Normal people in a crisis. The lights go out everywhere on the second Tuesday of September. The mayor of Farboro, WA, a deaf couple with 2 children, and residents of a low income apartment complex must try to survive a long, wet, cold winter full of disasters. Can they survive tornadoes, earthquakes, fire, hunger, and even terrorists without technology?
Targeted Age Group:: any
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
I read several good fictional stories over the last few months on this subject. But none of them represented my point of view. So I decided to write one from my angle. I am not a big time prepper, though I will sometimes pick up a few extra cans of food or research how I would do something “the old fashioned way”. Of course I can remember having to get up and change the channel (when there were 3 to choose from!) on the television. My grandmother had a wringer washer and an outhouse. I think I could make do without technology. But I don’t think I want to! I like my tablet too much.
How Did You Come up With Your Characters?
I blended a whole bunch of people I know with fictional characters. My goal was to create “normal” people with issues and problems. I didn’t want people who were prepared and capable. My people needed help and they had to help each other. Who else would do it?
“For the residents and visitors in Farboro.” she began dictating. “This city is now evoking a state of emergency. Effective immediately, the city is under curfew. The curfew is set from 5pm until 6am beginning today. It is my personal belief that we have been affected by an electromagnet pulse (EMP). This doesn’t seem related, yet, to a hostile nation or terrorist organization. In a nutshell, massive electrical currents have destroyed all electronic devices, including vehicles. This could be nature related. There will be intense scientific studies to answer our questions about it in time. In the meantime, for the sake of your families, communities, city, state, and nation, please try to get home and stay there. All police personnel are on active duty, no matter what their current positions are. Any state troopers that report to the police stations for directions will be requested to serve as backup. We will have peace, people. And we will survive. We are already trying to determine immediate needs and how to take care of them. Together.” “Sign it in my name and that of the city council.” Those must be printed, by hand, obviously – about 500? Get the secretarial pool on it. Tell them that they will be leaving early, after all the messages are printed.”
Liz paused for thought.
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