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1 Always a Marine by Ernest Bywater

What does an old man do when confronted with a danger? He remembers what he is, he remembers his oath to "fight all enemies, foreign and domestic." The story title says it all.
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Age Rating: Anybody | Genre: Action/Adventure
Tags: Politics, Violence, War, Military, Vignettes
Downloads: 8304 | Votes: 1034 | Score: 9.40
Size: 32KB | 6,491 words | Posted:

2 Mother's Day by dualwriter

A short story that remembers Mothers
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Age Rating: Anybody
Tags: Tear Jerker
Downloads: 1091 | Votes: 115 | Score: 9.36
Size: 8KB | 1,594 words | Posted:

3 Depression Soup by TC Allen

The Great Depression devastated the country. The drought, hurricanes and dust storms caused havoc across the land. This is the story of a farm boy and his family and how they coped during those terrible years.
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Age Rating: Anybody | Genre: Historical
Tags: Historical, Young Adult, Vignettes
Downloads: 12930 | Votes: 457 | Score: 8.97
Size: 526KB | 104,685 words | Posted: Concluded:

4 Coming Home by Ernest Bywater

Father's been away 3 years. His young family's meeting him at the airport. --- Bad Fred, said --- It's poignant, and you hit the right notes. If I didn't know it was your story and trust you, I would have drifted away in the first few paragraphs. It moved slowly. It was lovely, but it wasn't hitting my "what happens next?" buttons. Well, until the end when it all comes together. Readers who stick with it will be rewarded. Set in Australia.
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Age Rating: Anybody | Genre: Drama
Tags: Drama, Politics, Military, Workplace, Vignettes
Downloads: 5228 | Votes: 529 | Score: 8.85
Size: 11KB | 2,221 words | Posted:

5 Fun Run by Ernest Bywater

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.
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Age Rating: Anybody | Genre: General
Tags: Sports, Young Adult, Vignettes
Downloads: 4822 | Votes: 484 | Score: 8.78
Size: 7KB | 1,656 words | Posted:

6 Service Society by Lazlo Zalezac

Dexter James is fed up with his job. For ten years he has put in long hours, worked for jerks, and received no rewards for a job well done. Then one day he says no to a temporary promotion. The fallout of that one little action will change the world.
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Age Rating: Older than 13
Tags: Workplace
Downloads: 27332 | Votes: 796 | Score: 8.73
Size: 1054KB | 198,730 words | Posted: Concluded:

7 Busted Axle Road by Wes Boyd

A Spearfish Lake/Dawnwalker Story (4)
A snake crawls out of a bathroom drain, and a woman kills it with her hair dryer... That's all it takes to set townspeople, media, crooked environmentalists, nudists, a country music singer, the federal government and a bunch of dogsledders to getting at each other's throats. Of course, nothing's quite normal in Spearfish Lake!
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Age Rating: Older than 13
Tags: Coming of Age, Romance, Humor
Downloads: 7146 | Votes: 142 | Score: 8.69
Size: 979KB | 186,038 words | Posted:

8 Runner's Moon by Wes Boyd

A Spearfish Lake/Dawnwalker Story (5)
Two kids, a dream, and acres of dogs... Josh and Tiffany want to become dogsled racers. They just have to grow up first -- and learn about what they're doing along the way. A follow-on to Busted Axle Road, focusing on Josh and Tiffany's adventures.
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Age Rating: Older than 13
Tags: Coming of Age, Romance
Downloads: 3403 | Votes: 124 | Score: 8.60
Size: 578KB | 111,722 words | Posted:

9 Pfand X by Lazlo Zalezac

It is a harsh cruel world in which danger lurks for the unwary. After a small town is wiped out, ten families sign the Pfand X, the pledge of ten, in which they promise to support and help each other in good times and bad. After 18 generations, the families of the Pfand X are once again threatened. / (Reviews)
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Age Rating: Older than 17
Tags: Drama, Politics
Downloads: 9831 | Votes: 419 | Score: 8.53
Size: 502KB | 91,594 words | Posted: Concluded:

10 Five Ultra Short Stories by Ernest Bywater

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)
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Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Comedy
Tags: Humor, Vignettes
Downloads: 2508 | Votes: 149 | Score: 8.02
Size: 2KB | 441 words | Posted:
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