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1

The Cuckoo's Progeny
Science Fiction
Vincent Berg 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.
Tags: Science Fiction, Space, AI
Age Rating: Older than 13
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372 KB 383 105 6.46
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A Charmed Life
Biography
The Outsider 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.
Tags: Coming of Age, Romance, School, Military, Workplace, Alternate Timeline
Age Rating: Older than 13
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1482 KB 327 594 8.02
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Ninth Grade 1958-1959
Action/Adventure
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.
Tags: Coming of Age, Romance, Humor, School, Golf, Young Adult
Age Rating: Older than 13
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1860 KB 151 344 8.09
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03-12 What a Girl
Action/Adventure
Ernest Edwards A Clan Amir Story
Gerry wants to build a boat, so he does - but only after inventing the materials to make it work. Before he can build what he wants he builds a luxury yacht to test out the design. However, the major test is when he's at sea during a Category 5 storm, and has to help rescue others caught out at sea.
Tags: Drama
Age Rating: Older than 13
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28 KB 129 87 7.20
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The Lad Who Poked the Devil in the Eye
Science Fiction
Vincent Berg An Unwanted Visitors Story (2)
Twelve years after Earth's first encounter with aliens, they receive a return visit. Only this time, they aren't stranded and helpless. Young Otis Becker finds himself with access to information he can't explain, yet has to convince the world he can save them from alien enslavement. Hopefully Earth learned its lessons the last time. This is a slow story, so give it a chance to kick into gear. The sequel to "Stranded".
Tags: Science, Dystopian, Science Fiction, Aliens, Nanotechnology, Near Future, Young Adult
Age Rating: Older than 13
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324 KB 108 171 6.48
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Jacob's Granddaughters
Drama
AA Nemo A Christmas Story
Generally speaking being a granddaughter is defined by genetics, but sometimes it's due to circumstances driven by fate.
Tags: Romance, Drama, Christmas
Age Rating: Older than 13
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1277 KB 98 70 8.62
7

Finders Keepers
Science Fiction
Shakes Peer2B 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.
Tags: Aliens, Space, Nanotechnology, AI
Age Rating: Anybody
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455 KB 79 1355 8.63
8

Life Is Change
Action/Adventure
Ernest Bywater 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.
Tags: Workplace
Age Rating: Older than 13
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255 KB 74 196 6.69
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Once Upon an Alien
Action/Adventure
Misguided Child This story is fiction, but not the facts. Information from Sumerian translations are true. Hindu texts of battles in space...true. Einstein's brain autopsy proved that he used more of his brain than other humans. How is that possible? How do men get flashes of genius, and why doesn't everyone function at that level of ability all the time? Why did the Dark Ages happen, and why does mankind seem to be sliding that direction again? This story is fiction, I hope.
Tags: Violence, Science, War, Travel, Science Fiction, Futuristic, Near Future, Fantasy
Age Rating: Older than 7
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615 KB 74 378 8.70
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03-14 Deadly Dive
Action/Adventure
Ernest Edwards A Clan Amir Story
Gerry answers the question about how deeply ingrained training can become when he risks his life to save a young girl from a long fall onto the rocks below the cliff top. Her only hope is if he can catch her and reach the end of the headland to dive into the ocean there before they both slide off the side of the steep cliff face and fall to the rocks. Whatever happens, it's a long way down and sure to hurt when they get there.
Tags: Drama, Military
Age Rating: Older than 13
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26 KB 73 66 7.29
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My Life With a Lineman's Ticket
True
aerosick These are memories of my 45 years working in the Electric Power Field. Mostly as an Electric Journeyman Lineman climbing and building power lines across America. Traveling Linemen were called "Tramps". Many of my expressions, terms, tool names and actions are used only in the Lineman Trade. I will try to explain them as I go and try not to interrupt the stories. (Which, by the way, are mostly true) If any are not understandable to you, please Email me with the Link at the bottom. Thanks!
Tags: Humor, True
Age Rating: Anybody
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125 KB 64 19 6.48
12

