In the not-too-distant future a virus known as The Lady has wiped out ninety-nine percent of the Earth’s population. A group of 100 survivors (civilian and military) have taken refuge in a civil war fort turned historical attraction. They are led by a council of six: a doctor, a lawyer, the former deputy mayor of a local town, a factory foreman, a gift shop manager and the head of the military presence at the fort. Recently they have met to discuss the fate of one of the survivors who it is believed has become infected with the disease that has nearly eradicated Human life on Earth. After much debate it was voted four to two that Bea, the eight year old that is under suspicion, should be killed for the good of the other survivors.
The doctor, Peg, and the lawyer, Kat, were on other sides of this decision and it has caused a rift in their marriage, especially as Kat moved out of the tent they shared while Peg performed a dangerous appendectomy using the primitive means available to her.
Also in the Fort is Joe, a night watchman with an unhealthy obsession with a girl named Viv and a short temper.
Viv has begun a romance with one of the military men in the fort, Private Parks, and the pair hope to eventually escape the fort in the dead of night and live happily ever after.
The most senior of the military men, Captain Butler, has assigned some men to burn the storage hut that Bea is quarantined in to the ground with her inside and when we last saw Bea she was waking up to smoke and heat with no way to escape…
To catch up: Introduction to the 100 WORD NOVEL. Chapter One Chapter Two Chapter Three Chapter Four Chapter Five Chapter Six Chapter Seven Chapter Eight Chapter Nine Chapter Ten Chapter Eleven Chapter Twelve Chapter Thirteen Interlude Chapter Fourteen Chapter Fifteen Chapter Sixteen Chapter Seventeen Chapter Eighteen Chapter Nineteen Chapter Twenty Chapter Twenty-One Chapter Twenty-Two Chapter Twenty-Three Chapter Twenty-Four Chapter Twenty-Five Chapter Twenty-Six Chapter Twenty-Seven Chapter Twenty-Eight Chapter Twenty-Nine Chapter Thirty Chapter Thirty-One Chapter Thirty-Two Chapter Thirty-Three Chapter Thirty-Four Chapter Thirty-Five Chapter Thirty-Six Chapter Thirty-Seven Chapter Thirty-Eight