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The Knight and His Squire 3

by Spherical Spoon

The conclusion of my three part series. Rohea and Maes try to unravel the identity of the dark practitioner and put an end to him/her.

| Genre: Fantasy
Tags: Magic, Knights
Votes: - | Score: -
Size: 138KB | Posted:
Author Blog

My Writing Style and General Comments - March 2015

by Ernest Bywater

Watch my blog as I only say things here about the stories here, and give alerts on new stories as well. Oh, to me email, phone, snail mail, and face to face calls are social media, but Twitter, Faceb... more
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Ninth Grade 1958-1959

by Banadin

A coming of age story set in a small town in Ohio. Some action and adventure. It is all true, give or take a lie or two.
Added Chapter 17

| Genre: Action/Adventure
Tags: Coming of Age, Romance, Humor, School, Golf, Young Adult
Votes: 131 | Score: 6.96
Size: 713KB | Downloads: 8213 | Posted: | Updated: in progress
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Corruption - Book 2 of Evolution

by Misguided Child

Most of the Connor clan hosting Companions have moved to Texas. It has been a year since the fateful space ship crash. The ethereal alien that survived, opening a portal allowing more Companions into this universe, has been finding ways to protect the hosts. General Branch is still at large. When Branch resurfaces with terrorists, he is focused on revenge. A kidnapping causes a different portal opening, and the beings that enter this universe are not the benign Companions that Caleb knows.
Added Chapter 14

| Genre: Science Fiction
Tags: Crime, Politics, Violence, Science, Military, Assassins, Detective, Science Fiction, Aliens, Nanotechnology
Votes: 118 | Score: 7.60
Size: 366KB | Downloads: 7512 | Posted: | Updated: in progress
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Interesting Times

by Ernest Bywater

They say the Chinese have a curse - May you live in interesting times. A 15 year old boy has a major change of lifestyle forced on him. We follow along while he adjusts to the changes. However, he lives in interesting times and he must deal with them as well as rising to the challengers presented to him. Through all this his true nature shows and he changes the lives of many others in the city of Rivers, and elsewhere.
Added Part 4

| Genre: Action/Adventure
Tags: Coming of Age, Drama, Violence, Young Adult
Votes: 132 | Score: 7.33
Size: 175KB | Downloads: 3349 | Posted: | Updated: in progress
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Seeding Hope Among the Ashes

by Vincent Berg

The man telling the country how to survive an apocalyptic event must reach across the country to teach people how to heal themselves. David's saga continues, only without David. Instead six young girls set off in multiple directions, taking his cure to different cities in the hope everyone can treat their own people while not getting killed! This sequel follows each girl as they journey to different cities, trying to convince reluctant survivors to trust them to make them sick.
Added Chapter 21

| Genre: Science Fiction
Tags: Drama, Science Fiction, Post Apocalyptic
Votes: 37 | Score: 6.31
Size: 739KB | Downloads: 5376 | Posted: | Updated: in progress
Author Blog

Revised image layout for Mack

by Ernest Bywater

The first image wasn't too clear - the new one has larger text and is closer to scale. - this is lodged and should be up soon. Football Field, in rural NSW most local football fields are big enough t... more
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Interesting Times - Comments etc.

by Ernest Bywater

1. Waste - Maybe it's just Australian usage, but waste is anything I have and don't want. while garbage is what gets thrown in the landfill. Thus the recyclable containers are waste in the room and go... more
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Interesting Times 

by Ernest Bywater

They say the Chinese have a curse - May you live in interesting times. A 15 year old boy has a major change of lifestyle forced on him. We follow along while he adjusts to the changes. However, he lives in interesting times and he must deal with them as well as rising to the challengers presented to him. Through all this his true nature shows and he changes the lives of many others in the city of Rivers, and elsewhere.

