by rykov00

Mark and his sister Liz have grown up in a household that had always been preparing for the Apocalypse, but they never expected it to actually come to pass. Now, their family is struggling in a world where monsters appear from thin air and technology no longer works. They thought they were prepared, but who can really be ready for the end of civilization as we know it to?

Follow the Randall family as they discover what happened to the world, why it ended, and what new abilities they all seem to have.

Book 1 in completed, and book 2 is in a long, slow, and intermittent state, and will some day in the distant future be completed. 

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Table of Contents
53 Chapters
Chapter Name Release Date
Chapter 1 - We’re Late! * ago
Chapter 2 - Monsters, Fuuzers, and Bears, oh my! * ago
Chapter 3 - Taking Stock ago
Chapter 4 - A walk around the block ago
Chapter 5 - Holding the Fort ago
Chapter 6 - Everything New is Old again ago
Chapter 7 - Ice Wolves ago
Chapter 8 - System Emergency Boot ago
Chapter 9 - New Realities ago
Chapter 10 - Shortcuts ago
Chapter 11 - A horse is a horse ago
Chapter 12 - Splitting up ago
Chapter 13 - Punching through ago
Chapter 14 - Home Sweet Home ago
Chapter 15 - Caravan ago
Chapter 16 - Monkey See ago
Chapter 17 - Monkey Do ago
Chapter 18 - Back to School ago
Chapter 19 - Homeroom ago
Chapter 20 - Out with a Bang ago
Chapter 21 - The Calm ago
Chapter 22 - The Final Countdown ago
Chapter 23 - The Storm ago
Not a Chapter ago
Chapter 24 - Wolves at the door ago
Chapter 25 - The Very Next Day ago
Chapter 26 - Blowing in the wind ago
Chapter 27 - Shambling Forward ago
Chapter 28 - Fighting words ago
Chapter 29 - Whistle while we work ago
Chapter 30 - One for the road ago
Chapter 31 - A Misty Wind ago
Chapter 32 - It makes a village ago
Chapter 33 - Double trouble ago
Chapter 34 - Best part of waking up ago
Chapter 35 - Old acquaintances ago
Chapter 36 - Obstacles ago
Chapter 37 - Inability ago
100k Views Bonus Chapter coming up! ago
Chapter 38 - Logging Data ago
Chapter 39 - Updates Upgrades and Uploads ago
Chapter 40 - Weight of the world ago
Chapter 41 - Leap before you look ago
Chapter 42 - Hit the fan ago
Chapter 43 - Hurry and wait ago
Chapter 44 - Plant of the apes ago
Chapter 45 - Secrets and whys ago
Chapter 46 - Dungeon Climb ago
Chapter 47 - Yar kidding me ago
Chapter 48 - X Marks the Spot ago
Chapter 49 - Done ago
Chapter 50 - Epilog ago
Book 2 Status and Book 1 Updates ago

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Thanks for the story it's been a great read Very Happy

Just started yesterday and I'm all caught up. I've been enjoying the direction you've taken the story, in that it's not focused on an OP MC looking to find and take down the big bad behind the 'system' but more focused on a (very strange yet extraordinary) family coming together to try and not only survive but thrive in this strange enviornment they find themselves in whilst also helping others and building up a 'new world' community. 

Personally I like the pace. I think thats partly because I read all the story up to date at once but also because I expect a slightly more slice of life feel to this story when compared to others in the same genre.

Problems I've had are 1st: dialogue. I've found myself thrown out of the flow of the story at times when dialogue is either a little stilted or worse, completely out of place due to either the character or just not sounding like natural speech (ie. too formal or too detailed), however this has shown up less often as the story progressed.

2nd: I personally didn't like the direction you've taken crafting. This material manipulation ability everyone pulls out is boring imo. It's just too easy and takes away from a lot of the fun I've gotten from crafting in stories like these and also meant that building up the town happened far too quickly and easily which drained any enjoyment or satisfaction I may have had in it also.

My last issue isn't really a problem. I just noticed myself getting annoyed when reading too many Mark POV chapters in a row :L he's a funny guy with an interesting perpective but... well, small doses are better than continued exposure haha.

Hopefully that's constructive. Overall it's been a great read and things have progressed logically which isn't as common as you might wish in online fiction. And you can see how our main characters aren't perfect narrators with things going on they either don't notice or make wrong/different assumptions. The characters themselves are well fleshed out and aren't static though perhaps other characters should be a bit more involved and fleshed out rather than seeming like extras, of course the town expanded pretty rapidly and I understand it can be hard to find the balance between character development and plot development.  I see this all as a sign of a good writer.

Looking forward to more chapters Very Happy Thanks for sharing.


It's good just a bit slow moving as I'm on chapter 16 and they are berry in the system with hardly any use of it

Edit/note I don't know if it's just a visual glitch on my end but for some reason whatever I rate this star wise it apers in the review it shows as one less right now I have it at 4.5 stars but shows when I look at the public version 3.5 stars


new logo coming soon thanks for waiting,

ps. you might know me as mark (;

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I picked up your story by pure chance. It was slow going at first but i saw something in what I was reading. Eventually the pretentious competition between siblings settled down, and the characters really came into their own. I thoroughly enjoyed my ride through pirate petes playground, I really cannot wait for the release of book 2 I hope you have ad much fun writing as I have reading 

I've seen quite a few of these modern day apocalypse novels on the site, but all of them are ALL doom and gloom or the MC is OP, or something else. This is just plain fun, I love it!


This is very good! A steady introduction to the apocalypse, a faulty System trying to implement, and some really funny sibling rivalry.


30 down and begging for more!

Ok. Found this book today and couldn't stop till id hit all youve released to date (chap 30)  and I must say I'm really loving it. The characters seem well thought out and real. And although you may feel its a little slow at times. Realizing most of its happened in one day you realise your not just reading but actually living the day with them!  I'm hoping more happens with the pet dog as I feel sorry for him compared to the other 2. Maybe a mana core? 🙏   and no mage type class yet but am expecting it from the new girls? Anyway. Keep up the great work. And thanks. S


good story, a tad slow on the system appearing but still fine with the quality! keep up the good work because i want more chapters :D                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          


the trouble with tribbles

Bahaha haha Rotflmao

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-Dear we are never speaking of this again......


It's a little cute, a bit bratty, sort of cheeky......but mostly it's the apocalypse so let's enjoy ourselves.


The story moves to fast and yet at the same time to slow. The main characters have explosive growth in skills but the story progresses slowly. In 30 odd chaptrrs only 24 hrs have passed yet the MCs are already OP. The balance just isnt there.