Ernest Bywater: Stories

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51 The Contagion

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.

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Science Fiction
Tags: Politics, Horror, Military, Science Fiction, Apocalyptic, Zombies
Downloads: 1598| Votes: 78 | Score: 6.41
Size: 60KB | Posted: Concluded:

52 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: 1044| Votes:   | Score:  
Size: 22KB | Posted:

53 A Farmer's Life

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.

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Action/Adventure
Tags: Drama, Politics, Violence, War, Military, Workplace
Downloads: 6283| Votes: 296 | Score: 7.49
Size: 246KB | Posted: Concluded:

54 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: 11742| Votes: 277 | Score: 7.22
Size: 442KB | Posted: Concluded:

55 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: 2920| Votes: 364 | Score: 8.42
Size: 8KB | Posted:

56 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: 3037| Votes: 334 | Score: 6.41
Size: 14KB | Posted:

57 Hell Hound

'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.

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Action/Adventure
Tags: Violence, War, Military, Near Future
Downloads: 3897| Votes: 161 | Score: 7.23
Size: 177KB | Posted: Concluded:

58 Interesting Times

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.

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Action/Adventure
Tags: Coming of Age, Drama, Politics, Violence, Workplace, Young Adult
Downloads: 19871| Votes: 396 | Score: 7.24
Size: 530KB | Posted: Concluded:

59 Kim: Power Play

Kim is badly injured in an incident at school, an accident that should never have happened. He's a teenage boy with a reputation of being an unstoppable force that always gets things done. Recovering from injuries that should have been fatal he lives 'in interesting times' as he sets out to prove the doctors wrong. He's determined he'll walk again; if his powerful enemies let him live that long. 55,500 words of drama and action

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Young Adult
Tags: Crime, Drama, Politics, Violence, Extra Sensory Perception
Downloads: 7144| Votes: 255 | Score: 7.03
Size: 297KB | Posted: Concluded:

60 Life Is Change

No good turn goes unpunished. There's nothing so constant in life as change. Shortly after finishing his university exams Smoky Grey learns these two sayings are true. His life and plans are totally changed by an encounter in the university car-park. For the next few years his life is one change after another. Some of them being ones he initiates. He's a catalyst for changes to improve the lives of many people. - 48,100 words.

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Action/Adventure
Tags: Workplace
Downloads: 6607| Votes: 234 | Score: 6.47
Size: 255KB | Posted: Concluded:
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