This is my first major zombie story i will keep writing till i run outta ideas tell me what you think and give ideas there will be characters and more. keep reading
( i had a friend start doing some proof reading and edits. cuz shes bored at work so hers some revisions for the first few chapters)
Nobody knew where it came from; well nobody excepting those back in Washington. And those who ignited it…but it seemed to hit the United States like a freight train! It started in the Middle East. The news reporters announced a new form of outbreak there. Some say it was a biological attack used by some new terrorist group that wanted to make a name for themselves yet didn't know exactly what the effects were. How could they? They just wanted to kill soldiers. It was just a little virus that was supposed to confuse and weaken the enemy. At least that was what the old timers said. Instead, it drove them mad and ravenous. Little did they know, they had unleashed a weapon that didn't acknowledge armies, treaties or boundaries. All it knew was hunger....and annihilation.
Madness ensued in the cities. Soldiers were being attacked by friends and brothers in arms who had been infected. Hospitals and towns had to be fire bombed in order to stop the rate of the spread. It was heartbreaking for the airmen who had to carry out the orders, but what else could be done? The insurgent and Coalition troops were not fighting on the streets for Freedom or ideals. They weren't even fighting each other in this new war....it was merely for survival. The news reports stopped calling it a” bio-attack” and now called it a “Plague sweeping across the middle east. Riots broke out in Iran and Saudi Arabia. Nuclear action was threatened by neighboring countries in order to stop the spread of the new threat that could consume the world like a horde of locust. Armies were put on Red Alert in case of attack from the infected or other countries. Fortunately, the situation was contained thanks to mediated talks and strategies in order to combat this new threat...
But the battle was far from over. Refugees traveled from country to country searching for a safe haven.
Back in the United States, all was quiet on the Western Front. The people were afraid, but nothing too drastic. Gas went up a few more cents, but other than that people went about their normal lives. At least those who seemed sane. Those who seemed 'odd' by society’s standards were the smart ones: the gun nuts, the survivalists and old-school vets that stocked up on guns, ammo, water and beef jerky in order to be prepared for any end-time scenario. Church Attendance even went up. People wanted answers and comfort, and there’s only one that can truly give it.
Being the humanitarian nation it is, the United States even decided to take in ships full of refugees from the Middle East. The ships would dock in the San Francisco Bay Area in Northern California and Ellis Island in New York City. News Reporters gathered at the arrivals of the ships with joy and gleem. Here was the U.S. giving out a helping hand to others, and truly it was noble. And that’s when the storm would gather....
Leonard Washington stormed the Oval Office, mad as hell. Normally if any other person attempted to do this, he would be immediately taken down by Secret Service. Yet since he was the Secretary of State he just seem to have it like that. As a West Point graduate he worked his way up in the United States Army as an officer up to a Lt. General. Unlike most graduates, he didn't want to be behind the scenes-he wanted asked to in the line of fire with those under his command. This frame of mind had him earn the respect of many in the military and other government branches. Some thought the real reason he worked his way so fast was because of the change of the times in America and since he was black, Affirmative Action was the case, but Leonard did not feel that way. Even if he did, he would have thrown the offer in their faces.
Leonard swung the doors open, and found the president playing tetris. "M. President," the former general said, " can you tell me why you decided to take in boats full of refugees from contaminated areas without consulting me!?" The President just took a small breath and replied, “Leonard, these are people in need, not liabilities." "That's exactly what they are sir. You forget many are from hostile countries, the infection or whatever they call it is a bigger problem! It hasn't even been fully researched yet. I have C.I.A. report's stating vicious massacres, in Fallujah and parts of Yemen. Heck, even terrorist web sites have gone quiet…they are scared of something…more than us! And you bring vessels into highly populated areas?" The President walked over to his fridge and pulled out some Gatorade, then replied. "I never said it was the smartest thing, but it is the right thing. Back in World War II ships of Jewish refugees came to the U.S. asking for a safe haven, and we had to send them away. Although some were saved many more were sent back to the slaughterhouse in Europe. I won't let this country do that twice. As for security and the American people, that’s what I have you for you, old friend." Leonard just smirked he could see why the President was popular on both sides of the aisle. He was compassionate, yet strong. Before he could reply, the president's phone rang. From the look on his face, Leonard knew something was very wrong. "The ship didn't make it to New York…its dead in the water." the president said. "Have you tried to reach it?" Leonard asked. "We lost all contact. Last transmission was 'they have taken the ship...locked in the cabin...please send help..." At least that’s contained, but what about San Francisco?" Washington asked. The President replied, "Its already docked.. the press is there waiting and the escorts are opening the hatch." Leonard immediately got on the phone, I'm going to need the National on alert! Local law enforcement too! Depending on the rate of infection we may need to quarantine the entire island."
"May god help them." Leonard prayed. "For I don't know if I can."