I envision a world of intelligent armadillos, vicious roving gangs of chinchillas, and cactus people. Crumbling cities provide shelter in the daytime for the humans, while giant worms tunnel through the earth, occasionally surging to the surface to swallow travelers whole. Water is the precious commodity, and cities form from nothing when a spring is found, and melt away just as quickly when it dries up. All the while, something watches with cold, electronic eyes from the ruins of Fort Hood.
Speaking of chinchillas, watch this, you won't regret it:
I may have to find a way to make Chinchilli Day an official part of From the Ashes.