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1 The Soft Hammer

by Lance C

Two scientists invent a fascinating new device.

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Science Fiction
Tags: Science, Science Fiction, Alternate Timeline
Week's Downloads: 244| Votes: 38 | Score: 7.43
Size: 23KB | Posted:

2 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: 103| Votes: 416 | Score: 8.55
Size: 1030KB | Posted: Concluded:

3 A Charmed Life

by The Outsider

An Enfield Undrowned Story (1)
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: 91| Votes: 900 | Score: 8.60
Size: 1483KB | Posted: Concluded:

4 Wagon Road

by Wendell Jackson

Western

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Western
Tags: Drama, Western
Week's Downloads: 90| Votes: 234 | Score: 7.28
Size: 120KB | Posted:

5 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: 83| Votes: 500 | Score: 7.62
Size: 108KB | Posted:

6 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: 67| Votes: 353 | Score: 8.11
Size: 300KB | Posted: Concluded:

7 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: 65| Votes: 194 | Score: 7.88
Size: 129KB | Posted:

8 A Glass, and Darkly

by The Outsider

An Enfield Undrowned Story (2)
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: 56| Votes: 379 | Score: 8.85
Size: 906KB | Posted: Concluded:

9 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: 53| Votes: 141 | Score: 7.26
Size: 125KB | Posted:

10 One Quantum Leap for Mankind

by Lance C

Two super-smart guys do the impossible.

Age Rating: Anybody | Genre: Science Fiction
Tags: Science Fiction
Week's Downloads: 53| Votes: 109 | Score: 7.93
Size: 32KB | Posted:

11 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: 52| Votes: 227 | Score: 8.50
Size: 1040KB | Posted: Concluded:

12 A Home Invasion

by Lance C

Home invaders aren't prepared for the homeowner's response.

Age Rating: Anybody | Genre: Drama
Tags: Drama, Violence
Week's Downloads: 51| Votes: 128 | Score: 7.80
Size: 22KB | Posted:

13 Muleskinner Blues

by Joe J

Jeremiah Brock was a violin playing muleskinner, a veteran of the War Between the States and a man who had trouble staying in one place...or time.
Premier members only

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Historical
Tags: Coming of Age, Western, Post Apocalyptic, Time Travel
Week's Downloads: 51| Votes: 583 | Score: 8.54
Size: 598KB | Posted: Concluded:

14 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: 47| Votes: 471 | Score: 8.13
Size: 121KB | Posted: Concluded:

15 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: 47| Votes: 1070 | Score: 9.42
Size: 914KB | Posted: Concluded:

16 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: 47| Votes: 442 | Score: 8.74
Size: 1860KB | Posted: Concluded:

17 Rough Diamond

by Ernest Bywater

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: 47| Votes: 974 | Score: 7.77
Size: 313KB | Posted:

18 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: 42| Votes: 208 | Score: 7.69
Size: 38KB | Posted: Concluded:

19 'twas the Day Before Easter

by Lance C

Terrorists attack the Mall of America.

Age Rating: Older than 17 | Genre: Drama
Tags: Drama, Violence
Week's Downloads: 39| Votes: 109 | Score: 8.25
Size: 14KB | Posted:

20 Tumbleweed

by woodmanone

Following the Civil War men sometimes had to travel like a nomad to survive. Jake Hightower was just such a man.

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Western
Tags: Romance, Drama, Western
Week's Downloads: 39| Votes: 255 | Score: 8.14
Size: 99KB | Posted: Concluded:

21 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: 39| Votes: 1505 | Score: 8.95
Size: 455KB | Posted:

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: 38| Votes: 301 | Score: 8.14
Size: 274KB | Posted: Concluded:

23 Rag Doll

by Denham Forrest

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: 208 | Score: 7.59
Size: 81KB | Posted:

24 Gaia, Mother Earth! Book 3 of A Thousand Years of Peace!

by A Carpenter's Son

A story in the A Thousand Years of Peace! Universe
Gaia is born. Earth is still going through changing. Come see the adventures in space.

Age Rating: Older than 7 | Genre: Action/Adventure
Tags: Violence, Fan Fiction, Science, War, Cannibalism, Post Apocalyptic
Week's Downloads: 37| Votes: 26 | Score: 8.59
Size: 641KB | Posted: Concluded:

25 A Shooting at the Uno Grill

by Lance C

Muggers think an older couple will be easy prey. WRONG!!

Age Rating: Anybody | Genre: Drama
Tags: Drama, Violence
Week's Downloads: 36| Votes: 153 | Score: 7.49
Size: 10KB | Posted:

26 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: 34| Votes: 323 | Score: 8.61
Size: 174KB | Posted: Concluded:

27 Will to Survive

by Ernest Bywater

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: 33| Votes: 354 | Score: 8.10
Size: 343KB | Posted: Concluded:

28 A Thousand Years of Peace!

by A Carpenter's Son

A story in the A Thousand Years of Peace! Universe
We have been promised a thousand years of peace. We have also been told of a comforter. Where are we going to find this comforter? When are they going to show up? And how can one man or woman make a difference in this world? Really good questions. We have all had many tests with questions in our lives. I find it difficult to answer those questions from outside sources. I have still walked the path and asked the same questions from my inner sources. This is what has come to my mind.

