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1 A Glass, and Darkly

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: 1251| Votes: 267 | Score: 8.78
Size: 906KB | Posted: Concluded:

2 A Charmed Life

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: 250| Votes: 833 | Score: 8.52
Size: 1483KB | Posted: Concluded:

3 Victoria Desperado's Mansion of Despair

Her boldness blinded her to what lawfulness requires. Beautiful and tragic, she paid the full price.

Age Rating: Anybody | Genre: Action/Adventure
Tags: Romance
Week's Downloads: 102| Votes: 8 | Score: 7.06
Size: 11KB | Posted:

4 Uncertain Justice

An Army veteran is accused of rape and murder. He didn't do it, but fighting the system is a losing proposition. So what's a man to do?

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Action/Adventure
Tags: Crime, Military, Bounty Hunters
Week's Downloads: 98| Votes: 811 | Score: 9.20
Size: 1085KB | Posted:

5 A Justice Provider's Tale

Stand alone, one shot in the Galactic Chronicles Universe.

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Science Fiction
Tags: Mystery, Bounty Hunters, Science Fiction, Aliens, Space, Futuristic, Nanotechnology, Robots
Week's Downloads: 91| Votes: 19 | Score: 7.34
Size: 213KB | Posted:

6 The Man on the Ground

A feud is finally settled. In the public domain.

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Western
Tags: Western, Pulp Classic
Week's Downloads: 90| Votes: 40 | Score: 6.55
Size: 12KB | Posted:

7 Happiness Happens

He loved a girl whose sister loved him, so the girl he loved wouldn't love him. But now he's home from the war and everything's changed

Age Rating: Anybody | Genre: Romance
Tags: Romance
Week's Downloads: 77| Votes: 39 | Score: 6.45
Size: 10KB | Posted:

8 Life Is Change

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: 66| Votes: 280 | Score: 7.55
Size: 258KB | Posted: Concluded:

9 Ninth Grade 1958-1959

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: 61| Votes: 406 | Score: 8.61
Size: 1860KB | Posted: Concluded:

10 Boone - the Early Years

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: 54| Votes: 242 | Score: 7.85
Size: 380KB | Posted: Concluded:

11 The Corvette Road Rally

A short story inspired by the many emails I received about Corvettes not having a backseat.

Age Rating: Anybody
Tags: Horror
Week's Downloads: 50| Votes: 25 | Score: 6.38
Size: 6KB | Posted:

12 Play It Again Sam

Hindsight is the only exact science. What would you do if you could go back

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Fantasy
Tags: Romance, Drama, Time Travel, Fantasy
Week's Downloads: 47| Votes: 82 | Score: 7.25
Size: 8KB | Posted:

13 The Reset Manifesto

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: 44| Votes: 85 | Score: 9.13
Size: 1052KB | Posted:

14 Going to War

A Jade Force of Misera Story (10)
The Sumar/Desera War is heating up. More refugees are fleeing the war zone and Jade Force remains responsible for them. Someone has to end the war and who better than Jade Force.

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Action/Adventure
Tags: War, Military
Week's Downloads: 43| Votes: 87 | Score: 8.10
Size: 114KB | Posted: Concluded:

15 Hairball

Hairball A story in the Galacric Chronicles Universe Universe © 2018 by Vanessa Ravencroft

Age Rating: Anybody | Genre: Science Fiction
Tags: Science Fiction, Aliens, Futuristic, Extra Sensory Perception
Week's Downloads: 42| Votes: 22 | Score: 6.28
Size: 15KB | Posted:

16 Cat Fight

A Man with a lot of bad luck, suddenly finds he is more than he thought.

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Science Fiction
Tags: Violence, Military, Assassins, Spies, Secret Agents, Travel, Science Fiction, Aliens, Space, Futuristic, Royalty
Week's Downloads: 42| Votes:   | Score:  
Size: 544KB | Posted: Concluded:

17 The Second Hundred Years

A Story in the The Trilogy and More Western Universe
The strange saga of James Randal begins

Age Rating: Anybody | Genre: Action/Adventure
Tags: Romance, Drama, Science Fiction
Week's Downloads: 41| Votes: 727 | Score: 8.79
Size: 269KB | Posted: Concluded:

18 Human Man

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: 40| Votes: 827 | Score: 9.32
Size: 565KB | Posted: Concluded:

19 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
Week's Downloads: 39| Votes: 936 | Score: 7.75
Size: 309KB | Posted:

20 Summer Vacation 1959 - the Rick Jackson Saga

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: 37| Votes: 280 | Score: 8.52
Size: 174KB | Posted: Concluded:

21 Human Phoenix

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: 37| Votes: 666 | Score: 9.31
Size: 1478KB | Posted: Concluded:

22 Obligations

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: 37| Votes: 223 | Score: 8.31
Size: 171KB | Posted:

23 Convergence

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: 36| Votes: 225 | Score: 8.75
Size: 997KB | Posted: Concluded:

24 My Summer Vacation - 1958

A young man's summer adventures which are the start to his coming of age. A prelude to a new series.

