Hard Drive logo the autonomous carnage
a short story by R. Scott Douglas
Something has gone terribly wrong.
25 YEARS FROM NOW: The launch of the Saber 5000 was the beginning of the autonomous car age. With only Sabers allowed on the roads, traffic problems like congestion and accidents became things of the past — at least for a short time. But as Tom Cardwell is about to learn, the Sabers are not happy.
Dedicated to Michael Crichton, circa 1973, and George Miller, circa the Namibia years.

CHAPTERS

1. MORNING RIDE

Tom's drive to work hits a bump in the road (and a few other things).

2. JOHNNY'S TODAY & YESTERDAYS

Johnny Chu's day has turned into his worst nightmare. Is he to blame? Can he set things right?

3. SABERCORP

Tom and Johnny risk their lives getting to the core of the problem and gain a new ally.

4. PRAY FOR THE WILDCATS

Warren has friends that can help out with the Saber issue.

5. STREETS OF DESTRUCTION

The Wildcats roll into action. Let rip the Apocalypse Wagons.

6. TROJAN SABER GAMBIT

Johnny has a plan that could save hundreds if not thousands in the city.

7. ON THE ROAD

It's one last push to escape the city and rescue as many hostages as they can.

8. "THE FIELD IS SAFETY!"

It's one last push to escape the city and rescue as many hostages as they can.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
R. Scott Douglas has, at various times, been a journalist, magazine editor, documentary filmmaker and currently is a corporate communications manager. He enjoys traveling and exploring. He is the author of the novel The Devil's Highway (Amazon, paperback) and a frequent contributor of short documentaries on YouTube. To contact R. Scott Douglas please use this webpage.