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CTZH: Extract One - Back To The Wall

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avatar Seska Rotan
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This is a small extract from upcoming novel, 'Countdown To Zero Hour'.


Enjoy.


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Why did she have to get bitten?

We were doing so well. It was a case of simply being in the wrong place, at the wrong time. It wasn't fair.

We'd been taking a walk. They allowed us to escape; to get away from it all. She always seemed more relaxed when we walked, but, still, there was always that edge, that part of her that didn't totally drop it's guard. But this was a good thing. We'd learnt from past mistakes that not being alert in the midst of an apocalypse isn't the smartest thing to do, and those were mistakes that we didn't want repeated.

It's funny how silence creeps up on you, and you don't notice it until something breaks it. We heard a noise. It came from the barn. Our eyes locked.

The barn was situated in an overgrown wheat field, about half a kilometer from home. We don't usually walk this far out. It's not safe. But it had stopped raining, and it was a beautiful evening. I guess we'd just let time slip away. It was used for storage now. Up until a month ago, we'd kept two salveged cars inside, but we were raided by a group of guys from near Vancouver, and they'd stolen one of the vehicles and completely trashed the other. I'd offered to help fix the one car we've got left, but the raiders had done a pretty thorough job, and it was beyond repair. We just keep supplies in there now, but nothing too valuable, in case of another attack. It makes me wonder sometimes,

Who's more dangerous? The people, or the Zombies?

Well, human or Zombie, something was moving around in the barn. We were both armed. When the apocalpse had dawned, an arms race began among the survivors. Gun stores were broken into, Police Stations were overrun. People were doing anything and everything to get hold of weapons, and many of these were turned on fellow survivors in the weeks afterwards. Law had no place in the Zombie Apocalypse, so there was no way to control the chaos. Most police were dead now, or worse, and if you were alive, you had to be armed if you wanted to stay that way. I carry a Browning Hi-Power 9mm pistol. It belonged to my father. He became infected during the first outbreak of the virus, but before he passed away, he gave it to me. I think he knew what was coming. Society took about two months to completely breakdown, and it was pretty easy to see from the start that shit was going to go down. I think Dad knew that, and that's why he gave it to me. Didn't tell me why, at the time, but there was that look in his eyes when he put it in my hands that needed no explaining. He knew.

I didn't have many shots to begin with. Just two magazines and a half empty box of shots. But since we set up in Chilliwick, and our group came across a boarded up gun store, 9mm rounds are plentiful, and I know for a fact that without this weapon, I'd be dead by now.


Chori used to carry a pistol; a Walther PPK, but she's begun to take a liking to weilding a woodcutter's axe. I've noticed that she likes the up-close-and-personal approach, which is fine, but more dangerous, and I don't really like the idea of Zombies getting close enough to rip my Girlfriend's face off, and whatever is in the barn isn't going to live long enough to get anywhere near her. By putting one finger to my lips I gesture to her to be quiet. I silently draw my pistol, and approach the barn slowly, keeping my head down and my sights trained on and around the main door. I reach the door. The padlock on the door is twisted, and the door was grazed with deep scratch marks, and I was hit by the stench of rotting flesh. Zombies. My back to the wall, I gestured for her to come over to me.

'Stay down', I mouthed. Chori crept over, quiet as ever, hands tightly gripping the handly of her axe, alert. Slowly, I sidled across the door, and looked into the barn.

Four. There were four of them, bent down in a circle around something, something torn and bloody, and evidently quite tasty. The feeding Z's passed handful after handful of flesh into their mouths. Disgusting. I turned away and looked at Chori.

'Four Zombies, eating something.. someone. We should radio the others.' I whisper. She shook her head.

'Radio's dead. We left it on last night when patrolling. I woke up this morning and it's completely flat,' She replied.

Eurgh, why does everything have to be difficult?

'Right, back up,' I whisper again, gesturing with my hand, 'We need to head back. They're big ones, and I don't think we can take 'em alone.'. She nodded, and turned around. Then I hear a gasp, your hand grabs my jacket, and you point out into the field, away from the barn.

