The U.S. of After Chapter 44

Amy The sun was it’s usual dim self since the meteor hit.  I guess that debris wouldn’t be falling out of the sky any time soon.  At least it cooled things down a bit.  The sun wasn’t directly burning our skin at least.  The canopy of the boat, even though it had been burned prettyContinue reading “The U.S. of After Chapter 44”

The U.S. of After Chapter 43

Morax They did not see the cause of their death when it came. Ethan did as instructed.  He will receive his reward. I crouched on the railing of the bridge, my hands at the ready, the horde building behind me, a black flood of death.  I felt confident.  I wanted to kill them all andContinue reading “The U.S. of After Chapter 43”

The U.S. of After Chapter 42

Kelly Gideon got the engine running somehow.  I don’t know anything about mechanical stuff.  My husband always did that.  We were on the water early in the morning and soon we were floating down river on our way to New Orleans with the wind at our back and the sails full as Gideon would say.Continue reading “The U.S. of After Chapter 42”

The U.S. of After Chapter 41

Clayton We floated down river, our boat tied to the boat behind because one of them motors had been hit in the fire fight.  This slowed us down considerable.  I didn’t pay it any mind ‘cause we were safe from the militia for now.  God had done a miraculous work and we were in theContinue reading “The U.S. of After Chapter 41”

The U.S. of After Chapter 40

Howard The waiting, as the song goes, is sometimes the hardest part. The first battle was difficult, but we managed to hold back the onslaught of the enemy with some success.  Clayton’s prayers were indeed answered even if some of the humans gave their lives so that the villagers could escape.  Jacob had been givenContinue reading “The U.S. of After Chapter 40”

The U.S. of After Chapter 39

Ralph When the engine on the boat choked itself silent I knew it was showtime.  I had been given a twenty gauge pump action Winchester loaded with slugs, and my left hand gripped the wooden pump slide so tight that I guess I would’ve had white knuckles if I could have seen them.  Even thoughContinue reading “The U.S. of After Chapter 39”

The U.S. of After Chapter 38

Gideon We humped it through the woods a ways.  We found a lot of horse tracks leading out just as the sun was dropping down below the trees.  We had to navigate by wits and starlight after that.  Didn’t realize we had trekked so far out from the tent village. Found the militia camp almostContinue reading “The U.S. of After Chapter 38”

The U.S. of After Chapter 37

Amy It’s so strange how stressful stuff can make two people come together.  Here I was in the semi-darkness, feeling like one of those helpless maidens in the stories my Dad used to read to me, laying in the bottom of this boat while Ralph and all the other men crouched near the edges withContinue reading “The U.S. of After Chapter 37”

The U.S. of After Chapter 36

Clayton That’s two prayers answered. I stood on the bow of the boat and watched as several children gathered ‘round me.  Them militia guys hadn’t followed us down river and that was a miracle. The kids sat in perfect silence.  I think they was mostly scared out of their minds from the mess we justContinue reading “The U.S. of After Chapter 36”

The U.S. of After Chapter 35

Ethan A pecking crow was my alarm clock. Actually several crows.  I opened my eyes and craned my head around to see one pecking at the wound on my leg. “Get off me, you bird!”  I screamed, and I guess he figured I wasn’t dead, so he flew off along with all his other buddies.Continue reading “The U.S. of After Chapter 35”