Thank you for visiting. I have been a fan of the zombie genre for some time now, enough that I decided to try my hand at serious writing. My first series, White Flag of the Dead, chronicles the experiences of a man who is trying to survive a plague of the infected dead, and keep his son alive as well. It is a story of desperation, survival, and hope. It is a story that reminds us the most important thing is not just being alive, but living. Hope you enjoy.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

A Note from John

You can't save them all.

If there was ever a hard lesson to learn from the Upheaval, that one was the worst.  So many times we had to stand by and watch helplessly as some group of survivors let their defenses lapse and the dead came in.  We did not want to just let it happen, and on more than one occasion cooler heads than mine had to prevail upon me to not go charging to the rescue.
Believe me, there is nothing worse than letting a massacre happen, but if you realize that the only thing you will contribute to the slaughter is another corpse, you will find that you can live with the decision much easier.
I remember once coming up to a house that had at least twenty ghouls in it.  They had trapped a person in the bathroom, and were relentlessly pounding on the door, trying to get in.  I could have charged the mob, taken out a few.  But I would have been quickly overwhelmed and killed.  In the end, I just had to move on.
Those are the ghosts that visit in the quiet times.  They stay just out of sight, but you know they are there.  I tend to ask forgiveness and let it go.

You can't save them all.

But if you save one, and learn your lessons well, then you can save another, and another.  Pretty soon, you're saving enough.


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