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1 Winds of Change

by R. Michael Lowe aka The Scot

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, Rags to Riches, Science Fiction, Time Travel, Aliens, Nanotechnology
Downloads: 16792| Votes: 451 | Score: 8.58
Size: 682KB | Posted: Concluded:

2 Gunslinger

by R. Michael Lowe aka The Scot

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, Rags to Riches, Science Fiction, Time Travel
Downloads: 5541| Votes: 343 | Score: 8.39
Size: 231KB | Posted:

3 Star Performance

by 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.

Age Rating: Older than 7 | Genre: Young Adult
Tags: Coming of Age, Crime, Drama, School, Violence, Workplace, Rags to Riches, Young Adult
Downloads: 14450| Votes: 716 | Score: 8.32
Size: 303KB | Posted: Concluded:

4 A Farmer's Life

by Ernest Bywater

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

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Action/Adventure
Tags: Drama, Politics, Violence, War, Military, Workplace, Rags to Riches
Downloads: 8389| Votes: 366 | Score: 8.29
Size: 248KB | Posted: Concluded:

5 Play Ball!

by 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. 76,000 words

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Action/Adventure
Tags: Workplace, Rags to Riches, Sports, Baseball
Downloads: 9823| Votes: 288 | Score: 8.25
Size: 396KB | Posted: Concluded:

6 Flames of Life

by Ernest Bywater

A Rivers Region Story
A young man has a major change of lifestyle forced on him. He becomes a writer, and then something else again. First we read two of his stories about himself, then we follow him as he makes another change to his life and changes the lives of many others in the Rivers Region. In the process he unexpectedly meets his own destiny as well. The story is 82,000 words.

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Drama
Tags: Violence, Workplace, Rags to Riches
Downloads: 13959| Votes: 335 | Score: 8.23
Size: 444KB | Posted: Concluded:

7 Zombie

by Ernest Bywater

An Australian soldier is killed in Afghanistan. Years later a young girl is abducted near her school in a rural Australian town. A strange man in worn Army camos discovers her. She has a rare blood group and is bleeding to death. It's a race against time. The local community helps by donating blood; neighbours and strangers are determined to help her. A nearby Army base also helps the daughter of a respected officer who died in Afghanistan. While she's in hospital there are strange incidents.

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Action/Adventure
Tags: Crime, War, Mystery, Rags to Riches
Downloads: 2957| Votes: 190 | Score: 8.14
Size: 91KB | Posted: Concluded:

8 Runaway!

by Ernest Bywater

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, Rags to Riches
Downloads: 7259| Votes: 341 | Score: 8.12
Size: 278KB | Posted: Concluded:

9 Kim: Power Play

by 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

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Young Adult
Tags: Crime, Drama, Politics, Violence, Rags to Riches, Extra Sensory Perception
Downloads: 10046| Votes: 358 | Score: 8.11
Size: 300KB | Posted: Concluded:

10 Will to Survive

by 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.

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Science Fiction
Tags: Western, Rags to Riches, Science Fiction, Time Travel
Downloads: 10530| Votes: 364 | Score: 8.08
Size: 343KB | Posted: Concluded: