Top 50 Stories, by Weekly Downloads All Lists

1 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: 163| Votes: 643 | Score: 8.06
Size: 1483KB | Posted: Concluded:

2 Pondhopper

Meet Cyril Potts, a Briton working as a private eye in the USA. He gets some strange clients, which is all right because he is a strange investigator. We first encounter Cyril during one of his reveries, but he soon shows that when the need arises, he can lurch into action - in a way.

Age Rating: Anybody
Tags: Crime, Humor, Detective
Week's Downloads: 134| Votes: 38 | Score: 6.24
Size: 380KB | Posted: Concluded:

3 When Good Meets Bad

Penelope Farewell is a normal teenage girl (also the good girl) with a normal life until her childhood crush notices her which is the school's bad boy and meets the new guy. Her life changes the way she never expected.

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Young Adult
Tags: Romance, Humor, Drama, School, Young Adult
Week's Downloads: 132| Votes: - | Score: -
Size: 135KB | Posted:

4 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: 88| Votes: 359 | Score: 8.11
Size: 1860KB | 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: 70| Votes: 381 | Score: 7.44
Size: 530KB | Posted: Concluded:

6 Life in a Small Town

Life in a small town can be difficult

Age Rating: Anybody | Genre: Drama
Tags: Romance, Drama
Week's Downloads: 61| Votes: 434 | Score: 7.14
Size: 83KB | Posted:

7 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
Week's Downloads: 54| Votes: 238 | Score: 7.29
Size: 297KB | Posted: Concluded:

8 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: 54| Votes: 906 | Score: 9.04
Size: 764KB | Posted:

9 Sovereignty

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?

Age Rating: Older than 17 | Genre: Science Fiction
Tags: Slavery, Violence, War, Science Fiction, Aliens, Space, Mutants, Shapeshifters, Supernatural, Demons, Furry, Royalty
Week's Downloads: 50| Votes: 85 | Score: 7.34
Size: 372KB | Posted: Concluded:

10 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: 48| Votes: 729 | Score: 9.16
Size: 565KB | Posted: Concluded:

11 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: 47| Votes: 589 | Score: 9.14
Size: 1478KB | Posted: Concluded:

12 Karma's a Bitch and Then Someone Dies

Three young punks pay the price for screwing with the wrong family

Age Rating: Anybody | Genre: Action/Adventure
Tags: Crime, Drama, Violence
Week's Downloads: 47| Votes: 679 | Score: 7.25
Size: 53KB | Posted:

13 City Boy, Country Girl

City boy finds a gem and treasure in a small town

Age Rating: Anybody | Genre: Romance
Tags: Romance
Week's Downloads: 47| Votes: 538 | Score: 7.01
Size: 59KB | Posted:

14 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: 45| Votes: 274 | Score: 7.05
Size: 577KB | Posted: Concluded:

15 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: 42| Votes: 214 | Score: 6.87
Size: 255KB | Posted: Concluded:

16 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: 42| Votes: 402 | Score: 8.39
Size: 782KB | Posted: Concluded:

17 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: 41| Votes: 196 | Score: 7.47
Size: 395KB | Posted: Concluded:

18 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: 40| Votes: 203 | Score: 6.46
Size: 256KB | Posted: Concluded:

19 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: 39| Votes: 142 | Score: 7.16
Size: 383KB | Posted: Concluded:

20 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: 39| Votes: 127 | Score: 6.50
Size: 173KB | Posted: Concluded:

21 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: 778 | Score: 9.33
Size: 1083KB | Posted: Concluded:

22 Remembrance of the Wood

A young Elven child has to learns her destiny and is given the choice to follow it, or make her own future.

Age Rating: Anybody | Genre: Fantasy
Tags: Coming of Age, Drama, Supernatural, Vampires, Undead, Fantasy, Dragons, Dwarves, Elves, Magic
Week's Downloads: 37| Votes: 88 | Score: 8.69
Size: 389KB | Posted: Concluded:

23 The Substitute

A Story in the Spider and Fly Universe
Arriving at Naples airport, a guy – with a little bit of a chip on his shoulder -- unexpectedly runs into and old adversary, who has a little problem. The adversary needs help, so the guy decides to offer his assistance. But he intends that he will have a little fun -- and get some payback -- at the same time. But things don’t really turn out as he expected.

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Romance
Tags: Romance, Melodrama
Week's Downloads: 37| Votes: 418 | Score: 6.50
Size: 81KB | Posted:

24 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: 36| Votes: 747 | Score: 8.90
Size: 1085KB | Posted:

25 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: 34| Votes: 212 | Score: 7.98
Size: 174KB | Posted: Concluded:

26 The Volunteer

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…?

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Romance
Tags: Romance
Week's Downloads: 34| Votes: 604 | Score: 7.60
Size: 93KB | Posted:

27 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: 34| Votes: 240 | Score: 7.38
Size: 57KB | Posted:

28 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: 33| Votes: 725 | Score: 8.32
Size: 478KB | Posted: Concluded:

29 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: 32| Votes: 484 | Score: 8.69
Size: 835KB | Posted: Concluded:

30 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: 32| Votes: 265 | Score: 7.75
Size: 655KB | Posted: Concluded:

31 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: 32| Votes: 1373 | Score: 8.65
Size: 455KB | Posted:

32 A Farmer's Life

A Rivers Region Story
Farmers live life different to most people, their lives are ruled by the land they work and the cycles of nature. James is the son of a farmer who's orphaned by a bushfire. He continues to live with his father's old boss, but knows he has to make his own way in life after school. Life has it's ups and downs, and many challenges for James. He leaves the farm for the Army, but ends up back as a farm worker due to combat wounds. Join James as he meets many challenges and changes in his life.

