Days Go By (Cities of the Dead)

Days Go By (Cities of the Dead)

William Young

Christian / Spirituality / Fiction

The zombie apocalypse has spread throughout America, and in the little river town of Bridgeport, Pennsylvania, Ralph McGuire spends his days breaking into homes, avoiding the undead and waiting for his dad to come home.This is the 2nd story in the series.Jazz, Season One, Episode FourDJ, Jazz’s trusty sidekick, brought Jazz her favorite motorcycle and a bevy of weapons. Leaving Clowntown behind them, the Nittsburg boarder, meaning food, sleep, and relative safety, is minutes away and Jazz desperately needs to get back to her office and scrub the magical stone gurgling in her belly. If she doesn’t, then she’ll relive every injury the stone ever healed and no one had any idea how old the thing is. On her modified motorcycle and with a full tank of Jowndus juice the trip’s a piece of cake But it seems that Jazz had managed to rile up a squadron of Cranks and as fast as it is, her bike is no match for Crank flycraft, especially the Kriscrossa, the Crank’s elite fighter squadron. Seems like Jazz has two choices, run and get herself shot, or stand and fight and get herself shot.
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Waiting for the Great Leap Forward (Cities of the Dead)

Waiting for the Great Leap Forward (Cities of the Dead)

William Young

Christian / Spirituality / Fiction

The zombie plague spread across France rapidly, leaving Remy and his college friends trapped in a dorm. After weeks being holed up, some of them hatch a plan to find help in the outside world. Most of them don't make it very far.This is the fourth story in the series. A new story is being released every week during the final months of 2011 and beginning of 2012.
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Bensonhyphentaft

Bensonhyphentaft

William Young

Christian / Spirituality / Fiction

At the happiest moment of Rachel Benson-Taft's life, she realizes that saying "yes" will really change everything. But, then, what's in a name?This is the story of Peter Pan’s last trip to The Neverland and it begins the evening Alice returns home from Wonderland. Advisory-The Queen of hearts succeeds at taking off heads.This was my final project for my children's literature class. The assignment was to write a story that combined characters from more than one story. I combined the characters and settings originally created by J. M. Barrie (Peter Pan) and Lewis Carol (Alice's Adventures in Wonderland). My goal was to pull Peter Pan out of his perpetual "syndrome" and give him a more promising ending
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The Signal

The Signal

William Young

Christian / Spirituality / Fiction

What will you do when ET calls back? Follow the interweaving stories of astronomers, amateur radio operators, house music DJs and a top secret Air Force unit based in Area 51 as they race to decode the first-ever extraterrestrial radio signal.Taking part in the world of "So close... yet so far" a short story set as a bonus to explain something people always wondered in this world. How did this playboy wolf met this lion that was shunned by others. What is the past that started this amazing friendship.Story narrate chronologycally situated between book one and two
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The Third Time is the Harm (Cities of the Dead)

The Third Time is the Harm (Cities of the Dead)

William Young

Christian / Spirituality / Fiction

Deep into the Zombie Apocalypse, Malcolm Kempf has made a decent life for his family by living in the woods with his best friend's family. And then a salvage operation quickly turns bad, and Malcolm has to make a split-second choice that will change one family forever.This is the ninth story in the series. A new story will be released each week in the final weeks of 2011 and early months of 2012Andy and David are poles apart. They are from different eras, they have different physiques & different friends. Yet their lives are about to become inexplicably intertwined.December 2022 - An errant team of scientists reverse the earth's magnetic poles generating worldwide natural disasters. Six billion people die. Twenty year old David - a brilliant inventor - & his custom built computer Kojak survive what comes to be called The Event.December 2057 - Thirteen year old Andy lives in Zone 1 (formerly Perth, Western Australia), 35 years after-the-Event (AE). People wear radiation suits due to particle bombardment. Water's restricted. No one gardens. Most before-the-Event (BE) knowledge has been lost (computers were wiped out & few books remain). Andy wears a family heirloom - a PC pendant named Kojak. A team of scientists (The Watchers) strictly control scientific pursuits. Interacting with survivalists is discouraged because they know about banned technologies.Andy's parents (Leo & Mani) are Watchers. The family travel to Zone 5 (formerly the Kimberley, Western Australia) to investigate survivalists' weather modification activities.Andy's family head off to locate the survivalists. Andy stays near the camp metal-detecting. He discovers a hologram disguising an amazing garden & meets a survivalist named David. He learns that David designed the original Kojak prototype.Next day Andy secretly meets David again, but Leo & Mani discover them. David recognizes Mani as his daughter. While the adults catch up, Andy hangs out in David's workshop. He & Kojak activate David's time-travel invention & reappear in Karratha in 2022.Andy's love for books draws him to the library to research forgotten technologies which might improve AE life in 2057. A student (David) helps him use the internet, & later they head back to David's place. Andy realizes David is his grandfather (back when he was 20). He also discovers that the Event will happen in 40 hours.David is spending Christmas at his research station & decides to take Andy with him. Because he knows the future, Andy convinces David to take a fuel-oil press with him & also seeds - hinting he may be "desperate for food" in the days ahead.Upon arrival at the research station, Andy discovers the incomplete time-travel transporter module in David's workshop & realizes it's the same workshop where his adventure began. Next day Kojak tells Andy to hide in the unfinished invention. During the Event, a plasma ball energizes the transporter module. Andy reappears in 2057 with the press - which will revolution everyone's AE lives. That evening he starts planning his next history changing trip - to the Svalbard heirloom seed vault (Book 2).Andy & David are poles apart, but they discover they have a lot in common. They both desire to make the future a better place. Readers with an interest in alternative fuels, seed banks & inventions will resonate with this low-key sci-fi book. Like the other books in the Rebelutionaries series, the characters in this series are out to rebel against society's low expectations of teens and young adults. Content for homeschoolers includes low-key sex-education themes.
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The Lazarus Question (Cities of the Dead)

