Lost by Oz Ozzie

Author's Description:
Sarah Holding, daughter of a convict, finds herself completely lost in Australia. The land is at once quite familiar and completely different in every regard when she runs away from her mother's murderer. (no explicit sex)
Size: 161 KB ( ~ 30,530 words)
Genre: Time Travel
Sex Contents: Minimal Sex
Tags: Ma/ft, Science Fiction, Time Travel

Review by manddscott   [other reviews by manddscott]

Reviewed: 2018-01-18


A young woman in the late 1700s is sent to Australia as a prisoner for prostitution. There, she continues selling her body as the only form of currency to keep her growing family safe. Eventually, one of the men she attaches herself to beats her so badly she ends up dying. Her daughter is then targeted by the man as his next conquest. Rather than give in, she hits him and then takes off running. When she finally settles down to rest, she wakes up 200 years later.

Time travel stories are interesting, and most of them explore travel backwards in time. This one goes the opposite direction, and experience some of the problems that the traveler must then face. Things we take for granted are magic to those who lived 2 centuries ago.

For plot, a B (7). The author does introduce some of the issues in the story, but it is a very short story overall. It covers a very short overall timeframe for such a story. As such, the characters don't get a chance to develop much, and there are many unanswered questions at the end.

For technical score, an A+ (9). Not many notable errors, and I will give the author a little leeway due to the fact that some words of expo may simply be a little different in Australian English as opposed to what we see in the U.S.

For personal appeal, another B (7). The only reason the story does not get a higher score is that, at least to me, the story seems incomplete. They tied up one part, but left her development in the modern world completely unexplored.

Plot: 7 | Technical Quality: 9 | Appeal to Reviewer: 7

Review by anim8ed   [other reviews by anim8ed]

Reviewed: 2014-07-07 - (Review Updated: 2015-10-01)


Time Travel is an often used and, dare I say, overused genre here at SOL. Having said that, this story is a very refreshing look at the challenges of being uprooted from all you know and thrust into the unknown.

I think it is important to say if you are looking for a sex story you will not find it here. On the other hand if you are looking for a well written story that draws you into the lives and struggles of the characters then you have found what you are looking for.

This story has cemented Oz Ozzie as one of my very favorite authors. He writes very well both technically and very well thought out plots. I am adding my own short review to those already written as my endorsement of the story and to renew interest in some of the quality older stories found at SOL.

An excellent story well worth a read. I have already added it to my list of favorite stories and will be recommending it often.

***Edit***
I have opted not to use the number ratings and only offer a written review. I hope that you still find my reviews helpful despite the lack of a numerical rating. As always, feedback is always welcome.

Plot: N/A | Technical Quality: N/A | Appeal to Reviewer: N/A

Review by Teloz   [other reviews by Teloz]

Reviewed: 2013-08-01


I've said it before, and I'll say it again, I don't often review stories that already have reviews. Having said that though, there are stories that really demand a reinforcement of what's already been said, and Lost by Oz Ozzie is one of them. I agree wholeheartedly with every word that Woodwiz wrote.

Great plot, technically excellent, and a gripping tale. If you skip this story, you'll definitely be the poorer for it!

Read, and enjoy!

Plot: 10 | Technical Quality: 9 | Appeal to Reviewer: 10

Review by woodwiz   [other reviews by woodwiz]

Reviewed: 2011-03-06


This story has been on the site a long time and I’ve read it several times before but just went back and read it again. I enjoyed it this time just as much as I did the previous ones. Can't believe no one has ever posted a review.

It’s a time travel story but very different than the majority of time travel stories on this site. It’s also a romance (maybe even a “historical romance”) and a very well written one. Eddie sees Sarah while he is out riding his motorbike in the wilds near his family’s farm. She’s terrified of him at first… hard to say much more without giving away the story and I don’t want to spoil the fun. I will reveal though that it involves a severe thunderstorm and a stroke of lightning.

This tale is set in Australia and the setting is very important to the story. That is one of the things I really like about it. The plot is well planned and feels quite real. The main characters are well developed. You’ll like them long before you get to the end.

This is not at all a stroke story so don’t even bother if that is what you’re looking for. It IS a time-travel romance and well worth reading if you like either genre.

Plot: 10 | Technical Quality: 10 | Appeal to Reviewer: 10