The Hospital

The Hospital

by Keith C Blackmore

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"Mountain Man" Augustus Berry is a survivor in undead suburbia. He scavenges what he can from what's left over. He is very careful in what he does and where he goes, taking no chances, no unnecessary risks, and weighing every choice... until he decides to visit the hospital at the edge of town, and experiences terror the likes he's never encountered before.

Approximately 9500 words, or 29 pages. A story of the zombie apocalypse and the first entry in the "Mountain Man" series. Contains language and graphic violence. This story also appears in the horror fiction novella "Cauldron Gristle."

If you enjoy this offering, check out the other full novels in the completed series.

Complete series order:

The Hospital (short story)
Book 1: Mountain Man
Book 2: Safari
Book 3: Hellifax
Book 4: Well Fed

Product Details

BN ID: 2940149347995
Publisher: Keith C Blackmore
Publication date: 04/24/2014
Sold by: Draft2Digital
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 128,822
File size: 267 KB

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The Hospital 3.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
Anonymous 5 months ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Just too strange for me
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
when you read the part of his balls being crushed, you have to cringe imagining the feeling of strange hands suddenly grabbing them squeezing and the screams of agony you make D:
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved this series
19269684 More than 1 year ago
You know how much I love audiobooks, right? They're an auditory delight, allowing me to multi-task as I enjoy, whatever it is that I wanna enjoy! This story allowed just that. This book was a fun story to listen to and visualize. It's a small piece of a book whole, I believe. I haven't purchased the other books yet, but you know, I think I will. The Hospital: The First Mountain Man Story by Keith C. Blackmore is about lonely Gus, an apocalyptic survivor. He's lost tons of weight, has established survival rules gleaned from horror movies, which he follows to a "T" even under terrifying conditions. It's a short story but enough of a sample that I need to read the book in its entirety. It's set around an abandoned hospital, where he needs supplies and maybe even some food, but there's something inside worse than flesh-eating humanoids... For the full review: **Audiobook was FREE, via, from my personal library.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
vg0 More than 1 year ago
The Hospital is a lead in to the rest of the Mountain Man series. The Hospital was the first Keith Blackmore book I read. I just finished reading the entire Mountain Man series and I loved the entire series. These are such good stories, they are exciting, engaging and real, and you can easily empathize with the characters. I enjoyed this series very much and recommend it to all Zombie fans. I'm almost finished with The Missing Boatman which is not a Zombie story but still very good. Keith C. Blackmore is becoming one of my favorite authors.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The main character is so careful he goes exploring dark corridors in a hospital after the zombie apocalypse without a flashlight... What could possibly go wrong?? The only reason this story gets one star is for recognizing the importance of mundane items in a disaster scenario. Otherwise, not worth the 1/2 hour or so of my life it took to read...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good story
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fairly good short story.