All That Remains: A Short Story

Rated 4.00/5 based on 4 reviews
A post-apocalypse zombie story with country setting and a scientific twist.
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Price: Free! USD

Words: 2,250
Language: English
ISBN: 9781458095268
About Joshua Scribner

Joshua Scribner is the author of eight published novels and over 100 short stories. He currently lives in Michigan with his wife and two daughters. Up to date information on his work can be found at joshuascribner.com.

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Review by: J.L. Murphey on Sep. 27, 2011 :
All that Remains is an excellent story. Set in post zombie Apocalypse about a lonely character in the middle of nowhere. The dog is an interesting twist. The emotional conflict the main character feels is realistic and well defined.

The story was riveting, but the grammar still need some work.
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Review by: Hobbes End Publishing, LLC on April 26, 2011 :
Good story. Didn't think I'd enjoy it at first, but ended up really getting into it. I'll read more of this author's work.
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Review by: Matt Di Spirito on April 14, 2011 :
"All That Remains" is an interesting short story set in a zombie apocalypse. The zombies and the destruction are only background noise, however, as the tale is an emotional confrontation unravelling in the mind of the main character. The only zombie to make an appearance is known to this character, which triggers the struggle.

For the most part, the writing is good. There are issues with grammar and pronoun confusion--namely using a pronoun that doesn't have an obvious connection to a subject. Some odd turns of phrase and misplaced commas also create some confusing sentences. I wouldn't consider these quirks to be major as they aren't enough to make you stop reading.

Two oddities caught my eye: the main character wields a rifle in the story, but she has to cock back a hammer. Since the type of rifle is never described, it's not a big deal; but most of the modern rifles I've shot don't have a hammer. The other oddity involved the need to disable the brain stem, but the character pointed them towards the top of the head to do so. Again, maybe my biology is off but the brain stem is near the base of the skull. Neither one of these oddities are deal-breakers, however.

"All That Remains" is a great quickie for anyone that enjoys thriller situations with a touch of emotion thrown in.
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Review by: Robert Decoteau on April 10, 2011 :
All That Remains is a good little bit of flash zombie fiction. Josh was able to hook my attention and keep me entertained to the end. There is probably more short zombie fiction than any other sub-genre, but Josh put enough of a twist on this piece to make it unique.
With a free price tag there is no reason not to give it a go.
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