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 Week's Downloads: 137| Votes: 202 | Score: 8.74 Size: 1325KB | 256,137 words |
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: 97| Votes: 1003 | Score: 8.55 Size: 1383KB | 261,822 words |
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. / (Reviews)
Age Rating: Anybody | Genre: Fantasy Tags: Humor, Fantasy Week's Downloads: 91| Votes: 173 | Score: 8.35 Size: 1234KB | 235,814 words |
A Georgia Moon Story (2) Allison Moon returns to Catchfly Acres, a camp she has gone to since she was a little girl. Now 14 years old she realizes this may be the last time she sees most of these summer friends, but an end to some relationships could me the start to others. This is a short story in the Georgia Moon series. It is suggested that you read the first book, Georgia Moonbeams, to fully understand the plot
Age Rating: Anybody | Genre: Young Adult Tags: Coming of Age, Young Adult Week's Downloads: 85| Votes: 28 | Score: 8.58 Size: 146KB | 29,515 words |
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!
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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: 74| Votes: 1483 | Score: 8.53 Size: 554KB | 100,893 words |
If happiness was measured in money there would be very few millionaires. This is a story about Dan Parker, a young man who starts his life as an adult with the odds stacked against him. Follow his journey of self discovery as he tries to achieve happiness. His story might make you wonder if you live next door to a millionaire. CHAPTERS WILL BE POSTED EVERY OTHER DAY!
Age Rating: Anybody | Genre: Drama Tags: Coming of Age, Humor, Workplace Week's Downloads: 67| Votes: 259 | Score: 8.85 Size: 1472KB | 286,760 words |
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: 61| Votes: 955 | Score: 8.88 Size: 491KB | 95,019 words |
An Unwanted Visitors Story (1) "Never Leave Anyone Behind" is a familiar refrain for Servicemen. A crew is incapacitated in a strange land and a hostile government tries to capture them and steal their resources. What if you're not in the military? Do you put your family's lives at risk, especially if they might not live. Josh Evens discovers a shipwrecked alien and tries to protect it and it's crew from his government.
Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Science Fiction Tags: Drama, Science, Science Fiction, Aliens, Space, Near Future Week's Downloads: 60| Votes: 571 | Score: 8.47 Size: 638KB | 114,862 words |
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. / (Reviews)
Age Rating: Anybody | Genre: Science Fiction Tags: Aliens, Space, Nanotechnology, AI Week's Downloads: 56| Votes: 1620 | Score: 8.90 Size: 446KB | 80,245 words |
A Georgia Moon Story (1) 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 Week's Downloads: 55| Votes: 76 | Score: 8.62 Size: 512KB | 105,211 words |
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 Week's Downloads: 55| Votes: 91 | Score: 8.47 Size: 977KB | 188,095 words |
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: 50| Votes: 171 | Score: 9.21 Size: 986KB | 184,966 words |
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: 50| Votes: 701 | Score: 8.70 Size: 1051KB | 198,343 words |
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: 49| Votes: 489 | Score: 8.82 Size: 844KB | 158,781 words |
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: 1188 | Score: 9.34 Size: 879KB | 156,034 words |
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: 43| Votes: 316 | Score: 8.41 Size: 1018KB | 199,219 words |
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: 43| Votes: 426 | Score: 8.11 Size: 334KB | 67,776 words |
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: 40| Votes: 504 | Score: 8.49 Size: 646KB | 122,640 words |
A story in the Time Travel Adventures Universe
For years Charles had hid as far from women as he could, then a chance encounter with trouble brought her to him. Now he had to not only save her and her kingdom but his self as well. Problem is her Kingdom is thousands of years in the past!
Age Rating: Older than 17 | Genre: Science Fiction Tags: Politics, Violence, Science, Military, Assassins, Spies, Science Fiction, Time Travel, Aliens, Space, Futuristic, Alternate Timeline, Clones Week's Downloads: 39| Votes: | Score: Size: 188KB | 36,115 words |
A pampered millionaire's son tumbles overboard from a luxury liner and falls into good fortune, disguised in the form of a fishing boat. The gruff and hearty crew teach the young man to be worth his salt as they fish the waters off the Grand Banks of Newfoundland. Brimming with adventure and humor.
Age Rating: Older than 7 | Genre: Action/Adventure Tags: Novel-Classic Week's Downloads: 37| Votes: 30 | Score: 8.13 Size: 287KB | 54,701 words |
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: 37| Votes: 889 | Score: 7.84 Size: 418KB | 81,150 words |
A Destiny Saga Story (1) Caspian Grey's life was already pretty weird, and then he started high school. He must cope with the bizarre changes in his life while trying to find the family he always wanted. A sci-fi coming of age story.
(A note, there is a slow build here. Sci-Fi elements don't show up till around chapter 20)
Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Young Adult Tags: Coming of Age, Romance, Violence, Science Fiction Week's Downloads: 33| Votes: 345 | Score: 7.98 Size: 480KB | 94,411 words |
A Dark Wars Tale
A woman is gruesomely murdered in Cold War Germany and the only witness is her 5 year old daughter who can't remember what happened. Memories, though inaccessible to investigators, linger and change a once adorable little girl. And murder of a loved one will place that girl on the path of destiny. Odd occurrences, inexplicable enemies, and Cold War intrigue with an odd flavor alter this girl's life, shifting her from the front lines of the Cold War to the middle of the Dark Wars.
This story is fiction, but not the facts. Information from Sumerian translations are true. Hindu texts of battles in space...true. Einstein's brain autopsy proved that he used more of his brain than other humans. How is that possible? How do men get flashes of genius, and why doesn't everyone function at that level of ability all the time? Why did the Dark Ages happen, and why does mankind seem to be sliding that direction again? This story is fiction, I hope. / (Reviews)
Age Rating: Older than 7 | Genre: Action/Adventure Tags: Violence, Science, War, Travel, Science Fiction, Futuristic, Near Future, Fantasy Week's Downloads: 32| Votes: 480 | Score: 8.93 Size: 607KB | 109,778 words |
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.
Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Action/Adventure Tags: Assassins, Fantasy, Dragons, Witchcraft, Magic Week's Downloads: 32| Votes: 277 | Score: 9.04 Size: 359KB | 65,665 words |
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 Week's Downloads: 30| Votes: 337 | Score: 8.24 Size: 380KB | 77,502 words |
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: 318 | Score: 7.99 Size: 475KB | 97,448 words |
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: 29| Votes: 1072 | Score: 7.79 Size: 303KB | 61,292 words |
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: 387 | Score: 7.96 Size: 367KB | 73,755 words |
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: 28| Votes: 1108 | Score: 9.09 Size: 756KB | 143,190 words |
The Masi'shen crash-landed on Antarctica 2,000 years ago. Their ship lies under the ice on a volcanic island. It has been detected by a spy satellite. The U.S. government, the Russian mafia, and a volunteer rescuer race to get there first.