Momentary safety... And then.

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Frank had broken free of the massacre and managed to force his way into a warehouse.
He is out of immediate danger, but his heart is still hammering against his ribcage, his breathing is shallow and irregular.

How’d it happen so fast?, he wonders. One moment, we were searching for them – the next moment, they’re EVERYWHERE!
He shuts his eyes, but the images are burned into his mind… He begins to hyperventilate… His hands shake in convulsive twitches.
Get a grip, Frank! You’re gonna put yourself into shock… You have to calm down.
He concentrates. His hands slow to a tremble. He takes slow, measured breaths.

First things first, am I safe? he looks around. He’s barricaded himself in a broom closet. Good enough… Jesus, it’s freezing in here!
His shirt is soaked in sweat, it’s wicking away his body heat. Rummaging through a locker he finds a change of clothes. He strips off his shirt. And then he sees it. A bite wound. The purplish spider web of blood poison.

Fuck… It’s not shock.

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  1. Avatar Sanglorian

    This whole series has taken the zombie cliches and yet used them to tell a compelling story – and this piece is no different.

  2. Avatar Ben Adams

    Love to see a new character and a reveal of the way the virus is passed, by bites.

  3. Avatar ElshaHawk (LoA)

    hahaha, poor Frank! I laugh, because Frank is the name of the character you play in Dead Rising, but really, what a terrifying discovery!

  4. Avatar Abby (LoA)

    Ooh a new character. Yay! I would suggest a mature rating coz of the language. A nice plot development as well.

  5. Avatar mark.i.wang

    Sorry, i forgot about language. Now rated M for mature.

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