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Bugout! California Part 23 – The Noose Tightens

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Commissioner Frawley couldn’t sleep. He lay on his hard cot, staring at the stained ceiling of the cell in the abandoned prison. There was a clank from down the hall, and whispering voices. Footsteps approached. Frawley got off his cot and shook Katz and Cooley.

“Whaaa…” Cooley murmured.

“We’ve got company,” Frawley whispered.

“Hear them,” Katz whispered back.

Suddenly a flashlight beam hit lit the cell.

“Good evening,” Chief Smith said. “Sorry to wake you. We had to come late.”

A key went into the lock on the bars, and it creaked open. Chief Smith came in with a rail-thin man wearing a hoodie, then set his flashlight on the floor, pointing up to the ceiling, bathing the cell in dim light.

Frawley’s eyes got wide as the thin man pulled down the hood. “Governor Sable?”

“Sorry about what happened,” Sable said. “California is in big trouble.”

“Yeah, no crap,”…

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Bugout! California Part 22 – Check Point

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Friday morning. Robbie woke up next to Morgan, who was still snoring softly next to him. He spooned tighter, feeling her stir.

“Good morning,” she said sleepily, pushing back on him.

“Good morning to you,” he said, kissing her neck. She swooned, turning towards him. They went at each other, passion rising quickly. When they were done, Morgan took his head in her hands and stared into his eyes.

“I’m so in love with you,” she said.

“I feel the same way,” Robbie said. He sat up. “What time do you have to go to work?”

“I’ve got a few hours. I need a shower.”

“Towels are in the cabinet under the far sink,” Robbie said. “Help yourself.”

She got out of bed. “Maybe you should join me.”

“If I do that, we’ll start up again.”

“You don’t want to?” she asked.

“Not right now,” he said. “I need to…

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Bugout! California Part 21 – Bonfire

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“Got her hooked up?” Clem asked from the driver’s seat of the mobile artillery piece.

“Yeah, but one of the tires is flat,” Sam said. “It’s not gonna roll easy.”

“Knew that,” Clem said. “This baby has some grunt.” He put the tracked vehicle into gear and started forward, the chain growing taught, the ruined hulk of a UN vehicle starting to move. Clem drove towards the rear of the clubhouse. “Where do you want me to drop it?”

“Far side, so we can use it for cover from the road,” Sid said.

“Can it be seen from the road if we put it there?” Clem asked.

“We might need to put a little brush around it,” Sam said. “But I like the idea.”

“Okay,” Clem said. He pulled the hulk to that area and shut down the engine. Sid, John, and Sam rushed over to get the chains unhooked.

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Bugout! California Part 20 – Special Invitation

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The TV was still on in Ji-Ho’s living room, but everybody in there was numb to the stories. It was late. Ji-Ho came out of his bedroom.

“You get her?” Kaylee asked. “You’ve been in there a long time.”

“Yes, I get through to South Korea,” Ji-Ho said. “Your Aunt fine so far, but everybody worry. North Korea has missiles on launch pad. Long range. They say they fire at USA.”

“You don’t think they can hit us, do you?” Emma asked.

“They try,” Ji-Ho said. “Better to be here than in Seattle or Northern California. LA hard for them to hit.”

“I still can’t believe that Ventura Harbor got hit,” Matt said. “I had some friends there. Hope they weren’t in a bad place.”

Trevor’s phone rang. He looked at the number. “Whoa, it’s Gus!”

“You gonna answer it?” Angel asked.

Trevor nodded and put the phone to his…

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