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:
- 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.
- 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.
- 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!