Friday, November 22, 2013

Stein Snippet #7

          Hi everyone!  It’s been a crazy couple weeks.  The launch of my novel, Welcome to GreenGrass, is fast approaching.  It’s available for pre-order now over at  It’ll be available next week for paperback and eBook download.  Exciting stuff and I hope you check it out.  Now for this week’s snippet from Stein (I finally chose a title – you’ll see why soon enough).  We left poor Annie alone in her alley with the zombie horde that was chasing her and closing fast.  In a last act of defiance, she threw her only weapon, a bottle, at the approaching mob of rotting flesh.  Luckily sometimes fate has a way of intervening.  Enjoy.

          The bottled hurtled through the air, moving in slow motion, as Annie pulled her arms up to guard her face.  The sound of metal ripping free from metal pierced her ears.  Peeking from between her elbows, she watched the side of the garbage dumpster explode, tearing free and smashing into the oncoming horde.  The wall of shrapnel tore into the mass, separating arms and heads, as limbs slammed into the alley walls.  Those not directly in its path of dismemberment toppled backwards, creating a wall of squirming flesh. 

          One of the errant appendages struck Annie’s waist, knocking the breath from her as she dropped to her knees.     

          Gasping for air and fighting back the dull pain in her gut, she watched as a crumpled figured emerged from remains of the dumpster.  Her eyes filled with tears as she watched a hand emerge from the patch-worked blanket approaching her.

          “No die.” The voice snarled.

          Who is this mystery stranger?  And what does this mean for Annie’s chance of survival?  Tune in next week to find out.  Leave a comment on your out.  They’re always appreciated.  Make sure you stop and check out all the other great snippets at the main site - -and don’t forget to check out the link for Welcome to GreenGrass on my blog.  Thanks and see you in seven!

1 comment:

  1. Wow! Not at all what I was expecting! So we have a stranger powerful enough to blast his way out of a solidly made metal box, yet who lurks inside a box full of garbage and wears a patchwork blanket. I'm intrigued - I'm enjoying these snippets. You do a very nice job of painting the picture in just a few words. I'm looking forward to the next episode!