The Last Child

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The Last Child
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Title The Last Child
Anthology Wastelands III
Published 2019
Length 10 pages
ScottSigler.com Library link

The Last Child is a short story that extends the Generations Trilogy. It was published in 2019 in the anthology Wastelands: The New Apocalypse.

Summary

During the final battle of Uchmal in Alone, Em Savage sent troops of fighters out from the city to engage the enemy as a delaying tactic. This allowed the time necessary for fuel to be synthesized so the Birthday Children could evacuate their home.

The Last Child is a story about one group of fighters as they struggle to return to the city in order to board the leaving troop ships and evacuate.

Background

On August 25, 2018, the idea for a new story was solicited by from the members of the Sigler Junkies group on Facebook[1], when Scott Sigler asked for ideas to write for a new anthology focusing on an apocalypse.

In the meantime! I have another short story due. This one is about an apocalypse. Can be pre-, during or post-apocalypse. The anthology editors would love it if I did one from the Siglerverse.
So I ask you, Junkies, for any idea. What's a good "apocalypse" within the existing Siglerverse in which I could set a short story? I would likely use secondary characters or brand new characters. It can be anything, from the Kissyman Era, Modern Day Era (INFECTED, EARTHCORE, etc), Crypt Era or GFL Era.

Prizes of "free books" were awarded to the Junkies who provided the story idea. Winning Junkies were (in no particular order):

  • Daryl Delancy
  • Scott Clutter
  • Nathan Joslin
  • John Gunn
Trivia: When the story was originally submitted to the anthology editor, it was titled Abandoned. The story name was changed prior to publication.

Characters

Name Gender Caste Information
Oscar Vanev Male Service The story is told from his point-of-view
B. Bureau Male Service Armed with hatchet
Y. Pajari Female Service Mortally wounded from Abernessian mortar round
B. Marija Female Might Armed with Abernessian rifle and folding scythe
S. Eadburgh Unknown Unknown Killed by Abernessian bullet
J. Nikole Unknown Unknown Killed by Abernessian knife through the heart

See Also

References

  1. Sigler Junkies Facebook group thread'

Short Stories by Scott Sigler

Bag Man • The Case of the Haunted Safeway • The Case of the President of Hell • Chuckles Mulrooney, Attorney for the Damned • Complex God • Dangerous Prey • Dear Diary • The Fifth Day of Deer Camp • The Final Blow • The Great Snipe Hunt • Hero • The Hippo • The Hippo II • Iowa Typhoon • Kissyman & Screamin' Jesse Dupre • Kissyman and the Succubus •  Kissyman & The Last Song •  Lady and the Wolf • The Last Child • Mister Double-M • Nosferatu, Brutus? • Number One With A Bullet • Passenger • Public Domain • Red Man  • Sacred Cow • The Seventh Day of Deer Camp • The Sixth Day of Deer Camp • Splashing Contest •  Those Gaddam Cookies • Throwdown • Vacation • Victim with a Capital V • The Wolf