20 Years After The Zombie Apocalypse

20 Years After The Zombie Apocalypse

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Author: Lee Emerick
Length: 159 page(s)
Written: Apr 2011
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Views: 2854

Category: Fiction & Literature » Horror  |  Work: Novel
Keywords: zombie horror, zombie apocalypse, post apocalypse, post apocalyptic, end of the world, last woman alive

Follow the final days of the last woman alive...

Synopsis
Harriette Madyson is the last woman alive. Twenty years ago her world came to an end when a zombie plague engulfed the population of Earth. At the tender age of seven she found herself in a nightmarish situation where the dead literally returned to life. Left with little to use and nowhere to hide Harri now finds herself stalked across the frozen desolate landscape of North America pursued by the former love of her life. All that she has to keep her going is the hope that she can make it home to die in peace.

From the Author
The inspiration for this book came from a dream I had several years ago. The dream came to me in three parts overthree nights.
Itstarted off from the initial out break of a zombie apocalypse, where I was a survivor and was rescued by several others. I felt hope knowing I was not alone, that I was safe. Together we could face the threat and help each other to survive.
The following night the dream moved on several years where I found my self trying to make a fresh start with the other survivors. We had barricaded an abandoned building from the dead and hid quietly hoping it would all pass us by. As supplies slowly began to dwindle we eventually found ourselves over run. It brought to me the sensation that we would always be found, that nowhere was secure or safe. Before me my friends and comrades died one by one reminding me that nothing was for certain, nothing was guaranteed.
The following night was the last of the three dreams. I found myself in the abandoned ruins of civilisation. Around me the buildings crumbled as they stood unmaintained and dilapidated. As I ran for my life I found myself truly alone. No one else was with me and I knew they were gone, as dead as the zombies that walked around me. As I ran through the ruins I knew I was being stalked. At every turn I expected something to pounce out on me and bring me down. As I hid in the ruins of an old stone building I could see a very old zombie trying to find me. It knew I was there although the majority of its senses were long disabled through rot and decay. As it approached me I found that my mindset changed. I did not want to run anymore. What was the point in carrying on when there was nothing left to run to? It was futile to try and escape, where ever I went they would find me so I may as well bite the bullet as it were and let it happen. The sooner it was over the less suffering I would have to endure.
Luckily before I was eaten I woke up. The fear and loneliness stayed with me for several days afterwards. Although I knew this was a dream it still felt very real. It embodied my fear and loneliness of the time. I felt abandoned in my self and lost amongst ruins.
This is what I have tried to embody in this book. It is based on primal fear and the instinct of survival. Although we try our hardest to survive there are some situations where it only drags out suffering and pain. I mean this not in literal sense but more metaphorically. Some things we do as we see that we have to, not by choice. But ultimately we have the choice. At anytime we can stop and say no more, enough is enough. We don’t have to suffer or keep on running. The sooner we face our demons for better or for worse we can stop running and no longer be afraid.
I hope you enjoy this work as much as I have enjoyed writing it. Although it may not be cheerful it does embody what a lot of people feel, abandonment, loneliness and the never ending chase as we are slowly hunted down by life itself.
I personally learnt a lesson and I hope others can too. Nothing is inevitable and we have the choice, not to merely run and hide but to face it head on.


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Lee Emerick | Author on XinXii.com

Member since: Apr 2011
Publications on XinXii:  1
About the Author
Lee Emerick born July 1982, is an author based in Staffordshire, England.
Married to Alison Emerick and father to Libbi and William he uses this as inspiration in the creation of his novels.
Fascinated by Horror and Sci-Fi Lee keenly pens work in both these genres.

Background
Born in Harlow, Essex, Lee moved to Leek, Staffordshrie at the tender age of 4.
Attending Leek High School and Leek College Lee tried his hand at setting up his own company repairing computers. Unfortunately in a heavy saturated market and problems with the partnership Lee closed it down after a year.
Deciding self employment was not the answer he now works for a financial institution. After several failed attempts at writting a novel on various subjects Lee finally completed Super Nova in 2009. Once this was published it was over a year until he decided to look towards working on his next novel Extinction Theory which was completed within a matter of weeks. Now inspired in his abilities Lee has since published the sequel to Super Nova, Mechanical Jihad and only recently finished 20 Years After The Zombie Apocalypse.
Now confident in his abilities he looks forward to writting numerous more novels in his spare time to share his thoughts and ideas.

Interests
Genres of interest go without saying really, Sci-Fi and Horror.
Zombies in particular hold me in fascination!
The Dune Series - to be fair it is just awesome.
Looking after my kids (surpisingly).
Entertaining the wife (hard work at times).
Occasionally I will have a bash at World of Warcraft but that largely depends if the wife or children will let me!

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