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Kidnapped by Robert Louis Stevenson

How He Was Kidnapped and Cast Away; His Sufferings in a Desert Isle; His Journey in the Wild Highlands; His Acquaintance With Alan Breck Stewart and Other Notorious Highland Jacobites; With All That He Suffered at the Hands of His Uncle, Ebenezer Balfour of Shaws, Falsely So Called.

Age Rating: Older than 7
Tags: Novel-Classic
| Votes: - | Score: -
Size: 401KB | 80,821 words | Posted:
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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 68

in progress Age Rating: Older than 17 | Genre: General
Tags: Romance, Slavery, Violence, Historical, Western, Time Travel
| Votes: 69 | Score: 7.49
Size: 452KB | 88,680 words | Downloads: 7370 | Posted: | Updated:
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Hunter by Lazlo Zalezac

The phrase, 'may you live in interesting times,' is an ancient Chinese curse. Mike Bowman is rebuilding his life after a minor wound received in Iraq cut short his military career. Join Mike as he lives through the interesting times that follow when terrorists bring the 'War On Terror' to the United States.
Added Chapter 9

in progress Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Science Fiction
Tags: Romance, Politics, Violence, Science, Religion, War, Military, Spies, Science Fiction, Near Future, Robots
| Votes: 52 | Score: 7.96
Size: 194KB | 36,832 words | Downloads: 2139 | Posted: | Updated:
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Mark Elias : Work Continues

It's been a few days, but I wanted to write to you guys and give you an update on some things. First of all, I have finally managed to break through my writers block and I've gotten the first chapter ... more
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Pawwriter reviewed Finders Keepers

I have been a reader of Science Fiction since my teens (& I'm now in my 80s). I've read most of the old masters of S... more
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AA Nemo : Chapter 17 A Lodi Christmas All italics! Don't know why

Stay tuned. I'm trying to correct.
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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 17

in progress Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Romance
Tags: Romance, Christmas
| Votes: 105 | Score: 8.24
Size: 835KB | 158,884 words | Downloads: 8529 | Posted: | Updated:
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Hunter by Lazlo Zalezac

The phrase, 'may you live in interesting times,' is an ancient Chinese curse. Mike Bowman is rebuilding his life after a minor wound received in Iraq cut short his military career. Join Mike as he lives through the interesting times that follow when terrorists bring the 'War On Terror' to the United States.

in progress Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Science Fiction
Tags: Romance, Politics, Violence, Science, Religion, War, Military, Spies, Science Fiction, Near Future, Robots
| Votes: 52 | Score: 7.96
Size: 194KB | 36,832 words | Posted:
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Lazlo Zalezac : NEXT!!!!!

AND now, for a bit of "to close to home" I present to you: "Hunter"! > The first three chapters are in the queue. One chapter per day will follow.
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AA Nemo : Jacob's Granddaughters - A Cover

Thanks to the unique talents of Luther Long, 'Jacob's Granddaughters' now has a cover. I think it's brilliant. You can see it on the chapter index page. Let me know what you think. Regards, AA
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AA Nemo : A Lodi Christmas chapter 17 to editing

I thought chapter 17 would complete this saga, but as usual I was wrong and the characters were in control again! Chapter 17 got to 27 pages before I decided to cut it off. So, there will be a chapter 18. Thanks for your patience, and support. AA
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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 60 (final)

Age Rating: Anybody | Genre: General
Tags: Coming of Age, School, Rags to Riches, Do-Over
| Votes: 174 | Score: 8.68
Size: 1325KB | 256,140 words | Downloads: 20037 | Posted: | Concluded:
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Lazlo Zalezac : Emend by Eclipse

We have come to the end of E by E. Which one will I post next? You'll know soon! }:-)
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Georgia Moonbeams by Mark Elias

Alex Jackson is a small town Georgia boy who struggles, from a very early age, to make friends. His life is eternally changed when he meets his best friend, a new girl by the name of Allison Moon. When an argument threatens to take his family and only friend from him, Alex is pushed beyond his breaking point. Will he overcome his depression or succumb to it?
Added Chapters 14-16 (final)

