Bugout Part 68 – Unwelcome Guests

Bob:

The next chapter of Bugout! from my story blog.

Originally posted on Scagsdale's Tales:

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“Hope they make it back alright,” Jane said. She was sitting at a table in the clubhouse, across from Frank.

“I’ll be nervous the whole time they’re gone. That’s one of the reasons I wanted to get set up to work the security camera system. I need something to occupy my mind. That reminds me….I need to talk to Earl and Jackson about setting up a couple of mortars.”

He got up and walked over to Earl and Jackson, who were sitting out on the veranda.

“What’s up, Frank?” Jackson asked.

“We were thinking that it would be a good idea to set up a couple of the mortars out here, pointing forward. Maybe pile some sand bags around them. What do you think?”

“Well, I’d love to have something to do,” Earl said. “I’m going crazy just sitting here. I swear that I can hear things out there.”

“I…

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Bugout Part 67 – Varmint Rifle

Bob:

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

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The group rushed over to Jerry, to hear what info he got from the audio recording of the radio transmissions.

“What did you hear?” Frank asked. “Do we need to lock and load?”

“No, I’m pretty sure they don’t know where we are,” Jerry said.

“Well, what did you find out?” Charlie asked.

“You want the bad news first, or the good news?”

“Bad news,” Jeb said.

“They know that Major Donaldson is really dead, and they gave us fake locations when they talked to us.”

“Crap,” Charlie said, “but you don’t think they know where we are?”

“I don’t think so,” Jerry said. “I could hear background conversation before we talked to them. Somebody was saying that they knew Donaldson would have called on his hand-held radio if he was alright. Another guy said that he was either a prisoner or dead, so don’t say anything over the radio…

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Bugout Part 66 – Body Pit

Bob:

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

Originally posted on Scagsdale's Tales:

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“Quiet, everybody,” Jerry said, listening to the scratchy radio sound coming out of the helicopter. He pulled out his smart phone and tapped the audio recorder app. “Stay here. I’m going to sneak up and record it.”

Frank nodded as the others watched Jerry scurry over to the wreckage. He stuck his phone inside and then stood back, trying to listen. It was hard to make out the words. Frank snuck up next to him and tried to listen too.

“It’s really hard to hear unless you head is right in there, and there’s bad fumes and heat,” Jerry whispered. “I set my phone in there with the audio recorder on. Hope it doesn’t get too hot. Almost burned my hand putting it in there.”

They stayed put for several minutes, until the scratchy voice stopped.

“How long with your phone record?” Frank whispered.

“A couple hours,” he said.

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Bugout Part 65 – Radios

Bob:

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

Originally posted on Scagsdale's Tales:

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“What do we do?” asked Frank.

“Here’s what I think,” Charlie said. “Two or three of us walk over, armed, and find out what they want. Leave some of us snipers around keeping watch.”

“I’m for that,” Jeb said. “We have to assume these guys are the enemy until we know differently. I’ll go look for a good place.”

“Me too,” Earl said. He looked over at Jackson and got a nod. Earl got up on the roof of the pool equipment house. Jackson got over to the trees, and found one he could climb up into a ways.

“Good place,” Jeb said to Earl. “I would a gotten up there…..can’t jump like I used to, though.”

“Kurt, let’s you and I find places too,” Charlie said. “Jeb, why don’t you follow behind Frank and Jerry by about 30 yards with that rifle of yours?”

“Be a pleasure,” he said.

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