Ernest Bywater: Stories

Displaying stories 51 through 60 of 80

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51

Coming Home
Drama
Father's been away 3 years. His young family's meeting him at the airport. --- Bad Fred, said --- It's poignant, and you hit the right notes. If I didn't know it was your story and trust you, I would have drifted away in the first few paragraphs. It moved slowly. It was lovely, but it wasn't hitting my "what happens next?" buttons. Well, until the end when it all comes together. Readers who stick with it will be rewarded.
Tags: Drama, Politics, Military, Workplace, Vignettes
Age Rating: Anybody
Posted:
11 KB 2884 381 8.50
52

The Contagion
Science Fiction
A deadly virus sweeps the world bringing dead back to life. A Think Tank Group is at the Cheyenne Mountain Complex when the alert is issued. Its senior members join in a conference with the Commander of the United States Northern Command who relays their orders from the Pentagon. Maximilian 'Mad Max' Milton, the 2nd in-charge of the Think Tank gives reason to his nickname, and the war is on with those afflicted with The Contagion. Will they win the war, can they win the war? 11,400 words.
Tags: Politics, Horror, Military, Science Fiction, Apocalyptic, Zombies
Age Rating: Older than 13
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59 KB 1404 69 6.36
53

Damsels in Distress Rules
General
Damsels In Distress
The basic rules and background on the operation of the Damsels in Distress Universe. This is posted with the approval of Lazlo, the universe creator, and is intended to help readers and writers to understand the universe better.
Tags: Workplace, Science Fiction, Aliens, AI
Age Rating: Older than 13
Posted:
22 KB 1013    
54

A Farmer's Life
Action/Adventure
A Rivers Region Story
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.
Tags: Drama, Politics, Violence, War, Military, Workplace
Age Rating: Older than 13
Posted: Concluded: / (Review)
246 KB 5913 283 7.51
55

Five Ultra Short Stories
Comedy
Five short stories, entries in a contest for stories under 100 words with a twist on the end. See if you can guess the twist before you get to it.
Tags: Humor, Vignettes
Age Rating: Older than 13
Posted: / (Review)
2 KB 1239 105 7.43
56

Flames of Life
Drama
A Rivers Region Story
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.
Tags: Violence, Workplace
Age Rating: Older than 13
Posted: Concluded:
441 KB 11290 267 7.46
57

Fun Run
General
The Ghost Reporter of the local newspaper is at the finish line of the 20 km City Fun Run. What he sees and reports moves his column from page three to the front page.
Tags: Sports, Young Adult, Vignettes
Age Rating: Anybody
Posted:
8 KB 2756 351 8.50
58

Grammar
Comedy
The solicitors from Nutt, Case, and Friend prove using correct grammar is very important. And a government department learns, how important.
Tags: Humor, Drama, Politics, Workplace, Vignettes
Age Rating: Anybody
Posted:
14 KB 2915 327 6.41
59

Hell Hound
Action/Adventure
'Once a Marine, always a Marine.' was the code he lived by. His dictionary had no definition for 'impossible:' an exceptional man who wouldn't let his superiors stop him from doing what he saw as his duty, even if it's by himself after being retired. The story is told by his niece who's concerned about how the authorities are trying to rewrite his life for their own purposes.
Tags: Violence, War, Military, Near Future
Age Rating: Older than 13
Posted: Concluded:
177 KB 3483 152 7.34
60

Interesting Times
Action/Adventure
A Rivers Region Story
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.
Tags: Coming of Age, Drama, Politics, Violence, Workplace, Young Adult
Age Rating: Older than 13
Posted: Concluded:
530 KB 18923 377 7.41
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