Thursday, December 29, 2011

SHTF Fiction: New Fiction Stories You Have To Start Reading

As you know, I watch many of the survival themed forums, particularly the fiction sections as they are one of my favorite genres.

There are some new stories I recently started reading which I have to share with as many others as I think they will find them as exciting as I do.

The first one is on the Survivalist Boards under Books, Movies and Stories and is titled Going Home. This story follows a normal businessman from Florida caught 200 miles from home after an EMP burst takes out all modern electronics including cars. Our hero, though more prepared than most as he has a good Get Home Bag and some supplies, still has to deal with death at each turn as society comes unraveled. The author not only writes well, he posts regularly, as in an updated chapter once or twice a day! As one reader remarked, you will probably want to keep the story open on your browser and reload Going Home frequently throughout the day.

Another is the Union Creek Journal. This story is done as a series of blog postings as told by a survivor in the year 2015 after the American economy has collapsed. Our main character has gathered his family together at a farm in the middle of Nebraska and has managed to produce enough food and fuel to get by. However, as the cities empty, gangs and outlaws start to work their way out to the hinterlands in search of supplies. Unlike similarly themed stories, Union Creek Journal is well written, researched and realistic. This story is not a never ending laundry list of tools and equipment to buy and the characters, even the bad guys, are fleshed out and seemingly as normal as you and me. Please be sure to start at the bottom of the page as the chapters are in blog format and published as newest chapter on top.

I found another neat story on the WhenSHTF forum under Scenarios and Stories and entitled Boy - Story. This follows a young man making his way home, like Going Home, after an EMP burst. Unfortunately, the author has take a hiatus for the past month and no new chapters have been published. Still, the first part is very good and has some good lessons on what to do when you are faced with an emergency far from home and have no supplies to get started with.


Mudinyeri said...

Thank you for your mention of The Union Creek Journal. I'm the author and really appreciate your kind words. I'm especially grateful that you've taken note of the character development - even the bag guys (smile).

I hope you and your subscribers continue to enjoy The Journal.


SortingHat said...

I call the Survivalist Boards the Survivalist Maze because the board is badly layed out and the story section is awful to find exactly what YOU want and you have click scroll click scroll which can take hours if what you are looking for is niched/obscure.

I've taken a good peak at the Survivalist Boards but they are a mess to comb thru and there is no decent search function to narrow down what I want or I'll get lost trying to find things or distracted.

I tried to find a way to contact Survialist Boards dot com but I think there wasn't a way to do so and I gave up with them a year ago.

I was going to suggest a decent search engine as they have none and forums that do have them are usually crap anyways not giving the results I need.

Nice idea to gather people together but it's being plagued by the *Nanny* Liberals to often escalating flame wars and BS to shift thru in addition to the maze.

I call it the Survivalist Maze!

SortingHat said...

Now while the Survivalist Boards are a pain to shift thru due to the lack of a search engine which I mentioned in my previous post the Daily Creek Journal is a very good project.

I see nothing wrong with it except it gets really wordy with technical stuff which like me if you haven't been exposed to that kind of group think then it floats right past me.

I am glad other people who were lucky enough to connect to other survivalists can understand all the military lingo and tactical data.

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