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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.

Bug Out! California Part 74 – Dodge City

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After about an hour of watching, Trevor and Kaylee left the Battle Wagon and joined the others, who were working body disposal around the grounds of the big house. There was a huge bonfire going in the middle of the yard, and bodies were being thrown into it. The smell was bad.

“Where’s Ji-Ho?” Sam asked as they walked up.

“He was behind us, but got a phone call. He’ll be along.”

Seth and Kaitlyn rushed over.

“That mini-gun is frigging awesome,” Seth said.

“It’s scary,” Kaitlyn said. “That sound.”

Sid and Yvonne joined them, then Garrett.

“We’re in your debt,” Trevor said to Garrett.

“Likewise,” Garrett said.

“Where are we going now?” Kaylee asked. “We can’t stay here, can we?”

“You could join us in Dodge City,” Garrett said, a grin on his face.

“That’s that western town you guys have, I suspect?” Seth asked.

“Yeah,” he said.

“Is…

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Bugout! California Part 73 – Tense Agreement

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The horde of Islamists and UN Peacekeepers huddled behind the ruined vehicles, as the cowboys rode in from all directions, Winchesters and Sharps Rifles pointed at them. AK-47s were tossed out.

“Don’t shoot,” yelled a man in a French accent.

“Where’s the rest of you?” Garrett asked. “Lie and we’ll slaughter you.”

“What others?” the man asked, standing up.

“I said don’t lie,” Garrett said, shooting the man in the head. The other enemy fighters hunkered down, trembling.

“Maybe he wasn’t lying,” Sarah whispered to John.

“Oh, he was lying all right,” John said. “I trust Garrett on this.”

“Anybody else going to answer my question?” Garrett shouted.

Several of the cowboys dismounted and gathered up the AK-47s.

“Okay, come out with your hands up,” Garrett barked. The Islamists and remaining UN Peacekeepers slowly got to their feet, hands in the air, and came out, forming a line in front…

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Bugout! California Part 71 – Producer

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Jules walked back into the house after the others left the meeting. He pulled out his phone and hit Ivan’s contact. When it clicked, he punched the speaker button, then put it on the bar in the living room, freeing his hands to mix a drink.

“Finally,” Ivan said. “How’s it going? You settled in for the night?”

“Yes, Ivan. I drink your friend’s booze. How’s it going up there?”

“We’ve got everything in place. We’ll knock the UN out of power even quicker up here.”

Jules took a sip of his drink. “Which first? Frisco or Sacramento?”

“We’re hitting Frisco first,” Ivan said, “I’ve got a lot of recruits up here already. You guys are going to be PR at first. That’ll be as important as the number of UN thugs you actually kill.”

“PR? What is PR?”

Ivan laughed. “We need you guys to make a big show…

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Here’s an excerpt from Bug Out! Texas Book 7 – currently in editing.

Here’s an excerpt from Bug Out! Texas Book 7 – in editing now. Release expected in about a week.

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Chapter 12 – News Conference

Richardson and Lita sat on the front porch next to Roberto and Kris.

“You think we’re gonna be safe here?” Kris asked. “We really poked the hornet’s nest.”

“Depends on if there’s more bases close by,” Richardson said.

“Yeah, that’s the real question,” Roberto said. “You get chewed out by your CO?”

“Not really,” Richardson said. “After I explained it to him.”

“It went viral,” Lita said. “Big time. We’re even in the international news.”

“I’ll bet half of the media thinks we’re villains,” Kris said.

“Pretty much,” Lita said.

“Screw ‘em,” Roberto said. “Let them have their families attacked.”

“Wish we had an alternate location,” Richardson said. “I feel completely exposed here.”

Roberto’s phone rang. He fished it out of his pocket. “Gerald. I’ll put it on speaker.”

“Okay, Gerald, what’s up?”

“Governor Nelson is gonna do a speech in a few minutes,” he…

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