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Young Adult
Tags: Coming of Age, Baseball, Young Adult, Tear Jerker
| Votes: 54 | Score: 8.27
Size: 512KB | 105,229 words | Downloads: 2983 | Posted: | Concluded:
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Mark Elias : Georgia Moonbeams - Finale

Chapter 13 is in the queue to be posted and should be arriving soon. Friday I will post the final 2 chapters of Georgia Moonbeams, as well as a short epilogue. I can't wait for people to read the fina ... more
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Mars or Bust! by GT Dodge

Sharmaine knew that Johnny sold bumper stickers on the internet. MARS OR BUST! was his first big seller. Linc was always crazy to go to Mars. It's not like Johnny held a gun to Linc's head... Or sold him heroin... Or tricked him... Or financed him. OK, OK, OK! Linc got some of the bumper sticker money! Was it was enough money to get him in trouble?
Added Chapters 4-13 (final)

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Science Fiction
Tags: Romance, Addiction, Science, Travel, Science Fiction, Space, Near Future, Pulp Classic
| Votes: - | Score: -
Size: 62KB | 11,633 words | Downloads: 406 | Posted: | Concluded:
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GT Dodge : MARS OR BUST!

I wrote this back in the day. Updated for 2021. Sharmaine tells how her ex, Linc, and his best friend Johnny, funded and equipped Linc's private mission to Mars.
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Mars or Bust! by GT Dodge

Sharmaine knew that Johnny sold bumper stickers on the internet. MARS OR BUST! was his first big seller. Linc was always crazy to go to Mars. It's not like Johnny held a gun to Linc's head... Or sold him heroin... Or tricked him... Or financed him. OK, OK, OK! Linc got some of the bumper sticker money! Was it was enough money to get him in trouble?

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Science Fiction
Tags: Romance, Addiction, Science, Travel, Science Fiction, Space, Near Future, Pulp Classic
| Votes: - | Score: -
Size: 62KB | 11,633 words | Posted:
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Keeper of the Labyrinth, Part 2 by Tarasandia

A Ladies of the Labyrinth Story (3)
Tara's story continues. After preparing for a cross-country move and finding herself on a very different adventure, Tara arrives at the legendary city of Sessrumnir, where she meets with the city's ruler herself, the Lady Freya, and discovers where she must plant her precious heartseeds. NOTE: Although this story is marked complete, its 4 parts are published separately interspersed with other stories in the series.

Age Rating: Older than 7 | Genre: Fantasy
Tags: Fantasy, Magic, Royalty, Young Adult
| Votes: - | Score: -
Size: 9KB | 1,875 words | Posted:
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Mark Elias : Chapter Resposts

After some feedback I have made a few adjustments to some chapters. I made changes to the prologue and chapter 1 but those are just edits for punctuation and other things, so there's no need for you t ... more
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Lazlo Zalezac : Baseball Umpire

I, TeNderLoin, am an Umpire as well as an Editor. This means that I will be AFK occasionally, on weekends (when tournaments are held). Please excuse me for the weekends I am not able to post.
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The Girls of Skogtarnisor by Tarasandia

A Ladies of the Labyrinth Story (2)
Astrid's Origin Story.
Added Chapter 8 (final)

in progress Age Rating: Older than 7 | Genre: Fantasy
Tags: Coming of Age, Fantasy, Young Adult
| Votes: 7 | Score: 8.06
Size: 101KB | 19,393 words | Downloads: 842 | Posted: | Updated:
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Mrs Henderson's Limp by Iskander

Elise Henderson is parachuted into occupied southern France in May 1944 to report on the movements of the 2nd SS (Das Reich) Panzer Division. What she experiences changes her forever.
Premier members only

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Suspense
Tags: Violence, Historical, War, Secret Agents
| Votes: 21 | Score: 8.38
Size: 70KB | 12,784 words | Posted:
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Mark Elias : New Chapter

The next chapter of Georgia Moonbeams will be up a little later today. I've been on the road traveling since Friday and haven't gotten a chance to upload anything. Look for it late tonight or early to ... more
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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 Chapters 69,70 (final)

