AuthorTopic: How I Survived the Collapse: Chapter 1  (Read 8719 times)

Online RE

  • Administrator
  • Chief Cook & Bottlewasher
  • *****
  • Posts: 32338
    • View Profile
How I Survived the Collapse: Chapter 1
« on: October 23, 2016, 05:55:28 AM »


youtube-Logo-4gc2reddit-logoOff the keyboard of RE



Follow us on Twitter @doomstead666

Friend us on Facebook



Published on The Doomstead Diner on October 23, 2016



Storm Shelter Survives EF-5 Tornado



Discuss this Story at the Collapse Narratives Table inside the Diner



This is the fictional story of Kenny, who graduated High School in 2015.  It is written sometimes in the present tense, other times in the past tense looking back at his life in 2050 or so.  Kenny SURVIVED the collapse, as did some others, but it was never easy and there were many sacrifices along the way.



Kenny is the only child of a formerly middle class couple who gradually descended into poverty during Kenny's JHS & HS years.  His father lost his job after the financial crisis in 2008, but struggled on to maintain a middle class life and was able to find lower paid work to carry on while amassing credit card debt and falling further behind on mortgage payments.  They were able to sell the home at the end of 2016 and took a small amount of money out of it.



I will be writing Kenny's story as a serial novel here on the Diner, to keep me occupied when there aren't any other real good stories ongoing in the present day world of collapse I haven't already beat to death on the pages of the Diner.  No idea how often I will write new chapters as of now.  Probably more often if readers pat me on the back periodically telling me how much they enjoy it.  lol.  OK, now that I have finished soliciting praise, let's hear from Kenny!



Captain Obvious Note:  "Kenny" is obviously my fictional alter-ego self.  My middle name is Kenneth.  Ah, to be 18 again and in perfect health with a Great Adventure ahead!  I can only imagine now what it would be like…





————-





In High School, I was known as "Kenny the Kollapsnik".  That's because around 2012 I was surfing the internet on my smartphone and ran into a website called "The Doomstead Diner".  I was around 13 at the time, my town of Missoula, MT was not doing too well and I got interested in why this was all occuring.  I surfed through a lot of websites back then besides the Diner, Economic Undertow, Peak Surfer, Daily Impact, Cassandra's Legacy, The Archduid Report, Clusterfuck Nation, Zero Hedge, and many others although the Diner was always the best one.  By the time I got to High School, I was a full fledged "Kollapsnik" and "Prepper", at least as much as any teenager living in Mom's Basement can be a prepper anyhow.  I had my Bugout Bags which attached to my Bicycle and Trailer, and then when I was 16 and got my Driver's License I used all my savings from cutting lawns and Christmas and Birthday presents to buy a used van from Craig's list as my wheels and "Bugout Machine".



I was pretty much a Loner in HS, pretty soon after I started talking about this stuff at the Lunch Table the other Sheeple (Lambs to the Slaughter?) at the table started poking fun at me and I never fit in too well.  I didn't have a girlfriend and so I had a lot of free time on my hands outside of school, so I busied myself learning primitive skills instead of playing video games on the X-box.  The basement was full of chips from stone tool knapping which my mom was always yelling at me to clean up.  She was happier about the little Hydroponics set up I built since I grew lots of herbs and spices which were pretty expensive in the grocery store, and mom was always trying to save money in those days, because my dad had lost his job in IT when it was outsourced to India.



I lost a lot of perks I had as a kid when that happened, I was on the Soccer Travel Team and was 1st string Goalie, and that was one of the first things cut when we went on the "Austerity" budget.  After a year of Unemployment, my dad was able finally to get a new job working as a manager at Walmart, but it was much lower paid than his old job.  My mom also went to work at this time, getting a job at a sewing supply store that she had always frequented because sewing is her hobby.  Together, they were just about able to meet the mortgage payment and all the other bills, but there wasn't too much left over after that.  I started cutting lawns around the neighborhood for my spending money, and we still had relatives who were doing OK, like my dad's brother who was a Dentist and had a pretty good practice in Boise.  He was a super nice guy with a big bushy mustache and always dropped a C-note on me for X-mas and Birthdays.  He even let me smoke some ganga with him when I graduated high school, and I started growing some reefer with my hydroponics set up.  He bought it from me, so that was a HUGE source of income for me the year after I graduated HS while still living in mom's basement.  He smoked the stuff like a CHIMNEY, and really the only limit on how much I could make at that time growing Mary Jane was how much I could grow and how fast in that space to sell to him. I made almost $10K from him that year, all cash and tax free!



