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1 The Reset Manifesto

When, in the course of human events, a Government of a Nation has forgotten that it is founded and predicated upon the singular sentiment, We the People, it becomes necessary for Men and Women of good conscience to stand tall and remind those who govern on behalf, by forbearance, and at the will, of We the People; that the law of the land is specified in the Constitution of these United States.

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Science Fiction
Tags: Science Fiction, Near Future
Week's Downloads: 472| Votes: 24 | Score: 8.29
Size: 1052KB | Posted:

2 Mothers and Daughters

A lot of parents tell their children, "I hope you have a child who is just like you." What's worse than having a child just like yourself? Maybe it is having a daughter who is just like your mother!

Age Rating: Older than 17 | Genre: Science Fiction
Tags: Science Fiction, Robots
Week's Downloads: 365| Votes: 25 | Score: 7.74
Size: 356KB | Posted:

3 The Ties That Bind

by Lumpy

A Destiny Saga Story (2)
Three short months ago Caspian Grey was a loner, with a family that regretted adopting him, no friends, and little idea of what his life would be. He was a soul lost in the world And then everything changed. His life has a purpose, a reason for being. He has his girls and a family, of sorts, that loves him. He has friends that will stand with him. But even this new road will have some some sharp curves to navigate. But there is a secret that he and his family must keep.

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Young Adult
Tags: Coming of Age, Science Fiction
Week's Downloads: 359| Votes: 247 | Score: 6.94
Size: 515KB | Posted: Concluded:

4 Survivor: Moving On

A Survivor Story (2)
Pat has survived life on the ranch and high school, but it's now time to go to university. He has lots of plans and intentions when he leaves home, but life and events change some of them for him. Life away from the ranch exposes Pat to a lot of different problems and dangers which he must steer a safe course through. It's time for him to move on with his life, and he does. - 51,500 words of adventure.

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Action/Adventure
Tags: School
Week's Downloads: 274| Votes: 144 | Score: 6.88
Size: 274KB | Posted: Concluded:

5 A Charmed Life

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: 148| Votes: 674 | Score: 7.93
Size: 1483KB | Posted: Concluded:

6 Human Phoenix

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)

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Science Fiction
Tags: Coming of Age, Crime, School, Violence, Military, Mystery, Aliens
Week's Downloads: 133| Votes: 602 | Score: 9.10
Size: 1478KB | Posted: Concluded:

7 Destiny's Road

by 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)

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Young Adult
Tags: Coming of Age, Romance, Violence, Science Fiction
Week's Downloads: 130| Votes: 213 | Score: 7.08
Size: 487KB | Posted: Concluded:

8 Service Society

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.

Age Rating: Older than 13
Tags: Workplace
Week's Downloads: 92| Votes: 538 | Score: 8.30
Size: 1073KB | Posted: Concluded:

9 Rebirth

by 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?

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Action/Adventure
Tags: Crime, Violence, Military
Week's Downloads: 82| Votes: 276 | Score: 6.97
Size: 286KB | Posted: Concluded:

10 Uncertain Justice

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?

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Action/Adventure
Tags: Crime, Military, Bounty Hunters
Week's Downloads: 75| Votes: 757 | Score: 8.91
Size: 1085KB | Posted:

11 Human Man

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: 70| Votes: 746 | Score: 9.16
Size: 565KB | Posted: Concluded:

12 Perhaps Love

Hawaii is the vacation destination for a widower and his young daughter. They thought they were there to see whales and do some sightseeing. That all changed when Rachel crossed their path.

Age Rating: Anybody | Genre: Romance
Tags: Romance
Week's Downloads: 62| Votes: 132 | Score: 7.13
Size: 280KB | Posted: Concluded:

13 Getting By

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: 59| Votes: 915 | Score: 9.03
Size: 764KB | Posted:

14 Dweedles to Mission Control

An eleven-part story relating an exchange of messages between a disaffected galactic explorer and an increasingly exasperated staff at home-planet mission control.

Age Rating: Anybody
Tags: Humor, Science Fiction
Week's Downloads: 56| Votes: 38 | Score: 6.35
Size: 36KB | Posted: Concluded:

15 Ride for the Sun

A Story in the The Trilogy and More Western Universe
Young man must leave home and ride west or stay and watch the death of a dream.

