A Few of the Chosen: Survivors of Terrorism

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Trafford Publishing, 2003 - Fiction - 146 pages
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The lives of Rod Williams, his family and friends are changed forever after terrorists bring their world into chaos. Determined not to merely survive, but to overcome the rapid deterioration of society as they have known it, they gather in strength and numbers to build better lives.

Through faith and endurance they rise to the challenges and grievous losses beyond their imagination. The twists and turns of their story may bring anger to your mind and tears to the eyes, but the writer hopes it will bring faith to your soul.

 

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Contents

INTRODUCTION
1
PROLOGUE
2
Chapter 1 The New Boat
3
Chapter 2 The Second Try
6
Chapter 3 The Last Trip
8
Chapter 4 Morning December 7 2003
23
Chapter 5 The Tower
26
Chapter 6 The Blast Part 1
28
Chapter 22 A Special Sabbath
72
Chapter 23 Heading North
75
Chapter 24 A Warning
78
Chapter 25 The Long Road Home
81
Chapter 26 Bad Boys at the Bridge
86
Chapter 27 Getting Started
87
Chapter 28 Security?
90
Chapter 29 Sorting Things Out
95

Chapter 7 The Blast Part 2
29
Chapter 8 1941 Revisited
30
Chapter 9 Leaving Las Vegas
32
Chapter 10 On the Pioneer Trail
34
Chapter 11 Camping
37
Chapter 12 Taking Shelter
39
Chapter 13 Moving On
42
Chapter 14 Halfway House?
44
Chapter 15 Crossing Over
46
Chapter 16 Return of the Hunters
49
Chapter 17 Smoky Mountain Road
52
Chapter 18 Homecoming Part 1
57
Chapter 19 Homecoming Part 2
61
Chapter 20 Making the Plan
62
Chapter 21 The Gathering
68
Chapter 30 Building Paradise amid Chaos
98
Chapter 31 Striving for Security
106
Chapter 32 The World Outside
112
Chapter 33 Delivering the Goods
115
Chapter 34 The Security System
121
Chapter 35 A Bounteous Harvest
123
Chapter 36 Flight 490
127
Chapter 37 The Second Narrows Bridge 1951 2004
129
Chapter 38 Broken Hearts and Contrite Spirits
132
Chapter 39 A Fathers Blessing
135
Chapter 40 Paradise Lost
137
Chapter 41 Decisions
139
Chapter 42 Gone but Not Forgotten
140
EPILOGUE
143
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About the author (2003)

Rodger J. Bille was born in 1935 in the sawmill town of McCleary, Washington. He was raised near Tacoma, Washington, where his parents were both scout leaders. Rodger learned survival skills at an early age boating the waters of Puget Sound, hiking the Olympic Mountains and camping at Cozy Cove, the family beach place. He attended the school of journalism at the U of W in Seattle for a short time, but was married at 19 and a father at 21, which put his dreams of acting and writing on hold for many years. Racing go-karts, drag racers, sports cars and outboard boats became an early obsession, but after rolling his Porsche Speedster in a race in Canada, he settled on the less expensive sport of motorcycles at age 27. In the mid-sixties he wrote a monthly column for Cycle Magazine while working as an importer of Italian motorcycles. Between 1974 and 1980 he participated in jet boat racing on rivers in Mexico, Canada and New Zealand. After several disasters, which provided a large amount of writing material, he returned to motorcycles and still races Vintage Moto-Cross regularly at age 68. Widowed after 34 years, Rodger married again in 1989 and currently lives with his wife Dolores in Saratoga Springs, Utah where he is an active High Priest in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. he maintains a fleet of dirt bikes, old VWs and a large motor home, many of which are used in exploring the vast and varied areas described in his writing. (He regrets that the boats are no longer his!)

Whereas most writers declare the people and circumstances in their stories to be totally fictitious, almost all of the characters in "A Few of the Chosen" are Rodger's family and friends withonly a few name changes. The essay "The Kind of Place in Which I Would Like to Live" was taken word for word from his grandfather's memoirs. The locations described are actual and many of the experiences portrayed are taking place or are happening.

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