How the zombia apocalypse started – 2

Hong Kong Some had called it the Spanish Flu, and when it hit in 1918 it killed nearly fifty million people, three per cent of the world’s then population. At the time, it was devastating, killing more than were slaughtered on the fields of France, Belgium and the Eastern Front. Stricken by malnutrition, the soldiers brought it home with them, …

How the zombie apocalypse started – 1

Village north of Bangkok, Thailand It was afternoon, and the primary school ejected children who were eager to get home to their Mothers. The majority of the parents weren’t there to collect them, this wasn’t an area where child molesters and monsters hid in the bushes. Parents had to work, and children quickly learnt how to fend for themselves. The …

Prelude to the Apocalypse – Mohammed

Rome, Italy To his neighbours, Aharon was a hard-working office clerk. He was pleasant, polite and kept himself pretty much to himself. Occasionally, he would disappear for a week or two, ostensibly to go on holiday, but there was nothing remarkable about the man who would often hold the door open for those who lived in his apartment building. The …

Prelude to the apocalypse – Leroy

Buffalo Wyoming, USA Yellowstone National Park had something beneath it that had troubled scientists and doomsday preppers for decades. It was the home to a massive super volcano. And whilst it would have blown of its own accord eventually, the impact of a huge piece of space rock just brought matters to a head. Buffalo wasn’t a big town, just …

Prelude to the apocalypse – Rachel

Miami, USA The children were giving her a headache. Rachel Cole looked at her class and felt every sound from them pulse through her brain, a brain that was rapidly being overrun by ZV666. She loved the little dears, including the naughtiest of them, but right now they were an abomination. She had no idea where that thought came from. …

Prelude to the apocalypse – Chloe

Mid-Atlantic “Ladies and gentlemen, this is your captain speaking. We are presently flying at roughly thirty thousand feet, but we are expecting just a bit of turbulence, so I’m going to be switching on the seat belt sign. If you could please return to your seats, that would be much appreciated.” Chloe Brooke looked at the faces of the passengers …

Prelude to the apocalypse – Rick

Dallas, USA Rick Castle was once again fielding calls from the great unwashed. As cynical as his old bones were, he still loved his country, and he was furious. Those bastard terrorists had managed to break into his radio network’s channel and broadcast their vile filth over the airways. The radio network he worked for wasn’t alone in that affliction. …

Prelude to the apocalypse – Dang

Bangkok, Thailand Most demons took whatever hosts they could get when they could get them. The lesser demons weren’t particularly choosy, the commanders of Hell turning a blind eye whenever they ventured to the cool place. If an opening appeared to a susceptible host, it was considered there for the taking. Some humans were difficult to take, but others, like …

Prelude to the apocalypse – Barak

Jerusalem, Israel Barak the “blessed”. That was what his mother called him. She was dead now, long in the ground, killed by the disease that had torn the life out of her. She was therefore not around to be a guiding light in his formative years, leaving him with a father who cursed God and loved only the alcohol that …

Prelude to the apocalypse – Rupert

Dallas, USA Rupert was one of those teachers who never managed to garner the respect of his students. To be honest, teaching wasn’t so much a vocation as something he had fallen into. There were millions of people in the same situation with their jobs and their relationships. You woke up one morning and found life just sort of happened. …