I also was still cutting lawns, and once I got the van and then a trailer besides that, I got a lot more lawns and could cover a lot more territory.  Right out of HS, in that year I made almost $30K, and only reported half of it as income to the IRS.  Living at home my expense were low, and most of it got plowed into savings, although I kept buying new preps that year, including a 20' F-Dome, a 2000W multifuel generator, 500W of solar panels and numerous other items.



After all the expenses of buying preps plus also contributing to paying the mortgage on the McMansion, I still had around $20K at the end of the year. I made more money that year than my dad did working as a manager at Walmart, and I didn't go into debt to go to college like most of my High School buddies and their girlfriends.



The period from 2008 to 2016 took a big toll on my dad though, he started drinking heavily and smoking a lot after getting axed from his IT job.  He started getting all sorts of medical problems, Peripheral Artery Disease and Liver Disease too.  Whenever the doctors told him he needed to stop smoking and drinking, he would come home and smoke and drink MORE!  He didn't want to live anymore, he was commiting slow suicide, and it finally worked a little over a year after my HS graduation.  He had a massive coronary while working at Walmart and yelling at one of his supervisors.



After his death, my mom decided to sell the McMansion and go live with my Uncle the Dentist in Boise in a Guest House on their property, and after the mortgage was paid off and the Bankster fees were paid, there was still left over around $40K, and my mom gave me half of that.  She also gave me half of his Life Insurance policy for another $50K, so at this point I was literally ROLLING in Dough.  Not sure whether I would have been able to make it through the Zero Point without that Stash of Cash or not.  It did make things a lot easier to negotiate though, for as long as the money was working anyhow, which was only for another 5 years or so until 2022.



My mom had Social Security survivor bennies from my dad, and she was in pretty decent shape in the Guest House in Boise, so I decided I would try to make it on my own.  With a nice Stash of Cash and a decent landscaping bizness going, I figured the best thing to do was to stick around Missoula until TSHTF in earnest.  RE on the Diner seemed to think the Pigmen could keep the monetary system running until 2020 or so, and he was pretty close on that prediction, it actually went south for good in 2021. But I am getting ahead of myself here.



While Missoula isn't a huge town by any stretch of the imagination, it's still just as stupidly designed as any town in post-industrial Amerika.  Rents are also ridiculously high, especially if you only go back to your apartment to sleep most of the time.  So I took RE's advice and got a 24/7 accessible storage unit for most of my stuff and my trailer when not using it for the landscaping biz, and lived in my van, a 1998 Chevy Conversion Van which I picked up on Craig's List for $4000.  It was the second van I bought and in much better shape than the first one which had a lot of rust and very cranky transmission.  It also had a raised roof unlike the first one, and I could just about stand up in it since I am not too tall.



I got a membership at the Missoula Fitness Club where I went every morning for a workout and shower before heading out for a day of cutting grass.  For my mail, I got a box at the local UPS store, which I also used for doing faxing and making copies of documents for the landscaping biz.  I got a 10 gig plan on my smart phone for internet access and portable wi-fi when no free wifi was available, but most of the time while in town free wifi was available so I usually did not use up more than about half my bandwidth for the month.  I made a free wordpress blog for my landscaping business, as well as free Facebook and Google+ accounts, and several free email addresses.  I made a nice Steering Wheel desk out of Walnut carving it with hand tools from planks I bought at Home Depot, along with the desk in the back of the van so it was very easy to do all the office work for the landscaping business in the van.



For food during this period, I mostly subsisted on Subway Heros, Take n' Bake Pizzas, Rotisserie Chickens, cans of Progresso and Campbell's Chunky Soup and Sushi from the deli counter at Safeway.  I also would take myself out to a nice sit down dinner in one of the local bars or restaraunts on Friday evening, before heading out to the property I bought in Lolo.  I kept up with a few of the people I knew from HS this way, though I didn't really think of them as friends.



Through 2017 I continued to make pretty good money doing "landscaping" (mostly just cutting grass really) and my nest egg was growing, so at this point I felt secure enough to buy some Hunting Land on the edge of the Lolo National Forest just north of Lolo Hot Springs.  I got the land pretty cheap because it was well off road with no access in, I had to cut the "road" in which was really just wide enough for me to squeeze my van and trailer through.  I disguised my road in with brush, even though it was already coming off an old logging road which was no longer in use.  My property was about 10 miles away from the nearest paved road, with only a few hunting cabins sprinkled around the area.



