Ernest Bywater: Stories


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21 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: 3109| Votes: 134 | Score: 7.31
Size: 59KB | 11,254 words | Posted: Concluded:

22 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: 1611| Votes: - | Score: -
Size: 38KB | 7,040 words | Posted:

23 A Farmer's Life

A Rivers Region Story
Farmers lives are ruled by the land they work and nature's cycles. 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 Australian 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. / (Reviews)

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Action/Adventure
Tags: Drama, Politics, Violence, War, Military, Workplace, Rags to Riches
Downloads: 11726| Votes: 464 | Score: 8.35
Size: 240KB | 47,729 words | Posted: Concluded:

24 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. / (Reviews)

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Comedy
Tags: Humor, Vignettes
Downloads: 2257| Votes: 144 | Score: 8.02
Size: 2KB | 441 words | Posted:

25 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. Set in Australia.

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Drama
Tags: Violence, Workplace, Rags to Riches
Downloads: 17141| Votes: 414 | Score: 8.13
Size: 434KB | 86,878 words | Posted: Concluded:

26 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. Set in Australia.

Age Rating: Anybody | Genre: General
Tags: Sports, Young Adult, Vignettes
Downloads: 4419| Votes: 454 | Score: 8.77
Size: 7KB | 1,656 words | Posted:

27 Grammar

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

Age Rating: Anybody | Genre: Comedy
Tags: Humor, Drama, Politics, Workplace, Vignettes
Downloads: 4653| Votes: 431 | Score: 7.39
Size: 14KB | 2,711 words | Posted:

28 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: 7252| Votes: 262 | Score: 8.09
Size: 176KB | 33,618 words | Posted: Concluded:

29 In the Mail

What can happen with universal postal voting systems, especially when implemented at short notice. Like many ideas, how it goes depends more on how it's implemented than the idea itself. 4,700 words.

Age Rating: Anybody | Genre: Political
Tags: Politics
Downloads: 749| Votes: 30 | Score: 7.33
Size: 20KB | 3,651 words | Posted:

30 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. Set in Australia.

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Action/Adventure
Tags: Coming of Age, Drama, Politics, Violence, Workplace, Young Adult
Downloads: 29707| Votes: 585 | Score: 8.06
Size: 512KB | 102,472 words | Posted: Concluded:
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