Friday, November 13, 2015

Survival / Rhonda Hopkins

Reviewed by: BigAl

Genre: Horror/Short Story

Approximate word count: 13-14,000 words

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Rhonda Hopkins has learned firsthand that truth is stranger than fiction. Her two decades of experience as an investigator provide her characters with a depth and realism that gives truth a run for its money. Having come in contact with the best and the worst that society has to offer, Rhonda's imagination is filled with story”


When Sarah escapes from her brutal abductors, she promises to return to rescue her twin sister, but with the walking dead invading Fort Worth, TX, she is forced to rely on a competitive coworker who made her work life hell for years. With her coworker weakened by cancer treatments, her sister still imprisoned, and zombies looking for an easy meal, Sarah’s only plan, if she can pull it off, is Survival.”


I can understand if you think another story (short or not) about the Zombie Apocalypse is overkill. Like every other story idea, it's been done to death. What set this apart for me were the other elements. First, Sarah rescuing her twin, which is the main story conflict with the zombies just one more thing getting in the way of resolving that problem. Second, Sarah's relationship with her coworker Merideth and how that changes as they come to understand each other better. Not your typical zombie story at all.

Format/Typo Issues:

No significant issues.

Rating: **** Four Stars


Rhonda Hopkins said...

Thank you so much for taking the time to read and review Survival. I really appreciate it. :-)

ImperfectFuture said...

Have you guys enabled the mobile view? iPad shows mobile friendly web sites first. Just a hint. :-)

Vicki said...

It comes up in mobile view on my phone...