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dEaDINBURGH by Mark Wilson

By Mark Wilson

Edinburgh, 1645:
The bubonic plague rages. In a determined try and quarantine the contaminated, town leaders seal the citizens of Mary King's shut of their underground homes.

2015:
Mary King's shut is reopened, unleashing a mutated plague upon the town residents.
The united kingdom govt seals the full urban. mentioning it a lifeless quarter they seal the survivors inside of along the contaminated. dEaDINBURGH is said a no man's land, its citizens left for lifeless and to the dead.

2050:
Joseph MacLeod, born onto the cobbles of the Royal Mile and stolen from the clutches of the contaminated is decided to flee the quarantined urban. below the suggestions of former –marine Padre Jock, he leaves the confines of town centre and hones his archery and free-running skills.

Alys Shephard, born into an all-women farming neighborhood believes a medication lies within the south of the quarantined quarter. the best combatant within the useless urban, Alys burns with anger. The anger of an deserted child.

Something a lot worse than the contaminated waits for them within the south, within the type of a spiritual cult led via a madman named Somna who collects grotesque trophies and worships the lifeless physique of a former superstar. additional to this, the enigmatic Bracha, a ideal survivalist and sadistic former-Royal together with his personal schedule stalks the teenagers.

A self-contained tale, dEaDINBURGH is a character-driven younger Adult/horror novel, exploring the human ability for sturdy, evil and for survival. encouraged through George A Romero's 'Dawn of the Dead', the works of Robert Kirkman and Jonahan Maberry's 'Rot and Ruin' sequence.

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Byron crushed his cigarette out in the big ceramic ashtray on the counter, the ghost of a smile wrinkling his red, rouged lips. ‖ ―Please, Byron. Just go home now,‖ and it shouldn‘t have been so easy for him to get to her like that; Spyder braced her hands flat against the floor, the smooth, cold floor, and tried to remember if maybe she had forgotten her meds that morning. ‖ ―No,‖ she said. ‖ ―Sure, Spyder. If that‘s what you want. ‖ She didn‘t answer, stared down into her puddle of creepy crawlies until she heard his footsteps, a dramatic sigh, and then his footsteps and the cowbell over the door jangled loudly after him.

Carlton Hicks on drums, and they‘d opened for marginally better bands on the local hardcore circuit, two or three shows a month and the rest of their time spent picking fights with rednecks and skinheads, fucking their girlfriends; counterfeit anarchists scrounging bedlam in the sunset days of Reagan‘s America. Daria had never asked Pablo to teach her to play, had never had any particular interests in music or anything else creative. Sometimes she‘d talked about college; she hadn‘t dropped out, and her SAT scores had been decent enough, but there was never any money, never would be, and although there were loans, the thought of owing Uncle Sam twenty or thirty thousand for an undergrad degree had finally soured her on the idea.

The paper is completely covered, crazy loops and swirls, figure eights and broad smears from crayons skinned and rubbed furiously sideways. Psychedelic, her mother would say if she were here, or abstract, she would say, or impressionistic. A rainbow gutted, turned inside out, and she looks at the back of her dad‘s head, his hair dirty, almost to his shoulders now. There‘s nothing on the radio but country music stations and preaching stations, and she doesn‘t know the words to any of these songs.

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