Just One Day

Just One Day

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by Jacob Prytherch
     
 

The engineer awoke to the sound of the failing air conditioning, knowing four things above all else. He knew exactly who would be beating a monotonous rhythm on the door, he knew that he had to kill them, he knew that they would already be dead and rotting, and he was painfully aware that they would not be alone...

Just One Day is a short sci-fi/horror story

Overview

The engineer awoke to the sound of the failing air conditioning, knowing four things above all else. He knew exactly who would be beating a monotonous rhythm on the door, he knew that he had to kill them, he knew that they would already be dead and rotting, and he was painfully aware that they would not be alone...

Just One Day is a short sci-fi/horror story by Jacob Prytherch, author of The Binary Man, Heal The Sick Raise The Dead, and the Cuts of Flesh series.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940044629967
Publisher:
Jacob Prytherch
Publication date:
07/03/2013
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
423,608
File size:
98 KB
Age Range:
18 Years

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Meet the Author

Jacob Prytherch has been making up stories since he was a child, even when he should have been paying attention in school. His influences include Ray Bradbury, William Gibson, and Neil Gaiman. His first novel The Binary Man, published in 2012, has since gone on to be the #1 cyberpunk bestseller on amazon.co.uk on two occasions. He currently lives in Birmingham with his wife and two daughters.

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Just One Day 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo bord!
lauralovesreviewingLT More than 1 year ago
This story reminds me of the movie Ground Hog Day. A man relives the same day over and over. Except this goes on for years! Trapped on a space station overrun with flesh eaters, the engineer begins each day the same as the one before. He navigates obstacles and zombies, trying to keep more people alive each time. While he knows he’s repeating the same day all over again, the other survivors don’t and it doesn’t seem to help when he explains it to them. Each morning he begins again. “His calm demeanor was the resignation of the damned.” Each time he anticipates what he learned the previous time, making it a bit further towards safety and keeping more people alive. “It was just one day, one more, then it would be over. How many times has he said that?” But the engineer begins to doubt whether he can do what he wants. Whether he can get most of the people to the escape pod and safety. He’ll just have to keep going through it until he reaches an end, if there is one. For a short story this has a lot going on. Black holes, time travel, and space zombies! The beginning is a calm introduction to the engineer and what’s going on. Then it quickly becomes a nail biting adventure with people screaming and fleshies gnawing on the poor saps that don’t survive that day. It’s hard to find a zombie story with a unique spin on it. Kudos to the author for doing just that, plus giving me an ending that had me reading it twice. I wanted to be sure I got it right.
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Sounded alot like my luck lately!!
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This is great Horror writing.  The zombies aren't the only surprise in this book.  You then find out the twist that the protagonist has done this all before.
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