ASAS: Survival of the Fittest–Chapter Five

Ryan held his breath. The sound of shuffling feet and the occasional throaty growl could still be heard. At least they weren’t hammering on the side of the shack anymore. He looked across the room towards the shivering Kas whose breathing was becoming increasingly laboured. That was all he needed, to soon be sharing the … Continue reading ASAS: Survival of the Fittest–Chapter Five

ASAS: Survival of the Fittest–Chapter Four

“I can’t have you taking the piss again like you did this morning. It’s bad enough you drank a whole litre of gin after me saying the alcohol’s to be rationed without this morning’s antics to go with it.” Ryan couldn’t bring himself to look into Jay’s face. As much as he liked the man, … Continue reading ASAS: Survival of the Fittest–Chapter Four

ASAS: Survival of the Fittest–Chapter Three

The splitting headache made itself known before Ryan even struggled to open his eyes. For a moment, he had no idea where he was. He instinctively reached out to his alarm clock and fumbled around. On feeling nothing he pulled a perplexed face and lifted his head slightly to look. A few things hit him … Continue reading ASAS: Survival of the Fittest–Chapter Three

ASAS: Survival of the Fittest–Chapter Two

A quick sweep got rid of all lurchers remaining in the office building, though nobody was especially happy about staying there. There were two sofas in the lobby and that was about as luxuriant as it got. Uncomfortable computer chairs were the only other seats available. More to the point, there was no food aside … Continue reading ASAS: Survival of the Fittest–Chapter Two

ASAS: Survival of the Fittest–Chapter One

The truck rumbled into another town midmorning the next day. It was just as well because they were practically running on fumes. The town was big enough to assume there’d be a petrol station and places in which to find food. The only problem was that there were lurchers—a lot of them! Kas had run … Continue reading ASAS: Survival of the Fittest–Chapter One

ASAS: Survival of the Fittest–Prologue

Not one person sat in the truck could quite get a handle on how the situation at New Haven, a situation that had seemed so perfect, had gone awry so quickly. Less than a week ago it had been the ideal safe zone, a properly run and maintained community. Now it was about to fall, … Continue reading ASAS: Survival of the Fittest–Prologue

ASAS: New Black Plague–Chapter 6

The banging from up the stairs made Ryan cringe. He stopped looking through the cupboards and made his way out of the kitchen to the bottom of the stairs. “Harry! Stop making so much fucking noise!” he rasped through gritted teeth.“Sorry, Ry,” Harry responded quietly from one of the bedrooms.Ryan shook his head. For almost … Continue reading ASAS: New Black Plague–Chapter 6

ASAS: New Black Plague–Chapter 5

The reunion with Georgina wasn’t necessarily a happy one, at least from her perspective. Even in light of all that had been happening, she found herself unwilling to impart her ex-boyfriend with too much information.She was curious to find out where he’d suddenly appeared from and probed him as they sat in his front room, … Continue reading ASAS: New Black Plague–Chapter 5

ASAS: New Black Plague–Chapter 4

Ryan was ready to go. He’d done his best to draw the lurchers out of the lobby and from the surrounding streets to the entrance of the office building by throwing various objects from the roof and making as much noise as he could. It had worked; the hordes had grown in size. That would … Continue reading ASAS: New Black Plague–Chapter 4

ASAS: New Black Plague–Chapter 3

A look inside the rucksack confirmed what Ryan had feared: he was out of food. He’d depleted all of what he’d grabbed from the vending machine prior to coming into the office building. It was unavoidable now; he’d have to move on. The fear crept in immediately. How would he even get out of here … Continue reading ASAS: New Black Plague–Chapter 3