The Lazarus Question (Cities of the Dead)

William Young

Christian / Spirituality / Fiction

Hristo Gruev has risen from the grave. Scientists at the Centers for Disease Control want to know how. And, why?This is the sixth story in the series. A new story will be released each week through the final months of 2011 and beginning of 2012.The past meets the present!In this first ever published collection of poetry by the author and written with warmth and feeling straight from the heart, this book intends to take readers,on a journey of emotions.A landmark in poetry, using olde English and contemporary crossover dialects.
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Loverman

Loverman

William Young

Christian / Spirituality / Fiction

The difference between stalking someone and trying to win their heart is a very fine line. After Erika breaks up with Roger during Christmas week, he goes to some lengths to win her back.Sneek Peek:The FamilyThe cart clattered to a stop. “Bobby…push and quit star gazing.”“Why do we have to pull this old cart around for Dad? Why don’t we just leave it?” Sean knew Bobby was not lazy; it was a typical question for a fourteen-year-old to ask.“Because I’m telling you, that’s why.”“We could go faster without it couldn’t we?”“Yes we could, but it’s better to travel slow and careful than it is to rush. Look son, I’m trying to teach you, but if you won’t learn you won’t live long.”
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Cities of the Dead: Winters of Discontent

Cities of the Dead: Winters of Discontent

William Young

Christian / Spirituality / Fiction

The first sequel to Cities of the Dead: Stories of the Zombie Apocalypse brings readers four more stories set in four unique locations, continuing the thrilling journey started in the first collection of stories. Set in the midst of a brutal winter, the different groups of survivors must innovate new ways to survive, and test their mettle against both the undead and Mother Nature.The first sequel to 2011's highly acclaimed Cities of the Dead: Stories of the Zombie Apocalypse, Winters of Discontent brings the reader four additional stories set in the same universe. If zombies weren't enough to contend with, Mother Nature has gripped North America with a brutal winter, forcing the surviving humans to find ingenious new ways to survive the apocalypse. And, to make matters worse, men are quickly turning on their fellow men in a battle for the remaining resources of the world. Readers will also re-unite with gyrocopter pilots Will and Frank as they, too, fight the undead and winter in the shadow of the Kinzua Dam deep in a forest in Pennsylvania.
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All Hell Breaks Loose (Cities of the Dead)

All Hell Breaks Loose (Cities of the Dead)

William Young

Christian / Spirituality / Fiction

Brooke's marriage had been dead to her for years, but a chance meeting with an old high school classmate offered her the chance at a new life. First dates had never held such promise. But she hadn't factored in the walking dead.This is the fifth story in the series. A new story will be released each week through the end of 2011 and beginning of 2012.Following a nuclear holocaust, Nathan Taylor and his family face grim choices in order to stay alive. Fleeing deadly radiation, plague and desperate men, Nathan, an army officer, leads his wife and their two teenage sons away from chaos and madness toward his ancestral home in Kentucky. Horrors lie in their path. From the prison struggling to maintain control of its inmates, to the desperadoes who enslave anyone who comes their way, even survival may cost Nathan his humanity...or that of his sons, Joshua and David. Nathan struggles to keep his family intact, but it requires making brutal choices. He wants to protect his sons, but knows they now must be deadly and cold at times.Nathan's home has been spared from the worst of the destruction, but a larger conflict over scarce resources erupts. For the survivors to have any chance they will have to fight and the desperate journey has transformed young Joshua and David into men called upon to lead and sacrifice. Torn between harsh realities, and wanting to hold onto fleeting childhoods, they are often conflicted and angry about the roles thrust upon them. Much will depend on how Nathan and his sons respond to a madman and his military regime seeking to conquer the fledgling community they are helping to build.GLIMMER OF HOPE is an epic tale of one family's endurance and triumph after tomorrow's apocalypse.
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What are Little Zombies Made of? (Cities of the Dead)

