Zombies!

Zombies!

Lelanthran Krishna Manickum

Science Fiction / Horror / Zombies

A Zombie Novella:Meet George. With his neighbours out for his blood, his coworkers after his hide and his ex-wife going in for the kill, George has had a really bad start to his day. It gets worse when the Zombie apocalypse happens, and people whom he has never even met actually do want to find out what his spleen tastes like - chicken, most likely, everything does, with enough mayo ...Zombies are people too …Meet George. With his neighbours out for his blood, his coworkers after his hide and his ex-wife going in for the kill, George has had a really bad start to his day. It gets worse when the Zombie apocalypse happens, and people whom he has never even met actually do want to find out what his spleen tastes like (chicken, most likely, everything does, eventually, and with enough mayo). Now that everyone he knows has turned into flesh-eating monsters (well …. except for his ex-wife; she was always a tad blood-thirsty anyway), what’s a man to do but grab the first-aid box, the lunchbox and the ammo box and head for the hills.Zombies were people too …What kind of Zombie outbreak would take its chances in the leafy suburbs of Johannesburg, South Africa, undisputed crime-capital of the world? What kind of Zombie outbreak would happen in Johannesburg, a place where even the pitbulls go around in pairs? A place where you can hide a brainless body for years simply by electing it? What kind of outbreak indeed?…This one, that’s what! Zombies have never had it this bad before … There’s gunfire, explosions, hostage-taking, dismemberment, immolation and disembowelment … and that’s only the pest control companies fighting the annual rat infestation.Zombies ate people too …These Zombies are tough. These Zombies are mean. These Zombies are frighteningly smart too; smart enough to outwit the cops (although, to be fair to the Zombies, even algae sometimes outwitted the boys in blue) and smart enough to hire their own lawyer, who also turned out to be extremely tough herself … tough, and a little stringy too.Zombies hate people too …
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Breaking Down

Breaking Down

Lelanthran Krishna Manickum

Science Fiction / Horror / Zombies

It happens to all of us ... our ride breaks down and we have to pull over and fix the damn thing. It even happens to astronauts, although in the case of spacecraft it does at least mean that the passengers cannot be terrorised by the owner into getting out and pushing.It happens to all of us ... our ride breaks down and we have to pull over and fix the damn thing. It even happens to astronauts, although in the case of spacecraft it does at least mean that the passengers cannot be terrorised by the owner into getting out and pushing.The astronaut had landed his crippled craft on an alien surface filled with all the terrors of the unknown (and the slightly less scary terrors previously encountered). Luckily, this hero has no problems, as the locals are mostly harmless, and anyway the Space Exploration Corporation has strict policies about getting eaten on remote planets. One of the locals, however, decides to make contact.
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Freds Pet

Freds Pet

Lelanthran Krishna Manickum

Science Fiction / Horror / Zombies

Fred’s wife loves dogs. But, Fred reasons, no one’s perfect anyway. Not everyone can be a cat-lover after all. Some people have to be around to feed the canines to ensure that those dimwitted, smelly things don’t go extinct overnight. Cats, on the other hand, can take care of themselves, the way Fred can.Fred was impressed. Fred was hardly ever impressed, so this really was a very rare occasion indeed. To make the event even rarer, Fred was impressed by Emma, his wife of three years. Emma hardly ever posed any problem that Fred couldn’t outwit, outflank or generally outrun, but this time, down to blind luck, Fred found himself in a corner from which there was no retreat. And, to make things worse, Fred loved Emma very much and found it very difficult to actually hurt her feelings intentionally, and so here he was, stuck with a thorny (not to mention smelly, very friendly and waggy-tailed) problem that might not go away for another nine or ten years.Of course, there still is the twist in the tail ...
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Dialogue: A Short Story

Dialogue: A Short Story

Lelanthran Krishna Manickum

Science Fiction / Horror / Zombies

A science fiction short story narrated via the dialogue of a divorced couple. Some time-travel may/may not have been involved in the plot (and/or the authoring) of this story. It's up to the reader to determine that.‘I like this book, very much.’ CNP93A a coffee-maker.‘I don’t like very much, I’ll go write a much better book.’ XNT5 great bread-maker.‘well, this book is dangerous, it is full of viruses, especially in the paper version, do not turn its pages or your computer will get infected.’‘I have read and would like to know, this book is serious? These things narrated it will happen?’‘Things in books didn't need to happen, they have already happened.’‘But who is the author of this book? He really is in the future? I can say that this is proof that time travel is possible?’‘Never mind, anyway you cannot travel to the future, but the future can travel to you, duh!’‘Can't travel to the future ??? :P ’ ‘The problem is that the future is made of endless possibilities, only when one of these takes place is that it ceases to be a lie.’‘Seriously, this book should be burned, deleted. These changes are horrible, it is okay how things be. No way live without money, damn. End of money is end of the world, ow yeah.’‘After I read this book I have looked at the machines around me with different eyes, I'd talked more with my fridge =) ’
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Bullit's Chase

Bullit's Chase

Lelanthran Krishna Manickum

Science Fiction / Horror / Zombies

Dramatic short action story revolving around a car chase scene.The boy from my dream... is the new kid in town.On a chilly December night in Savannah, Georgia, seventeen-year-old Addie Smith dreams of an alluring young man, too mysteriously handsome to be real. When spring semester commences the following week, at Maple Creek High, a new student, named Tom Sutton, arrives, bearing a striking resemblance to the beautiful stranger from Addie's dream. Addie feels inextricably drawn to Tom, and his rare, unwavering resiliency, as the enchanting nature of first love takes hold. But when a cold-blooded criminal returns to Savannah, in pursuit of a long-forgotten possession, Addie must confront the darkest secrets of an elusive, hidden past that threaten to destroy her future.Emerald Green is a full-length Romantic Mystery Thriller Novel—approximately 82,000 words. This love story is Book 1 of the Murder in Savannah series.
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The UTOPIA Equilibrium

The UTOPIA Equilibrium

Lelanthran Krishna Manickum

Science Fiction / Horror / Zombies

Welcome to UTOPIA! The epitome of human existence, a place where every man, woman and child has everything they could ever want. A perfect existence for all. Guaranteed!Man had solved his food problem by making sure that the majority of people had no need to grow their own food[Agricultural Revolution]. Man had solved the meat problem in a similar way[Animal Husbandry]. Survival problems solved, man had gone on to refine everyone into a specialist role, to get the most out of those that were freed from gathering and hunting. With Mankinds ingenuity it was not long before the existence of specialists lead to even more people being freed from chores, and thus was born commerce. That commerce lead to even more people freed from having to expend effort to sustain themselves, which lead to actual invention of machines[Industrial Revolution], which lead to even more people with free time on their hands, which lead to abstract math and philosophy[Digital Revolution], which lead to even more people with ever more free time on their hands … It seems that society, in the process of trying to find a use for everyone in society, had simply resulted in even more people with free time.- excerpt from book.
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