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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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1483 KB 191 629 8.06
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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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245 KB 115 101 7.67
3

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 77 820 8.59
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Sovereignty
Science Fiction
Pars001 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?
Tags: Slavery, Violence, War, Science Fiction, Aliens, Space, Mutants, Shapeshifters, Supernatural, Demons, Furry, Royalty
Age Rating: Older than 17
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372 KB 73 83 7.28
5

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 64 352 8.09
6

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 63 901 9.05
7

Mallard Heir
General
Ernest Bywater 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.
Tags: Workplace
Age Rating: Older than 13
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256 KB 61 197 6.44
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 58 210 6.84
9

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 54 1369 8.65
10

Rough Diamond
Action/Adventure
Ernest Bywater 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?
Tags: Coming of Age, Crime, Drama, Politics, School, Violence, War, Workplace, Science Fiction, Young Adult
Age Rating: Older than 13
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309 KB 54 858 6.85
11

Sean David Kilpatrick Flynn - Book 1 of Wizard - A Love Story
Fantasy
Misguided Child 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.
Tags: Humor, Assassins, Supernatural, Fantasy, Magic
Age Rating: Older than 7
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668 KB 52 323 8.37
12

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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530 KB 41 377 7.41
13

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. 65,000 words of action adventure.
Tags: Western, Science Fiction, Time Travel
Age Rating: Older than 13
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340 KB 39 249 7.15
14

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 39 655 8.38
15

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 39 1307 7.96
16

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 38 180 7.28
17

Unending Night
Romance
Jay Cantrell Andy Drayton was having a hellish day and it looked to turn worse when he almost ran into a car on the highway. But then Regan Riley — a girl light-years out of his league — entered his life.
Tags: Romance
Age Rating: Older than 17
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109 KB 38 718 8.17
18

The Dragon King
Fantasy
Allan Kindred 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?
Tags: Horror, Fantasy, Dragons, Magic, Unicorns, Knights
Age Rating: Older than 13
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494 KB 38 66 7.75
19

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 36 232 7.27
20

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 36 207 7.98
21

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 35 89 8.73
22

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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670 KB 35 259 7.70
23

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 34 922 9.33
24

Brand New Girlfriend
Comedy
Jake Rivers What can Joe do when his girl says she wants to date others? Just a bit of fun, if you crack even a slight smile, I'm happy. If you actually grin, shoot me an email. Genre is Comedy, but really, it's Humor.
Tags: Humor
Age Rating: Older than 13
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8 KB 34 371 6.13
25

Shut Up and Drive!
Romance
Denham Forrest 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.
Tags: Romance, Melodrama
Age Rating: Older than 17
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172 KB 33 222 7.59
26

Waiting at the Bluebird
Drama
Forest Hunter Roxie, has had many men. Cal has never been lucky with women. Roxie says his problem is that "he doesn't know how to howl at the moon". She's from wrong side of the tracks and waitressing at the Bluebird Diner. Cal, a farmer's son, is a lawyer and politician. A bachelor, he often takes his meals there, where small town politics are always on the menu. Their lives intersect amid a struggle against political corruption.
Tags: Romance, Drama, Politics, Workplace
Age Rating: Older than 17
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1126 KB 32 149 6.93
27

Because of You
Romance
woodmanone Because of you he is a shadow of himself
Tags: Romance, Drama
Age Rating: Anybody
Posted:
69 KB 32 391 7.57
28

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 31 128 6.44
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Lifeline
Drama
Jay Cantrell 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.
Tags: Crime, Mystery
Age Rating: Older than 13
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634 KB 30 714 9.27
30

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 29 741 8.93
31

Telltale
Biography
Harris Proctor A dare turns into a crisis for a young boy.
Tags: Coming of Age, Crime, Humor, Drama
Age Rating: Older than 13
Posted:
25 KB 28 19 6.40
32

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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395 KB 28 191 7.42
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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 28 725 9.19
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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 28 203 6.91
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Hell Hound
Action/Adventure
Ernest Bywater '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.
Tags: Violence, War, Military, Near Future
Age Rating: Older than 13
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177 KB 27 152 7.34
36