My pattern through the summer was preparing the property to live on through the winter, when access would only be possible by snow machine and I would be essentially trapped there until the spring thaw.  I leveled the ground where I parked my van and trailer, which was back breaking work utilizing just pick and shovel and a wheelbarrow.  I took many trips down to the creek bed to gather rocks to build rock walls, and I dug out several caches for my food supplies, stored in large water tight plastic contaners.  I marked the locations of my food caches both with lat/lon coordinates on my gps as well as triangulating with my compass off major landmarks, and committed these to memory by visiting each of them every weekend, until I could practically find the locations blindfolded.  I had 5 caches in all, 2 on my own property and another 3 secreted on park land near the property.



I had plenty of wood split for heating fuel for the small wood stove I had installed in my van, but I also brought in 4 5 gallon cans of kerosene for a kerosene heater I picked up on sale at Walmart for the low, low price every day of $150.  For more fuel backup, I had 4 more 5 gallon cannisters of Propane, the type used for outdoor BBQs.



For electricity, my main storage was 2 large 12V 120AH Marine Deep cycle batteries, with several means to keep them charged up.  I bought a 2000W Yamaha portable generator which ran on both gasoline and propane, 2 250W Solar PV panels and 2 RV Wind Turbines.  I didn't really use much electricity over the winter though, mostly just running some diode lights in the van and my laptop and smart phone.  Internet access through the 4G network was spotty in the area, but I climbed one of the taller trees and put an antenna up and that resolved that problem, so I had good internet access through the winter except on some real bad weather days.



When late October rolled around and my grass cutting jobs and leaf raking jobs were petering out, before the first snowfall hit in 2017, I packed everything from my Storage Unit I thought I would need for the winter and headed for my Doomstead in Lolo.



Coming Soon to a Laptop Near You: Chapter 2- My First Winter


SAVE AS MANY AS YOU CAN

Offline luciddreams

  • Administrator
  • Sous Chef
  • *****
  • Posts: 3304
    • View Profile
    • Epiphany Now
Re: How I Survived the Collapse: Chapter 1
« Reply #1 on: October 23, 2016, 01:03:04 PM »
Well I see Eddie and I made it into the story as inspiration for the makeup of Kenny.  Before I went into business for myself I worked for another landscaper named Kenny🤗

I guess I'll take it as a complement that you chose landscaping for Kenny's profession.  At least you must think it's a good choice for me.  As Eddie has pointed out its one of the only businesses where you don't need a shit load of capital to get started in.  You just need a good work ethic and a little bit of know how.  Nature grows and humans have the need to control it...plus environmental control fines you if you don't control it so the industry is assured by government. 

It should work as a profession until the bottom drops out of polite society at least.  Even after that I should be able to make some money with the chain saw. 

Online RE

  • Administrator
  • Chief Cook & Bottlewasher
  • *****
  • Posts: 32338
    • View Profile
Re: How I Survived the Collapse: Chapter 1
« Reply #2 on: October 23, 2016, 01:07:45 PM »
Well I see Eddie and I made it into the story as inspiration for the makeup of Kenny.

The advice for doing good writing is always to work from your own experience.  :icon_mrgreen:

There will be other characters dropped in who you will recognize the inspiration for too.  Not to, too.  lol.

RE
SAVE AS MANY AS YOU CAN

Offline luciddreams

  • Administrator
  • Sous Chef
  • *****
  • Posts: 3304
    • View Profile
    • Epiphany Now
Re: How I Survived the Collapse: Chapter 1
« Reply #3 on: October 23, 2016, 01:26:12 PM »
Back when I wrote ficition all of the time I mostly used my own life and those whom I have known as inspiration.  I mostly suck at coming up with plot.  In fact, the original inspiration for me going to work on an ambulance was to get plot.  I wrote a few fictional stories during my years on the ambulance.  Collapse stories at that.  I turned one of them into the Archdruid for the first "After Oil" contest but I was not selected.  I thought it was a pretty good story. 

It would be difficult for me to write a story now because my kids mostly won't let me.  3 year old and 6 year old have no concept of quit contemplation.  Just now, as I'm writing this, I had to holler at them to "stop it" because they are acting the fool.  It's none stop correction and need for my attention as you no doubt wiitnessed while you were here. 

