Here's another short story...check it out and respond!

July 23, 2013 Posted by: Ranger Renee Albertoli

Project Write teens have written some good reads. Don't miss this short story by Joe.  Check it out and then respond to this blog post.

Here's a teaser:

The Horde by Joe

"So, to put it in layman's terms, we are all royally screwed." Said Lyam, the de facto leader of our ragtag outfit of survivors.

"Well I didn't want to put it like that, but yes." William confirmed. William an ex-track star who became our scout mostly because he could run a three minute mile which was a very useful skill in his line of work.

The last scouting report was not good, the horde, it seemed, was heading right for us.

Click here to read the rest of the story.

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  1. July 25, 2013 at 12:26

    I really enjoyed this story. I know zombie and post apocalyptic tales are very popular now, so the choice of topic is no surprise. But I thought it interesting that the focus was on waiting and not fighting. It gave more of a sense of humanity to it. There were a few lines that I loved: "The tree that bends is the tree that weathers the storm, or so a fortune cookie told me once" and " We assumed our distance would keep us safe but you know what they say about people who assume, they have to face a mob of angry dead people with a harsh case of human flesh munchies." Great job!

  2. July 25, 2013 at 12:24

    Joe, I loved your story and it's humor ("out of sight and out of mouth" sticks out, as does the nature of schoolwork being so monotonous that you'd almost rather take your chances with the zombies! As a teacher, I'll keep that in mind :) Thanks.

  3. July 25, 2013 at 12:22

    Really interesting line: "the dual nature of walls, they are non-discriminating barriers." I've never thought of walls that way! Keep writing!

  4. Al
    July 24, 2013 at 09:04

    Like everyone else I couldn't wait to see what happened. Now, I'm waiting...for the next installment. Great story Joe!

  5. July 24, 2013 at 10:51

    What a great story!

  6. July 24, 2013 at 08:40

    Joe: Like Mrs. E, I had not planned to read all of the story at this time, but I did so. It was a "page-turner" which kept my attention. Excellent work! Great use of waiting to build the tension. Question -- any plans to include Twinkies in your short story (like in the movie "Zombieland"?) I had to ask -- I like Twinkies!

  7. July 24, 2013 at 08:10

    Great story. Did not plan to read it all now, but could not stop until the end. Joe, I am looking forward to reading more of your stories.

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