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Preservation & Protection, Book 2

by radio_guy

If I titled one as Book 1, there had to be a Book 2! More suprises are here. This one picks up at the end of Book2A of Destruction Aftermath and Book 1 of P&P. It's somewhat short but is, I hope, a good read.

| Genre: Action/Adventure
Tags: Romance, Drama, Violence, Travel, Post Apocalyptic
Votes: 188 | Score: 7.03
Size: 107KB | Posted:
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Eighteen Yellow Roses 

by Denham Forrest

Another mug happily making his way through life, until and old adversary appears on the scene.

| Genre: Drama
Tags: Romance, Melodrama
Votes: - | Score: -
Size: 180KB | Posted:
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The March of the Rose

by R22CoolGuy

The fifth and final chapter in the Saga of the Rose
Added Chapter 4

| Genre: Action/Adventure
Tags: Assassins, Fantasy, Dragons, Witchcraft, Dwarves, Elves, Magic, Knights, Royalty
Votes: - | Score: -
Size: 199KB | Downloads: 215 | Posted: | Updated: in progress
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Obligations wrong file!

by Denham Forrest

It would appear that somehow the wrong file for Obligations got posted yesterday. I see several typos and errors that I do recall correcting when a proofreader pointed them out to me a couple of weeks... more
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Ninth Grade 1958-1959

by Banadin

A coming of age story set in a small town in Ohio. Some action and adventure. It is all true, give or take a lie or two.
Added Chapter 21

| Genre: Action/Adventure
Tags: Coming of Age, Romance, Humor, School, Golf, Young Adult
Votes: 164 | Score: 7.18
Size: 901KB | Downloads: 12124 | Posted: | Updated: in progress
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Corruption - Book 2 of Evolution

by Misguided Child

Most of the Connor clan hosting Companions have moved to Texas. It has been a year since the fateful space ship crash. The ethereal alien that survived, opening a portal allowing more Companions into this universe, has been finding ways to protect the hosts. General Branch is still at large. When Branch resurfaces with terrorists, he is focused on revenge. A kidnapping causes a different portal opening, and the beings that enter this universe are not the benign Companions that Caleb knows.
Added Chapter 17

| Genre: Science Fiction
Tags: Crime, Politics, Violence, Science, Military, Assassins, Detective, Science Fiction, Aliens, Nanotechnology
Votes: 132 | Score: 7.71
Size: 470KB | Downloads: 9338 | Posted: | Updated: in progress
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Obligations 

by Denham Forrest

No good deed goes unpunished! A young man finds that a good-hearted gesture, has come back to bite him many years later. I'm sorry but the wrong file was posted, I will replace it when I discover where the correct one has disappeared to.

| Genre: Drama
Tags: Romance, Humor, Melodrama
Votes: 33 | Score: 7.33
Size: 171KB | Posted:
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"Seeding Hope" Restructure

by Vincent Berg

I've restructured my Great Death story, "Seeding Hope Among the Ashes". It turned out that 25 to 30% of reader skipped the section "Intro"s, which contained information for understanding the story. As... more
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Rag Doll 

by Denham Forrest

A man spots a familiar looking woman in a hotel restaurant. But then notices that her escort is an even more familiar looking man. Then his life gets complicated... again!

| Genre: Drama
Tags: Romance, Crime, Melodrama
Votes: 36 | Score: 6.21
Size: 81KB | Posted:
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Still kicking, just about.

by Denham Forrest

I had been hoping that I'd have the extensions to Shut Up and Drive sorted by this time, but unfortunately I've been distracted. Chapter three and the final Chapter five are complete, but Chapter fou... more
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The March of the Rose 

by R22CoolGuy

The fifth and final chapter in the Saga of the Rose

| Genre: Action/Adventure
Tags: Assassins, Fantasy, Dragons, Witchcraft, Dwarves, Elves, Magic, Knights, Royalty
Votes: - | Score: -
Size: 199KB | Posted: in progress
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Rivers Region Series Stories - update 21 April 2015

by Ernest Bywater

This is very loosely based on the Riverina Region of New South Wales, Australia and extended into the mountains to cover towns like Tumut and Batlow. Rivers is based on Wagga Wagga, Bowen's Creek is b... more
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Gopher Holes 

by Ernest Edwards

No. 07-04 - The Gophers a re ready to strike, and they do. There's a few games to follow up, but the play is fun for the winners and not the bad guys.

