And the Meek

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Horror  |  House: Booksie Classic


The mutation of a common bug becomes impossible to exterminate, much longer living and extremely prolific, eventually infesting the entire world. This is the story of survival, not only of the
insects but the reactions by humans and worldwide military, especially the government of the United States.

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Roughing It

Submitted: March 07, 2018


Lester Johnston checks his wife, Melody, out of the mental institution where she's been an inpatient for the past nine months. His plan is to escape the infested city of Houston by camping in the
wilderness.
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The Johnstons

Submitted: March 11, 2018


The Johnston family has an idyllic life, except for one little problem that has cropped up recently.
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Pest Control

Submitted: March 11, 2018


The Johnstons go out for the day and stay well into the wee hours after their home is sprayed with insecticide and a high heat treatment is administered. No bedbugs or eggs have ever survived this
method of eradication.
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Martha

Submitted: March 12, 2018


The Typhoid Mary of the Mutants survives the pest control treatment of the Johnstons condo.
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Tragedy

Submitted: March 12, 2018


A tragic event turns the Johnston's world upside down, forever.
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El Paso

Submitted: March 12, 2018


Les goes back to work. Unbeknownst to him, Martha has stowed away for the trip.
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Sherry

Submitted: March 12, 2018


Sherry Farwell picks up some of Martha's eggs, takes them home, and a few weeks later begins to spread the infestation in her own unique way.
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Broken Melody

Submitted: March 12, 2018


Melody Johnston breaks with reality and must be hospitalized.
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Abel

Submitted: March 12, 2018


The egg picked up by the dog at El Paso Airport hatches in Malaysia.
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Requiem

Submitted: March 12, 2018


The Johnstons have been camped in the same location for eight days. Sherry's attitude changes overnight.
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Necessity

Submitted: March 12, 2018


Sherry gives up trying to maintain an apartment as each become hopelessly infested with impossible to exterminate bedbugs. She decides on a radical change of lifestyle.
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Survival Mode

Submitted: March 12, 2018


Havens are built by multi-billionaires and rented to the super rich, The Center for Disease Control tries to find a 'magic bullet,' The President deals with the apocalypse and a pair of twin
brothers find their own way to survive.
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Desertion

Submitted: March 12, 2018


Two high ranking officers desert the Army to join the militia.
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Augie

Submitted: March 12, 2018


August Hartke is Richard Wisner's lifelong friend. Richard invites him to live at Haven Two as his guest. Matt Matamoras is not impressed with Hartke.
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Militia

Submitted: March 12, 2018


Americans for Inalienable Rights (AIR) is convinced the elites have manufactured the apocalypse to reduce the world's population to five hundred million while protecting themselves in the havens.
Colonel Jack considers it his duty to destroy the havens and their multi-millionaire and billionaire residents.
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AIR Assault

Submitted: March 12, 2018


Colonel Jack sends two companies of troops to a remote warehouse where he believes chemical weapons are stored. Their mission is to destroy the base and take the weapons.
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Joining AIR

Submitted: March 12, 2018


After seven years of camping, Lester Johnston decides to join the militia.
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Bond

Submitted: March 12, 2018


Sherry and Les become instant best friends.
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Destroy Haven One

Submitted: March 12, 2018


A new mission for Companies B and C.
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Exile

Submitted: March 12, 2018


Richard talks Mr. Wisner into sparing Augie's life after the security council decides to get rid of him.
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Saul

Submitted: March 12, 2018


Saul Costner's apartment becomes infested. He calls his twin brother before leaving with the intention of surviving by camping in the Big Bend wilderness. Plans change on the way there.
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The Plan

Submitted: March 12, 2018


Colonel Jack lays out his plan to attack and destroy Haven Two.
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Raze Haven Two

Submitted: March 12, 2018


Haven Two is savagely attacked by AIR
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Exodus

Submitted: March 12, 2018


Four friends come to some realizations and make some assumptions. A decision is made.
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Underway

Submitted: March 12, 2018


The three-month cruise to Fiji gets underway.
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Red Sky at Morning

Submitted: March 12, 2018


Stormy weather and a sighting which cannot be land.
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Scavengers

Submitted: March 12, 2018


Augie and Richard explorer the huge cargo ship.
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Anarchy

Submitted: March 12, 2018


POTUS and his remaining few hangers-on still reside at The White House, though the rest of the government has fallen apart.
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Taveuni

Submitted: March 12, 2018


The Currahee and her crew arrive in Fiji.
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Festival

Submitted: March 12, 2018


A summer solstice festival is held at neighbors' home. Richard and Augie meet a couple of native women.
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Eureka Springs

Submitted: March 12, 2018


Turk and the rest of the former White House employees arrive in the Ozarks.
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Eva

Submitted: March 12, 2018


Les and Sherry's baby is born.
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Endgame

Submitted: March 12, 2018


General David Pennington commits an unspeakable act. The effects are eventually felt worldwide.
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Genesis

Submitted: March 12, 2018


Effects of the nuclear holocaust reach Fiji.
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