The teens had a hidden nest in the maze of fake houses behind the airbase. The buildings were from the Cold War. But now they were abandoned, half-buried out in the desert.
Gina had swiped a box of wine from her mom, and they’d driven up in Tommy’s dad’s truck. They were relieved to be away from the world for a few hours. Their place was a refuge from the pressures of the outside world and the news.
If another war came, they would at least have today.
They didn’t hear the bomb test siren until it was too late.

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