Diaries of the Damned was released on the 19th February. The dead have risen and a desperate struggle for power has begun. The military are evacuating all survivors in passenger planes. With their destination unknown, one group of survivors, led by a journalist named Paul Larkin, decide to share their experiences with the hope that when combined, their stories will reveal some answers that the government had not been willing to give themselves. Nine survivors have banded together, determined to tell their tale of survival. None of them realized that as they stood to tell their tales that they stood on the brink of discovering a conspiracy the likes of which the world has never seen.
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I asked Alex for a blog post to share with you, the horror readers. This is what he wrote –
What do you do?
Rather than come up with another post where you get to sit there and read some random musing in my mind, I want to turn the tables for a change. This post is all about you, the readers.
What are we going to do? Well, it’s simple. I am going to give you a zombie setting, and you have to answer. The best answer, chosen by my gracious host Carmilla will win a free e-copy of Diaries of the Damned.
You are alone, walking back from a friend’s house. You are cutting across an abandoned lot, a short cut you use all the time, when suddenly ‘Homeless Harry’ a hobo you know to an almost creepy level approaches you. He is limping, hurt. You can see blood, and notice the way his arm hangs loosely at his side. He draws closed and that is when you hear his growl. There is something about his approach that changed. Like a cloud passing over the sun, a shadow covers his face. His lips pull back into a horrid grin. He is upon you, grabbing at you, ripping at your clothes, his teeth gnashing, inching ever closer to your throat.
You push him away and he falls to the floor. You turn to run, but you see three more people behind you. They are soaked in blood and walk with the same deathly swagger as Harry. Behind you, Harry is back on his feet. He grabs you from behind, but he drop to the floor, slipping from his grip just as you hear his teeth clash together.
Turning, you break into a run. Sprinting across the lot you see more and more bodies shambling along the road. As you draw close the seem to stop and turn in your direction. You can see your street, or rather, the road that leads on to your street. You just need to cross the rest of the lot and cross the road.
Behind you, you see a group of five people hobbling your way, their arms outstretched. More and more pile their way into the lot, slowly blocking your path. Behind you is the abandoned building. It had once been a commercial property, but a fire had destroyed it before anything actually opened. It is black inside, the windows boarded up. The front door it open, the wooden planks that sealed it lay on the floor, smashed into smaller pieces.
What happens next?
About Alex Laybourne –
Born and raised in the coastal English town Lowestoft, it should come as no surprise (to those that have the misfortune of knowing this place) that he became a horror writer.
Married with four children; James, Logan, Ashleigh and Damon. His biggest dream for them is that they grow up, and spend their lives doing what makes them happy, whatever that is.
‘Diaries of the Damned’ is his third full length publication along with a number of short works.
Amazon Author Page: http://www.amazon.com/Alex-Laybourne/e/B00580RB18/ref=ntt_athr_dp_pel_pop_1