Thank you for taking the time to visit, I hope you enjoy the stories with in..
As of now All three main books, “The Clock runs down, Book 1″, “Darktide rising, Book 2″ and “A storm before Dawn, Book 3″ are posted. Note: I should stress that, though the stories are complete they are drafts or WIPs as people like to call it these days.
With book three the story of Jared and company comes to an end and I hope you enjoy it.
I do have plans for several more shorts, assuming life cooperates and nothing happens to derail my plans.
And yes, There will be editing and possible rewriting (adding new material) on all three Books as times goes by.
Currently I am working on a few Aftermath stories. one of which is completed and another is almost finished.
when I set out to write this story, I was tired of the same old zombie story lines, characters who had no clue how to survive or the incredibly over used, every one dies at the end stuff. Why bother to read or watch a story and waste your time rooting for characters who are going to die for no other reason than that’s the way zombie stories end. You know the industry formula that demands a huge body count as opposed to a move actually about surviving and moral dilemma’s in a apocalypse and post apocalyptic world.
I wanted a story that didn’t cover the way some of the 6.9 billion in the world died, but how a few of the one percent or so of seven billion got on with life in a much changed world and tried to live.
I was also tired of the over used and illogical, there is nothing left to find, no food, no weapons, no fuel or generators, nothing left on the shelves of the world. almost seven billion people die in three days to a week (usual plot line of ZA stories), but in that short amount of time the population that’s being wiped out manage to eat, use and break everything.
There is a whole world out there with Government Caches, warehouses, stores and homes full of the things you would need to survive and then rebuild.
Just think about all of the places you could find with just a phone book or how much data you could get off a back up server for the net if you only knew where one was located and had a generator to fire it up. A Library wouldn’t even require a generator to recover the books that could teach you to farm, rewire generators, build homes and a million other things you would need to know.
In some stories and a few movies there is always some hope, some story the characters hear about a bastion of civilization that still stands and if you can get there you can be safe and so “The Clock runs down ” is story about how such a place got started.
Thanks for reading, I would appreciate any comments to help improve the story, and will continue as time allows to edit. and yes I am currently aware of my grammar deficiency and working to correct it. hopefully you can see past that to enjoy the story.
If not anyone that wants to volunteer to help edit just ask, masochistic grammar Nazi’s are welcome to volunteer their time.
if you want to contact me to ask questions, rant or tell me I was dead wrong on the range of an Army ants M18 just check my profile where I have my Email address posted.
“May you have warm words on a cold evening,
a full moon on a dark night,
and the road downhill all the way to your door.”