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Top 50 Stories, by Weekly Downloads

 

1 Runaway!

A Rivers Region Story
A 9 year old boy's parents are killed by terrorist. He goes to live with his great grandfather until he's 16 when his great grandfather dies of cancer. His parents raise him to be free thinking and independent. His great grandfather adds to the training. David wants to stay living in the house he helped to build, but the welfare authorities won't allow it. So his great grandfather helps him to be true to himself when he runs away to stay free, and he finds a new life.- 52,200 words of action.

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Action/Adventure
Tags: Coming of Age, School, Violence
Week's Downloads: 186| Votes: 162 | Score: 6.92
Size: 275KB | Posted: Concluded:

2 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: 164| Votes: 697 | Score: 7.93
Size: 1483KB | Posted: Concluded:

3 Under the Same Roof

Under the Same Roof 2001 was not a very good year for teacher, Anna Kimmel. Her marriage was on the rocks. Her mother was suffering from the affects of a debilitating stroke. Anna begins adjusting to a new role as a single parent when she learns of a tragic vehicular crash that leaves a ten-year-old girl without her mother and brother. The child is assigned to her classroom in the fall and Anna becomes deeply involved in helping her adjust.

Age Rating: Older than 17 | Genre: Romance
Tags: Romance, Humor, Extra Sensory Perception
Week's Downloads: 161| Votes: 14 | Score: 5.88
Size: 24KB | Posted:

4 The Demons Within

A Demonic Issues Story (1)
Phil Walker was a normal man-until demons invaded his mind. Eager to understand his visions, he seeks answers, only to face hostility from the police. Does it matter if he's technically insane, if he cures hundreds? As Phil battles his inner demons, he wrestles with where they originated and how they impact him and his health. However, the question remains: are his unusual skills an otherworldly phenomenon, the results of disease, or a gift from above?

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Fantasy
Tags: Addiction, Science, Science Fiction, Aliens, Demons, Fantasy, Dragons
Week's Downloads: 104| Votes: 65 | Score: 7.11
Size: 492KB | Posted: Concluded:

5 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: 102| Votes: 405 | Score: 7.21
Size: 531KB | Posted: Concluded:

6 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: 63| Votes: 554 | Score: 8.27
Size: 1073KB | Posted: Concluded:

7 Ninth Grade 1958-1959

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.

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Action/Adventure
Tags: Coming of Age, Romance, Humor, School, Golf, Young Adult
Week's Downloads: 59| Votes: 368 | Score: 7.96
Size: 1860KB | Posted: Concluded:

8 Mack

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: 54| Votes: 290 | Score: 7.53
Size: 670KB | Posted: Concluded:

9 The Second Hundred Years

A Story in the The Trilogy and More Western Universe
The strange saga of James Randal begins

Age Rating: Anybody | Genre: Action/Adventure
Tags: Romance, Drama, Science Fiction
Week's Downloads: 53| Votes: 680 | Score: 8.35
Size: 269KB | Posted: Concluded:

10 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: 52| Votes: 265 | Score: 6.87
Size: 515KB | Posted: Concluded:

11 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: 52| Votes: 1406 | Score: 8.62
Size: 455KB | Posted:

12 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: 51| Votes: 758 | Score: 8.22
Size: 478KB | Posted: Concluded:

13 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: 49| Votes: 612 | Score: 9.08
Size: 1478KB | Posted: Concluded:

14 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: 49| Votes: 235 | Score: 7.03
Size: 487KB | Posted: Concluded:

15 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: 49| Votes: 924 | Score: 8.99
Size: 764KB | Posted:

16 Man in Debt

'Man In Debt' is a novella-length piece in fourteen chapters. Largely in correspondence form, it concerns a battle involving a wily borrower, his lender and their two firms of lawyers. The principals move from hostility to quasi-friendliness. Their legal representatives go the opposite way, with farcical results.

Age Rating: Anybody
Tags: Humor
Week's Downloads: 47| Votes: 13 | Score: 5.60
Size: 172KB | Posted: Concluded:

17 Once Upon an Alien

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.

