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by AlexanderPain
Sun May 10, 2020 10:40 pm
Forum: Fiction
Topic: Completed Works, Links to Finished ZS fiction UD/9/5/13
Replies: 48
Views: 22887

Re: Completed Works, Links to Finished ZS fiction UD/9/5/13

If anyone is up for a zombie read, I have published a 6-part short story called "The Road Trip" on my blog. It follows a semi-retired farmer and his wife as they bring a load of vegetables to market in south Georgia. It's a dangerous trek as a zombie apocalypse is spreading down into their part of t...
by AlexanderPain
Sun May 10, 2020 1:20 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: When is it time to bunker up?
Replies: 24
Views: 1264

Re: When is it time to bunker up?

Strange times for sure. Now, it seems like the questions are - When do we come out of the bunker? Will we have to go back to the bunker? Even though Georgia is opening up for business again, it will be a long time before we feel comfortable dining in at restaurants or actually shopping in Brick-n-Mo...
by AlexanderPain
Thu Apr 23, 2020 8:55 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Grey man vs logos and insignia
Replies: 13
Views: 896

Re: Grey man vs logos and insignia

Absolutely agree with you Pistol Pete. One thing I can tell you for sure is that the Atlanta, Georgia, area has had a lot of car burglaries where the criminals are specifically targeting pickup trucks and other vehicles that they think may contain a firearm in the glove box or center console. If you...
by AlexanderPain
Wed Apr 22, 2020 11:18 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Grey man vs logos and insignia
Replies: 13
Views: 896

Re: Grey man vs logos and insignia

When I get cool logo stickers for guns, ammo, etc., I put them on the surplus green army cans that I take to the range from time to time. If you've ever inadvertently taken your baseball cards to the shooting range, you'll be glad to have a dedicated ammo can with ammo company stickers on it. Don't ...
by AlexanderPain
Wed Apr 22, 2020 11:13 am
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: What WILL/DID you do with that stimulus check?
Replies: 124
Views: 4755

Re: What WILL/DID you do with that stimulus check?

So far, I've managed to keep the stimulus money in savings. There are a few things we "need" for our home. Then, there will be a little "luxury" for my wife and me. I'll probably buy an American-made item (entry-level Grado headphones or a MinuteMan watch) for my luxury item and then I'm hoping that...
by AlexanderPain
Wed Apr 22, 2020 11:02 am
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: COVID-19 Chat Thread
Replies: 1386
Views: 43914

Re: COVID-19 Chat Thread

I think we are ending the time that governments can realistically order people to stay home, not move about, and not congregate in a free and democratic society. Governments should advise people to take precautions and socially distance. They might also revise seating limitations for structures, etc...
by AlexanderPain
Sat Mar 14, 2020 3:12 am
Forum: Fiction
Topic: Completed Works, Links to Finished ZS fiction UD/9/5/13
Replies: 48
Views: 22887

Re: Completed Works, Links to Finished ZS fiction UD/9/5/13

I have a new short story out on Amazon.com: "Neither Seen Nor Heard" ( https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07XR6PTDB ). It explores the zombie apocalypse from the perspective of the most vulnerable people--the old and the young. In this story, an 80+ year old Vietnam veteran has to guide his great gr...
by AlexanderPain
Sat Mar 14, 2020 2:59 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: What Did You Do Today To Prepare?
Replies: 6821
Views: 359952

Re: What Did You Do Today To Prepare?

Today, we did some late evening shopping at our local Publix. The place had no steak, hamburger, chicken, paper towels, or toilet paper. We'll have to conserve our TP supply. Despite these challenges, we were able to get a week's worth of food pretty easily. People are funny. The apocalypse could be...
by AlexanderPain
Sat Feb 29, 2020 3:52 pm
Forum: Fiction
Topic: Howling at the Moon: A #WolfPackAuthors Anthology
Replies: 0
Views: 403

Howling at the Moon: A #WolfPackAuthors Anthology

I'd like to let everyone know that the writing group I roll with on Twitter, #WolfPackAuthors, released our latest charity anthology of short stories. I have a pretty cool story in there about a young high school football player and 3-star football recruit trying to make his way home in the midst of...
by AlexanderPain
Fri Feb 28, 2020 12:14 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: What Did You Do Today To Prepare?
Replies: 6821
Views: 359952

Re: What Did You Do Today To Prepare?

A doctor on the evening news here in Atlanta was downplaying the importance of masks by saying that people would likely wear them for too long or contaminate them by touching them after touching a contaminated surface. I may still see if I can round up something.
by AlexanderPain
Fri Feb 28, 2020 12:07 am
Forum: Fiction
Topic: We're Alive Audio Drama
Replies: 1
Views: 276

We're Alive Audio Drama

I just discovered a very cool Zombie Audio drama called - "We're Alive!" https://www.werealive.com/ It's very cool. I just found the first episode and started from there. I can't believe I had never heard of it.
by AlexanderPain
Fri Feb 28, 2020 12:04 am
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: melee weapons of choice
Replies: 319
Views: 49302

Re: melee weapons of choice

I'm pretty much a city slicker, but long, long, ago, I lived in Maine. The LL Bean store used to sell the coolest hiking staffs. They were very thick and made of a very hard wood. They looked like something out of a Robin Hood story and might not have been the lightest thing to carry through the woo...
by AlexanderPain
Thu Feb 27, 2020 11:59 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: What Did You Do Today To Prepare?
Replies: 6821
Views: 359952

Re: What Did You Do Today To Prepare?

