The Passage is a story about several different groups as they experience a pole shift. The Passage was first writen as a script, then later as a short story. It is the short story that is being presented here, with character descriptions from the script. Part 2 of The Passage, a short story, continues. Danny's East Coast editor is furious at having cooperated with the cover-up when he finds he has been lied to about the ultimate impact on Earth. The group at the ranch has established a tent city and has begun supplementing their diet as their supplies run out. Netty, the lone survivor during a looting massacre at a nearby resort, is pursued by the Groggin Brothers, who are dealt in vigilante style justice. Survivors of a small plane crash arrive to share their stories, as do some local townsfolk. Two survivors begin to show signs of insanity, unable to deal with the changes the pole shift wrought. Seeking help from a secret military camp, the group gets a rude awakening as the military has gone rogue. Forced to leave the ranch, they are on the run.