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At the Earth's Core by Edgar Rice Burroughs

David Innes, a mining heir, finances the experimental "iron mole", an excavating vehicle designed by his elderly inventor friend Abner Perry. In a test run, they discover the vehicle cannot be turned, and it burrows 500 miles into the Earth's crust, emerging into the unknown interior world of Pellucidar

Age Rating: Older than 13
Tags: Travel, Science Fiction, Alternate Universe, Novel-Classic
| Votes: 47 | Score: 7.71
Size: 257KB | 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 25

in progress Age Rating: Anybody | Genre: Drama
Tags: Coming of Age, Humor, Workplace
| Votes: 110 | Score: 8.41
Size: 561KB | Downloads: 7015 | Posted: | Updated:
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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? CHAPTERS WILL BE POSTED EVERY OTHER DAY!
Added Chapter 28

in progress Age Rating: Anybody | Genre: Romance
Tags: Romance, Humor
| Votes: 141 | Score: 8.23
Size: 751KB | Downloads: 8405 | Posted: | Updated:
Story Review

underwoodjay 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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Graybyrd : The Day It All Goes Away

Reports from confidential White House sources confirm that a seance conducted in the Lincoln Bedroom contacted the spirit of Nancy Reagan's spiritualist, Joan Quigley, who served as White House Astrol ... 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: 13 | Score: 6.38
Size: 5KB | Posted:
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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 18,19

in progress Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Western
Tags: Historical, Western, Alternate Timeline
| Votes: 71 | Score: 8.78
Size: 704KB | Downloads: 3051 | Posted: | Updated:
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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 15,16

in progress Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Mystery
Tags: Coming of Age, Romance, Politics, Historical, Spies
| Votes: 59 | Score: 7.89
Size: 444KB | Downloads: 2376 | Posted: | Updated:
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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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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 12,13

in progress Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Science Fiction
Tags: Drama, Science, Science Fiction, Space, Futuristic, Near Future
| Votes: 30 | Score: 8.20
Size: 121KB | Downloads: 1226 | Posted: | Updated:
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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: 45 | Score: 7.13
Size: 7KB | Posted:
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Graybyrd : An early Wyoming story

When I was a kid our family fell between jobs in Wyoming. Stepdad, who mostly worked high iron on construction jobs, had landed us in Casper and worked for a few months as a roughneck in the oil field ... more
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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 34

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: 7.53
Size: 534KB | Downloads: 2033 | Posted: | Updated:
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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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Leave a Way Out by Graybyrd

Always stay heads-up, and have a Plan B: leave yourself a way out. A true story.

Age Rating: Anybody | Genre: True
Tags: True
| Votes: 67 | Score: 7.68
Size: 5KB | Posted:
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Iskander : Through my Eyes. Again. - Chapters 11 & 12 in the posting queue

Chapters 11 & 12 of Through my Eyes. Again. are in the posting queue and will appear soon. The complete book is available on Bookapy. There is a sequel being written at present, Through Different Ey ... more
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The Tale of Julia Jones by Wendell Jackson

a young group growing up in early ranch life in Oregon

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Western
Tags: Western
| Votes: 55 | Score: 6.65
Size: 65KB | Posted:
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Iskander : Through my Eyes. Again. - Chapters 9 & 10 in the posting queue

Chapters 9 & 10 are in the posting queue and should be available soon. Iskander
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UtIdArWa : Outward Bound

Tonight, July 16th, I am posting 3 chapters. 5,6 and 7.
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underwoodjay reviewed Thunder and Lightening

This is an on going review of “Thunder and Lightning“ a story of a simple man by ”Lazlo Zalezac”. This will be a... more
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Banadin : Oxford University

Keeping a long made promise. Book 8 of the Richard Jackson Saga Oxford University has been submitted for posting on Finestories. This material has never appeared on Finestories, only sold on Bookapy o ... more
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Graybyrd : If you choose to get older, know that it's a wretched condition

