Shock And Awe: a Short Story

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In the early evening a couple weeks before Halloween, the police department was unaware of a singular threat.

Scenes of futures past

Shock And Awe

Chapter 1. Radio Check

Ā The night came early this time of year and was as any night in the busy, growing city. Located in the hills above the Pacific Coast of the American western states, it was a crossroads from the coast to those going to play in the mountains or returning to go back to school or the mundane misery of work.

All but one person. He walked down the street, a curious looking fellow, dressed in an over-sized leatherĀ jacket, rawhide pants and a calico print shirt. On his back, an archaic backpack of recent construction. Every tiedĀ knot perfect, each pocket stuffed full. On the left side he had tied frying pans and the right was a canteen that was as equally ancient looking.

He wore a cap made of some fur-bearing animal with a tail that hung down the back of his head. Dense blackā€¦

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