A Different Virus - Laura's Story

A Different Virus - Laura's Story

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Crystal Scherer By CrystalScherer Completed

This is a second view point from my original story - A Different Virus - Heartfire.  I highly advise reading the original book first.

Intro:
Laura was a happy child without a care in the world.  She loved her parents and life was perfect. Nothing seemed like it could go wrong.

People started talking about a bad flu that was spreading and sending some into a coma. Her parents grew worried and stocked the house in case of a pandemic.

Months later another virus appeared. Her family was shocked when the news people started reporting that zombies were actually real and not just part of a horror movie. They were appearing in every country. Her parents reassured her that none of the zombie sightings had been anywhere close to them.

Her life is turned upside down when her father ends up in hospital with the bad flu and mother exiles her upstairs for her safety. She was never allowed downstairs again. Weeks pass and the streets become deserted with the exception of the red eyed zombies that wandered around.

One night she notices a swiftly moving figure with glowing blue eyes in the street below. Should she call out or remain silent? Is this fleeting shadow something that can help her or could this mysterious figure be even more dangerous than the zombies themselves?

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Ranked #2 Dec. 24, 2017  (A huge thank you to all who read and voted!)

This story is copyright and built from my own imagination. 

This book was a special request from someone who helped me a lot. This viewpoint has less action than the original.
        
The cover was made by @All_AboutAssymetry. A huge thanks to her!

  • ace
  • apocalypse
  • armegeddon
  • canada
  • diane
  • fiction
  • fired
  • forager
  • heartfire
  • laura
  • rescue
  • sanctuary
  • science
  • survival
  • swift
  • unexpected
  • virus
  • zombie
  • zombies
JWSilver JWSilver Dec 16, 2017
I just realized that Because this is from a child's perspective, i may actually cry throughout the story... IM not having it :l nope.nope.nope.
- - Jul 28, 2017
I'm curious to know where in the middle east did the virus start
ECHOSONG2005 ECHOSONG2005 Aug 21, 2017
·°· *Gasp* noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo now Laura will feel like she killed her aunt
Taylor_Matta Taylor_Matta 20 hours ago
My band is playing a very sad sounding song in class right now, and it is currently playing on repeat in my head
ChaosTheory278 ChaosTheory278 Jun 06, 2017
I literally have a tear in my eye, because of all the guilt she must be feeling right now.
TeamConstantAction TeamConstantAction Jul 12, 2017
I read this as I got up from the kitchen table, I had to sit back down and ask for more food. W.O.W