| Genre: Action/Adventure
Tags: Coming of Age, Drama, Violence, Young Adult
Votes: 132 | Score: 7.33
Size: 175KB | Posted: in progress
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Flames of Life

by Ernest Bywater

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.
Added Chapter 11 (final)

| Genre: General
Tags: Violence, Workplace
Votes: 170 | Score: 7.39
Size: 426KB | Downloads: 7761 | Posted: | Concluded:
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Corruption - Chapter 13

by Misguided Child

I posted Chapter 13 earlier today. I did something wrong and didn't include the whole chapter. I reposted the correct chapter. Thanks for your patience. MC
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Chaos Calls 02: First Rescue

by Ernest Bywater

Al Adams makes his first visit to Chaos as a Hero. However, he must first prepare for the trip. A rescue is chosen, and plans made. But the plans must change to suit the developing situation he meets on the ground. He does push ahead in establishing himself on Chaos.
Added Forward

| Genre: Action/Adventure
Tags: Violence, War, Young Adult
Votes: 266 | Score: 8.57
Size: 217KB | Downloads: 4282 | Posted: | Concluded:
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Chaos Calls 01: Learning Visit

by Ernest Bywater

A new Hero is recruited to work on Chaos, and is taken as a Hero Companion on an orientation visit. Al, being the person he is, can't help but look to change how things are done, and change them for the better. Plenty of action, and no sex. The first of many stories about this Hero. The important knowledge needed about the Damsels in Distress Universe is told in the story, so don't worry.
Added Forward

| Genre: Action/Adventure
Tags: Violence, War, Science Fiction, Young Adult
Votes: 243 | Score: 8.66
Size: 212KB | Downloads: 4638 | Posted: | Concluded:
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In the Darkness Falling

by Celtic Bard

Alice Spencer-Killdare has settled into her new life as heiress, Knight of the Royal Victorian Order, and Left Hand of God following the events in Belfast almost five years ago. Now a student at Oxford, she splits her time between studying and fighting in dark places. But when her Uncle Eoin gets embroiled in a post-Cold War mess, suspicions abound that the mess was really aimed at her. So she finds herself a member of his party as they go to the US to set things right and find the bad guys.
Added Chapter 3

| Genre: Fantasy
Tags: Coming of Age, Romance, Crime, Politics, School, Violence, Religion, Historical, Mystery, Assassins, Spies, Secret Agents, Alternate Universe, Supernatural, Vampires, Werewolves, Angels, Demons, Monsters, Fantasy, Magic, Knights, Royalty
Votes: 48 | Score: 6.91
Size: 92KB | Downloads: 1634 | Posted: | Updated: in progress
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Chapter 3 of ItDF Is Submitted

by Celtic Bard

I meant to get this up this past weekend but it slipped my mind. I submitted Chapter Three of In the Darkness Falling tonight so it should be up sometime tomorrow. I may or may not get a new chapter... more
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New Covers / New Discounts

by Vincent Berg

OK, it took a lot of finagling, but I've got new covers for the entire Great Death and Catalyst series, and I've managed to drop the price of ALL my print books to only $7.98. (Believe me, considering... more
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Terror Among Us 

by maypop

this story is dedicated to all the special forces who make us free

| Genre: Action/Adventure
Tags: Military, Secret Agents
Votes: 28 | Score: 6.10
Size: 63KB | Posted: in progress
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Discounts on eBooks

by Vincent Berg

Just so you're all aware, I'm offering 50% discounts on ALL my ebooks on Smashwords. Normally the twice-a-year offering lasts a week, but I hadn't realized it was running until today (Thursday). If y... more
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End of Part 1

by LastCallAgain

So ends the beginning of a saga... the saga of a new, reluctant, and obscure superhero. This being my first attempt at writing fiction, I tried not to take myself or my story too seriously. I do take ... more
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Adam and the Ants: the Beginning

by LastCallAgain

Being a superhero really isn't all it's cracked up to be. Especially with 'powers' like this!
Added Chapter 12 (final)

| Genre: Science Fiction
Tags: Coming of Age, Science Fiction, Supernatural, Young Adult
Votes: 76 | Score: 6.32
Size: 204KB | Downloads: 3402 | Posted: | Concluded:
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Chapter 12 preview

