Story of The Fallen
I have been writing The Fallen on and off for about 10 years. I have always had a very keen interest in anything to do with zombies, films, books, television shows, video games and much more.
It started life after I read one of the incredible Walking Dead Novels - The Rise of the Governor by Robert Kirkman and Jay Bosansinga. That inspired me to write my own story based on a zombie apocalypse. I was sitting on a bus in Bristol and just started writing on my phone and suddenly, I had a main character, a plot and a location and The Fallen was Born.
Based in the marvellous city of Edinburgh, anyone who knows me, knows that I have a affinity with the glorious city, The Fallen follows Dani Cunningham and her little brother Calvin or Cal as they try and survive in a city that has fallen to the dead. Originally living in Bristol, Dani and brother moved to Edinburgh with their mother to stay with their auntie while their mother coped with the death of her husband and Dani and Cal's Father. He died of a mysterious illness, one that the doctors had no idea about or where it had even come from. While living in their Aunties small apartment, the city falls during a zombie outbreak that the government had covered up and hid from the public in the hopes that it would go away. A group of the rotting corpses burst into the apartment killing her mother and Auntie.
Dani and Cal are saved by a group of soldiers called The Crows who are sent into the city to try and find survivors and get them to the safety of Atlantis, a community built the in the middle of now decrepit and empty city. What follows is a story full of twists and turns and heartache.
I decided that I wanted to do something with the story instead of it just sitting gathering dust on my computer, so I have written a script and production of the Radio Drama The Fallen has now begun. This will be a mix of dramatic storytelling coupled with exceptional voice acting.
The Fallen will be available soon on Spotify, Anchor.fm, YouTube and anywhere you get your podcasts for free.
I am really excited to let people here this story and hope you all enjoy it when it comes out.