The Enchanted Opal

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Status: In Progress  |  Genre: Young Adult  |  House: Booksie Classic
The Enchanted Opal is an exciting collection of thirteen unique short stories suitable for readers of all ages,
The opening story features a young Chinese lad named Digger Lei, who travels on a sailing Clipper to the gold fields of Australia in search of his grandfather's lost opal mine.
Then. a suspenseful historical tale of time travel to the decks of the Titanic is followed closely by the heart warming story of an underdog Olympic winner and more.
Vixen is a lighthearted look at Santa's world through the eyes of a renegade reindeer on his team,
The story, Jumpin'Jenny, features a determined young teenager's bid to win the top prize in a local soap box derby.
In Golden Feathers, a young renegade finds himself as part of a carnival sideshow as the the price he must pay for his unsavory lifestyle.
Good wholesome and inspirational short stories for the whole family.
Welcome aboard The Enchanted Rainbow Opal Express!

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The Enchanted Opal

Submitted: May 13, 2019


The opening story, one of thirteen, features a brave young Chinese lad named Digger lei, who sets out from Shanghai aboard a sailing clipper bound for the rough and tumble world of the gold fields
in Australia the 1858. Lei carries with a the Enchanted Rainbow Opal, a legacy from his grandfather's earlier voyage to the land down under. The legend says the Opal will lead him to his
grandfathers lost treasure mine but there are many obstacles in young Digger Lei's path to his fame and fortune.
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Icemen

Submitted: May 13, 2019


An ancestor of one of the builders of the doomed ship Titanic, inherits a ceremonial Golden rivet that was removed from the hull of the ship just before she sailed on her maiden voyage. On the one
hundred year anniversary after the sinking of the mighty ship, young Rory O'Neil visits a Titanic exhibit in New York. When a terror alert shuts down the exhibit, Rory is forced to stay in the
exhibit overnight. After falling asleep on a replica of a crewman's bed with the Golden rivet around his neck, Rory awakes to find himself transported back 100 years earlier in time, aboard the
Titanic on ice berg watch, but this time is not a dream!
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Heavy Hampton

Submitted: July 29, 2019


A heart warming story of a young overweight kid who just won't give up. After a fishing trip to the far north goes badly of the rails, Harvey spends some time with a group on the mysterious islands
of Haida Gwaii. When he emerges he sets his sights on a life time goal- to be an Olympic gold medal winning champion. Romance, mystery and a happy ending ensue. Short story-easy reading. One of
thirteen included in The Enchanted Opal book.
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Golden Feathers

Submitted: July 31, 2019


An entertaining story about a young man with attitude. After moving to a new town, Jason Knox earns a reputation as a trouble maker. He runs afoul of a mystic fortune teller at a travelling
carnival and soon finds out the price of his actions. When a permanent Golden Feather sprouts from his head with each lie, theft and other misdeeds, Jason finds his only hope is to seek redemption
as part of the carnival freak show. Good story and good message for all ages!
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Caligula

Submitted: September 21, 2019


When a live animal experiment with genetically modified foods goes terribly wrong, the authorities try to cover their blunder with a secretive disposal mission. The failure of the mission unleashes
a reign of terror and destruction on a small riverside village in the jungles of Brazil. Tiago Santos, one of the village teenagers, risks his life in a desperate attempt to destroy the laboratory
created beast. CAUTION: Some scary scenes!
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Abacus

Submitted: September 28, 2019


When an evil magician mysteriously arrives in a dirt poor depression era town, he astounds the inhabitants with an amazing special offer guaranteed to bring prosperity back to their lives. With
salvation in sight, the eager townfolks line up to take part in his scheme. Billy Blue, a young man studying to join the town's police force, senses that ABACUS the magician may not be the hero and
town saviour he professes to be. He decides to investigate the magician. When the true nature of ABACUS dastardly plan is revealed, Billy literally finds himself in a face to face battle to the
death with an evil entity that defys imagination. Some scary scenes but a good read for all ages.
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Barnaby Jones

Submitted: October 19, 2019

BARNABY   Chapter one:   Baby Barnaby Jones arrived in room 246 at the Mesa General Hospital, in Mesa Ariz... Read Chapter

Jumpin' Jenny

Submitted: October 28, 2019

“JUMPIN’ JENNY”     It was another blistering hot, early summer day in Mesa, Arizona. The kind of day wher... Read Chapter

Lovely Lena

Submitted: November 01, 2019


A great little story, suitable for the younger crowd.
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Emmeline

Submitted: January 07, 2020


This short story is a sequel to The Enchanted Opal, the first story in this book.
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The Demon Hunter

Submitted: January 19, 2020

THE DEMON HUNTER   Quentin had been keeping a secret from everyone for over a year. No one but his brother was aware that he... Read Chapter

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