VIROS – Book One – December 2017



I was hiding on the roof of a shop. There was a strange girl with me.

Everything was good yesterday. I knew that presidents were saying mad things on television. That was like always.

But not now.

The radio said about a virus. People were being zombies. A scientist said it was a disaster all over the world. No one was safe.

Mum worked at the hospital. She was always gone when I got up. She felt bad about this. It wasn’t her fault. She had to do these things. Anyway, I was independent. I liked looking after myself.

I always heard Mum go out. I always went back to sleep.

She wasn’t back home when I woke up again.

I always heard her making breakfast. I would go downstairs.

‘Hi Jake,’ she would say. ‘Did you sleep ok?’

I liked to hug her.

‘How was work?’

‘Work is over now.’

Mum always said don’t worry if she was late. She would be coming back. It was different today. She wasn’t back.

I was really worried. What if the zombies were chasing her?

The hospital was quite near to home. I thought I would look for her.

That was my idea.

I didn’t think anything else.

Author: Barnaby Taylor

Inspired by his passion for films and video games, Barnaby Taylor loves writing dystopian science fiction and horror. He has recently written the VIRO series about a gang of teenagers struggling to survive in a world overrun by the infected. There are currently three books in the series and Book Four is on the way. VIRO is rapidly infecting the Amazon charts and gaining rave reviews along the way. Here's one of the latest reviews: 'I found myself sucked right into the characters and never-ending action and gore page after page. I very rarely buy books, but immediately purchased number two which I found equally as engrossing. Yesterday I bought book three in the VIRO series and instead of a good night's sleep I've got red eyes and a need for Red Bull! Fantastic series for all my zombie lovers out there!' Book One is currently FREE to download at the following links: Barnaby posts weekly updates on his writing on his blog and you can follow these updates at You can also find him on Twitter @BarnabyFTaylor.

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