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Matter of Taste

by TC Allen

Sam ate breakfast at Thelma's Diner five mornings a week for nine years. Then in the course of a single daythey found out although they were acquainted, they never knew one another. All it took was a special steak sandwich...

| Genre: Romance
Tags: Romance, Drama
Votes: 324 | Score: 6.70
Size: 23KB | Posted:
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Convergence 

by Misguided Child

The only hope humanity has to meet the Aliens, on an even footing, is with US resources, so Scotty must win the Presidency. Preparing for Aliens aren't the only challenge the host/Companion cadre face. Robert Branch (AKA Abdul Ali Hassan) is loose in the world, and he is inhabited by a Demon, the antithesis of Companions. Branch and his Demon escaped to Syria in 2012, and began organizing groups of Saddam Hussein's officers and fighters. The power behind the throne of ISIS is evil incarnate.

| Genre: Science Fiction
Tags: Humor, Politics, Violence, Science, War, Military, Assassins, Science Fiction, Aliens, Space, Nanotechnology, AI
Votes: - | Score: -
Size: 70KB | Posted: in progress
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War Stories and Other

by Dreaded

Ramblings of an old soldier from a forgotten war
Added Chapter 10

| Genre: True
Tags: True
Votes: 21 | Score: 7.05
Size: 290KB | Downloads: 1210 | Posted: | Updated: in progress
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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 38

| Genre: Action/Adventure
Tags: Coming of Age, Romance, Humor, School, Golf, Young Adult
Votes: 253 | Score: 8.00
Size: 1774KB | Downloads: 28911 | Posted: | Updated: in progress
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Same Sex Marriage Débâcle 

by Ernest Bywater

Gary, the brother of Pastor James visits his brother after many years away from him, and gives him advice on how to deal with the Same Sex Marriage Debate. He follows the advice and things happen that upsets a lot of people. 5,000 words - 29,000 characters, posting as one file.

| Genre: General
Tags: Politics, Religion
Votes: 35 | Score: 6.38
Size: 28KB | Posted:
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New Story posted about same sex marriage; not what many think

by Ernest Bywater

Story is 5,000 words - 29,000 characters and no sex. I'm posting it as one file. As usual it's also available at Lulu as a print copy and a PDF there's an issue with the e-pub and the file will be fixed and go from PDF to epub when it's sorted. http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/ernestbywater
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Writing again

by Ron Lewis

I have at last started writing again and will be posting a new story in the series Michelle Tanner Going West in next few days. Not to make excuses, and then I do, I have been ill for sometime. I am j... more
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Teenagers!

by Misguided Child

Another Grandpa Jones Story. God decides to pull the plug on mankind. His angels remind him that he needs to follow the rules before destroying Man. God has to interview a human before he can destroy Man. The selection process is onerous, but they finally settle on Grandpa Jones. Does God know what he's in for?
Added Chapter 2 (final)

| Genre: Fantasy
Tags: Humor, Fantasy
Votes: 56 | Score: 6.72
Size: 16KB | Downloads: 513 | Posted: | Concluded:
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Teenagers! 

by Misguided Child

Another Grandpa Jones Story. God decides to pull the plug on mankind. His angels remind him that he needs to follow the rules before destroying Man. God has to interview a human before he can destroy Man. The selection process is onerous, but they finally settle on Grandpa Jones. Does God know what he's in for?

| Genre: Fantasy
Tags: Humor, Fantasy
Votes: 56 | Score: 6.72
Size: 16KB | Posted:
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Hunted or Hunter 

by woodmanone

Four men attempt to do something evil. They picked the wrong man as a victim.

| Genre: Action/Adventure
Tags: Drama, Violence
Votes: 119 | Score: 7.05
Size: 44KB | Posted:
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Summer Wind 

by Jake Rivers

Jerry gets a "Dear Jerry" letter from his fiancée and moves to Hawaii for a new start. He is lonely until he finds a bikini on the beach... oh yeah, it's what was in the bikini that grabbed his attention!

