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41 Play Ball!

Due to family matters a teen boy moves to the USA, where he learns to play, and like playing, baseball. He works hard and enjoys his baseball. To him it's a fun sport, but he can't resist when they offering him good money to play professional baseball. However, there's one problem, few paid ball players are true professionals. He must choose between playing in a situation he doesn't like, or walking away from good money, and playing where he likes to play for the fun. 76,000 words

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Action/Adventure
Tags: Workplace, Rags to Riches, Sports, Baseball
Downloads: 12404| Votes: 376 | Score: 8.18
Size: 381KB | 77,605 words | Posted: Concluded:

42 Poetry of Ern Bywater

This is the collected poetry of my Father Ernest 'Ern' Bywater, he did much more, but this is all we can now find. Most was written while on service during World War 2, with the bulk written while in the Pacific Islands. I hope you find something you like here.

Age Rating: Anybody | Genre: Poem
Tags: Vignettes
Downloads: 498| Votes: 14 | Score: 9.29
Size: 18KB | 3,686 words | Posted:

43 Rough Diamond

An Australian schoolboy discovers he can move small objects with his mind. His family moves to Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA and he uses his special skill to 'win' money at casinos. His exceptional skills at winning bring him some unwanted attention from some people, including the Department of Homeland Security. He objects to their actions and soon a state of war exists between his family and the DHS (and the people behind them). The odds are heavily in favour of one side - but which side?

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Action/Adventure
Tags: Coming of Age, Crime, Drama, Politics, School, Violence, War, Workplace, Rags to Riches, Science Fiction, Extra Sensory Perception, Young Adult
Downloads: 20430| Votes: 1137 | Score: 7.80
Size: 304KB | 61,584 words | Posted:

44 Runaway!

A Rivers Region Story
A 9 year old boy's parents are killed by terrorist. He goes to live with his great grandfather until he's 16 when his great grandfather dies of cancer. His parents raise him to be free thinking and independent. His great grandfather adds to the training. David wants to stay living in the house he helped to build, but the welfare authorities won't allow it. So his great grandfather helps him to be true to himself when he runs away to stay free, and he finds a new life.- 52,200 words of action.

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Action/Adventure
Tags: Coming of Age, School, Violence, Rags to Riches
Downloads: 11715| Votes: 484 | Score: 8.04
Size: 268KB | 53,667 words | Posted: Concluded:

45 Same Sex Marriage Débâcle

Gary, the brother of Pastor James visits his brother after many years away from him, and gives him advice on how to deal with the Same Sex Marriage Debate. He follows the advice and things happen that upsets a lot of people. Set in Australia.

Age Rating: Older than 17 | Genre: General
Tags: Politics, Religion
Downloads: 1408| Votes: 89 | Score: 7.36
Size: 32KB | 5,964 words | Posted:

46 Secession!

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
Downloads: 1574| Votes: 37 | Score: 6.87
Size: 143KB | 26,032 words | Posted: Concluded:

47 Space Born - a New Realm

Space is huge and governments control as much of the space around and between their systems as they can, but there are still a very small parts of space not claimed by any government. Very few people are born on the ships travelling between the stars, and even fewer are born in the unclaimed areas of space, but that one thousandth of one percent who are so born are called Space Born and have some very odd citizenship rights and duties.

Age Rating: Older than 7 | Genre: Science Fiction
Tags: Politics, War, Science Fiction, Space
Downloads: 2774| Votes: 80 | Score: 7.70
Size: 296KB | 54,899 words | Posted: Concluded:

48 Stand in Time

A man is moving to the USA with his family. At the last minute his work won't release him from his contract early, as previously agreed. A cousin who's a close friend stands in to fill his role as father in helping the rest of the family move on the set date.When they get to the USA and the man is kidnapped by a group set on world domination. They brainwash him and send him back in time to help them bring about a different end to the War Between the States. Can one man affect their plans?

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Western
Tags: Western, Rags to Riches, Time Travel
Downloads: 11718| Votes: 352 | Score: 7.96
Size: 475KB | 97,579 words | Posted: Concluded:

49 Star Performance

16 y/o Hal Smith is a quiet, unassuming Australian teen boy with a bad knee and no dreams. Taught to help people, he does; without thinking before acting. In Year Ten in a new city and school, it's a year of living in interesting times as he's in the wrong place at the wrong time doing the right thing. He'd once dreamt of being a world athlete and had the skills to make them true, but lost them helping a stranger; and delivered a Star Performance greater than most athletes can ever do.

Age Rating: Older than 7 | Genre: Young Adult
Tags: Coming of Age, Crime, Drama, School, Violence, Workplace, Rags to Riches, Young Adult
Downloads: 18347| Votes: 824 | Score: 8.23
Size: 291KB | 58,435 words | Posted: Concluded:

50 Survivor

A Survivor Story (1)
A 10 year old boy survives a car crash where his family is killed. He goes to live on his maternal grandfather's ranch on the Texas / Mexican border with some of his retired Army buddies. But life there has some serious issues due to drug smugglers being angry about having their shipments destroyed by those at the ranch. Pat grows up fast while learning to be quick and accurate with a gun. - 51,400 words of adventure. / (Reviews)

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Action/Adventure
Tags: Coming of Age, Crime, Violence, Rags to Riches
Downloads: 11957| Votes: 515 | Score: 7.94
Size: 270KB | 54,465 words | Posted: Concluded:
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