Working With the Undead: Weekend Writing Warriors 4 October 2020

The Blurb
The fate of the Cosmos rests in the hands of an unlikely team of unusual friends. Will an exiled member of an ancient extraterrestrial race, a human ghost, and two ghouls be able to outfox an ancient evil and beat Nyarlathotep at his game before time runs out? This buddy story is the first in a series of New Cthulhu Mythos cliffhangers.

The Notes
Last time, the group stepped through the door of the Xura Dream House. Ketil compared Robin to a rotted potato, and Robin threatened to take a trip to Sweden to snack on Ketil's corpse.

The snippet is 12 sentences.

The Snippet

Little John strode forth to walk beside Yitzy. He doffed his newsboy cap.

“Begging your pardon and all, Guv’ner,” the large ghoul said, “but I am wondering how it pleases you to be working with the Undead.”

“I find it much the same as working with the living,” Yitzy revealed. “The Undead make for surprisingly good study. There is such a vast variety of subclasses. There are the revenants such as vampires, some of which are created by what one might call supernatural means but many of whom can be traced back to a series of retroviruses foreign to your Earth. There are the mindless living corpse variety, which tend to be referred to as zombies. Then there are those such as yourselves who were once living humans but upon the death of your body were transformed into new creatures which must feed on rotting carrion for your well-being. Then there are those such as Ketil, who is an energy projection surrounding the force of the personality which he possessed in life. Most fascinating, all of it.”

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  1. Perhaps it is my jaundiced early morning self speaking but I can see parallels with the undead types in our own species. Particularly those that feed on rotting corpses - and frequently bring others to that corpse like state...

  2. So many more types of Undead than I realized. Nice snippet!

  3. That certainly would make for interesting study. I'm happy to follow along from a safe distance!

  4. I never knew there were so many species (?) of the Undead! And I think they would be really cool to study too.

  5. Nice little dissertation, well done! Enjoyed the snippet and the explanations for the various types of undead.

  6. Nicely categorized . . . and all the reasons I love paranormal!!

  7. I love this explanation of the varying types of undead--according to Yitzy. Nice way of bringing the reader up to speed.

  8. Good job of laying out the types of actors in your story -- and you did it without even trace of "As you know, Bob-ism."

  9. Interesting read coming up on this season we are approaching.

  10. Nice summary of the undeads. who would've thought ;-)

  11. Yep, definitely fascinating, and I look forward to learning more about them as the story progresses.


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