Fiction

Rain of Rebuilding Hope

Alistair stood on the porch watching the rain fall on the trees and bushes in the backyard. He glanced at their rain barrels. They were nearly full now, and should give them at least enough water for a couple of days. He breathed a sigh of relief. Going to the river for water was tough […]

Rain of Rebuilding Hope II

They wove around curves and up and down hills, with the rain falling hard on the windshield. When the road finally grew flat, he pushed down on the gas pedal until the vehicle reached 70. There was a time when he would have worried about getting pulled over going so fast in a 55, but […]

Rain of Rebuilding Hope III

Dayken slowly opened his eyes. His mind felt foggy and he couldn’t figure out where he was at first, but then it came back to him all at once. He was in the truck, with Brody. They’d been out scavenging all day, and were headed back to their base with the few things they’d found […]

Rain of Rebuilding Hope IV

The door flung open, and he felt their bony fingers against his skin. They clawed at him, and he knew it was only a matter of seconds before they were into his flesh. He braced himself for the pain that would come, and then the darkness that would follow. It never came. Gunshots rang out, […]

Rain of Rebuilding Hope V

Raven stood next to the tank, shifting her feet nervously as she watched her brother and his men approach the truck. His black boots kicked out pebbles along the road as he walked, his weapon swung up over his shoulder. She was annoyed at his insistence she stay back. She could handle anything that came […]

Rain of Rebuilding Hope VI

By the time Raven reached Brody, the men were bending down over Brody, and one of them had aimed a gun for his head. “No!!!!” She threw herself over the man she loved, clinging to him even as the men tried to lift her off. “Raven! What are you doing? Move, NOW!” Draven voice grew […]

Rain of Rebuilding Hope VII

When they reached the vehicles, the soldiers tossed Brody’s body into the back of one of their transport trucks. Raven glared at them and climbed in behind him. She was caught off guard when Draven grabbed her arm and helped her in. Muttering thanks, she moved to Brody’s side and gently turned him over. His […]

Until We Meet Again

January 25…Write a story about someone’s hospital stay. Micah listened to the machine beeping in the room next door to him. He was tired of the sound, but there was no place for him to go. He stared up at the ceiling, counting the tiles one more time. 70. It was always 70. They were […]

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