Sabine And The Dot
Date: 6/27/2016, Categories: Fantasy & Sci-Fi, Author: AnnieMiller, Source: LushStories
Sabine watched the dot. She turned away briefly to see Sky on her knees in the dust. Using a small foldaway military spade, she was trying to dig a snake out from under a pile of leaking transmissions. Four years after the Diablo Canyon nuclear generating facility lit up the night sky, the U.S.A had been reduced to a third world shell. Those with wealth reduced to poverty. Those already struggling with poverty finding their natural strength and intuition allowed them to survive head above the rest. The resulting fallout caused all American livestock to be inedible and crops unsellable. This resulted in aid shipments only, causing rioting, looting and a breakdown of law and order from coast to coast. Away from the coast movement of goods was controlled by bandits, traders and elite groups of mercenaries. Sabine watched the dot. Despite being close to the interstate nothing much passed the dust strewn Nevada junkyard. The two girl’s had taken it for themselves after coming across the murdered owner’s corpse in a trailer. He was killed for his stockpile of gasoline. Luckily the bandit’s didn’t find the huge stockade, in the luggage compartment of a school bus. There was enough arms and ammunition to keep the girls safely holed up for years. Sabine watched the dot. It was getting bigger...closer...bigger dots passed it by. Moments later the bigger dot in car form would pass by on the interstate at a fuel conserving pace. The small dot was either bad at hitching or not even ...