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Top 50 Long Stories This Year

 

1 The Millionaire Next Door by Lazlo Zalezac

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
Downloads: 26833| Votes: 271 | Score: 8.88
Size: 1472KB | 286,760 words | Posted: Concluded:

2 Emend by Eclipse by Lazlo Zalezac

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
Downloads: 22789| Votes: 228 | Score: 8.78
Size: 1326KB | 256,284 words | Posted: Concluded:

3 Hunter by Lazlo Zalezac

Mike lives through "interesting times" that follow when terrorists bring the 'War On Terror' to the United States. "This was what he was fighting to preserve — mothers taking their children to the park where they could play without fearing for their lives. {[I hate the fact that I can find no way to deal honorably with dishonorable people. I find it disgusting that in order to save what I value most, I must lower myself to their level.]}"

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Science Fiction
Tags: Romance, Politics, Violence, Science, Religion, War, Military, Spies, Science Fiction, Near Future, Robots
Downloads: 16555| Votes: 188 | Score: 8.72
Size: 1087KB | 204,446 words | Posted: Concluded:

4 Retreat (Robledo Mountain #3) by Kraken

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
Downloads: 5729| Votes: 117 | Score: 8.71
Size: 784KB | 151,260 words | Posted: Concluded:

5 Thunder and Lightening by Lazlo Zalezac

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! }:-) / (Reviews)

Age Rating: Anybody | Genre: Romance
Tags: Romance, Humor
Downloads: 18141| Votes: 254 | Score: 8.61
Size: 1238KB | 240,749 words | Posted: Concluded:

6 Commune by Lazlo Zalezac

The real estate market is dead, the job market has dried up, the stock market has crashed, and cost of living has shot up. Half the world is faced with becoming homeless. Young and old alike are being pounded by events outside their control. Jack and Abby find what might be a solution - a commune. The result is even more than that - it is a community.

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Drama
Tags: Romance, Drama, Dystopian
Downloads: 8042| Votes: 119 | Score: 8.56
Size: 763KB | 148,048 words | Posted: Concluded:

7 Keeper by Charly Young

Lachlan Quinn is a PTSD-ridden finish-carpenter. He wants to build ordinary simple life. But his past catches up to him. As if worrying about a traumatized little 9-year-old shapeshifter wasn't enough. He has to deal with an inheritance he doesn't want, a town full of witches who hate him, and an ancient Hag who is trying her hardest to kill him How will a cursed legacy, a house in a sentient forest, and a beautiful stone-cold shape-shifting Panther help him deal with things.

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Fantasy
Tags: Coming of Age, Violence, Military, Assassins, Drugs, Alternate Universe, Extra Sensory Perception, Supernatural, Vampires, Werewolves, Monsters, Fantasy, Witchcraft, Dwarves, Elves, Magic, Royalty
Downloads: 4949| Votes: 115 | Score: 8.53
Size: 377KB | 71,927 words | Posted: Concluded:

8 Through My Eyes. Again by Iskander

Will Johnstone's seventy-year-old consciousness finds itself back in his twelve-year-old body as it is about to suicide. His 'old brain' pulls back and resumes his younger self's troubled life. It is soon apparent that there are subtle differences between the world he lived in and the one he now finds himself in - and these difference accumulate. Through his friendship with Col, Will finds himself caught up in events at the edge of the Cold War. This story contains some physical child abuse.
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Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Mystery
Tags: Coming of Age, Romance, Politics, Historical, Spies
Downloads: 5310| Votes: 121 | Score: 8.44
Size: 619KB | 119,464 words | Posted: Concluded:

9 Gold Mountain by Graybyrd

Set in the 1950's, young shaman Graydon Williams and friends are caught up in a massive corporate land-grab scheme that threatens their entire way of life. Corrupt government officials, interstate conspiracies, blackmail, vicious IRS attacks, and kidnapping are unleashed against Graydon and his small mountain valley. This is a follow-on to "Pasayten Pete," involving the original cast and more. Readers are advised to read "Pasayten Pete" to understand the origins.

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Action/Adventure
Tags: Spiritual, Western, Detective, Supernatural
Downloads: 3515| Votes: 147 | Score: 8.43
Size: 288KB | 52,483 words | Posted: Concluded:

10 Magic by Lazlo Zalezac

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
Downloads: 22939| Votes: 189 | Score: 8.34
Size: 1234KB | 235,814 words | Posted: Concluded:

11 Hardtimes by Lazlo Zalezac

Burl is a security guard at a local mall. He's the kind of guy that woman like as friends, but nothing more than that. As everyone says, he's a nice guy.

Age Rating: Older than 7 | Genre: Romance
Tags: Romance
Downloads: 5822| Votes: 232 | Score: 8.20
Size: 141KB | 27,216 words | Posted: Concluded:

12 Doctor Barrow by UtIdArWa

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
Downloads: 4194| Votes: 130 | Score: 7.96
Size: 178KB | 33,534 words | Posted: Concluded:
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