“Today, you really cannot be seen and you really must not be heard. If
they hear you, they will come to see you. If they see you, they will
catch you. If they catch you, they will bite you. If they bite you,
you will die and become a monster just like them. If you don’t want to
be a monster, you have to be very, very, quiet."
Can the very young and the very old survive?
When the zombie apocalypse started, four generations of the Hastings family gathered in a modest house on the outskirts of Atlanta. Two of those generations went out to get food leaving behind the youngest and oldest of the family. That was days ago. With food running low and his great grandchildren getting hungry, great-grandfather Bill Hastings sets out into a crumbling world with his great grandchildren in tow.
One of our heroes is an 80-year-old Vietnam veteran and the other two are his ten and twelve year-old great grandsons. Can his experience and their speed and dexterity help a whole van full of younger children survive?
A custom van, guns, skateboards, and horror!
This short story has a custom van, gun battles, skateboards, and horror. When zombies threaten experienced and physically fit fighters, readers can get complacent. But, when the most vulnerable among us are threatened, the horror is palpable. Every generation has to bring their strengths to the struggle.
A spoiler free part of the Zombie Complex neighborhood!
The action in this short story occurs in the same general neighborhood as Alexander Pain’s novel, Zombie Complex, but you can read with assurance that this short story is spoiler free. It won’t spoil any plot points. If you enjoy this short read, join the neighborhood and join fight! You’ll definitely want to check out some of Alexander’s other works.