Will you be content to drift from situation to situation, to sail the course charted for you by others, or will you take charge of your life and chart your own course?
For Jeff Knox, a teenager about to start high school in Enfield, Massachusetts, choosing to take charge of his life will affect more lives than just his own.
Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Biography Tags: Coming of Age, Romance, School, Military, Workplace, Alternate Timeline Week's Downloads: 163| Votes: 643 | Score: 8.06 Size: 1483KB |
Meet Cyril Potts, a Briton working as a private eye in the USA. He gets some strange clients, which is all right because he is a strange investigator. We first encounter Cyril during one of his reveries, but he soon shows that when the need arises, he can lurch into action - in a way.
Penelope Farewell is a normal teenage girl (also the good girl) with a normal life until her childhood crush notices her which is the school's bad boy and meets the new guy. Her life changes the way she never expected.
Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Young Adult Tags: Romance, Humor, Drama, School, Young Adult Week's Downloads: 132| Votes: - | Score: - Size: 135KB |
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 Week's Downloads: 70| Votes: 381 | Score: 7.44 Size: 530KB |
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 Week's Downloads: 54| Votes: 238 | Score: 7.29 Size: 297KB |
A story set in the Post Sickness world of Phoenicia
It has finally happened: Terrorists have unleashed an unstoppable virus upon the world. Only a very small percentage of humanity has survived. Gavin Thompson, unsatisfied with the prospect of just surviving makes plans to restore civilization as quickly as possible. This is his story. (This version is a bit longer and slightly modified from the version on SOL)
Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Science Fiction Tags: Science Fiction, Post Apocalyptic, Near Future, Pandemic Week's Downloads: 54| Votes: 906 | Score: 9.04 Size: 764KB |
A story in the Mage and Magic Universe
His life was crap, nothing ever seemed to go his way. His wife had kicked him out he was at the end of his rope, then one day he had a strange dream, or was it? The beautiful woman who befriended him, the new worlds and people what wasn't to like?
The Human Series (2) Scott MacIntyre, the unusual foster kid raised on a boys ranch in West Texas, joined the Marines at the end of Human Phoenix. In the sequel, Human Man, he's all grown up and ready to make a life for himself.
Age Rating: Older than 17 | Genre: General Tags: Romance, Military, Science Fiction Week's Downloads: 48| Votes: 729 | Score: 9.16 Size: 565KB |
The Human Series (1) You can’t hide from your past forever, but it’s easier if you’re a foster kid in rural West Texas. Scott MacIntyre was different in more ways than even he knew. (this was my first attempt at writing a novel)
He was a nice guy with a nice Mormon girlfriend, right up until he came out of his outhouse and found he could heal plants and people with a touch. Nothing went right after that. Some Baptists wanted to kill him, the police wanted to arrest him, the mormons wanted to make him an icon of their faith. All he wanted to do was get married. Some gifts came with a price tag that was too high to pay.
Age Rating: Anybody | Genre: Fantasy Tags: Romance, Humor, Drama, Violence, Religion, Cults, Assassins, Travel, Supernatural, Angels, Fantasy Week's Downloads: 45| Votes: 274 | Score: 7.05 Size: 577KB |
No good turn goes unpunished. There's nothing so constant in life as change. Shortly after finishing his university exams Smoky Grey learns these two sayings are true. His life and plans are totally changed by an encounter in the university car-park. For the next few years his life is one change after another. Some of them being ones he initiates. He's a catalyst for changes to improve the lives of many people. - 48,100 words.
After losing his beloved fiancé to a dishonourable rival and being wounded in the Crimean War, Captain James Tremayne leaves England as a bitter man. He heads for the Western Territories of the United States and eventually becomes a digger during the Pike's Peak Gold Rush. 'Baltimore Rose' Donegal is a saloon girl and convict who crosses his path in Fort Laramie. Read how she of all women becomes His Lucky Charm and much more.
Age Rating: Older than 17 | Genre: Historical Tags: Romance, Historical, Western, Military Week's Downloads: 42| Votes: 402 | Score: 8.39 Size: 782KB |
Due to family matters a teen boy moves to the USA, where he learns to play, and like playing, baseball. He works hard and enjoys his baseball. To him it's a fun sport, but he can't resist when they offering him good money to play professional baseball. However, there's one problem, few paid ball players are true professionals. He must choose between playing in a situation he doesn't like, or walking away from good money, and playing where he likes to play for the fun. 74,200 words
A man just out of university inherits a trust in the USA. He has to live in the house it owns, but first he has to make it livable. He also has to worry about some old feuds in place in this rural valley in the Appalachian mountains. He has to survive his first weeks in the mountains, and in doing so he finds a wife and partner for life while they deal with old feuds and the local weather. 48,700 words.
Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: General Tags: Workplace Week's Downloads: 40| Votes: 203 | Score: 6.46 Size: 256KB |
A Story in the Spider and Fly Universe
Arriving at Naples airport, a guy – with a little bit of a chip on his shoulder -- unexpectedly runs into and old adversary, who has a little problem. The adversary needs help, so the guy decides to offer his assistance. But he intends that he will have a little fun -- and get some payback -- at the same time. But things don’t really turn out as he expected.
