Tunnel (A Frightening Zombie Short Story)

Tunnel (A Frightening Zombie Short Story)

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by J. Thorn

"Thorn is the new, fresh face in horror and dark fantasy."
JA Konrath (aka Jack Kilborn)

"J. doesn't mess around, he jumps right into the action and delivers an inventive blend of genres."
Scott Nicholson, bestselling author of the AFTER series

"Thorn brings an intelligence and thoughtfulness to horror. Someone who treats the genre, and its

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"Thorn is the new, fresh face in horror and dark fantasy."
JA Konrath (aka Jack Kilborn)

"J. doesn't mess around, he jumps right into the action and delivers an inventive blend of genres."
Scott Nicholson, bestselling author of the AFTER series

"Thorn brings an intelligence and thoughtfulness to horror. Someone who treats the genre, and its readers, with the respect they deserve."
David Wright, co-author of the bestselling horror and sci-fi Yesterday's Gone series

"J. Thorn's dark visions make his novels a must for bookshelves of any fan of horror and fantasy fiction."
Craig DiLouie, author of SUFFER THE CHILDREN

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Want a story that’s rooted in a fundamental aspect of being human?

I believe reading dark fiction can be healing. My overriding mission is to connect with you through my art, and I hope to inspire you to do the same. I’m a word architect and driven visionary. I’m obsessed with heavy metal, horror films and technology. And I admire strong people who are not afraid to speak their mind.

I grew up in an Irish Catholic, working class family and was the first to go to college. I didn’t have expensive toys, so I used my own imagination for entertainment. And then I abused alcohol for entertainment. I spent the first thirty years of my life convincing myself I wasn’t an addict and the last ten worrying about all the potential threats the substances hid from me.

Anxiety and depression are always hiding in the corner, waiting to jump me when I start to feel happiness.

I had to break through family programming and accept the role of the black sheep. In my 30s I started writing horror and formed a heavy metal band while my family rolled their eyes, sighed and waited for the “phase” to end.

I spent years paralyzing myself with self-loathing and criticism, keeping my creativity smothered and hidden from the rest of the world. I worked a job I hated because that’s what Irish Catholic fathers do. They don’t express themselves, they pay the damn mortgage. I may have left my guilt and faith behind long ago, but the scars remain.

My creativity is my release, my therapy and my place to work through it all. I haven’t had a drink in a long time, but the anxiety and depression are always lurking. Writing novels and songs keeps it at bay. I scream over anxiety with my microphone and I turn my guitar up loud enough to drown out the whispers of self-doubt.

I hope to leave a legacy of art that will continue to entertain and enrich lives long after I’m gone. I want others to see that you don’t have to conform to the mainstream to be fulfilled.

Don’t be afraid of the dark. Embrace it.

By the end of 2014, J. Thorn will have published over one million words and sold over 100,000 ebooks, worldwide.

J. Thorn is a Top 100 Most Popular Author in Horror, Science Fiction, and Fantasy (Amazon Author Rank). In March of 2014 Thorn held the #5 position in Horror with his childhood idols Dean Koontz and Stephen King at #4 and #2 respectively. He is an official, active member of the Horror Writers Association and a member of the Great Lakes Association of Horror Writers. J. is a contributor to disinformation.com and a staff writer for HeavyPlanet.net as well as a founding board member of the Author Marketing Institute.

Thorn earned a B.A. in American History from the University of Pittsburgh and a M.A. from Duquesne University. He has spent the last twenty years researching mysticism and the occult in colonial American history.

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Tunnel (A Frightening Zombie Short Story) 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Lily sat down at her desk, pulling out the days homework. She sighed and leaned back in her spin-chair. Lily closed her eyes and sighed again. 'I hate school, and today was slow and boring, and now Im really tired from P.E...' Lily decided to stow her homework until it was tomorow. 'It wont hurt me...' She thought, her thoughts already getting fuzzy from lack of sleep. It had been two weeks since she had gone to that cavern-like place and she was staying up at least till midnight reading horror stories. When Lily put the books away, she found herself unable to sleep usualy. Lily closed her eyes, finding herself half-asleep, but not quite. She focused her mind on nothing and her head cleared, leaving nothing but a blank white space...<P> When Lily opened her eyes, she found herself sitting at a picnic table...in the cavern-like place!!!! Lily knew she hadnt fallen asleep, and she could still feel he half-concious body back in the real world. Lily had to admit that she was pretty scared. Then, she saw Melody talking with a really cute boy. He had black hair that was cut to just past his ears, narrow (they looked asian)green eyes, and semi-dark skin. 'He looks japanese!' Lily thought with a start. "Rediol, Melody!" He said, walking into a door. "Rediol, Hidnori!" Melody called, with a shy smile. "Hey! Melody!" Lily called, running over. "What?! Oh! Hey, Lily!" Melody said, startled by Lilys sudden appearence. "Its been awhile!" Lily nodded, glancing at the door the japanese boy had gone through. "Who was that?" Lily asked, feining innocence. "Hidnori? Oh, hes just a friend." Melody said with a slight blush. "So," Melody abruptly changed the subject. "You dream here again?" Lily shook her head. "No, thats whats really scary. I can tell Im awake! I can feel myself, sort of." Melody nodded eagerly. "Youve actually come here then!" She exclaimed. "Come where?!" Lily sighed, very confused. "Well, all of the people here, we call it the tunnels."<P> End of chapter two. Will write more soon.<P>~Seqyn&starf
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Highly recommend this short zombie story. About 11 pages. Guy meets another guy in a tunnel trying to escape from zombies and they meet a kid along the way. Suspensful, couldn't wait to see what happened next. Left me hanging, would have liked a definite ending.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Nice short story