BLOW●ME●DOWNER

A Website and a Monthly Newsletter about the Outer Bay of Islands, Newfoundland

                                     FICTION

Over the years I have written a few pieces of fiction - stories, or in some cases, short novels.  They have not been published, and this may be their only chance ever to be exposed to anything like public viewing.  More may be added to this page from time to time.

You will need to have a PDF reader installed on your computer to view these files.

The Exile

This story was originally written in the 1990s when the Cod Moratorium was a bad dream come true for thousands of people in Newfoundland and Labrador.  Many fish harvesters and others involved in industries that depended on the fishery left for points west where a living could more easily be earned.  As a consequence, the population of rural Newfoundland declined and has never recovered completely. The characters and events of the story are purely fictitious and are not based on any actual events, past or present, or persons, living or dead.

 Click here  - The Exile

Posted 2015-05-30

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Eliza Kenyon

This story is quite short, less than 3400 words and occupying only 10 pages with relatively large type. It's also totally different from the previous one. 

Click here -Eliza Kenyon

Let me know what you think of it by dropping an email to blowmedowner@gmail.com

Posted 2015-06-02

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God's Fool - a story of Faith and Realisation

God’s Fool is again a different kind of story, delving into the mind of a man who is trying to do his job but is faced with problems he cannot decide how to handle.  The subject matter may not be very familiar to some readers, although Jim Collingwood's issues might be comparable to those faced by many whose work brings them into close contact with others whose view of life is different from theirs.  Plotting a course through the attitudes and beliefs of those who see life differently from oneself can often be very perplexing.

The title is based on "The foolishness of God is wiser than man", a quotation from the New Testament of the Bible: 1 Corinthians ch 1, v 25

Click here - God's Fool

If you have any comments, please send them to  blowmedowner@gmail.com.

Posted 2015-06-03

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View down the Bay

From Crow Hill, Corner Brook, looking west, you can see Blow-Me-Down Mountain in the distance.  Route 450 to Lark Harbour follows the south (left) side of the Bay for about 50km and is delineated by the white buildings along the shore.

Blow-Me-Down Mountain from Copper Mine Brook near York Harbour


If you don't know where Newfoundland is . . . look here !


Congregation of St James Church, Lark Harbour, NL, sings "Silent Night", Christmas 2010

In 2010 the Anglican Church of Canada sponsored a project where churches across Canada could sing "Silent Night" and be presented on YouTube for all the world to see.

Click HERE to see and hear St James Church congregation singing.

Links to other pages on this website

The Bay of Islands  -  Information, pictures, map

The Town of Lark Harbour - History, Information, Pictures

The Town of York Harbour - History, Information, Pictures

The Church in the Outer Bay  - Early days of the Anglican Church

Some Interesting History   - Events & Items of interest in the Bay's History

Slide Show - Pictures around the Bay

Documents to Download - Past Blow-Me-Downers etc

Stuart's Newfie Webpage- Introduction to the archived page

Stuart's Newfie Webpage - direct link to the archived webpage

Guestbook - please sign it before you leave


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Links to other Websites

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Atlantic Canada Webring and Ringsurf list many websites relating to Atlantic Canada.  Lots to see here.