A Survival Story: A bad dream and a funny movie

A_Survival_Story_CoverWhat follows is just one part of an ongoing survival fiction series written by John Rourke and has been published on Amazon. It is being made available here for free. A new entry is published every day. The story is written in a daily journal format.


June 29th    A bad dream and a funny movie…….


Had a dream last night – a nightmare more like it. You know how dreams are – not exactly sure how it happened but basically the SHTF. Economy failed? Not sure. All I know is the country had fallen apart and people were on their own. Lawlessness all over. Waves of crime engulfed large areas. I remember in my dream that the military had mostly dissolved as soldiers went to be with their families. Police officers did the same as they were vastly understaffed to deal with the situation. Hospitals were overrun early on. Power was out pretty much across the country. Desperation.


I woke up and immediately watched Ferris Bueller’s Day Off  – one of my favorite comedies. Just wanted to lighten the day after that dream. After the movie went to SAM’s and shopped for more food and some misc supplies. On the way home I stopped at Nichol’s Gun Shop and grabbed some extra magazines for my S&W M&P15-22 – one of my favorite plinkers. Also went to Wal-Mart and bought most of their supply of 9mm and CCI Mini-Mag .22LR ammo. 

I feel pretty decent about my preps. I am still a long way off from where I would eventually like to be – but I have come along way. 

Hardly thought about the reunion tomorrow which is a good thing because my stomach has been in knots about it. Still thinking about “M”. Why am I so nervous? Here I am this survivalist with all these guns, martial arts training and I am super nervous to see …….the person I had hoped to spend the rest of my life with. Ugh!! 

Diane met me for lunch as she is flying out tomorrow to see her parents in Washington, DC. We held hands during lunch and she confided that she has enjoyed the time we have spent together. We decided to take a trip up to the mountains in two weeks. The kids are staying in Washington for a month. Looks to be a good trip for just the two of us

Will be heading out in the morning for Athens to the reunion. 

 – Jed



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