TZC:1 - 53

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“This is Blake, still holding up here at WWEB. I am sorry to say that the last group of guys who tried to get though here earlier this morning were not successful and they looked like a bunch of national guardsmen to me. I have to tell you folks that there are too many zombies down there, hell it looks like all of them showed up at my doorstep, the streets are just full of them. So. Well I hate to say it. I have to though, don’t try again folks. If a bunch of guys with machine guns, hummers and tanks cannot break me out I am afraid no one can. If you know someone with a helicopter, you might send him my way. Until then I am going to try and sit tight here…” Blake had the doors propped open from the studio all the way into the hallway, he heard a crashing sound, followed by the sounds of breaking glass.

“Well forget it folks, it looks like my show just got canceled.” Keeping his mic and headphones on Blake moved over and shut the studio door, locking it shut. He had no illusions that whatever had gotten through the fire door would be held at bay by the glass of the studio walls. Irrationally he could not give up. Diane said he was the last one left on the air and every word he spoke would help someone else. Returning to sit at his stool he started speaking once again. “Yeah, they are definitely in. Remember by the last report I had heard that the roads east, south and north were pretty clear, interstate seventy into the mountains is a wrecking yard, impassible from what everyone I spoke to said. I am sorry I can’t stay on the air any longer.” A group of zombies filed into the two rooms that abutted the radio sound booth. “They are mean looking bastards, these zombies. What the fuck are you?” This last was said when a massively huge man stepped into Blake’s view, his eyes, Blake swore to God, were glowing, “Fuck me, his eyes, his eyes, what the hell is wrong with him?” Blake found himself on his feet moving towards the man, who then gestured at him to go to the door to the sound booth, Blake tried to resist, but something compelled him to move forward and unlock the door. He pulled it open then moved around to stand in front of the doorway, hands twitching by his sides. Listeners did not hear Blake speak again, a new voice came on and they heard it start off with, “I am Og.”

At Max's house they were all up again, drinking strong coffee and listening to the radio with keen horror, hearing what they thought were the dj’s last words. Erin sat in Stewart's lap, Amelia held Jessica and the boys were busy in the living room, playing video games. Max held the remote in his hands, ready to kill the power if things got too bad. The radio was on low, hardly giving any sound off. The adults listened with rapt attention as the new voice spoke, “I am your future, as my master made me so shall you join me…” Then static, at the same time there was a bright flash outside of Max’s house far to the east, the ground rumbled and the windows rattled in their frames. When Stewart pulled the curtain back they saw a billowing flame climbing high into the air that formed a large, mushroom shaped, cloud.

4 comments

by Zombiefan on Thu, 05/31/2012 - 20:07

I'm not sure how to gush about your stories without sounding like everyone else. One thing I can say is I haven't read a single book since the last Harry Potter, and your books alone have restored my interest in novels. I'm a huge video gamer and I love television shows, but nothing has sucked me in like your books. Not even zombie movies. So what I'm getting at is thank you for your indirect help, and fantastic job man.

Yum... Brains!!

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by zombieman on Thu, 05/31/2012 - 20:24

I'm glad you enjoy them. I used to be a big video gamer, before the words came... No, I'm not entirely crazy yet, but writing has displaced a lot of other stuff for me and interacting with people about what I put down out on is like, well I want to say 'frosting on the cake', but as it's a zombie themed corner of the 'net I'll go with 'sweetmeats on the freshly pulled down body'.

 

by Kaspars on Fri, 08/02/2013 - 09:36

Hi! Is there a particular order to read these books? So far I've read TZC1,2,3,Cayo Elina and Contender and the first chapter of About a Woman! Thanks,love them all !

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by zombieman on Fri, 08/02/2013 - 19:36

I was resistant for the longest time about giving a reading order of the books outside of the original series, however as they are all inter-related here is the official recommended reading order:

1). Collapse - Really just the first story or catch it online here: The First Zombie

2). TZC1:Outbreak

3). TZC2: Discovery

4). TZC3: Ascension

5). Undead Advantage

6). About a Woman, these characters reappear pretty heavily in TZC4.

7). Cayo Elina, these characters will reappear in TZC5/6.

8). TZC4: Emergence.

9). Undead Advantage II, Writing in process.

10). TZC5: Peregrination, furture release.

11). TZC6: Resolution, future release.

 

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