Age Rating: Anybody | Genre: Young Adult
Tags: Coming of Age, Travel, Young Adult
Week's Downloads: 35| Votes: 316 | Score: 8.10
Size: 57KB | Posted:

25 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
Week's Downloads: 33| Votes: 230 | Score: 7.95
Size: 485KB | Posted: Concluded:

26 Island Mine

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: 32| Votes: 1009 | Score: 9.43
Size: 914KB | Posted: Concluded:

27 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: 32| Votes: 820 | Score: 9.49
Size: 1083KB | Posted: Concluded:

28 The Light Behind the World

A Worlds of Light Story (1)
My name is David Alan McKesson. I can't remember how old I was when I first saw the lines. Their appearance was infrequent and peripheral to my awareness as a child, and I did not wonder at what was just a barely noticed part of my world. Later, I learned how to touch them, and where they led me, The way they changed my life, and allowed me to change the lives of many others, remains a true wonder, and the true story of my life

Age Rating: Anybody | Genre: Science Fiction
Tags: Coming of Age
Week's Downloads: 32| Votes: 600 | Score: 8.62
Size: 337KB | Posted: Concluded:

29 A Rainy Southern Night

The first meeting of a girl and guy from different social backgrounds, with hints of some prior connection as yet unrevealed.

Age Rating: Anybody | Genre: Romance
Tags: Romance, Drama
Week's Downloads: 31| Votes: 15 | Score: 6.24
Size: 4KB | Posted:

30 Ever and Always

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: 31| Votes: 260 | Score: 8.16
Size: 544KB | Posted: Concluded:

31 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
Week's Downloads: 29| Votes: 274 | Score: 7.94
Size: 278KB | Posted: Concluded:

32 The Mission

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: 28| Votes:   | Score:  
Size: 195KB | Posted: Concluded:

33 Will to Survive

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: 28| Votes: 322 | Score: 7.98
Size: 342KB | Posted: Concluded:

34 The Trail West

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: 28| Votes: 798 | Score: 8.74
Size: 478KB | Posted: Concluded:

35 Winds of Change

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: 27| Votes: 407 | Score: 8.45
Size: 682KB | Posted: Concluded:

36 Interesting Times

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: 27| Votes: 454 | Score: 8.02
Size: 532KB | Posted: Concluded:

37 Mack

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: 27| Votes: 329 | Score: 8.16
Size: 672KB | Posted: Concluded:

38 Hatchery Road

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.

Age Rating: Anybody | Genre: Romance
Tags: Romance
Week's Downloads: 26| Votes: 215 | Score: 8.47
Size: 777KB | Posted: Concluded:

39 Getting By

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: 26| Votes: 969 | Score: 9.24
Size: 764KB | Posted:

40 Pipe Springs

A Story in the The Trilogy and More Western Universe
The story of a young man in the turbulent times following the Civil War

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Western
Tags: Romance, Drama, Western
Week's Downloads: 25| Votes: 432 | Score: 8.21
Size: 100KB | Posted:

41 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: 25| Votes: 441 | Score: 8.75
Size: 782KB | Posted: Concluded:

42 Overcoming Obstacles

A Jade Force of Misera Story (4)
There have been a rash of kidnappings of businessmen visiting the country of Teal. Jade Force, seeing an opportunity to replenish the war chest, takes on the gang of kidnappers.

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Action/Adventure
Tags: Crime, Military
Week's Downloads: 24| Votes: 94 | Score: 8.39
Size: 114KB | Posted: Concluded:

43 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.

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Action/Adventure
Tags: Coming of Age, Crime, Violence, Rags to Riches
Week's Downloads: 24| Votes: 304 | Score: 7.81
Size: 276KB | Posted: Concluded:

44 Mothers and Daughters

A lot of parents tell their children, "I hope you have a child who is just like you." What's worse than having a child just like yourself? Maybe it is having a daughter who is just like your mother!

Age Rating: Older than 17 | Genre: Science Fiction
Tags: Science Fiction, Robots
Week's Downloads: 24| Votes: 70 | Score: 8.60
Size: 356KB | Posted:

45 Winterborn

A Story in the The Trilogy and More Western Universe
The story of a troubled young man after the War Between the States.

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Action/Adventure
Tags: Romance, Drama, Western
Week's Downloads: 24| Votes: 795 | Score: 8.58
Size: 228KB | Posted: Concluded:

46 The Trail to Perdition

A Story in the The Trilogy and More Western Universe
After a family tragedy Tom Boone becomes a Deputy U.S. Marshal. He travels from one type of hell to another doing his duty.

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Western
Tags: Romance, Drama, Western
Week's Downloads: 23| Votes: 484 | Score: 8.16
Size: 110KB | Posted:

47 Survivor: Moving On

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: 22| Votes: 262 | Score: 7.89
Size: 274KB | Posted: Concluded:

48 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: 22| Votes: 558 | Score: 8.53
Size: 598KB | Posted: Concluded:

49 Ride for the Sun

A Story in the The Trilogy and More Western Universe
Young man must leave home and ride west or stay and watch the death of a dream.

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Western
Tags: Coming of Age, Drama, Western
Week's Downloads: 22| Votes: 681 | Score: 8.58
Size: 170KB | Posted: Concluded:

50 Civil War in Misera

A Jade Force of Misera Story (8)
Misera from its founding has not been stable.There a suppressed indigenous population and a repressed population controlled by a few selfish political types. A civil war erupts. The government hires Jade Force to put down the rebellion so that Jade Force can kill off the protesters. Blame is easy to deflect - it wasn't us, it was Jade Force who massacred the crowd in the square.

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Action/Adventure
Tags: War, Military
Week's Downloads: 21| Votes: 86 | Score: 8.10
Size: 72KB | Posted: Concluded:
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