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Free this weekend! The Dead War Series The Short Stories Volume 1

17 Nov
Free this weekend! The Dead War Series The Short Stories Volume 1
These 4 short stories are companion pieces to the book The Dead War Series: Book 1. More zombie action and scares!


http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0080S7PGQ #zombies #TheWalkingDead #Horror #freekindle  #scifi

The Dead War Series: Doctor, a short story

29 Sep

The War Series: A Dead War Short DOCTOR

By George L. Cook III

The lights constantly blinked on and off in the arena. Even deep inside the arena known as The Rock Dr. Ariza could hear the sounds of laser fire and explosions outside.


General Holloway had told her to get use to that noise because the day you no loner hear it may be our last.


Dr. Ariza lay on the bunk in her room unable to sleep as formulas and genetic codes swarmed through her mind.


She couldn’t sleep. No matter how she altered the formula or upped the dosage they couldn’t get the nerve agent she had created to work on a permanent basis.


The nerve agent could actually shut down the limited neurological stimulus the brains of the dead received thus shutting them down. The problem was the effect lasted for no more than three hours.


It had taken two month to get the effects to last that long and she had made the leap from two hours to three in a weeks time. She knew she could make it last longer but what was she missing.


She rolled onto her side and punched at her pillow. She was not going to sleep until she figured it out. She sat up on the bed and made the decision to return to the lab and continue working.


Dr. Mitchell would not be happy as he thought that she was working too hard. That was easy for him to say since the entire planet didn’t blame him for the zombie apocalypse. Although they both had a hand in the creation of the Berserker Virus Ariza had done most of the work and the media had made sure the entire world knew it.


Ariza stood up and grabbed her lab cot which lay across her bed. She slipped it on and ran her hands quickly through her hair on a useless attempt at grooming. She knew it was a waste of time. No one here liked her much less cared how she looked and the dead didn’t care about looks just feeding their hunger.


“Hunger?’, Ariza asked stopping in mid motion.


Her face lit up as she ran out the door and down the corridor.


“Whoa” said a familiar voice.


She had been running so fast and so focused on getting to the lab that she didn’t even see Sergeant Reed.


She stopped in front of him. “ Yes Sergeant Reed.”


Reed looked around the area. “ Are you running from something?”


Ariza smiled. “ No I’m running to the lab. I think I just came up with an idea to stop the grays.”


Reed looked Ariza up and down. “ Well slow down. When I see people running I expect the dead to be behind them.”


Reed brushed by Ariza knocking her up against the wall.


Ariza stayed there until he left the corridor. She had gotten used to that treatment while at The Rock. They hated her and she knew the only reason they didn’t kill her is because General Holloway had forbidden it.


She wasn’t naive. The general hated her too but he and his higher ups believed that she could undo what she had done. Although Holloway would never come out and say it he believed in her.


Ariza walked on until she reached the lab. She did the retina scan, typed in her code, and entered the room.


She looked at the mess of paper work on her desk and at the computer on her desk. She sat down to look over her notes. The sound of the zombies moaning strapped to tables at the far end of the room no longer bothered her. She no longer even looked over at them to acknowledge their presence.


She looked began shuffling papers looking for the notes she had taken just two hours ago. Some papers hit the floor. She reached to get them and then by accident glanced over at the gurneys where the dead lay. There were two laying there.


There should have been three.


Ariza sprung to her feet and threw herself up against the wall as she looked at the blood covered third gurney which just hours ago held one of the dead.


The gurney crashed to the floor as the dead creature rose from underneath it. It’s black orbs focused solely on Ariza. Blood and black bile poured from it’s mouth as it lumbered toward Ariza.


Ariza screamed and then threw a book at the dead woman. The book bounced of her head causing her to stumble back but causing no harm.


Ariza ran for the door and tripped over a cluster of wires on the floor. The creature lunged at her.


The door exploded off it’s hinges and Reed stormed in . Reed fired his rifle catching the gray full in the chest and knocking it back against the far wall. Reed continued fired until the dead woman’s brains were splattered all over the wall.



General Holloway and now Captain Levine came running down the hall followed by four other soldiers.


Reed pulled Ariza out of the lab and into the corridor.


“ One of those things got loose!” Reed shouted.


Levine and the four soldiers entered he lab pistols raised. Once Levine was sure the others were strapped in he walked over to the now empty gurney. He reached down and looked at the straps. They had been partially cut.


Levine walked out of the room and directly to Holloway. “ Someone wants Ariza dead.”


Ariza looked up still in a panicked state. “Only two people have access to that lab. Ariza and myself.”


