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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 14

| Genre: Action/Adventure
Tags: Coming of Age, Romance, Humor, School, Golf, Young Adult
Votes: 114 | Score: 6.57
Size: 570KB | Downloads: 5664 | Posted: | Updated: in progress
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Surprise From the Skies: A Karl and Merry Adventure

by Alchemist Royal

Picnicking in a grassy meadow, Prince Karl and Princess Merry meet the Children of the Dragon and join them in hunting voracious predators threatening their flocks of food animals.

| Genre: Fantasy
Tags: Drama, Violence, Fantasy, Dragons, Royalty
Votes: 49 | Score: 6.03
Size: 15KB | Posted:
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Discounts on eBooks

by Vincent Berg

Just so you're all aware, I'm offering 50% discounts on ALL my ebooks on Smashwords. Normally the twice-a-year offering lasts a week, but I hadn't realized it was running until today (Thursday). If y... more
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End of Part 1

by LastCallAgain

So ends the beginning of a saga... the saga of a new, reluctant, and obscure superhero. This being my first attempt at writing fiction, I tried not to take myself or my story too seriously. I do take ... more
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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: 70 | Score: 6.26
Size: 204KB | Downloads: 3043 | Posted: | Concluded:
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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 Chapter 15

| Genre: Science Fiction
Tags: Drama, Science Fiction, Post Apocalyptic
Votes: 33 | Score: 6.29
Size: 552KB | Downloads: 3791 | Posted: | Updated: in progress
Author Blog

Flames of Life - email issues

by Ernest Bywater

About Ernie's injuries and treatment. 1. Wording changed to resolve the issues raised. 2. As a few people pointed out, it's the front muscles that are used to straighten the leg. But from discussion... more
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Flames of Life - Posting Issue

by Ernest Bywater

Sorry! However, I made a mistake in posting the original chapter of Flames of Life and it got split into three chapters by the system. This has now been corrected and what was here as the first three ... more
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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 Chapters 2,3

| Genre: General
Tags: Violence, Workplace
Votes: 77 | Score: 7.36
Size: 134KB | Downloads: 1257 | Posted: | Updated: in progress
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Chapter 12 preview

by LastCallAgain

This week on Adam and the Ants: "It's not okay!" she sobbed. "You have always been a friend to me, and I've been such a bitch to you. I just... I don't know what I was thinking. I guess I thought tha... more
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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, School, Workplace, Young Adult
Votes: 143 | Score: 7.55
Size: 651KB | Downloads: 6883 | Posted: | Concluded:
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Brothers 

by maypop

In the 1800's wonder what two adopted brothers, one white, one black, could get into soon after the civil war.

| Genre: Western
Tags: Religion, Western, Detective, Secret Agents
Votes: 37 | Score: 6.55
Size: 170KB | Posted: in progress
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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.

| Genre: General
Tags: Violence, Workplace
Votes: 77 | Score: 7.36
Size: 134KB | Posted: 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 10

| Genre: Science Fiction
Tags: Crime, Politics, Violence, Science, Military, Assassins, Detective, Science Fiction, Aliens, Nanotechnology
Votes: 99 | Score: 7.84
Size: 256KB | Downloads: 5306 | Posted: | Updated: in progress
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Chapter 11

by LastCallAgain

After last week's cliffhanger, I hope this week's chapter was worth the wait.
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Disturbing Chapter

by Vincent Berg

I'm expecting a Lot of feedback from the latest chapter, as it's easily the most disturbing in the entire story of Seeding Hope Among the Ashes (even more so than the details about David's treatments)... more
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Chapter 11 preview

by LastCallAgain

This week on Adam and the Ants: I was only a few feet from the front door, so I took aim and threw the rock at the window pane in the front door with all my might. As I had hoped, the rock punched r... more
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Rivers Region Series

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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Chapter 10 is up early

by LastCallAgain

Chapter 10 is up early. I need to stop making my submissions after getting home from a 12-hour shift… At just over 700 words, this week's chapter is, quite intentionally, an abrupt cliffhanger. You're welcome.
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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: - | Score: -
Size: 138KB | Downloads: 640 | Posted: | Concluded:
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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 2

| Genre: Fantasy
Tags: Coming of Age, Crime, Politics, School, Violence, Religion, Mystery, Assassins, Spies, Secret Agents, Alternate Universe, Supernatural, Vampires, Werewolves, Angels, Demons, Monsters, Fantasy, Magic, Knights, Royalty
Votes: 39 | Score: 6.74
Size: 59KB | Downloads: 1284 | Posted: | Updated: in progress
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Curse of the Vampyr 

by Celtic Bard

As the barbarous humans encroach ever more on the domains of the elder races, the elves and dwarves retreat from the world. Hiding their civilizations in the deep forests and under the mountains. It was the barbarians' discovery of magic, however, that sealed the elders' fate. In the last city of the elves, a human shaman has sent his minions to capture one of the elder races for use in the most vile of magics. Fading from the world they may be, the elder races would teach one last lesson.

| Genre: Fantasy
Tags: Supernatural, Vampires, Fantasy, Dwarves, Elves, Magic
Votes: 20 | Score: 6.08
Size: 18KB | Posted:
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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.

| Genre: Fantasy
Tags: Magic, Knights
Votes: - | Score: -
Size: 138KB | Posted:
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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: - | Score: -
Size: 108KB | Downloads: 585 | Posted: | Concluded:
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There Be Dragons! 

