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by zengunfighter
Thu Nov 22, 2018 3:44 pm
Forum: Fiction
Topic: An Unwelcome Development
Replies: 378
Views: 66165

Re: An Unwelcome Development

Hey Guys! It's me, resurrected from the dusty cobweb covered depths of the interwebs. I'm still around. Busy with work and life after two direct hits by cat 5+ hurricanes. (I do have a write up/lessons learned that I"ll post soon) As far as the book.... Wife and I have been working edits on the firs...
by zengunfighter
Mon Oct 24, 2016 9:24 pm
Forum: Fiction
Topic: An Unwelcome Development
Replies: 378
Views: 66165

Re: An Unwelcome Development

Hi guys! Remember me? I feel awful that I haven't written anything new for you guys in so long. However, as much as I'd like to find out what happened to Stan, I've decided I need to focus on getting the first book published. This would go quicker if I didn't have to work 8 hours a day to hold up my...
by zengunfighter
Thu Dec 10, 2015 9:25 am
Forum: Fiction
Topic: An Unwelcome Development
Replies: 378
Views: 66165

Re: An Unwelcome Development

I know it's not as fun as the story. but the muse this week turned my head towards more practical and timely writing. My latest article was just picked up by The Gun Writer Blog. It's survival oriented, so you might find it interesting and useful. http://thegunwriter.blogs.heraldtribune.com/19910/bu...
by zengunfighter
Fri Nov 27, 2015 5:15 pm
Forum: Fiction
Topic: An Unwelcome Development
Replies: 378
Views: 66165

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The less lethal canon pointed at my head fired, slamming my poorly positioned arm into my face. I guess the airbag deflated immediately, but I was too stunned to notice. Sadie's and my doors were yanked open and hands grabbed at me roughly. I scrabbled for my pistol with one hand, having no idea whe...
by zengunfighter
Wed Nov 25, 2015 9:55 pm
Forum: Fiction
Topic: An Unwelcome Development
Replies: 378
Views: 66165

Re: An Unwelcome Development

May all of you have much in your lives to be thankful for. And may you have the grace, wisdom, and acceptance to be thankful for the bad things, the struggles, the challenges in your life, because those are what really form You. Of my many blessings, I am thankful for you for your comments. They tru...
by zengunfighter
Wed Nov 25, 2015 2:03 pm
Forum: Fiction
Topic: An Unwelcome Development
Replies: 378
Views: 66165

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“Boss. We have a problem.” The sun was a full hand above the horizon and despite being awake since predawn, I was still in a mental fog, unable to shake the haunting effect the nightmare had on my psyche. Not just on me, I was concerned that the dream was somehow prescient, that I'd planned poorly a...
by zengunfighter
Mon Nov 23, 2015 2:18 pm
Forum: Fiction
Topic: An Unwelcome Development
Replies: 378
Views: 66165

Re: An Unwelcome Development

The team leaders headed back with orders to send half of their people up to tour the charnell house. Once cycled through, the other half would come up and become witness to man's inhumanity. They were led through the front door where they couldn't miss the spray painted sigil on the wall. I retrieve...
by zengunfighter
Mon Nov 23, 2015 2:14 pm
Forum: Fiction
Topic: An Unwelcome Development
Replies: 378
Views: 66165

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“I think you need to see this.” Jacob shook my hand in greeting, starting with the conventional and moving through bro/dude and ending with ethnic. The twins stood behind Jacob, forming an echelon, one on either side. They were outside of handshake range and made no move to change that. “Garvey, Har...
by zengunfighter
Mon Nov 23, 2015 2:11 pm
Forum: Fiction
Topic: An Unwelcome Development
Replies: 378
Views: 66165

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“Jaguars! Leopards! Stan's Men! Gather round!” I climbed up on one of the target carts so everyone could see me. “ Each and everyone of you has done well. You've done everything we've asked of you. We've crammed several days worth of training into half a day. It's not as much as I wanted, but it wil...
by zengunfighter
Mon Nov 23, 2015 2:07 pm
Forum: Fiction
Topic: An Unwelcome Development
Replies: 378
Views: 66165

Re: An Unwelcome Development

Meanwhile, the drill had been running apace, coming to a close, everyone in their former position, with the lines now twenty or so yards forward of where they'd started. Whiskey was the last to finish up, properly this time. “Good job people!” Grins popped out on faces at the praise. We couldn't hav...
by zengunfighter
Mon Nov 23, 2015 2:01 pm
Forum: Fiction
Topic: An Unwelcome Development
Replies: 378
Views: 66165

Re: An Unwelcome Development

Ok. I'm ready to post the next section. It's going to be a bear to get it all shifted over here... It's 12,700 words. The average novel is 60-80k and my normal postings are 15-2500 to give you some idea. Get up, go use the bathroom, get a couple of coffee, a snack to sustain you and buckle up. it's ...
by zengunfighter
Fri Nov 06, 2015 9:07 pm
Forum: Fiction
Topic: An Unwelcome Development
Replies: 378
Views: 66165

