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A Society of Good Men by Richard MacPhie

Richard MacPhie has been an editor, writer, artist, public speaker, and musician. He plays chess, plays bass guitar, and writes. He finished writing his second book, Jamerican: The Gift of Poverty in September of 2008. He immediately wrote a sports-themed screenplay, called Saint Lacrosse, which is now in pre-production, with principal photography slated to be shot in August, 2009. He has also co-written a financial advice pamphlet, “How to Safely Invest With Your 401(k).” He was born on August 28, 1962 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He joined the US Army upon finishing high school and requested to be stationed on the East/West German border in the early eighties. After serving in the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment in Fulda, West Germany, he went on to the University of Minnesota, earned a B.A., and became a commissioned officer. A graduate of the U.S. Army Military Intelligence Officers’ Basic Course in Ft. Huachuca, Arizona, he once held a Top Secret clearance from the U.S. government. Richard is fond of coaching baseball & fastpitch softball.

Nuclear terrorism comes to life when seven American cities simultaneously go up in atomic mushroom clouds. Terrorists promise there are more nukes to come, causing the majority of urban populations to flee the cities. Martial law is immediately declared, yet American society slowly degrades into a culture of death, violence, and disease. A small percentage of citizens of Minneapolis, Minnesota remain. Defiantly staying behind and trying to forge life in a city void of most of its population, they learn to deal with an entirely new way of life. They struggle to survive as disease, violence, and the post-nuclear world take their toll on their ranks. You can read it here.