Try Phase One: Identify
From author Rose Wynters comes book 1 in a new zombie-horror, fantasy fiction series set in Pleasant, Louisiana. Can this checkout girl survive the night as her town is overrun with zombies?
Tabitha Alexander is just your everyday, small-town checkout girl. At 18, she's just graduated from high school, and her long-term goals don't extend beyond enjoying her freedom and finding a boyfriend.
At least she did until the first body slams into the glass, desperate to feed on the living standing underneath the bright lights.
That night Tabitha learns how horrifying it really is when the dead come back to life. This book tells you how the zombie nightmare begins...... Pleasant will never be the same again.
Word count: 22,388 Novella
A woman moved in front of the camera, pushing the reporter out of the way with her body, before grabbing the microphone from his slack grip. Her face was pale, but her dark eyes were filled with determination as she stared into the lens. She got right to the point.
“Don't let this reporter sugarcoat this with his evasions. There are dead people walking out there, and they are fast, deadly, and supernaturally strong. There is a name for them, one we've heard before but thought was only fiction. These dead people are zombies, and they don't care about nothing but getting their teeth into your flesh.”
The reporter tried to grab the microphone back, but she shot him a deadly look. “You're not getting this till I'm done,” she told him in a firm voice. “I'm not gonna stand by while you get your five seconds of fame and leave these innocent people out there to die. People deserve to know what they are up against, and how to protect themselves. Now back off.” Surprisingly, he stood still and listened.
She turned back to the camera. “I know there are some of you out there that don't believe in this. You wanna box it all up, neat and tidy-like, and believe that there must be some rational explanation for this, and come morning it will all be gone. If you believe that though, you're going to find yourself dead before the sun ever hits the sky tomorrow.”