7 Days Until My Novel is Done…or the World Ends

Last night I wrote probably the most exciting, grisly action fighting scene of my life.  It was a fight between a hardened post-apocalyptic survivalist and a former CIA operative.  One had a nightstick and the other had a knife.  I won’t tell you who wins, but you’ll have to read Book 3: Babylon the Great toContinue reading “7 Days Until My Novel is Done…or the World Ends”

8 Days Until My Novel is Finished…or the World Ends

Way the Earth Ends #8: Asteroid Impact In my novel, a comet strikes earth preceded by a cloud of smaller asteroids and debris that rain down and wreck havoc on most of the planet.  The comet slams into the Pacific Ocean and creates a cloud of particles that amplify the greenhouse effect and cause theContinue reading “8 Days Until My Novel is Finished…or the World Ends”

The U.S. of After Chapter 21

Howard They all stood quietly along the rusty, crooked barbed wire fence, staring at the grazing brown and white horses in the wavy golden field.  A breeze had picked up out of the south and this group of tired travelers had their eyes closed, feeling the welcome air blow across their skin. “How I’d loveContinue reading “The U.S. of After Chapter 21”

The U.S. of After Chapter 20

Jacob Thanks be to God. I rest in his mercy and grace. The morning dust blew across the vacant highway.  Grass, once green and now the color of wheat before a harvest, grew up between the cracks of the unkept pavement.  I hadn’t seen any vehicles in a while and that was a good thing. Continue reading “The U.S. of After Chapter 20”

The U.S. of After Chapter 11

Ralph These two are nothing like the two men in town. I still don’t care for them, though.  She’s just a little rich girl in trouble and he’s a dork who’s trying not to die. White people. Those two white guys back in Norman were an accident.  I won’t make the same mistake twice.  IContinue reading “The U.S. of After Chapter 11”

The U.S. of After Chapter 10

Amy My clothes were full of the smoke from my house. When the sun began its oppressive march from its home behind the horizon, we wandered out onto the highway, and I couldn’t believe all the smoke rising up across the hills.  Many of the trees were on fire and the smoke was thick, coveringContinue reading “The U.S. of After Chapter 10”