On April 4th, 2014, 6 billion and 783 million people died in the blinding white fireballs of the Pan-Global Nuclear Holocaust. Sophie Saint-Germain, wife and scientist and mother of one, was not among them.
She lived for a time, and so her words endure.
The reclamation of her terrifying story is a miracle in itself. Uncovered during the Shoshone Geyser Basin archaeological excavations of 2316, Sophie’s unearthed diary reveals the most secret confessions of the only known female survivor of the Holocaust in central Colorado. Her diary reveals the truths behind our legends of the High Shelter, the White Fire, the Great Dying, the Coming of the One, and the Gray Rain Exodus, her horrifying journey into the wasteland made with the sole conviction that her daughter, Lacie, was still alive.
For these are the first of words, chosen by the Woman of the Black Hawk:
FROM THE FIRE
GIVE ME SHELTER
THAT I MIGHT ENDURE THE STORM,
GIVE ME THE STRENGTH
TO PRAY MY DAUGHTER WILL PREVAIL.
From the Plague Land, from the Fire. This is the book of the woman who was, this is the codex of our ancestors’ revelation.
An episodic narrative, FROM THE FIRE, EPISODE I: END OF DAYS is the first installment of a serialized novel by Kent David Kelly. This unforgettable novella comprises 15,000 words, 50 printed pages, and precedes EPISODE II: THE CAGE, also available from Wonderland Imprints.