The following set of Real Revo posts are fictional. None of this happened.
June 6th, 2313: It has now been a month since the outbreak. The entire family has been vaccinated and the spread of the virus has been contained. We still have no power but cell phone systems seem to be up. My account seems to have been dropped. In fact, all my neighbors have bars on their phones but no ability to make calls.
We have been to town and have met with people in our church. The horror stories are nightmarish. People are hungry. Food distribution by the National Guard is sporadic. People are living on corn meal and whatever livestock can be slaughtered.
It is worse in the cities. St. Louis, evidently, has been pretty much burned to the ground. Just about every major city has food riots. Distribution systems are still broken. Grocery stores in Cedar Rapids are pretty much just shells. People spend most of their days waiting in line for whatever distribution is available.
I am convinced that the travel restrictions are the only reason we haven’t been overrun with refugees from the cities. We hear rumors of hoards hitting rural areas around Chicago hard. Our house is in a very rural area on a road to nowhere. We wouldn’t have had such an easy go of it if we were on a natural line of drift.
It has been raining for a week adding to the misery. People stand shivering in the rain waiting for handouts. Queue positions are guarded to the death. I thank God daily we are not forced to wait in these lines for our next meager meal.
Power is on in Cedar Rapids. I doubt we will see anyone to repair our burned out substation for months. How could it be a priority for anyone?
There are rumors that some gas stations will be getting gasoline.
June 8th, 0823: Last night we were running the generator when it suddenly went off. I knew it was low on gas so I went to check it out. When I got out there, I saw a figure in the dark pulling it around the house. I shouted at him to let go and get off my land. He stopped and told me to fuck off. He was taking it and he would kill me. I froze and asked him who he was and realized there was a second person in the darkness. He told me he had a gun and would use it.
I was unarmed and told him that he could have the generator as I backed away. As I did, Kent came around the other side of the house and shot at the man closest to him. They both ran through the tree line and to pastureland north of the house. I ran to get my rifle and Kent watched as they took off in what looked like a Jeep.
This morning we found a blood trail through the pasture. We are chaining he generator to a bunch of cinder blocks this morning.
I am surprised we haven’t seen more of this sort of thing. I do expect it to increase.
June 9th, 1612: Today Kent and I went and found as many of the men from town as we could. We asked them to meet in the church and we talked about establishing some kind of a security/law enforcement entity for the area. Our town was served by the county sheriff but we have seen nothing the them since the outbreak. Everyone was pretty enthusiastic and promised to round up other adult men. We are to meet again tomorrow at noon.
June 9th, 2022: Talking to folks in town, it is pretty evident that nobody believes the narrative we are being told regarding the outbreak. It is just impossible that the vaccine could have been ready as quickly as it was. Furthermore, there is only a tepid interest in tracking down the perpetrators in what is now an obviously state controlled media.
There are various theories as to what really happened ranging from it was an accident to it was a planned government attack in the citizenry. I am not sure what to believe but I am certain we are not being told the full story. In fact, we are getting very little news at all.
I don’t know what has happened to my parents. In fact, I don’t know what has happened to any of my family that isn’t here with me. There is just no way to know. I am told there is some Internet, but it is highly restricted and I sure can’t access it. My phone line is down and my cell phone won’t connect. There is no mail and there are no newspapers. There is only the radio and that is like listening to some kind of a government propaganda broadcast.
I need to head out into the watch position for a few hours.