by Celtic Bard

A young orphan dreams of a different life than what the Goddess seems to have laid before him. Something more than that of a poor farmer toiling beside his extended family. The young boy daydreams of fabulous adventures in faraway lands even as he plods through his tedious existence, moving from family to family as each of his relatives shares the burden of his care. He revels in his grandfather's fantastic stories until one day he finds himself facing the very subject of one of those stories.

| Genre: Fantasy
Tags: Coming of Age, Fantasy, Dragons, Magic, Knights
Votes: 42 | Score: 6.22
Size: 17KB | Posted:
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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.

| Genre: Young Adult
Tags: Coming of Age, School, Workplace, Young Adult
Votes: 143 | Score: 7.55
Size: 651KB | Posted:
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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: 203 | Score: 6.50
Size: 383KB | Downloads: 25108 | 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.

| Genre: Fantasy
Tags: Magic, Knights
Votes: - | Score: -
Size: 108KB | Posted:
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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: 1400 | 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: - | Score: -
Size: 136KB | Downloads: 737 | 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: 78 | Score: 7.15
Size: 65KB | Downloads: 1478 | Posted: | Concluded:
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Sarah's Love 

by Allan Kindred

A surly veteran and an orphaned little girl now being raised by her grandma meet and save each other from their torments.

| Genre: General
Tags: True
Votes: 74 | Score: 7.86
Size: 751KB | Posted:
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Avril's Knight 

by Allan Kindred

Avril, a spoiled princess, must soon grow up and fulfill her destiny or her world will be destroyed. This novel was written with Avril Lavigne in mind as the main female character

| Genre: Fantasy
Tags: Werewolves, Fantasy, Dragons, Dwarves, Magic, Knights
Votes: - | Score: -
Size: 386KB | Posted:
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Emma's Knight 

by Allan Kindred

Long has the sweet Emma Tyne sought her knight. At last a wondering knight comes into her village. Sadly, soon war swarms the land by the followers of a long forgotten god. Can their love survive the coming horror or will it save the world. This book was wrote with Emma Watson as the main female character.

| Genre: Fantasy
Tags: Fantasy, Dragons, Magic, Knights
Votes: - | Score: -
Size: 542KB | Posted:
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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: 790 | Posted: | Updated: in progress
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A Farmer's Life

by Ernest Bywater

Farmers live life different to most people, their lives are ruled by the land they work and the cycles of nature. James is the son of a farmer who's orphaned by a bushfire. He continues to live with his father's old boss, but knows he has to make his own way in life after school. Life has it's ups and downs, and many challenges for James. He leaves the farm for the Army, but ends up back as a farm worker due to combat wounds. Join James as he meets many challenges and changes in his life.
Added Chapter 5 (final)

| Genre: Action/Adventure
Tags: Drama, Violence, War, Military, Workplace
Votes: 158 | Score: 6.77
Size: 240KB | Downloads: 3176 | Posted: | Concluded:
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Broken Wing

by Feral Lady

Lan Peak a semi-retired military pilot was having a bad day. What he didn't know was it was going to become dangerous to try and collect a debt from a world government. Certain people were going to have a chat with him.
Added Chapter 2 (final)

| Genre: Science Fiction
Tags: Politics, Violence, Assassins, Science Fiction, Sports
Votes: 117 | Score: 6.30
Size: 107KB | Downloads: 2060 | Posted: | Concluded:
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Lottery Loser

by Lloyd Sampsel

Leon's wife of many years is killed in an automobile accident. While cleaning up her belongings he discovers a winning lottery ticket she purchased shortly before her death. Follow Leon as he makes new friends as well as a new career of investing the money after losing his wife.
Added Chapter 9

| Genre: Drama
Tags: Drama, Religion, Diary, Science Fiction, Supernatural
Votes: 231 | Score: 6.15
Size: 435KB | Downloads: 9398 | Posted: | Updated: in progress
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Eric Olafson, Neo Viking

by Vanessa Ravencroft

This is the beginning of a compete rewrite of the Eric Olafsons Saga. In the year 5012, Earth is now known as Terra and part of a Union of a gigantic Union of spacefaring civilizations. Many worlds are colonized. This is the story of Eric Olafson, a Neo Viking growing up on a harsh cold planet called Nilfeheim
Added Chapters 20-47

| Genre: Science Fiction
Tags: Coming of Age, Science Fiction, Aliens, Space, Nanotechnology, Robots, AI, Supernatural
Votes: 85 | Score: 7.59
Size: 1031KB | Downloads: 5754 | Posted: | Updated: in progress
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Lifeline

by Jay Cantrell

Ben Wallace's life seemed perfect. He had a family he adored and a career he enjoyed. A single call from his past thrust him into a world of violent criminals and put everything he loved in peril.
Added Chapters 21-23 (final)

| Genre: Drama
Tags: Crime, Mystery
Votes: 598 | Score: 9.34
Size: 634KB | Downloads: 20057 | Posted: | Concluded:
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Memories of the Rli

by Dreaded

Memories of a forgotten war
Added Chapter 13

| Genre: Biography
Tags: True
Votes: 42 | Score: 8.04
Size: 123KB | Downloads: 1613 | Posted: | Updated: in progress