Below is a sample chapter taken from Among the Dead Part 2: Fear No Evil. I cannot say how far into the novel it takes place as it may spoil elements of the first or second novel.

Wartime Broadcasting Service

 

This is the Wartime Broadcasting Service. This country has been affected by an unknown pathogen. Communications have been severely disrupted, and the number of casualties and the extent of the damage are not yet known. We shall bring you further information as soon as possible. Meanwhile, stay tuned to this wavelength. Stay calm and stay in your own house.

Remember, there is nothing to be gained by trying to get away. By leaving your homes you could be exposing yourself to greater danger. Keep away from those who are believed to be infected. It does not matter if they are family or friends. They are a threat to yourself and others.

If you leave, you may find yourself without food, without water, without accommodation, and without protection. It is not believed that the pathogen is airborne, but it is not confirmed. Roofs and walls offer substantial protection from the infected. The safest place is indoors, preferably somewhere you know. Make sure gas and other fuel supplies are turned off and that all fires are extinguished. If mains water is available, this can be used for fire-fighting. You should also refill all your drinking water containers after the fires have been put out, because the mains water supply may not be available for very long.

Water must not be used for flushing lavatories. Until you are told that lavatories may be used again, other toilet arrangements must be made. Use your water only for essential drinking and cooking purposes. Water means life. Do not waste it.

Make your food stocks last. Ration your supply because it may have to last for fourteen days or more. If you have fresh food in the house, use this first to avoid wasting it. Food in tins will keep.

If you live in an area where there are confirmed sightings of the infected, ensure you remain unseen and silent. When the immediate danger has passed, the sirens will sound a steady note. The "All Clear" message will also be given on this wavelength. If you leave your home to go to the lavatory or to replenish food or water supplies, do not remain outside the room for a minute longer than is necessary. You will attract the attention of any infected the longer you are outside.

Do not, in any circumstances, interact with the infected. If you do interact with the infected, you will bring danger to your family and you may die. Stay in your house or shelter until you are told it is safe to come out or you hear the “All Clear” on the sirens. The military and government are doing their best to contain and quarantine the situation. Help is coming. Keep hope alive.

Here are the main points again. Stay in your own homes, and if you live in an area where the infected have been spotted, then a warning has been given stay in your house until you are told it is safe to come out. The message that the immediate danger has passed will be given by the sirens and repeated on this wavelength. Make sure that the gas and all fuel supplies are turned off and that all fires are extinguished. Water must be rationed and used only for essential drinking and cooking purposes. It must not be used for flushing lavatories. Ration your food supply – it may have to last for fourteen days or more.

 

We shall be on the air every hour, on the hour. Stay tuned to this wavelength, but switch your radios off now to save your batteries.

That is the end of this broadcast.

If you enjoyed that and would like to see more of it, try the full novel!

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