Age Rating: Older than 7 | Genre: Action/Adventure
Tags: Violence, Science, War, Travel, Science Fiction, Futuristic, Near Future, Fantasy
Week's Downloads: 46| Votes: 398 | Score: 8.66
Size: 615KB | Posted: Concluded:

18 101 Bell Whistle

by JimWar

Sometimes, even when times are hard, an opportunity arises. Sometimes such an opportunity can lead to adventure and give up mysteries that beg to be solved. Sometimes the solving of those mysteries can bring riches, adventure and sometimes even more mystery. Sometimes we find romance in such adventures. Sometime we find answers to questions that we never asked. Meet Joe and let the adventure begin.

Age Rating: Anybody | Genre: Mystery
Tags: Puzzles, Pirates, Slavery, Historical
Week's Downloads: 44| Votes: 438 | Score: 7.87
Size: 259KB | Posted: Concluded:

19 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: 42| Votes: 147 | Score: 6.99
Size: 280KB | Posted: Concluded:

20 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: 42| Votes: 254 | Score: 6.75
Size: 275KB | Posted: Concluded:

21 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: 40| Votes: 192 | Score: 6.87
Size: 274KB | Posted: Concluded:

22 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: 40| Votes: 760 | Score: 9.15
Size: 565KB | Posted: Concluded:

23 The Dragons of Arbor

A Worlds of Light Story (6)
More adventures on Arbor as another generation of McKessons find themselves exploring in new and unexpected directions.

Age Rating: Older than 7 | Genre: Fantasy
Tags: Alternate Universe
Week's Downloads: 39| Votes: 256 | Score: 8.50
Size: 1169KB | Posted: Concluded:

24 Destiny Interlude: a Summer Cruise

by Lumpy

A Destiny Saga Story (3)
A Destiny Saga Short Story. After a long year Caspian and his family decide to take a relaxing summer cruise through the Caribbean. Sadly, it seems things never go as they are planned for Caspian. His summer vacation is interrupted when some new friends need a helping hand.

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Science Fiction
Tags: Coming of Age, Romance, Crime, Violence, Travel, Science Fiction
Week's Downloads: 38| Votes: 64 | Score: 6.48
Size: 81KB | Posted: Concluded:

25 01-04 Darmore Demon

A Clan Amir Story
November 1983, a young woman realises her life long ambition - to join the Royal Guards - we follow her joining and her first posting. Young and new to the military, but very different to what they usually get. Is she more than she seems? Yes and no. Read and find out

Age Rating: Older than 7 | Genre: Action/Adventure
Tags: Drama, Politics, Violence, War, Military, Workplace, Young Adult, Vignettes
Week's Downloads: 37| Votes: 422 | Score: 8.15
Size: 79KB | Posted:

26 Falcon's Roost

Montana rancher Jake Falcon is a widowed father to two rambunctious kids. While he knows his children need a mother, he is reluctant to admit that he needs a wife. Redheaded, hot-tempered Suzanne Sullivan literally storms into his life in the midst of a long summer drought threatening the rangeland. Before he knows it, Jake finds himself facing renegade rustlers, runaway action, and a rendezvous with romance.
Premier members only

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Western
Tags: Romance, Drama, Historical, Western
Week's Downloads: 36| Votes: 543 | Score: 6.37
Size: 32KB | Posted:

27 Mallard Heir

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: 35| Votes: 231 | Score: 6.41
Size: 257KB | 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: 34| Votes: 731 | Score: 9.24
Size: 634KB | Posted: Concluded:

29 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: 33| Votes: 958 | Score: 9.30
Size: 914KB | Posted: Concluded:

30 Unending Night

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.

Age Rating: Older than 17 | Genre: Romance
Tags: Romance
Week's Downloads: 32| Votes: 740 | Score: 8.14
Size: 109KB | Posted:

31 The Ballad of Zachery Carson

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.

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Western
Tags: Coming of Age, Drama, Western
Week's Downloads: 30| Votes: 411 | Score: 7.48
Size: 140KB | Posted: Concluded:

32 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: 30| Votes: 164 | Score: 7.06
Size: 383KB | Posted: Concluded:

33 End of an Era

A Story in the The Trilogy and More Western Universe
Things are changing in the old West. The life and times of a real by God mountain man.

