This Broken Earth, Book 1: The U.S. of After
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Published by Roger Colby at Smashwords
Copyright 2012 Roger Colby
Dear reader, I want you to know that I’m about to take you down a road that is full of bumps and pot holes. If you live in Oklahoma, you know all about this. If you don’t then you probably have one of those roads nearby if you are willing to travel far enough into the deep woods. This novel is off the beaten path for a reason. Basically I became tired of sharing my ideas about a Bible based post-apocalypse novel with my well meaning Christian friends and finding out that their views on the book of Revelation and Daniel were as varied as the many people with whom I spoke.
This is in no way a bad thing. I think it means that none of us really know what will happen. I write this novel in the fervor and Christmassy atmosphere of the 2012 Mayan prediction that the world will end this December, when I really think the poor fellow carving the calendar became tired and quit. I mean, they had to carve it out of stone, so maybe 2012 was simply too much to carve. My hand would get tired, too. Recent information tells us that we have another year and that the Mayan calendar actually ends in 2013.