Ernest Bywater: Stories


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31 Mack

A Rivers Region Story
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. Set in Australia.

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Young Adult
Tags: Coming of Age, Drama, Politics, School, Violence, Workplace, Young Adult
Downloads: 16674| Votes: 397 | Score: 8.35
Size: 675KB | Posted: Concluded:

32 Mallard Heir

A man just out of university inherits a trust in the USA. He has to live in the house it owns, but first he has to make it liveable. He also has to worry about some old feuds in place in this rural valley in the Appalachian mountains. He has to survive his first weeks in the mountains, and in doing so he finds a wife and partner for life while they deal with old feuds and the local weather. Set in Australia.

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: General
Tags: Workplace, Rags to Riches
Downloads: 8910| Votes: 392 | Score: 7.59
Size: 257KB | Posted: Concluded:

33 Michaels Mansion

A Rivers Region Story
A two hundred year old Australian building is destroyed by fire when a jet taking off from the local airport is shot down. This is how the owner turns a fire gutted building of five sandstone walls back into the elegant building it once was, despite not having much cash to do it with and having to fight the state bureaucrats. It also talks about his important personal and family events during the reconstruction. The fire is very much a life changing event for the owner and his family.

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: General
Tags: Drama, Workplace, Rags to Riches
Downloads: 8964| Votes: 289 | Score: 7.81
Size: 286KB | Posted: Concluded:

34 Modern Day Which Hunt ~ Over with, we Hope! ~

This is a true account as a report of the abuse of office by a number of Australian people and how they cause trouble for people who dare to believe in things different to them. They use the cry of 'Child Porn' to scare people into accepting what they want. The worst part of this is the government greatly changing the law but not publicly saying they did. This hasn't ended well, but as best as can be. The people and events in this book are real with names are changed for legal reasons.

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: True
Tags: Politics, True
Downloads: 1648| Votes: 29 | Score: 8.22
Size: 265KB | Posted:

35 New Computing World

Love or hate computers, you'll love this story. This satirical tale of the humiliation of Little Electronic Technologies and the destruction of their computer software monopoly is told from a future viewpoint, as a college assignment. Some determined computer geeks take on the global might of LET, and win! They defeat LET by getting deep inside their own software!

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: General
Tags: Crime, Politics, Science, Workplace
Downloads: 2737| Votes: 127 | Score: 7.46
Size: 77KB | Posted:

36 No Names - No Pack Drill

This is not a combat story, but a recounting of the activities of my father, a transport driver, and his friends in the Australian Army during World War 2. It's the incidents and events they talked about over a drink when they got together to remember the old days. Most are funny, in many ways, and some are frightening. They convey what they did to stay sane, and also why they were there. Included is the poetry by the author, nearly all of which was written whilst on active service. 24,900 words

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: True
Tags: Humor, True, War, Military
Downloads: 1338| Votes: 42 | Score: 8.68
Size: 114KB | Posted:

37 One Small Step

A masters student does some research into the Apollo 11 moon landing and the claimed hoax. He has some startling discoveries to announce when he delivers his final paper.

Age Rating: Anybody | Genre: General
Tags: Humor, Drama, Politics, Science, Workplace, Science Fiction, Aliens, Space, Vignettes
Downloads: 3483| Votes: 435 | Score: 7.50
Size: 9KB | Posted:

38 Play Ball!

Due to family matters a teen boy moves to the USA, where he learns to play, and like playing, baseball. He works hard and enjoys his baseball. To him it's a fun sport, but he can't resist when they offering him good money to play professional baseball. However, there's one problem, few paid ball players are true professionals. He must choose between playing in a situation he doesn't like, or walking away from good money, and playing where he likes to play for the fun. 76,000 words

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Action/Adventure
Tags: Workplace, Rags to Riches, Sports, Baseball
Downloads: 10529| Votes: 317 | Score: 8.22
Size: 396KB | Posted: Concluded:

39 Poetry of Ern Bywater

This is the collected poetry of my Father Ernest 'Ern' Bywater, he did much more, but this is all we can now find. Most was written while on service during World War 2, with the bulk written while in the Pacific Islands. I hope you find something you like here.

Age Rating: Anybody | Genre: Poem
Tags: Vignettes
Downloads: 399| Votes: 13 | Score: 9.27
Size: 23KB | Posted:

40 Rough Diamond

An Australian schoolboy discovers he can move small objects with his mind. His family moves to Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA and he uses his special skill to 'win' money at casinos. His exceptional skills at winning bring him some unwanted attention from some people, including the Department of Homeland Security. He objects to their actions and soon a state of war exists between his family and the DHS (and the people behind them). The odds are heavily in favour of one side - but which side?

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Action/Adventure
Tags: Coming of Age, Crime, Drama, Politics, School, Violence, War, Workplace, Rags to Riches, Science Fiction, Extra Sensory Perception, Young Adult
Downloads: 16944| Votes: 1028 | Score: 7.78
Size: 314KB | Posted:
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