by LastCallAgain

This week on Adam and the Ants: "It's not okay!" she sobbed. "You have always been a friend to me, and I've been such a bitch to you. I just... I don't know what I was thinking. I guess I thought tha... more
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Mack

by Ernest Bywater

A young man with a unique heritage that guides his destiny has to deal with many hard issues starting with the murder of his father while 10 years of age. We follow his life for the next decade while he works to survive, protect his heritage, and fight the man he holds responsible for his father's death. He's more than what he seems, and strives to meet all his responsibilities. 123,900 words.
Added Chapter 15 (final)

| Genre: Young Adult
Tags: Coming of Age, School, Workplace, Young Adult
Votes: 154 | Score: 7.65
Size: 651KB | Downloads: 7587 | Posted: | Concluded:
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Brothers 

by maypop

In the 1800's wonder what two adopted brothers, one white, one black, could get into soon after the civil war.

| Genre: Western
Tags: Religion, Western, Detective, Secret Agents
Votes: 55 | Score: 6.31
Size: 170KB | Posted: in progress
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Flames of Life 

by Ernest Bywater

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.

| Genre: General
Tags: Violence, Workplace
Votes: 170 | Score: 7.39
Size: 426KB | Posted:
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Chapter 11

by LastCallAgain

After last week's cliffhanger, I hope this week's chapter was worth the wait.
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The Knight and His Squire 3

by Spherical Spoon

The conclusion of my three part series. Rohea and Maes try to unravel the identity of the dark practitioner and put an end to him/her.
Added Chapters 4-7

| Genre: Fantasy
Tags: Magic, Knights
Votes: - | Score: -
Size: 138KB | Downloads: 703 | Posted: | Concluded:
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Curse of the Vampyr 

by Celtic Bard

As the barbarous humans encroach ever more on the domains of the elder races, the elves and dwarves retreat from the world. Hiding their civilizations in the deep forests and under the mountains. It was the barbarians' discovery of magic, however, that sealed the elders' fate. In the last city of the elves, a human shaman has sent his minions to capture one of the elder races for use in the most vile of magics. Fading from the world they may be, the elder races would teach one last lesson.

| Genre: Fantasy
Tags: Supernatural, Vampires, Fantasy, Dwarves, Elves, Magic
Votes: 22 | Score: 6.07
Size: 18KB | Posted:
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The Knight and His Squire 3 

by Spherical Spoon

The conclusion of my three part series. Rohea and Maes try to unravel the identity of the dark practitioner and put an end to him/her.

| Genre: Fantasy
Tags: Magic, Knights
Votes: - | Score: -
Size: 138KB | Posted:
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The Knight and His Squire 2

by Spherical Spoon

A continuation of the first story in this series. Rohea searches for his squire Maes to figure out if she is in fact the dark practitioner.
Added Chapter 5 (final)

| Genre: Fantasy
Tags: Magic, Knights
Votes: - | Score: -
Size: 108KB | Downloads: 613 | Posted: | Concluded:
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There Be Dragons! 

by Celtic Bard

A young orphan dreams of a different life than what the Goddess seems to have laid before him. Something more than that of a poor farmer toiling beside his extended family. The young boy daydreams of fabulous adventures in faraway lands even as he plods through his tedious existence, moving from family to family as each of his relatives shares the burden of his care. He revels in his grandfather's fantastic stories until one day he finds himself facing the very subject of one of those stories.

| Genre: Fantasy
Tags: Coming of Age, Fantasy, Dragons, Magic, Knights
Votes: 45 | Score: 6.24
Size: 17KB | Posted:
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Mack 

by Ernest Bywater

A young man with a unique heritage that guides his destiny has to deal with many hard issues starting with the murder of his father while 10 years of age. We follow his life for the next decade while he works to survive, protect his heritage, and fight the man he holds responsible for his father's death. He's more than what he seems, and strives to meet all his responsibilities. 123,900 words.

