Bugout Part 189 – Cheyenne

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Here’s the next episode of Bugout! from my story blor.

Originally posted on Scagsdale's Tales:

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The car approached the RV Park at a good clip. It was an old Range Rover. It slowed as it approached the gate. Jackson and Earl had their rifles aimed at the vehicle. The driver noticed them right away, and started to back up. Two of Clint’s men jumped out of the back of the armored semi with M-16s and blocked him, as Charlie, the Sheriff, and George ran out with their guns.

“Hands on the wheel,” the Sheriff shouted. The scared man inside complied right away, eyeing them. He was in his early thirties, with thick brown hair and a light beard.

“I’m not here to mess with anybody,” he said. “Just looking for answers. I swear.”

“Pull in and park by the clubhouse, and we’ll talk,” Charlie said. “We won’t hurt you unless you try to hurt us.”

“Okay,” he said, voice trembling. He put the Range Rover…

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Bugout Part 188 – Old Friends and New

Bob:

Here’s the next episode of Bugout! from my story blog.

Originally posted on Scagsdale's Tales:

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Charlie’s SUV pulled up next to the collection of Humvees in the school parking lot, down the street from Howard’s truck stop. George and Heidi pulled up behind them in their Jeep. They all got out and walked up to the group of men who were huddled by the tail end of a vehicle, looking at a map.

“They’re here, Ned,” one of the men said. Ned stood up straight and turned, seeing them walking up.

“Well I’ll be damned,” he said, grinning ear to hear. “How you doin, brother?” He rushed over to George and gave him a hug.

“I’m great,” George said, smiling. “This is Heidi, and that’s Charlie and the Sheriff.”

“Great to meet you all,” he said.

“Nice to meet you,” Charlie said, shaking hands.

“Sure is,” the Sheriff said, looking Ned up and down.

“You Sheriff of this burg?” Ned asked.

“A little town called…

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Bugout Part 187 – Grand Tour

Bob:

Here’s the next episode of Bugout! from my story blog.

Originally posted on Scagsdale's Tales:

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“That was scary,” Jane said as Frank pulled back onto the highway.

“That Ned is going to be a big help,” Frank said. “Hope he doesn’t get spooked with this militia deal.”

“You didn’t want to tell him here,” Jane said. “Why?”

“I’d rather let General Hogan do it face to face with him in the meeting,” Frank said.

“Hope we don’t run into any other problems on the road.”

“Me too,” Frank said. “I’ve heard there’s still quite a bit of military around Denver, and we’re getting close to Colorado Springs now. Be in Denver well before the day is over.”

“This road is a lot flatter than I expected,” Jane said.

Frank was silent for a few moments, deep in thought. “Yeah, easy road,” he said.

“You worried about something?” Jane asked.

“I’m worried about everything,” Frank said. “Especially Sarah. I hope they weren’t followed.”

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Bugout Part 186 – Good Faith

Bob:

Here’s the next episode of Bugout! from my story blog.

Originally posted on Scagsdale's Tales:

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Billy and Jesse looked at each other nervously, then back at General Hogan.

“Don’t have all day,” Hopper said, his voice tinny over the phone speaker.

“That story about Daan Mertins creating the apps,” Bill said. “These guys say it’s BS. They say that Frank Johnson created the apps.”

“And you believe them?” Hopper asked.

“Remember when we hit that park in Utah. The big attack? All Saladin could talk about was Frank Johnson.”

“Yeah,” Hopper said. “I remember, but that’s thin. We need some proof.”

“They say that Frank Johnson put out a paper on the design of the chips a few years ago, and it’s available out on the internet. Daan Mertins stole the whole idea. He used to work with Frank Johnson.”

“Just a sec,” Hopper said. He talked to somebody else on his end for a moment. “Okay, my lead technical guy is checking that out…

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