I’ve decided to try signing up for SSS this week instead of just posting something. The following excerpt is from Swamp Gas. Next week, I’ll go back to posting from Jasper City.
This takes place in the swamps near a war-torn US city. The protagonist Stelle encounters an injured man during a distress cal:
“Stelle moaned through the gas mask, holstering her weapon. She knelt down and examined the man’s body. His skin was several shades of red, and blistered. What Stelle took to be cold chills were actually violent muscle twitches, indicating serious nerve damage. It was only a matter of time before the chemicals he inhaled killed him.
Stelle quickly opened her pack and produced a second gas mask.”