| Genre: Young Adult
Tags: Coming of Age, School, Workplace, Young Adult
Votes: 154 | Score: 7.65
Size: 651KB | Posted:
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Per Astra Ad Galaxias

by normist

Bill Axon now heads the Space Service. He shares man's dream of going to the stars, and now he's well on his way. He meets some unexpected friends, and makes some new ones. Read how that reality progresses. This story carries on closely from where 'Per Ardua Ad Astra' finished.
Added Chapter 27 (final)

| Genre: Science Fiction
Tags: Humor, Science Fiction, Space, Near Future
Votes: 208 | Score: 6.61
Size: 383KB | Downloads: 25318 | Posted: | Concluded:
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The Knight and His Squire 2 

by Spherical Spoon

A continuation of the first story in this series. Rohea searches for his squire Maes to figure out if she is in fact the dark practitioner.

| Genre: Fantasy
Tags: Magic, Knights
Votes: - | Score: -
Size: 108KB | Posted:
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Twinfinity: Nethermore

by Chris Podhola

A powerful entity imprisoned for 150 years. A sibling betrayal. A blind and deaf girl who isn't prepared to face any of it. But sometimes blind and deaf isn't an obstacle.
Added Preface

| Genre: Fantasy
Tags: Supernatural, Fantasy
Votes: 22 | Score: 7.52
Size: 550KB | Downloads: 1430 | Posted: | Concluded:
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The Knight and His Squire

by Spherical Spoon

A knight travels around the kingdom and recruits a squire. Events begin to unfold as dark magic is detected, and the knight is declared an outcast. He seeks to regain his honor and find the true mastermind.
Added Chapter 6 (final)

| Genre: Fantasy
Tags: Magic, Knights
Votes: - | Score: -
Size: 136KB | Downloads: 776 | Posted: | Concluded:
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A Christmas Wrench

by Lance Manne

There are many people who dislike Christmas because of the hard times, loss, or sad times they have experienced. Many folks see it as a time of materialism and stress. Is there a deeper meaning to the holiday? What possible difference could a wrench make?
Added Chapter 4 (final)

| Genre: Drama
Tags: Spiritual, Christmas
Votes: 80 | Score: 7.26
Size: 65KB | Downloads: 1511 | Posted: | Concluded:
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Sarah's Love 

by Allan Kindred

A surly veteran and an orphaned little girl now being raised by her grandma meet and save each other from their torments.

| Genre: General
Tags: True
Votes: 79 | Score: 7.93
Size: 751KB | Posted:
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War Stories and Other

by Dreaded

Ramblings of an old soldier from a forgotten war
Added Chapters 2-9

| Genre: True
Tags: True
Votes: - | Score: -
Size: 283KB | Downloads: 823 | Posted: | Updated: in progress
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A Farmer's Life

by Ernest Bywater

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.
Added Chapter 5 (final)

| Genre: Action/Adventure
Tags: Drama, Violence, War, Military, Workplace
Votes: 174 | Score: 6.89
Size: 240KB | Downloads: 3405 | Posted: | Concluded:
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Broken Wing

by Feral Lady

Lan Peak a semi-retired military pilot was having a bad day. What he didn't know was it was going to become dangerous to try and collect a debt from a world government. Certain people were going to have a chat with him.
Added Chapter 2 (final)

| Genre: Science Fiction
Tags: Politics, Violence, Assassins, Science Fiction, Sports
Votes: 123 | Score: 6.33
Size: 107KB | Downloads: 2203 | Posted: | Concluded:
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Lottery Loser

by Lloyd Sampsel

Leon's wife of many years is killed in an automobile accident. While cleaning up her belongings he discovers a winning lottery ticket she purchased shortly before her death. Follow Leon as he makes new friends as well as a new career of investing the money after losing his wife.
Added Chapter 9

| Genre: Drama
Tags: Drama, Religion, Diary, Science Fiction, Supernatural
Votes: 235 | Score: 6.17
Size: 435KB | Downloads: 9892 | Posted: | Updated: in progress