homeslice19 Shaun Waller

Taking a bite out of a new monthly special dish could make you crave a different type of meat. Maybe being a vegetarian or vegan would save your flesh from rotting, but it’s up to you to protect yourself from undead Z’s craving for a tasty brain. You get to take a peak into the life of George—a chef who is determined not to become part of the undead clan.

#2 in Post-apocalyptic #3 in Romantic suspense Not for children under 13. © Author Shaun Waller.

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Bike Journey To Work.

Welcome, my friend; I hope you are doing well. Take a walk with me through the corridors of my different hand-painted, segmented front covers. I describe the concepts of the many ideas I have etched onto once-blank canvases as we pass through. Hopefully, I get to know you better on this journey.

I say to you, "Here it is, mate."

I grab your arm as we walk into this front cover, sparking my story to life.

A frosty morning has begun during the middle of the winter months. Christmas is approaching; people are becoming busier getting presents for their loved ones, spending the money they have saved in this city's shops. George, a young man with short dusty blonde hair and green eyes, is wearing black jeans, and a black coat, as he cycles to his job as a chef in a chain restaurant on the outskirts of the town centre, near the river Cam. We can see George breathing due to, you know, the weather being cold. He has both earphones in listening to music, playing from the biking playlist he made on his phone. He is peddling his dark blue bike, wearing a black with red trim branded red tick backpack, down a back street. On his left, there are people's homes; in the middle of the row is a silver saloon car pulling into a dentist's clinic. On his left is an overgrown stream, with a big backed television that someone had dumped in there the evening before. You know, the ones you have to take the front window out to get the fucker in your home. A Moorhen swims around the bulky plastic tele with its young in pursuit. Behind the flowing stream is a fenced-off private lake.

*Beep!* "Vehicle Reversing!" *Beep!*

The warning is coming from a dustbin lorry at the bottom of the road. Two men have jumped out from the cab; they are wearing hi-visible vests, over their Cambridge Council uniforms, with thick brown gloves on. George pulls into the vacant parking space between two parked cars while the dustbin lorry reverses past, as the Councilmen get the blue bins that are street-side for them to empty. A smartly dressed young lady is leaving her home beside George, who smiles at her; she smiles back at him as he bikes off to carry on his journey to work.

George has stopped at some traffic lights. He goes to press the button as a black car drives past, followed closely by a blue car; he notices his eye. A young boy around seven, holding his mother's hand, will do the same as him. So George lets the young boy press the button; looking towards the young mother, they are both wrapped up warm for the cold day ahead, their breaths visible; she has ahold of a grey pram that is transporting a flat-screen television with empty packaging, which had been flattened and folded, I would be surprised if it weren't her man that got rid of their old television in the stream, she is most probably going to dump that somewhere along her journey, I bet pretty close from where George has just cycled through. The traffic starts to slow as the light changes to red, and the green man appears. George carries on biking past the young mother, smiling at the young lad, cycling towards a bus stop that has four different cultured people waiting for their way of transportation; beside them is a pub, but it's a bit early for people to be having a good time in there, he bikes past onto Mill Road if you live here you know it's busy, a road that never sleeps if you have tried to cycle down there, I try to avoid this road at all costs. Still, if my bike breaks, it's the number 2 bus that travels down that route into the town centre, but be warned, it can take an hour to get there on the bus sometimes. Still, I'd much rather bike a different route; I can be to most places in 15ish minutes, anyway I let my thoughts run away from me. George cycles off a curb onto the side of the road while remaining vigilant of what is happening around him; his head bopping to the music, he turns down a side road.

George cycles down the path on Parker's Piece from mill road to the hotel at the end. He cycles between a few pedestrians, past an overflowing bin; even though it's getting colder, people will still go out to get pissed at the clubs also pubs, especially women, dressed in next to nothing while it's minus one out; I'm not complaining I'm just letting you know what I have seen. He slows down to let another cyclist pass across him on another path, cycling towards Grafton or maybe midsummer. George cycles towards the hotel, passing another overflowing bin with rubbish. Some of the shit you see on the streets when cycling is mad; some things would make you chuckle, and others would make you wonder.

George, still cycling through the town centre, was a quiet start to the day. Still, I am sure the historical streets will become busy when the afternoon following into the evening hits, considering it is Friday, most people's payday, especially when the students come to life. A homeless couple is still sleeping in a tattered green sleeping bag under the entrance of a nightclub. That's not the only homeless people in this city, up and down this once great country. George carries on cycling past rows of shops, where multi-cultured people are walking past or going in, and a few coffee cafes have people drinking or eating snacks. A bus drives past towards lights that have just gone green; people are waiting at the upcoming bus stop.

"Big Issue, anyone!?" A skinny geezer is loudly expressing as he points, "You, sir, would you like one!?"

Offering a passing balding guy wearing glasses and a dark green coat, he refuses to purchase the offered Big Issue, and he carries on with his day. Lee stands outside a massive chain supermarket, I can't say the full name, but let's call it S_burys; you can fill in the blank. George stops at S_burys, gets off, placing his bike beside a black metal bike rail that has seen better days; the black paint has chipped away over time, leaving patches, and a couple of bikes locked to the railings; it even contains a locked bike frame missing its wheels along with the seat. Over the shoulder of George, an occupied taxi drives past, filled by a couple of cyclists.

George tells the Big Issue seller, "Keep an eye on that, Lee."

"Will do, mate."

Lee with gelled combed black hair, some stubble around his mush. Big Issues magazines in a plastic wallet, living in the hope that he sells them all today.

George puts his thumb up while walking in to get an energy drink in the hopes he gets wings during the busy service, along with a pack of smokes.

George has paid for everything and is now standing outside the shop. He passes a can of energy drink to Lee.

Lee says, “Thank you, mate; I appreciate it.”

George responds, “No problem. Have you sold any today?”

Lee opens his newly acquired energy drink, responding, “Two or three, nothing major, yesterday, I sold all ten, so hoping for another day like that.”

George, while doing the action, responds, “Fingers crossed for you mate; anyway, off I go to work.”

Lee says, “Take care of yourself.”

George responds, “And you bud.”

He walks off to collect his bike; his workplace is only down the road now. Over George’s shoulder, we can see Lee taking a gulp or two of his drink.

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despues de detallar en forma breve tu escrito y sin detallar mucho. te debo sugerir que fragmentes los párrafos muy largos,pues eso quita belleza al escrito, los parrafos deben ser más cortos para hacer la lectura comoda al lector y para que muestres control, no te dejes llevar por la historia, tu eres que la narras y controlas. Mucho George al inicio de muchos párrafos, eso lo debes evitar. Ser muy repetitivo hace que las historias se pongan tediosas y el lector debe ir quedando con cierta intriga de los nombres, de modo que en momentos deba devolverse en la historia para su relectura ok. si estas hablando de pocos personajes para que nombrarlos exageradamente. hay párrafos que nombras a George en el inicio y también en su desarrollo. sigue los consejos y avanza a ser mejor cada día. Bendiciones y éxitos corrige esos detalles y dale mayor calidad a tu lectura
August 15, 2023, 11:41
Arthur Lake Arthur Lake
Ah definitely diff, enjoying 👍
March 20, 2023, 01:31

  • Shaun Waller Shaun Waller
    Thank you for taking your time to read, Keep reading my friend, it definitely gets more exciting. March 20, 2023, 07:57
Shaun Waller Shaun Waller
Thank you for your kind words, I appreciate you.
August 26, 2022, 21:56
Justin Corpse Justin Corpse
Finally someone who has original ideas that aren't shit. You sir, have a new follower.
August 12, 2022, 03:06

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