Three Dystopian Stories From North Carolina State University Grad

Wandering in the Words Press is pleased to announce the release of The Toll Road, a collection of short stories by Kristina Turnage. The Toll Road is available for purchase on Amazon in both paperback and Kindle formats.

With vivid imagination, Turnage explores three “What if” dystopian scenarios that give us chills. Through the eyes of young characters, we learn what life is like after the unthinkable has happened.

About the book:
What will you do when the world as we know it tumbles into chaos? The Toll Road is a collection of three short stories. Each tale delves into a terrifying dystopian scenario:

First, “The Toll Road” opens with an attack on Jake Sheffield, a man journeying cross country to be with his sister after a solar flare has caused destruction and hysteria.

Next, in “Revolution,” Laura Haywood tries to fly under the radar in a world where Big Brother is always watching and ready to eliminate anyone who dissents.

And finally, in “Bishop Farm,” young Molly and family take refuge in the mountains of West Virginia after an economic disaster leads to wide-scale rioting.

“I have a family in that town, Jake. My wife, my daughter, they live in that town. We all have a family there,” he said, pointing to the other men. They were all listening to him, waiting along with me to find out what my fate would be. “I am not going to let harm come to that town. It’s why we watch the road. Now I am going to ask you a very important question, Jake, and your answer had better sound like the truth to me.”

About the author:

Kristina Turnage discovered her love of stories at a young age, reading every book she could get her hands on until she realized that she could write her own. She completed her BA in English, concentrating in Creative Writing, at North Carolina State University in 2013. She now lives with her husband and their dog in Raleigh.