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Skylark Three by E. E. Smith (Edward Elmer)

is the second book in the Skylark series and is set a year or so after the events in The Skylark of Space. During that time Marc "Blackie" DuQuesne (pronounced "Du Kane") has used the wealth he was given by the Kondalians of the planet Osnome to buy a controlling interest in World Steel, a large company known for its ruthless attitude, aiming to get what it wants by fair means or foul.

Age Rating: Older than 7
Tags: Science Fiction, Aliens, Space, Novel-Classic
| Votes: 117 | Score: 8.09
Size: 474KB | 84,095 words | Posted:
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Chandler's Ride by Lazlo Zalezac

Damsels In Distress
Malcolm Charles Chandler is a rather quiet man and good neighbor who occasionally takes a trip through a portal to another world -- Crossroads. His caretaker, Alice, sends him on an adventure to rescue a Damsel in Distress. The rescue goes fine, but the ride home takes a long time.
Added Chapter 4

in progress Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Action/Adventure
Tags: Violence
| Votes: 20 | Score: 8.67
Size: 92KB | 17,769 words | Downloads: 637 | Posted: | Updated:
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Election Day by Lumpy

John Taylor (6)
On the eve of the election, a religious fanatic begins threatening one of the candidates, resulting in the death of a Secret Service Agent when things escalate beyond simple threats. Taylor and Whitaker are tasked with finding the maniac before he can kill anyone else, including possibly the future President of the United States. The Secret Service, who don't approve of Taylors unorthodox methods, force the pair to once again work outside the system to accomplish their goal.
Added Chapter 11

in progress Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Action/Adventure
Tags: Crime, Violence
| Votes: 54 | Score: 8.53
Size: 251KB | 47,939 words | Downloads: 4419 | Posted: | Updated:
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Playing by Ear by Lumpy

Country Roads (1)
After spending his young life traveling with his musician father, Charlie Nelson has roots for the first time. Living with his mother in a small Appalachian town in western North Carolina, Charlie struggles to find his place in this new world, which isn't without challenges. Living in poverty, dealing with bullies, and having no friends, Charlie's new life is anything but a fairytale. If it were up to Charlie, he'd stay at home and play his guitar... but life doesn't always give us what we want
Added Chapter 6

in progress Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: General
Tags: Coming of Age, Romance, Drama, School, Music, Rags to Riches, Baseball
| Votes: 65 | Score: 8.07
Size: 144KB | 28,762 words | Downloads: 3201 | Posted: | Updated:
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Georgia Moonrise by Mark Elias

A Georgia Moon Story (3)
Alex Jackson, an extremely quiet and shy kid, is recovering from a suicide attempt. As he starts high school he is faced with his most challenging task to date - meeting new people. For the first time, Alex must reach out and trust other people. Along the way he confronts more bullying, sports, and many other firsts. Will it all be too much, or will he find a strength he never knew he had?
Added Chapter 37

in progress Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Young Adult
Tags: Coming of Age, Romance, Drama, School, Baseball, Young Adult, Tear Jerker
| Votes: 66 | Score: 8.50
Size: 1231KB | 251,407 words | Downloads: 8871 | Posted: | Updated:
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Tripwire by UtIdArWa

A Mountain Man Story (6)
Matt and Suzy help a Marine vet.
Added Chapters 7,8

in progress Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Action/Adventure
Tags: Drama, Military, Mystery, Assassins, Secret Agents
| Votes: 64 | Score: 7.66
Size: 77KB | 15,459 words | Downloads: 2658 | Posted: | Updated:
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Jetcrash747 reviewed The Portal: Doorway to Adventure

The Portal: Doorway to Adventure Damsels In Distress by Lazlo Zalezac Damsels In Distress a series of storie... more
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Cynthia Goes on an Adventure by Lazlo Zalezac

Damsels In Distress
Sid's girlfriend knows about the portal to Crossroads. Driven by a minor streak of jealousy, she wants to meet his caretaker. To do that, she has to serve as Hero Companion and journey to Chaos.
Added Chapter 6 (final)

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Action/Adventure
Tags: Violence, Alternate Universe
| Votes: 39 | Score: 8.54
Size: 136KB | 26,410 words | Downloads: 1172 | Posted: | Concluded:
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A Ten Pound Bag by Emmeran

A man hits rock bottom and then gets super lucky, his luck always runs at the extremes.
Added Chapter 176

in progress Age Rating: Older than 17 | Genre: General
Tags: Romance, Slavery, Violence, Historical, Western, Time Travel
| Votes: 117 | Score: 7.83
Size: 1077KB | 210,573 words | Downloads: 26146 | Posted: | Updated:
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The Portal: Doorway to Adventure by Lazlo Zalezac

