Robert Kent's new short story: All Right Now
How can you sneak past a horde of the dead with a screaming baby?
The day Charlie Macomber is born is the first day of the zombie apocalypse. When the hospital in Harrington, Indiana is overrun by reanimated corpses, Charlie's dad must carry his son through the walking dead to safety. But when zombies roam the earth, can anyplace be safe?
A companion novella to All Together Now: A Zombie Story, All Right Now: A Short Zombie Story features familiar characters and sets the stage for the novel.
WARNING: This novella is mean and nasty and intended for a mature audience. It is absolutely not appropriate for younger readers. All Right Now: A Short Zombie Story is a gruesome, repugnant tale featuring horrific acts of violence sure to warp young minds.
Deadly Dee's Review
I don't know if Robert Kent likes his mother in law in real life, but I did NOT like mine, and man oh man, did I identify with Richard, the protagonist in this fast paced short story. Not only does this guy have to deal with being a new father, a wife who has just turned into a zombie, getting his newborn son (and others who tag along) to safety, but he also has to deal with the mother in law from hell who (of course) lets him know (loudly) that he doesn't measure up. I seriously wanted to bitch slap her several times. I was actually rooting for him to, and kinda disappointed when he didn't... Kent's portrayal of her, and their relationship was so well-written I could feel the tension between them.
As always, Robert Kent delivers in this short story. His writing draws you in from the beginning, and keeps you involved throughout the story. He fleshes out his characters, and you find yourself in the scenes with them. I honestly don't have a single negative critique about his story, or his style of writing - he's an author I am more than happy to read, and am looking forward to reading more from. He keeps the action moving from the first lines right up until the last.
The end of the story had a sweet little tie in with his novel All Together Now which for me was just the icing on the cake...
Well done, Robert! Well done!