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Western
Tags: Coming of Age, Drama, Western
Week's Downloads: 54| Votes: 635 | Score: 8.01
Size: 170KB | Posted: Concluded:

16 Gunslinger

A star high school football quarterback loses his father, his girlfriend and his career, all in the same explosion. Now, he goes back in time to get the ones who did this, as well as saving the United States from being destroyed. What he finds on his one way trip is 'home.' - 41,600 words.

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Science Fiction
Tags: Western, Science Fiction, Time Travel
Week's Downloads: 48| Votes: 205 | Score: 7.90
Size: 231KB | Posted:

17 Dying Embers

Sam's marriage seems to be getting stale. They try marriage counseling but his life goes up in flames. Can a woman and her daughter on the run from her husband help him believe in love again? And just what shade of gray are those lovely eyes?

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Romance
Tags: Romance, Drama
Week's Downloads: 48| Votes: 459 | Score: 7.76
Size: 68KB | Posted:

18 Island Mine

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.

Age Rating: Older than 17 | Genre: Action/Adventure
Tags: Military, Science Fiction, Aliens, Nanotechnology
Week's Downloads: 47| Votes: 947 | Score: 9.31
Size: 914KB | Posted: Concluded:

19 The Lad Who Poked the Devil in the Eye

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".

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Science Fiction
Tags: Science, Dystopian, Science Fiction, Aliens, Nanotechnology, Near Future, Young Adult
Week's Downloads: 46| Votes: 189 | Score: 6.48
Size: 324KB | Posted: Concluded:

20 Pfand X

It is a harsh cruel world in which danger lurks for the unwary. After a small town is wiped out, ten families sign the Pfand X, the pledge of ten, in which they promise to support and help each other in good times and bad. After 18 generations, the families of the Pfand X are once again threatened.

Age Rating: Older than 17
Tags: Drama, Politics
Week's Downloads: 45| Votes: 280 | Score: 8.27
Size: 516KB | Posted: Concluded:

21 Rough Diamond

An Australian schoolboy discovers he can move small objects with his mind. His family moves to Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA and he uses his special skill to 'win' money at casinos. His exceptional skills at winning bring him some unwanted attention from some people, including the Department of Homeland Security. He objects to their actions and soon a state of war exists between his family and the DHS (and the people behind them). The odds are heavily in favour of one side - but which side?

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Action/Adventure
Tags: Coming of Age, Crime, Drama, Politics, School, Violence, War, Workplace, Science Fiction, Young Adult
Week's Downloads: 45| Votes: 874 | Score: 6.84
Size: 309KB | Posted:

22 Nothing I Can Do About It Now

A Story in the Spider and Fly Universe
A guy bumming his life away as the skipper of a tourist boat on a small Caribbean island, gets his life turned upside down, and not for the first time.

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Romance
Tags: Pulp Classic
Week's Downloads: 44| Votes: 157 | Score: 7.09
Size: 383KB | Posted: Concluded:

23 Survivor

A Survivor Story (1)
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.

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Action/Adventure
Tags: Coming of Age, Crime, Violence
Week's Downloads: 44| Votes: 231 | Score: 6.73
Size: 275KB | Posted: Concluded:

24 The Trail West

A Story in the The Trilogy and More Western Universe
A young man is forced to leave home to escape the ravages of war.

Age Rating: Anybody | Genre: Action/Adventure
Tags: Western
Week's Downloads: 44| Votes: 743 | Score: 8.26
Size: 478KB | Posted: Concluded:

25 Jacob's Granddaughters

A Christmas Story
Generally speaking being a granddaughter is defined by genetics, but sometimes it's due to circumstances driven by fate.

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Drama
Tags: Romance, Drama, Christmas
Week's Downloads: 42| Votes: 99 | Score: 8.59
Size: 1277KB | Posted: Concluded:

26 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
Week's Downloads: 42| Votes: 390 | Score: 7.26
Size: 530KB | Posted: Concluded:

27 Life Is Change

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.

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Action/Adventure
Tags: Workplace
Week's Downloads: 41| Votes: 226 | Score: 6.57
Size: 255KB | Posted: Concluded:

28 Lifeline

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.