In the morning, when I drink coffee and attempt to read it's mostly interspersed with "stop that," "be quit," and "stop making fart noises."  It really helps grease the inspirational contemplational reveries.  I figure maybe I can take up reading and writing again in about 20 more years. 
« Last Edit: October 23, 2016, 01:28:24 PM by luciddreams »

Offline Eddie

  • Administrator
  • Master Chef
  • *****
  • Posts: 14316
    • View Profile
Re: How I Survived the Collapse: Chapter 1
« Reply #4 on: October 23, 2016, 01:51:53 PM »
Be careful with first person.

For the most part, I recommend writing in third person when you're starting out.  Why?  Because I've noticed that the "I" form to a new writer is like the temptation of the suicide ending--it's not usually done well when you're first starting to write.  In first person, it's easy to be stilted and boring in your delivery.  It's easy to use too many "I did X" sentence structures.  It's easy to forget how to include description and emotion; easy to spend far too much time thinking, and not enough time in the here-and-now of the story.

First person can also force you to contrive trite or unbelievable situations so that the character overhears, sees, or somehow finds out about things which you (the author) want the reader to know.  This is where the overused ploys come in.  For example, picking up the phone when someone else is on the line, while that other person never notices the other open receiver.  Or walking by the open office door during a sensitive conversation.  Overhearing the murderer conveniently incriminate himself.  Correctly guessing the bad guy's password in three tries, in order to access the encrypted data that was, of course, conveniently left in a directory titled something like "Villainy", etc, and which can be copied directly to disk without having to reset any permissions.  You can see where this is going.  First person stories can be executed very poorly when it comes to unfolding motivations and plots.

You might ask why first person so pervasively requires such contrived settings and situations.  Simple.  Because the main character in the "I" form cannot be inside the heads of the other characters.  It's obvious, but first person doesn't allow hero to see or hear anything the bad guy is doing if he's not right there to see and hear the bad guy himself.  That limits the way the villain and other characters' motivations are unfolded.

In contrast, in third person, the narrator is in the minds of all characters.  This allows the narrator to use a simple description or hint of expression, or even a side scene to give the reader the information that the main character can't know, but which the reader must know in order to follow the story.

Third person is often perceived as 'harder' by new writers, since they now have to deal with all characters, not just the main character.  However, if that's your reason for wanting to stick with first person, that in itself indicates that you're not using the first-person form correctly.

First person doesn't mean you can ignore the other characters.  It means you somehow have to develop them all, with depth and realism, through the eyes of a single viewpoint.  Yes, that's often harder.  If you can't do realistic, believable character development in first person, then work with third person until you improve your skills.  Experiment with the first and second person in short pieces, exercises, or in an experimental novella.  Once your characterization skills improve, you should be able to tell a story from any narrative view (first, second, or third) and still have a solid tale.

Is one narrative form actually better in general than the others?  No.  Third person is more popular, certainly.  Second person is least popular.  However, it's how well you tell the story, not which viewpoint you choose, which is most important.

Is one narrative form better than others for a particular type of story?  This depends again on your skill level as a writer, in the type of story you want to tell, and on the tone you want to set.
•   Do you want more intimacy with all characters?  Do you have a more sweeping canvas than a single, narrow view?  Then perhaps you should pick third person.                   
•   Do you want the single-eye view of the world?  Do you want the reader to 'wallow' or be immersed in a single man's fallacies, triumphs, and fears?  Consider first person.


http://www.tarakharper.com/k_frstpr.htm
What makes the desert beautiful is that somewhere it hides a well.

Online RE

  • Administrator
  • Chief Cook & Bottlewasher
  • *****
  • Posts: 32338
    • View Profile
Re: How I Survived the Collapse: Chapter 1
« Reply #5 on: October 23, 2016, 02:47:37 PM »
Be careful with first person.

I'll probably jump back and forth between 1st and 3rd person.  I've got other characters to introduce, and they'll also come in first person telling their own stories and personal history.  Then as I bring them together, I'll do more 3rd person narration.

RE
SAVE AS MANY AS YOU CAN

Offline luciddreams

  • Administrator
  • Sous Chef
  • *****
  • Posts: 3304
    • View Profile
    • Epiphany Now
Re: How I Survived the Collapse: Chapter 1
« Reply #6 on: October 23, 2016, 03:05:51 PM »
Be careful with first person.

I'll probably jump back and forth between 1st and 3rd person.  I've got other characters to introduce, and they'll also come in first person telling their own stories and personal history.  Then as I bring them together, I'll do more 3rd person narration.

