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Unbecoming
     

Unbecoming

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by Scott Crowder
 

Who is the Meat in the basement? That's the question on police SWAT Lt. Boulder Johnson's mind. The basement is in his brother-in-law Harley Earle's house and the question is important; Harley's wife Becca, Boulder's sister, was never found after the uprising that saw the dead awaken. They were known as Meats when they were preying on the living. Now that they're

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Who is the Meat in the basement? That's the question on police SWAT Lt. Boulder Johnson's mind. The basement is in his brother-in-law Harley Earle's house and the question is important; Harley's wife Becca, Boulder's sister, was never found after the uprising that saw the dead awaken. They were known as Meats when they were preying on the living. Now that they're supposedly gone, could it really be a Meat in the basement? And if so, who? And if it's who Boulder is afraid it is, for the love of God, why?

Product Details

BN ID:
2940011230943
Publisher:
Scott Crowder
Publication date:
03/15/2011
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
80 KB

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Meet the Author

I live just outside Raleigh, North Carolina. I've only been professionally published once, in last fall's edition of Flashquake online magazine, but I hope it's the start of something long term. I'm happily married, and I'm the father to two beautiful little girls, ages five and two, who will never be allowed to date boys, drive cars that are transporting boys, nor ride in cars to places where boys are present, or wear non-Amish-spinster-approved clothing in front of boys. I love horror movies, rhythmic noise, peanut butter, and the Munsters, not necessarily in that order. Please feel free to contact me if you want; I'd love to hear what you thought of the book. My e-mail address is zombieapocalypse at earthlink.net. Thanks for reading.

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Unbecoming 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 18 reviews.
JaxGrampy More than 1 year ago
“Unbecoming” by Scott Crowder is a short zombie story, with a twist. It is well conceived and well written, and the principal characters were well-developed. In this short, the zombie plague had pretty well run its course… almost. In autumn, nearly two years prior, millions of dead rose from their graves. They had been gunned down, blown up, and generally wiped out, but some of them had found pretty good hiding places. Police Lieutenant Reeves Johnson and his SWAT team had been called to a house where a neighbor reported a “meat” in the cellar, using a common derogatory term for the zombies. Sadly, the house belonged to Reeves’ brother-in-law, Harley Earl, who married Reeves’ sister, Becca, a former doctor who had her throat torn out by one of the first zombies two years earlier. Becca’s body had never been officially found, and Reeves was concerned she might be the zombie now hiding in Harley Earl’s cellar. Reeves knew the SWAT team would have to move in soon, and didn’t want to be in a position where he might have to kill his friend Harley Earl, so he called his superior and explained his “problem”. His superior offered to come to the scene and take over for him, but also told Reeves they would be going in “hot”, otherwise known as the Tel Aviv Protocol. That protocol required the immediate shooting of everybody who failed to lie on the floor with their hands spread out. Reeves knew exactly what Harley would do, so he called off the negotiating officer and went in to talk with Harley. What would Harley do next? Could Reeves talk him into lying on the floor to avoid being shot to death? Who was the “meat” in the cellar; could it actually be Becca? If so, what did she look like after two years as a zombie? This short tale was a complete story. The main characters were sufficiently well-developed that they became real to the reader. You will empathize with Harley. You will feel Reeves’ concern. You will understand what many of the other officers must be going through in their own minds. Scott Crowder did a very good job making a complete story fit on 25 pages, especially when the story was not only complete, but also quite good. I recommend “Unbecoming” to all zombie fans. In particular, if you are a "jaded" zombie fan who’s looking for something a little different, this story will fit the bill. It is even suitable for younger readers. There is no gratuitous sex or violence, and no foul language in this story; just a good story! I recommend it.
Catpurrson More than 1 year ago
I think this was an excellent new twist on the zombie story. This one was so sad; more about feelings and loss, than gore. I liked very much.
atrophyman More than 1 year ago
The more I read from this author the better I like him. Dont be turned off by the length of these stories. The pages may not be abundant but the talent is.
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Good story
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Different. A little slow and not really "zombie-ish" enough for me. Good time killer though.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Different take on a zombie story. Moving story, sad and realistic. Author is a good writer.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
i actually like this mans writing and how he explained in a 10 page story...10 pages here and on the nook it about 25 pages or a little more...his writing was better then most i have read on here for free...i recommend this story for anyone on a train or bus ride...that is how short it was
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Even tho it has no basis in fact it's a very believable story
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sad, excellent zombie short story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I don't like zombie stories or movies but i love reading scott crowder's books so here i am really liking thiis story. It was good but sad. I really like his work. I look forward to more stories from him
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Emotional aspect of the zombie apocolypse
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