The Outsider (Atomic Wasteland Tales #1) by Jason Anderson
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Jacob Harkins knows that outsiders are forbidden to enter Raventon, but when a dying man collapses at the town gate, he can't turn his back. Little does he know, he's just set off a much larger chain of events...
Atomic Wasteland Tales are set in the ruins of civilization, decades after a devastating global nuclear war. Life is harsh, death is cheap, and hope is a forgotten dream for all but a fortunate few.
The Outsider is a short story (6365 words, about 19 novel pages). Edited by Lynn O'Dell (Red Adept Reviews).
What they're saying about it:
"I don't usually read short stories, but I was between books, so gave this one a try. It's not amazing, but it's a solid post-apocalyptic tale, and the length was perfect for finishing during my lunch break. Definitely worth a dollar, and good enough that I'd probably pay for any future stories set in the same universe." -- Amazon reviewer