Rivers Region — A Universe from the Mind of Ernest Bywater

A collection of stories about the lives and times of different people living in the section of New South Wales, Australia known 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. The stories are about the people and their interactions with others, action is a secondary aspect. They're written in the present tense so you live in the moment with the characters in the story.

  Title Description Size Dnlds Votes Score
1

A Farmer's Life
Action/Adventure
Farmers live life different to most people, their lives are ruled by the land they work and the cycles of nature. 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 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.
Tags: Fiction, Farming, Violent, Workplace, Military, War, Politics
Sex Contents: No Sex
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245 KB 35778 1486 8.31
2

Michaels Mansion
Drama
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.
Tags: Fiction, Workplace
Sex Contents: No Sex
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277 KB 35077 1103 7.58
3

Mack
Coming of Age
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. 123,900 words.
Tags: Fiction, Farming, Workplace, School, Politics
Sex Contents: No Sex
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666 KB 120199 1854 8.19
4

Flames of Life
Drama
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.
Tags: Romantic, Fiction, Farming, Violent, Workplace
Sex Contents: No Sex
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439 KB 62451 1132 8.13
5

Interesting Times
Young Adult
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.
Tags: Teenagers, Romantic, Fiction, Crime, Violent, Workplace, Politics
Sex Contents: No Sex
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512 KB 90095 1494 8.12