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Random thoughts on our impending doom and everyday life, courtesy of a Romance Writer who occasionally feels the need to talk like a Sailor.

Sunday, 20 January 2013

Six Sentence Sunday with SKIN.



Welcome to the second last Six Sentence Sunday. If you're interested in SSS continuing then please go sign up here. Today we’ve got another six from SKIN the upcoming sequel to FLESH. Less than two weeks now until it’s release. Here’s the blurb in case you don’t know the story...

Six months since the zombie plague struck, former librarian Roslyn Stewart has been holed up in a school with eight other survivors. But now the shelves in the school canteen are bare. The stranger at the gate has supplies that will ensure the group’s ongoing survival, but at a cost. He wants a woman. 


Today our hero, a former military man, is remembering when the zombie plague first struck.








Nick shook his head, hating the memory. Those first days of the plague were the stuff of nightmares. He could still remember the stink of fear filling the air, and the terror on people’s faces. Every five minutes a new command would be handed down with the latest contradicting the last. No one knew what was really going on, because no one knew how to stop it. They’d been screwed from the start.
 



For those that would like a FREE short read set in the same world, Room with a View is still available at absolutely zilcho cost to your fine self.  




12 comments:

  1. I have often grappled with the idea of how a well trained, well equipped, and well organised military could be overwhelmed by the shufflers... I guess that's why most (mine included) zombie stories skip the actual conflict and give us the post zombie world. It was great to read a reflection on how it might have happened. :-)

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    1. Thanks, Goran. I think a lot would depend on how quickly the virus changes the person. Sweet the ranks of the infected fast enough and I don't think anything could stop it. People just will run and hug their nearest and dearest.

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    2. *Swell* the ranks... please add more coffee to me. Now.

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  2. Insightful, reflective moment. Can't wait to read this:)

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  3. I really enjoy your novels and this excerpt is excellent! Looking forward to reading the entire story!

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  4. I definitely have to add this one to my 'wishlist'. Sounds great and I'm a great fan of 'The Walking Dead'. I snatched up a copy of your short, too. Thanks. Liked and shared it on Facebook.

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  5. Well, forget the wishlist. lol I couldn't pass up pre-ordering Skin for a buck.

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    1. Hey thanks, Karen! I hope you enjoy it. :)

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  6. Sounds like a horrible time to have lived through. I love his bitter emotions coming through in the final sentence.

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  7. Oh no! The despair here is awful. :(

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  8. I'm looking forward to reading this. I loved Room With a View.

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  9. Scary stuff and his despair is wonderfully depicted. Great six, Kylie, but you know I love your writing.

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