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Action/Adventure
Tags: Drama, Western
Week's Downloads: 30| Votes: 520 | Score: 8.67
Size: 148KB | Posted: Concluded:

34 Play Ball!

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

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Action/Adventure
Tags: Workplace, Sports, Baseball
Week's Downloads: 29| Votes: 213 | Score: 7.40
Size: 395KB | Posted: Concluded:

35 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: 230 | Score: 7.80
Size: 174KB | Posted: Concluded:

36 The Enchanted Outhouse

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: 29| Votes: 281 | Score: 7.02
Size: 577KB | Posted: Concluded:

37 That Highway 60 Drive

Don't threaten his son and don't abuse his ex-wife or you won't like the cost of payback.
Premier members only

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Drama
Tags: Romance, Drama
Week's Downloads: 29| Votes: 328 | Score: 6.28
Size: 38KB | Posted:

38 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: 28| Votes: 340 | Score: 8.30
Size: 668KB | Posted: Concluded:

39 His Lucky Charm

by Argon

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: 28| Votes: 416 | Score: 8.33
Size: 782KB | Posted: Concluded:

40 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
Week's Downloads: 28| Votes: 281 | Score: 7.22
Size: 443KB | Posted: Concluded:

41 Robert Macleod - the Early Years

The World of Robert MacLeod (3)
This tale covers the time from when Robert's Talent is discovered, through his college days, and up to his early employment as the Governor-General's personal investigator. Oddly enough, part of this story is actually true.

Age Rating: Older than 7 | Genre: Science Fiction
Tags: Crime, Humor, Science Fiction, Alternate Timeline
Week's Downloads: 26| Votes: 232 | Score: 6.68
Size: 104KB | Posted: Concluded:

42 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
Week's Downloads: 25| Votes: 260 | Score: 7.01
Size: 297KB | Posted: Concluded:

43 Companion - Book 1 of Evolution

Evolution (1)
Caleb Connor's life is out of control: understatement! An extraterrestrial space ship crashed on his campsite, and an ancient, ethereal alien took up residence in his head. He doesn't get along with the alien, partially because the alien thinks he landed in a defective human. The Army investigates the crash, and the General in charge has more plans than just protecting the country. Throw in a pretty doctor and a hole in the fabric of creation... Yep. Very out of control.

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Science Fiction
Tags:
Week's Downloads: 25| Votes: 358 | Score: 8.50
Size: 649KB | Posted: Concluded:

44 The Second Hundred Years-sequel

A Story in the The Trilogy and More Western Universe
The Randals at Eagle's Nest live on.

Age Rating: Older than 7 | Genre: Action/Adventure
Tags: Drama
Week's Downloads: 25| Votes: 498 | Score: 8.36
Size: 119KB | Posted: Concluded:

45 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: 25| Votes: 509 | Score: 7.21
Size: 127KB | Posted:

46 My Summer Vacation - 1958

A young man's summer adventures which are the start to his coming of age. A prelude to a new series.

Age Rating: Anybody | Genre: Young Adult
Tags: Coming of Age, Travel, Young Adult
Week's Downloads: 25| Votes: 258 | Score: 7.10
Size: 57KB | Posted:

47 Spacehounds of IPC

When the Inter-Planetary Corporation's (IPC) crack liner, "IPV Arcturus", took off on a routine flight to Mars, it turned out to be the beginning of an unexpected and long voyage.

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Science Fiction
Tags: Science Fiction, Aliens, Space, Futuristic, Novel-Classic
Week's Downloads: 24| Votes: 100 | Score: 7.60
Size: 494KB | Posted: Concluded:

48 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: 24| Votes: 293 | Score: 6.96
Size: 286KB | Posted: Concluded:

49 Masters of Space

The Masters had ruled all space with an unconquerable iron fist. But the Masters were gone. And this new, young race who came now to take their place--could they hope to defeat the ancient Enemy of All?

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Science Fiction
Tags: Science Fiction, Aliens, Space, Novel-Classic
Week's Downloads: 24| Votes: 154 | Score: 7.14
Size: 296KB | Posted: Concluded:

50 Obligations

A Story in the Spider and Fly Universe
No good deed goes unpunished! A young man finds that a good-hearted gesture, has come back to bite him many years later. I'm sorry but the wrong file was posted, I will replace it when I discover where the correct one has disappeared to.

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Drama
Tags: Romance, Humor, Melodrama
Week's Downloads: 24| Votes: 204 | Score: 7.61
Size: 171KB | Posted:
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