Recoil: A Silo Story is a short story written in Hugh Howey’s world of Wool. Although Recoil takes place in Silo 18, the story follows an alternate timeline to Wool that bypasses Shift and Dust. My story takes place some 20 to 25 years after the end of Wool and is the first installment of a short trilogy of my own. I hope you enjoy reading my story as much as I enjoyed writing it.
I would like to thank Hugh Howey for his encouragement to write this. He is extremely generous with his creation and has opened the door to many up-and-coming authors around the world to explore their own creativity.
In a silo where cleanings are a cause for celebration … are handled by a crew of teenage boys, a hazing initiation goes horribly wrong. The silo leadership hunts for the boys to clean – this time without the safety of the silo waiting for them when they finish.
The story is told through the eyes of two teenage girls: Petra and Tavi. Enamored with the cleaning crew, they find themselves on the wrong side of an extravagant manhunt. Unfortunately, they don’t find out what’s really happening in the silo until the final, deadly confrontation.
This story is offered free on this website for one week only. The complete novella is available in ebook here.
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