they are my stories.  It'll have to do until I get off my bottom and reestablish a new website.…

Let me know what you think!  :please:
luis797 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2015
When are you going to update Lipstick Discipline? I first read your story many years ago and I want to know what happens next. I'm such a huge fan thank you so much for your gift.
Daphnesecretgarden Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2015
Thank you for the nice words!  :wow:  I don't have an answer about continuing the story.  I do have notes, but they're nowhere near ready.  I appreciate hearing from my fans!  :love:
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