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The Bells Toll for Mary by Invid Fan

It was a tradition almost as old as she was. For twelve years, thirteen year old Mary and her father had made a pilgrimage to the site of the old Bells supermarket. The site where the store, and her mom, had vanished. Every anniversary, without fail. This year, though, a blizzard was threatening to put a stop to her mourning. Snow, and a new step mother. Mary, though, was not to be denied... A companion story to the Bells Across the Universe series on Storiesonline.
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Age Rating: Older than 13
Tags: Young Adult
| Votes: 72 | Score: 7.69
Size: 21KB | 3,912 words | Posted:
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Volume I of Legacy: the Ministry of Fire, Part 2 by Uruks

The continuation of the story of Legacy. Please read The Ministry of Fire, Part 1 before beginning this. Part 2 picks up right at the cliffhanger ending of Part 1. Ryan sets off to stop the war between the Ministry of Fire and Water. With the help of his friends, he confronts a corrupt nobleman called Lord Gregory who set the two Ministries against each other. However, his greatest threat comes in the form of two mysterious Goblin assassins working for Lord Gregory.
Added Chapter 7

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Science Fiction
Tags: Coming of Age, Romance, Assassins, Science Fiction, Space, Futuristic, Robots, Shapeshifters, Extra Sensory Perception, Supernatural, Fantasy, Dragons, Magic
| Votes: * | Score: *
Size: 271KB | 50,328 words | Downloads: 83 | Posted: | Concluded:
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Going Home by Lumpy

You Can't Go Home Again. Henry Brewer's life has fallen to pieces. His NFL dreams disappeared years ago and now so has his life in the NYPD, along with his soon-to-be ex-wife. Forced to return to the small West Virginian town he grew up in, Henry comes face to face with his past, seeing it through the eyes of an adult. As if this wasn't hard enough, he must figure out who he is now and what he wants at the same time. Is it possible to reinvent yourself as an adult?
Added Chapter 22

in progress Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Drama
Tags: Coming of Age, Drama, Restart
| Votes: 115 | Score: 8.15
Size: 475KB | 95,870 words | Downloads: 7964 | Posted: | Updated:
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The Sands of Saturn by Lumpy

Imperium (3)
With the Carthaginians pushed inside the walls of Londiumun, the Britannians can finally stop reacting and take the fight to them. Hoping to retake the British Isles and even add new allies to the Alliance, legions are dispatched to Ériu, the emerald isle, to push back Carthaginian expansion there. Ky, a test pilot from the future and now Consul for the Britannic Empire, knows that Carthaginian retaliation is coming and prepares an explosive new surprise for the invaders.
Added Chapter 5

in progress Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Science Fiction
Tags: Politics, Violence, Historical, War, Science Fiction, Time Travel, Alternate Timeline, AI
| Votes: 32 | Score: 8.14
Size: 95KB | 17,956 words | Downloads: 842 | Posted: | Updated:
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Designated Target by Lumpy

John Taylor (9)
When a federal witness is killed by an impossible shot shortly before testifying against a New Jersey crime family, Taylor is sent to protect the remaining witness in the case. Realizing that the murder was more than a typical hit, Taylor does what he always does... he takes the offensive. In tracking down a hit man that no one has knew existed, Taylor is taken on a journey across the country and directly into the assassin's crosshairs.
Added Chapter 12

in progress Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Thriller
Tags: Crime, Violence, Assassins, Detective
| Votes: 59 | Score: 8.01
Size: 251KB | 48,955 words | Downloads: 3438 | Posted: | Updated:
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Volume I of Legacy: The Ministry of Fire, Part 1 by Uruks

What if Fairies and Dragons weren't legends, but aliens visiting our planet and inspiring our myths of old. After discovering intergalactic travel, humanity now lives alongside these fairytales and accepts them as a part of everyday life. Legacy is the perfect blend of science fiction and fantasy. It tells the story of Ryan Uruks, a human/dragon hybrid seeking to avenge his family by training in the ancient magic passed down by the Great Golden Dragon. This magic is called Elemency.
Added Chapter 30

