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Survivor: Moving On by Ernest Bywater

Pat has survived life on the ranch and high school, but it's now time to go to university. He has lots of plans and intentions when he leaves home, but life and events change some of them for him. Life away from the ranch exposes Pat to a lot of different problems and dangers which he must steer a safe course through. It's time for him to move on with his life, and he does. - 51,500 words of adventure.

Age Rating: Older than 13
Tags: School
| Votes: 388 | Score: 8.15
Size: 263KB | Posted:
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Spotted by Olga Chinka

Look away, stay alive. Home for winter break, Rachel witnesses the brutal attack of her elderly neighbor. Trying her best to stay hidden as she watches from her window, she fears the attacker has spotted her. With multiple accidents occurring around her and no one who will listen, can Rachel find help before she becomes the next victim?
Added Chapter 21

in progress Age Rating: Older than 7 | Genre: Young Adult
Tags: Crime, Violence, Mystery, Christmas, Young Adult
| Votes: 13 | Score: 7.61
Size: 99KB | Downloads: 610 | 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 39

in progress Age Rating: Anybody | Genre: Fantasy
Tags: Humor, Fantasy
| Votes: 115 | Score: 8.39
Size: 767KB | Downloads: 9378 | Posted: | Updated:
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Emend by Eclipse by Lazlo Zalezac

Benny Baker went from being a smarter than average, fourteen year old kid, to being a super genius. It was an overnight transformation in which his speech patterns become more precise, his mannerisms became muted, and his opinions matured. He has a chance to make things right, but he's not sure what that means.
Added Chapter 13

in progress Age Rating: Anybody | Genre: General
Tags: Coming of Age, School, Rags to Riches, Do-Over
| Votes: 69 | Score: 7.97
Size: 328KB | Downloads: 3773 | Posted: | Updated:
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Olga Chinka : Getting some meat on them bones

Sometimes I get an idea for a book stuck in my head that makes me excited. I envision the story and it plays out in my head like a movie. Putting it on paper seems effortless because I just write what ... 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 13

in progress Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Thriller
Tags: Crime, Violence, Detective
| Votes: 50 | Score: 8.97
Size: 277KB | Downloads: 4320 | Posted: | Updated:
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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.
Added Chapters 9,10

in progress Age Rating: Anybody | Genre: Western
Tags: Western, Military
| Votes: 63 | Score: 7.61
Size: 115KB | Downloads: 1858 | Posted: | Updated:
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Olga Chinka : Glad to be here

Hey everyone! I want to say thank you to those who have read my story. I am a relatively new author and wanted to get honest feedback on my book Spotted. Family and friends will give you a biased opi ... 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 26

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: 483KB | Downloads: 9912 | Posted: | Updated:
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Iskander : TMEA editing in final phase

Through my Eyes. Again. is now back with my editor for a final run at grammar and punctuation.This has meant that I have had time to continue work on the sequel, Through different Eyes. The first draft of Chapter 6 is now up on my Patreon (see the link in my profile).
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Spotted by Olga Chinka

Look away, stay alive. Home for winter break, Rachel witnesses the brutal attack of her elderly neighbor. Trying her best to stay hidden as she watches from her window, she fears the attacker has spotted her. With multiple accidents occurring around her and no one who will listen, can Rachel find help before she becomes the next victim?

in progress Age Rating: Older than 7 | Genre: Young Adult
Tags: Crime, Violence, Mystery, Christmas, Young Adult
| Votes: 13 | Score: 7.61
Size: 99KB | Posted:
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Secession! by Ernest Bywater

A look at one way for the USA to legally allow for Secession, and what is likely to happen if it is allowed in the modern US political scene. 28,500 words.
Added Chapter 5 (final)

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Action/Adventure
Tags: Politics
| Votes: 26 | Score: 6.76
Size: 142KB | Downloads: 864 | Posted: | Concluded:
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Emend by Eclipse by Lazlo Zalezac

Benny Baker went from being a smarter than average, fourteen year old kid, to being a super genius. It was an overnight transformation in which his speech patterns become more precise, his mannerisms became muted, and his opinions matured. He has a chance to make things right, but he's not sure what that means.

in progress Age Rating: Anybody | Genre: General
Tags: Coming of Age, School, Rags to Riches, Do-Over
| Votes: 69 | Score: 7.97
Size: 328KB | Posted:
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Lazlo Zalezac : Endings and Beginnings

So ends "The Millionaire Next Door." Taking it's spot in the posting schedule will be another Lazlo Zalezac story: "Emend by Eclipse" that I think you will like a lot! I'm starting the posting today, with chapters 1 & 2! 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!
Added Chapter 66 (final)

Age Rating: Anybody | Genre: Drama
Tags: Coming of Age, Humor, Workplace
| Votes: 222 | Score: 8.77
Size: 1472KB | Downloads: 23258 | Posted: | Concluded:
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Ernest Bywater : format problem with chapter 3 of Secession

somewhere in the code transition from word processing to html for the site some spaces between words got eaten up. A corrected file is uploaded to the wizard to correct the issue. Sorry about that, Ernest
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Secession! by Ernest Bywater

A look at one way for the USA to legally allow for Secession, and what is likely to happen if it is allowed in the modern US political scene. 28,500 words.

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Action/Adventure
Tags: Politics
| Votes: 26 | Score: 6.76
Size: 142KB | Posted:
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Ernest Bywater : My health, meds, and writing as at 24 October 2020

In previous blog entries I mentioned having been on anti-depressant meds for a few years. I'm no longer depressed and am getting over those issues and the drugs. I'm now starting to function a lot bet ... 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

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Action/Adventure
Tags: Politics, Violence
| Votes: 50 | Score: 7.77
Size: 130KB | Downloads: 1298 | Posted: | Concluded:
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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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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: 55377 | 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: 9 | Score: 6.53
Size: 3KB | Posted:
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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: 63 | Score: 7.61
Size: 115KB | 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: 18 | Score: 6.76
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.

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Action/Adventure
Tags: Politics, Violence
| Votes: 50 | Score: 7.77
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: 74 | Score: 8.18
Size: 344KB | Downloads: 3822 | 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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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: 2548 | 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: 115 | Score: 8.39
Size: 767KB | 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: 226 | Score: 8.59
Size: 1238KB | Downloads: 16410 | 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: 98 | Score: 8.13
Size: 726KB | Downloads: 7194 | 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: 50 | Score: 8.97
Size: 277KB | 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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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: 107 | Score: 8.28
Size: 619KB | Downloads: 4467 | Posted: | Concluded: