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CTZH: Extract One - Back To The Wall

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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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  • Monkeyy
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  • August 21, 2013, 11:27 am
are you my mommy
  • Seska Rotan
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  • August 21, 2013, 12:23 pm
Only on Modays.
  • Monkeyy
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  • August 21, 2013, 12:39 pm
shame on you for not watching dr who.
  • Seska Rotan
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  • September 7, 2013, 9:47 am
Dang. Can't believe I didn't get that reference. My bad. That episode stopped my girlfriend from ever watching it again. :L
  • Monkeyy
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  • September 7, 2013, 11:20 am
whattt, she didn't even get to waters of mars?
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
  • Discostu97
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  • July 28, 2013, 8:46 am
Seska , did you know that....All in all you're just another brick in the wall ?
  • Seska Rotan
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  • July 29, 2013, 5:58 pm
Everyone is just a brick in the wall. But some carry more weight than others.
  • Discostu97
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  • July 31, 2013, 5:25 am
Oh ho , I will do all i can to destroy the wall.
  • candle_
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  • February 14, 2013, 6:35 am
I-I-I thought it was a new chapter update or summat.

[Insert NOOOOOO link]
  • Seska Rotan
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  • February 14, 2013, 6:59 am
It will be, soon. :D Sorry for the wait. :P 
  • candle_
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  • February 14, 2013, 7:00 am
YUSSSSSS.

Don't care about the wait.

Because it's coming.
  • Mr_Cheach
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  • February 14, 2013, 5:44 am
awesome stuff dude!

your good friend,

~ Cheachy 
  • Seska Rotan
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  • February 14, 2013, 6:31 am
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.' ;)
  • Mr_Cheach
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  • February 14, 2013, 6:45 am
np mate! haha sure will do. Im at work now so i cant send the IP, but i will sometime via PM! :D

 
  • Seska Rotan
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  • February 14, 2013, 6:59 am
Alright, sweet, sounds great! :)
  • Exurbia
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  • Grandmaster Elf
  • February 10, 2013, 6:10 pm
Hey Seska, nice to see you.
jerk.
/jesuitical
  • Seska Rotan
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  • February 11, 2013, 12:32 pm
:( :( :( Hey, my PC broke. Be happy I actually managed to fix it.
  • Exurbia
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  • February 11, 2013, 9:36 pm
Aw it's okay c:
  • Korigon
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  • February 10, 2013, 10:32 am
I thought this was a good update.

Jerk. :(
  • Seska Rotan
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  • February 10, 2013, 10:40 am
Don't go all Jesuitical on me.

I'm making the art for the next extract now so hush your mouth.
  • Jesuitical
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  • February 10, 2013, 10:10 am
"Edited title"

Update hoar.
  • Seska Rotan
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  • February 10, 2013, 10:13 am
Nah, went all OCD and ended up re-formatting the whole thing. :L
  • ninja246810
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  • January 3, 2013, 7:38 am
Moore!
  • Seska Rotan
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  • January 3, 2013, 7:41 am
Soon. ;)
  • SugarrCraft
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  • December 8, 2012, 11:07 am
:(
  • Seska Rotan
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  • December 9, 2012, 6:49 am
What's wrong? :(
  • rangercraft2
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  • September 22, 2012, 10:49 am
Banning me from lounge for spamming? I said a link once and left asshole!
  • Seska Rotan
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  • September 23, 2012, 6:24 am
Clearly not. Or you would not have been banned.
  • rangercraft2
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  • September 24, 2012, 3:24 pm
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..
  • Seska Rotan
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  • September 25, 2012, 6:30 am
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.
  • Jesuitical
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  • September 25, 2012, 9:07 pm
You suck!
  • rangercraft2
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  • October 4, 2012, 3:57 am
Likes comment
  • Seska Rotan
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  • September 26, 2012, 12:38 am
no u
  • KidGoat
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  • September 18, 2012, 8:10 am
Love the story! Do you like diamonds? Because you are getting one! :D
  • Seska Rotan
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  • September 18, 2012, 8:21 am
I love them! :o Thanks very much! :D
  • EST199X
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  • September 17, 2012, 2:16 pm
Looks cool!
  • Seska Rotan
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  • September 18, 2012, 6:03 am
Why thanks, good Sir! :)
  • EST199X
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  • September 18, 2012, 3:06 pm
:) Would you mind checking out some of my builds? :)
  • Seska Rotan
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  • September 18, 2012, 11:10 pm
Sure. :)
  • WaffleDude33
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  • September 17, 2012, 12:13 pm
*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
  • Seska Rotan
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  • September 17, 2012, 2:07 pm
Hahaha. xD Slenderman is overused now. Thanks a lot, bro! :D
  • Dr_Solomon
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  • September 17, 2012, 8:47 am
This haz everything! :)
  • Seska Rotan
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  • September 17, 2012, 8:59 am
Aha thanks, Dr_Solomon. :)
  • Dr_Solomon
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  • September 17, 2012, 9:54 pm
NP ;)

