The U.S. of After Chapter 34

Ralph I watched the barrels of the guns rise up and level off at their targets after that fat Captain, got nailed.  Everybody started pulling triggers.  I watched those automatics shoot flames out of their black metal barrels and people started falling down who stood in front of them.  I felt as if I wasContinue reading “The U.S. of After Chapter 34”

The U.S. of After Chapter 33

Ethan My leg hurt so bad. I didn’t really see that kid at all but then he was on top of me.  I just wanted to get out of there as quick as I could before I ended up on the menu.  I was done with the soldier boy routine, but now I was tiedContinue reading “The U.S. of After Chapter 33”

The U.S. of After Chapter 32

Howard Prayer, especially fervent prayer, is fascinating to watch. Clayton knelt in the sand next to Amy.  Ralph stood still, watching the both of them.  The Spirit within Clayton and Amy, a piece and persona of the Living God, translated their meager prayers into a song of beautiful light that danced above their heads, puttingContinue reading “The U.S. of After Chapter 32”

U.S. of After Chapter 31

Gideon I lay in the bush under my Dad’s ghillie suit, listening to the whole thing. All my friends were in boy scouts, but not me.  Dad was a SEAL.  I hardly ever saw him, but when I did we were running around in the woods out here learning all kinds of crazy stuff.  Dad’sContinue reading “U.S. of After Chapter 31”

The U.S. of After Chapter 30

Amy Standing a few feet behind Ethan in the crowd, waiting for access to the water that somehow poured out of the large boulder, I couldn’t breathe knowing what that liar had just told that poor woman.  Other people had heard it, too, and were moving toward him, all of them looking sour.  I wasContinue reading “The U.S. of After Chapter 30”

The U.S. of After Chapter 29

Kelly I felt like killing him. I had to know why he wore my husband’s uniform, but the words wouldn’t form in my mouth.  I just stood there next to him as he waited in line for water and glared at him.  He finally turned around to see me and smiled a bit.  It wasContinue reading “The U.S. of After Chapter 29”

The U.S. of After Chapter 28

Ethan That lady knew something about me. I could see it on her face when she looked at my shirt. I knew that I had to put as much distance between myself and these people as possible and I had to do it soon.  I thought I’d wait until nightfall, see what I could findContinue reading “The U.S. of After Chapter 28”

The U.S. of After Chapter 27

Clayton I was bound and determined to get Jacob alone so’s I could talk to him. It seemed as if people really liked him here at this camp.  I don’t think he’d ever really been here, but I figured he just had a way with people.  Boy, was I shootin’ in the dark.  He hadContinue reading “The U.S. of After Chapter 27”

The U.S. of After Chapter 26

Howard I acknowledged my new friends, but they only nodded back.  They were doing their job, following orders.  It was like a strange reunion, but not necessarily a happy one.  Things were getting ugly.  The battle on the highway was only the beginning.  I had seen this kind of thing many times but there wasContinue reading “The U.S. of After Chapter 26”

The U.S. of After Chapter 25

Kelly I stood by the flowing river, the cool wet sand squishing up between my toes.  Grant and Eddie, both wearing their dirty tank tops and ragged shorts were down by the shore, fishing poles stretching out over the rushing, sparkling surface of the water.  I waved to them and they nodded back.  We hadContinue reading “The U.S. of After Chapter 25”