Humanity's Hope

Humanity's Hope

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Pembroke Sinclair By PembrokeSinclair Updated Jun 02, 2016

Seventeen-year-old Caleb survived the zombie uprising, but he's scarred mentally and physically. Humanity is trying to rebuild, but after the loss of his family and friends, Caleb walks a path of self-doubt and self-harm. Caleb gets up every morning and goes to work at Zomtech, writing computer code so that the scientists can find a cure. Today, though, regulars-zombies-escape the ghetto and kill his neighbor, and the death is a message directed at him. He receives an email with a video of someone unleashing zombies onto her. The video says if Caleb doesn't give them what they want, more people will die. 

Then he and his friend Samuel are attacked by a hoard of undead in a park. These aren't typical undead. In addition to regulars, there are mutants known as BZs and RBZs-Big Zombies and Really Big Zombies. A regular bites Caleb, and things only get worse when he discovers he's immune to whatever turns a person into a zombie. Caleb has to make a choice: will he become humanity's hope and save them from the undead menace, potentially becoming a pawn in a power struggle, or will he finish what he started long ago and end his own life?

*Trigger warning: Attempted suicide

  • apocalypse
  • dystopian
  • survival
  • zombies
KirstenTaylor_ KirstenTaylor_ Jun 02, 2016
I really like your story so far! Would you mind checking out mine, The Clique? It would mean so much to me