A Different Virus - Heartfire

A Different Virus - Heartfire

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Crystal Scherer By CrystalScherer Completed

People who were bitten by zombies always turned into zombies. Or that was what everyone always said. To get bitten was basically a death sentence. Seizures marked the moment of turning before the infected person rose with bright red eyes and tried to attack any living thing near them. 

Diane and her friends take shelter in a military base while civilization collapses. They and the other survivors must learn to survive with zombies outside. The zombies may be slow, but they were tireless and far too ready to take a bite out of anyone they could get their hands on.

Diane holds onto a small hope that humanity will survive and eventually rebuild even though the known human world has vanished like mist and most of the population is now mindless zombies. She certainly isn't about to go down without putting her best effort into this fight for survival.

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.

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Sneak peek

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 #1 Nov 22, 2017

A Different Virus has nothing to do with my other story The Virus Within.

I intended to create a 30 chapter story, but it took on a life of its own and became a 198 chapter novel. This is a longer and slower paced story than most of my other stories.

I use the Metric system, so 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.  :)

  • ace
  • apocalypse
  • armageddon
  • canada
  • diane
  • fired
  • forager
  • heartfire
  • laura
  • mutation
  • rebuild
  • sanctuary
  • survival
  • swift
  • unexpected
  • virus
  • zombie
  • zombies
NATOXIC_X NATOXIC_X 3 days ago
Those were perfectly good chips and u put them where anyone could take them
12Rayne 12Rayne Jan 07
If your location seems safe and their zombie sighting an hour away from I would suggest going to a safer location and not stay -_-
Now I’m just imagining blonde Taylor swift zombies prancing around, wearing make up and flicking their hair like ‘b*tch I’m so fab’ AHA
MLadybug01 MLadybug01 Jan 12
I have no idea why, but I just keep remembering Attack of Titans when reading this book.
Skyfern Skyfern 2 days ago
You think your door will hold against a super-strong 🧟‍♂️?!?!?!?
JohnTAD JohnTAD 3 days ago
You can't always run.  Sometimes, you have to run while you have the chance.