Salt Lake City: Dead End

Featuring "Salt Lake City: Dead End," by Chanté McCoy ***** "The zombie apocalypse has arrived. Three months in, Andrea posts her story from a basement in Salt Lake City, telling her tale of survival. She’s already lost her husband; she may have lost her son."

Featuring “Salt Lake City: Dead End,” by Chanté McCoy
*****
“The zombie apocalypse has arrived. Three months in, Andrea posts her story from a basement in Salt Lake City, telling her tale of survival. She’s already lost her husband; she may have lost her son.”

For all you fans of “The Walking Dead” and the shambling undead in general, here’s a fresh collection of stories from around the country, reporting in within the first few months of the zombie apocalypse: The Dead Walk Again. My protagonist writes from — you guessed it — Salt Lake City.

The Dead Walk Again is a conceptual piece oriented around a few basic concepts:

  1. A zombie apocalypse has occurred. The Dead have risen from their graves and anyone that dies from anything besides serious head trauma will reanimate as a member of the walking dead.
  2. A group of survivors somewhere in the United States have set up a website to allow very basic communication among other survivors through surviving PDA and wireless devices.
  3. That people from all over the country have sent in their personal narratives to be told on their site.

The stories are about “the ongoing struggle to survive in a world where humanity is suddenly not on top of the food chain.”

In my short story, “Salt Lake City: Dead End,” a frantic Andrea posts her tale of survival from a basement. Three months in, she’s already lost her husband; now she may have lost her son. What would any mother do given her circumstances?

The book released a few days before Halloween, but I just got the memo. The initial solicitation for stories suggested that the publisher, Metahuman Press, may publish an ongoing narrative. Here’s to hoping!

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