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Exiled Unnamed by Tamalain

How and Why Eaglesclaw was banished by his family. A back story history in the Tamalain series.
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Age Rating: Older than 7
Tags: Coming of Age, Violence, Fantasy, Elves, Magic
| Votes: 71 | Score: 7.73
Size: 26KB | 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 16,17

in progress Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Action/Adventure
Tags: Spiritual, Western, Detective, Supernatural
| Votes: 51 | Score: 8.47
Size: 164KB | Downloads: 964 | Posted: | Updated:
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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 6

in progress Age Rating: Anybody | Genre: Drama
Tags: Coming of Age, Humor, Workplace
| Votes: 57 | Score: 8.21
Size: 148KB | Downloads: 1143 | 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 31

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: 456KB | Downloads: 1705 | 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 10

in progress Age Rating: Anybody | Genre: Romance
Tags: Romance, Humor
| Votes: 92 | Score: 7.88
Size: 271KB | Downloads: 3220 | Posted: | Updated:
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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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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 3,4

in progress Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Mystery
Tags: Coming of Age, Romance, Politics, Historical, Spies
| Votes: 24 | Score: 8.06
Size: 90KB | Downloads: 466 | Posted: | Updated:
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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

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: 13 | Score: 7.76
Size: 18KB | 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 8,9

in progress Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Western
Tags: Historical, Western, Alternate Timeline
| Votes: 47 | Score: 8.29
Size: 362KB | Downloads: 1333 | Posted: | Updated:
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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.

in progress Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Action/Adventure
Tags: Spiritual, Western, Detective, Supernatural
| Votes: 51 | Score: 8.47
Size: 164KB | 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: 24 | Score: 8.06
Size: 90KB | 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: 80 | Score: 7.48
Size: 606KB | Downloads: 2885 | 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: 28 | Score: 7.99
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: 57 | Score: 8.21
Size: 148KB | 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: 9004 | 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: 6030 | Posted: | Updated:
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A Carpenter's Son : Star Chamber Chapter 26 is in the Queue. The End for Now!

Let me know what you think please. Should I continue on? Space is a wide open subject. We have to walk before we run. But with my son, he only walked for a week before he was going at a full out run. If we truly had kids involved with the Space Program, what would you think would happen. LOL
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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: 2904 | Posted: | Concluded:
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Banadin : The Richard Jackson Saga Book 9: Cold War

Book 9: Cold War has been submitted for publishing on Bookapy. It is awaiting moderator review to be posted. As promised Book 8: Oxford will be posted for free for one week on SOL and FS, starting July 14. That is when my commitment to Amazon expires.
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A Carpenter's Son : Star Chamber Chapter 25 is in the Queue.

Your equipment and thinking are obsolete Captain! And so is ours.
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A Carpenter's Son : Star Chamber Chapter 24 is in the Queue.

The young Space Cadets save the day again! Heaven on Earth! The Dead will rise again.
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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: 18 | Score: 7.19
Size: 21KB | Posted:
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A Carpenter's Son : Star Chamber Chapter 23 is in the Queue.

Who in the HELL would send 10,000 ships at Earth?
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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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Kraken : New Story: Retreat & Wrong Chapters

The third book in the Robledo Mountain Saga began posting last Friday. Unfortunately the wrong chapters were posted a the Prologue and Chapter 1. The correct Prologue and Chapter 1 have been submitted and should post shortly. My apologies.
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A Carpenter's Son : Star Chamber Chapter 22 is in the Queue.

A man walks in the door with a cowboy hat on. They are crazy about Space Cadets in Montana, he says. Frank has a surprise of a lifetime and is told many things that change his understandings.
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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: 166 | Score: 8.09
Size: 141KB | Downloads: 4434 | Posted: | Concluded:
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A Carpenter's Son : Star Chamber Chapter 21 is in the Queue.