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Science Fiction
Tags: Coming of Age, Romance, Drama, Politics, War, Rags to Riches, Science Fiction, Aliens, Space, Futuristic, Alternate Universe, Dinosaurs, Robots, Shapeshifters, Fantasy, Dragons, Dwarves, Elves, Magic, Super Hero, Knights
| Votes: 10 | Score: 7.34
Size: 943KB | 176,786 words | Downloads: 745 | Posted: | Concluded:
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Toman of the Cherokee by Pars001

A story in the Mage and Magic Universe
A mage and his grandfather on the run in ancient America. Wanted for murder Toman thought his life was over. Little did he know what laid ahead.
Added Chapters 5-7

in progress Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Fantasy
Tags: Coming of Age, Romance, Politics, Violence, War, Mystery, Assassins, Bounty Hunters, Spies, Travel, Science Fiction, Time Travel, Space, Shapeshifters, Extra Sensory Perception, Monsters, Fantasy, Magic
| Votes: 20 | Score: 8.39
Size: 130KB | 26,722 words | Downloads: 554 | Posted: | Updated:
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Leben by Pars001

The product of bio-engineering they search for their place and the man who made them what they are. They search for their humanity and sexuality. What a crappy life!
Added Chapters 5-7

in progress Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Science Fiction
Tags: Crime, Politics, Violence, Science, Historical, War, Military, Mystery, Assassins, Science Fiction, Extra Sensory Perception
| Votes: 14 | Score: 7.38
Size: 155KB | 30,764 words | Downloads: 455 | Posted: | Updated:
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The Trumpets of Mars by Lumpy

Imperium (2)
The Carthaginians are marching to destroy Rome and it is up to Ky, a test pilot from the future thrown into an alternate past, to keep the once mighty Roman Empire from being destroyed. As Ky gathers Roman and Caledonian forces together to form a new Britannic Empire to defend against the Carthaginian host, he must also struggle to contend with a malfunctioning AI implanted in his brain that is slowly gaining sentience. Thankfully, Ky is not alone.
Added Chapter 29 (final)

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Science Fiction
Tags: Historical, War, Military, Science Fiction, Time Travel, Alternate Timeline, AI
| Votes: 82 | Score: 8.58
Size: 640KB | 120,455 words | Downloads: 7337 | Posted: | Concluded:
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Lost Empire by Pars001

A man with a past, not tied to anyone makes a startling discovery that changes his life and his perceptions of it.
Added Chapter 83

in progress Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Science Fiction
Tags: Violence, Science, Military, Pirates, Science Fiction, Time Travel, Aliens, Space, Futuristic, Nanotechnology, AI
| Votes: 346 | Score: 8.38
Size: 1960KB | 370,690 words | Downloads: 64564 | Posted: | Updated:
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Bad Seed by Pars001

A thief takes something that turns out bad something from the past.
Added Chapters 7,8

in progress Age Rating: Older than 17 | Genre: Science Fiction
Tags: Crime, Drama, Politics, Violence, Spies, Secret Agents, Science Fiction, Aliens, Space, Futuristic, AI
| Votes: 19 | Score: 7.61
Size: 149KB | 28,385 words | Downloads: 808 | Posted: | Updated:
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Lumpy : Trumpets of Mars Ending & The Sands of Saturn Starting

Friday will be the final chapter of the Trumpets of Mars (mostly an epilogue and a lead in to the next book). The next book is already scheduled to start posting on Friday Nov. 4th (about 2 and a half ... more
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Adventures of Skarth in Saltmarsh by Yendor

Here is an account of Skarth’s adventures in and around the town of Saltmarsh as he explores his newly-found freedom and establishes his place in the town and the world. A telling of a D&D campaign. This follows on from the story “Skarth”, I recommend reading that first.
Added Chapter 22

in progress Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Fantasy
Tags: Violence, Monsters, Fantasy, Dwarves, Elves, Magic
| Votes: 55 | Score: 7.89
Size: 425KB | 82,124 words | Downloads: 4382 | Posted: | Updated:
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Fanfare by Lumpy

Country Roads (2)
Music, Baseball and Bullies. Charlie's life is busier than ever as he continues to put down roots in his community, making friends and enemies, and explore who he wants to be. Charlie decides to follow the two things he always loved when he was a kid, music and baseball. Joining the school team and forming his first band both pull him in different directions, adding to the pressures he already faced with school, bullies, making friends, and trying to become his own man.
Added Chapter 44 (final)

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: General
Tags: Coming of Age, Romance, School, Rags to Riches, Sports, Baseball
| Votes: 146 | Score: 7.95
Size: 1053KB | 213,283 words | Downloads: 17658 | Posted: | Concluded:
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Relatively Related‏ by Pars001

Another stand alone short I did that was written from another story. Not sure how to place it. I hope all enjoy it as well as I did writing it.