RE

I still remember a critique I got from the professor of the English/literature class that I ended up tutoring for.  He critiqued the amount of times that I used the word "I" and said that it made him feel like his head was bouncing up and down.  I this and I that and I here and I there.  It made a huge impact on my writing because I instantly got what he was saying.  You never notice it until it's pointed out.  Since that day I've tried to not use "I" quite so much.  To this point I've use dit 11 times in this post and that's not counting the "I've" that I've used. 

It's very easy to overuse I.  Apparently it's due to a creative laziness.  I think Eddie's advice is sound. 

Offline azozeo

  • Sous Chef
  • ****
  • Posts: 5851
    • View Profile
Re: How I Survived the Collapse: Chapter 1
« Reply #7 on: October 23, 2016, 03:21:12 PM »
Good stuff RE.
Don't forget the starry starry nights  :icon_sunny: Puts butts in seats  :emthup:
I know exactly what you mean. Let me tell you why you’re here. You’re here because you know something. What you know you can’t explain, but you feel it. You’ve felt it your entire life, that there’s something wrong with the world.
You don’t know what it is but its there, like a splinter in your mind

Online RE

  • Administrator
  • Chief Cook & Bottlewasher
  • *****
  • Posts: 32338
    • View Profile
Re: How I Survived the Collapse: Chapter 1
« Reply #8 on: October 23, 2016, 03:46:50 PM »
Good stuff RE.
Don't forget the starry starry nights  :icon_sunny: Puts butts in seats  :emthup:

Thanks AZ!

Getting good reviews so far on r/collapse too! (not to. lol)

all 7 comments

[–]brumguvnor 2 points 8 hours ago

I've got a lot of time for the tool of narrative fiction (as the Archdruid puts it) and this looks like a pretty decent example of the genre: will read the rest with interest.

    permalinkembedsavereportgive goldreply

[–]ReverseEngineer77r/globalcollapse 2 points 8 hours ago

Thanks BG! Chapter 2 is in the can already. :)

    permalinkembedsaveparenteditdisable inbox repliesdeletereply

[–]brumguvnor 1 point 7 hours ago

Then why can't I read it right now!!

... - sorry... - just channeling my inner insta-gratification consumerist ejit.

When will you publish the next one?

    permalinkembedsaveparentreportgive goldreply

[–]ReverseEngineer77r/globalcollapse 2 points 7 hours ago

Weekly publication for my Sunday Brunch article, unless there is something else in the world of collapse worth writing about.

    permalinkembedsaveparenteditdisable inbox repliesdeletereply

[–]brumguvnor 1 point 7 hours ago

excellent: looking forward to it

    permalinkembedsaveparentreportgive goldreply

[–]lickwid 1 point 7 hours ago

I really enjoyed that first chapter. It's reminiscent of mid to late 20th century science fiction, in the way you have detailed some information that is generally skipped over in other styles of writing. For example, "2 large 12V 120AH Marine Deep cycle batteries" rather then just, '2 large batteries'. Although you never mentioned if they were flooded, agm, or lithium :p!

Keep it coming, I'm looking forward to your conceptualisation of how America collapses, and what factors interlinked to cause it.

    permalinkembedsavereportgive goldreply

[–]ReverseEngineer77r/globalcollapse 1 point 3 hours ago

Adding a little "prepper detail" isn't hard for me, since I have most of the stuff I drop in for detail. If you know my usual blogging, I always drop in graphics for illustration purposes, but in this case I am writing a typical book-form novel, so no pics, or very few. So I am detailing in the writing a bit more.

There's some hints about what's coming down the pipe in Chapter 2.

    permalinkembedsaveparenteditdisable inbox repliesdeletereply


No worries, we'll have Starry Starry Nights and a Love Story too for the ladies.

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/tNdYLGAxcWA" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/tNdYLGAxcWA</a>

RE
SAVE AS MANY AS YOU CAN

Offline azozeo

  • Sous Chef
  • ****
  • Posts: 5851
    • View Profile
Re: How I Survived the Collapse: Chapter 1
« Reply #9 on: October 23, 2016, 04:45:48 PM »
A chick flick & death from above. Can't wait to see this all tied up in ribbons & bows .... Hmmm :icon_mrgreen:
I know exactly what you mean. Let me tell you why you’re here. You’re here because you know something. What you know you can’t explain, but you feel it. You’ve felt it your entire life, that there’s something wrong with the world.
You don’t know what it is but its there, like a splinter in your mind

Online RE

  • Administrator
  • Chief Cook & Bottlewasher
  • *****
  • Posts: 32338
    • View Profile
How I Survived the Collapse: Chapter 1: IT'S A HIT!
« Reply #10 on: October 23, 2016, 06:01:55 PM »
I AM NET 12 UPVOTES WITH AN 83% UPVOTE RATING ON R/COLLAPSE!  Still in the Top 10 links!

