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51 Chaos Calls 03: the Dragon Dilemma

Damsels In Distress
Al Adams is on his way back to Chaos for another rescue, and to do more about setting up his base of operations. This time he has a problem, he's being asked to make a rescue that all the other Heroes have knocked back as a fancy form of suicide! The Damsels are captives of Dragons, a protected species he can't hurt. The Dragons are big, and dangerous. What can he do? He's their last hope, dare he refuse, like the others have?

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Action/Adventure
Tags: Drama, Violence, War, Military, Workplace, Science Fiction, Aliens, AI, Extra Sensory Perception, Dragons, Young Adult
Downloads: 5539| Votes: 314 | Score: 8.22
Size: 280KB | Posted: Concluded:

52 Coming Home

Father's been away 3 years. His young family's meeting him at the airport. --- Bad Fred, said --- It's poignant, and you hit the right notes. If I didn't know it was your story and trust you, I would have drifted away in the first few paragraphs. It moved slowly. It was lovely, but it wasn't hitting my "what happens next?" buttons. Well, until the end when it all comes together. Readers who stick with it will be rewarded.

Age Rating: Anybody | Genre: Drama
Tags: Drama, Politics, Military, Workplace, Vignettes
Downloads: 3143| Votes: 401 | Score: 8.44
Size: 11KB | Posted:

53 Damsels in Distress Rules

Damsels In Distress
The basic rules and background on the operation of the Damsels in Distress Universe. This is posted with the approval of Lazlo, the universe creator, and is intended to help readers and writers to understand the universe better.

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: General
Tags: Workplace, Science Fiction, Aliens, AI
Downloads: 1066| Votes:   | Score:  
Size: 22KB | Posted:

54 Five Ultra Short Stories

Five short stories, entries in a contest for stories under 100 words with a twist on the end. See if you can guess the twist before you get to it.

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Comedy
Tags: Humor, Vignettes
Downloads: 1406| Votes: 111 | Score: 7.38
Size: 2KB | Posted:

55 Flames of Life

A Rivers Region Story
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.

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Drama
Tags: Violence, Workplace
Downloads: 12119| Votes: 284 | Score: 7.24
Size: 443KB | Posted: Concluded:

56 Fun Run

The Ghost Reporter of the local newspaper is at the finish line of the 20 km City Fun Run. What he sees and reports moves his column from page three to the front page.

Age Rating: Anybody | Genre: General
Tags: Sports, Young Adult, Vignettes
Downloads: 3022| Votes: 372 | Score: 8.38
Size: 8KB | Posted:

57 Grammar

The solicitors from Nutt, Case, and Friend prove using correct grammar is very important. And a government department learns, how important.

Age Rating: Anybody | Genre: Comedy
Tags: Humor, Drama, Politics, Workplace, Vignettes
Downloads: 3193| Votes: 343 | Score: 6.41
Size: 14KB | Posted:

58 Hell Hound

'Once a Marine, always a Marine.' was the code he lived by. His dictionary had no definition for 'impossible:' an exceptional man who wouldn't let his superiors stop him from doing what he saw as his duty, even if it's by himself after being retired. The story is told by his niece who's concerned about how the authorities are trying to rewrite his life for their own purposes.

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Action/Adventure
Tags: Violence, War, Military, Near Future
Downloads: 4145| Votes: 170 | Score: 7.25
Size: 177KB | Posted: Concluded:

59 Interesting Times

A Rivers Region Story
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.

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Action/Adventure
Tags: Coming of Age, Drama, Politics, Violence, Workplace, Young Adult
Downloads: 20922| Votes: 420 | Score: 7.21
Size: 531KB | Posted: Concluded:

60 Kim: Power Play

Kim is badly injured in an incident at school, an accident that should never have happened. He's a teenage boy with a reputation of being an unstoppable force that always gets things done. Recovering from injuries that should have been fatal he lives 'in interesting times' as he sets out to prove the doctors wrong. He's determined he'll walk again; if his powerful enemies let him live that long. 55,500 words of drama and action

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Young Adult
Tags: Crime, Drama, Politics, Violence, Extra Sensory Perception
Downloads: 7762| Votes: 284 | Score: 7.05
Size: 297KB | Posted: Concluded:
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