Santa Pars001 A Christmas Story
John was alone, though a good man life was almost pointless to him. A sudden storm traps him in the snow, then things get interesting!
Tags: Fan Fiction, Christmas, Time Travel, Supernatural, Elves, Magic
Age Rating: Anybody
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80 KB 62 94 6.41
13

Stranded in a Foreign Land
Science Fiction
Vincent Berg 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.
Tags: Drama, Science, Science Fiction, Aliens, Space, Near Future
Age Rating: Older than 13
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649 KB 57 490 7.87
14

They Can't Hide Forever
Drama
woodmanone The crime was committed long ago and the suspects thought they got away with it...But they can't hide forever.
Tags: Crime, Drama, True, Mystery, Detective
Age Rating: Older than 17
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38 KB 56 99 6.44
15

Destiny's Road
Young Adult
Lumpy A Destiny Saga Story (1)
Caspian Grey's life was already pretty weird, and then he started high school. He must cope with the bizarre changes in his life while trying to find the family he always wanted. A sci-fi coming of age story. (A note, there is a slow build here. Sci-Fi elements don't show up till around chapter 20)
Tags: Coming of Age, Romance, Violence, Science Fiction
Age Rating: Older than 13
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486 KB 56 163 7.12
16

Stand in Time
Western
Ernest Bywater A man is moving to the USA with his family. At the last minute his work won't release him from his contract early, as previously agreed. A cousin who's a close friend stands in to fill his role as father in helping the rest of the family move on the set date.When they get to the USA and the man is kidnapped by a group set on world domination. They brainwash him and send him back in time to help them bring about a different end to the War Between the States. Can one man affect their plans?
Tags: Western, Time Travel
Age Rating: Older than 13
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473 KB 53 164 7.10
17

A Tyler Christmas
Drama
AA Nemo A Christmas Story
Two wounded people. Will they find a way?
Tags: Romance, Drama
Age Rating: Older than 13
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200 KB 52 63 7.55
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Summer Vacation 1959 - the Rick Jackson Saga
Young Adult
Banadin A continuation of Rick Jackson coming of age. It is recommended that Summer Vacation 1958 and Ninth Grade be read first. Remember it is all true, give or take a lie or two.
Tags: Coming of Age, Travel, Novel-Classic
Age Rating: Older than 7
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174 KB 52 196 7.99
19

Getting By
Science Fiction
Shakes Peer2B 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)
Tags: Science Fiction, Post Apocalyptic, Near Future, Pandemic
Age Rating: Older than 13
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764 KB 50 891 9.04
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Finding Shelter
Romance
Jay Cantrell Mike Cavenaugh is facing 40 with an ex-wife he can't stand and a teen-aged daughter he can't begin to understand. The lone bright spot in his life is his son. Then he meets Carrie Walton in one of the unlikeliest of places.
Tags: Romance, Crime, Drama
Age Rating: Older than 17
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502 KB 49 812 8.59
21

Prototype Ten
Science Fiction
Shakes Peer2B Will was just an average guy until a terrorist's bomb stripped away everything that he loved in life. When he came across the ad for volunteers for a super-soldier experiment, he figured he had nothing to lose, and if it all worked out, maybe he'd be able to get revenge. Little did he or the people running the program realize just how it would turn out. (Note: If you read this on SOL, you'll find this version to be a bit different)
Tags: Science Fiction, Space
Age Rating: Anybody
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567 KB 48 1292 7.95
22

The Ballad of Zachery Carson
Western
woodmanone A Story in the The Trilogy and More Western Universe
A young man leaves his home in Missouri just after the Civil War to make a life for himself in the West. During one adventure he lives up to the legend of a famous kinsman.
Tags: Coming of Age, Drama, Western
Age Rating: Older than 13
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140 KB 47 386 7.53
23

Play Ball!
Action/Adventure
Ernest Bywater 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
Tags: Workplace, Sports, Baseball
Age Rating: Older than 13
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394 KB 46 183 7.44
24