Repaying a debt by taking a new friend to the Moon!
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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: 47 | Score: 8.29
Size: 362KB | Posted:
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A Carpenter's Son : Star Chamber Chapter 20 is in the Queue.

Frank stops a possible SCANDAL. He also finds his Grandmother. Much tears, but excitement too. The Cadets are growing in Life Experience.
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A Carpenter's Son : Star Chamber Chapter 19 is in the Queue.

What does a warrior do after he/she wins a battle? Clean their Spaceship and go to church! We see John and Frank take some more bad guys to Hell! Even when we think they are a friend.
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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: 92 | Score: 7.88
Size: 271KB | Posted:
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Lazlo Zalezac : Thunder and Lightening

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 dea ... more
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A Carpenter's Son : Star Chamber Chapter 18 is in the Queue.

It's funny how things come out at a party. The who, why, and what for are answered this week. Why did we really get into WWI and WWII? I need to read the treaty of the Revolutionary War. How about You? Stay SAFE. The deep state is still at foot.
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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: 5559 | Posted: | Updated:
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World War: Campaign for Eastland by Lazlo Zalezac

A Jade Force of Misera Story (13)
The IFN has been defeated on the continent of Surprise. This does not mean the war is over. The IFN starts staging troops on the continent of Eastland in preparation for an invasion of Surprise. The Jade Empire doesn't believe in letting an enemy get prepared or organized well enough to fight.
Added Chapter 24

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Action/Adventure
Tags: War, Military
| Votes: 138 | Score: 8.62
Size: 598KB | Downloads: 8595 | 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 73

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: 1722KB | Downloads: 53612 | Posted: | Updated:
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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.

in progress Age Rating: Older than 17 | Genre: Science Fiction
Tags: Drama, Violence, Science, Science Fiction, Space, Futuristic
| Votes: 80 | Score: 7.48
Size: 606KB | Posted:
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When I Met You in the Summer by Kendrom

Ken a high school student who is kind of an introvert meets Hana a bright girl with a troubled present. They decide to be friends after Ken makes his move and slowly but surely they get to know each other.
Added Chapter 17

in progress Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Romance
Tags: Romance, Humor, Drama, Tear Jerker
| Votes: 24 | Score: 6.90
Size: 78KB | Downloads: 1449 | Posted: | Updated:
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Refuge (Robledo Mountain #2) by Kraken

Now married, Paul McAllister and Anna Jaramillo McAllister, continue building their fledgling Estancia into the refuge they've dreamed of. Where family and friends can live a life safe from the violence of daily life in the wilderness of the New Mexico Territory. Building levees, planting crops, cattle drives, digging for gold, and advancing the use of existing technology rapidly become intertwined with ferreting out robbers,kidnappers, and murderers.
Added Chapters 17,Epilogue (final)

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Western
Tags: Western, Time Travel, Alternate Universe
| Votes: 105 | Score: 8.37
Size: 672KB | Downloads: 4451 | Posted: | Concluded:
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World War: Campaign for Besland by Lazlo Zalezac

A Jade Force of Misera Story (14)
The war is over as far as the major powers are concerned. They packed up their toys and went home satisfied that they gave it their best shot. There's only one problem - no one told the Jade Empire that the war is over and they are rather insistent that the losers surrender and pay reparations.
Added Chapter 9 (final)

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Action/Adventure
Tags: War, Military
| Votes: 82 | Score: 8.74
Size: 217KB | Downloads: 2227 | Posted: | Concluded:
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therev reviewed Cat Fight

To me, this story occurs in another/parallel universe. The main protagonists are a species of cat/human that can change ... more
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Hexploreit: Valley of the Dead King by Board Game Stories

A travel log written from the point of view of the characters in the game.
Added Chapter 3 (final)

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Fantasy
Tags: GameLit, Travel, Supernatural, Monsters, Undead, Dragons, Dwarves, Elves, Magic
| Votes: 6 | Score: 5.50
Size: 18KB | Downloads: 250 | Posted: | Concluded: