By Alex Scarrow
The area lies devastated after the large oil difficulty that was once defined in final gentle. Human society has roughly totally damaged down and hundreds of thousands lie useless of hunger or affliction. There are just one or beacon groups that experience controlled to style a brand new lifestyle. Jenny Sutherland runs this type of teams. in keeping with a sequence of decaying offshore oil rigs - for safeguard - a number of hundred humans have rebuilt a semblance of normality during this differently lifeless global. yet as Jenny and her humans discover their atmosphere once more, they begin to understand no longer each survivor has an analogous imaginative and prescient of a higher destiny than their catastrophic earlier. There are humans available in the market who might take every thing they've got. warfare is coming, and the stakes are actually mammoth ...
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He started down the stairs but the fire drove him back, the tidal wave of smoke and sparks was too thick. He began to choke and felt a shudder through his body from the grimy air he was breathing. He gagged. Goddamn, it was moving fast! Flames, chunks of paper, flares of sparks swirled up like a cyclone through the stairwell, all the way to the sixth—the top—floor. He heard a scream above him and looked into the stairwell. " The elderly woman's dark face looked over the railing from the fifth-floor landing, gazing in horror at the flames.
My first husband. That old son of a bitch. See, that man was what Hell's Kitchen was all about. He was big here, but little everywhere else. He was nothing anywhere else. It was like this place, it's its own world. Hmm, I got a good story to tell you 'bout him. I think you might like this story. . " He couldn't remember much else of what Ettie had told him at their last interview couple of days ago. He'd set the camera up in her small apartment, filled with the mementos of a seven-decade life, hundred pictures, baskets, knickknacks, furniture bought at Goodwill, food protected from roaches in Tupperware she could barely afford.
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Afterlight by Alex Scarrow