They say (whoever they are,) that getting older beats the alternative. Lately, I begin to wonder. No, I don't worry about stickin' myself out on a limb here, because I can look out there at the rest o ... more
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New Return of the Condor Heroes 2006 by Romance Wuxia Modern genre

The story focuses on the Mohist School who rebels against the Great Qin Empire that had conquered the 7 States at this time and had united all of China into one big state. The story also tells about the rivalry between two disciples of the same sect and their different paths that they will choose in life which will determine even the fates of the Kings.

in progress Age Rating: Anybody | Genre: Romance
Tags: Romance, Fan Fiction, Historical
| Votes: - | Score: -
Size: 10KB | Posted:
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Gold Mountain by Graybyrd

Set in the 1950's, young shaman Graydon Williams and friends are caught up in a massive corporate land-grab scheme that threatens their entire way of life. Corrupt government officials, interstate conspiracies, blackmail, vicious IRS attacks, and kidnapping are unleashed against Graydon and his small mountain valley. This is a follow-on to "Pasayten Pete," involving the original cast and more. Readers are advised to read "Pasayten Pete" to understand the origins.
Added Chapters 22-24 (final)

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Action/Adventure
Tags: Spiritual, Western, Detective, Supernatural
| Votes: 91 | Score: 8.58
Size: 288KB | Downloads: 2173 | Posted: | Concluded:
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Iskander : Through my Eyes. Again. - Chapters 7 & 8 in the posting queue

I have now submitted chapters 7 & 8 to the posting queue - and from now on will be returning to two chapters per week, rather than the larger number posted this week! The full book is on Bookapy and ... more
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Iskander : Through my Eyes. Again. - Chapters 5 & 6 in the posting queue

I have just uploaded chapters 5 & 6 of Through my Eyes. Again. and they should be appearing soon. The entire book is available at Bookapy. I am working on the sequel and a first draft of Chapter 1 i ... more
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UtIdArWa : Outward Bound

Chapters 3 and 4 posted Thursday evening.
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Graybyrd : Please excuse my oversights

It seems I've neglected a couple of things concerning "Fine Stories" site (which I admire greatly and I do try to support as much as possible!) I was just notified by a friend that I'd neglected to ... more
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Iskander : Through my Eyes. Again. - Chapters 3 & 4 in the posting queue

Chapters 3 & 4 are in the posting queue and should appear soon. The complete ebook is available on my Patreon and Bookapy (see my home page for details). As always, I really appreciate your feedback ... more
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Lazlo Zalezac : MORE CHAPTERS!!!!!

Moving Thunder and Lightening and Millionaire to alternate daily posting! Today I'll post a T&L, tomorrow a M, etc. > Enjoy!!! > TeNderLoin }:-)
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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.

in progress Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Science Fiction
Tags: Drama, Science, Science Fiction, Space, Futuristic, Near Future
| Votes: 30 | Score: 8.20
Size: 121KB | Posted:
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UtIdArWa : New Story

For all my friends, family, and fans. I hope and pray that you are safe and healthy. I want to announce that I will begin posting a new story this week. This will be in the Asteroid Hunter universe. ... more
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Gold Mountain by Graybyrd

Set in the 1950's, young shaman Graydon Williams and friends are caught up in a massive corporate land-grab scheme that threatens their entire way of life. Corrupt government officials, interstate conspiracies, blackmail, vicious IRS attacks, and kidnapping are unleashed against Graydon and his small mountain valley. This is a follow-on to "Pasayten Pete," involving the original cast and more. Readers are advised to read "Pasayten Pete" to understand the origins.

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Action/Adventure
Tags: Spiritual, Western, Detective, Supernatural
| Votes: 91 | Score: 8.58
Size: 288KB | Posted:
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Ernest Bywater : My health and writing status as of 2 July 2020

This is an expansion and update of my last blog entry which I'm deleting to post this. As previously mentioned, due to the years of hassles from the gestapo I ended up in a depression. I've been on ... more
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Iskander : Through my Eyes. Again.

