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Preservation and Protection by radio_guy

the beginning of the Day of Destruction series with a possible new name. This will be all new and I will tie it to the rest (I hope). For most, people the world will end with bangs and whimpers. For others, it is only the beginning. As Tolkien wrote, "The tale grew with the telling."

Age Rating: Older than 17
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| Votes: 396 | Score: 8.10
Size: 440KB | Posted:
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The Millionaire Next Door by Lazlo Zalezac

If happiness was measured in money there would be very few millionaires. This is a story about Dan Parker, a young man who starts his life as an adult with the odds stacked against him. Follow his journey of self discovery as he tries to achieve happiness. His story might make you wonder if you live next door to a millionaire. CHAPTERS WILL BE POSTED EVERY OTHER DAY!
Added Chapter 61

in progress Age Rating: Anybody | Genre: Drama
Tags: Coming of Age, Humor, Workplace
| Votes: 179 | Score: 8.66
Size: 1365KB | Downloads: 19659 | Posted: | Updated:
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Ernest Bywater : Submission Wizard posting Delay - my mistake.

The delay in posting the last chapter of Also Reap was my fault as I misunderstood how to use the new auto delay system and counted days from chapter 1. here's the explanation by Lazeez for those who ... more
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Also Reap by Ernest Bywater

The daughter of a close friend and neighbour is murdered by political activists at a protest march. the activist go on to riot and take control of part of the city near where he lives. The local authorities side with the activists as they cause damage to the properties in the area. Both families decide to fight back, as do many other locals. You need not live in Lexington or Concord to fight aggressive oppressors. Written in US English. 27,400 words.
Added Chapter 3

in progress Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Action/Adventure
Tags: Politics, Violence
| Votes: 26 | Score: 8.06
Size: 130KB | Downloads: 649 | Posted: | Updated:
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Magic by Lazlo Zalezac

Science is killing magic. The last of the magical beings decide that it is time for the return of a Merlin-like person to bring back the magic. The job requirements are: he's got to be an unlikely hero type that is lucky; he's got to own silver and be willing to trade it for a gift of magic; and he's got to be a horny guy with a bad fashion sense.
Added Chapter 20

in progress Age Rating: Anybody | Genre: Fantasy
Tags: Humor, Fantasy
| Votes: 88 | Score: 8.52
Size: 409KB | Downloads: 4465 | Posted: | Updated:
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therev reviewed Magic

I remember reading this some years ago when first posted, and quite enjoyed it. There are few grammatical spots which go... more
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Iskander : The editing: ‘looking’ at issues

My editor returned the text of Through my Eyes. Again. in under 10 days - much faster than I had expected - and I am now working on a myriad of suggestions. The first result of this is that Chapter 6 ... more
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Family Ties by Lumpy

John Taylor (5)
To get some distance after their split, Whitaker has taken up the offer of a distant relative to travel to Germany. When Whitaker also goes missing, after being implicated in the murder of her benefactor, Taylor must travel to Germany himself to find her and clear her name. Taylor is forced to deal with a police force that isn't interested in a different suspect, a wealthy old-money family that didn't want Whitaker involved, and unknown players that don't want Taylor to know the truth.
Added Chapter 8

in progress Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Thriller
Tags: Crime, Violence, Detective
| Votes: 40 | Score: 9.06
Size: 173KB | Downloads: 2581 | Posted: | Updated:
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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 75

in progress Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Science Fiction
Tags: Violence, Science, Military, Pirates, Science Fiction, Time Travel, Aliens, Space, Futuristic, Nanotechnology, AI
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Size: 1770KB | Downloads: 54853 | Posted: | Updated:
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Trauma Cat by SafeDoggo

A Black Cat abandoned by her mother because of the color of her fur. A Dog with big dreams left on the street because they weren't good enough. A entire clan of outcast. This is the tale of a Cat and a Dog who both seek revenge. It's supposed to be a short tale, that would be if they didn't having feelings. But when trouble comes and her other siblings find out why she disappeared and when the dog and cat confess their love to each other. It gets messy.

in progress Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Young Adult
Tags: Coming of Age, Romance, Humor, Violence, Horror, War, Rags to Riches, Supernatural, Magic, Young Adult, Tear Jerker, Aging
| Votes: - | Score: -
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Doctor Barrow by UtIdArWa

