Thought I'd share some early first thoughts to my zombie sequel:
Somewhere in the Pacific
certain, see for yourself,” Parris said, handing the binoculars to Liam.
against his face, he stared out across the blue water towards the east.If he strained hard and squinted his eyes
just so, he could make out the cliffs.
you see that?” Liam asked.
said with a grin, “I’ve got sailor’s eyes.”
mouth to match…”
say that I blame ‘em – talkin’ like they do…” Parris replied, “Stuck out on the
water like this, it’s enough to drive a man mad.Even if the islands are full of blights, I
won’t miss this boat.”
laughed, “It’s hardly been two weeks.Imagine
how it was in the past – being out on the seas for months, without any of the
luxuries we have, at the mercy of the winds…”
“Past?” Parris retorted, “Give it a
year, that’s how it’ll be again.”
were sharp, cutting through the façade of pleasantry that they’d managed for
most of the voyage.The past couple of
weeks had allowed them to push back the fear that’d dogged them while they’d
held out in Fiji.The blood that had
been spilt on the deck was long since gone.The bodies of the fallen were but memories, having been offered up to
stepped off the trawler, though, the false reality they’d fashioned for
themselves would be gone.The truths
that governed the new world would return.Death waited ‘round every corner, or staggered forth without growing
weary.Suspicion reigned like a
tyrant.No stranger, no place – nothing could be trusted.
If only we could stay out here forever,
Liam thought to himself.
tell the others,” he said, “We should double the watch.There could be trouble about.You mind readying the inflatable?”
as always, to Rikki curled up on her chest.His low purr was calming, or maybe it was the weight.Like a heavy blanket on a winter’s night, it
made her feel safe.She’d almost forgot
what it felt like – not to be afraid of what the new day held, or even the next