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There was a lot of activity in the yard in front of Jacob's house. No loitering, but people on the move. Entering and leaving the building. Walking toward the building, I realized that there were a lot of faces that I didn't recognize. They looked at me blankly, not showing any recognition and no mo...
by zengunfighter
Wed Nov 04, 2015 2:52 pm
Forum: Fiction
Topic: An Unwelcome Development
Replies: 378
Views: 66165

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“Be careful of that!” one of the day laborers was handling the backpack sprayer haphazardly as he loaded it into the vehicle. My day had started at the compound, gathering up the items on the shopping list that Sadie and I put together the previous night and the sprayer was one of them. I had a quic...
by zengunfighter
Thu Sep 24, 2015 9:20 pm
Forum: Fiction
Topic: The Unwelcome Sign
Replies: 1156
Views: 133841

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Bumpity bump bump bump. The first round of serious editing is almost at an end. Then I'll go through and re-write what needs it. I've done some work on the opening sequence already, and have plans on more, based on what I've learned. I'm hoping we aren't too far off from getting it published. Off co...
by zengunfighter
Wed Sep 23, 2015 1:04 am
Forum: Fiction
Topic: An Unwelcome Development
Replies: 378
Views: 66165

Re: An Unwelcome Development

“I need to grab a couple of things out of the jeep.” I looked at Amad meaningfully and then the rest of my crew. “I'll come with. I need to make the rounds anyway.” The two men didn't question Amad's statement and made no offer to accompany us. It made sense that they'd stay at their post and contin...
by zengunfighter
Sun Sep 20, 2015 10:27 pm
Forum: Fiction
Topic: An Unwelcome Development
Replies: 378
Views: 66165

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Aw crud. Now I'm a Moar zombie. Burned through unwelcome sign and this in less than 3 days. I don't get why Zed is mad over not being told immediately about the shopping center fort. It looks like it is being led by a mutual friend of Amad and Zed's. Why wouldn't Amad tell him that not only is Mont...
by zengunfighter
Tue Sep 15, 2015 12:41 am
Forum: Fiction
Topic: An Unwelcome Development
Replies: 378
Views: 66165

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“Wait. Back up. Can you zoom in any more?” I tapped the screen, indicating a face. The young Palestinian complied with my request. “That's Robles.” Amad recognized the guardsman just as I had. They'd both worked for the PD. “Sure is.” I agreed while I studied his face. Was there a hint of unhappines...
by zengunfighter
Fri Sep 04, 2015 10:06 pm
Forum: Fiction
Topic: An Unwelcome Development
Replies: 378
Views: 66165

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“You have a beautiful collection. I'm jealous” I smiled at Ali and Jamal in turn. “Jealous, but disappointed.” I had to remind myself that I was dealing with perceptive people here. Jamal crossed in front of me, bent over and reached under the counter, pulling a wooden case out from underneath. Ali ...
by zengunfighter
Fri Aug 21, 2015 11:54 pm
Forum: Fiction
Topic: An Unwelcome Development
Replies: 378
Views: 66165

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“Deal? What deal? Elder elder broke his silence, and my cool, with those three words. “There is no deal. I assume you want something, everyone does, otherwise it's not really a 'deal', it's something else. Charity? A bribe? What is your agenda in helping us? I mentally shook myself and met that pier...
by zengunfighter
Tue Aug 18, 2015 11:24 pm
Forum: Fiction
Topic: An Unwelcome Development
Replies: 378
Views: 66165

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Writing this last segment, I realized that feral packs of previously owned dogs is unlikely to be a problem in a serious SHTF situation... okay, i am a bit slow on the uptake...i think you meant that with all that fresh meat left about from the dog slaughter, people with a strained menu lately woul...
by zengunfighter
Wed Aug 12, 2015 9:31 pm
Forum: Fiction
Topic: An Unwelcome Development
Replies: 378
Views: 66165

Re: An Unwelcome Development

Writing this last segment, I realized that feral packs of previously owned dogs is unlikely to be a problem in a serious SHTF situation...
by zengunfighter
Wed Aug 12, 2015 4:00 pm
Forum: Fiction
Topic: An Unwelcome Development
Replies: 378
Views: 66165

Re: An Unwelcome Development

“Turn right” Sadie followed my request as we exited the compound on our way to the Palestinians. Another right had us at the scene of the recent dog fight. I wanted to see if there were any dogs lingering around. Adding to the mental to-do list was organizing a team to eradicate the now feral pet do...
by zengunfighter
Thu Aug 06, 2015 9:51 pm
Forum: Fiction
Topic: An Unwelcome Development
Replies: 378
Views: 66165

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idahobob wrote:That got the ol' heart pumping! :ohdear: :ohdear:

Bob
III
I know! Right?
Phew!
by zengunfighter
Thu Aug 06, 2015 1:40 am
Forum: Fiction
Topic: An Unwelcome Development
Replies: 378
Views: 66165

Re: An Unwelcome Development

A ninety pound furry rocket hit me full tilt between the shoulder blades knocking the wind out of my lungs and my pistol out of my fist. So that's where Beta was! She overshot, after bowling me over, giving me a very generous second and a half to recover. And here's where all those years rough-housi...

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