#1 WITH A BULLET ON THE COLLAPSE BEST SELLER LIST!


I never expected that and in fact debated with myself whether or not to put the link up on r/collapse, since I figured I would get hammered by my enemies.  A lot of negative waves would have made me feel self conscious about keeping on with it.  I figured I would be eviscerated for prose quality.

In the end, I decided to risk it.  Looks like the Gamble paid off this time.

I think the r/collapse community of mostly millenial types is starting to accept me more. This could be good for the Diner and improve the demographics.  :icon_sunny:

RE
SAVE AS MANY AS YOU CAN

Offline azozeo

  • Sous Chef
  • ****
  • Posts: 5851
    • View Profile
Re: How I Survived the Collapse: Chapter 1: IT'S A HIT!
« Reply #11 on: October 23, 2016, 06:14:37 PM »
I AM NET 12 UPVOTES WITH AN 83% UPVOTE RATING ON R/COLLAPSE!  Still in the Top 10 links!

#1 WITH A BULLET ON THE COLLAPSE BEST SELLER LIST!


I never expected that and in fact debated with myself whether or not to put the link up on r/collapse, since I figured I would get hammered by my enemies.  A lot of negative waves would have made me feel self conscious about keeping on with it.  I figured I would be eviscerated for prose quality.

In the end, I decided to risk it.  Looks like the Gamble paid off this time.

I think the r/collapse community of mostly millenial types is starting to accept me more. This could be good for the Diner and improve the demographics.  :icon_sunny:

RE


Welcome to my world with Nibiru  :icon_sunny:
I know exactly what you mean. Let me tell you why you’re here. You’re here because you know something. What you know you can’t explain, but you feel it. You’ve felt it your entire life, that there’s something wrong with the world.
You don’t know what it is but its there, like a splinter in your mind

Online RE

  • Administrator
  • Chief Cook & Bottlewasher
  • *****
  • Posts: 32338
    • View Profile
Re: How I Survived the Collapse: Chapter 1
« Reply #12 on: October 26, 2016, 03:12:45 PM »
I have now finished Chapter 4 of How I Survived the Collapse.  :icon_sunny:

Each of the 4 first chapters is a first person narrative of principal characters in the novel.

My first 3 characters are Kenny, Karl, and Kirsten.

I won't mess up the anticipation by telling you anything about Karl and Kirsten.  :icon_mrgreen:

After getting these 3 characters introduced, I am probably going to go 3rd person in the next few chapters as exposition on the conflicts we face.

This is a lot of fun!

RE
« Last Edit: October 26, 2016, 03:17:16 PM by RE »
SAVE AS MANY AS YOU CAN

Online RE

  • Administrator
  • Chief Cook & Bottlewasher
  • *****
  • Posts: 32338
    • View Profile
Re: How I Survived the Collapse: Chapter 1
« Reply #13 on: October 28, 2016, 07:03:10 PM »
Chapter 5 is now in the can!  :icon_sunny:  Kenny has now met Karl.

I am projecting around 40 chapters for around a 500 page novel, so I am 12.5% done with the book already!

You will recognize more Diner characters here as time goes by if you are a regular Diner.  Wait till you get a load of Kirsten's dad!  lol.

Chapter 2 will publish on Sunday for Brunch.

Coming Soon to a Laptop Near You.

RE
SAVE AS MANY AS YOU CAN

Online RE

  • Administrator
  • Chief Cook & Bottlewasher
  • *****
  • Posts: 32338
    • View Profile
Re: How I Survived the Collapse: Chapter 1
« Reply #14 on: October 29, 2016, 06:50:35 PM »
Chapter 6 in the can!

At this rate, I might have the novel done in a month. lol.

Chapter 2 publishes tomorrow.  :icon_sunny:

RE
SAVE AS MANY AS YOU CAN

 

Related Topics

  Subject / Started by Replies Last post
1 Replies
1528 Views
Last post January 01, 2015, 04:52:34 AM
by RE
0 Replies
754 Views
Last post January 15, 2015, 01:11:38 AM
by JasonHep
0 Replies
249 Views
Last post March 03, 2017, 02:41:55 AM
by RE