A collection of stories about the lives and times of different people living in the section of New South Wales, Australia know as the Rivers Region. The area covers a number of local government areas within the mountains and plains areas loosely tagged as The Rivers Region. There's a cross section of interesting characters involved in different activities and adventures in the area.
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: 10933| Votes: 339 | Score: 7.77 Size: 278KB | 55,578 words |
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: 11707| Votes: 463 | Score: 8.34 Size: 240KB | 47,729 words |
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: 19919| Votes: 471 | Score: 8.26 Size: 656KB | 130,826 words |
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: 17134| Votes: 414 | Score: 8.13 Size: 434KB | 86,878 words |
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: 29671| Votes: 585 | Score: 8.06 Size: 512KB | 102,472 words |
A 9 year old boy's parents are killed by terrorist. He goes to live with his great grandfather until he's 16 when his great grandfather dies of cancer. His parents raise him to be free thinking and independent. His great grandfather adds to the training. David wants to stay living in the house he helped to build, but the welfare authorities won't allow it. So his great grandfather helps him to be true to himself when he runs away to stay free, and he finds a new life.- 52,200 words of action.
Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Action/Adventure Tags: Coming of Age, School, Violence, Rags to Riches Downloads: 11707| Votes: 483 | Score: 8.03 Size: 268KB | 53,667 words |
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: 6178| Votes: 124 | Score: 8.08 Size: 493KB | 96,448 words |