A YEAR UNDERFOOT – entry #116

A Year Underfoot


December 28th, 2033

The Threak have been landing fresh troops at the air base. Rumor has it they are going to be moving soon on the camps and communes springing up all over the Sierra Nevada Mountain Range. Most are of the opinion they are looking for slave labor, and I’m inclined to agree with them. There’s only so much they can rip out of the ground from above, the real work, the grunt work, can only be accomplished by bodies on the ground, and I doubt they’ll be the ones getting their hands dirty.

Not as long as they have us.

It’s estimated there are four hundred thousand people scattered along the length and width of the range…, –four hundred thousand.

I’m overjoyed at the number, but, it also means four hundred thousand people are in harm’s way. I hope they’re dug in, and dug in well, because, the fuzzies, as Jessie calls them, are coming, and they re coming soon.



About paul nevins

Fiction writer, reader and baseball fan.
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