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About Bob

I'm just a guy living the dream in Redondo Beach, CA. After putting in 30+ years at a large aerospace company, I am now retired, and can do what I'm interested in. My main interests are writing and music. I'm a cellist and play with local amateur Symphonies and Theater groups. I've also got the urge to wander with my lovely wife Laura. This blog is going to be mainly about our travels via RV and other means. I'm sure I'll flesh this out more as time goes on.

Bugout Part 146 – The Invisible Hand

Bob:

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

Originally posted on Scagsdale's Tales:

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Gabe was driving the Suburban on the interstate. Hilda sat in the front passenger seat, and Earl was sleeping in the back, sprawled out as comfortably as he could get himself.

“You keep looking in the rear view mirror,” Hilda said. “See something?”

“There’s been a van following us for about 40 miles now,” he said nervously. “I can’t wait to get off this interstate.”

“How much longer do we have to stay on I-70?” Hilda asked.

“Maybe about two hours. I’m going to get on Route 50 as soon as we hit Grand Junction, and head towards Pueblo. We should be able to come up to Route 94 from there, and scoot into Kansas, just like we did originally.”

“Should I call Charlie?” Hilda asked.

“Not yet, but why don’t you check the app. I haven’t for a while.”

Hilda nodded and reached down to grab her phone from…

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Full length novel released! “Never A Loose End”

Originally posted on Scagsdale's Tales:

The first of my full length novels has been published in the Amazon Kindle store, available now. For those of you have have been readying the Bugout! series, the story involves George and Malcolm, and is set about seven years earlier.

Here’s the link to “Never A Loose End”

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Bugout Part 145 – The New Normal?

Bob:

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

Originally posted on Scagsdale's Tales:

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Mary bent over Saladin’s body, on the cot in the cell, with the drop light being held by Kurt.

“He can’t get much deader than this,” Mary said, standing up. “What are you going to do with him?”

“We’re going to wrap him up tight and put him in the walk-in freezer, for now,” Charlie said.

She chuckled. “That might gross a few people out.”

“I know,” Charlie said. “It won’t be for long, though, hopefully.”

Jackson came in with a box of hefty bags and a couple rolls of gorilla tape. He got to work with Charlie and Kurt, while the Sheriff held up the light.

“Yeah, make him nice and tight,” he said.

“What’s next?” Mary asked.

“After we get the crispy critter stuffed into the freezer, I think we just keep our eyes open, and wait for our friends to get back,” Charlie said. “I heard from…

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Bugout Part 144 – Return to Hilda’s Park

Bob:

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

Originally posted on Scagsdale's Tales:

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Gabe drove the Suburban down the deserted road, Hilda in the passenger seat. His pistol was in the map holder on the driver’s side door, and one of the rifles was leaning on the seat between them.

“I’m so nervous,” Hilda said. “What if those heads are still there?”

“Oh, I’m sure our dead have been cleaned up by now,” Gabe said.

The road thinned as they got closer. They hadn’t seen a car yet.

“Looks like all of the locals fled,” Gabe said.

“Well, maybe,” Hilda said. “Or maybe they’re all in their houses watching the news.”

“How much further?” Gabe asked.

“There’s an access road another mile or so up,” Hilda said. “Off to the left. Take that. My place is at the end, about a hundred yards down.”

“What’s it like?” Gabe asked.

“A whole lot less rustic than your place. The layout is actually pretty similar…

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