Sheriff Dells dashed to the back of the dust covered post office as more taunt faced zombies tumbled in through the shattered windows. He reached the back sorting room and slammed the door shut behind him. He felt thankful that he had entered the building from this direction and even more thankful that the door had a lock. His fingers turned the bolt lock shut.
He wished this could have given him a moment, but he didn’t have as much as a free second. Becca had been pulled into a zombie filled building by one of the men that had just murdered Dells’ best friend and it was a deadly gamble which of them might hurt Becca first.
He had made it to the back window just as the first bang sounded on the locked door. Looking out the window, he could see the building the marauder had pulled Becca into, but what caused his face to tense were the zombies that had already started to spread across the road which separated them.
Drawing the shotgun off his back, he leaned it against the wall and raised his rifle. He was just about to start firing when a lone figure could be seen sprinting through the zombies and heading his way.
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Ned felt like a zombie had just torn him in half and he remained uncertain. One of his younger brothers had just been shot and the other had been pulled into a building filled with geeks.
Since Jonny was only a few yards back, he figured he should check on him first. Running back the way he came, he found Jonny laying on his side groaning while a pool of red spread over his right shoulder.
“How are you doing, big guy?” he said as he crouched lower.
“First that bastard shot my rifle and now he’s damn near killed me.”
Ned talked while he draped Jonny’s left arm across his shoulders. “Come on, we gotta move. Temple’s in trouble and them geeks are going to be all over this place. He focused on his brother’s massive bulk and strained with the act of trying to lift him onto his feet.
Jonny let out a loud cry of pain as Jonny got his feet under him.
Ned’s head had been lowered, but when he raised it, his eyes grew wide with horror. Jonny’s cry had caused about two dozen zombies to gaze their way A moment later they started stumbling up the hill in their direction.
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