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Rags-To-Riches Stories

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Stories about building a large business/fortune starting with little or no money

1 Mother's Day by dualwriter

A short story that remembers Mothers
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Age Rating: Anybody
Tags: Tear Jerker
Downloads: 1088 | Votes: 114 | Score: 9.35
Size: 8KB | 1,594 words | Posted:

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.
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Age Rating: Anybody | Genre: General
Tags: Coming of Age, School, Rags to Riches, Do-Over
Downloads: 32559 | Votes: 381 | Score: 8.85
Size: 1328KB | 256,548 words | Posted: Concluded:

3 Lucky Jim 2 - Student, Farmer, Volunteer, Pickup Truck Diplomat by FantasyLover

Despite his family's insistence that he is the next incarnation of Lucky Jim, Jim Reynolds, sixth great-grandson of his namesake, isn't so sure and isn't sure he wants to be. Each time he thinks that he just might be, something happens to make him sure that he's not. While this is a stand-alone story, numerous references will make more sense after reading "Lucky Jim 1." This story also adds bits of new information about the original Lucky Jim. When he finally accepts the moniker, his life veers
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Age Rating: Older than 17 | Genre: Action/Adventure
Tags: Rags to Riches, Fantasy
Downloads: 9320 | Votes: 139 | Score: 8.77
Size: 1293KB | 244,829 words | Posted: Concluded:

4 Service Society by Lazlo Zalezac

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.
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Age Rating: Older than 13
Tags: Workplace
Downloads: 27021 | Votes: 789 | Score: 8.73
Size: 1054KB | 198,730 words | Posted: Concluded:

5 Busted Axle Road by Wes Boyd

A Spearfish Lake/Dawnwalker Story (4)
A snake crawls out of a bathroom drain, and a woman kills it with her hair dryer... That's all it takes to set townspeople, media, crooked environmentalists, nudists, a country music singer, the federal government and a bunch of dogsledders to getting at each other's throats. Of course, nothing's quite normal in Spearfish Lake!
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Age Rating: Older than 13
Tags: Coming of Age, Romance, Humor
Downloads: 7072 | Votes: 142 | Score: 8.69
Size: 979KB | 186,038 words | Posted:

6 Runner's Moon by Wes Boyd

A Spearfish Lake/Dawnwalker Story (5)
Two kids, a dream, and acres of dogs... Josh and Tiffany want to become dogsled racers. They just have to grow up first -- and learn about what they're doing along the way. A follow-on to Busted Axle Road, focusing on Josh and Tiffany's adventures.
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Age Rating: Older than 13
Tags: Coming of Age, Romance
Downloads: 3390 | Votes: 124 | Score: 8.60
Size: 578KB | 111,722 words | Posted:

7 The Earl's Man by FantasyLover

Story of the life of a young man starting life in 13th century England. His dedication earns him an offer to become a Knight and unexpectedly a noble. Follow his rise to power from a favorite of the Earl he serves. See how his interest in new and better ideas serves him as he works to improve the lives of his subjects, and battles forces threatening England and her allies, rewriting history his own way.
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Age Rating: Older than 17 | Genre: Historical
Tags: Coming of Age, Politics, Violence, Science, Religion, Diary, Historical, War, Rags to Riches
Downloads: 5452 | Votes: 97 | Score: 8.59
Size: 955KB | 177,156 words | Posted: Concluded:

8 Lucky Jim 1--Firehair by FantasyLover

The adventures of 16-year-old Jim Reynolds start in 1856 Virginia. When his family and several others head west to settle near Council Bluffs, his adventures continue, becoming more numerous and earning him the moniker Lucky Jim. Follow Jim as he grows into a leadership role that he feels unqualified to hold, until finally forced to test both his leadership ability and his luck. A "fantasy history."
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Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Action/Adventure
Tags: Coming of Age, Historical, War, Rags to Riches
Downloads: 5010 | Votes: 137 | Score: 8.58
Size: 733KB | 137,560 words | Posted: Concluded:

9 Pfand X by Lazlo Zalezac

It is a harsh cruel world in which danger lurks for the unwary. After a small town is wiped out, ten families sign the Pfand X, the pledge of ten, in which they promise to support and help each other in good times and bad. After 18 generations, the families of the Pfand X are once again threatened. / (Reviews)
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Age Rating: Older than 17
Tags: Drama, Politics
Downloads: 9791 | Votes: 419 | Score: 8.53
Size: 502KB | 91,594 words | Posted: Concluded:

10 Keeping a Promise by Ernest Bywater

A Rivers Region Story
A retired soldier's farm is attacked. When his weapon is damaged the 11 year-old son is told to take is almost 2 year-old sister and escape out the hidden exit after promising to care for his sister until she can care for herself. Their parents are killed while they travel down the tunnel, so he sets off the final defences as the enemy moves in, and kills more of the attackers. He's faithful to his promise as they live through 'interesting times' while his sister learns to care for herself.
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Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Action/Adventure
Tags: Crime, Rags to Riches
Downloads: 9966 | Votes: 236 | Score: 8.44
Size: 493KB | 96,448 words | Posted: Concluded:
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