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Spiritual
Tags: Coming of Age, Romance, Apocalyptic, Post Apocalyptic, Supernatural, Magic
Week's Downloads: 33| Votes: 80 | Score: 7.52
Size: 740KB | Posted: Concluded:

29 Because of You

by woodmanone

Because of you he is a shadow of himself

Age Rating: Anybody | Genre: Romance
Tags: Romance, Drama
Week's Downloads: 33| Votes: 442 | Score: 8.08
Size: 69KB | Posted:

30 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: 32| Votes: 314 | Score: 7.69
Size: 258KB | Posted: Concluded:

31 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: 32| Votes: 709 | Score: 9.27
Size: 1478KB | Posted: Concluded:

32 The Reset Manifesto

by Lazlo Zalezac

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: 31| Votes: 101 | Score: 9.24
Size: 1052KB | Posted:

33 A Thousand Years of Peace! Book 2

by A Carpenter's Son

A story in the A Thousand Years of Peace! Universe
The sons of John Taylor go out to bring Mexico, Cuba and other nearby countries into the New United States.

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Action/Adventure
Tags: Coming of Age, Romance, Military, Science Fiction, Post Apocalyptic, Fantasy
Week's Downloads: 31| Votes: 57 | Score: 7.73
Size: 745KB | Posted: Concluded:

34 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: 31| Votes: 337 | Score: 8.05
Size: 276KB | Posted: Concluded:

35 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: 31| Votes: 354 | Score: 8.38
Size: 673KB | Posted: Concluded:

36 Abby

by Texrep

Thomas Tregonney has served the railway well and faithfully. When the railway is closed, what else should he do?

Age Rating: Anybody | Genre: Drama
Tags: Romance, Drama, Politics, Historical
Week's Downloads: 31| Votes: 846 | Score: 9.49
Size: 1083KB | Posted: Concluded:

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: 29| Votes: 259 | Score: 8.07
Size: 487KB | Posted: Concluded:

38 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: 29| Votes: 841 | Score: 8.69
Size: 478KB | Posted: Concluded:

39 Rocky Roads

by UtIdArWa

Some roads start when others end.

Age Rating: Anybody | Genre: Science Fiction
Tags: Space, Near Future
Week's Downloads: 28| Votes: 162 | Score: 7.20
Size: 12KB | Posted:

40 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: 28| Votes: 292 | Score: 8.24
Size: 544KB | Posted: Concluded:

41 Star Performance

by Ernest Bywater

16 y/o Hal Smith is a quiet, unassuming 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 often in the wrong place at the wrong time doing the right thing. He'd once dreamt of being an international 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: 28| Votes: 706 | Score: 8.35
Size: 303KB | Posted: Concluded:

42 Destruction Aftermath, Book 1

by radio_guy

Derived from the stories of FrankSpeaks in SOL
A story loosely based upon the "Frank's Post Apoc" Universe from SOL. Lots of radio, a family group and how they handle the depopulation (to a great extent) of the world in west Georgia, USA. This was originally posted for me by Frank Speaks but I feel confident enough to go forward here (not comfortable with some of SOL). Please enjoy. RG I have gone over the story and am reposting it to correct errors and bring some issues into line with the rest of the stories. :-)

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Science Fiction
Tags: Romance, Violence, Post Apocalyptic
Week's Downloads: 28| Votes: 852 | Score: 7.84
Size: 414KB | Posted: Concluded:

43 The Loser

by Wendell Jackson

Head of family must solve murders of own members.

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Action/Adventure
Tags: Western, Detective
Week's Downloads: 27| Votes: 118 | Score: 7.25
Size: 89KB | Posted:

44 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: 27| Votes: 875 | Score: 9.27
Size: 565KB | Posted: Concluded:

45 Service Society

by Lazlo Zalezac

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: 27| Votes: 617 | Score: 8.75
Size: 1073KB | Posted: Concluded:

46 The Volunteer

by Denham Forrest

A Story in the Spider and Fly Universe
There's an adage in the British armed forces, never volunteer for anything! Especially when you're drunk! But, just sometimes...?

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Romance
Tags: Romance
Week's Downloads: 27| Votes: 659 | Score: 8.25
Size: 93KB | Posted:

47 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: 27| Votes: 727 | Score: 7.40
Size: 301KB | Posted:

48 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: 26| Votes: 781 | Score: 9.42
Size: 634KB | Posted: Concluded:

49 Winds of Change

by R. Michael Lowe aka The Scot

A story in the Winds of Change Universe
Grant Maxwell is sent back to the Colonial period of America to try to thwart the actions of a Scottish professor who hates the United States. Unfortunately, too much damage may have already occurred and it may be up to Grant to try to salvage the Nation. Note - Slavery concerns life in Colonial America. - 119,900 words.

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Science Fiction
Tags: Historical, War, Military, Rags to Riches, Science Fiction, Time Travel, Aliens, Nanotechnology
Week's Downloads: 26| Votes: 441 | Score: 8.59
Size: 682KB | Posted: Concluded:

50 The Gathering

by woodmanone

A Story in the The Trilogy and More Western Universe
The saga of The Trail West and Winterborn continues.

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Western
Tags: Western
Week's Downloads: 26| Votes: 642 | Score: 8.55
Size: 231KB | Posted: Concluded:
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