A story in the The Regiment Universe
A story set in the Regiment Universe. This story is about the recruitment, hiring and introduction of Doctor Barrow to the Regiment. A newly graduated Doctor, Doctor Barrow travels from Boston Mass. To Wilkins Nevada to begin a career as one of the Regiments contracted physicians.

in progress Age Rating: Anybody | Genre: Western
Tags: Western, Military
| Votes: 19 | Score: 7.65
Size: 21KB | Posted:
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UtIdArWa : Doctor Barrow

After a week of reading your suggestions and requests, this decision was an easy one. I will begin posting a story in the Regiment Universe. Those that have read the other 2 stories in this universe ... more
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In the Mail by Ernest Bywater

What can happen with universal postal voting systems, especially when implemented at short notice. Like many ideas, how it goes depends more on how it's implemented than the idea itself. 4,700 words.

Age Rating: Anybody | Genre: Political
Tags: Politics
| Votes: 14 | Score: 7.38
Size: 10KB | Posted:
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Also Reap by Ernest Bywater

The daughter of a close friend and neighbour is murdered by political activists at a protest march. the activist go on to riot and take control of part of the city near where he lives. The local authorities side with the activists as they cause damage to the properties in the area. Both families decide to fight back, as do many other locals. You need not live in Lexington or Concord to fight aggressive oppressors. Written in US English. 27,400 words.

in progress Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Action/Adventure
Tags: Politics, Violence
| Votes: 26 | Score: 8.06
Size: 130KB | Posted:
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Jetcrash747 reviewed It's Five O'clock Somewhere!

It's Five O'clock Somewhere! By Denham Forrest This is a story that I was not expecting. After seeing the title an... more
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Iskander : Through my Eyes. Again. - Working with an Editor

I have been pondering hiring a professional editor to work with me on Through my Eyes. Again.. I received useful feedback from readers here and elsewhere and a few kindly souls agreed to read and prov ... more
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Outward Bound by UtIdArWa

A story in the Asteroid Hunters Universe
This is the story of the 'Seward's Folly,' just returned from an expedition to the belt. It is about the preparations they make for their next trip. This will be different from any other trip to the belt. They are heading towards the far side of the belt. Virgin, uncharted territory. This story can be read by itself. But I recommend that you at least read 'Mosley Station' first.
Added Chapters 31,32 (final)

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Science Fiction
Tags: Drama, Science, Science Fiction, Space, Futuristic, Near Future
| Votes: 69 | Score: 8.22
Size: 344KB | Downloads: 3592 | Posted: | Concluded:
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UtIdArWa : Outward Bound

Today, I am posting the final two chapters of 'Outward Bound.' I must say that I have been pleased with the response that it has received. My original plan was to have the sequel for this story ready ... more
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Jetcrash747 reviewed Lesson Learned at a Bowling Tournament

This is a heart felt experience. Imagine being involved in a bowling tournament, out of town. While there getting the... more
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Iskander : "Through my Eyes. Again." Sequel - draft Chapter 5

The first draft of Chapter 5 of Through different Eyes (the sequel to Through my Eyes. Again.) is now available on my Patreon. The link for this is in my profile. Once again, my thanks to those of y ... more
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Iskander : Through my Eyes. Again. feedback

I recently conducted a short reader survey asking for feedback on "Through my Eyes. Again." It was particularly interesting to read one set of feedback from a reader that did not like the book. Whil ... more
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Sam by Pars001

A man is taken then returned. He's not the same or is he? Now with a lot of questions he leaves earth to search for the only other one like himself, so far.
Added Chapter 25

in progress Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Science Fiction
Tags: Crime, Drama, Violence, War, Workplace, Mystery, Assassins, Spies, Science Fiction, Aliens, Space, Near Future, Extra Sensory Perception, Super Hero
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Size: 463KB | Downloads: 9589 | Posted: | Updated:
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Eden Virus by JTaKeo

It spoke to me a light; "My child, are you not tired of this sin filled world?" "Come and embrace me. Accept me." It called to me; A Paradise. It granted to me; An Eternity. It brought to me; Salvation. No pain. No fear. No evil. No sins. No deaths. For this world is Eden. And it shall burn.
Added Chapter 38

in progress Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Science Fiction
Tags: Humor, Drama, School, Violence, Mystery, Science Fiction, Alternate Universe, Supernatural, Monsters, Fantasy, Young Adult
| Votes: 7 | Score: 7.51
Size: 666KB | Downloads: 2500 | Posted: | Updated:
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Lazlo Zalezac : Wknd post

