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: 181| Votes: 236 | Score: 8.81 Size: 1472KB |
A story in the The Regiment Universe
A story set in the Regiment Universe. This story is about the recruitment, hiring and introduction of Doctor Barrow to the Regiment. A newly graduated Doctor, Doctor Barrow travels from Boston Mass. To Wilkins Nevada to begin a career as one of the Regiments contracted physicians.
Age Rating: Anybody | Genre: Western Tags: Western, Military Week's Downloads: 100| Votes: 107 | Score: 7.96 Size: 178KB |
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: 100| Votes: 988 | Score: 8.56 Size: 1483KB |
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 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: 71| Votes: 422 | Score: 8.09 Size: 334KB |
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: 67| Votes: 475 | Score: 8.82 Size: 906KB |
A Rivers Region Story Farmers lives are ruled by the land they work and nature's cycles. James is the son of a farmer who's orphaned by a bushfire. He continues to live with his father's old boss, but knows he has to make his own way in life after school. Life has it's ups and downs, and many challenges for James. He leaves the farm for the Australian Army, but ends up back as a farm worker due to combat wounds. Join James as he meets many challenges and changes in his life.
Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Action/Adventure Tags: Drama, Politics, Violence, War, Military, Workplace, Rags to Riches Week's Downloads: 65| Votes: 402 | Score: 8.32 Size: 240KB |
Little Johnny is growing up to become 'That Johnny'. Miss Symes, teaching enough history that kids know where Latin came from, had been warned about 'That Johnny'. But for teachers, every moment is a teaching moment. Elspeth, the girl next door, who lives across the street, if you climb the fence at Mary's house, could write a note and tape it up and open it tomorrow and it will ALL BE THAT JOHNNY'S FAULT! What could go wrong? Possibly Chapter 3 of the Elspeth Chronicles.
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: 59| Votes: 420 | Score: 8.03 Size: 268KB |
A Rivers Region Story A two hundred year old Australian building is destroyed by fire when a jet taking off from the local airport is shot down. This is how the owner turns a fire gutted building of five sandstone walls back into the elegant building it once was, despite not having much cash to do it with and having to fight the state bureaucrats. It also talks about his important personal and family events during the reconstruction. The fire is very much a life changing event for the owner and his family.
Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: General Tags: Drama, Workplace, Rags to Riches Week's Downloads: 58| Votes: 306 | Score: 7.79 Size: 278KB |
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: 58| Votes: 1058 | Score: 7.78 Size: 314KB |
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.
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: 55| Votes: 546 | Score: 8.10 Size: 512KB |
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. Set in Australia.
Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Young Adult Tags: Coming of Age, Drama, Politics, School, Violence, Workplace, Young Adult Week's Downloads: 53| Votes: 410 | Score: 8.32 Size: 655KB |
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: 50| Votes: 445 | Score: 8.03 Size: 278KB |
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 Rivers Region Story A young man has a major change of lifestyle forced on him. He becomes a writer, and then something else again. First we read two of his stories about himself, then we follow him as he makes another change to his life and changes the lives of many others in the Rivers Region. In the process he unexpectedly meets his own destiny as well. Set in Australia.
Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Drama Tags: Violence, Workplace, Rags to Riches Week's Downloads: 50| Votes: 376 | Score: 8.17 Size: 434KB |
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.
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: 44| Votes: 1008 | Score: 9.18 Size: 565KB |
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.
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.' - 42,200 words.
Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Science Fiction Tags: Western, Rags to Riches, Science Fiction, Time Travel Week's Downloads: 42| Votes: 407 | Score: 8.32 Size: 231KB |
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: 42| Votes: 110 | Score: 8.66 Size: 784KB |
John Taylor (5) To get some distance after their split, Whitaker has taken up the offer of a distant relative to travel to Germany. When Whitaker also goes missing, after being implicated in the murder of her benefactor, Taylor must travel to Germany himself to find her and clear her name. Taylor is forced to deal with a police force that isn't interested in a different suspect, a wealthy old-money family that didn't want Whitaker involved, and unknown players that don't want Taylor to know the truth.
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: 41| Votes: 309 | Score: 8.40 Size: 1040KB |
A story in the Enfield Undrowned Universe
Civil engineer Todd Rook feels he has little to show for his time on the planet other than a good job and a few possessions. It will take a former friend from his past to make him understand what he has, and what he still needs.
Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Drama Tags: Romance, Military, Workplace, Alternate Timeline Week's Downloads: 41| Votes: 127 | Score: 7.39 Size: 73KB |
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: 40| Votes: 127 | Score: 8.37 Size: 672KB |
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: 38| Votes: 307 | Score: 7.98 Size: 487KB |
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: 37| Votes: 168 | Score: 9.20 Size: 1052KB |
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: 37| Votes: 393 | Score: 8.16 Size: 263KB |
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: 35| Votes: 885 | Score: 7.84 Size: 414KB |
An Australian soldier is killed in Afghanistan. Years later a young girl is abducted near her school in a rural Australian town. A strange man in worn Army camos discovers her. She has a rare blood group and is bleeding to death. It's a race against time. The local community helps by donating blood; neighbours and strangers are determined to help her. A nearby Army base also helps the daughter of a respected officer who died in Afghanistan. While she's in hospital there are strange incidents.
Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Action/Adventure Tags: Crime, War, Mystery, Rags to Riches Week's Downloads: 33| Votes: 215 | Score: 8.04 Size: 91KB |
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!
Politician teaches a graduate class in lying. This is NOT based on current events in this galaxy. Would I lie? In which we learn that you can lie to some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time, but you don't need to lie to all of the people all of the time. The truth works just fine. Once they stop paying attention to your lies, they can't handle the truth.
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.