| Genre: Romance
Tags: Romance
Votes: 68 | Score: 6.30
Size: 44KB | Posted:
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The Legal Profession

by Pedant

Patrick has received his degree, passed the bar examinations and accepted a first job with NSW Aboriginal Affairs. He's immediately assigned a "problem" in the extreme NW of the State.
Added Chapter 2

| Genre: True
Tags: Politics, True, Workplace
Votes: 26 | Score: 6.45
Size: 32KB | Downloads: 811 | Posted: | Updated: in progress
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The Legal Profession 

by Pedant

Patrick has received his degree, passed the bar examinations and accepted a first job with NSW Aboriginal Affairs. He's immediately assigned a "problem" in the extreme NW of the State.

| Genre: True
Tags: Politics, True, Workplace
Votes: 26 | Score: 6.45
Size: 32KB | Posted: in progress
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New story about Patrick

by Pedant

For those of you interested, Patrick and Rachel have graduated from University. Patrick has just begun his first "job" with the NSW Ministry of Aboriginal Affairs. He's sent to extreme NW NSW-- the Corner Country. Anyway, the "Introduction" is up on SoL. P
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Grandpa Jones 

by Misguided Child

Grandpa Jones is in the hospital. That doesn't prevent him from providing a teaching moment for his favorite granddaughter and her boy friend. He wondered afterward, if anything he said made sense to them.

| Genre: True
Tags: Humor, Spiritual
Votes: 38 | Score: 6.37
Size: 19KB | Posted:
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Update and communications issues

by Ernest Edwards

G'day All, I'm still alive and trying to get some work done. Having some issues with my comms and email systems, so please do not send me any emails unless they are about urgent items needing a resol... more
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Update and communications issues

by Ernest Bywater

G'day All, I'm still alive and trying to get some work done. Having some issues with my comms and email systems, so please do not send me any emails unless they are about urgent items needing a resol... more
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Books mentioned in my stories.

by Banadin

Ninth grade, the Rick Jackson saga, was scheduled to be 39 chapters long. There will now be a 40th. I will go back and list the title and author of every book which Rick read. I started keeping good n... 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 6

| 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: 85 | Score: 7.42
Size: 200KB | Downloads: 4272 | Posted: | Updated: in progress
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Chapter 6 of ItDF ready

by Celtic Bard

As the entry title says, Chapter 6 of In the Darkness Falling has been submitted for your reading pleasure. Sorry it is a bit late but I had family in town and so I didn't really have time to edit an... more
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The Hangman Cometh--A Revisit

by woodmanone

This is a follow up and continuation of The Hangman Cometh. Rereading some of my favorite stories a few months ago, I again came across the infamous if not famous quote "Life Goes On". That read agai... more
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The Hangman Cometh--a Revisit 

by woodmanone

The continuation of the life of famous gunfighter Tyler Rawlings.

| Genre: Western
Tags: Western
Votes: 90 | Score: 6.75
Size: 55KB | Posted:
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Ruffy and Me

by maypop

Can we survive in trouble times
Added Chapters 1-12

| Genre: Western
Tags: Coming of Age, Western, Young Adult
Votes: 73 | Score: 6.04
Size: 177KB | Downloads: 1670 | Posted: | Updated: in progress
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Esopus Creek Stash 

by maypop

did you ever wish you could pursue the dream job of your life.

| Genre: Fantasy
Tags: Mystery, Secret Agents, Travel
Votes: 53 | Score: 6.19
Size: 17KB | Posted: in progress
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Treacherous Voyage 

by maypop

Would you survive in the Amazon.

| Genre: Action/Adventure
Tags: Religion, Young Adult
Votes: 27 | Score: 6.28
Size: 42KB | Posted: in progress
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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.
Added Chapter 10

| Genre: Western
Tags: Religion, Western, Detective, Secret Agents
Votes: 83 | Score: 6.33
Size: 214KB | Downloads: 1834 | Posted: | Updated: in progress
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Cold Steele--and Mrs. Robinson

by woodmanone

Private Detective Matt Steele becomes involved with a client's wife in a way he never foresaw.
Added Chapter 5 (final)

| Genre: Action/Adventure
Tags: Crime, Drama, Detective
Votes: 84 | Score: 7.51
Size: 120KB | Downloads: 1686 | Posted: | Concluded:
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Life and Writting

