The Bones of the Forest by Rachelle Reese
Approx. 11,300 words.
Published on March 19, 2009.
After Amanda's family leaves the safety net of the city for the Undiscovered Foothills, Amanda discovers a crumbling house in the woods. Inside the house, she finds the diary of the writer who lived there long ago before the terrorists were rounded up and the rural families migrated to the protection of the safety net. As Amanda reads the diary, she finds some surprising parallels with her world.