Age Rating: Anybody | Genre: Fantasy
Tags: Humor, Fantasy
| Votes: 171 | Score: 8.37
Size: 1234KB | 235,814 words | Downloads: 21568 | Posted: | Concluded:
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Banadin : Book 10 of the Richard Jackson Saga has been sent to Bookapy

I have finished Book 10 of the Richard Jackson Series, Taking Care of Business. It is released as an Advanced Readers Copy (ARC). An ARC by definition has not gone through the complete editing process ... more
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Railroad (Robledo Mountain #4) by Kraken

Long trips, new attacks, growing pains, spies in their ranks, and increasing violence between anti-slavery and pro-slavery groups, stretch Paul and Anna's resources in every direction and at every turn. With the help of their family and friends, new and old, they race against time to complete their plans before the incessant drum beats of war begin in the east.
Added Chapters 19,Epilogue (final)

Age Rating: Anybody | Genre: Western
Tags: Western, Science Fiction, Alternate Timeline
| Votes: 90 | Score: 8.45
Size: 977KB | 188,095 words | Downloads: 5922 | Posted: | Concluded:
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Mark Elias : Feedback

I'm going to have a new chapter of Georgia Moonbeams out tomorrow and work is continuing on book 2. I'm still sort of surprised at the support I've gotten both here and on Bookapy. If you've bought ... more
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Mark Elias : Chapter 3

Chapter 3 is now in the queue and waiting to be posted. Still trying to take in the response that I've gotten. It's hard to believe I've written an entire book and I'm less than a handful of chapters ... more
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Mark Elias : Posting Schedule

Just to clarify something. Yes my book Georgia Moonbeams is completed and it is for sale on Bookapy. This is for those who do not want to wait to see what happens in the book. I will be releasing the ... more
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Mark Elias : The Journey

Can't believe I've finally reached a point where I am posting my stories for people to read. It's been a crazy journey that has been full of ups, downs, twists, and turns. When I started writing this ... more
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Georgia Moonbeams by Mark Elias

Alex Jackson is a small town Georgia boy who struggles, from a very early age, to make friends. His life is eternally changed when he meets his best friend, a new girl by the name of Allison Moon. When an argument threatens to take his family and only friend from him, Alex is pushed beyond his breaking point. Will he overcome his depression or succumb to it?

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Young Adult
Tags: Coming of Age, Baseball, Young Adult, Tear Jerker
| Votes: 54 | Score: 8.27
Size: 512KB | 105,229 words | 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 27

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: 501KB | 97,083 words | Downloads: 10642 | 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 76

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: 1795KB | 339,307 words | Downloads: 56717 | Posted: | Updated:
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Waiting by Wendell Jackson

A tale of misunderstood love. And the struggles of being just a friend.

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Romance
Tags: Romance
| Votes: 29 | Score: 7.31
Size: 24KB | 4,932 words | 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.
Added Chapters 13-15 (final)

Age Rating: Anybody | Genre: Western
Tags: Western, Military
| Votes: 122 | Score: 8.08
Size: 178KB | 33,534 words | Downloads: 3886 | 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.

in progress Age Rating: Older than 17 | Genre: General
Tags: Romance, Slavery, Violence, Historical, Western, Time Travel
| Votes: 69 | Score: 7.49
Size: 452KB | 88,680 words | Posted:
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Gladiator by Greg Vanno

Little Johnny is growing up to become 'That Johnny'. Miss Symes, teaching enough history that kids know where Latin came from, had been warned about 'That Johnny'. But for teachers, every moment is a teaching moment. Elspeth, the girl next door, who lives across the street, if you climb the fence at Mary's house, could write a note and tape it up and open it tomorrow and it will ALL BE THAT JOHNNY'S FAULT! What could go wrong? Possibly Chapter 3 of the Elspeth Chronicles.