Damsels In Distress
On Earth, Sid is a college student who has a very odd uncle. When his uncle dies and leaves him his house, Sid learns that he has inherited more than a home. In the closet of the study is a portal to the planet Crossroads and his caretaker, Sally. From Crossroads is a portal to Chaos, a planet with Damsels in Distress. It is up to Sid to rescue the poor Damsels in Distress and claim his heroic rewards.
Added Chapter 6 (final)

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Action/Adventure
Tags: Romance, Violence, War, Science Fiction
| Votes: 45 | Score: 8.44
Size: 179KB | 34,465 words | Downloads: 1338 | 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 78

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: 1845KB | 348,784 words | Downloads: 59473 | Posted: | Updated:
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Mystery Woman by LTW

Who is she? Where did she come from? It takes a newspaper photographer, the Chicago police, and a psychiatrist to find the answers.

Age Rating: Older than 17 | Genre: Drama
Tags: Romance, Violence, Mystery, Assassins, Detective
| Votes: 35 | Score: 7.82
Size: 161KB | 32,030 words | Posted:
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Rooftop Herald : Chapter 45

I mentioned all the other favorites; this was the last of my top five. I hope you enjoyed the journey.
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The Dance by Rooftop Herald

Tim and his father, James McKenzie, have just been through a year of heartache. Together they decide that there's no better way to move forward than to embark on an epic journey of discovery, growth, reconciliation and healing. Join them as they find that life goes on, that broken relationships can be mended and that a lost love can be rekindled.
Added Chapters 45,46 (final)

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Romance
Tags: Coming of Age, Romance, School, Young Adult, Tear Jerker
| Votes: 121 | Score: 8.43
Size: 1790KB | 351,179 words | Downloads: 11708 | Posted: | Concluded:
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Rooftop Herald : Art Imitates Life

The conflict in today's chapter was inspired by a class I took while still in high school. In order to take Physics, I had to attend the local Community College since my school didn't offer that elect ... more
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Accidental Hero by Lazlo Zalezac

Damsels In Distress
It was a typical domestic violence call that sent him to the home of Sid Jones. Officer Mike Radford had no idea that there was nothing standard about it until he stepped into an empty closet. Travel along with Mike Radford as he becomes one of the small cadre of Earth Heroes rescuing Damsels in Distress on Chaos.
Added Chapter 7 (final)

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Action/Adventure
Tags: Romance, Violence, Science Fiction
| Votes: 52 | Score: 8.13
Size: 152KB | 30,008 words | Downloads: 1668 | Posted: | Concluded:
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Allan Kindred : still here

I have been on quite the strange ride, but has ended with me coming home to God three or four years ago. I have a real organization called Saint Michael's Battle in the Spirit Prayer Group where we de ... more
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Rooftop Herald : Top Five - Redux

This weekend brings us to another two of my favorite scenes - one tomorrow (Saturday) and another the following day. The story will finish up next week and as of today, despite TeNderLoin's encouragem ... more
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Charly Young : Keeper published

I've published The Keeper on Bookapy for those folks who wanted to purchase a copy. It's received a final edit and I've made slight alterations to the ending scenes. thanks for your kind support. Also again a shout out of thanks to Mr. Wolf for his editing expertise
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Lumpy : An Update on Playing by Ear Posting Schedule

I'd planned out playing by ear to post one a week to give me time to write the sequel and get it released just as PBE finished, but the sequel is going faster than expected, so I'm stepping up the pos ... more
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Academic Hero: a Late Beginning by Lazlo Zalezac

Damsels In Distress
Professor Edwin Jackson taught history, for the simple reason that he had a desire to live in historical times. Although offered many times to go to Chaos, he had always refused. He knew that the suggestion of a medieval world with Damsels in Distress was a result of the misguided imaginings of his good friend Gerald Jones. Better late than never. {5 chapters}
Added Chapter 5 (final)

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Action/Adventure
Tags: Romance, Humor, Violence
| Votes: 59 | Score: 8.22
Size: 86KB | 16,506 words | Downloads: 1563 | Posted: | Concluded:
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UtIdArWa : New Matt Reynold story

For the fans of Matt and Suzy, I have just finished another story in their saga. I'll start posted chapters, starting on Thursday. As usual, It'll be 2 chapters a week. There are 19 Chapters. Hope you enjoy them.
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General Sid by Lazlo Zalezac

Damsels In Distress
Our Hero, Sid, returns to Chaos to face his greatest challenge. After assembling a small cadre of advisors, Sid recruits a small army to take on the slavers and to rescue three Damsels in Distress who have become enslaved. Follow his exploits as one of four generals in the Chaos Slave War.
Added Chapter 40 (final)

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Science Fiction
Tags: Romance, Slavery, Violence, War
| Votes: 60 | Score: 8.99
Size: 789KB | 152,029 words | Downloads: 6163 | Posted: | Concluded:
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The Outsider : Work In Progress

A keen-eyed reader noticed an offhand comment I made over on the SOL Forums about my latest project. That reader asked if my comment was true since they didn't see it here on this blog. As I mention ... more
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Rooftop Herald : Canada Day!

