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Author Topic: Lilies for Donald (zombie story)  (Read 12241 times)
Russell Nash
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« Reply #20 on: February 13, 2008, 11:58:35 AM »

The second tale in this series is now available as a free read at Tales of the Zombie War.

http://talesofworldwarz.com/stories/2008/02/11/the-marionette-by-jeffrey-derego/

Enjoy.
Wahoo!
I was just thinking about this story today, wondering when you were going to write a sequel. Lilies for Donald was one of the most amazing zombie story I've ever read/seen/heard and I am eager to read this one. Smiley

Is this one as gross as the last one?

More zombies, fewer maggots

I'm there.
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Thaurismunths
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« Reply #21 on: February 13, 2008, 06:18:44 PM »

It's official. You were well on your way before, but this latest installment has put you way over the top.
Having throughly reviewed all pertinent materials and after much discussion with the Holey Sea, I, Thaurismunths, High Priest of The Church of R-ssell N-sh, am proud to Canonize you: "Saint DeRego. TCoRN Patron Saint of Fiction; Zombie, and Superhero."
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« Reply #22 on: February 13, 2008, 06:56:23 PM »

It's official. You were well on your way before, but this latest installment has put you way over the top.
Having throughly reviewed all pertinent materials and after much discussion with the Holey Sea, I, Thaurismunths, High Priest of The Church of R-ssell N-sh, am proud to Canonize you: "Saint DeRego. TCoRN Patron Saint of Fiction; Zombie, and Superhero."


Excellent. My plan is nearly complete. Soon Heaven will be mine to rule!

glad you dug the story!
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Thaurismunths
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Praise N-sh, for it is right and good!


« Reply #23 on: February 13, 2008, 07:27:23 PM »

It's official. You were well on your way before, but this latest installment has put you way over the top.
Having throughly reviewed all pertinent materials and after much discussion with the Holey Sea, I, Thaurismunths, High Priest of The Church of R-ssell N-sh, am proud to Canonize you: "Saint DeRego. TCoRN Patron Saint of Fiction; Zombie, and Superhero."


Excellent. My plan is nearly complete. Soon Heaven will be mine to rule!

glad you dug the story!
In all honestly it really was amazing. I was WAY more creped out when he was locked in the closet then when the zombies came. I could really sympathize with the whole scene because it played on a lot of my own fears of claustrophobia and abandonment, and childhood memories of getting locked in to places by my siblings.
I believe you said there was a third one, but have you considered of going farther with this story line?
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« Reply #24 on: February 13, 2008, 07:59:13 PM »

It's official. You were well on your way before, but this latest installment has put you way over the top.
Having throughly reviewed all pertinent materials and after much discussion with the Holey Sea, I, Thaurismunths, High Priest of The Church of R-ssell N-sh, am proud to Canonize you: "Saint DeRego. TCoRN Patron Saint of Fiction; Zombie, and Superhero."


Excellent. My plan is nearly complete. Soon Heaven will be mine to rule!

glad you dug the story!
In all honestly it really was amazing. I was WAY more creped out when he was locked in the closet then when the zombies came. I could really sympathize with the whole scene because it played on a lot of my own fears of claustrophobia and abandonment, and childhood memories of getting locked in to places by my siblings.
I believe you said there was a third one, but have you considered of going farther with this story line?

Oh sure, I've got another one three quarters written, and the situation and town are well developed enough to keep the stories going for a long time. Like the Union Dues stories, there are characters and events that carry over from one story to the next without necessarily creating an arc.

I got the idea for this story, a visual idea really, of women's feet walking on air. The story sort of wrote itself from that image out. In case you're ever on Jeopardy and the category is "useless trivia about Jeff DeRego" I wrote the rough draft in longhand on the back of old training outlines in the cube I currently occupy at a job I loathe, that will mercifully be ending on the 22nd of this month. Plus, I wanted to show a contrasting character to Linda, who was so self sufficient in Lilies for Donald, Pleasant Hollow needed a jerk to balance things out.

I've got plenty of ideas for the residents of Pleasant Hollow (and the surrounding area). I am just hoping that Tales of the Zombie War continues to accept them, or barring that, a paying magazine agrees to run them (cough... cough... pseudopod... cough...). Zombie fiction is a really hard sell these days and I am not totally inclined to write for a non-paying market, or what I am certain will be virtually impossible to sell. But, and this is a big but, the readers of Lilies for Donald have been so awesomely enthusiastic for the Pleasant Hollow stories that I enjoy just seeing them out there for free and open access.

Besides, who knows, an agent or film/TV producer might stumble on it and dig it and I'll be able to write them for as long as I like without having to look for work like I'll have to start doing again on the 25th of February.
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"Happiness consists of getting enough sleep." Robert A. Heinlein
Also, please buy my book - Escape Clause: A Union Dues Novel
http://www.encpress.com/EC.html
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