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!
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.
Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Science Fiction Tags: Drama, Science, Science Fiction, Space, Futuristic, Near Future Week's Downloads: 104| Votes: 69 | Score: 8.22 Size: 344KB |
The Human Series (1) You can't hide from your past forever, but it's easier if you're a foster kid in rural West Texas. Scott MacIntyre was different in more ways than even he knew. (this was my first attempt at writing a novel)
A Knox Family Story (1) Part of the Enfield Undrowned universe
Will you be content to drift from situation to situation, to sail the course charted for you by others, or will you take charge of your life and chart your own course?
For Jeff Knox, a teenager about to start high school in Enfield, Massachusetts, choosing to take charge of his life will affect more lives than just his own.
Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Biography Tags: Coming of Age, Romance, School, Military, Workplace, Alternate Timeline Week's Downloads: 81| Votes: 977 | Score: 8.56 Size: 1483KB |
How far will governments go when you have something they want? All Waylon Eckermann wanted to do was to go to college and figure out the rest of his life. It wasn't going to be that easy, not even with a little extragalactic help.
Mike Cavenaugh is facing 40 with an ex-wife he can't stand and a teen-aged daughter he can't begin to understand. The lone bright spot in his life is his son. Then he meets Carrie Walton in one of the unlikeliest of places.
Age Rating: Older than 17 | Genre: Romance Tags: Romance, Crime, Drama Week's Downloads: 54| Votes: 938 | Score: 8.89 Size: 502KB |
The Human Series (2) Scott MacIntyre, the unusual foster kid raised on a boys ranch in West Texas, joined the Marines at the end of Human Phoenix. In the sequel, Human Man, he's all grown up and ready to make a life for himself.
Age Rating: Older than 17 | Genre: General Tags: Romance, Military, Science Fiction Week's Downloads: 50| Votes: 985 | Score: 9.21 Size: 565KB |
A young former pastor is headed down the road from northern Minnesota with all his possessions in tow. His wife had taken their two girls and left, so he quit. Now, with his future very much unclear, he's off for Nashville to move in with his sister and family. Who and what he encounters on the way, however, will change his life forever.
The Bard's Tales Story (1) In a time before man rose to prominence, when magic flowed like water from every rock and plant, three great races vied for dominance. In their arrogance they even challenged the Gods, and almost succeeded. The Gods ensured that little evidence remained of their achievements and knowledge. That however, was about to change.
No good turn goes unpunished. There's nothing so constant in life as change. Shortly after finishing his Australian university exams Smoky Grey learns these two sayings are true. His life and plans are totally changed by an encounter in the university car-park. For the next few years his life is one change after another. Some of them being ones he initiates. He's a catalyst for changes to improve the lives of many people.
Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Action/Adventure Tags: Workplace, Rags to Riches Week's Downloads: 44| Votes: 371 | Score: 7.61 Size: 258KB |
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.
Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Mystery Tags: Coming of Age, Romance, Politics, Historical, Spies Week's Downloads: 43| Votes: 98 | Score: 8.36 Size: 619KB |
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.
Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Western Tags: Historical, Western, Alternate Timeline Week's Downloads: 43| Votes: 101 | Score: 8.73 Size: 784KB |
Kim is badly injured in an incident at school, an accident that should never have happened. He's a teenage boy with a reputation of being an unstoppable force that always gets things done. Recovering from injuries that should have been fatal he lives 'in interesting times' as he sets out to prove the doctors wrong. He's determined he'll walk again; if his powerful enemies let him live that long. Set in Australia.
Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Young Adult Tags: Crime, Drama, Politics, Violence, Rags to Riches, Extra Sensory Perception Week's Downloads: 42| Votes: 421 | Score: 8.02 Size: 292KB |
A story in the The Regiment Universe
At the end of the Civil war, as with all wars, before and after, The men, and women, who fought the battles were, sometimes begrudgingly offered the thanks of a semi-grateful civilian population. That is if those men and women were on the winning side. This story is about the aftermath of the Civil war and the people, civilian and military, that were disgarded, thrown away, forgotten and ignored, Even today.
Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Western Tags: Drama, Melodrama, Western, War, Military, Mystery Week's Downloads: 41| Votes: 236 | Score: 8.01 Size: 175KB |
Paul McAllister wants nothing more than to put the wars, cancer, and death of his wife behind him as he numbly glides into his final years doing the only thing he still enjoys - selling weapons and his services as a gunsmith on the gun show circuit of the American southwest. Driving down the road in the Mesilla Valley of southern New Mexico Paul loses consciousness while returning home from a gun show. An hour later, he awakens, finding himself swept away on the tides of time.
Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Western Tags: Historical, Western, Science Fiction, Time Travel Week's Downloads: 40| Votes: 301 | Score: 8.39 Size: 1040KB |
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 Week's Downloads: 39| Votes: 409 | Score: 8.01 Size: 278KB |
A simple training exercise with brand new fighter aircraft goes very wrong when some thieves are where they shouldn't be and get mistaken for the target drones. The resulting explosion has many consequences for everyone involved, and Will March ends up living in some turbulent times in another era. Read how Will survives those first few years which are the dangerous beginnings of his new life. 65,000 words of action adventure.
Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Science Fiction Tags: Western, Rags to Riches, Science Fiction, Time Travel Week's Downloads: 38| Votes: 413 | Score: 8.07 Size: 342KB |
A Story in the Spider and Fly Universe
A man spots a familiar looking woman in a hotel restaurant. But then notices that her escort is an even more familiar looking man. Then his life gets complicated... again!
Age Rating: Older than 17 | Genre: Drama Tags: Romance, Crime, Melodrama Week's Downloads: 38| Votes: 250 | Score: 7.53 Size: 81KB |
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.
Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Western Tags: Western, Time Travel, Alternate Universe Week's Downloads: 37| Votes: 119 | Score: 8.36 Size: 672KB |
When, in the course of human events, a Government of a Nation has forgotten that it is founded and predicated upon the singular sentiment, We the People, it becomes necessary for Men and Women of good conscience to stand tall and remind those who govern on behalf, by forbearance, and at the will, of We the People; that the law of the land is specified in the Constitution of these United States.
Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Science Fiction Tags: Science Fiction, Near Future Week's Downloads: 33| Votes: 161 | Score: 9.16 Size: 1052KB |
Dexter James is fed up with his job. For ten years he has put in long hours, worked for jerks, and received no rewards for a job well done. Then one day he says no to a temporary promotion. The fallout of that one little action will change the world.
Age Rating: Older than 13 Tags: Workplace Week's Downloads: 33| Votes: 677 | Score: 8.72 Size: 1052KB |
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 Week's Downloads: 32| Votes: 301 | Score: 7.94 Size: 487KB |
A Rivers Region Story They say the Chinese have a curse - May you live in interesting times. A 15 year old boy has a major change of lifestyle forced on him. We follow along while he adjusts to the changes. However, he lives in interesting times and he must deal with them as well as rising to the challengers presented to him. Through all this his true nature shows and he changes the lives of many others in the city of Rivers, and elsewhere. Set in Australia.
Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Action/Adventure Tags: Coming of Age, Drama, Politics, Violence, Workplace, Young Adult Week's Downloads: 32| Votes: 538 | Score: 8.11 Size: 534KB |
A Knox Family Story (2) Part of the Enfield Undrowned universe
Terrorist rage pierces the heart of the United States in a shocking and brutal attack. The attack jolts the country from its naïveté in one, horrifying instant; Jeff Knox, his family, friends, and neighbors are shaken from their comfortable lives in that same moment. How does a nation of three hundred million respond and how does it change one man?
Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Biography Tags: Romance, War, Military, Workplace, Alternate Timeline Week's Downloads: 31| Votes: 461 | Score: 8.82 Size: 906KB |
A fire destroys a farm in Virginia, so the family is moving west. Except the youngest is too ill to travel when it's time to leave. The boy and his grandmother stay behind to follow later. It takes so long for him to recover the two don't go west, and find local employment. A decade later rising political problems cause the young man and his grandmother to make a decision about their future. They'll go west, but it isn't that simple, or an easy journey. Written in US English - 72,700 words.
Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Action/Adventure Tags: Politics, Violence, Historical, Western, Rags to Riches Week's Downloads: 31| Votes: 367 | Score: 7.91 Size: 379KB |
John Taylor (4) John Taylor had finally gotten his life put back together. He was living with his girlfriend, FBI Agent Loretta Whitaker, and was in the process of adopting the girl who'd returned with him from Russia. He had put the past behind him. or so he thought. Qasim, the man who'd held him in the desert for three years and tortured him every day, was back and in the US. Now Taylor must stop him from committing his next act of Terror. Can Taylor bury his past once and for all?(New Posts Every Sat)
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.
Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Action/Adventure Tags: Coming of Age, Crime, Violence, Rags to Riches Week's Downloads: 30| Votes: 429 | Score: 8.03 Size: 278KB |
A Story in the Choices Universe
Inspired very vaguely by one of my favourite songs. A guy's wife makes an unexpected announcement whilst they're eating dinner one evening. But apparently, the announcement might not have come as so much of a surprise, to some of the others sharing the table!
Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Drama Tags: Romance, Drama Week's Downloads: 29| Votes: 575 | Score: 8.29 Size: 100KB |
Pudgy, out of shape, divorced, and laid-off; Colin thought he had hit rock-bottom. Then came the landslide that almost sent him to his grave. In the depths of despair, miles from nowhere, he searches for a way to get back to civilization and finds that his service is required in a totally unexpected role - as the person who will save the human race from destruction.
'Once a Marine, always a Marine.' was the code he lived by. His dictionary had no definition for 'impossible:' an exceptional man who wouldn't let his superiors stop him from doing what he saw as his duty, even if it's by himself after being retired. The story is told by his niece who's concerned about how the authorities are trying to rewrite his life for their own purposes.
Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Action/Adventure Tags: Violence, War, Military, Near Future Week's Downloads: 28| Votes: 231 | Score: 8.12 Size: 181KB |
Evolution (3) The only hope humanity has to meet the Aliens, on an even footing, is with US resources, so Scotty must win the Presidency. Preparing for Aliens aren't the only challenge the host/Companion cadre face. Robert Branch (AKA Abdul Ali Hassan) is loose in the world, and he is inhabited by a Demon, the antithesis of Companions. Branch and his Demon escaped to Syria in 2012, and began organizing groups of Saddam Hussein's officers and fighters. The power behind the throne of ISIS is evil incarnate.
Age Rating: Older than 7 | Genre: Science Fiction Tags: Humor, Politics, Violence, Science, War, Military, Assassins, Science Fiction, Aliens, Space, Nanotechnology, Near Future, AI, Extra Sensory Perception Week's Downloads: 27| Votes: 277 | Score: 8.81 Size: 997KB |
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 Week's Downloads: 27| Votes: 756 | Score: 8.27 Size: 304KB |
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 Week's Downloads: 26| Votes: 1051 | Score: 7.78 Size: 314KB |
John Taylor (2) A National Guard armory has been destroyed in west Texas, and all eyes turn to a possible terrorist attack by a missing soldier. The agents in charge of the investigation refuse to listen to soldier's mother, forcing her to turn to Taylor to clear her son's name. As he digs up clues of a frame-up and hints of a much more sinister motive behind the explosion, Taylor races to stop an even greater tragedy. (Story is complete and posts every Wed)