Life is bad after the apocalypse…the undead just made it worse.
Jenna should be having the time of her life at college. Instead, her one desire is survival. She lives in a world gone insane after a virus kills most of the population. Being alive after the apocalypse is bad, but when the undead return, hungry for humans, times turn darker. For Jenna and a small group of survivors, the goal is to reach the High Point Inn. At the inn, Jenna develops feelings for Caleb, who, while exotic and intoxicating, is not quite human. Will this new utopia last?
Jenna watched as a bullet from Caleb’s gun clipped through a stalker’s skull, spraying muck into the air. What was left of the head and the rest of the torso dropped to the ground. While the bullet had torn most of the head apart, the creature’s body continued to writhe, pulling itself toward Caleb with its shattered arms, leaving a trail of intestines on the carpet.
Another creature charged at Jenna. She could see green ooze dripping from its nostrils and black patches of mold devouring what was left of the skin on its face. She hoisted her blade and swung with all her might. The head of the creature flew off its decrepit shoulders and onto the carpet moments before its claw-like hands raked at Jenna’s camouflage jacket. The headless creature stood as if at attention and then the lifeless body pitched itself forward, taking Jenna down to the ground with it.
Jenna refused to scream, even while smothered under the corpse. Instead, she pushed it over to the left, her hands sinking through the shallow layer of skin. Shuddering, she could not get out from under the headless, lifeless remains fast enough. Kicking the figure away, she stood, not sure what would come at her next.