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Bugout Part 174 – Blue Flames

Bob:

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

Originally posted on Scagsdale's Tales:

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Frank and Jerry ran towards the office as the gunfire intensified. Clint, Jane, and Jasmine were right behind them. Frank heard some commotion and looked back. There were another twenty people following in a run, all of them armed. They slowed as they got to the back of the office.

“Boys!” Clint yelled.

“Pa, they got us pinned down,” Jason yelled. “Looks like at least six more vehicles.

“What happened to the men in the office?”

“We shot all four of them when this started,” Angus said. “Already got a few of them who just showed up too, but they’re hiding behind their vehicles now.”

“Hey, Jerry, still got the mortar in your storage compartment?” Frank asked.

Jerry got a grin on his face. “Yup, and some rounds of Willie Pete too.”

“Good, let’s get it set up.” The two of them rushed over to where the coaches were parked…

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Bugout Part 173 – Outlaw Agencies

Bob:

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

Originally posted on Scagsdale's Tales:

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“You know who that is?” Frank asked quietly.

“Yeah, that’d be my kids and one of their friends,” Clint said proudly. He glared at the UN Peacekeeper. “Party’s over, you euro trash hoodlum.”

“Pa, you in there?” a voice called from outside. “We knifed all their tires.”

“Yeah, Jason, we’re in here,” he said. “Got the UN guys covered. We have their guns.”

“You guys can’t win,” the head UN Peacekeeper said.

“I beg to differ,” Jerry said. “We stomped on several hundred thousand enemy fighters, in case you didn’t notice.”

“Your army is on our side now,” he replied. Frank laughed out loud. “Like hell they are. The only people on your side are in Washington. We’ll have to take out that trash.”

Four young men came in the door cautiously, eyeballing everybody. They all had rifles.

“I brought zip-ties,” Jason said, holding out a bag. He was tall…

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Bugout Part 172 – Blue Peril

Bob:

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

Originally posted on Scagsdale's Tales:

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“Who was that?” Dobie asked, getting up from the dinette in his fifth wheel. He didn’t like the look on Gabe’s face.

“Remember Sue at Uncle Jasper’s?” Gabe asked.

“Oh, the one you were makin time with,” Dobie said, chuckling.

“She just called. She thinks Scott is at her park right now.”

“Crap,” Dobie said. “She call the cops?”

“She left a message for the sheriff that came by and talked to her yesterday, but she can’t raise him.”

“Uh oh,” Dobie said. “What do you want to do?”

“Go help her,” Gabe said.

“We’d better call Malcolm,” Dobie said. “We shouldn’t just go.”

“Okay,” Gabe said. He hit Malcolm’s contact on his phone, and put it on speaker, setting it down on the dinette table in front of Dobie. He slid into the bench seat on the other side of the table. The phone rang and rang.

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Bugout Part 171 – Late Dinner

Bob:

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

Originally posted on Scagsdale's Tales:

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Frank and Jane were following Jerry and Jasmine, nearing Grand Junction. Jane’s phone rang. She answered it.

“Hi, Jane,” Jasmine said. “I found a place in Grand Junction, and made reservations for both of us.”

“Great,” Jane said. “I’m tired, and I know Frank is. How much further?”

“We ought to be hitting the off-ramp in about ten minutes,” she said.

“Okay, talk to you then,” Jane said.

“We’ve got a place to stop?” Frank asked.

“Yeah,” Jane said. “About ten minutes away.”

“Good,” Frank said. “I’m beat.”

“I know, honey,” Jane said. “You should have let me drive.”

“Tomorrow,” Frank said. “I was too keyed up after that nonsense with the UN.”

“You’re gonna call the General when we get settled, right?”

“Yeah, but I’ll probably get half way through a martini before I do,” Frank said, laughing.

“Not a bad idea,” Jane said, smiling. Lucy came over and…

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