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Pen Your Pride
The Afflicted

The Afflicted

35.1K Reads 1K Votes 25 Part Story
Jenny Trout By JennyTrout Updated Sep 15, 2016

After her father’s death and her mother’s hasty remarriage, Evelyn Whitney is handed over to the Shaker commune of Bannock, New York, into a life she has little chance of escaping. When the dead become monsters and community loyalties fracture, Evelyn must rely on John Quill, a young hired man, for protection from the terrors outside the commune, and the dangers within.

  • historical
  • teen
  • youngadult
JesseSprague JesseSprague Nov 16, 2017
It actually isn't the first line that drew me in and made me want to move forward...its the last line. It is truly chilling. Gore has its own power, but the power of the human mind, of despair and desperation...that's where the real power is.
CrystalWithem CrystalWithem Apr 01, 2015
WOW! I can't wait to see what happens next. I am hooked right away.
chocfudgeO chocfudgeO Feb 19, 2015
This reminds me of "The Hills have Eyes" for some reason. :)
Hob-Goblin Hob-Goblin Nov 30, 2014
Love the opening, it's just like BAM! Straight in! Loved it! 
                              p.s. Love how it's set in 1866, awesome!!!
- - Sep 08, 2014
On the first sentance...On the first friggen sentance you had me hooked!!!  :D
Cashjo Cashjo Aug 22, 2014
1866 serious? That is one awesome zombie hook. Tip top writing skills there. Adding this to my reading list. Is the one who's voice you write a Zombie? Sure sounds like it, with a bit of control over what she is. Voted and reading on..........................