Making Weird Normal
Chapter 2 Beta Outpost
‘ “There's a rumor that there's a rifle hidden in the sands between Alpha and Beta Outposts. It was hidden there by four bratty teens. I heard they mugged some guy for it while trying to escape their Outpost. How far did they think they were gonna get?? There nothing but sand for miles between the Outposts. Heard they got their asses handed to them, too. One kid got sent away and three negligent parents went to detention camps. Don't know whatever happened to the rest, but that rifle's still out there. No one's ever found it. To a kid like me, it would be like finding gold." -Duma Harris ‘
Would you survive in the post apocalyptic world of Outposts? There are two major cities left. One for scientists, the other the army and in between are three occupied Outposts, small training bases and prison camps. To have a family, and a job of your choosing, to go off the Outpost without permission... All of that is forbidden.
Part 2 Alpha Post
‘Ed went to run. Combat boots in sand. All two hundred pounds of him going nowhere fast. Sweat glistened off his bald head and that's exactly where I shot him - right in the back of his massive fuckin' head. I watched the blood pool out and coagulate in the sand beside him. I nudged him with my boot. He was dead, but I put another bullet in him for wasting my time and reteaching me there was no one in this world worthy of trust." -Z. Mitchell, Tech Specialist’
Would you survive in this post apocalyptic world of Outposts? The army tells you what to learn, what to think, where to live. They give you your clothes and your food and tell you it's for your own good. After what has happened is being militant the only way to survive?
The Outposts III
‘I did indeed run out of rations. I would die out here, my whereabouts unknown. If my bones were ever found, would anyone know they were mine? Who would tell my wife that I was sorry I couldn't figure this out, that I couldn't find my way..." -Z. Mitchell’
Would you survive in the post apocalyptic world of Outposts? To have a family and a job of your choosing, to go off the Outpost without permission... all of that is forbidden. Who and what is keeping you from normalcy? The government? Disease? You, yourself? All of these and something more? is it safer on your Outpost or is safety just an illusion?