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Action/Adventure
Tags: Drama, Politics, Violence, War, Military, Workplace
Week's Downloads: 32| Votes: 286 | Score: 7.47
Size: 246KB | Posted: Concluded:

33 The Cuckoo's Progeny

A Not-Quite Human Story (1)
Al and Betty have peculiar skills which set them apart, and which leads them to search for others like them. As they discover who they might be, they become alienated from friends, family and humanity in general. They must discover who they are and where they belong, as there no room for them in their world. Between walking into disasters, ungrateful rescues and government agents tracking their every movement, they're searching for a way out and a way home, wherever that might be.

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Science Fiction
Tags: Science Fiction, Space, AI
Week's Downloads: 31| Votes: 131 | Score: 6.46
Size: 372KB | Posted: Concluded:

34 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: 31| Votes: 495 | Score: 7.85
Size: 649KB | Posted: Concluded:

35 C'Est La Vie

A Story in the Spider and Fly Universe
A divorced man sneaks in to watch his estranged daughter's wedding. Things snowball from there.

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Drama
Tags: Romance, Melodrama
Week's Downloads: 31| Votes: 197 | Score: 7.65
Size: 78KB | Posted:

36 Star Performance

16 y/o Hal Smith is a quiet, unassuming teen boy with a bad knee and no dreams. Taught to help people, he does; without thinking before acting. In Year Ten in a new city and school, it's a year of living in interesting times as he's often in the wrong place at the wrong time doing the right thing. He'd once dreamt of being an international athlete and had the skills to make them true, but lost them helping a stranger; and delivered a Star Performance greater than most athletes can ever do.

Age Rating: Older than 7 | Genre: Young Adult
Tags: Coming of Age, Crime, Drama, School, Violence, Workplace, Young Adult
Week's Downloads: 31| Votes: 611 | Score: 7.69
Size: 304KB | Posted: Concluded:

37 Rag Doll

A Story in the Spider and Fly Universe
A man spots a familiar looking woman in a hotel restaurant. But then notices that her escort is an even more familiar looking man. Then his life gets complicated... again!

Age Rating: Older than 17 | Genre: Drama
Tags: Romance, Crime, Melodrama
Week's Downloads: 31| Votes: 160 | Score: 6.47
Size: 81KB | Posted:

38 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: 29| Votes: 247 | Score: 7.15
Size: 286KB | Posted: Concluded:

39 The River

A Story in the Spider and Fly Universe
A widowed man returns to take a walk along the riverbank, again. A place that's been special to him since his childhood, but he hadn’t visited for sometime. Because it is interrupted, the walk that day was to be a little different.

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Romance
Tags: Romance
Week's Downloads: 29| Votes: 414 | Score: 7.40
Size: 60KB | Posted:

40 Muleskinner Blues

by Joe J

Jeremiah Brock was a violin playing muleskinner, a veteran of the War Between the States and a man who had trouble staying in one place...or time.

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Historical
Tags: Coming of Age, Western, Post Apocalyptic, Time Travel
Week's Downloads: 28| Votes: 525 | Score: 7.99
Size: 598KB | Posted: Concluded:

41 Crystal's Chandeliers

The story of the ups and downs in a young woman's life.

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Romance
Tags: Coming of Age, Romance, Young Adult
Week's Downloads: 28| Votes: 340 | Score: 7.72
Size: 57KB | Posted:

42 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: 27| Votes: 927 | Score: 9.32
Size: 914KB | Posted: Concluded:

43 Dog and His Boy

A dog who can read one young guy's mine, a skinny girl who plans to make that young guy hers and purple stuff that does amazing things. Add crooked cops and politicians, survivors of an inter planetary battle and you have a wild adventure and a lot of fun.

Age Rating: Anybody | Genre: Science Fiction
Tags: Romance, Humor, Politics, Science, Spies, Science Fiction, Aliens, Space, Near Future, Young Adult
Week's Downloads: 27| Votes: 507 | Score: 7.30
Size: 435KB | Posted:

44 On the Other Hand

A young husband is reminded of his marriage and avoids a serious mistake.

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Romance
Tags: Romance
Week's Downloads: 27| Votes: 234 | Score: 6.50
Size: 45KB | Posted:

45 Eighteen Yellow Roses

A Story in the Spider and Fly Universe
Another mug happily making his way through life, until and old adversary appears on the scene.

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Drama
Tags: Romance, Melodrama
Week's Downloads: 26| Votes: 130 | Score: 7.01
Size: 180KB | Posted:

46 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: 26| Votes: 270 | Score: 7.45
Size: 441KB | Posted: Concluded:

47 Betrayal

A young man's decision changes his life

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Action/Adventure
Tags: Romance, Crime, Drama
Week's Downloads: 25| Votes: 233 | Score: 6.58
Size: 61KB | Posted:

48 The Thief of the Rose

The Bard's Tales Story (1)
In a time before man rose to prominence, when magic flowed like water from every rock and plant, three great races vied for dominance. In their arrogance they even challenged the Gods, and almost succeeded. The Gods ensured that little evidence remained of their achievements and knowledge. That however, was about to change.

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Action/Adventure
Tags: Assassins, Fantasy, Dragons, Witchcraft, Magic
Week's Downloads: 25| Votes: 209 | Score: 8.79
Size: 364KB | Posted: Concluded:

49 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: 481 | Score: 7.27
Size: 127KB | Posted:

50 A Good Year for the Roses

A Story in the Choices Universe
Inspired very vaguely by one of my favourite songs. A guy's wife makes an unexpected announcement whilst they're eating dinner one evening. But apparently, the announcement might not have come as so much of a surprise, to some of the others sharing the table!

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Drama
Tags: Romance, Drama
Week's Downloads: 25| Votes: 498 | Score: 7.62
Size: 100KB | Posted:
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