What’s new with you? This week I decided to blog about my newest book “The Apocalypse Sucks.” After the debut of the original story “Bra Wars” last fall five more stories have been written and are in the edit phase for publication this spring. They will be combined into a novel. Each story is about a different cast of characters that are left after the virus takes out most of mankind. Written as a dark comedy – I mean if you can’t laugh at the apocalypse what can you laugh at – the two main characters in the first story are on a quest for the perfect fitting bra even after the world as they know it has ended. Who knew that going to the mall might require weapons?
Molly and Sandra were co-workers when the virus hit and most of the people they knew died. They never even got sick. Stuck living together and learning to depend upon each other for survival was tough at first. Now it’s worse – the virus caused a mutation. How would you like to wake up from the flu only to find you were a bat?
Here’s a little excerpt from “Bra Wars” available on the Kindle and nook and published by Buzz Books USA:
Molly ran into Sandra’s room and crouched on the pallet beside her. The full moon shone on the creature outside the window, staring inside the building looking for something. Lady, on the pile of dirty clothes in the corner, whined and ran quickly to the women, shaking from fright.
The creature turned its head and looked directly at them, long fangs dripping. It was unclear if it could see them; still Sandra reached slowly for the bow only to remember it hung across the room on the fish. Should she make a run for it? It couldn’t get through the glass, could it?
Slowly turning to fly away, wings rustling, it looked back over a shoulder once more. Sandra was sure it couldn’t see them inside the room. And then it was gone.
“That was very possibly the scariest thing I have ever seen!” Molly whispered. “Did you see those fangs? Did you see those wings? Did you see that butt? I mean, really for a monster, it had a really cute butt!”
Sandra was already up and getting her weapon, in case it came back, chuckling despite her fear.
“You’re a sick woman. Cute butt? That wasn’t a man, honey. I don’t know what it was, but it sure wasn’t human!”
“Okay, it wasn’t human—but it did have a cute butt.”
“We have got to get you laid. There has to be a non-crazy, non-mutant man left around here somewhere. Cute butt, really!” Sandra put the bow beside her bed and lay back down on the pallet, knowing she wouldn’t sleep the rest of the night. Maybe never again. When the sun began to rise, it found the three of them snuggled up on the pallet together, still staring out the window.
“The Apocalypse Sucks: Bra Wars” is available now on the Kindle and nook. Be sure to look for the NEW novel “The Apocalypse Sucks” available this spring from Buzz Books USA including all six stories.
Have a great week and read something new!