Off-topic: When are you qoing to too my requests? :(
  • Seska Rotan
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  • September 18, 2012, 6:02 am
I'm very busy, but remind me of the request(s)?
  • Dr_Solomon
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  • September 18, 2012, 11:46 am
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 *
  • Seska Rotan
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  • September 18, 2012, 11:10 pm
Okay, I remember the images, but not the Forum Signature. I'll get on it.
  • Exurbia
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  • Grandmaster Elf
  • September 16, 2012, 9:25 pm
Do I have to read it alllllllll? :c
make a tl;dr pls.
Just for me? <3
  • Seska Rotan
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  • September 16, 2012, 11:58 pm
One does not simply tl;dr a story. D:
  • Exurbia
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  • Grandmaster Elf
  • September 17, 2012, 12:01 am
Fine.
I'll read it.
  • Seska Rotan
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  • September 17, 2012, 12:05 am
<3
It's not a long extract. xD
  • Exurbia
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  • Grandmaster Elf
  • September 17, 2012, 12:11 am
Oh my. That's great!
Just one thing that bothered me... You don't describe the setting very well. I got a little lost there... Maybe focus on describing the setting more... But otherwise it's good!
  • Seska Rotan
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  • September 17, 2012, 12:16 am
Yeah, the setting was a bit loose, I'll work on that. Thanks for the feedback. <3
  • Exurbia
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  • Grandmaster Elf
  • September 17, 2012, 1:02 am
Hehe, I think I might post a story I wrote a few weeks ago now...
  • Seska Rotan
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  • Artisan Grump
  • September 17, 2012, 1:08 am
Do eeet.
  • Exurbia
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  • Grandmaster Elf
  • September 17, 2012, 1:09 am
Alllllright. It'll be up in a minute or two.
  • sevvvbear
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  • September 16, 2012, 6:45 pm
Can't wait till da next one :)
  • Seska Rotan
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  • September 16, 2012, 11:58 pm
Hehe cheers! :)
  • linkin1503
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  • September 16, 2012, 6:03 pm
very nice
  • Seska Rotan
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  • Artisan Grump
  • September 16, 2012, 11:57 pm
Thanks Linkin. :D
  • Jesuitical
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  • September 16, 2012, 4:44 pm
Wonderful.
  • Seska Rotan
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  • Artisan Grump
  • September 16, 2012, 11:57 pm
Danke. :)
AWSOME
  • Seska Rotan
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  • Artisan Grump
  • September 16, 2012, 3:01 pm
Thankyou very much! :D
  • SugarrCraft
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  • September 16, 2012, 2:52 pm
This is awesome! Fanfiction worthy, even. Great job.
  • Seska Rotan
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  • September 16, 2012, 2:57 pm
Thanks very much, SugarrCraft. :D Appreciated.
I read a lot, and this seemed pretty good to me. Sub'd and Diamond'd. Must..see..more.
  • Seska Rotan
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  • September 16, 2012, 2:40 pm
Thanks! :D I really appreciate it. Subbed back.
I will try and nag my co-writer/editor to let me post more. xD
  • Unnatural
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  • Expert Toast
  • September 16, 2012, 2:36 pm
Nice!
  • Seska Rotan
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  • Artisan Grump
  • September 16, 2012, 2:37 pm
Thanks very much! :D
  • smanrt
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  • Grandmaster Batman
  • September 16, 2012, 2:30 pm
Im speechless (btw this is a good thin)
  • Seska Rotan
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  • Artisan Grump
  • September 16, 2012, 2:33 pm
Eeeek thankyou! :D
  • smanrt
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  • Grandmaster Batman
  • September 16, 2012, 2:35 pm
np earth in a suit man aka Seska Rotan (cool username btw)
  • Seska Rotan
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  • Artisan Grump
  • September 16, 2012, 2:37 pm
Aha thanks. :D I've always found yours confusing. :P I read it as 'smart'. xD

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