Somehow, it didn't post, so I'm doing a triple post, today!
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Iskander : Through my Eyes. Again. - a feedback survey

As a new author, I'm very interested in understanding what my readers thought about my book so I can work on improving my writing. To help with this I've put together a short (about 4 minute) survey t ... more
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Lazlo Zalezac : Bonus!!!

I'll be AFK for the wknd, so I'm giving you all a bonus. All of the scheduled wknd postings will be posted Sat morning. Enjoy! > TeNderLoin }:-)
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Magic by Lazlo Zalezac

Science is killing magic. The last of the magical beings decide that it is time for the return of a Merlin-like person to bring back the magic. The job requirements are: he's got to be an unlikely hero type that is lucky; he's got to own silver and be willing to trade it for a gift of magic; and he's got to be a horny guy with a bad fashion sense.

in progress Age Rating: Anybody | Genre: Fantasy
Tags: Humor, Fantasy
| Votes: 88 | Score: 8.52
Size: 409KB | Posted:
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Thunder and Lightening by Lazlo Zalezac

An angry young man grows up to be an angry middle-aged man. Now he's stuck in a dead-end job, married to a woman that detests him, and has children that don't even know him. A close encounter with death makes him realize that he deserves more than what life has dealt him thus far. Can he get it? Concluding Chapter has been posted. Enjoy! }:-)
Added Chapter 46 (final)

Age Rating: Anybody | Genre: Romance
Tags: Romance, Humor
| Votes: 213 | Score: 8.60
Size: 1238KB | Downloads: 15842 | Posted: | Concluded:
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Lazlo Zalezac : "The End"

Today I am posting the final chapter of "Thunder and Lightening." As sad as "The End" may be, it also leaves room for another LZ story. "The Millionaire Next Door" still has many chapters to go. So, ... more
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Iskander : On killing characters

Most readers will, at some time, have been reduced to tears when a character that has involved them deeply is killed off by the author. My first experience of this was at age 12 in the final chapter o ... more
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Jetcrash747 reviewed Survivor

Survivor By Ernest Bywater A review of an excellent story written by Ernest Bywater. The story opens On the ... more
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A Lodi Christmas by AA Nemo

This is a sequel to 'Jacob's Granddaughters,' and begins three years after that story ended. You can catch up with the gang at Three Corners Farm and also meet some new characters. Please read 'Jacob's Granddaughters,' and 'A Tyler Christmas' since they are intertwined.
Added Chapter 15

in progress Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Romance
Tags: Romance, Christmas
| Votes: 97 | Score: 8.11
Size: 726KB | Downloads: 7046 | Posted: | Updated:
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Iskander : Through my Eyes. Again. - a sequel is in process

Since the last chapter of the updated version of TMEA was posted, I have had several emails asking if Col and Will's story will continue - and, yes, it will. The first three draft chapters of Throug ... more
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Family Ties by Lumpy

John Taylor (5)
To get some distance after their split, Whitaker has taken up the offer of a distant relative to travel to Germany. When Whitaker also goes missing, after being implicated in the murder of her benefactor, Taylor must travel to Germany himself to find her and clear her name. Taylor is forced to deal with a police force that isn't interested in a different suspect, a wealthy old-money family that didn't want Whitaker involved, and unknown players that don't want Taylor to know the truth.

in progress Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Thriller
Tags: Crime, Violence, Detective
| Votes: 40 | Score: 9.06
Size: 173KB | Posted:
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Lumpy : Family Ties (John Taylor #5) Starts Posting Aug. 29th

Good news, the next Taylor story is coming this weekend, with the first chapter posting Saturday, August 28th. As with the other stories, a chapter will post every Saturday after that. For those interested in getting the book early, you can get details on my website, tstarnes.com
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Jetcrash747 reviewed It Was Supposed to Be a Victory Garden

This is a most unusual story, a family starts a garden in the only place that it could thrive. Where you ask? In the fro... more
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Lumpy : John Taylor V - Finished and in Editing