To be continued...



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Update #1 : 02/10/2013 1:47:29 pmFeb 10th, 2013

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08/21/2013 3:27 pm
Level 39 : Artisan Robot
Monkeyy
are you my mommy
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08/21/2013 4:23 pm
Level 39 : Artisan Grump
Seska Rotan
Only on Modays.
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08/21/2013 4:39 pm
Level 39 : Artisan Robot
Monkeyy
shame on you for not watching dr who.
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09/07/2013 1:47 pm
Level 39 : Artisan Grump
Seska Rotan
Dang. Can't believe I didn't get that reference. My bad. That episode stopped my girlfriend from ever watching it again. :L
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09/07/2013 3:20 pm
Level 39 : Artisan Robot
Monkeyy
whattt, she didn't even get to waters of mars?
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08/03/2013 7:01 pm
Level 20 : Expert Robot
Themoonwolves20
I really like this! I'm hoping to see more. :)
"Who was more dangerous? The people or the Zombies?"
Great line. The first sentence was very hooking. :D
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07/28/2013 12:46 pm
Level 39 : Artisan Ninja
Discostu97
Seska , did you know that....All in all you're just another brick in the wall ?
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07/29/2013 9:58 pm
Level 39 : Artisan Grump
Seska Rotan
Everyone is just a brick in the wall. But some carry more weight than others.
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07/31/2013 9:25 am
Level 39 : Artisan Ninja
Discostu97
Oh ho , I will do all i can to destroy the wall.
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02/14/2013 11:35 am
Level 40 : Master Botanist
candle_
I-I-I thought it was a new chapter update or summat.

[Insert NOOOOOO link]
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02/14/2013 11:59 am
Level 39 : Artisan Grump
Seska Rotan
It will be, soon. :D Sorry for the wait. :P 
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02/14/2013 12:00 pm
Level 40 : Master Botanist
candle_
YUSSSSSS.

Don't care about the wait.

Because it's coming.
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02/14/2013 10:44 am
Level 53 : Grandmaster Taco
Mr_Cheach
awesome stuff dude!

your good friend,

~ Cheachy 
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02/14/2013 11:31 am
Level 39 : Artisan Grump
Seska Rotan
Thanks man! It's really appreciated! :D Send me the server IP some time, since I lost my old MC stuff when my PC broke, and I'll come visit the '3rd Earth.' ;)
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02/14/2013 11:45 am
Level 53 : Grandmaster Taco
Mr_Cheach
np mate! haha sure will do. Im at work now so i cant send the IP, but i will sometime via PM! :D

 
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02/14/2013 11:59 am
Level 39 : Artisan Grump
Seska Rotan
Alright, sweet, sounds great! :)
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02/10/2013 11:10 pm
Level 60 : High Grandmaster Elf
Exurbia
Hey Seska, nice to see you.
jerk.
/jesuitical
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02/11/2013 5:32 pm
Level 39 : Artisan Grump
Seska Rotan
:( :( :( Hey, my PC broke. Be happy I actually managed to fix it.
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02/12/2013 2:36 am
Level 60 : High Grandmaster Elf
Exurbia
Aw it's okay c:
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02/10/2013 3:32 pm
Level 27 : Expert Network
Korigon
I thought this was a good update.

Jerk. :(
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02/10/2013 3:40 pm
Level 39 : Artisan Grump
Seska Rotan
Don't go all Jesuitical on me.

I'm making the art for the next extract now so hush your mouth.
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02/10/2013 3:10 pm
Level 40 : Master Button Pusher
Jesuitical
"Edited title"

