Prep For Doom

Another anthology for which I was delighted to contribute a story. Prep For Doom was a unique project that grew out of interaction among the authors who are part of the Band of Dystopian Authors and Readers Facebook group. In this case, I provided the penultimate chapter, titled Blood Brother, and got to tell the story of the bad guy from his brother’s perspective.

From the imaginations of twenty authors of dystopian and post-apocalyptic fiction comes Prep For Doom — an integrated collection of short stories that tell the tale of a single catastrophe as experienced by many characters, some of whom will cross paths.

What begins with a seemingly innocuous traffic accident soon spirals into a global pandemic. The release of Airborne Viral Hemorrhagic Fever upon New York City’s unsuspecting populace brings bloody suffering within hours, death within a day, and spreads worldwide within a month.

An online community called Prep For Doom has risen to the top of a recent doomsday preparation movement. Some have written them off as crazy while others couldn’t be more serious about the safety the preppers could provide in a global disaster. But when AVHF strikes, their preparation may not be enough to save them.

Family takes care of each other, especially Harman’s Romani family. So when he receives a call from his brother, Luca, asking him to leave South America and return to New York City, Harman says yes. But helping his baby brother means something altogether different than what you might think, and every mile that takes Harman closer to Luca, also takes him closer to guilt, shame, and a dark decision that cannot be undone.