To all my fellow expatriates who visit this site, Happy Canada Day! Ok, same goes to all those countrymen/women who never left home. I hope everyone enjoys today's celebrations. Stay safe! One reque ... more
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Lazlo Zalezac : So ends "General Sid."

Next I will be posting more DiD stories! Enjoy! }:-)
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Lumpy : Playing be Ear Delayed Till Tomorrow

Due to a technical issue (on my side, not Finestories), the first chapter of Playing by Ear won't post until tomorrow. All other chapters will post on Wed. however.
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Kraken : I'm Back

Kinda. Sorta. OK, so I'm almost back. The first run of meds from my new doctor didn't work as well as she thought they would. The last set of meds she gave me seemed to do the trick! So after just a l ... more
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Rooftop Herald : Christmas in Atlanta

Hi, all. I just received a question from a reader regarding Lenox Mall in Atlanta and the shootings that have occurred there. The story you're reading was written approximately three years ago, well ... more
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Rooftop Herald : Top Five

(No Spoilers) I sat down a couple of days ago and put together a 'Top Five' list of scenes I liked the best in The Dance. We've already passed one of them - Chapter 11 - and tomorrow we're coming up ... more
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Mark Elias : Book 2 & 3

I hope everyone had a great father's day. I just wanted to provide a brief update for you all. As book 2 continues to post I have been getting notes from you guys on some small things that we missed ( ... more
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Lumpy : A New Series Starts June 30th

Election Day continues to post every Saturday, but in 2 weeks I'm going to start posting chapters of a new coming of age series. If you liked the Destiny books, I guarantee this story will hit similar ... more
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Rooftop Herald : Oops

I had two chapters lined up for posting today but something happened. I don't know if it's because after I had them queued I modified the posting, or if the content of the second chapter was slightly ... more
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Rooftop Herald : Mountain out of a Molehill

Well, I thought I'd have to do a lot of rewriting on chapter seven, but it turned out I was wrong. By the way, I hope you all caught the Billy Bob Thornton reference I slipped in there. If you can b ... more
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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 6

Age Rating: Older than 17 | Genre: Science Fiction
Tags: Drama, Violence, Science, Science Fiction, Space, Futuristic
| Votes: 138 | Score: 7.44
Size: 624KB | 119,866 words | Downloads: 6607 | Posted: | Concluded:
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UtIdArWa : Update

I've been asked to make a blog entry and let everybody know that I'm still around. Long story short, I'm still here and still kicking. Currently, I am finishing up another Matt Reynolds story. I mig ... more
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Rooftop Herald : Slowing Down

I just submitted chapter four so that should be up soon, but my posting rate may slow a bit as I need to rewrite some scenes to adapt to this site. TeNderLoin has been doing a great job editing and has been very responsive to my chapters and questions - the delay is on my end.
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Mary's Fourth of July by Banadin

Mary has a bang up Fourth of July.

Age Rating: Anybody | Genre: Comedy
Tags: Humor
| Votes: 31 | Score: 7.26
Size: 9KB | 1,817 words | Posted:
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Country Living by Wendell Jackson

a renamed story, once was called salmon falls.
Added Chapter 7

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Action/Adventure
Tags: Coming of Age, Romance, Drama, Western
| Votes: 81 | Score: 7.56
Size: 134KB | 26,250 words | Downloads: 5003 | Posted: | Concluded:
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'Tinker' Taylor: Spy & Soldier by Ernest Bywater

A young man from a military background has an interesting upbringing that involves him in many things a person his age shouldn't be involved with. Told in the form of 4 books within this story Lee Taylor's first decades of life are full of action, adventure, and hard decisions. 75,000 words of action adventure.
Added Chapter 10 (final)

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Action/Adventure
Tags: Coming of Age, Crime, Military
| Votes: 150 | Score: 8.10
Size: 378KB | 74,711 words | Downloads: 5647 | Posted: | Concluded:
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