A Story of Titia-Lohr
When an outcast and his companion come across a village that has been razed, he unknowingly sets his foot upon the path of destiny that will take him from the haughtily civilized courts of Meikar to the wastes of the Netherlands. Stopping along the way for a betrothal he knew nothing about, encountering old friends, new friends, mentors, enemies and intrigue that seems to have gotten him in the situation in the first place, Jonar Telansson is riding towards a destiny the Gods ordained long ago.
Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Fantasy Tags: Coming of Age, Politics, Violence, Cults, Military, Assassins, Travel, Fantasy, Magic, Knights, Royalty Week's Downloads: 32| Votes: 484 | Score: 8.69 Size: 835KB |
A Rivers Region Story 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.
Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Young Adult Tags: Coming of Age, Drama, Politics, School, Violence, Workplace, Young Adult Week's Downloads: 32| Votes: 265 | Score: 7.75 Size: 655KB |
Pudgy, out of shape, divorced, and laid-off; Colin thought he had hit rock-bottom. Then came the landslide that almost sent him to his grave. In the depths of despair, miles from nowhere, he searches for a way to get back to civilization and finds that his service is required in a totally unexpected role - as the person who will save the human race from destruction.
A Rivers Region Story 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.
Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Action/Adventure Tags: Drama, Politics, Violence, War, Military, Workplace Week's Downloads: 32| Votes: 286 | Score: 7.47 Size: 246KB |
A Not-Quite Human Story (1) Al and Betty have peculiar skills which set them apart, and which leads them to search for others like them. As they discover who they might be, they become alienated from friends, family and humanity in general. They must discover who they are and where they belong, as there no room for them in their world. Between walking into disasters, ungrateful rescues and government agents tracking their every movement, they're searching for a way out and a way home, wherever that might be.
Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Science Fiction Tags: Science Fiction, Space, AI Week's Downloads: 31| Votes: 131 | Score: 6.46 Size: 372KB |
An Unwanted Visitors Story (1) "Never Leave Anyone Behind" is a familiar refrain for Servicemen. A crew is incapacitated in a strange land and a hostile government tries to capture them and steal their resources. What if you're not in the military? Do you put your family's lives at risk, especially if they might not live. Josh Evens discovers a shipwrecked alien and tries to protect it and it's crew from his government.
Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Science Fiction Tags: Drama, Science, Science Fiction, Aliens, Space, Near Future Week's Downloads: 31| Votes: 495 | Score: 7.85 Size: 649KB |
16 y/o Hal Smith is a quiet, unassuming teen boy with a bad knee and no dreams. Taught to help people, he does; without thinking before acting. In Year Ten in a new city and school, it's a year of living in interesting times as he's often in the wrong place at the wrong time doing the right thing. He'd once dreamt of being an international athlete and had the skills to make them true, but lost them helping a stranger; and delivered a Star Performance greater than most athletes can ever do.
Age Rating: Older than 7 | Genre: Young Adult Tags: Coming of Age, Crime, Drama, School, Violence, Workplace, Young Adult Week's Downloads: 31| Votes: 611 | Score: 7.69 Size: 304KB |
A Story in the Spider and Fly Universe
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!
Age Rating: Older than 17 | Genre: Drama Tags: Romance, Crime, Melodrama Week's Downloads: 31| Votes: 160 | Score: 6.47 Size: 81KB |
John Taylor (1) John Taylor walked out of the desert a different man than he was going in. After three years of torture Taylor is now an ex-soldier with a life in shambles facing a world that gave him up for dead and moved on in his absence. Taylor is forced to pick up the pieces when he steps in to help an outgunned Federal Marshal against unknown assailants. Now Taylor is on the run and saddled with a witness marked for death. Can saving the witness's life give Taylor back his own?
Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Action/Adventure Tags: Crime, Violence, Military Week's Downloads: 29| Votes: 247 | Score: 7.15 Size: 286KB |
A Story in the Spider and Fly Universe
A widowed man returns to take a walk along the riverbank, again. A place that's been special to him since his childhood, but he hadn’t visited for sometime. Because it is interrupted, the walk that day was to be a little different.
How far will governments go when you have something they want? All Waylon Eckermann wanted to do was to go to college and figure out the rest of his life. It wasn't going to be that easy, not even with a little extragalactic help.
A dog who can read one young guy's mine, a skinny girl who plans to make that young guy hers and purple stuff that does amazing things. Add crooked cops and politicians, survivors of an inter planetary battle and you have a wild adventure and a lot of fun.
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 Week's Downloads: 26| Votes: 270 | Score: 7.45 Size: 441KB |
The Bard's Tales Story (1) In a time before man rose to prominence, when magic flowed like water from every rock and plant, three great races vied for dominance. In their arrogance they even challenged the Gods, and almost succeeded. The Gods ensured that little evidence remained of their achievements and knowledge. That however, was about to change.
A Story in the Choices Universe
Inspired very vaguely by one of my favourite songs. A guy's wife makes an unexpected announcement whilst they're eating dinner one evening. But apparently, the announcement might not have come as so much of a surprise, to some of the others sharing the table!
Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Drama Tags: Romance, Drama Week's Downloads: 25| Votes: 498 | Score: 7.62 Size: 100KB |
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