This is an excerpt chapter from the upcoming Kellie’s Diary #4, due for release this winter. No date is set yet, as it’s still a work-in-progress, but rest assured it’s on the way. What you’re about to read may vary from the final edit on release. Enjoy, and feel free to provide your feedback.
KELLIE’S DIARY #4 – EXCERPT
April 6, 1999
Well this sucks. We’re stuck up here in the attic of this huge house. I went to go check out the basement, and a whole ton of zombies came out. There were so many at once that Jonathan had to pull me up into the attic with him and Sarah to get away from them. A few minutes ago, Sarah called on the radio for the salvagers to come get us out, so now we’re having to wait.
And Sarah is just making things worse. She keeps saying how I should have been more careful, or asked someone to check the basement, blah blah blah… I’m getting so tired of her crap. How was I supposed to know that there were zombies down there!? It’s not like the zombies are on a map that we can just avoid.
What kind of freak keeps zombies locked up in their basement, anyway? There had to be at least 20 when I opened the door! It surprised me at first, but now I’m just irritated that I’m stuck here. We’ve wasted a long time up here waiting for the team to come get us.
…Oh god, Sarah won’t shut up about it. If I didn’t open the basement, either she or Jonathan would have, and we’d still probably get stuck up here. So I don’t know why she’s blaming me for this. She acts all surprised that there are zombies around. Seriously, how long has it been now, Barb? This is nothing new for us, and she’s making way too big of a deal about it.
Honestly I want to get out of here just to get away from her. I can get away from zombies easily, but I know that if I try to get out now, I’d be leaving them behind.
The only cool thing I found in this house was an old Nintendo. I think I remember Dad having one of those things. Whoever was in this room had a big stack of games sitting next to their TV.
I showed Sarah, but she didn’t even seem to care, she just looked at it and walked back downstairs. I don’t know what the hell her problem is. I know we can’t use it, but that doesn’t mean she has to be a bitch about it. Jonathan saw it and said that it was awesome, that he used to have one too. At least he gets it and he’s not being a jerk about it.
It’s weird, seeing that Nintendo started making me think of my dad… then the others. I haven’t thought much about my old family lately. I try to remember things before everything went to hell, but it’s only in pieces. It’s getting hard to remember everything. The only people that are left from that life are you and Lydia.
I have a hard time remembering Jennifer sometimes, but she was just a baby, and I didn’t play with her very much, since Mom was the one dealing with her. I remember Mom okay, just nothing really special. I used to wonder if any of them ever made it, but I’ve gotten used to it being just the three of us. I guess I can’t help thinking about stuff like that once I get started. It’s like once you think about it, it doesn’t go away, as much as you try to forget.
I wish the stupid zombies would shut up, it’s making it hard to think. All their groaning and stomping around is so annoying right now. We’re just trying to do our job. Sarah’s mumbling something into the radio, and that’s just making me more irritated. I’d rather be in bed talking to you, not stuck up here in this dumb attic.
Oh wait, maybe we won’t be here much longer. Sarah just said that the salvage team is here. We need to go.
Looking back, it was anybody’s guess where we’d be today.
Last year we put the first Kellie’s Diary up on Youtube as a video series.
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Also on Sunday afternoon, there will be a special treat: we will be posting a sneak peek excerpt of Kellie’s Diary #4. We’re still progressing in writing, over half-way done in fact, but we just had to share a preview of what we’ve been up to.
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This time there are 2 videos. We’ve been working steadily on Kellie’s Diary #4 (and more…), and this is the main vibe of what’s in store. The second video is inspiring what’s further in the future.
“Meltdown” – Love & Death
“Prey For Me” – KoRn
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Kellie’s Diary: Decay of Innocence is now available in print on Createspace.com – in about a week it will be on Amazon.
We’ve ordered our draft/proof for Kellie’s Diary: Decay of Innocence, and we should have it in a few days. Due to the wait times involved (unforeseen on our part), it will probably be a bit longer than a week before it is available for purchase as a trade paperback. The formatting has been approved and all that, there’s just a wait time we’re subject to. Once it’s live, the link will be made available.
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The title says it all – this release is scheduled for Friday, October 4.
KD: Decay of Innocence is a novel containing everything released for Kellie’s Diary so far. We have taken into account a lot of feedback from readers, so we have created a novel version – a more eReader-friendly format. All of Kellie’s words are still in-tact, nothing in the story itself has changed… not even her misspelled words.
This book includes 2 previously unreleased shorts about a couple of very important characters in the story: Sarah and Dr. Crane.
As a bonus, we have also provided a short story from an upcoming new IP.
This will be available for purchase next Friday on Amazon and soon after other retailers…
… and a print version will be available on Amazon within the following week. It will be our first book in actual print!
For those wondering about Kellie’s Diary #4… yes, it is being written. We will keep you updated on our progress as it happens. We don’t have an official release date for it yet, but we would like it to be around Halloween – don’t quote us on that.
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