Survivor
Action/Adventure
Ernest Bywater A 10 year old boy survives a car crash where his family is killed. He goes to live on his maternal grandfather's ranch on the Texas / Mexican border with some of his retired Army buddies. But life there has some serious issues due to drug smugglers being angry about having their shipments destroyed by those at the ranch. Pat grows up fast while learning to be quick and accurate with a gun. - 51,400 words of adventure.
Tags: Coming of Age, Crime, Violence
Age Rating: Older than 13
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273 KB 46 188 6.70
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Human Phoenix
Science Fiction
Refusenik 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)
Tags: Coming of Age, Crime, School, Violence, Military, Mystery, Aliens
Age Rating: Older than 13
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1478 KB 46 564 9.19
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Kim: Power Play
Young Adult
Ernest Bywater 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
Tags: Crime, Drama, Politics, Violence
Age Rating: Older than 13
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297 KB 44 224 7.21
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03-11 Boat People
Action/Adventure
Ernest Edwards A Clan Amir Story
Children are going missing, it's believed they're being kidnapped for the child slave trade. The search is on to find out how they're getting them out of the country. RIS suspect it's by boat, so extra patrols are organised with additional troops on some of the boats. Gerry checks out a suspicious boat and catches up with it in International Waters. There are now political concerns here.
Tags: Politics, Violence, War, Military
Age Rating: Older than 13
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17 KB 44 70 6.98
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Island Mine
Action/Adventure
Refusenik 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.
Tags: Military, Science Fiction, Aliens, Nanotechnology
Age Rating: Older than 17
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914 KB 44 904 9.35
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The Trail West
Action/Adventure
woodmanone A Story in the The Trilogy and More Western Universe
A young man is forced to leave home to escape the ravages of war.
Tags: Western
Age Rating: Anybody
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478 KB 44 715 8.34
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Masi'shen Evolution
Science Fiction
Graybyrd Sequel to "Masi'shen Stranded" -- Michael Hawthorne and Dee'rah evolve to become ambassadors seeking to link two worlds across the galaxy. Earth recognizes the chance for global peace, but a corrupt American president threatens them all with nuclear nightmare as a ploy to rule the nation. Old enemies become allies, and old alliances fall apart. Will humankind survive to achieve a future in the stars?
Tags: Drama, Politics, Violence, Spiritual, Religion, Anarchism, Science Fiction, Aliens, Space
Age Rating: Older than 13
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948 KB 43 453 8.58
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Uncertain Justice
Action/Adventure
Longhorn__07 An Army veteran is accused of rape and murder. He didn't do it, but fighting the system is a losing proposition. So what's a man to do?
Tags: Crime, Military, Bounty Hunters
Age Rating: Older than 13
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1085 KB 43 731 8.93
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Will to Survive
Science Fiction
Ernest Bywater A simple training exercise with brand new fighter aircraft goes very wrong when some thieves are where they shouldn't be and get mistaken for the target drones. The resulting explosion has many consequences for everyone involved, and Will March ends up living in some turbulent times in another era. Read how Will survives those first few years which are the dangerous beginnings of his new life. 63,500 words of action adventure.
Tags: Western, Science Fiction, Time Travel
Age Rating: Older than 13
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336 KB 43 238 7.07
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Ever and Always Banadin Rick and Marsha wake up from advanced senility. They appear to be getting younger. They have no resources. If they live indefinitely they will see the end of America as they know it. This near term science fiction story tells of their journey and how they overcome the obstacles life has placed in front of them.
Tags: Romance, Melodrama, Science Fiction, Post Apocalyptic, Novel-Classic
Age Rating: Older than 13
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544 KB 41 219 7.51
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Interesting Times
Action/Adventure
Ernest Bywater 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.
Tags: Coming of Age, Drama, Politics, Violence, Workplace, Young Adult
Age Rating: Older than 13
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520 KB 41 368 7.37
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My Summer Vacation - 1958
Young Adult
Banadin A young man's summer adventures which are the start to his coming of age. A prelude to a new series.
Tags: Coming of Age, Travel, Young Adult
Age Rating: Anybody
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57 KB 41 228 7.31
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Rebirth
Action/Adventure
Lumpy 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?
Tags: Crime, Violence, Military
