I've played with the apolitical scenario in my head, and started this story back about 5 years ago. With this re read, I pulled it apart, deconstructed it and took out what is a stand alone story.... or back story that is a detour from the idea of the escape and on going survival of my main Characters. So it's out... and
now I've about 50k worth of words, and a much tighter tale. I'm going with this!
I've a lot of irons in the story fire right now... and it feels good.