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In the blink of an eye, humanity has been reversed to a bestial level by “The Flash”, an energy pulse of unknown origin. All higher thought processes have been erased, removing every trace of civilization and culture, leaving these new creatures concerned with three things: fornicating, feeding, and fighting.
The survivors must first find one another amid the chaos and destruction. The Scramblers are merciless, swarming over everything and everyone in their path. If they are lucky, those who survived the Flash will pick up the pieces left behind.
Abigail and her brother, Aaron, are celebrating her 12th birthday at a popular restaurant with their parents. Cameron is working another Friday night behind the grill. Duke, a prison guard, has been placed on leave due to inmate abuse. Recent reports from the media state that the sun has been behaving strangely; a stronger than normal solar storm is expected to hit the Earth over the next week.
The four of them – Abigail, Aaron, Cameron, and Duke – survive the Flash. When they wake up, they find everything they’ve known has changed. Cameron is now in charge of two youngsters he’s never met, and Duke... Duke is still Duke. Cunning and violent, his ambition is far greater than the small town he lives in.
As Cameron and the kids come to grips with the threats they face, Duke returns to the prison he was barred from, where he settles in preparing for the unknown. They all hope to find sanctuary; while they have survived, those who were Flashed are different. They can’t speak. They can’t reason. They are no longer human, but still in human form.
Their struggles start in their respective small towns, until they eventually face each other in Atlanta. But after a decade trying to survive in the city, it becomes obvious they need to move...
Atlanta is decaying as it slowly runs out of resources. The survivors of the Flash dream of living Elsewhere... A place where they can run in the grass, grow crops in real dirt, and not have to live with the constant threat of both human and scrambler attacks. Elsewhere becomes a dream, a catchphrase, “anywhere but here; Elsewhere”
Abigail, Aaron, and the residents of 'Decktown', a re-purposed parking deck in downtown Atlanta, have found Elsewhere. While they work to flee the city, Duke is watching, coveting... and once they leave the concrete shelter of their home, they'll have a hundred miles of scramblers to contend with.
Blue Cole's fourth novel, Elsewhere, will be released in late April, 2018. Please visit the Elsewhere IndieGoGo page to share, see more artwork, and get up to the minute news.
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My worlds push the boundaries of fiction, mixing apocalyptic, horror, paranormal, and a dash of the weird; these are the sandboxes I create. Original stories, memorable characters, and a unique vision await you.
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