Meat Goes to Richmond Part 1: A Zombie Apocalypse Serial (BorderTown)

| February 6, 2015

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Meat Goes to Richmond Part 1: A Zombie Apocalypse Serial (BorderTown)

Upon his birth at the height of the Zombie Apocalypse, his mother took one look at him and pronounced him Meat.

He survived, she didn’t

They lived in a new reality, the time after, adventurers in an old new world. At twelve they had been forced by circumstances into adulthood. Coming of age when the few remaining Zombies were the least of their worries. Where savagery was the norm, and man’s inhumanity to man was on daily display.

Accompanied by Window, Einstein, and Billie-Bob. Meat leads them on a mission to retrieve several young children kidnapped from the Bremo Bluff compound by a savage band of survivors.

Window earned his name due to his transparent nature. He had shown up outside the fence six years before, dressed in a filthy pair of batman pajamas, and carrying an empty forty-four-magnum revolver. No one knew where he came from or what circumstances brought him to the fence, and he wasn’t sharing.

Einstein was the smartest in the group, of course, and his knowledge filled him with a deeper sense of what was right. It was a view of the world that at times ran counter to the stark realities of survival.

Billie-Bob was one half of a set of twins. Those who knew him and his brother called them both Billie-Bob, as they were never really sure which of the twins they were talking to at any given moment. While not as smart as the others he had the ability to hit any target, moving or stationary, within five hundred yards with the Enfield rifle his grandfather had given him.

Meat questions his ability to lead when they capture a member of the band responsible for the kidnapping. An argument ensues over what to do with him, since they can’t just turn him loose. Window carries through with his own decision, sparking tension and mistrust within the group.

The trail leads them to Richmond where they must face a brutality that could only come from the depths of hell. But first they have to overcome their own differences if they hope to survive.

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