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 46

Clayton Amy didn’t sleep for about two days after Ralph died.  She just sat in the boat and cried and held little Anya who didn’t really understand what had happened.  We stopped down the river a ways after we was sure them militia guys was gone.  We had ourselves a burial for the ones thatContinue reading “The U.S. of After Chapter 46”

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”

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”