Zombies! Episode 2.6: The Many Deaths of 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…
When the zombie plague was new, there was an English teacher named John Arrick and his girlfriend, Suzanna. While Suzanna died from the plague, Arrick comforted her. Then she turned and attacked him. Though he managed to kill her, he too contracted the plague. But John Arrick did not die and he did not turn. When the disease was at its worst, when he thought the end was about to come, his body turned itself around and he recovered. This miracle brought with it a startling change in his biology. Arrick was no longer of interest to the zombies that roamed New York. This unique quality led him to enter the ring and fight them. But, in the end, though they would not hurt him, he could not bring himself to hurt them. So, instead, he was hired to keep them under control. When the police raided the fights, Arrick was caught up in the escape and was shot to death.
This is where his real story begins…
The warehouse door burst open and Detective Heron appeared, gun in hand. Marcus was confused. He didn't know who to shoot. Batting Arrick aside with his gun hand, he took one wild shot toward the lieutenant. It ricocheted off of the building behind him. Arrick struck out with his leg in an attempt to trip Marcus up but was unsuccessful. Marcus turned on him and fired again. The close sound of the weapon sent Arrick into a panic and he ran, covering the back of his head with his arms.