The Virus Within

The Virus Within

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Crystal Scherer By CrystalScherer Completed

What do you do when you are one of the infected? 

The virus in my blood is trying to steal my humanity. It alters my very thoughts and reactions. It taunts me by tempting me with desires that it planted in my brain. These bloodthirsty desires would lead to my demise if I ever gave in. I have more in common with the zombies than with humans at this point. Even the fallen zombies accept me as one of their own. 

Blood is required to retain my grip on sanity, but the sweet smelling blood from humans is a short path to madness. Human blood is to be avoided at all costs. 

Humankind around the world was driven close to extinction by the sudden appearance of the zombies, yet small groups of survivors constantly manage to appear and put my control to the test.

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Sneak Peek:
I obviously wanted nothing to do with them. Why were humans so bloody persistent?

I altered my direction a bit and picked up some speed, but the ground shook from the vehicles as they closed in. The car and truck angled towards each other before slamming on the brakes to form a roadblock. The car slid right in front of me, close enough that I could feel the heat from the engine as the front of the car went by me. It was close enough that I didn't even have enough space to slow down.

Not that slowing down had been in any of my plans to start with. 


This is a standalone zombie book that has nothing do to with any of my other stories. I wanted to try a book with an easily irritated main character and a nutcase secondary character. This book has a slightly darker outlook at the beginning than my usual stories, but it has some humor further along. Definitely not a horror story, although it has its share of action. There is no romance.

The cover was lovingly crafted by @stiles24stilinskiXD. A huge thank you to her for her phenomenal work!

Ranked #1 on September 15, 2017.

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NatalieCarroll0 NatalieCarroll0 2 days ago
I wish my body was a honed and deadly weapon. But nooooooo. The only things that fear me are pastries and chinese food.
PotterHead1375 PotterHead1375 3 days ago
I love nature, I wish more people will respect it more....( Higher Officials )
MarinRain MarinRain Nov 25, 2018
If the zombies are dim witted and mindless, who ranks them and gives them names? Do the human survivors name them? If so how did she get to know of it?
Foxtail204 Foxtail204 Jan 06
There is more swearing (I guess it may count) in this book than any other books
EDENROSE22 EDENROSE22 Nov 25, 2018
It was at this paragraph, people began questioning her ethnicity.
Phenyxxx Phenyxxx Jan 09
Who do I trust in the apocalypse watt pad or Hollywood? 😣😣. Then again watt pad gives you unusual scenarios 🤷