Age Rating: Anybody | Genre: Thriller
Tags: Romance, Humor
| Votes: 39 | Score: 7.18
Size: 4KB | 733 words | Posted:
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Last of the Breed by Wendell Jackson

crew from a space station orbiting earth return after most of the population is wiped out by war.
Added Chapter 2

in progress Age Rating: Older than 17 | Genre: Action/Adventure
Tags: Science, Apocalyptic, Post Apocalyptic
| Votes: 84 | Score: 6.78
Size: 65KB | 12,558 words | Downloads: 1986 | Posted: | Updated:
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More Than One Way to Lie by GT Dodge

Politician teaches a graduate class in lying. This is NOT based on current events in this galaxy. Would I lie? In which we learn that you can lie to some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time, but you don't need to lie to all of the people all of the time. The truth works just fine. Once they stop paying attention to your lies, they can't handle the truth.

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Fable
Tags: Politics, Dystopian
| Votes: 18 | Score: 6.62
Size: 5KB | 961 words | Posted:
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The Girls of Skogtarnisor by Tarasandia

A Ladies of the Labyrinth Story (2)
Astrid's Origin Story.

in progress Age Rating: Older than 7 | Genre: Fantasy
Tags: Coming of Age, Fantasy, Young Adult
| Votes: 7 | Score: 8.06
Size: 101KB | 19,393 words | Posted:
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Keeper of the Labyrinth, Part 1 by Tarasandia

A Ladies of the Labyrinth Story (1)
Tara's story begins. Preparing for a cross-country move, I find myself on a very different adventure in a very different place than I expected. NOTE: Although this story is marked complete, parts 2, 3 and 4 will be posted between other stories in the series. This story begins in the present-day, and will begin to interweave with characters from the other four stories as it progresses.

Age Rating: Older than 7 | Genre: Fantasy
Tags: Fantasy, Magic, Young Adult
| Votes: 15 | Score: 6.73
Size: 6KB | 1,344 words | Posted:
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Harmony - the Secret War by Harry Pye

When his enemies come for payback, jaded veteran Marco Sturm is thrown into a secret world of black prison sites and human experimentation. Every attempt to escape only leads Marco deeper into the Secret War. This is a war older than humanity itself. This is the war humanity was originally created for. The war is almost over. When peace finally comes, the worst weapons will be eliminated. And the worst weapon of all is humanity itself.

in progress Age Rating: Older than 17 | Genre: Science Fiction
Tags: Violence, War, Military, Science Fiction, Aliens, Near Future
| Votes: 10 | Score: 7.07
Size: 4KB | 827 words | Posted:
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Last of the Breed by Wendell Jackson

crew from a space station orbiting earth return after most of the population is wiped out by war.

in progress Age Rating: Older than 17 | Genre: Action/Adventure
Tags: Science, Apocalyptic, Post Apocalyptic
| Votes: 84 | Score: 6.78
Size: 65KB | 12,558 words | Posted:
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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 15 (final)

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Thriller
Tags: Crime, Violence, Detective
| Votes: 81 | Score: 8.54
Size: 317KB | 60,599 words | Downloads: 5920 | Posted: | Concluded:
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Railroad (Robledo Mountain #4) by Kraken

Long trips, new attacks, growing pains, spies in their ranks, and increasing violence between anti-slavery and pro-slavery groups, stretch Paul and Anna's resources in every direction and at every turn. With the help of their family and friends, new and old, they race against time to complete their plans before the incessant drum beats of war begin in the east.

Age Rating: Anybody | Genre: Western
Tags: Western, Science Fiction, Alternate Timeline
| Votes: 90 | Score: 8.45
Size: 977KB | 188,095 words | 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 22

in progress Age Rating: Older than 7 | Genre: Young Adult
Tags: Crime, Violence, Mystery, Christmas, Young Adult
| Votes: 14 | Score: 7.65
Size: 103KB | 21,117 words | Downloads: 1153 | Posted: | Updated:
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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: 14 | Score: 7.65
Size: 103KB | 21,117 words | 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: 34 | Score: 6.93
Size: 142KB | 25,933 words | Downloads: 1192 | 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.

Age Rating: Anybody | Genre: General
Tags: Coming of Age, School, Rags to Riches, Do-Over
| Votes: 174 | Score: 8.68
Size: 1325KB | 256,140 words | Posted:
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