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Welcome to The Boot World discussion forum. This includes all of the stories from The Boot Series and the Lost Soul Series. The Boot was the first story posted in this collection of stories, it was originally intended as a one-off story. Like many one-off stories, it grew and The Boot Three Years On was written as a follow-up. Some readers asked about the back story of some of the characters, which led to the Lost Soul Series. Together they form The Boot World. Both Series have grown and in
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  1. Goldstein Johnson & Cole (2024 re-write) 5. Lost Soul The Boot

    By Mancunian, in Fiction. 03/03/2024 (Updated: 03/20/2024)

    Genres: Action/Adventure, Literary Fiction
    Sub-genres: Adventure, Contemporary Literary, Family Saga, Slice of Life
    • teen
    • no sex
    • suspense
    • serious
    • modern
    • brothers

    Part of the Lost Soul Series and The Boot World this is Ian and Kevin's story. In the summer of 2011, they move from a rented flat in The Northern Quarter of Manchester to their own house in Prestwich. As couples do they reflect on the past and look forward to the future. Unexpected news changes their lives and gives a glimpse into the past of their friend Manny.

    This re-write of the original story posted in 2022, is more than an edit, added dialogue and description tells the story better and has been achieved with the help of raven1.

    It may help, but it is not essential, to read the other stories in the series.

    • 19 Chapters
    • 31,757 Words
    • 11,416 Views
    • 297 Comments
    • Teen
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  2. What Happened To The Baxter Boys 4. Lost Soul The Boot

    By Mancunian, in Fiction. 11/17/2023 (Updated: 01/17/2024)

    Genres: Comedy, General Fiction, Romance, Literary Fiction
    Sub-genres: Comedy Modern, General Romance, Coming of Age, Contemporary Romance, Contemporary Literary
    • teen
    • young adult
    • gay
    • light-hearted
    • serious
    • modern
    • brothers
    • friendship

    Charlie and Michael Baxter lost their father at a young age. They have been brought up by a hard-working mother who loved and treasured her boys. Unfortunately, she passed away before they finished college and through no fault of their own, they found themselves homeless. This is their story.

    This fictional story is set in Manchester, England. The locations are real and existed in the recent past where this story is set, many of the locations still exist and can be visited. All characters are fictional and do not exist, any similarity to any person living or deceased is purely coincidental.

    • 16 Chapters
    • 80,261 Words
    • 38,323 Views
    • 925 Comments
    • Mature
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  3. The Busker 5. The Boot The Boot

    By Mancunian, in Fiction. 01/16/2023 (Updated: 01/16/2023)

    Genres: General Fiction
    Sub-genres: Drama
    • teen
    • urban
    • no sex
    • serious
    • modern
    • death

    The New Boot has opened and is operating in a similar fashion to its predecessor. As we would all suspect The New Boot generates new stories, some good and some not so good. This is one of those stories and takes place around The New Boot's first Christmas.

    This story has been revised and edited to improve the reader's experience, it has not been changed in any other way.

    • 1 Chapters
    • 2,863 Words
    • 2,391 Views
    • 17 Comments
    • Mature
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  4. Aunt May's Magic 4. The Boot The Boot

    By Mancunian, in Fiction. 11/16/2022 (Updated: 11/16/2022)

    Genres: Literary Fiction
    Sub-genres: Contemporary Literary
    • young adult
    • europe
    • no sex
    • modern

    Aunt May is a special lady, not because she is famous and not because she is rich. Well maybe she is rich, rich in love and she shares that love. So yes maybe she is rich.

    6th June 2023. This story has been revised and edited to improve the reader's experience, it has not been changed in any other way.

    • 1 Chapters
    • 3,008 Words
    • 3,342 Views
    • 34 Comments
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  5. Goldstein, Johnson & Cole 3. Lost Soul The Boot

    By Mancunian, in Fiction. 06/01/2022 (Updated: 11/12/2022)

    Genres: Literary Fiction
    Sub-genres: Contemporary Literary
    • young adult
    • mature adult
    • adult
    • urban
    • modern

    This is Ian and Kevin's story it is part of the Lost Souls series and part of The Boot World.

