Ernest Bywater: Stories

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51 Boone - the Early Years

A fire destroys a farm in Virginia, so the family is moving west. Except the youngest is too ill to travel when it's time to leave. The boy and his grandmother stay behind to follow later. It takes so long for him to recover the two don't go west, and find local employment. A decade later rising political problems cause the young man and his grandmother to make a decision about their future. They'll go west, but it isn't that simple, or an easy journey. Written in US English - 72,700 words.

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Action/Adventure
Tags: Politics, Violence, Historical, Western
Downloads: 5275| Votes: 225 | Score: 7.68
Size: 380KB | Posted: Concluded:

52 Chaos Calls 01: Learning Visit

Damsels In Distress
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.

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Action/Adventure
Tags: Drama, Violence, War, Science Fiction, Aliens, AI
Downloads: 7296| Votes: 310 | Score: 8.25
Size: 222KB | Posted: Concluded:

53 Chaos Calls 02: First Rescue

Damsels In Distress
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.

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Action/Adventure
Tags: Drama, Violence, War, Science Fiction, Aliens, AI
Downloads: 6324| Votes: 334 | Score: 8.23
Size: 224KB | Posted: Concluded:

54 Chaos Calls 03: the Dragon Dilemma

Damsels In Distress
Al Adams is on his way back to Chaos for another rescue, and to do more about setting up his base of operations. This time he has a problem, he's being asked to make a rescue that all the other Heroes have knocked back as a fancy form of suicide! The Damsels are captives of Dragons, a protected species he can't hurt. The Dragons are big, and dangerous. What can he do? He's their last hope, dare he refuse, like the others have?

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Action/Adventure
Tags: Drama, Violence, War, Science Fiction, Aliens, AI, Extra Sensory Perception, Dragons
Downloads: 5742| Votes: 322 | Score: 8.23
Size: 280KB | Posted: Concluded:

55 Coming Home

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.

Age Rating: Anybody | Genre: Drama
Tags: Drama, Politics, Military, Workplace, Vignettes
Downloads: 3254| Votes: 405 | Score: 8.48
Size: 11KB | Posted:

56 Damsels in Distress Rules

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.

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: General
Tags: Workplace, Science Fiction, Aliens, AI
Downloads: 1147| Votes:   | Score:  
Size: 22KB | Posted:

57 Five Ultra Short Stories

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.

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Comedy
Tags: Humor, Vignettes
Downloads: 1497| Votes: 113 | Score: 7.28
Size: 2KB | Posted:

58 Flames of Life

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.

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Drama
Tags: Violence, Workplace
Downloads: 12508| Votes: 298 | Score: 7.26
Size: 443KB | Posted: Concluded:

59 Fun Run

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.

Age Rating: Anybody | Genre: General
Tags: Sports, Young Adult, Vignettes
Downloads: 3166| Votes: 381 | Score: 8.37
Size: 8KB | Posted:

60 Grammar

The solicitors from Nutt, Case, and Friend prove using correct grammar is very important. And a government department learns, how important.

Age Rating: Anybody | Genre: Comedy
Tags: Humor, Drama, Politics, Workplace, Vignettes
Downloads: 3330| Votes: 356 | Score: 6.40
Size: 14KB | Posted:
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