| Genre: Drama
Tags: Drama, Workplace, Vignettes
Votes: 68 | Score: 6.28
Size: 18KB | Posted:
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Corruption - The Evolution Trilogy, Chap 16 posted

by Misguided Child

Chapter 16 is uploaded. My apology for the weeks delay. Enjoy! MC
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Rites of Passage 

by Ernest Edwards

No. 02-06 - Many societies have a rite of passage where a boy is called a man and a girl is called a woman once they pass the rites. Young Gordie wishes to stand early, as is his right. However, there are things to be done to organise them, and the normal events of life don't stop just so he can do this. As is usual for Gordie, he does it all in his own way, and different to what others expect.

| Genre: Young Adult
Tags: Coming of Age, Politics, Workplace, Royalty, Young Adult, Vignettes
Votes: 78 | Score: 7.34
Size: 41KB | Posted:
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Playground Problems 

by Ernest Edwards

No. 02-01 - One of the kids at Gordie's school has a major problem, but it comes out well because of his early training. However, changes must be made.

| Genre: Drama
Tags: Drama, School, Workplace, Vignettes
Votes: 79 | Score: 6.33
Size: 22KB | Posted:
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Spirituality Without Ghosts

by Vincent Berg

For anyone interested in what we authors do between story postings, here's the text of a lay sermon I delivered to a local UU (Unitarian-Universalist) church on Atheism and Spirituality. Spiritua... more
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In the Darkness Falling

by Celtic Bard

Alice Spencer-Killdare has settled into her new life as heiress, Knight of the Royal Victorian Order, and Left Hand of God following the events in Belfast almost five years ago. Now a student at Oxford, she splits her time between studying and fighting in dark places. But when her Uncle Eoin gets embroiled in a post-Cold War mess, suspicions abound that the mess was really aimed at her. So she finds herself a member of his party as they go to the US to set things right and find the bad guys.
Added Chapter 4

| Genre: Fantasy
Tags: Coming of Age, Romance, Crime, Politics, School, Violence, Religion, Historical, Mystery, Assassins, Spies, Secret Agents, Alternate Universe, Supernatural, Vampires, Werewolves, Angels, Demons, Monsters, Fantasy, Magic, Knights, Royalty
Votes: 59 | Score: 7.09
Size: 138KB | Downloads: 2305 | Posted: | Updated: in progress
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New ItDF Submitted

by Celtic Bard

It is a bit later than I thought when I posted to my Facebook page a few days ago, but Chapter Four of In the Darkness Falling has been submitted. This is a long one and took longer than I thought to... more
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The Dareed War

by Ernest Edwards

No. 01-03 - Granite Mannheim and his new regiment are on exercises when they see the neighbours invading. They're all that stands between the invaders and the bulk of the country, so they do what they're trained for; head for a spot to stand and fight while they wait for help to arrive. One regiment against 50,000 enemy troops and his men learn why they call him Granite.
Added Part 2 (final)

| Genre: Action/Adventure
Tags: Drama, Politics, War, Military, Royalty
Votes: 75 | Score: 7.11
Size: 78KB | Downloads: 1052 | Posted: | Concluded:
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The Dareed War 

by Ernest Edwards

No. 01-03 - Granite Mannheim and his new regiment are on exercises when they see the neighbours invading. They're all that stands between the invaders and the bulk of the country, so they do what they're trained for; head for a spot to stand and fight while they wait for help to arrive. One regiment against 50,000 enemy troops and his men learn why they call him Granite.

| Genre: Action/Adventure
Tags: Drama, Politics, War, Military, Royalty
Votes: 75 | Score: 7.11
Size: 78KB | Posted:
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Story status updates.

