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The Rapture and the Hive – Part I – Chapter 1

Sep 26th, 2010 | By | Category: Series, The Rapture and the Hive
“I am the resurrection and the life!” the man screamsfrom the middle of the street as his flesh slowly turnsthat familiar gray pallor and his arms and legs and neck twitch as if in the final onslaught of a tetanus death.


The Rapture and the Hive – Part I – Chapter 2

Oct 15th, 2010 | By | Category: Series, The Rapture and the Hive
The smell and sound of fish fills the night, and though it’s not the catfish of which Gwen was dreaming but rather some plump brim and crappie, I think she is just as happy, for she has broken out her salt and pepper shakers and is being fairly liberal with the seasoning as she cooks.


The Rapture and the Hive – Part I – Chapter 3

Oct 25th, 2010 | By | Category: Series, The Rapture and the Hive
Little Rock Air Force Base is not actually in Little Rock—it is rather north of the river, beyond North Little Rock (which is its own separate city) and on the edge of Jacksonville, which might have become one of those white flight cities for those fleeing the “problems” of Little Rock had not its very Air Force neighbor brought men and women of all races to that spot on the highway, thus forcing choosy families to migrate further north, to Cabot or Beebe.


The Rapture and the Hive – Part I – Chapter 4

Nov 1st, 2010 | By | Category: Series, The Rapture and the Hive
The sign by the road reads “JUDD HILL PLANTATION AHEAD” in the sloppy, hand-painted letters of someone using too big a paintbrush for his job. Letters in red.


The Rapture and the Hive – Part I – Chapter 5

Nov 17th, 2010 | By | Category: Series, The Rapture and the Hive
I don’t know how long we have been sitting here against the wall when Jimm breaks our silence by asking, “Gil? What do you believe?”


The Rapture and the Hive – Part I – Chapter 6

Dec 8th, 2010 | By | Category: Series, The Rapture and the Hive
I am sitting on the bank of the White River just outside the town of Augusta, population unknown, though the sign at city limits posts the number 3,496.


The Rapture and the Hive – Part I – Chapter 7

Dec 22nd, 2010 | By | Category: Series, The Rapture and the Hive
It is raining softly, as I suppose it must, even in this world long past its apocalyptic prime.


The Rapture and the Hive – Part I – Chapter 8

Dec 28th, 2010 | By | Category: Series, The Rapture and the Hive
The sign on the side of the highway reads, in painted red lettering: THE HIVE. IN OLD SEARCY. ALL ARE WELCOME.


The Rapture and the Hive – Part II – Chapter 1

Jul 2nd, 2011 | By | Category: Series, The Rapture and the Hive

Part II:

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Prepared then, pilule and disposed as I was by the discourse of my companions, and Phoebe’s minute detail of everything, no wonder that such a sight gave the last dying blow to my native innocence.

—John Cleland, …



The Rapture and the Hive – Chapter 2

Oct 22nd, 2011 | By | Category: Series, The Rapture and the Hive

Chapter 2

I grew up in a world where everything that happened was the will of God, order where from the way the wind blew to the price of bread was a measure of God’s divine favor or disfavor, sick