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Dead on the Rise [INTRO]

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avatar COOPERx223x
Level 34 : Artisan Mountaineer
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Hey there everyone, Cooper here!



So, for all of you who don't know me, you probably don't know that I love to write, and I am currently in the process of writing my own novel. However, I have driven myself headlong into a little something called "Writers Block". However, I have often found that when I get stuck on one story, it helps to clear my thoughts by writing another story to get the creative juices flowing again. That's basically what I'm doing here.

Normally, I don't make my writing public, but in this case, I came up with a little idea in which to release a series of stories, updated weekly, and told from different points of view each week.

As the title may reveal, it does take place during a zombie apocalypse. Overdone? Maybe. But again, this is more for the sake of getting my creativity going again, and possibly provides some entertainment for all you readers out there. So anyway, let's get started. This is an intro, after all.



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Dead on the Rise



Introduction



It all started in India, although scientists still areno t sure of the direct cause. Still, the first outbreaks were traced back to several small towns around the city of Jodhpur in Rajasthan. Reports came in late September, 2012, that residents of Keru had seen a group of men wandering towards town from the nearby desert. Some of the locals decided to investigate, thinking the wanderers were in need of assistance. They came back to town claiming that the travelers were not men, but horrors who only once were men. They spoke no language, only snarled and moaned, and attempted to bite and claw their intended rescuers. Little was made of the stories, and the news was lost among o largero world issues.


Shock rippled throughout the world as images of what seemed a post-apocalyptic version of Keru were displayed, only a few weeks later, on Television and Internet. The town was in shambles, some homes on fire, and mobs of people clogging the roadways in attempted escape. Survivors all said that the cause was that of those walking creatures seen earlier in September, who came into town and began assaulting the residents. Some were merely bitten, others were brutally disfigured. An attempt was made to kill the creatures, but, as one local officer reported;


o We repeatedly fired upon [The Creatures], but they took no notice of the wounds we inflicted. They cannot be stopped.o


Days, weeks, months passed. The spread of the creatures, known to the public as o Zombieso , seemed truly unstoppable. The loss of the majority of Indiao s population at the end of November led to nearly 1,000,000,000 infected peoples. A mass exodus led to many of those infected finding their way into cities across the globe, where the disease was spread further and further every day. By December 21, 2012, the virus had reached a state of o Worldwide Pandemico .


It is now January of 2013. The end of the world has come for billions. Only a few places on Earth remain untouched by the walking dead. Many have resorted to living on the run, while others have created o Safe Havenso from the infection, turning suburbs into the equivalent of fortified towns during the Middle Ages, some going so far as to actually create walled-in sections and modern-day castles. One such Safe Haven, called Abrahamo s Refuge, is located in the outskirts of Albuquerque, New Mexico, one of the least-infected areas on the planet. Many now traverse the deserts from as far as California to find shelter here.


This is the story of a few of these travelers. They do not know what awaits them on the journey, nor do they know for sure if the refuge they seek is truly safe, or teeming with the undead. All they know is that hope is what carries them now. Friendships are forged, hardships endured, and these survivors fight to the end. Join them on their struggle, while the Dead are on the rise.
CreditDayZ, for the awesome screenshot used for the cover.
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06/16/2013 5:16 am
Level 23 : Expert Network
Seivelath
I like... I like...
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01/23/2013 5:19 pm
Level 28 : Expert Geek
Magmalord
wow.... nice. i want to be a novelist some day. but i have this problem.... i just CANNOT concentrate. Its like i cant do anything for more that 5 minutes (besides minecraft) I have the entire storyline planned out in my head, but I CANNOT CONCENTRATE ENOUGH TO WRITE IT DOWN. :(
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01/23/2013 8:35 pm
Level 34 : Artisan Mountaineer
COOPERx223x
Then my suggestion to you would be to use those 5 minutes, as short as it sounds, to jot down major parts of the story, or a character's bio, or even a short scene. I used to be unfocused like you, but then I took a creative writing class. To the knee. (Sorry, it felt necessary.)

Anyways, if you really have a good story on your mind, just take a second to write down an idea as it comes to you, and as more come, create a list. That list, in and of itself, can become a story already. The "Skeleton", if you will. From then on, start adding the "Muscles, Organs and Flesh", again little by little, until you have a real, living story. Sooner or later you'll be able to sit down and concentrate more on what you want.
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01/24/2013 3:37 pm
Level 28 : Expert Geek
Magmalord
thanks bro! :) ill try it out.
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01/24/2013 10:06 pm
Level 34 : Artisan Mountaineer
COOPERx223x
No problem, my friend. Anything to help another author.
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01/23/2013 9:57 am
Level 28 : Expert Scribe
_DioM_
Hm. Intresting.

You've good quality, so far, even if such a subject has been used before.
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01/23/2013 4:22 pm
Level 34 : Artisan Mountaineer
COOPERx223x
That's what I was going for. I know people do "apocalypse" stories all the time, but they aren't Always the best quality.
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01/23/2013 4:55 pm
Level 28 : Expert Scribe
_DioM_
Indeed.
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01/22/2013 5:10 pm
Level 26 : Expert Spider Rider
exterminator909
Can't wait for part 1! :D
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01/22/2013 7:16 pm
Level 34 : Artisan Mountaineer
COOPERx223x
Thanks! Hope you enjoy it, I'll put it up this Friday!
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01/22/2013 3:02 am
Level 18 : Journeyman Dragon
Rj_Dude
wow cool!!
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01/22/2013 3:13 am
Level 34 : Artisan Mountaineer
COOPERx223x
Thank you :) be sure to check back this Friday for part 1!
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01/22/2013 3:27 am
Level 18 : Journeyman Dragon
Rj_Dude
kaaay!
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01/22/2013 1:12 am
Level 15 : Journeyman Archer
monkeydo21
Do you mean Rise of the Dead?

and really great Intro
DIAMOND 4 U
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01/22/2013 1:22 am
Level 34 : Artisan Mountaineer
COOPERx223x
Thanks man, it's greatly appreciated!

Actually I was originally going to use Rise of the Dead, but it sounded too overused. This has more of a ring to it, don't you think?
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01/22/2013 1:27 am
Level 15 : Journeyman Archer
monkeydo21
Yea,
Yet again, Nice intro

actually I will sub you.
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01/22/2013 1:33 am
Level 34 : Artisan Mountaineer
COOPERx223x
Even better! I forgot to add it to the blog, but I'll try to update this every Friday. Look out for me then!
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01/22/2013 1:35 am
Level 15 : Journeyman Archer
monkeydo21
Oky Doky
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