by Ernest Edwards

I've revised all the stories and renumbered them to show their chronological order as in the books; this is also reflected in the story list page now. Two news ones will be posted in the next few days... more
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Interesting Times

by Ernest Bywater

They say the Chinese have a curse - May you live in interesting times. A 15 year old boy has a major change of lifestyle forced on him. We follow along while he adjusts to the changes. However, he lives in interesting times and he must deal with them as well as rising to the challengers presented to him. Through all this his true nature shows and he changes the lives of many others in the city of Rivers, and elsewhere.
Added Part 12 (final)

| Genre: Action/Adventure
Tags: Coming of Age, Drama, Politics, Violence, Workplace, Young Adult
Votes: 245 | Score: 7.33
Size: 509KB | Downloads: 13141 | Posted: | Concluded:
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Clan Amir Stories - April 2015

by Ernest Edwards

I'll continue to correct any errors noted in the display format or spelling that are reported, but no more revisions due to word choice changes or writing style. There are over 340,000 words in over 4... more
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POSTING DELAY - Corruption - Book 2 of the Evolution Trilogy

by Misguided Child

Due to medical issues, there will be a one week delay in posting the next chapter of Corruption. Chapter 16 - New Year's Eve will be posted on Friday, April 17th. I apologize for any frustration for... more
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The Dust Devils 

by normist

This little offering is intended to be part of the opening chapter in the forth volume of the Bill Axon tales. I am posting now because I have been reposting a revised and corrected version of 'Per Ardua Ad Astra'. I would ask that you please read the new version and review it, either through the Finestories review system or send to me in via a feedback comment. Thank you.

| Genre: Science Fiction
Tags: Humor, Space, Near Future
Votes: 46 | Score: 6.13
Size: 6KB | Posted:
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Ireland

by James Marcus

A group of Irish conscripts trying to make their way home through a hostile countryside.
Reposted Story

| Genre: Fantasy
Tags: Fantasy, Knights
Votes: 49 | Score: 5.92
Size: 10KB | Downloads: 609 | Posted: | Concluded:
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A Little Conversation at the End 

by James Marcus

Its the end of the world

| Genre: Science Fiction
Tags: Apocalyptic
Votes: 27 | Score: 4.71
Size: 6KB | Posted:
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Seeding Hope Among the Ashes

by Vincent Berg

The man telling the country how to survive an apocalyptic event must reach across the country to teach people how to heal themselves. David's saga continues, only without David. Instead six young girls set off in multiple directions, taking his cure to different cities in the hope everyone can treat their own people while not getting killed! This sequel follows each girl as they journey to different cities, trying to convince reluctant survivors to trust them to make them sick.
Added Chapters 22,Epilogue (final)

| Genre: Science Fiction
Tags: Drama, Science Fiction, Post Apocalyptic
Votes: 53 | Score: 6.33
Size: 766KB | Downloads: 6279 | Posted: | Concluded:
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Flames of Life

by Ernest Bywater

A young man has a major change of lifestyle forced on him. He becomes a writer, and then something else again. First we read two of his stories about himself, then we follow him as he makes another change to his life and changes the lives of many others in the Rivers Region. In the process he unexpectedly meets his own destiny as well. The story is 82,000 words.
Added Chapter 11 (final)

| Genre: Drama
Tags: Violence, Workplace
Votes: 184 | Score: 7.46
Size: 426KB | Downloads: 8299 | Posted: | Concluded:
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Chaos Calls 02: First Rescue

by Ernest Bywater

Al Adams makes his first visit to Chaos as a Hero. However, he must first prepare for the trip. A rescue is chosen, and plans made. But the plans must change to suit the developing situation he meets on the ground. He does push ahead in establishing himself on Chaos.
Added Forward

| Genre: Action/Adventure
Tags: Drama, Violence, War, Military, Workplace, Science Fiction, Aliens, AI, Young Adult
Votes: 278 | Score: 8.50
Size: 217KB | Downloads: 4585 | Posted: | Concluded:
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Chaos Calls 01: Learning Visit

by Ernest Bywater

A new Hero is recruited to work on Chaos, and is taken as a Hero Companion on an orientation visit. Al, being the person he is, can't help but look to change how things are done, and change them for the better. Plenty of action, and no sex. The first of many stories about this Hero. The important knowledge needed about the Damsels in Distress Universe is told in the story, so don't worry.
Added Forward

