After The End

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Status: In Progress  |  Genre: Fantasy  |  House: Booksie Classic
In the distant future the world has been changed forever. After an apocalyptic nuclear war, much of humanity has died out, and out of the ashes of their demise have risen the vampires. 100 years on from the war, the humans still live in fear. This story follows two bounty hunters, each with their own secrets, as they set off on a simple mission of revenge and end up caught up in something neither of them expected.

Warning: contains some strong language, violence and sexual content.

Honestly, I don't really have much of a plan for this novel - I'm kind of writing it as an ongoing story with quite short, episodic chapters. I can almost imagine it as a comic book series...

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Submitted: April 24, 2017


Just for fun! Feel free to disagree :-)
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1

Submitted: December 30, 2015

Just to say, I will be going through and editing soon so please let me know if there's any glaring mistakes! Read Chapter

2

Submitted: January 02, 2016

  The vampire’s most recent lair was an abandoned basement, and was as to be expected - dark, dank and disgusting. She prodded... Read Chapter

3

Submitted: January 03, 2016

Over the next week the terrain grew steadily rockier until, on the sixth day, the young woman, Mila, reached the foot of the mountains. I... Read Chapter

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Submitted: January 03, 2016

Rocky mountain landscapes dissolved into wide, open grasslands. Still she rode on. She could sense that both she and her horse were begin... Read Chapter

5

Submitted: January 10, 2016

The wind had vanished by the time night fell, leaving the evening warm and calm. Mila had built the fire and was keeping an eye... Read Chapter

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Submitted: January 12, 2016

  Mila left the following morning before Caelan had woken, eager not to continue their conversation. She didn’t like... Read Chapter

7

Submitted: January 13, 2016

(Note: contains strong language, and some gory violence) Read Chapter

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Submitted: January 13, 2016

Seth let out a scream of fury, his calm facade shattering into fangs and crimson eyes as he spun to face Mila. Her sword w... Read Chapter

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Submitted: January 17, 2016

  She let the darkness embrace her as gravity took hold, knowing with an increasingly sense of hopelessness, that this... Read Chapter

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Submitted: January 17, 2016

      Mila woke the next morning, disorientated. She peered up at the ceiling and unfamiliar wallpaper for a m... Read Chapter

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Submitted: January 24, 2016

Mila stood up, facing him properly. He walked forwards slowly. “I’ve got quite an interesting little story to tell you, Mil... Read Chapter

12

Submitted: May 24, 2016

  They passed the rest of the day in near silence. And the night. Mila couldn’t help keeping an even closer eye than normal on... Read Chapter

13

Submitted: May 24, 2016

There was a quiet murmuring in the darkness. With effort Mila managed to focus in on the sound. “…be thy name. Thy king... Read Chapter

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Submitted: May 24, 2016

The graveyard was dark under the waning full moon, the shadows long and treacherous. The vampire stood under a large oak tree, waiting. ... Read Chapter

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Submitted: June 09, 2016

Mila’s wound was starting to throb but she gritted her teeth, determined to keep her hand steady. She could see the... Read Chapter

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Submitted: September 30, 2017


So I know I haven't posted any of this story for ages, for which I'm sorry, but hopefully it'll be getting back on track now so keep an eye out for more chapters posted soon!


- ARB
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Submitted: October 04, 2017

    The next few days also passed in relative silence, although Mila couldn’t help noticing that the silence was not ... Read Chapter

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Submitted: October 05, 2017

  Up close, the bridge was impossibly huge, looming into the growing darkness around them like something from another world. Mil... Read Chapter

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Submitted: October 10, 2017

    The sun rose the next morning in a cloudless sky. Caelan donned his hat, the brim casting a shadow over his eyes, b... Read Chapter

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Submitted: October 19, 2017

  Mila knew Caelan was struggling under the sun. He didn’t mention it of course, but every time she looked his skin ... Read Chapter

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Submitted: January 23, 2018

    He betrayed me. The three words flashed before Mila’s eyes, angry and red. Already she could feel her heart r... Read Chapter

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Submitted: March 26, 2018

    The sun was still quite low in the sky when the farmhouse came into view. Not low enough though that Mila couldn’... Read Chapter

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Submitted: September 09, 2018

    An exploration of the manor house had revealed one single basement, locked from the inside. Mila quickly checked ar... Read Chapter

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Submitted: September 09, 2018

    The manor house was a blaze of light against the darkening sky, the heat flickering across Mila’s face as she let... Read Chapter

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Submitted: September 10, 2018

    Mila seemed to be in a state of resigned apprehension - or at least that was how it seemed to Caelan. She barely re... Read Chapter

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Submitted: September 16, 2018

      To start, Mila hadn’t been sure it was her pack. The location was wrong, and it was about half the siz... Read Chapter

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Submitted: September 15, 2018

    As promised, their weapons and packs were returned to them. Mila had been given free reign of Andrea’s caravan an... Read Chapter

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Submitted: September 16, 2018

    The next day dawned sunny, and Mila felt surprisingly light as she descended her caravan steps to see Caelan and Ta... Read Chapter

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Submitted: September 16, 2018

      Mila stared at the pastel yellow summer dress in alarm. “I… um…” Andrea smiled. “It’s Ta... Read Chapter

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Submitted: September 17, 2018

    There was a warm weight across her torso and, half in and half out of sleep, Mila started to struggle against it be... Read Chapter