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1 The Richard Jackson Saga: Tenth Grade

by Banadin

Coming of age in the late 1950's.

Age Rating: Anybody
Tags: Coming of Age, Young Adult
Week's Downloads: 96| Votes: 428 | Score: 8.55
Size: 1030KB | Posted: Concluded:

2 Fiddlers Green

by UtIdArWa

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: 80| Votes: 111 | Score: 8.18
Size: 178KB | Posted:

3 Ninth Grade 1958-1959

by Banadin

A coming of age story set in a small town in Ohio. Some action and adventure. It is all true, give or take a lie or two.

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Action/Adventure
Tags: Coming of Age, Romance, Humor, School, Golf, Young Adult
Week's Downloads: 67| Votes: 449 | Score: 8.75
Size: 1860KB | Posted: Concluded:

4 Interesting Times

by Ernest Bywater

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.

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Action/Adventure
Tags: Coming of Age, Drama, Politics, Violence, Workplace, Young Adult
Week's Downloads: 54| Votes: 487 | Score: 8.16
Size: 534KB | Posted: Concluded:

5 Wagon Road

by Wendell Jackson

Western

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Western
Tags: Drama, Western
Week's Downloads: 53| Votes: 263 | Score: 7.30
Size: 120KB | Posted:

6 Modern Day Witch Hunt - Finished?

by Ernest Bywater

This is a true accounting, in a report format, of the abuse of office by a number of people, and how they cause trouble for people who dare to believe in things different to them. In this case they use the cry of 'Child Porn' to scare people into accepting what they want. The worst part of this is the government greatly changing the law but not publicly saying they did. Sadly, this matter still has not ended well, but as best as can be. 34,400 words

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: True
Tags: Politics, True
Week's Downloads: 53| Votes: 17 | Score: 7.28
Size: 176KB | Posted:

7 Human Phoenix

by Refusenik

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)

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Science Fiction
Tags: Coming of Age, Crime, School, Violence, Military, Mystery, Aliens
Week's Downloads: 51| Votes: 720 | Score: 9.25
Size: 1478KB | Posted: Concluded:

8 Fools in Paradise

by UtIdArWa

Another Matt Reynolds adventure. Now they're paying to visit.

Age Rating: Anybody | Genre: Action/Adventure
Tags: Humor, Melodrama, Western
Week's Downloads: 50| Votes: 227 | Score: 7.91
Size: 129KB | Posted:

9 The Inheritance

by UtIdArWa

A military vet inherits a dream house. But others want it too.

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Suspense
Tags: Puzzles, Drama, Military
Week's Downloads: 47| Votes: 521 | Score: 7.60
Size: 108KB | Posted:

10 Pas De Deux

by Texrep

The pesky girl who plagued him when he was a teenager comes back into Simon's life with a startling confession.

Age Rating: Older than 17 | Genre: Romance
Tags: Romance
Week's Downloads: 46| Votes: 288 | Score: 8.37
Size: 122KB | Posted:

11 Through the Years

by woodmanone

A Story in the The Trilogy and More Western Universe
A strange and wondrous adventure for a young man from Texas.

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Action/Adventure
Tags: Romance, Drama, Western, Time Travel
Week's Downloads: 41| Votes: 649 | Score: 8.04
Size: 75KB | Posted:

12 Times of Old

by Ernest Bywater

A man is killed by religious militants while protecting his fellow workers. He unexpectedly wakes up to find he's been abducted by aliens and they have an offer for him. He accepts the offer to be placed in an environment like Earth was 35,000 to 40,000 years ago, complete with animals and humans of that time. But there's a catch, it's a one-way trip and he's a star in their version of a reality broadcast show. They supply some gear to help him survive, and now it's up to him to do so.

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Science Fiction
Tags: Drama, Violence, Historical, Workplace, Science Fiction, Time Travel, Aliens
Week's Downloads: 40| Votes: 592 | Score: 7.76
Size: 313KB | Posted: Concluded:

13 The Way Home

by barbar

Edward loves his daughter. Collecting her from school each afternoon and walking home with her is a highlight of his day. Then one day, on the way from work to school, he meets a blind man in the park.

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: General
Tags: Vignettes, Tear Jerker
Week's Downloads: 39| Votes: 37 | Score: 8.11
Size: 29KB | Posted:

14 Finding Shelter

by Jay Cantrell

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: 38| Votes: 902 | Score: 8.91
Size: 502KB | Posted: Concluded:

15 Finders Keepers

by Shakes Peer2B

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.

