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June 17, 2013

Chapter 4 - The Signals

... He thought about each signal and wondered what had been the final trigger; the final straw on the back of the camel. Was it only one individual signal that had resulted in the rampage and carnage that had eventually erupted?...

Jake van der Wilden continues his apocalyptic story.

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June 03, 2013

Chapter 2 - A History - And A Decision

...He shifted his position to reduce the pressure on his leg and felt the bulk of his firearm in its holster. It never left his side, as he did not know when he would need it...

Jake van der Wiklden continues his novel about a civilisation at crisis point.

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May 27, 2013

Chapter 1 - Alone

...His mind drifted back to days when he had travelled through the country on business, or on holiday. In his mind’s eye he could see the gently waving fields of green maize in the Free State, the fat sheep moving slowly around the Karoo farms, the well-fed cattle in the Natal Midlands, the vine-covered hills in the Cape and the tiny vapour trails high up in a cold sky, left by aeroplanes carrying people to all corners of the country. He even recalled the black plume of smoke left by one of the few remaining steam locomotives that were replaced by soulless, thundering diesel monsters...

But Jack is now living in a bleak world where only one thing matters: Survival.

Jake van der Wilden brings us the vivid first episode of an apocalyptic story.

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May 13, 2013

Chapter 1 - Alone

...he had reconciled himself to a harsh new reality – the trains no longer ran, the planes no longer flew, and even though the wind still blew, the farms had been reduced to wild fields where any fruit, or vegetables, survived just until they were ripe enough to be eaten by whoever was lucky enough to find them..

Jack van der Wilden begins a gripping story set in apocalyptic future.

Watch out for further chapters of this tale on forthcoming Mondays.

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