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Supernatural
Tags: Romance, Drama, Violence, Religion, Detective, Supernatural, Ghosts
| Votes: 37 | Score: 6.99
Size: 7KB | 1,419 words | Posted:
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Killing Time by Pars001

Out of his time, his memory gone what's a man to do? Alavis thought all was lost then he met the perfect woman, problem was she was family!

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Science Fiction
Tags: Politics, Violence, Science, War, Military, Time Travel, Futuristic
| Votes: 42 | Score: 7.09
Size: 19KB | 3,828 words | Posted:
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Killing Me Softly by Pars001

When the lies outweigh the truth can revenge and death not follow far behind?

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Fan Fiction
Tags: Violence, Religion, Military, Assassins, Supernatural
| Votes: 49 | Score: 7.45
Size: 17KB | 3,374 words | Posted:
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The Outsider : Pen Pals

Something I've been lucky to experience since I started posting is the interaction with readers. Many readers have sent along their comments, suggestions, corrections and other thoughts over the last ... more
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Lumpy : Going Home Chapter 11 Repost

So apparently the chapter I preloaded up had an error in it (it was only the first paragraph, the rest was fine, I think). I was gone all day for a work thing and came back to a mountain of messages. I've submitted a repost of the chapter that fixes that first paragraph.
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Greg Vanno : Finally! A good criticism!

Okokok, all criticism is good criticism; even if it is only good enough to balance the advice of helpful readers. I had posted a funny story titled "Gladiator" and something struck me as wrong. Some ... more
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Bounty Hunter by UtIdArWa

A bounty hunter rescues a girl kidnapped by outlaws. He gets more than he counted on. This story tells of their adventures on the way home.

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Western
Tags: Humor, Drama, Violence, Western, Bounty Hunters
| Votes: 177 | Score: 7.62
Size: 47KB | 9,198 words | Posted:
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UtIdArWa : New Story

Today I am posting a short western story. This isn't in my Regiment universe. It is a stand-alone story. It has a little action, a little gore, and a little romance. I hope my fans will enjoy it. I ha ... more
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Poem For/from Lazlo Zalezac's List: 'Facts of Life' by ffwd

Into every life a bit of truth may fall. The truths of life fell into mine. This is my homage to the creed called the 'Facts of Life' that Lazlo Zalezac invented for his novel, 'The Millionaire Next Door'. I recommend the story as one of Zalezac's best. BTW, TeNderLoin points out that "The Millionaire Next Door" is posted right here on the Fine Stories website.

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Thriller
Tags: Coming of Age, Parable, True, Futuristic
| Votes: 27 | Score: 7.21
Size: 1KB | 203 words | Posted:
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ffwd : Bien venu. Wilkommen. Howdy.

Been writing on postit notes n leaving them behind at art shows n museums n such. Scribbled my own copy and stuck it where sometimes I didn't lose them. It's just like this post here: from me to you ... more
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Honkytonk Hero by Joe J

A coming of age story with a twist. Addle-brained Tommy works down at the feed store, stacking Purina and sweeping the floor. A Vietcong rocket scrambled his brains so thoroughly that was all he was capable of... or was it?
Added Chapter 24 (final)

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Drama
Tags: Coming of Age, Romance, Drama
| Votes: 131 | Score: 8.95
Size: 586KB | 110,000 words | Downloads: 4033 | Posted: | Concluded:
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Lumpy : Taylor is back in a new story

It's time for another story to start. The next Taylor story, Designated Target, will begin posting on Sept. 12th. Information on the book is up now and can be found on my author page, tstarnes.com
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Jesse's Girl by Dyspneic

