Author: Michael Robertson
Genre: Short Story, Sci Fi, Zombie, Apocalyptic
Number of pages: 29 pages
Time it took me to read: 1 Day
Synopsis: Welcome to Eden—the underground, self-sufficient complex that has withstood the zombie apocalypse for over thirty years and is home to the remnants of humanity.
Standing in the control room and about to take over his father’s position of running it, Mark quickly realizes there is more happening than a simple handover; he’s about to find out that Eden has secrets…dark secrets.
Secrets that change the way he looks at his father forever.
Secrets that change the way he looks at everything forever.
Secrets that will reveal the truth about the apocalypse…
Eden is a post apocalyptic tale about surviving the zombie apocalypse.
We are introduced to Mark who is shadowing his father on his last day as guardian of the compound that they have lived in for the past 30 years. The compound keeps them safe from the zombie apocalypse that is just outside their doors. As Mark’s dad walks him through the daily routine for the last time we learn a secret about the events that took place and lead to their apocalypse.
This short was surprisingly satisfying. It is a brief glimpse into the lives of these two men as a father shares his secret and a son learns the terrifying truth. The writing captured my attention from the very beginning and when I got to the end I definitely wanted more. Mr. Robertson gives us just enough emotion with his characters to draw us in. From the annoyed son who checks himself as his father runs through the emotion handing off of the torch to his son.
At first, I was irritated by yet another male author using the female body to create a disease and blaming the end of the world on. Too many male authors tend to use the female body to conduct experiments on and use the good ole troupe of a woman giving “birth” to a new breed of human. However, the way this story ends that clearly wasn’t the author’s intention in this short story and I was pleased by the revealing secret at the end, even if it was predictable.
This story earned 3.5 stars from me because the ending was too abrupt and some of the writing was predictable. However, I still recommend giving it a try considering its a short read, a good introduction to the author’s writing, the Kindle version is free on Amazon, and a second short story is included with the Kindle version.
I for one will be reading more from this author and suggestion you give Michael Robertsons’ writing a chance. Here is the link to purchase –> Eden <–