Age Rating: Anybody | Genre: Science Fiction
Tags: Aliens, Space, Nanotechnology, AI
Week's Downloads: 36| Votes: 1518 | Score: 8.94
Size: 455KB | Posted:

16 Robledo Mountain

by Kraken

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: 35| Votes: 233 | Score: 8.46
Size: 1040KB | Posted: Concluded:

17 Lifeline

by Jay Cantrell

Ben Wallace's life seemed perfect. He had a family he adored and a career he enjoyed. A single call from his past thrust him into a world of violent criminals and put everything he loved in peril.

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Drama
Tags: Crime, Mystery
Week's Downloads: 35| Votes: 790 | Score: 9.40
Size: 634KB | Posted: Concluded:

18 Human Man

by Refusenik

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: 35| Votes: 891 | Score: 9.25
Size: 565KB | Posted: Concluded:

19 Getting By

by Shakes Peer2B

A story set in the Post Sickness world of Phoenicia
It has finally happened: Terrorists have unleashed an unstoppable virus upon the world. Only a very small percentage of humanity has survived. Gavin Thompson, unsatisfied with the prospect of just surviving makes plans to restore civilization as quickly as possible. This is his story. (This version is a bit longer and slightly modified from the version on SOL)

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Science Fiction
Tags: Science Fiction, Post Apocalyptic, Near Future, Pandemic
Week's Downloads: 35| Votes: 1022 | Score: 9.16
Size: 764KB | Posted:

20 A Glass, and Darkly

by The Outsider

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: 34| Votes: 388 | Score: 8.83
Size: 906KB | Posted: Concluded:

21 The Present

by UtIdArWa

An unexpected short story set in the Matt Reynolds universe.

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Action/Adventure
Tags: Romance, Humor, Western
Week's Downloads: 33| Votes: 237 | Score: 7.68
Size: 38KB | Posted: Concluded:

22 Survivor: Moving On

by Ernest Bywater

A Survivor Story (2)
Pat has survived life on the ranch and high school, but it's now time to go to university. He has lots of plans and intentions when he leaves home, but life and events change some of them for him. Life away from the ranch exposes Pat to a lot of different problems and dangers which he must steer a safe course through. It's time for him to move on with his life, and he does. - 51,500 words of adventure.

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Action/Adventure
Tags: School
Week's Downloads: 33| Votes: 304 | Score: 8.15
Size: 274KB | Posted: Concluded:

23 Gunslinger

by R. Michael Lowe aka The Scot

A star high school football quarterback loses his father, his girlfriend and his career, all in the same explosion. Now, he goes back in time to get the ones who did this, as well as saving the United States from being destroyed. What he finds on his one way trip is 'home.' - 41,600 words.

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Science Fiction
Tags: Western, Rags to Riches, Science Fiction, Time Travel
Week's Downloads: 31| Votes: 341 | Score: 8.38
Size: 231KB | Posted:

24 His Lucky Charm

by Argon

After losing his beloved fiancé to a dishonourable rival and being wounded in the Crimean War, Captain James Tremayne leaves England as a bitter man. He heads for the Western Territories of the United States and eventually becomes a digger during the Pike's Peak Gold Rush. 'Baltimore Rose' Donegal is a saloon girl and convict who crosses his path in Fort Laramie. Read how she of all women becomes His Lucky Charm and much more.

Age Rating: Older than 17 | Genre: Historical
Tags: Romance, Historical, Western, Military
Week's Downloads: 31| Votes: 468 | Score: 8.73
Size: 782KB | Posted: Concluded:

25 Prototype Ten

by Shakes Peer2B

Will was just an average guy until a terrorist's bomb stripped away everything that he loved in life. When he came across the ad for volunteers for a super-soldier experiment, he figured he had nothing to lose, and if it all worked out, maybe he'd be able to get revenge. Little did he or the people running the program realize just how it would turn out. (Note: If you read this on SOL, you'll find this version to be a bit different)

Age Rating: Anybody | Genre: Science Fiction
Tags: Science Fiction, Space
Week's Downloads: 31| Votes: 1401 | Score: 8.54
Size: 567KB | Posted: Concluded:

26 Life Is Change

by Ernest Bywater

No good turn goes unpunished. There's nothing so constant in life as change. Shortly after finishing his 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. - 48,100 words.

