The next chapter of Bugout! from my story blog.
Originally posted on Scagsdale's Tales:
Everybody in the room was silent, starting at the TV screens, listening to the pundits discuss the threat from North Korea. Then a man in the middle of the room broke the silence.
“C’mon, folks, the North Korean ICBMs can’t get to us. We’re too far inland.”
“Some of us have family on the west coast,” shouted a woman close to where Frank and Jane were sitting.
Jane stood up.
“Yes, both of our kids are on the west coast,” Jane said.
“One of mine is in Hawaii,” said another person.
“My son is stationed in South Korea,” said another woman. She was crying. That hushed the crowd. Another woman walked over and hugged her.
“Well, folks, I suggest we try to calm ourselves down,” Hilda said, standing up.
“I agree,” Jeb said, also standing up. “There’s nothing we can do about this now, and besides, those idiots running North…
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