This Mortal Flesh : A Novel of the Awakening Dead
The world has died. Maybe you noticed the fires, the crashes, and screams. The zombies. I was one of them, just another mindless goon - then I woke up. Looked around. Noticed the scarcity of prey, the abundance of predators. Even a dead man can do that math. I made a plan. Gathered weapons and gear. I put down crowds of goons, walking among them, bullets to their heads. Made hot meals of survivors who mistook me for salvation. When I found a group of humans hiding in a junkyard, my plans coalesced. I began leaving them piles of food and supplies. Fattened them up. Built their trust. Promised them I would lead them, one at a time, to a safe haven, a zombie-free zone. The dead can't be trusted, of course, but they don't know I'm dead. Others in the city also prey on the weak - humans who treat their own kind worse than goons ever could, and more of my kind slowly awakening to a new consciousness. None complicate my schemes more than Jane, the human from the junkyard who hunts and scavenges in my city like a jungle cat. But I have only one imperative, one goal, one desire burning like fire in my brain: This Mortal Flesh.
- Paperback | 242 pages
- 127 x 203 x 14mm | 268g
- 27 Feb 2015
- United States
- black & white illustrations
About Tony Simmons
Born and raised in northwest Florida, Tony Simmons is a content producer and editor for PanamaCity.com and The News Herald, and has won numerous awards for his newspaper work. He's the author of two previous novels, two short story collections, and a collection of his newspaper columns. He also edited two volumes of the Official Literary Anthology of the Panama City Centennial, and his short stories have appeared in several anthologies. He teaches a creative writing course for Gulf Coast State College.