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, 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
  • science
  • sciencefiction
  • survival
  • swift
  • virus
  • zombie
  • zombies
I have migraines all the time. So I wouldn't be able to tell the difference
Ace1801770 Ace1801770 2 days ago
Me too man me too. 
                              Nicky’s crazy coffee self and Trinity annoying Daniel
Wow so runners. . . I miss Nicky and Trinity. . . Anybody else?😓😭
And I’m back! And now I will actually understand why the rereaders were constantly referencing to The Virus Within while reading it. (Btw, 15/10 would recommend)
if the walking dead has taught my anything, aim for the head. if it doesnt hit run for your life lmao
oh yeah haha APRIL FOOLS imma bite off your face but iTs a jOkE