S is for Scavenge like it’s the zombie apocalypse

April 22, 2014

For the A to Z challenge this year, I’m sharing science fiction and fantasy story ideas…

“Scavenge like it’s the zombie apocalypse.”

I wrote that down fairly early in my A-Z planning, and if there was anything more that it meant, any characters or coherent plot, I’ve forgotten about them. It’s a cool sounding phrase, though, isn’t it?

Presumably, in the story, it’s not actually the zombie apocalypse, but somebody’s scavenging as if it were. Is it some other kind of apocalypse, or a reality tv show? Is the scavenging character just crazy?

If you’re interested enough to pick this up and write your own version, feel free; ideas are cheap. And let me know! I’ll be keeping the notions vague enough that lots of different stories might be written from them.

Thanks for visiting!

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Ninja Spotlight: Patti Nielson

July 3, 2012

Hi everybody – it’s Spotlight time, and I’m glad to present an interview with Patti Nielson:
Are you ready if there is a zombie apocalypse?
Most definitely. I’ve got a good supply of toilet paper, and lots of peanut butter, so I’ll be good to go. Although I might have to re-evaluate my supply of knives and flame throwers.

Are you allergic to anything, and if so, what?
No allergies, but I think it would be good for my waist to be allergic to chocolate.

If you had one day left to live, what’s one thing you’d want to spend that time on?
I would definitely want to spend time on my family watching the perfect sunset from the top of a mountain.

I’ve always wanted to be a writer, and have concocted stories since I was little. It was kind of secret hobby, but slowly I’m stepping out of my comfort zone and letting people read my words. I write YA and MG fantasy, since I grew up loving those kinds of books. When I’m not trying to knock out words on my laptop, I’m either figuring out which how to manage which way my three kids need to go, working part time at a Foresenic Engineering firm, or on the soccer pitch trying to score. I hope to be playing until I’m an old lady, but I think my body might have other ideas. Good thing you don’t have to be able to run to write a book


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