Age Rating: Older than 13
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286 KB 40 229 7.09
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00-02 Clan Amir Story Time Line
General
Ernest Edwards A Clan Amir Story
PLEASE READ THIS FIRST. Background information that helps you appreciate the Clan Amir Stories. Not a story as such. This has a list of all the stories in chronological order, the order they should be read in.
Tags: Military, Workplace, Royalty
Age Rating: Anybody
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24 KB 40 48 6.54
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A Farmer's Life
Action/Adventure
Ernest Bywater 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.
Tags: Drama, Politics, Violence, War, Military, Workplace
Age Rating: Older than 13
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245 KB 40 276 7.48
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Abby
Drama
Texrep Thomas Tregonney has served the railway well and faithfully. When the railway is closed, what else should he do?
Tags: Romance, Drama, Politics, Historical
Age Rating: Anybody
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1083 KB 39 767 9.34
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Mack
Young Adult
Ernest Bywater 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.
Tags: Coming of Age, Drama, Politics, School, Violence, Workplace, Young Adult
Age Rating: Older than 13
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665 KB 38 251 7.71
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Human Man
General
Refusenik 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.
Tags: Romance, Military, Science Fiction
Age Rating: Older than 17
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565 KB 37 708 9.21
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Service Society Lazlo Zalezac Dexter James is fed up with his job. For ten years he has put in long hours, worked for jerks, and received no rewards for a job well done. Then one day he says no to a temporary promotion. The fallout of that one little action will change the world.
Tags: Workplace
Age Rating: Older than 13
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1073 KB 37 521 8.34
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Star Performance
Young Adult
Ernest Bywater 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.
Tags: Coming of Age, Crime, Drama, School, Violence, Workplace, Young Adult
Age Rating: Older than 7
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300 KB 37 604 7.71
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The Second Hundred Years
Action/Adventure
woodmanone A Story in the The Trilogy and More Western Universe
The strange saga of James Randal begins
Tags: Romance, Drama, Science Fiction
Age Rating: Anybody
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269 KB 37 648 8.38
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The Gathering
Western
woodmanone A Story in the The Trilogy and More Western Universe
The saga of The Trail West and Winterborn continues.
Tags: Western
Age Rating: Older than 13
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231 KB 37 545 8.08
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The Mission
Science Fiction
Pars001 A story in the Time Travel Adventures Universe
For years Charles had hid as far from women as he could, then a chance encounter with trouble brought her to him. Now he had to not only save her and her kingdom but his self as well. Problem is her Kingdom is thousands of years in the past!
Tags: Politics, Violence, Science, Military, Assassins, Spies, Science Fiction, Time Travel, Aliens, Space, Futuristic, Alternate Timeline, Clones
Age Rating: Older than 17
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195 KB 36 117 6.94
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Flames of Life
Drama
Ernest Bywater 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.
Tags: Violence, Workplace
Age Rating: Older than 13
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440 KB 36 256 7.48
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Zombie
Action/Adventure
Ernest Bywater An Australian soldier is killed in Afghanistan. Years later a young girl is abducted near her school in a rural Australian town. A strange man in worn Army camos discovers her. She has a rare blood group and is bleeding to death. It's a race against time. The local community helps by donating blood; neighbours and strangers are determined to help her. A nearby Army base also helps the daughter of a respected officer who died in Afghanistan. While she's in hospital there are strange incidents.
Tags: Crime, War, Mystery
Age Rating: Older than 13
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90 KB 35 134 7.06
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Chaos Calls 01: Learning Visit
Action/Adventure
Ernest Bywater Damsels In Distress
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.
Tags: Drama, Violence, War, Military, Workplace, Science Fiction, Aliens, AI, Young Adult
Age Rating: Older than 13
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212 KB 34 286 8.46
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The Volunteer
Romance
Denham Forrest A Story in the Spider and Fly Universe
There’s an adage in the British armed forces, never volunteer for anything! Especially when you’re drunk! But, just sometimes…?
Tags: Romance
Age Rating: Older than 13
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93 KB 34 589 7.61
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