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11 Flames of Life

by Ernest Bywater

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. The story is 82,000 words.

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Drama
Tags: Violence, Workplace, Rags to Riches
Downloads: 13822| Votes: 332 | Score: 8.25
Size: 444KB | Posted: Concluded:

12 Interesting Times

by Ernest Bywater

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.

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Action/Adventure
Tags: Coming of Age, Drama, Politics, Violence, Workplace, Young Adult
Downloads: 24036| Votes: 485 | Score: 8.19
Size: 534KB | Posted: Concluded:

13 Waiting at the Bluebird

by Forest Hunter

Roxie, has had many men. Cal has never been lucky with women. Roxie says his problem is that "he doesn't know how to howl at the moon". She's from wrong side of the tracks and waitressing at the Bluebird Diner. Cal, a farmer's son, is a lawyer and politician. A bachelor, he often takes his meals there, where small town politics are always on the menu. Their lives intersect amid a struggle against political corruption.

Age Rating: Older than 17 | Genre: Drama
Tags: Romance, Drama, Politics, Workplace
Downloads: 17681| Votes: 208 | Score: 8.09
Size: 1126KB | Posted: Concluded:

14 Michaels Mansion

by Ernest Bywater

A Rivers Region Story
A two hundred year old building is destroyed by fire when a jet taking off from the local airport is shot down. This story tells how the owner goes about turning 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: 8158| Votes: 259 | Score: 7.80
Size: 287KB | Posted: Concluded:

15 Rough Diamond

by Ernest Bywater

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: 15431| Votes: 978 | Score: 7.79
Size: 313KB | Posted:

16 Times of Old

by Ernest Bywater

A man is killed by religious militants while protecting his fellow workers. He unexpectedly wakes up to find he's been abducted by aliens and they have an offer for him. He accepts the offer to be placed in an environment like Earth was 35,000 to 40,000 years ago, complete with animals and humans of that time. But there's a catch, it's a one-way trip and he's a star in their version of a reality broadcast show. They supply some gear to help him survive, and now it's up to him to do so.

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Science Fiction
Tags: Drama, Violence, Historical, Workplace, Science Fiction, Time Travel, Aliens
Downloads: 16056| Votes: 588 | Score: 7.77
Size: 313KB | Posted: Concluded:

17 The CIA Exposed: T.a.R.P. Cover Up

by Ernest Bywater

Some smart people invent a way to dispose of rubbish, and a few other things. The CIA want their technology, and they won't hand it over. Things heat up.

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Action/Adventure
Tags: Politics, Workplace
Downloads: 2575| Votes: 219 | Score: 7.75
Size: 37KB | Posted:

18 Life Is Change

by Ernest Bywater

No good turn goes unpunished. There's nothing so constant in life as change. Shortly after finishing his 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. - 48,100 words.

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Action/Adventure
Tags: Workplace, Rags to Riches
Downloads: 9349| Votes: 318 | Score: 7.68
Size: 258KB | Posted: Concluded:

19 Always on My Mind

by Carter County

Another troubled marriage.
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Age Rating: Older than 17 | Genre: Drama
Tags: Romance, Drama, Workplace
Downloads: 3936| Votes: 290 | Score: 7.65
Size: 35KB | Posted:

20 Mallard Heir

by Ernest Bywater

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 livable. 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. 48,700 words.

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: General
Tags: Workplace, Rags to Riches
Downloads: 7781| Votes: 336 | Score: 7.62
Size: 257KB | Posted: Concluded: