A young man dies, and a grim reaper offers to revive him in exchange for servitude. Responsibilities include saving other people’s lives and occasionally fighting unspeakable horrors. But this particular young man is cripplingly shy. No, seriously. He can barely even speak to people. It’s really bad. Takes place in the modern fantasy world of Eleg. . . .
In the pre-dawn hours on a Saturday morning, something malevolent has awoken, striking fear and terror into unsuspecting citizens all throughout North East Ohio. Former acquaintances, neighbors, loved ones—all at random—transform into flesh-craving monsters hell bent on devouring the living. Corpses are rising from their places of unrest. Nocturnal animal-man hybrids hunt in packs. The dead are awakening from within . . .
When the first night falls, the world is left crippled and depleted. During the days, the rapists, murderers, and psychopaths prosper; but during the night the horror returns. Now the survivors must find safety and make sense of what’s happened to the world. Each day is another struggle for survival. How long can the survivors outrun the things of the . . .
Read the most terrifying tales ever told, written by tomorrow’s bestselling authors. This collection of recent, popular horror stories from the Inkitt community is made up of both novel length and short original stories, including editor’s picks and contest winners. Be prepared to sleep with one eye open tonight. . . .
Morgan lives in a world where the dead walk around and the living run like hell . . . or hide. This is his journal as he starts from day one of the apocalypse. . . .
The shit, blood – whatever – is about to hit the fan . . . It has been almost thirteen years since a terrible inferno took the lives of Johnny Smith(formerly Hutchison)’s friends and fellows trying to enact a dangerous spell to raise the devil to grant them special powers. Things didn’t turn out so well, as John was the only survivor. . . .
Death doesn’t have to feel like the end of the world. Zombie’s lives as they’ve known them are over, yet somehow they’re still standing. In the wake of all-consuming tragedy, they stagger forward, hands reaching out for the same people who once gave their lives hope and meaning. They need them. They’re hungry. Unable to use their own brains, . . .
Jameson is a teenager in a world where most people are lucky to live past 30 years. His village is assaulted nightly by The Turned, walking dead that are infectious right down to their fingernails. Everyone lives in constant fear of being caught unprotected, and becoming Turned themselves. But when Jameson is infected, it doesn’t kill him- instead of killing . . .
A pair of necromancers have freed the dread necromancer Arkephalous from his imprisonment. While Arkephalous works to restore his undead empire to its former semi-rotten glory by unleashing a zombie plague upon the city of Constantinople, Illinois, a band of survivors tries to hold on as long as they can. Their ranks include a sandwich craftsman with a bitten hand . . .
The story follows Sarah Eichman, and her life’s decisions after a devastating, world-wide Zombie apocalypse. Time will only tell if she survives the insanity. Or becomes one of the undead. . . .
A meteor strikes Yellow Stone’s caldera and sets off a chain of earth shattering events. Riots and widespread panic bring cities to their knees while earthquakes ripple from sea to shining sea. As ashes fall from black clouds, people begin to die, and rise again. Zombies and super volcanoes, together at last ladies and gentlemen. The story, set in . . .
Sep 6, 2013: "I’m not joking. If I were, you’d be laughing. I’m hilarious."
Weirdly witty and compelling are words that could describe Garavol the Grim Reaper, as well as the story "The Zombie Knight" itself, right from page one. I’ve always thought dialogue was a great way to start a story and draw the reader in, and here we have an intriguing opening conversation between a successfully suicidal teen and a "grim reaper" come to make an offer he could refuse, if he’d [more . . .]
Jan 24, 2015: First, a note about the updating schedule. The Zombie Knight updates with a page or so every day. Each page is just a small tidbit, sometimes boring if taken on its own. However, this is a case of 2 + 2 = 5. The whole is greater than the sum of its parts. I found it more enjoyable to wait until there were about ten or so new pages before catching up, but of course this is entirely subjective. Now, on to the review.