Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Dawning of the Dead Summary

Dawning is a survival horror piece I started a surprisingly long time ago. The idea behind it was to write and publish to the web a chapter at a time- I was working fast, enjoying where the story took me (none of the characters seemed to do what I'd intended), and I didn't stop to edit- so there are probably numerous typing errors in there.

Clicking on the links take you to a site called Deviant Art where the chapters are hosted. If there's a problem with any of the links let me know in the comments.

Chapter One is here and the others can be found in the links field to the right (or left if this blog template ever changes).


Been a long time since I posted here. If you've stumbled across this page somehow it's a collection of my own fiction writing. Not a representative sample by any means but the main body of work (the horribly titled Dawning of the Dead) was placed on-line for two reasons- to allow it to be read and to offer myself another incentive to keep writing.

Since my last post (it really, really doesn't seem like 2005!) I've managed to write very little of that particular story, although I do tinker with it from time to time. It hit an awkward point and due to a combination of circumstances I lost my grip on it. It will be back some day!

My main love in writing is horror- survival horror being of particular interest. I don't really want to see a zombie apocalypse but I am curious about what would happen if it did take place. If you're into that sort of thing you might want to check out the
All Things Zombie forum. It seems a bit mad when you first read it but trust me, not all of the posters honestly believe that zombies are about to take over the world. Just some of us.

Anyway, I hope to add some more writing here soon. Maybe just the odd snippet but there should be some new material now and then.

Hope someone out there enjoys it.

Friday, December 09, 2005

Dawning of the Dead Chapter Ten

It's been an awful long time coming and it's a short one. I expect this will read a little more disjointed than any of the other chapters, simply because it was written in little bites as and when I could find the time. Hopefully the next one will be written a little more quickly.

Friday, November 25, 2005

Dawning of the Dead Chapter Nine

Definitely the most difficult chapter yet- took four false starts to get it going and progress was hampered by events in the real world. I had intended this chapter to be quite different but it just didn't work out that way. A new set of characters do turn up though so that should all a little interest to events. At least one major character was due to make an exit here but he, or she, got a reprieve- for now.

Friday, November 18, 2005

Dawning of the Dead Chapter Eight

This is another one that's a tad on the short side- and it may be a little disjointed as it was written in little chunks here and there due to the real world getting in the way. Some day I'll get round to reading over these parts and prettying them up a little.

I was going to write some more but the story's about to take a slightly different direction so I thought it was best to cut it off here rather than have it spill over any more. Think of this chapter as the end of part one of the story. If it goes according to plan that is- this story has a habit of taking me places I hadn't intended on going to!

Monday, November 14, 2005

Dawning of the Dead Chapter Seven

This one pretty much came in one go, a frenzy of writing. The situation in the story is growing more and more dangerous as the characters find themselves in a world filled with zombies.

I'm hoping that the pace is getting a little faster and the excitement levels are high. That's what I'm aiming for anyway!

Friday, November 11, 2005

Dawning of the Dead Chapter Six

Dawn has just broken on the first day of the zombie world.

This is a little shorter than I'd intended, and the pace has slowed somewhat, but I felt it was best to stop it where I did. Hopefully, you'll agree with that too when you read it!

Thursday, November 10, 2005

Dawning of the Dead- Chapter Five

The pace of the zombie infection is beginning to speed up more and more as the dawn approaches.

I'm not quite so happy with this chapter as the others so far- I had intended to make it a little longer, but it was turning into a bit of a struggle. Hopefully a fresh start with part 6 will sort this little blip out.