I know it's been a while since the 4th book finished, but I have some good news. The 5th John Taylor story is finished and going through the last rounds of editing now. I expect it to start posting ei ... more
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Jetcrash747 reviewed That Highway 60 Drive

Here is another one from 2011: ‘That Highway 60 Drive’ by ‘Carter County’. What happens two young kids who ha... more
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Through My Eyes. Again by Iskander

Will Johnstone's seventy-year-old consciousness finds itself back in his twelve-year-old body as it is about to suicide. His 'old brain' pulls back and resumes his younger self's troubled life. It is soon apparent that there are subtle differences between the world he lived in and the one he now finds himself in - and these difference accumulate. Through his friendship with Col, Will finds himself caught up in events at the edge of the Cold War. This story contains some physical child abuse.
Added Chapters 19,20 (final)

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Mystery
Tags: Coming of Age, Romance, Politics, Historical, Spies
| Votes: 98 | Score: 8.36
Size: 619KB | Downloads: 4180 | Posted: | Concluded:
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Iskander : Through my Eyes. Again - Chapters 19 & 20 in the posting queue

The final two chapters 19 & 20 have been posted to the queue and will appear soon. This completes Through my Eyes. Again. As always, I am very interested in your feedback (and please vote if that is ... more
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Jetcrash747 reviewed A Prayer for Santa

'A Prayer for Santa' by 'Jake Rivers' This story has despair, pain and love. Spending your life tied to a bottle... more
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Jetcrash747 reviewed Ambush at Willow Run

A review from a story published back in September of 2010, by ‘aubie56’, titled ‘Ambush at Willow Run'. Amy Esp... more
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Iskander : Through my Eyes. Again. - Chapters 17 & 18 in the queue

I have just uploaded chapters 17 & 18 of Through my Eyes. Again. to the posting queue and they will appear soon. Next weekend will see the final two chapters uploaded. If you can't wait to until n ... more
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Retreat (Robledo Mountain #3) by Kraken

Paul and Anna McAllister, along with their family and friends want nothing more than to be left in peace as they continue building Estancia Dos Santos into their querencia, a retreat, a place to rest and relax free from all worry. Using the wealth they've accumulated, they begin to right historical wrongs and lay the foundations for seeking statehood. The mysterious 'Boss' has other plans for Paul, Anna, and the Estancia. Two Chapters every Friday until complete.
Added Chapters 20, Epilogue (final)

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Western
Tags: Historical, Western, Alternate Timeline
| Votes: 101 | Score: 8.73
Size: 784KB | Downloads: 4322 | Posted: | Concluded:
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Jetcrash747 reviewed Death Bringer 1

A review of three short pieces ‘Death Bringer 1, 2, & 3’ by ‘jj76’ These short quick stories deal with stal... more
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Jetcrash747 reviewed And the World Went White

Ok, we have a time travel story, or is it Andyhm just blowing off smoke! The story is titled ‘And the World Went Wh... more
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And the World Went White by Andyhm

'The world went white' is flash story I wrote as an exercise earlier this year. There's no sex, just a lot of blood and guts. The aim was to write a short piece about the last two people in the world. This was my take on the subject. It is very tongue in cheek and was a piece that I had a lot of fun writing.

Age Rating: Older than 17 | Genre: Science Fiction
Tags: Humor, Horror, Travel, Science Fiction, Time Travel
| Votes: 31 | Score: 6.08
Size: 5KB | Posted:
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Iskander : Through my Eyes. Again. - Chapters 15 & 16 in the posting queue

I have just posted chapters 15 & 16 to the queue and they should appear soon. The draft of the sequel, Through Different Eyes has also been posted to my Patreon. Iskander
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A Wyoming Shadow Trout by Graybyrd

A boy on a Wyoming ranch catches a prize and learns a hard lesson.

Age Rating: Older than 7 | Genre: True
Tags: Western, True
| Votes: 83 | Score: 7.01
Size: 7KB | Posted:
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Iskander : Through my Eyes. Again. - Chapters 13 & 14 in the posting queue

Chapters 13 and 14 are now in the posting queue and should appear soon. There are 20 chapters so we're 2/3rds of the way through Willi and Col's story. There is a sequel - and I am posting early dra ... more
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