I want to thank everybody that turned out for Mark Cusco Ailes and I book signing at the Hammond Public Library's Local Authors Fair. I hope to see everybody at our book signing this weekend at the Lake County Library. The details are on the link for the June 7, 2014 book signing on the left side of my weebly page.
I just finished writing the short story "Zombie Con" which will be in the short story horror collection "The Second Journey Into the Unknown" by Mark Cusco Ailes and Derek Ailes (me). I have three stories done so far: "Furnado", "Zombie Con" and "The Day of the Redheads" I will start working on Claws (a cat horror parody of Jaws) and "Karena Part 2". I will hopefully then finish writing "Zombie Hunter". I've had a lot of fun writing these stories and the readers will have fun as well.
Mark Cusco Ailes and I will be working on a collection of horror short stories called: "Trick or Scream" for young adult readers. Our version of Goosebumps. That will also be out this year.
"Zombie Con" is based on the Saturday Chicago Walker Stalker Con 2014 and revolves around everything that happened that day including the incompetent photo company. If you attended, you know what I'm talking about.
I added a rough draft sneak peak of "Zombie Con" on the bottom of this blog. I hope you enjoy it.
Until next time, stay scared
Keegan walked out of the convention room and headed for the cafeteria area. If he was lucky, Russo would be there stuffing his face with whatever food he could find. Russo love to eat and when going to buffets two or three plates filled with food was just a warm up. He could see the stacks of boxes with their dolly outside the cafeteria. He couldn’t believe that Russo had left them there unattended. Anybody could have taken off with them. He thought it was odd that the area was empty. Normally at a convention, you couldn’t get near the food areas without tripping over people. He did see a long line by the photo area. Maybe everybody was over there waiting to get a picture taken with Lauren instead of stuffing their face with hotdogs and hamburgers.
He walked into the cafeteria and quickly walked backward out of it. Inside there were people lying all over the floor with their guts hanging out with what looked like zombies eating away at their intestines. Was somebody staging a scene from a zombie movie? It looked very real. He turned around and crashed into Russo’s chest.
“There you are buddy. I was wondering where you were,” Keegan said.
Russo pushed Keegan to the ground. Russo stumbled forward and landed on top of him. Keegan tried to push him off, but Russo, who was now a zombie, started to tear away at his flesh. Keegan tried to scream, but his throat was being ripped apart by his hungry friend.