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Action/Adventure
Tags: Workplace, Rags to Riches
Week's Downloads: 29| Votes: 321 | Score: 7.66
Size: 258KB | Posted: Concluded:

27 Companion - Book 1 of Evolution

by Misguided Child

Evolution (1)
Caleb Connor's life is out of control: understatement! An extraterrestrial space ship crashed on his campsite, and an ancient, ethereal alien took up residence in his head. He doesn't get along with the alien, partially because the alien thinks he landed in a defective human. The Army investigates the crash, and the General in charge has more plans than just protecting the country. Throw in a pretty doctor and a hole in the fabric of creation... Yep. Very out of control.

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Science Fiction
Tags:
Week's Downloads: 29| Votes: 396 | Score: 8.90
Size: 649KB | Posted: Concluded:

28 Sunset Stories

by Scriptorius

Sunset Stories is a collection of thirty-six tales. They have no chronology or other connecting thread, so once posted they can be read in any order.

Age Rating: Anybody | Genre: Western
Tags: Western
Week's Downloads: 29| Votes: 95 | Score: 7.68
Size: 1014KB | Posted: Concluded:

29 Mountain Man

by UtIdArWa

The further adventures of Matt Reynolds. Still having problems with those pesky trespassers.

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Action/Adventure
Tags: Crime, Drama, Violence
Week's Downloads: 28| Votes: 500 | Score: 8.10
Size: 121KB | Posted: Concluded:

30 Boone - the Early Years

by Ernest Bywater

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: 28| Votes: 296 | Score: 8.00
Size: 381KB | Posted: Concluded:

31 A Charmed Life

by The Outsider

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: 28| Votes: 909 | Score: 8.62
Size: 1483KB | Posted: Concluded:

32 Runaway!

by Ernest Bywater

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: 26| Votes: 338 | Score: 8.11
Size: 278KB | Posted: Concluded:

33 Sean David Kilpatrick Flynn - Book 1 of Wizard - A Love Story

by Misguided Child

A Wizard - A love story Story (1)
You think you know what's real but you don't believe in Wizards? Maybe your definition of Wizard needs adjusting! Meet Sean David Kilpatrick on the day he's born. Imagine raising a young Wizard that can talk to animals and control the weather. Or a young enchantress that can talk to animals and the earth shakes when she gets mad. Let's see what you believe when you're through reading.

Age Rating: Older than 7 | Genre: Fantasy
Tags: Humor, Assassins, Supernatural, Fantasy, Magic
Week's Downloads: 26| Votes: 383 | Score: 8.65
Size: 668KB | Posted: Concluded:

34 Island Mine

by Refusenik

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.

Age Rating: Older than 17 | Genre: Action/Adventure
Tags: Military, Science Fiction, Aliens, Nanotechnology
Week's Downloads: 26| Votes: 1081 | Score: 9.40
Size: 914KB | Posted: Concluded:

35 The Next Generation

by Wes Boyd

A Spearfish Lake/Dawnwalker Story (3)
All she ever wanted was to be normal! Her mother considered Judith to be a hopeless invalid that would have to be cared for all her life -- but then she finds a boyfriend that doesn't see her that way. With his help, she learns to be a much stronger person than anyone had ever thought she could be.

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Romance
Tags: Coming of Age, Romance
Week's Downloads: 26| Votes: 333 | Score: 9.09
Size: 440KB | Posted:

36 I Hadn't Expected That!

by Denham Forrest

Imagine, if you will, that you are sitting in a bar having quiet drink with an old (newly divorced) friend, and he relates his tale of woe to you. This one should be read with a certain amount of scepticism when it comes to exactly what the narrator is telling the reader. But generally, I would suggest that that same scepticism suggested when reading this tale, would be advised when reading most of my —ahem— literary masterpieces. Alright, demented ravings! Happy Now?

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Drama
Tags: Humor
Week's Downloads: 26| Votes: 342 | Score: 7.30
Size: 19KB | Posted:

37 Stand in Time

by Ernest Bywater

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: 25| Votes: 265 | Score: 7.99
Size: 487KB | Posted: Concluded:

38 Ever and Always

by Banadin

Rick and Marsha wake up from advanced senility. They appear to be getting younger. They have no resources. If they live indefinitely they will see the end of America as they know it. This near term science fiction story tells of their journey and how they overcome the obstacles life has placed in front of them.

Age Rating: Older than 13
Tags: Romance, Melodrama, Science Fiction, Post Apocalyptic, Novel-Classic
Week's Downloads: 25| Votes: 297 | Score: 8.26
Size: 544KB | Posted: Concluded:

39 Mack

by Ernest Bywater

A Rivers Region Story
A young man with a unique heritage that guides his destiny has to deal with many hard issues starting with the murder of his father while 10 years of age. We follow his life for the next decade while he works to survive, protect his heritage, and fight the man he holds responsible for his father's death. He's more than what he seems, and strives to meet all his responsibilities. 123,900 words.