| Genre: Action/Adventure
Tags: Drama, Violence, War, Military, Workplace, Science Fiction, Aliens, AI, Young Adult
Votes: 254 | Score: 8.54
Size: 212KB | Downloads: 4979 | Posted: | Concluded:
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Adam and the Ants: the Beginning

by LastCallAgain

Being a superhero really isn't all it's cracked up to be. Especially with 'powers' like this!
Added Chapter 12 (final)

| Genre: Science Fiction
Tags: Coming of Age, Science Fiction, Supernatural, Young Adult
Votes: 87 | Score: 6.39
Size: 204KB | Downloads: 3601 | Posted: | Concluded:
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Mack

by Ernest Bywater

A young man with a unique heritage that guides his destiny has to deal with many hard issues starting with the murder of his father while 10 years of age. We follow his life for the next decade while he works to survive, protect his heritage, and fight the man he holds responsible for his father's death. He's more than what he seems, and strives to meet all his responsibilities. 123,900 words.
Added Chapter 15 (final)

| Genre: Young Adult
Tags: Coming of Age, Drama, Politics, School, Violence, Workplace, Young Adult
Votes: 168 | Score: 7.62
Size: 651KB | Downloads: 7966 | Posted: | Concluded:
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The Knight and His Squire 3

by Spherical Spoon

The conclusion of my three part series. Rohea and Maes try to unravel the identity of the dark practitioner and put an end to him/her.
Added Chapters 4-7

| Genre: Fantasy
Tags: Magic, Knights
Votes: 22 | Score: 6.21
Size: 138KB | Downloads: 733 | Posted: | Concluded:
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The Knight and His Squire 2

by Spherical Spoon

A continuation of the first story in this series. Rohea searches for his squire Maes to figure out if she is in fact the dark practitioner.
Added Chapter 5 (final)

| Genre: Fantasy
Tags: Magic, Knights
Votes: 20 | Score: 6.57
Size: 108KB | Downloads: 648 | Posted: | Concluded:
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Per Astra Ad Galaxias

by normist

Bill Axon now heads the Space Service. He shares man's dream of going to the stars, and now he's well on his way. He meets some unexpected friends, and makes some new ones. Read how that reality progresses. This story carries on closely from where 'Per Ardua Ad Astra' finished.
Added Chapter 27 (final)

| Genre: Science Fiction
Tags: Humor, Science Fiction, Space, Near Future
Votes: 213 | Score: 6.70
Size: 383KB | Downloads: 25606 | Posted: | Concluded:
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Twinfinity: Nethermore

by Chris Podhola

A powerful entity imprisoned for 150 years. A sibling betrayal. A blind and deaf girl who isn't prepared to face any of it. But sometimes blind and deaf isn't an obstacle.
Added Preface

| Genre: Fantasy
Tags: Supernatural, Fantasy
Votes: 22 | Score: 7.52
Size: 550KB | Downloads: 1462 | Posted: | Concluded:
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The Knight and His Squire

by Spherical Spoon

A knight travels around the kingdom and recruits a squire. Events begin to unfold as dark magic is detected, and the knight is declared an outcast. He seeks to regain his honor and find the true mastermind.
Added Chapter 6 (final)

| Genre: Fantasy
Tags: Magic, Knights
Votes: 21 | Score: 6.23
Size: 136KB | Downloads: 817 | Posted: | Concluded:
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A Christmas Wrench

by Lance Manne

There are many people who dislike Christmas because of the hard times, loss, or sad times they have experienced. Many folks see it as a time of materialism and stress. Is there a deeper meaning to the holiday? What possible difference could a wrench make?
Added Chapter 4 (final)

| Genre: Drama
Tags: Spiritual, Christmas
Votes: 81 | Score: 7.34
Size: 65KB | Downloads: 1543 | Posted: | Concluded:
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War Stories and Other

by Dreaded

Ramblings of an old soldier from a forgotten war
Added Chapters 2-9

| Genre: True
Tags: True
Votes: - | Score: -
Size: 283KB | Downloads: 849 | Posted: | Updated: in progress