After the Monsters Came

A Weekly Publication of My Newest Young Adult Novel.

Read a New Chapter Every Saturday.

  • Chapter 8

    August 24, 2019 by

    It was hard to believe that only two days ago, I couldn’t wait to get out of the plantation, and now I couldn’t wait to get back home.             We ran hard for about a mile without seeing any monsters, so my dad let us slow to a walk. Our goal was just to get… Read more

  • Chapter 7

    August 17, 2019 by

     It was hard to tell the difference between night and day in this dark church, but my body told me I’d gotten enough sleep. I was pretty sure I was the first one awake, so I laid there listening for the sounds of the monsters outside. At first, I didn’t hear anything, but a moment… Read more

  • Chapter 6

    August 10, 2019 by

    The sun was setting by the time we finally got all the bodies buried along with their huge cache of weapons. Dad and I made sure the bullets were all buried in a completely different hole about ten yards away from the weapons they belonged to. I wiped the sweat from my face with the… Read more

  • Chapter 5

    August 3, 2019 by

     The wait was excruciating. I couldn’t hear anything that was going on in the church and we hadn’t seen any movement from anywhere else in town. These guys were either really good – which I doubted – or there really were only the ten or so people that Gary and Summer ran into when they… Read more

  • Chapter 4

    July 27, 2019 by

    I couldn’t believe my luck as I got within sight of the south wall. The ladder was just sitting there with no one around. Careful to make as little noise as possible, I started climbing the ladder.             “Hey, Jordan!”             Double crap.             I froze on the top rung of the ladder.             “I… Read more

  • Chapter 3

    July 20, 2019 by

    The sun was too bright. I couldn’t sleep. Even with the curtains closed, there was too much light coming into my room. I was completely exhausted after patrolling the wall all night with Will, but the sunshine was keeping me awake. Will probably didn’t have this problem. His room didn’t face the east like mine… Read more

  • Chapter 2

    July 13, 2019 by

    I was not allowed at the wall, and I’d been kicked out of the infirmary. There was really only one other place I wanted to be: the roof. It was the only place on this plantation that offered a three-hundred-and-sixty-degree view for miles.             The only way to get up there was through my room… Read more

  • Chapter 1

    July 6, 2019 by

    I’d been pacing this wall for the last two hours, waiting for something, anything to happen. Not even an animal had come into our boundaries. I was sent here to watch for a hunting party that was supposed to return yesterday and still hadn’t come back. I’d heard the whispers. Some of the people here… Read more

  • Prologue

    July 4, 2019 by

             Picture this: a beautiful white plantation house with three floors, an enormous library, and the biggest kitchen you’ve ever seen; surrounded by huge fields of corn and sugarcane. I grew up here. We were originally from New Orleans, but when the monsters came, we had to high-tail it out of the city and quick.… Read more

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