Update hoar.
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02/10/2013 3:13 pm
Level 39 : Artisan Grump
Seska Rotan
Nah, went all OCD and ended up re-formatting the whole thing. :L
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01/03/2013 12:38 pm
Level 40 : Master Ninja
ninja246810
Moore!
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01/03/2013 12:41 pm
Level 39 : Artisan Grump
Seska Rotan
Soon. ;)
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12/08/2012 4:07 pm
Level 32 : Artisan Modder
SugarrCraft
:(
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12/09/2012 11:49 am
Level 39 : Artisan Grump
Seska Rotan
What's wrong? :(
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09/22/2012 2:49 pm
Level 36 : Artisan Architect
rangercraft2
Banning me from lounge for spamming? I said a link once and left asshole!
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09/23/2012 10:24 am
Level 39 : Artisan Grump
Seska Rotan
Clearly not. Or you would not have been banned.
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09/24/2012 7:24 pm
Level 36 : Artisan Architect
rangercraft2
Hahaha you shouldn't have the right to be chat moderator.. You abuse it badly. I said 1 link and I got banned for 3 hours! Pathedic.. Terrible chat moderator..
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09/25/2012 10:30 am
Level 39 : Artisan Grump
Seska Rotan
As I've said, you clearly didn't post one link, and if you did, it was probably a mistake. No need to be rude. If you have a problem with the decision, please feel free to PM a Site Moderator, and make sure you tell Paril how I'm a terrible Chat Moderator and how I should never have been promoted.
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09/26/2012 1:07 am
Level 40 : Master Button Pusher
Jesuitical
You suck!
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10/04/2012 7:57 am
Level 36 : Artisan Architect
rangercraft2
Likes comment
09/30/2012 5:54 pm
This reply was removed by the poster or a moderator.
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09/26/2012 4:38 am
Level 39 : Artisan Grump
Seska Rotan
no u
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09/18/2012 12:10 pm
Level 1 : New Explorer
KidGoat
Love the story! Do you like diamonds? Because you are getting one! :D
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09/18/2012 12:21 pm
Level 39 : Artisan Grump
Seska Rotan
I love them! :o Thanks very much! :D
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09/17/2012 6:16 pm
Level 32 : Artisan Architect
WagonEnthusiast
Looks cool!
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09/18/2012 10:03 am
Level 39 : Artisan Grump
Seska Rotan
Why thanks, good Sir! :)
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09/18/2012 7:06 pm
Level 32 : Artisan Architect
WagonEnthusiast
:) Would you mind checking out some of my builds? :)
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09/19/2012 3:10 am
Level 39 : Artisan Grump
Seska Rotan
Sure. :)
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09/17/2012 4:13 pm
Level 7 : Apprentice Artist
WaffleDude33
*doesn't read the post at all* NO, NO! I AM NOT PLAYING OR HEARING ANYMORE ABOUT SLENDERMAN ANYMORE :C! *Runs away* *Comes back 3 days later and forgets about the post and reads it* Nice story bro, diamond for u :D
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09/17/2012 6:07 pm
Level 39 : Artisan Grump
Seska Rotan
Hahaha. xD Slenderman is overused now. Thanks a lot, bro! :D
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09/17/2012 12:47 pm
Level 6 : Apprentice Cake
Dr_Solomon
This haz everything! :)
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09/17/2012 12:59 pm
Level 39 : Artisan Grump
Seska Rotan
Aha thanks, Dr_Solomon. :)
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09/18/2012 1:54 am
Level 6 : Apprentice Cake
Dr_Solomon
NP ;)

Off-topic: When are you qoing to too my requests? :(
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09/18/2012 10:02 am
Level 39 : Artisan Grump
Seska Rotan
I'm very busy, but remind me of the request(s)?
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09/18/2012 3:46 pm
Level 6 : Apprentice Cake
Dr_Solomon
AGAIN? :(
This is like my 2nd or 3rd time already
My rollercoaster+underwaterhouse map images
Forum Signature * maybe avatar tho, dont remember coz it was 3 MONTHS AGO :S *
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09/19/2012 3:10 am
Level 39 : Artisan Grump
Seska Rotan
Okay, I remember the images, but not the Forum Signature. I'll get on it.
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09/17/2012 1:25 am
Level 60 : High Grandmaster Elf
Exurbia
Do I have to read it alllllllll? :c
make a tl;dr pls.
Just for me? <3
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09/17/2012 3:58 am
Level 39 : Artisan Grump
Seska Rotan
One does not simply tl;dr a story. D:
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