Jesse was perfectly content in his introverted little world...until Maia came along. Maia was out of this world.
Added Chapter 7

in progress Age Rating: Older than 17 | Genre: Fantasy
Tags: Romance, Humor, Fantasy, Young Adult
| Votes: 38 | Score: 7.55
Size: 159KB | 29,824 words | Downloads: 794 | Posted: | Updated:
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Dyspneic : Jesse's Girl Chapter 7

I just dumped Chapter 7 for Jesse's Girl. It is a long one. I am currently busy as hell with life so I will be distracted from writing for a bit. My apologies. Please be patient as I transition back t ... more
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Times Like These by Pars001

Lost in time strange things were happening to him.

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Science Fiction
Tags: Drama, Violence, Mystery, Science Fiction, Time Travel, Futuristic, Nanotechnology
| Votes: 61 | Score: 6.87
Size: 31KB | 6,283 words | Posted:
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A Mother's Love by Pars001

How far would you go for a lost loved one?

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Science Fiction
Tags: Drama, Violence, Religion, Science Fiction, Time Travel, Supernatural, Angels
| Votes: 27 | Score: 7.25
Size: 6KB | 1,381 words | Posted:
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The Mind's Eye by Pars001

A man retired from a secret government agency, hoped that his time with them was through. Little did he know that an enemy from the past was still on earth.

Age Rating: Older than 17 | Genre: Science Fiction
Tags: Crime, Drama, Politics, Violence, Spies, Secret Agents, Science Fiction, Aliens, Extra Sensory Perception
| Votes: 41 | Score: 7.18
Size: 26KB | 5,316 words | Posted:
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Dyspneic : Hello

Greetings! I am a new author on this site and I hope you are enjoying my first submission, Jesse's Girl. It is my first attempt at fiction geared towards the younger audience. It has been a lot of fun ... more
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Kraken : I Won!!!!.....

Yep, I won an all-expenses paid extended staycation at ‘The SPA’. It’s not exactly what you’re probably thinking though. You see, ‘The SPA’ is the acronym for the local hospital and the ex ... more
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The Enabler by Lazlo Zalezac

BE WARNED! This is a dark story. *** It takes two parents to raise a kid, not one parent and an enabler. He's always been the parent, but that's not enough. It's obvious that his wife lets the kid get away with anything and everything.
Added Chapter 8 (final)

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Drama
Tags: Drama, Melodrama
| Votes: 78 | Score: 8.05
Size: 158KB | 30,918 words | Downloads: 1797 | Posted: | Concluded:
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Ernest Bywater : Rest In Peace - Ernest Bywater (1954/11/07-2022/07/16)

Al, son of Ernest here giving one final blog update regarding my father. He has passed away peacefully in his (medically-induced) sleep as-of 2022/07/16 03:30 AEST. I along with his brother Gary w ... more
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Lawyers in Love by Lazlo Zalezac

Lawyers go out on dates just like normal people or do they? Things are a little different when the lawyer is an Anders.

Age Rating: Anybody | Genre: Comedy
Tags: Romance, Humor
| Votes: 81 | Score: 8.22
Size: 42KB | 7,727 words | Posted:
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The Outsider : Stagnation

My plan to revise ‘A Charmed Life’ before returning to the next story foundered, as I should have expected; I haven’t gotten anywhere with either for many months. Only after being away on vacati ... more
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Grumpy Old Man : Write what you know...

I just read another story by an author who clearly does not know his subject matter. This particular individual, who apparently got his information out of firearms catalogs, has a preteen kid learning ... more
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The Delta by Grumpy Old Man

There were snakes, bugs, leeches, and other pleasures to be found on walks in the delta nights.

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Historical
Tags: Coming of Age, True, Military
| Votes: 59 | Score: 8.20
Size: 8KB | 1,644 words | Posted:
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Boots and Saddles by UtIdArWa

A story in the The Regiment Universe
A group of young men and women join the regiment. They start out as individuals but become a team and then part of the family.
Added Chapters 13-15 (final)

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Western
Tags: Western, Military
| Votes: 146 | Score: 8.15
Size: 159KB | 30,234 words | Downloads: 3620 | Posted: | Concluded:
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