The U.S. of After Chapter 55

Ethan I woke up on a bed. “Just lay back,” said a woman in white.  “You’ve had some nasty gun shot wounds but you are fine.  Just lay back.” I felt darkness take me, washing back over me after that old redneck did what he did.  I made him pay for it, that’s for sure. Continue reading “The U.S. of After Chapter 55”

The U.S. of After Chapter 54

Clayton All of us formed a line leadin’ to a long bridge that went out over the water and onto a large deck.  At first it didn’t resemble a ship, but when I looked closer and actually stood on the pavement I realized it was the loadin’ elevator of an aircraft carrier.  The ship wasContinue reading “The U.S. of After Chapter 54”

The U.S. of After Chapter 53

Amy Oh, it was so good to finally have a shower and sleep in a bed.  And air conditioning!  I had forgotten how good it felt to sleep in a cool room with no crazy people outside trying to steal my stuff.  Anya slept in the bed next to me.  They told us we couldContinue reading “The U.S. of After Chapter 53”

The U.S. of After Chapter 52

Gideon New Orleans was a lot bigger than I had originally thought, and as our boat started getting closer to the city, I started noticing a lot of heavies standing around in body armor and helmets holding Mossbergs and Bushmaster AR-15’s.  There was a great big docking area along the river where people were pullingContinue reading “The U.S. of After Chapter 52”

The U.S. of After Chapter 51

Clayton Once we got on down the river a ways we found that there were boatloads of people with the same idea we had.  I suppose they heard about the same stories around campfires lit in places I had not traveled.  I heard accents from all over, mostly the south, but pretty much from everywhere.Continue reading “The U.S. of After Chapter 51”

The U.S. of After Chapter 50

Kelly The river sent us along, and we just went along with it.  Amy and Clayton sat near each other but they didn’t really speak much.  I suppose she was still pretty upset about all the people she had lost, mainly Ralph. “Hey, Amy,” I said, plopping down next to her.  “I’m Kelly.” “Hey,” sheContinue reading “The U.S. of After Chapter 50”

The U.S. of After Chapter 49

Amy Gideon and his two buddies opened up with their rifles into the swarm of dogs that ran into the store, their eyes red with disease and their mouths foaming something awful.  Clayton jumped in front of me to bat a medium sized nearly hairless dog away with his walking stick.  It made a soundContinue reading “The U.S. of After Chapter 49”

The U.S. of After Chapter 48

Howard I followed them up into the city.  At least they waited until dark but that was probably not the wisest choice.  Clayton walked right behind Gideon, and then Amy came right behind him.  Two of Gideon’s men walked to their left, shotguns at the ready.  Amy had been carrying that Winchester since Ralph diedContinue reading “The U.S. of After Chapter 48”

The U.S. of After Chapter 47

Gideon About a week after the ambush we started getting closer to a bigger city.  Didn’t know at the time, but it was Shreveport.  We could see the skyscrapers from a ways off and knew that either things would be dangerous or deserted, either one…probably both.  We were also running low on supplies and probablyContinue reading “The U.S. of After Chapter 47”

The U.S. of After Chapter 45

Ethan When the two boats sailed on down the river and moved out of sight around the bend, I listened to the curses spewing from the lips of Captain Waldeburg.  He had untied me when I convinced him that I was through with the villagers and wanted them dead.  I sort of lied, but wasContinue reading “The U.S. of After Chapter 45”