I went on a Zombie kick not long ago. Blame it on “Doomsday Preppers” and “The Walking Dead,” mostly on the fact that I wanted to write something different. An action story that would appeal to anyone.
I also happened to run across a couple of videos on horse archery. Something that appealed to the Hun in me. After that, I started asking ‘what if?’ until I had my character Bethany McLeod of the Clan McLeod – not an immortal, but a young woman of our time who survived the Zombie Apocalypse with her family and a small herd of Spanish Mustangs in the foothils of Kentucky.
Bethany MacLeod of Dunvegan – horsewoman, archer, Emessary for The MacLeod of Dunvegan – Kentucky – Year 03 PZA (Post Zombie Apolcalypse).
The Apocalypse – Women, Horses, Zombies – it’s all here. Bethany McLeod of Dunvegan hated school. The Clan McLeod jokes used to infuriate her. Then the world fell apart; now she’s tryng to patch something together. Her family has a farm they call Dunvegan. The old Scottish Clans are reforming: Douglas, Davidson and McLeod are families of survivalists who made it to Year Three, Post Zombie Apocalypse.
Militia, marauders and mad-men abound, the stinking dead walk the land eating refugees from a world that will never exist again. Is there a place for a bleeding-heart in a land where man-eats-dog is the rule of the day?
I don’t know. So far, it’s fun to write.