A Different Virus - Heartfire
People who were bitten by zombies always turned into zombies. Or that was what everyone always said. To get bitten was a basically a death sentence.
As civilization collapses, Diane and her friends take shelter in a military base. They and the other survivors must learn to survive as relentless zombies roam the land.
While rescuing another survivor, Diane gets bitten. She knew her days were numbered, but when she doesn't turn, life gets even more complicated. She might have not turned into a zombie, but something happened because her body is changing.
Worried about the potential consequences, she struggles to keep the the scar and the changes hidden. Life is never easy with zombies around, but she isn't about to just give up.
The unknown has a habit of sneaking up on you when you least suspect it.
One thing is certain though, life will never be the same again.
* * *
I looked up and stared. My reflection looked back at me in the mirror of the dark room. My eyes were literally glowing, there was no mistaking it. It was not a reflection of light, or any of the other excuses I had used or others had assumed. They were glowing a light sapphire blue color. It was not a bright glow, but it was definitely a glow.
Glowing eyes were not normal.
Okay, at this point I had to admit it, I was no longer normal.
What was I then? For that, I had no answer
Ranked in top 10 in Sci fi Genre from Nov 22, 2017 until May 2018.
A Paid Program Story.
I use the Metric system, for those who are more familiar with imperial, 1 meter is about 3 feet, 1 kilometer is 0.6 miles. I try to keep things relative, so if you can imagine a hundred meter dash, you are set. :)
A Different Virus has nothing to do with my other story The Virus Within.
A huge thanks to @stiles24stilinskiXD for the phenomenal cover!