After a global financial apocalypse a young girl must protect her older sister as they walk across a desert wasteland
When their parents are brutally murdered by bandits, two young girls, Matti and Joslyn are left completely alone in a world destroyed by the financial meltdown. With the weight of responsibility on her shoulders, a shotgun in hand, and only 5 shells to protect them. Matti decides they must go find their only relative they know of, their grandmother, who they have never actually met. On the journey Matti becomes more stoic and pragmatic, Joslyn regresses begging her sister to read to her from her favorite book, "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz." Where Joslyn finds comfort in the book, the story starts infecting Matti's dreams. Complicating matters are the two nomads they come upon, Frank and Stanton. Stanton is closer to the girls' ages, and takes an immediate liking to Joslyn. Frank is charming and can flash a great smile, but underneath Matti senses a core of menace. Are her instincts correct? Or will Frank and Stanton help Matti and Joslyn along that Yellow Brick Road to a new home. 5 Shells is a reimagining of L. Frank Baum's classic, "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.