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The Rain - Part 1 (A Post-Apocalyptic Story) by [Turkot, Joseph]
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There are a lot of stories about how the rain started.

The thing that always comes to mind first isn’t the how though, it’s the how much. Russell still does the math too: 15, 5,400, and 8,550. 15 inches a day, 5,400 a year, and 8,550 feet since the start.

We have no idea if it’s accurate. But it’s important to think about it, he says, because it reminds us to keep moving. I’m Tanner. Russell plucked me from the rain when I was two.

Fourteen years ago we left Philadelphia. As the water rose, we moved west, hoping the elevation would keep us warm and dry. Pittsburg, Indianapolis, Sioux Falls, Rapid City. Now we’re stranded on the islands in Wyoming. Russell thinks they used to be the Bighorn mountains. But we can’t go back now. There’s no warm and there’s no dry anymore. Just a rumor about a place where it isn't raining. So we’re going to try to make it—520 miles south to Leadville. But we can’t drift east, the Great Plains have become waterspout alley, a raging tomb of moving water.

Together we push on, surviving, heading to Leadville. But something is wrong with him now. He says it’s nothing. But his breathing doesn’t sound that way.

Exposure, pruned hands, and infection. But since, Rapid City, it’s the face eaters too. And the crack in the canoe that’s growing. And the ice I think I see on the water. Russell thinks it’s my imagination.

We cling to the last strips of the veneer. And each other.

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  • Print Length: 79 pages
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  • Language: English
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars 2 customer reviews
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Written as a horror story. The rain and floods have destroyed civilization. Two survivors canoe their way westwards in hope of finding dry land. The old man and a young girl are alone and totally dependent on each other. Desperate cannibals pursue them.

Written in an understated style. It's an effective introduction to this apocalyptic universe.
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Part 2 of "The Rain" series planted pictures in my mind. The story pulled me through and I was eager for more.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Dream of Leadville Oct. 28 2013
By Cat Gadget - Published on
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This story starts in possible near future where catastrophic weather drives humanity insane. Fourteen years ago Russell found Tanner and saved her. Protecting each other they scavenge for food searching for information. They get a tip and begin trek for Leadville where it is rumored to be dry. Traveling in hope as the veneer that once covered mankind shreds.
When I began reading I was unsure what that word veneer meant in the story. Once started I was hooked and before I knew it it was at the end of part one, and I understood how thin the veneer really is in our lives today.

I enjoyed this and I cannot wait to read more.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars ~~To Leadville, CO~~ Oct. 25 2013
By USN Chief, Ret..VT Town - Published on
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Russell has been caring for a young lady (Tanner) for over 14 years. Both of her parents have died and Russell has been trying to get her to safety and higher ground since then. The rain never stops and their daily existence is one of complete misery. Add in the fact that cannibals are appearing more often and the story is set.

I really like the comparison of the human body in these times of troubles to veneer. An outstanding analogy throughout this first part.

Most highly recommended.

Part 2 on the horizon, I see...
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Cliffhanger! Ughhhh! Jan. 13 2014
By Jett Cat - Published on
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Why do you torment me so!

Seriously, neat story, good concept! I know that i downloaded the first installment of this story for free so I cannot complain that I am left hanging! Gotta get the next one to find out what happens!

I am just disturbed that this author and so many others are getting so good at giving me just a taste that sends me searching out the next book! Dastardly!

This book was honestly not like anything I expected! I recommend it for readers who are not frustrated with a slow build to an explanation, or possible no real explanation as to how things came to be. It would appear that the characters do not know and any explanation will be the best guess of the survivors. While this type of story does not bother me, i know some readers do not enjoy not really knowing.

I feel this end of the world as we know it story was well done. Other than Keene's Leviathan story I do not recall reading another a flooded planet story.

The author introduces the consequences of being constantly soaked to the reader! I do not know if your skin will slip off if constantly wet, but i find that to be more disturbing than a Zombie chasing me down! Ughhh.... creepy!

If you are looking for something that examines the mentality of a survival based humanity, and a different take on Apocalypse with new and unique dangers then this is for you!

I look forward to reading more about surviving in this type of world, and the author does a wonderful job of contrasting a survivor who remembers the world from before, with a survivor who was born after things began. I thought the contrasts were thought provoking!

Well worth the time!
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good story, price for future ones too high. April 5 2014
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I really liked it but it was really short and the other ones cost money, so in total you could get a full book for much cheaper than all of these little ones put together.
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Where is the Draw in? Jan. 28 2014
By Damien Darke - Published on
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I get the plot of the story, but my main thought was that there was no real direction. There was no description just a long, ongoing ocean of words. This has the potential of being as amazing as all of those 5*claim, but right now this is a first draft in need of direction, conversation, and dramatization. Not trying to be harsh, but 2 chapters and 70 pages could have easily been drawn out to draw the readers in. Good luck.