A Different Virus - Heartfire

A Different Virus - Heartfire

3.2M Reads 239K Votes 200 Part Story
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.

*  *  *

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 in top 10 in Sci fi Genre from Nov 22, 2017 until  May 2018.

A Next Beta 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!

  • apocalypse
  • armageddon
  • canada
  • femalelead
  • fightforsurvival
  • fired
  • forager
  • heartfire
  • mutation
  • nextbeta
  • rebuild
  • sanctuary
  • science
  • science-fiction
  • sciencefiction
  • secondchance
  • survival
  • virus
  • zombie
  • zombies
BillMichaels BillMichaels 2 days ago
Can't afford premium can't afford wall so thanks I will not waste time with this unfortunately I will never know if it was good.
redveil223 redveil223 4 days ago
Hey! So, most of the book was unlocked. I don't know if this was intentional or an accident. But there are 14 or so parts left locked. So I was wondering what's going on with that.
Kaiddance Kaiddance a day ago
Geez, ads take like ten seconds to get through. Have a little patience. I used to run a blog and those aren't cheap. Ads really help offset the cost. No one seems to understand that unless they're in a similar position.
IBallToHard IBallToHard 9 hours ago
Wait so let me get this straight, y’all try and try to get young people. You know what disregard that y’all want people in general to encourage to read but you want them to pay for it. That’s BS!
Sigh i guess poor people cant have access to good literature you gain money and experience to write and we get left on cliffhangers well it was fun while it lasted hope you have fun with the rich kids
Banana4lyfe Banana4lyfe 17 hours ago
This is a big shame, I really wanted to read your book. But, now there is money involved, and I am not willing to pay for a book I don’t even know is good and is clearly unedited. welp one less reader.