Synopsis by Clarke Fountain
The hero of this bleak science-fiction story is a married man who, along with his wife, survives the mysterious destruction of the world. After his wife dies, he makes plans to seek out whatever remnants of civilization exist. However, the arrival of a group of children and their older mentor changes his plans. He teaches them essential skills for survival, to which they add their own sort of ruthlessness.
destruction, destruction-of-mankind, survivor