David by Sean Marsh (Getting Home #1)
English | 2019 | Sci-Fi | ePUB | 468 Kb
David : While on a business trip on the other side of the country David’s life gets turned upside down by the end of the world. With chaos raging all around David must use whatever and whoever he can to try to get home to his family…
In this new dystopian environment how much of David’s humanity is he prepared to lose just to survive and get home? Will there even be anything or anyone waiting at home if he gets there?
Following a real-life route David must grapple with the end of the modern world and the anarchy that ensues. From urban environments, through suburbia and into the wilderness David must rely on his skills and wit to survive the journey home.
“David was still in his shirt and his suit trousers, which after his short nap were now in need of a good ironing. Although still groggy from the short but deep nap, he managed to roll himself over onto one arm and very slowly grab the TV remote control.
With sleepy eyes he pressed what he thought was always the start button on a confusing hotel remote a couple of times, but nothing happened, the TV refused to turn on. Thinking he was probably an idiot, as he was still more than half asleep. David, with a grunt, slowly got off the bed and wandered over to the TV. His aim was to try and press the on button near the front of the TV unit. Achieving this he was once again surprised when nothing happened, the TV stubbornly refused to turn on.
“Perhaps it’s off at the wall”, he thought. Being a techie, he was quite used to IT support. Either through work or friends and family so he began to follow the wires from the back of the tv down the back of the cabinet. “Nope that’s not it”, he said to himself seeing that the wall switch was turned on.
Too tired to give a shit, David gave up with the TV and turned back to the small table huddled in the corner of the hotel room. From there he grabbed his laptop and, opening it up he thought, “well if the TV’s not working then I’m definitely going to browse the internet instead”.
It didn’t take long before David was shaking his head again in confusion. He was pretty sure that he’d just closed the laptop and not turned it off when he’d left the meeting and to be honest, he was more than a little annoyed when it didn’t immediately start up. With a heavy sigh he, once again, hit a ‘so called’ on button, and once again there was no response from the so called ‘on button’.”