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.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

A note from John

Okay, I tried it, and I have to say that it's just not working out for me.  Maybe it's me, maybe I'm just not balanced for it, maybe I'm just inept.  Whatever the case may be, I have to come out and finally admit that I am totally worthless when it comes to using a sword on zombies.  Duncan and I found some in a store and he actually knew what was a good brand and what wasn't, so we grabbed a couple becasue I was interested in being able to finish off a Z without having to shoot it.  Truth be known, I was kind of looking forward to to serious slaughter with a sword.  Who wouldn't? 
I was a bit iffy about it though, since we had in the past buried a few people who had tried to off zombies with swords.  But I was willing to try, so we took a few back to the lodge and started some training.
I will admit, I sucked.  I was using a Cold Steel Hand and a Half Sword, a big two handed cutter. I was off balance, I swung too hard, or I overextended and left myself exposed.  It just wasn't somthing I was comfortable with. 
On the other hand, I did try out a what Duncan called a mortuary hilt sword, and I liked that a lot better.  It was a straight-bladed, single edged sword that I basically could use like an axe.  Much better.  I was used to my trusty pickaxe, so this worked out pretty well.  Don't know as I would use it as a primary weapon, but it held promise.
Point to all this is, don't be afraid to try something new.

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