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Drama
Tags: Crime, Mystery
Week's Downloads: 41| Votes: 728 | Score: 9.23
Size: 634KB | Posted: Concluded:

29 05-03 College Capers

A Clan Amir Story
Five college girls are kidnapped, including some Berant citizens. Gerry must go to the USA to recover them all before the kidnappers harm the ones that weren't their intended targets. And no one knows which of the girls they were after at the time.

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Action/Adventure
Tags: Crime, Politics, Violence, Military
Week's Downloads: 40| Votes: 101 | Score: 7.49
Size: 63KB | Posted:

30 Shut Up and Drive!

A Story in the Spider and Fly Universe
A guy with a questionable reputation, spots a female he doesn't expect to see in a bar that has an even worse reputation.

Age Rating: Older than 17 | Genre: Romance
Tags: Romance, Melodrama
Week's Downloads: 40| Votes: 246 | Score: 7.51
Size: 172KB | Posted: Concluded:

31 Sunset Stories

Sunset Stories is a collection of thirty-six tales. They have no chronology or other connecting thread, so once posted they can be read in any order.

Age Rating: Anybody | Genre: Western
Tags: Western
Week's Downloads: 39| Votes: 89 | Score: 6.45
Size: 1014KB | Posted: Concluded:

32 Tumbleweed

Following the Civil War men sometimes had to travel like a nomad to survive. Jake Hightower was just such a man.

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Western
Tags: Romance, Drama, Western
Week's Downloads: 38| Votes: 179 | Score: 6.97
Size: 99KB | Posted: Concluded:

33 Abby

by Texrep

Thomas Tregonney has served the railway well and faithfully. When the railway is closed, what else should he do?

Age Rating: Anybody | Genre: Drama
Tags: Romance, Drama, Politics, Historical
Week's Downloads: 38| Votes: 786 | Score: 9.34
Size: 1083KB | Posted: Concluded:

34 The Light Behind the World

A Worlds of Light Story (1)
My name is David Alan McKesson. I can't remember how old I was when I first saw the lines. Their appearance was infrequent and peripheral to my awareness as a child, and I did not wonder at what was just a barely noticed part of my world. Later, I learned how to touch them, and where they led me, The way they changed my life, and allowed me to change the lives of many others, remains a true wonder, and the true story of my life

Age Rating: Anybody | Genre: Science Fiction
Tags: Coming of Age
Week's Downloads: 38| Votes: 573 | Score: 8.15
Size: 337KB | Posted: Concluded:

35 Stranded in a Foreign Land

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: 37| Votes: 503 | Score: 7.90
Size: 649KB | Posted: Concluded:

36 Trust Your Instincts

People and events are not always what they seem. Trust your instincts.

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Romance
Tags: Romance, Drama
Week's Downloads: 36| Votes: 356 | Score: 6.54
Size: 47KB | Posted:

37 Winds of Change

A story in the Winds of Change Universe
Grant Maxwell is sent back to the Colonial period of America to try to thwart the actions of a Scottish professor who hates the United States. Unfortunately, too much damage may have already occurred and it may be up to Grant to try to salvage the Nation. Note - Slavery concerns life in Colonial America. - 119,900 words.

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Science Fiction
Tags: Historical, War, Military, Science Fiction, Time Travel, Aliens, Nanotechnology
Week's Downloads: 35| Votes: 362 | Score: 8.07
Size: 682KB | Posted: Concluded:

38 A Good Man

A story in the Mage and Magic Universe
His life was horrible, everything about it. He had a witch of a wife, no job, nothing, but all that changed one day, for the better? Who could say? Yet?

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Fantasy
Tags: Violence, War, Assassins, Science Fiction, Shapeshifters, Supernatural, Werewolves, Demons, Monsters, Fantasy, Dwarves, Furry, Magic, Royalty
Week's Downloads: 34| Votes: 130 | Score: 6.47
Size: 173KB | Posted: Concluded:

39 Legion of Light

A Worlds of Light Story (2)
The continuing adventures of Davey, Ginny, Dare and the rest of their friends and family.

