A Survival Story: Thinking of Fall & Winter

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.



August 20th   Thinking of Fall & Winter…..

I ran into Jessie today. M and I were walking down the street to see Eric and Pam. Jessie was coming over from another neighbor’s house. I stopped and asked her how she and Addie was doing. She started to walk by and not say anything, then she turned – and said they were OK. I told her if she needed anything….anything at all – to please come over.  She said OK and continued to her house.

It was a lot cooler today than it has been. Only reached in the mid-70′s. Felt Fall-like and that got me thinking about the winter. With no electricity it is going to be a cold one. I have plastic sheeting stored to put on windows, a kerosene heater in the shed along 30 gallons of kerosene, two small propane heaters and quite a few small propane cylinders. Stuff just isn’t going to last long if over used. Probably need to close off some of the least used rooms once it gets cold to keep heat in where we are most of  the time. Luckily the winters here are usually pretty mild – though the nights can be frigid.

One of the patrols stationed in a tree house saw a couple people sitting in the woods using binoculars – watching. They appeared unarmed though they may have had pistols. The tree house radioed the ground patrols which caused a pair of patrols to respond. The people in the woods turned and left.

 – Jed




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