Tonight, I loaded up on cleaning supplies: Lysol spray, antibacterial wipes, hand sanitizer, cleaners, and wipes, etc. I also got an extra case of water and some nitrile gloves. Masks were sold out at my local drug store. I'm fortunate enough to be 100% work from home and we do pretty good about avo...
by AlexanderPain
Mon Feb 24, 2020 2:21 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: When is it time to bunker up?
Replies: 24
Views: 1264

Re: When is it time to bunker up?

That's a good question. When to bunker up is easier when it involves a tornado, hurricane, or nuclear exchange, but it's tougher when you are talking about a pandemic. I think it is probably an evolutionary process. You can do a lot of avoid exposure by shopping off peak, avoiding crowds, using the ...
by AlexanderPain
Sat Feb 22, 2020 1:01 am
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: melee weapons of choice
Replies: 319
Views: 49302

Re: melee weapons of choice

I've got knives and a tomahawk, but sometimes I think a good baseball bat would be a nice backup for home defense. You can always get one at Goodwill for about $3, but I'd like to get some variety of Brooklyn Basher. They look pretty kick ass.
by AlexanderPain
Sat Feb 22, 2020 12:35 am
Forum: Books
Topic: Free Short Story This Weekend (2/22-23/2020)
Replies: 1
Views: 241

Free Short Story This Weekend (2/22-23/2020)

I want to let you guys know that my short story, Zombie Cage , is free for kindle this weekend (2/22 & 2/23/2020) from 12:00 a.m. PST to 11:59PST on Sunday. Here is the link to the story on Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Zombie-Cage-Short-Alexander-Pain-ebook/dp/B07FZRQC35 . Any feedback or reviews y...
by AlexanderPain
Fri Feb 21, 2020 4:54 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: Book Recommendation: Night Zero
Replies: 3
Views: 578

Re: Book Recommendation: Night Zero

I think he has a sequel book out now or right around the corner! :clap:
by AlexanderPain
Tue Feb 11, 2020 1:15 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: Book Recommendation: Night Zero
Replies: 3
Views: 578

Book Recommendation: Night Zero

I just finished reading a great addition to the zombie book shelf: Night Zero by Rob Horner. I liked this book because it offered victim, first responder, government official, and zombie perspectives. It has one of the best science-based explanations for how a zombie apocalypse could occur and sprea...
by AlexanderPain
Tue Jul 31, 2018 12:58 am
Forum: Handguns
Topic: Caliber Consolidation vs Caliber Diversity
Replies: 90
Views: 11465

Re: Caliber Consolidation vs Caliber Diversity

I don't think there is a problem with caliber diversity. For serious social work, I have 9mm and .223/5.56mm. For recreation, I have .22 LR rifles and revolvers and .22 WMR (extra cylinder for revolver). For collecting, I have a .38 S&W caliber revolver (not .38 special) and a 6.5mm Swedish Mauser. ...
by AlexanderPain
Tue Jul 31, 2018 12:48 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Hatchet vs. Machete--either, neither, or both?
Replies: 22
Views: 2200

Re: Hatchet vs. Machete--either, neither, or both?

Kudzu or no Kudzu? That is the question!

If you've got vines to deal with, a machete is the way to go. Actually, find paths around or under the vines is probably the way to go. But a hatchet won't have any chance.
by AlexanderPain
Tue Jul 31, 2018 12:44 am
Forum: Fiction
Topic: Completed Works, Links to Finished ZS fiction UD/9/5/13
Replies: 48
Views: 22887

Re: Completed Works, Links to Finished ZS fiction UD/9/5/13

I just published a new zombie horror short story, Zombie Cage ( https://amzn.to/2LJhdh4 ) on Amazon. It follows the journey of a hastily formed team of police officers and scientists who are deposited directly into the heart of a zombie horde. Protected only by a steel cage, they aim to collect DNA ...
by AlexanderPain
Fri Dec 01, 2017 4:21 pm
Forum: Fiction
Topic: Zombie Nano Fiction
Replies: 8
Views: 2209

Re: Zombie Nano Fiction

I don't see a thank button, but nice job guys! :clap:
by AlexanderPain
Sun Nov 26, 2017 2:56 am
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: Taking a Knee
Replies: 5
Views: 3457

Taking a Knee

Over the weekend, I tripped and took a very bad fall onto a down sloping parking lot pavement. I'm a big guy (6'2" & 380 lbs) so it may have registered at about a 1 on the Richter scale. I was able to get my hands extended, slap the pavement, with both simultaneously, keep my chin and head up, and f...
by AlexanderPain
Sun Nov 26, 2017 2:34 am
Forum: Fiction
Topic: Zombie Nano Fiction
Replies: 8
Views: 2209

Zombie Nano Fiction

Has anyone tried writing nano-fiction? It's a form of very short flash fiction with a limit of 100 or even 55 words. The challenge is to have a complete story transmitted in a tiny space. It might be cool to try it here on this forum. Have fun! Here is a 100-word Zombie story that I recently wrote--...

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