All Rights Reserved ©


A girl is stranded when a pandemic sweepz the world of almost all humans. An boy escapes a facility where he is tortured with drugs. And their paths cross, leading them to have to grow together to find the boys remaining family.

Adventure / Romance
Age Rating:


Amanda lays on her parents bed, her legs and arms stretched out over the length of the king size, her fingers and toes becoming closer everyday to spanning the entire bed. The shepherd looks around as if ready to protect anything that comes near his master. She opens her eyes and Frankies tail wags joyfully, he's happy to see another bright day with her. Amanda reaches for his greying face and scratches behind his ears. His leg starts shaking in harmony with the petting he's receiving.
“Morning Frankie boy.” He stands up and lets his tongue hang over Amanda's face. “Are you hungry?” She asks the pup. He turns his head, as if trying to decode what she's just said.
Amanda stands and stretches, trying to get her head about her. Usually she would sleep in, but today she's on a mission. She has to check her traps, set all around her fathers vast property.
“Lets go boy.” She says, walking to the kitchen. It's an old house, creaky, and scents of dust fill its every hollow place. The house was bought by the Traceys 20 years ago, when Amanda's parents had finally decided to settle down. After taking a bite of carrot Amanda decides she's not hungry and leaves the old victorian to fetch her four-wheeler. The old cow, Bess, greets her by the fence and follows her along till Amanda walks in the barn.
“I'll be back miss bessie, don't worry.” She says, sliding her weathered boots on and starting up one of her only means of transportation. She backs out of the wide barn doors and takes her trails, resetting all her empty traps. Every time she arrives at another empty cage her heart sinks a bit. Sure, she thinks, the garden is prosperous, but she hasn't had an animal to eat since sometime last year so shes desperate. She misses it, she misses her family.
As she drives further along the dirt roads through the forest she comes upon a trap containing some sort of animal. She stops and jumps off, running towards it. Frankie has been tailing her this entire time so he trots ahead of her and sniffs at the walls of the cage. As she gets closer she realizes it's a coon. She opens the trapdoor and grabs it by the scruff. It hisses and claws at her and she hates what's coming next. She snaps its neck. Her and her dad had traps out all the time, but he always made her kill it. Gives you guts, he'd say. She didn't regret killing them all though, or she wouldn't have had the guts to kill her meal today. Frankie dances around her feet as she goes back to her four wheeler. He hops on the back like a kid and she gives him a look, yet he still remains seated.
“Fine Frankie boy, you asked for it.” She says. She revs it and he immediately jumps off, just in time because Amanda takes off fast. She misses her brother now, riding her four wheeler 50 miles an hour through the trees. She turns sharp to the right and goes out into the field. She yells as loud as she can as she goes quickly through the tall grass. No one can hear her out here, as far as any passerbye is concerned her road doesn't even exist. In the year before the small gravel road wasn't exactly taking its time becoming grown over. Her hair flies in the wind behind her and she feels unstuck from her forever home.
Continue Reading Next Chapter
Further Recommendations

Ann Rodriguez: 😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭

Jd Nox: Amazing short story. Love it! ❤️

karene911: The Shifter world is growing with more fated mates on the way, this continuation of the story increases our big happy family exponentially with another mate and more Cubs, more adventures, and a new business. Can’t get enough of this big extended family.

Viola Salter: Interesting novel great short stories. Update please.

pretty_fairy: really good story keep writing more. make the story unfold, add a little drama, continue with realistic events, add in jealousy from both Sin and Blaire. you got a good story going just keep writing more im so exited to read it.

karene911: The continuation of this series is just as good as the first, I love there are warnings of mature or sexual themes as well as triggers. The characters feel like people you know minus the werewolf part. Great job

Rabii: Great stories,keeps me on my toes..I don’t really have much to say after that lol they should allow us to keep these reviews short if we feel so!😂but I’m definitely recommending ALL these books to others once I’m done reading them

karene911: I didn’t read the first two but can honestly say I enjoyed this book on its own. As a matter of fact I liked it well enough to go back and look for the first two books. Well done.

More Recommendations

Nina-Marie Madugu Opene: I like how you made each book a part of the story

leaflabprocbdfact: https://leaflabprocbd.wixsit...

Betty S Davies: I LOVE this book. I can't wait to keep reading it I wish you would have kept it here instead of putting it on Galatia.

Elizabeth : Hot! Hot! Hot

About Us

Inkitt is the world’s first reader-powered publisher, providing a platform to discover hidden talents and turn them into globally successful authors. Write captivating stories, read enchanting novels, and we’ll publish the books our readers love most on our sister app, GALATEA and other formats.