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SLINGSHOT 8 by Danny Creasy


by Danny Creasy

292 pages
Slingshot 8 is Shakespeare on moonshine — a post-apocalyptic Henry V.

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About the Book
Seventy years after terrorists unleashed a weapons-grade virus on earth, a lone cluster of mankind survives in the Shoals Area of NW Alabama. Why? A U. S. Air Force C-130 carrying the only supply extant of the “Mad Flu” vaccine crash-landed at the Muscle Shoals Airport in Colbert County. Two draconian figures, Henry Wade Smith III and Charles Edward Ragland V, stepped up, and in the vacuum of governmental and military collapse, they cooperated to save the citizens of their two counties. Smith ruled Lauderdale County on the north side of the Tennessee River, and Ragland did the same in Colbert County to the south. They succeeded but not without costs. Democracy is gone. The Smith Ascendancy in Lauderdale and the Ragland Ascendancy in Colbert dictated the leaders since the apocalypse, and a falling-out between the two ruling families led to a series of devastating wars leaving the occupants of the “Spared Territory” divided and hate-filled.

Early attempts to venture out in the “Old World” failed. Sheltered behind their walls, the Lauderdale’s and Colbert’s compete for dwindling resources. Most recently, the two principalities are embroiled in a deadly dispute over control of Wilson Dam and its considerable yield of hydroelectric power. The Colbert’s have a larger population, deeper agriculture, a basic monetary system, and quite the industrial base. They feel entitled to a greater share of the dam’s output due to their economic progress and larger population. The Lauderdale’s are fewer in number, operate financially on a complicated barter system, and have a warrior mentality akin to ancient Sparta. The Colbert’s came up short in two prior invasions across the mighty river. Lauderdale strikes first this time; young Henry Wade Smith V (Harry) assumes the presidency after his father’s passing and takes Lauderdale to war the day of the state funeral. He commands from a painstakingly preserved humvee designated Slingshot 8.


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  • Jim & Nancy: Two Paths Merged by War by Danny Creasy
    The author's parents, James Eulis Creasy and Nancy Hemington, grew up in two very different cultures, but they were both from hardworking, loving, and humble families, sharing a common religion, with teetotalers as matriarchs. The two families were brought together by the greatest cataclysm in history, World War II, and Jim & Nancy's love.


About the Author
Danny Creasy Danny Creasy is a retired community banker and lifetime resident of “the Shoals” in North Alabama. His first published writings were creative non-fiction: a short story, White Flour, and a book, Jim & Nancy: Two Paths Merged by War. Slingshot 8 is Danny’s first work of fiction; more are forthcoming.



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