What are Little Zombies Made of? (Cities of the Dead)

William Young

Christian / Spirituality / Fiction

Trace spent the first year of the zombie apocalypse just figuring out how to stay alive. He's spending the second year trying to figure out what keeps zombies alive.This is the tenth story in the series and the final release for year 2011. Come back mid-January 2012 for more stories in the Cities of the Dead zombie apocalypse anthology.The Endeavor is a colony ship from Earth, and she's in trouble. Caught in the massive gravity well of a black hole, the ship is just barely managing to keep itself from being pulled in. In fact, the ship would have been pulled in long ago if it wasn't for a Coven of witches on board led by Munji. When things take a turn for the worse for the ship and its passengers, Munji must save them all.Also Included in Space and Waste, Anthology #1 (ISBN 9781476008561) and Anthology #3 (ISBN 9781476122038)
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Death Takes a Holiday (Cities of the Dead)

Death Takes a Holiday (Cities of the Dead)

William Young

Christian / Spirituality / Fiction

Day 1 - Los Angeles, California. The Zombie Apocalypse has to start somewhere with a Patient Zero scenario. This is it. Only, nobody believes in zombies. Yet.Cities of the Dead: Stories from the Zombie Apocalypse is a collection of short-stories detailing various aspects of the end times. The stories are being serialized throughout the end of 2011 and beginning of 2012, and will not be presented in chronological order.Travel the United States and across the globe and witness the zombie apocalypse and life among the undead as you've never experienced it before.
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Monster

Monster

William Young

Christian / Spirituality / Fiction

Nick Case has been pursued by a hulking, Sasquatch-like monster his whole life - in a recurring series of nightmares. But a chance encounter with a retired concert violinist reveals that the nightmares might be something more than just bad dreams, and that he might be the monster he's been running from.Humanity lies in ruin. Our once invincible empire has crumbled, and refugees struggle to survive on backwater colonies and broken ghettos on the fringes of the galaxy. Worst of all, any child born with a spark of psychic potential is hunted down by elite telepathic operatives of the ruling alien government. But now, with the entire species on the brink of extinction, everything is about to change…For nearly ten years Jenavian Vale has faithfully served the Convectorate as a Spider, tracking down and capturing potential telepaths before their powers grow out of control. But when she finally catches up to her latest target, she realizes he is more than just another rogue “Fly”— he is none other than Markus Coveri, her former partner and the only Spider that has ever defected. And he holds the key to an ancient secret that could change the course of human history.As the chase begins, Jen must pit her loyalty for the Convectorate against the fate of her own beleaguered species…and her loyalty to the Spiders against the life of her only friend. THE SPIDER AND THE FLY is an action-packed adventure full of colorful characters, dazzling space battles, and galaxy-spanning conspiracies—in other words, the consummate Space Opera (160,000 words).Spiderverse Novels:The Spider and the FlyRebellionPhoenix RisingHomeworldRebirth (2016)
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The Undeath of Rob Zombie (Cities of the Dead)

The Undeath of Rob Zombie (Cities of the Dead)

William Young

Christian / Spirituality / Fiction

Rob was a normal guy living a normal life in the Zombie Apocalypse. And then he met an undead Mexican woman who changed everything.This is the eighth story in the series. A new story will be released each week during the final months of 2011 and early 2012.Joe suspected his wife was having an affair. The consequences of his actions led to hungry pigs, an elaborate plan and surprising results.This short story mixes elements of jealousy, horror and old-fashioned revenge to serve up a dish best served cold.
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The Divine World

The Divine World

William Young

Christian / Spirituality / Fiction

David Arris lives a double life: as a former Green Beret, the Hollywood production company he works for trains actors on how to act like soldiers; but secretly, the company's ex-military also sub-contract to the government to do the jobs the US military can't do. When one of those jobs goes horribly wrong, Arris finds himself on a tropical island where he discovers that not all myths are storiesDavid Arris lives a double life: as a former Green Beret, the Hollywood production company he works for trains actors on how to act like soldiers; but secretly, the company's ex-military also sub-contract to the government to do the jobs the US military can't do. When one of those jobs goes horribly wrong, Arris finds himself on a tropical island where he discovers that not all myths are stories.Included in the eBook is the original short story version, "Within the Prismatic Maelstrom," and the original television pilot episode adaptation of that story, "The Divine World: Within the Prismatic Maelstrom."
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