Age Rating: Older than 7 | Genre: Science Fiction
Week's Downloads: 34| Votes: 337 | Score: 8.41
Size: 549KB | Posted: Concluded:

40 Coincidence

This is a very short story, more of a cameo. If I was to say anything more, there would be little point in anyone reading it.

Age Rating: Anybody | Genre: Romance
Tags: Romance
Week's Downloads: 34| Votes: 436 | Score: 8.00
Size: 12KB | Posted:

41 The Dragon King

Young Christopher and his little sister Sarah must go on the run after their kingdom loses a war and becomes a conquered nation. Through torment and wonder can Christopher become the Dragon King and free his people?

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Fantasy
Tags: Horror, Fantasy, Dragons, Magic, Unicorns, Knights
Week's Downloads: 34| Votes: 74 | Score: 7.83
Size: 494KB | Posted:

42 Finders Keepers

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.

Age Rating: Anybody | Genre: Science Fiction
Tags: Aliens, Space, Nanotechnology, AI
Week's Downloads: 34| Votes: 1392 | Score: 8.66
Size: 455KB | Posted:

43 Justice Resurrected

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: 33| Votes: 485 | Score: 8.69
Size: 835KB | Posted: Concluded:

44 The Mission

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!

Age Rating: Older than 17 | Genre: Science Fiction
Tags: Politics, Violence, Science, Military, Assassins, Spies, Science Fiction, Time Travel, Aliens, Space, Futuristic, Alternate Timeline, Clones
Week's Downloads: 31| Votes: 135 | Score: 6.52
Size: 195KB | Posted: Concluded:

45 Times of Old

A man is killed by religious militants while protecting his fellow workers. He unexpectedly wakes up to find he's been abducted by aliens and they have an offer for him. He accepts the offer to be placed in an environment like Earth was 35,000 to 40,000 years ago, complete with animals and humans of that time. But there's a catch, it's a one-way trip and he's a star in their version of a reality broadcast show. They supply some gear to help him survive, and now it's up to him to do so.

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Science Fiction
Tags: Drama, Violence, Historical, Workplace, Science Fiction, Time Travel, Aliens
Week's Downloads: 31| Votes: 505 | Score: 7.12
Size: 313KB | Posted: Concluded:

46 Sean David Kilpatrick Flynn - Book 1 of Wizard - A Love Story

A Wizard - A love story Story (1)
You think you know what's real but you don't believe in Wizards? Maybe your definition of Wizard needs adjusting! Meet Sean David Kilpatrick on the day he's born. Imagine raising a young Wizard that can talk to animals and control the weather. Or a young enchantress that can talk to animals and the earth shakes when she gets mad. Let's see what you believe when you're through reading.

Age Rating: Older than 7 | Genre: Fantasy
Tags: Humor, Assassins, Supernatural, Fantasy, Magic
Week's Downloads: 30| Votes: 333 | Score: 8.33
Size: 668KB | Posted: Concluded:

47 It's Five O'clock Somewhere!

A Story in the Spider and Fly Universe
After being estranged from all of his family for some years, a divorced man’s teenage children suddenly pay him an unexpected visit.

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Romance
Tags: Romance, Drama
Week's Downloads: 30| Votes: 497 | Score: 7.26
Size: 127KB | Posted:

48 Finding Shelter

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.

Age Rating: Older than 17 | Genre: Romance
Tags: Romance, Crime, Drama
Week's Downloads: 30| Votes: 830 | Score: 8.58
Size: 502KB | Posted: Concluded:

49 03-03 Raptor Games

A Clan Amir Story
A young genius and legal adult has joined the military, and in December 2003 is now assigned as a temporary tank commander - despite being too short to drive it or operate the machine gun. Another tank commander takes exception to his youth, and learns age and experience doesn't equal smarts.

Age Rating: Anybody | Genre: Action/Adventure
Tags: Drama, Military, Workplace, Young Adult, Vignettes
Week's Downloads: 30| Votes: 433 | Score: 6.63
Size: 30KB | Posted:

50 Summer Vacation 1959 - the Rick Jackson Saga

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.

Age Rating: Older than 7 | Genre: Young Adult
Tags: Coming of Age, Travel, Novel-Classic
Week's Downloads: 29| Votes: 220 | Score: 7.85
Size: 174KB | Posted: Concluded:
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