A Survival Story: We’re hit, we respond

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 6th   We’re hit, we respond…..

Almost didn’t write in the journal but haven’t missed a day through all of this.

We lost 4 people today. A group of 6-8 gang bangers – all wearing blue bandanna’s attacked us. One small group from the North-West corner and another from the West. They came in and immediately started shooting at the towers and patrols that were in sight. Myself, Eric and several others not on patrol responded. Those in the towers were pretty much pinned down. The four we lost included two patrols and an older retired couple – the Robinson’s –  that happened to be tending to their small garden in their backyard.

The two patrols lost were fellows named Henry and Rick. I did not know them at all and I know they were both married. Not sure about kids.

The gang bangers walked right up to the neighborhood and were not seen by those in the tree houses nor the towers. A couple of things were learned from this:

– This could have been worse. As soon as the shooting started on the North-West side all the patrols covering the rest of the neighborhood ran to help. This left those area’s extremely exposed.

– Friendly fire could have been an issue. All the gang members were wearing the same colors which made them easily recognizable. If not for that people may not have been able to distinguish the invaders and the “good guys”.

– We have to expand our patrols to stop them from coming so close before being seen. Possibly some type of alarms.

The end result of the attack is we lost 4 people, they lost 3 and likely injured some others. I am not sure if I killed one of the gangbangers or not. One of them went down when I was shooting at them – but I was not the only one shooting.

Strange….I do not feel guilty. The Robinson’s and the patrols that lost their life today made sure of that.

 – Jed


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