Zombies! Episode 2.02: Where in the World is John Arrick
Copyright 2011 by Ivan Turner
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The people and events in this book are fictional. Any resemblance to actual people or events is purely coincidental.
What has come before.
On a warm afternoon in September, humanity learned that it was sharing the world with zombies. As the zombie population grew and the human population diminished, the authorities fought for stability. Though there was clearly no eradicating the undead infestation, there was a middle ground to held. The world had changed, for certain. But it had not ended.
Humanity’s greatest strength is its ability to adapt. So now did humanity adapt to its new environment. While some people saw the zombies as victims that needed to be protected, others discovered a profit to be made. Still others sought conquest.
From a very ordinary life emerged a very extraordinary man. When high school English teacher John Arrick’s girlfriend turned into the living dead and bit him, he discovered that his body had the ability to fight off the plague. After the sickness left him, he found that he was unique among people. The zombies treated him as one of them. As a result, he took a job finding and corralling zombies for Marcus, who was running the zombie fights. But when the police raided the fights and the operation collapsed, John Arrick was shot and killed. Dead by normal means, the zombie infection inside of him did what it does. Arrick reawakened as the dead and began to prowl the streets.