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Rags-To-Riches Stories

Displaying stories 1 through 10 of 17

  Title Author Description Size Dnlds Votes Score
1

Winds of Change
Science Fiction
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.
Tags: Historical, War, Military, Rags to Riches, Science Fiction, Time Travel, Aliens, Nanotechnology
Age Rating: Older than 13
Posted: Concluded:
682 KB 14928 403 8.48
2

Star Performance
Young Adult
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.
Tags: Coming of Age, Crime, Drama, School, Violence, Workplace, Rags to Riches, Young Adult
Age Rating: Older than 7
Posted: Concluded:
302 KB 12920 674 8.30
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Gunslinger
Science Fiction
R. Michael Lowe aka The Scot 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.' - 41,600 words.
Tags: Western, Rags to Riches, Science Fiction, Time Travel
Age Rating: Older than 13
Posted:
231 KB 4184 279 8.27
4

A Farmer's Life
Action/Adventure
Ernest Bywater A Rivers Region Story
Farmers live life different to most people, their lives are ruled by the land they work and the cycles of nature. 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 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.
Tags: Drama, Politics, Violence, War, Military, Workplace, Rags to Riches
Age Rating: Older than 13
Posted: Concluded: / (Review)
248 KB 7177 329 8.25
5

Play Ball!
Action/Adventure
Ernest Bywater 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. 74,200 words
Tags: Workplace, Rags to Riches, Sports, Baseball
Age Rating: Older than 13
Posted: Concluded:
396 KB 8451 244 8.19
6

Flames of Life
Drama
Ernest Bywater 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. The story is 82,000 words.
Tags: Violence, Workplace, Rags to Riches
Age Rating: Older than 13
Posted: Concluded:
444 KB 12635 302 8.08
7

Kim: Power Play
Young Adult
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
Tags: Crime, Drama, Politics, Violence, Rags to Riches, Extra Sensory Perception
Age Rating: Older than 13
Posted: Concluded:
300 KB 8377 307 7.98
8

Will to Survive
Science Fiction
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.
Tags: Western, Rags to Riches, Science Fiction, Time Travel
Age Rating: Older than 13
Posted: Concluded:
342 KB 8573 314 7.96
9

Runaway!
Action/Adventure
Ernest Bywater 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.
Tags: Coming of Age, School, Violence, Rags to Riches
Age Rating: Older than 13
Posted: Concluded:
278 KB 5323 263 7.93
10

Stand in Time
Western
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?
Tags: Western, Rags to Riches, Time Travel
Age Rating: Older than 13
Posted: Concluded:
485 KB 7213 227 7.91