Please Note: This is a serial novel written by Annelise Ianthe.
© 2012 – 2013
All Rights Reserved.
The hungry mob turned in our direction as we drew closer to the vehicle, and promptly ignored the passengers huddled within. I clutched the lug wrench tightly, prepared to defend myself. The sound of bones cracking resounded throughout our surroundings as I bashed a zombie’s head in. It crumpled to the ground, its body twitching before it lay still.
Rosa stood beside me, swinging right and left at the undead as they began to surround us. My pulse raced as I realized we’d misjudged the situation. There were more zombies than we’d anticipated. For each one we knocked out, two more took its place. My cousin and I exchanged knowing glances as we snuck a quick glance behind us. The scent of blood was drawing an even bigger crowd, and it was headed straight for the children.
Throwing caution to the wind, I cried out, and told the kids to run in our direction. I began to clear us a path toward the SUV. Rosa put herself in the line of fire as she did her best to protect her offspring. Slowly, but steadily, we began to make a little headway. I heard the locks of the car shift as one of the girls unlocked them.
The rear left side passenger door opened, and Mary stuck her head out as she yelled at us. Without any further prodding, the children took off, somehow avoiding capture. I waved at my sister as I slammed the lug wrench across one of the zombie’s jaws. Blood spurted into my face. I ignored it as I continued to back up against the car. I nodded at Rosa, and she made a quick dash for the passenger door. I took one last swing at the nearest zombie, and ran toward the car, yanking the driver’s side door open. I slammed the door shut, and hit the lock button, moments before more of the undead swarmed the vehicle.