Domain of the Dead
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The world is dead, devoured by a plague of reanimated corpses.
In a crumbling city Sarah, Nathan, and a band of survivors barricade themselves inside a warehouse surrounded by a sea of shambling putrefaction. Days in seclusion blur by, and their food is nearly gone. The group is faced with two possible deaths: creeping starvation, or the undead outside the warehouse.
As Sarah stands on the edge of the warehouse roof preparing to step out into oblivion she spots a glimmer of hope. In the distance a helicopter approaches the city ... but is it the salvation the survivors have been waiting for? And do they dare attempt to fight their way through the mass of infected dead to reach it?
paused, almost too scared to say it in case she jinxed her hope. “It sounds mechanical, like an engine.” “Seriously?” Nathan’s eyes were wide open, the shroud of sleep dispelled. “Come listen,” she beckoned as she quickly made her way to the stairs. From behind she heard the unzipping of a sleeping bag followed by the sounds of a struggle as Nathan tried to hop into his jeans. As she reached the top of the stairs the slap of Nathan’s bare feet against the concrete floor echoed ahead of him as
Captain’s antagonism. “Sarah here is one of the survivors I was telling you about,” she said. “She was just asking how we could eliminate the contagion’s reservoir.” Professor Cutler took a couple of long strides and pulled out his chair. “What we do is we find a vaccine,” he said. As he sat down he tossed the folder across the table. When they landed with a thump, he explained, “Captain, the report you asked for. “A vaccination?” the Captain said, without even touching the report so
at all to stop him?” “Well, not really, sir.” “Not really? Not really?! You just gave him a hand and waved him goodbye?! What the hell were you thinking?!” Warden slapped his hand down on the table, making it jump. “He plans to wait out the storm on the mainland,” Bates said. “I thought it was a good idea.” Warden shook his head. “You’re not paid to think!” “I’m not paid at all,” Bates replied. “What?!” Captain Warden bawled. “Shit. Shouldn’t have said that,” Bates whispered into his
stretched out her hands and grabbed Kelly’s head. “What are you... Shit!” Kelly screamed as Doctor Robertson stepped into the light. He saw her face: Her lips cracked and broken, trails of blood across her chin and those milky eyes bereft of life. Off balance, leaning half through the doorway, Kelly couldn’t find the purchase to pull away. Doctor Robertson lunged in and started biting. Chapter 6: Squall Sarah panted. Her chest burnt with each breath. The sound of her trainers
envelope he’d been passed that afternoon. He held it out for Sarah. “You forgot to clear your pockets out when your stuff was taken to the laundry.” Sarah slowly reached out and took the letter from Nathan’s grasp. “I don’t know what to say, Nathan.” “Obviously not, otherwise you’d have spoken to me before you wrote this,” Nathan replied. “We would have thought of something even if these guys hadn’t shown up.” Sarah stood there, head bowed low. “Sarah, I… I wouldn’t want…” Nathan stopped,