Friday, October 16, 2015
Four by Zack Scott
Welcome to my tour stop for Four (Their Dead Lives #1) by Zack Scott. This is a zombie apocalypse horror, comedy, action & adventure. The tour runs October 12-23 with reviews, interviews, guest posts and excerpts. Check out the tour page for the full schedule.
A tragic past. A destined reunion. A decaying hope.
In Southern California, four friends must face a haunting nightmare from high school in order to save the future of humanity. But will their personal conflicts get in the way? Battling for survival, these fated four will choose whether to follow a destined path or continue their dead lives, while the zombie apocalypse feeds them one cliche after another.
“Abort! Fall back!” a voice over his earpiece screamed.
Jeff ignored the cries. He had to. His eyes locked to C4 attached to the bottom of the transport. Not now, not like this. Scampering across the dirt, Jeff shoved his arm underneath the transport, straining to reach the C4. His fingers brushed the bomb, but he was unable to reach it. His teeth clenched and a guttural moan broke off from his lips. Gunfire blasted over his earpiece. He lunged. His arm stretched. Another explosion sent a vibration through his body, and his hand wrapped around the explosive ticking to destroy him and his team. He retracted from underneath, faster than he ever thought possible.
Lt. Sampson saw the bomb in his hands. “Brennan!”
Jeff sprinted from the vehicle to the trail they’d arrived on. He saw an opening. A cliff. Sliding through dirt, he cocked his arm. Three quick beeps. The moment became a blur and he lost his footing.
“Throw it!” a voice had called seconds earlier.
Jeff’s body went numb. His feet launched off the ground. Spinning, burning, screaming, he flew through the air. Fire ate his skin. The ground and sky dwindled as one, becoming a mixture of brown and blue, twisting its way to the infinite black. Visions of his best friends—Alec, Kale, Scot—flashed in his mind, and although his world would go dark, he said those words that always gave him light.
We leave as four.
Zack Scott is the author of THEIR DEADS LIVES, ONE PISSED OFF SHARK, and several short stories he wrote for the 2013 Flash Fiction Challenge, where he made it to the final round. Although he’s visited many areas in the world, Zack has lived in Southern California most of his life. He grew up in Los Angeles, attended undergrad at CSUCI in Ventura County, and completed law school down in sunny San Diego. More recently, he was living the startup life in Silicon Valley with the 500 Startups accelerator program. He is licensed to practice law in California, but more importantly he likes to hang his pants on his desk chair rather than his closet. When he’s not writing stories, Zack can be found in a never-ending wrestling match with his dog Leo or cooking pasta while wearing a Chargers apron.
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