By M. K. Wren
Within the twenty first Century, civilization is crumbling lower than the load of overpopulation, fiscal chaos, petty wars, a terrible pandemic, and eventually, a nuclear conflict that necessarily ends up in a dangerous nuclear winter.
On the Oregon Coast, girls, author Mary wish and painter Rachel Morrow, scratch out a minimum life as farmers. In what little time is out there to them, they embark at the undertaking that they wish will provide the present of data to destiny generations of survivors—the protection of the books: these to be had from their very own collections and any they locate at close by deserted houses.
For years, Mary and Rachel are chuffed to exertions at this activity of their solitude, yet an afternoon comes once they stumble upon a tender guy who comes from a bunch of survivors at the southern coast. They name their neighborhood the Ark. a really hopeful assembly, it may possibly appear, till Rachel and Mary detect that the Arkites think in just one book—the Judeo-Christian bible—and regard all different books as blasphemous.
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Lila didn't see what happened next but screams rang in her ears. The top of the ladder was clear so she began her own descent, her sandals slipping on the metal rungs. From below came the echoing sound of voices, hands reaching for her and helping her off the ladder. "Something's coming," she gasped breathlessly. " The soldier was beside her. She caught a glimpse of his profile in the darkness as he looked up to the gray circle above. "Close it! You'd better close it. " The whole point of hiding down here would be lost if the—whatever those people were—spotted the open manhole cover.
But Omar Everett wasn't done speaking his piece. " "Your choice," the soldier said, shortly. "Just don't go up until we're long gone. I don't want you giving away our location. " "Deb," she said, and moved past Lila to surrender her lighter to the leader before linking hands with Lila. Her fingers were strong and warm. The soldier's hand was even stronger. It tugged insistently on Lila's, pulling her forward. " A ragged chorus of affirmatives came from the group. Even the little girl had stopped sobbing, only an occasional hiccup coming from her.
She shook her head. Her brother grabbed her arms and his cajoling voice grew angry. Lila looked back at the train, its huge silver body like the carcass of some great beast lying in the tunnel. Adrenaline, sharp as knives, lanced through her veins. Her heart pounded so hard her chest was tight and she could scarcely breathe. More people were spilling out of the subway cars both nearby and farther down the track. More yells and screams, muffled by the closed windows came from inside the compartments.
A Gift Upon the Shore by M. K. Wren