Give Us this Day by Mark R. Turner
Approx. 6,900 words.
Published on December 17, 2011.
A short story. The people of a small town are isolated by martial law when the nearby metropolis is attacked by terrorists. News reports of bio-terrorist events in the city move some to take the law into their own hands and others to cash in on selling supplies. Vigilantes organize when a stranger shows up observing them. Will they catch him before he hits the church where everyone is gathering?