    Ian and Kevin have moved into their new house, they have a good future to look forward to if everything works out how they have planned.

    As part of the Lost Souls Series and The Boot World readers may benefit from reading the other stories previously published, although it isn't necessary it could help you to enjoy this story more.

    • 17 Chapters
    • 26,435 Words
    • 17,970 Views
    • 101 Comments
    • Mature
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  6. The Perfect Car

    By Mancunian, in 2022 - Anniversary. 09/08/2022 (Updated: 09/08/2022)

    Genres: Literary Fiction
    Sub-genres: Contemporary Literary
    • young adult
    • gay
    • europe
    • modern
    • love
    • late 20th century

    Many people believe that before you die your life flashes before your eyes, does it? Or is it just a part of our life, you know like special memories, I think that's possible. John is lying in hospital, he is at the end of a long life. As he sleeps he dreams for one last time of some of his special memories. About his car, the perfect car, and how it played a part in a long and beautiful relationship.

    • 1 Chapters
    • 1,966 Words
    • 2,887 Views
    • 46 Comments
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  7. The Dinner 3. The Boot The Boot

    By Mancunian, in Fiction. 12/23/2021 (Updated: 12/23/2021)

    Genres: Literary Fiction
    Sub-genres: Contemporary Literary
    • young adult
    • mature adult
    • urban
    • europe
    • no sex
    • modern

    Karma is seen as a powerful thing, we often hear how this affects bad people and bad events. But did you know that karma can also come to those who are good people? Good karma can be more powerful and can come in surprising ways.

    Please note that this story has been revised and re-edited to improve the reader's experience. However, the story has not been changed.

    • 1 Chapters
    • 2,197 Words
    • 3,539 Views
    • 6 Comments
    • Everyone
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  8. The Boot - Three Years On 2. The Boot The Boot

    By Mancunian, in Fiction. 09/02/2019 (Updated: 10/18/2021)

    Genres: General Fiction, Romance, Literary Fiction
    Sub-genres: Drama, General Romance, Contemporary Literary
    • teen
    • young adult
    • mature adult
    • gay
    • europe
    • 20th century
    • modern

    The Boot three years on. There have been some changes and improvements to The Boot, partly thanks to fund raising and charitable donations, and in part thanks to Christian Edwards benefactor to The Boot. Some 'guests' have moved on, some remaining homeless, but others having been helped are now in independent accommodation either working or looking for work. This is the continued story of The Boot, it's staff and 'guests.'

    It is not necessary to read The Boot beforehand but it may help to understand some of what is happening now and in its future.

    • 29 Chapters
    • 51,559 Words
    • 56,527 Views
    • 369 Comments
    • Mature
    • Complete
  9. Lost Soul - John/Christian 2. Lost Soul The Boot

    By Mancunian, in Fiction. 09/05/2020 (Updated: 09/11/2021)

    Genres: General Fiction
    Sub-genres: Drama
    • young adult
    • europe
    • no sex
    • coming of age
    • serious
    • adopt
    • modern

    The second of the Lost Soul collection. A glimpse into the past of one of the leading characters from The Boot series. Here we will learn of the good and not-so-good times in John/Christian's past.

    This story has been revised and edited to improve reader experience, it has not been altered in any other way. 30th June 2023.

    • 7 Chapters
    • 13,517 Words
    • 12,198 Views
    • 84 Comments
    • Everyone
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  10. A brief period of life

    By Mancunian, in Letters. 08/15/2021 (Updated: 08/15/2021)

    Genres: Non-Fiction
    Sub-genres: Creative Non-Fic
    • adult
    • europe
    • no sex
    • serious
    • modern
    • autobiography
    • depression
    • mental health

    I have been absent for a while, this is a brief autobiography to try to explain my absence. I hope anyone who reads will understand.

    • 1 Chapters
    • 1,970 Words
    • 2,754 Views
    • 17 Comments
    • Mature
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