by Ernest Bywater

G'day All, I'm a lot slow in writing at the moment due to a number of personal issues. I've about 30 stories I'm working on when I feel up to writing but am spending a lot of time recharging my batte... more
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New Novel

by Autumn Writer

I have just published a brand new novel on Kindle! Here is the link: www.amazon.com/dp/B00WOO0KEG (You will have to paste it in your browser.) "Waiting at the Bluebird", by my alternate pen name,... more
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The March of the Rose

by R22CoolGuy

The fifth and final chapter in the Saga of the Rose
Added Chapters 25, Epilogue (final)

| Genre: Action/Adventure
Tags: Assassins, Fantasy, Dragons, Witchcraft, Dwarves, Elves, Magic, Knights, Royalty
Votes: 33 | Score: 7.85
Size: 1025KB | Downloads: 1999 | Posted: | Concluded:
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The Newsome Malediction Book One Phoenix Rising

by Ron Lewis

A terrible curse descends with a vengeance on the Newsome family. Misery and death plague community of New Guildford. Drawn back to his ancestral home, Bart, embarks on the task of ending the curse. He will have to do battle with supernatural beings and the powerful 'Yasheara' herself to save the Newsome family. Before he can do that he must face the vengefully wrath of the Phoenix and her centuries old animosity. Is it even possible to end The Newsome Malediction?
Added Chapter 7

| Genre: Horror
Tags: Horror, Supernatural, Gothic, Vampires, Werewolves, Angels, Demons, Ghosts, Monsters, Witchcraft
Votes: - | Score: -
Size: 163KB | Downloads: 991 | Posted: | Updated: in progress
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A Dry Heat

by Ron Lewis

In the middle of a blistering heatwave in the summer of 1968 a killer stalks the youth of a sleepy Oklahoma town. It was a typical sleepy small town. The type of town, every young boy or girl dreamed of leaving. No one thought it odd or considered it unusual for a boy or girl to disappear, until they turned up tortured, raped and dead. In 1968, evil lived with the residents of this small community. It is up to three young companions to find who is killing their friends.
Added Chapter 2

| Genre: Suspense
Tags: Violence, Mystery
Votes: - | Score: -
Size: 68KB | Downloads: 592 | 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 Epilogue (final)

| Genre: Science Fiction
Tags: Crime, Politics, Violence, Science, Military, Assassins, Detective, Science Fiction, Aliens, Nanotechnology
Votes: 165 | Score: 7.77
Size: 504KB | Downloads: 11055 | Posted: | Concluded:
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Future Distorted

by Celtic Bard

What would happen if you crossed Islamafascism, political corruption, an intelligence failure, and bio/chem weapons? My name is Seamus O'Neill and I have the dubious fortune to be able to tell you. My story is one of a survivor of the mutation of Humanity and the collapse of Civilization. I survived The Incident, escaped the savages who took over the cities, and eventually joined those who fled to rebuild the new species Humanity became. And I remember the time after our Future Distorted.
Added Chapter 9

| Genre: Science Fiction
Tags: Romance, Violence, Horror, Dystopian, Cannibalism, Anarchism, Science Fiction, Apocalyptic, Post Apocalyptic, Alternate Timeline, Mutants, Near Future, Pandemic
Votes: 252 | Score: 7.53
Size: 178KB | Downloads: 11257 | Posted: | Updated: in progress
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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: 96 | Score: 7.29
Size: 78KB | Downloads: 1516 | Posted: | Concluded:
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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: 281 | Score: 7.43
Size: 509KB | Downloads: 14785 | Posted: | Concluded:
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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: 54 | Score: 6.01
Size: 10KB | Downloads: 704 | 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 Chapters 22,Epilogue (final)

| Genre: Science Fiction
Tags: Drama, Science Fiction, Post Apocalyptic
Votes: 59 | Score: 6.41
Size: 766KB | Downloads: 6685 | 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: 206 | Score: 7.60
Size: 426KB | Downloads: 9013 | 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: 292 | Score: 8.56
Size: 217KB | Downloads: 4899 | 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: 266 | Score: 8.63
Size: 212KB | Downloads: 5357 | Posted: | Concluded: