A couple hundred years after the bio-wars and we're still sealed in residential tanks. I have to wear a hazard suit just to go downtown, t that I can afford to go out. I passed all the tests. Now I sell blood just to make rent on my tank. Not for me. Rangers have jobs, real jobs. Mine came fighting mutants in the Pristine. Yeah, it's a Ranger's life for me.
Charles Bowen was a social worker, a banker, a software designer and a systems engineer. He's from the country, lived in the city and mowed his way through suburbia. Now a New Englander, Mr. Bowen published fiction in Happy, Lynx Eye, Jackhammer, and The Tucumcari Literary Review. His novels include Sole Seeker, Horizon View, Mirror Mirror and Moonview Trucker along with a collection of furry minis called, Ratfink Shorts.