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Young Adult
Tags: Coming of Age, Drama, Politics, School, Violence, Workplace, Young Adult
Week's Downloads: 25| Votes: 357 | Score: 8.40
Size: 673KB | Posted: Concluded:

40 For the Good Times

by Denham Forrest

A Story in the Spider and Fly Universe
Life throws one of it's curved balls at a man. Who following his divorce, has adopted his brother's three children following their parents untimely demise.

Age Rating: Older than 17 | Genre: Romance
Tags: Romance, Christmas
Week's Downloads: 24| Votes: 350 | Score: 7.35
Size: 68KB | Posted:

41 Obligations

by Denham Forrest

A Story in the Spider and Fly Universe
No good deed goes unpunished! A young man finds that a good-hearted gesture, has come back to bite him many years later. I'm sorry but the wrong file was posted, I will replace it when I discover where the correct one has disappeared to.

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Drama
Tags: Romance, Humor, Melodrama
Week's Downloads: 24| Votes: 253 | Score: 8.45
Size: 171KB | Posted:

42 The Trail West

by woodmanone

A Story in the The Trilogy and More Western Universe
A young man is forced to leave home to escape the ravages of war.

Age Rating: Anybody | Genre: Action/Adventure
Tags: Western
Week's Downloads: 24| Votes: 846 | Score: 8.69
Size: 478KB | Posted: Concluded:

43 John Applegate

by Wendell Jackson

Passengers of a downed plane must rescue themselves.

Age Rating: Older than 17 | Genre: Action/Adventure
Tags: Drama, Violence, Apocalyptic
Week's Downloads: 23| Votes: 162 | Score: 7.23
Size: 125KB | Posted:

44 Summer Vacation 1959 - the Rick Jackson Saga

by Banadin

A continuation of Rick Jackson coming of age. It is recommended that Summer Vacation 1958 and Ninth Grade be read first. Remember it is all true, give or take a lie or two.

Age Rating: Older than 7 | Genre: Young Adult
Tags: Coming of Age, Travel, Novel-Classic
Week's Downloads: 23| Votes: 332 | Score: 8.59
Size: 174KB | Posted: Concluded:

45 Three Times! A Lady?

by Denham Forrest

A Story in the Spider and Fly Universe
A little wander through realms of improbability, concerning a confused young man and his interactions with one particular member of female of our species. Of course it is possible that the young lady in question, had just came up with a novel approach to solving the problem of "not" being noticed, by her intended pray.

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Romance
Tags: Romance, Melodrama
Week's Downloads: 23| Votes: 488 | Score: 7.88
Size: 46KB | Posted:

46 D.N.A

by sourdough

My Daughters wanted a DNA test for a science project.

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Drama
Tags: Drama
Week's Downloads: 23| Votes: 475 | Score: 6.87
Size: 11KB | Posted:

47 Kim: Power Play

by Ernest Bywater

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. 55,500 words of drama and action

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Young Adult
Tags: Crime, Drama, Politics, Violence, Rags to Riches, Extra Sensory Perception
Week's Downloads: 22| Votes: 356 | Score: 8.10
Size: 300KB | Posted: Concluded:

48 Survivor

by Ernest Bywater

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: 22| Votes: 343 | Score: 8.06
Size: 276KB | Posted: Concluded:

49 The Choice

by barbar

A mother gives her child a simple choice. But not all choices are as simple as they seem.

Age Rating: Older than 7 | Genre: General
Tags: Vignettes
Week's Downloads: 22| Votes: 17 | Score: 6.03
Size: 18KB | Posted:

50 3 - Clan Amir: Falcon Fledgling

by Ernest Bywater

A Clan Amir of Berant Story
17 Stories about an exceptional person, Gerry Mannheim, a high genius. These short stories cover his life from 10 years of age until 16 years of age. They depict aspects of his character and the events continuing maturing after he joins the Royal Guards to help him get offer the emotional shocks of the deaths during the year before. Mostly these stories cover the events around his military career but also cover personal high lights like meeting and courting his first wife.

Age Rating: Anybody | Genre: Action/Adventure
Tags: Drama, Military, Workplace, Extra Sensory Perception, Young Adult, Vignettes
Week's Downloads: 22| Votes: 729 | Score: 7.40
Size: 304KB | Posted:
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