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 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 17

Clayton There stood Gabe in front of me. He looked a little cleaner this time, and I started to say somethin’, but he cut me off. “Clayton,” he said, his voice soft and deep as if it came from underground somewhere.  “I thought I told you that your destination should be Jerusalem.” I stood stillContinue reading “The U.S. of After Chapter 17”

The U.S. of After Chapter 8

Clayton All I could hear was a roar at first, then after the explosion outside I grabbed Amy by the arm and we managed to run down the stairs lickety-split.  Both of us stopped when we saw that the livin’ room had caught fire, and a gapin’ hole was in the wall where a chunkContinue reading “The U.S. of After Chapter 8”

U.S. of After Chapter 3

Howard I waved at Gabe, but he was too busy to respond.  Of all of us, he is the most traveled. Clayton spent a few moments searching for him but I suppose he realized that this would be a terrible waste of resources.  It would.  We trudged on, realizing that the diesel truck that wentContinue reading “U.S. of After Chapter 3”