I will be posting two chapters a week of Through my Eyes. Again. - which means the whole book will take 10 weeks for the 20 chapters. The complete book is available on Bookapy and my Patreon (see the ... 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.

in progress Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Mystery
Tags: Coming of Age, Romance, Politics, Historical, Spies
| Votes: 59 | Score: 7.89
Size: 444KB | Posted:
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Drafted Beyond the Stars by Wendell Jackson

a population is abducted by a government program to colonize a new world. Taken against their will, they must addapt and over come many obsticals.
Added Chapter 5

in progress Age Rating: Older than 17 | Genre: Science Fiction
Tags: Drama, Violence, Science, Science Fiction, Space, Futuristic
| Votes: 87 | Score: 7.50
Size: 606KB | Downloads: 3445 | Posted: | Updated:
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Unintended Consequences Again by Banadin

My third attempt at retirement.

Age Rating: Anybody | Genre: Comedy
Tags: Humor, Tear Jerker
| Votes: 40 | Score: 7.63
Size: 4KB | Posted:
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Lazlo Zalezac : Thunder and Lightening

T&L will post TWO chapters every Saturday! Enjoy! > TeNderLoin }:-)
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Lazlo Zalezac : The Millionaire Next Door

The Millionaire Next Door begins today. THREE Chapters every Friday. Chapters 1 - 3 posted. Enjoy! > TeNderLoin
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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!

in progress Age Rating: Anybody | Genre: Drama
Tags: Coming of Age, Humor, Workplace
| Votes: 110 | Score: 8.41
Size: 561KB | Posted:
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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 24

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: 444KB | Downloads: 9160 | Posted: | Updated:
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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 14

in progress Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Romance
Tags: Romance, Christmas
| Votes: 91 | Score: 8.13
Size: 675KB | Downloads: 6265 | Posted: | Updated:
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Star Chamber by A Carpenter's Son

A story in the A Thousand Years of Peace! Universe
A psychic all his life thinks he is writing something for mankind. Wait until he figures out he is predicting his own future. Come and enjoy an adventure.
Added Chapters 26,Epilogue (final)

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Action/Adventure
Tags: Cannibalism, Science Fiction, Space
| Votes: 34 | Score: 7.78
Size: 678KB | Downloads: 2957 | Posted: | Concluded:
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Letter to the President by Scorpio writer

If you knew what the future held would you do something about it and how would you get those that can make changes to do so.

in progress Age Rating: Anybody | Genre: Science Fiction
Tags: Historical, Science Fiction, Time Travel
| Votes: 22 | Score: 7.32
Size: 21KB | Posted:
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underwoodjay reviewed Coincidence

Could it be that that the author Denham Forrest has created a long lost love story in “Coincidence“? An interesti... more
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Hardtimes by Lazlo Zalezac

Burl is a security guard at a local mall. He's the kind of guy that woman like as friends, but nothing more than that. As everyone says, he's a nice guy.
Added Chapters 8,9 (final)

Age Rating: Older than 7 | Genre: Romance
Tags: Romance
| Votes: 181 | Score: 8.16
Size: 141KB | Downloads: 4722 | Posted: | Concluded:
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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.

in progress Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Western
Tags: Historical, Western, Alternate Timeline
| Votes: 71 | Score: 8.78
Size: 704KB | 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? CHAPTERS WILL BE POSTED EVERY OTHER DAY!

in progress Age Rating: Anybody | Genre: Romance
Tags: Romance, Humor
| Votes: 141 | Score: 8.23
Size: 751KB | Posted:
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Madazine by Scriptorius

This is a collection of zany stories ranging from 300 to 1,600 words in length. The first one is preceded by an introduction to the Madazine staff.
Added Chapter 95

in progress Age Rating: Anybody
Tags: Humor
| Votes: 25 | Score: 6.62
Size: 450KB | Downloads: 5579 | Posted: | Updated: