Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Fortunato's Ghost

In celebration of cracking a thousand downloads of my free stories on Smashwords, and in anticipation of the May launch of my vampire novel Applewood, I'm delighted to report that I'm making my zombie short titled "Fortunato's Ghost" available as a free download on Smashwords. The story itself goes something like this:

"It is six months since the dead began to rise. The windswept islands of Boston Harbor have become refuge to the few hundred souls who have managed to survive. But Will Bartlett, a young man rescued from the hellish mainland, soon learns that entry into this new civilization comes at a very high price."

Confess I had a lot of fun writing this one. Though it didn't get into the anthology I wrote it for, it did find a home in Dead Worlds, Undead Stories from Living Dead Press, a great anthology containing some of my favorite zombie shorts. So if zombies are your thing, pick up a copy today!

Hope you enjoy reading "Fortunato's Ghost" as much as I did writing it. You can download the story in a variety of formats (or read it online) it by clicking here.


Anonymous said...

I read somewhere that Vampires are so yesterday and Zombies are the new big thing! mmz

Brendan said...

Heh. That's true. So I'll write a zombie book, and by the time it's published everyone will have moved on to witches or something!

Witches . . . Hmmm. (:>)

Aaron Polson said...

'Grats on the milestone, and here's to the next 1,000 (and a few paid customers, as well).

Brendan said...

Heh. Thanks, Aaron. And right back at you.