Corporate team building days can be fun and when three friends: Jim, Mike and Tony are told this year’s event would be the Dead Heat, a novelty fun run where they would be chased by aspiring actors of mixed talent pretending to be zombies, they thought it would be a laugh and worth it for a day out of the office.
But this day off soon turns sour as nobody – not even the organisers – realise that real zombies have gate-crashed the party, and it’s not the after-event barbecue and free beer they want.
Unable to tell the difference between the hammy acting of amateur thesps and real rotting corpses looking to snack on human flesh after hundreds of years of slumber, the three friends must escape the island and definitely, definitely not end up killing any actors on the way.
Herrenvolk and Other Stories
A collection of short stories bringing together 15 years of an amateur writing career. Ten stories, eight of which appeared on the Elfwood website, one of which was once voted amongst the best within the Wyverns library. Inside you will find:
- A trilogy, set over a 100 year period, about Nazi Supersoldiers
- A short and intense tale of a vital medical procedure with a bizarre twist
- The final confession of a man on death row whose killing spree was not quite what it seemed
- A medieval ghost story for Christmas
- An intense discussion over a dinner date on the meaning of “travel”
- On an alien world a group of hikers find a strange machine with the images of creatures trapped inside them
Whether you like science fiction, horror or fantasy you will find something for you!
The Weight of Reason
Trant is a cyborg – a human with cybernetic upgrades. Though shunned by some, his implants have allowed him to earn a living as a Private Detective on the ocean city of “Skara Brae Oceanic”. When he is called to investigate an unusual murder, he never imagined that what should have been a routine examination of a dead body would take such a bizarre twist. Somebody is killing those genetically enhanced humans considered most vital to the city’s survival. But why?
This 13,000 word novelette blends science fiction, detective noir and dystopian ideals. It also has an FAQ section to answer some of the questions you might have about the themes as well as a sample from Herrenvolk and Other Stories