07-02a Gordie's Gophers
Action/Adventure
Ernest Bywater A Clan Amir Story
Political intrigue around a bi-lateral trade agreement, recruitment of some computer specialists, and a kidnapping - just a normal overseas trip for Gerry Mannheim.
Tags: Politics, Military
Age Rating: Older than 13
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109 KB 27 84 7.61
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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 27 774 9.34
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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 26 586 9.18
39

Dirty Old Man, Maybe Not
Romance
woodmanone A man approaching middle age ponders his feeling for a young woman half his age.
Tags: Romance, Drama
Age Rating: Older than 13
Posted:
123 KB 26 413 7.63
40

Dream Weaver - Book 3 of Wizard - a Love Story
Fantasy
Misguided Child A Wizard - A love story Story (3)
Many years of peace followed Sean's rescue. Peaceful if you didn't count training, and interference by the Wizard's Council. The Council voted to delay the young Magi joining the Council and required a quest due to their immaturity. They decided to join 'normal' society with their extra time. The Prescott High School would never be the same. They could decide if the unpleasant task of completing the quest and joining the Council was really desirable. Do we always have choices in life?
Tags: Humor, Fantasy, Witchcraft, Magic
Age Rating: Older than 7
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478 KB 25 312 8.67
41

03-05 Designing Devilry Ernest Bywater A Clan Amir Story
For a change of pace Gerry takes on some university courses. Two have some interesting events along the way.
Tags: School
Age Rating: Older than 13
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11 KB 25 71 6.48
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Chaos Calls 02: First Rescue
Action/Adventure
Ernest Bywater Damsels In Distress
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.
Tags: Drama, Violence, War, Military, Workplace, Science Fiction, Aliens, AI, Young Adult
Age Rating: Older than 13
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223 KB 25 315 8.39
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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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304 KB 25 607 7.71
44

Michaels Mansion
General
Ernest Bywater A Rivers Region Story
A two hundred year old building is destroyed by fire when a jet taking off from the local airport is shot down. This story tells how the owner goes about turning a fire gutted building of five sandstone walls back into the elegant building it once was, despite not having much cash to do it with and having to fight the state bureaucrats. It also talks about his important personal and family events during the reconstruction. The fire is very much a life changing event for the owner and his family.
Tags: Drama, Workplace
Age Rating: Older than 13
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283 KB 24 201 7.05
45

Times of Old
Science Fiction
Ernest Bywater 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.
Tags: Drama, Violence, Historical, Workplace, Science Fiction, Time Travel, Aliens
Age Rating: Older than 13
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313 KB 24 496 7.08
46

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 24 242 7.14
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The Blacksmith's Daughter
Fantasy
Little Black Raincloud A Story in the Zokia Province Universe
A young half-elf girl grows up while traveling the world with her human father, a highly gifted blacksmith. After years abroad, learning forge secrets from the dwarves themselves, father and daughter return home to resume the family business. Later, when the corrupt young duke sets his sights on her, she takes matters into her own hands.
Tags: Violence, Fantasy, Dwarves, Elves, Magic, Royalty
Age Rating: Older than 7
Posted:
19 KB 24 260 6.36
48

I Hadn't Expected That!
Drama
Denham Forrest Imagine, if you will, that you are sitting in a bar having quiet drink with an old (newly divorced) friend, and he relates his tale of woe to you. This one should be read with a certain amount of scepticism when it comes to exactly what the narrator is telling the reader. But generally, I would suggest that that same scepticism suggested when reading this tale, would be advised when reading most of my… ahem… literary masterpieces. Alright, demented ravings! Happy Now?
Tags: Humor
Age Rating: Older than 13
Posted:
19 KB 24 302 6.35
49

Healing Hands of Time
Drama
Joe J Joshua loved Lindsey with all his being, so when she kicked him to the curb on their fourth anniversary he was devastated. Josh didn't think his broken heart would ever heal, but with the help of a few extraordinary women, and the healing hands of time, he discovered that life could be better than he ever imagined.
Tags: Romance
Age Rating: Anybody
Posted:
224 KB 24 1010 8.83
50

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
Posted:
57 KB 24 234 7.36
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