Ernest Bywater: Stories


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31 Keeping a Promise

A Rivers Region Story
A retired soldier's farm is attacked. When his weapon is damaged the 11 year-old son is told to take is almost 2 year-old sister and escape out the hidden exit after promising to care for his sister until she can care for herself. Their parents are killed while they travel down the tunnel, so he sets off the final defences as the enemy moves in, and kills more of the attackers. He's faithful to his promise as they live through 'interesting times' while his sister learns to care for herself.

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Action/Adventure
Tags: Crime, Rags to Riches
Downloads: 6307| Votes: 127 | Score: 8.08
Size: 493KB | 96,448 words | Posted: Concluded:

32 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. Set in Australia.

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Young Adult
Tags: Crime, Drama, Politics, Violence, Rags to Riches, Extra Sensory Perception
Downloads: 13864| Votes: 496 | Score: 7.95
Size: 294KB | 58,102 words | Posted: Concluded:

33 Life Is Change

No good turn goes unpunished. There's nothing so constant in life as change. Shortly after finishing his Australian 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.

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Action/Adventure
Tags: Workplace, Rags to Riches
Downloads: 13426| Votes: 434 | Score: 7.54
Size: 250KB | 50,162 words | Posted: Concluded:

34 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: 19946| Votes: 471 | Score: 8.26
Size: 656KB | 130,826 words | Posted: Concluded:

35 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: 10998| Votes: 464 | Score: 7.50
Size: 246KB | 49,993 words | Posted: Concluded:

36 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: 10955| Votes: 339 | Score: 7.77
Size: 278KB | 55,578 words | Posted: Concluded:

37 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: 2098| Votes: 34 | Score: 8.20
Size: 265KB | 47,257 words | Posted:

38 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: 3321| Votes: 136 | Score: 7.41
Size: 76KB | 13,899 words | Posted:

39 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: 1648| Votes: 46 | Score: 8.63
Size: 113KB | 21,686 words | Posted:

40 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: 3976| Votes: 459 | Score: 7.51
Size: 9KB | 1,814 words | Posted:
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