Holloway frowned, “ Actually that’s not true. Myself , Levine and three army scientist have access also.


Ariza made a confused look. “ But why?”


Holloway glared at her. “ Do you think that we were going to just trust what you bastards were doing and not check up on you?”


Reed walked toward Holloway and Levine. “ How the hell do we investigate this then?”


Holloway placed his hand on Reed’s shoulder. “ We don’t. You do.”


Reed looked back at Ariza. “ We can’t leave her alone.”


Holloway looked down at Ariza. “ No we can’t. You watch her for now. I will have a Scout come in to protect her.”


“A Scout?” Levine said.


“Yes a Scout.” began Holloway, “ They follow orders and out of the six suspects we have none of us are beating a Scout.”


Levine nodded. “ Sergeant Liu is still in the area I will get word to him to return.”


Holloway helped Ariza to her feet and held her hand. “ Stay with Reed for now and then when Liu gets here he goes everywhere you go.”


Ariza nodded. “ Thank you General.”


Holloway let go of her hand. “ If you really want to thank me find a damn cure or a permanent way to stop these things.”


Ariza nodded. “Yes sir.”


Levine and Holloway started down the corridor as the other three soldiers began to clean up the lab.


“You want to go back to your room”  Reed asked.


“No.” replied Ariza looking back into the lab, “I’ve got work to do.”




Coming October 31st: The Dead War Series Book Three: War!


Please check out these other books by George Cook


The Dead War Series Book One: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B006YEKJXO 


The Dead War Series:

: The Short Stories: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0080S7PGQ 


Alone With the Dead: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B008IELZ9U   



Contact George Cook at georgelcookiii@gmail.com 


Follow The Dead War Series on Twitter at: https://twitter.com/thedeadwar 


Follow The Dead War Series on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Dead-War-Series/256567084409823 



Scout: Survive The Night. The Dead War Chapter 1 [Kindle Edition]

1 Jan

Scout: Survive The Night. The Dead War Chapter 1 [Kindle Edition]

The dead walk the earth. Mankind has begun to fight back and the Dead War rages on. This is the first chapter in the story of that war. One lone scout must fight his way through Newark NJ and deliver an important message to the US Army HQ. This is the story of his journey.

Just 99 cents: Buy here: Scout: Survive The Night

Check out poems from my new book of poetry, LOVE

25 Nov

Check out poems from my new book of poetry, LOVE

Hi this George Cook. I have written a new Kindle Book titled LOVE. It’s a collection of poems about love, relationships and heartache. There are poems here about love of a spouse or partner, love of a child, love of family, and even the love of your favorite sports team. Below is a free preview of 3 of the poems in the book. LOVE is just $1. You can buy LOVE for $1 here: LOVE FOR KINDLE

If you don’t own a Kindle you can read the book on your computer. You can buy that from Scribd here LOVE for computer

Please read, reflect,enjoy, and give your opinion.


Love is having a partner
that’s your best friend
Love is having a partner
that’s there to the end

Love is having a partner
that knows it’s about being there
Love is having a partner
that’s knows not to talk just hear

Love is having a partner
that makes you feel better on a bad day
Love is having a partner
that knows exactly what to say

Love is having a partner
that understands you
Love is having a partner
that you are happy that said “I do”

Love is
What I have.

George L. Cook III 2010

Because I’m Daddy
I will be there to protect you
I will look over you
No matter what you do

You are my child
I know at times you don’t need me
I know you need your space for awhile

I understand that you are growing up
Developing a life of your own
But I’m still going to watch over you’re butt

Even when your grown
you know about 30 or 35
I’ll still consider you my own

It’s because I only want to see you happy
I know I can be pest at times
But hey, I’m your daddy

George L. Cook III 2010


Anyone: I couldn’t love Anyone but you

Beautiful: There is no one as Beautiful as you

Commitment: I am so glad we made a Commitment when we said I do

George L. Cook III

That’s the preview. Let me know what you think and if you like what you have read you can buy LOVE for $1 here: LOVE FOR KINDLE

If you don’t own a Kindle you can read the book on your computer. You can buy that from Scribd here LOVE for computer

Nappy, a book for black girls

21 Feb

Hi my name is George Cook. I am happy to announce the release of my second children’s book for the Kindle, NAPPY. NAPPY is just 99 cents. There is more great news! You know longer need a Kindle to read Kindle Books. You can now read them on your computer, BlackBerry, iPhone, or iPod with a free download from Amazon.

NAPPY is a short picture book letting young black girls know how beautiful both they and their hair is.

Review of Nappy.

Karen of  The Peace & Beauty Project  http://www.sakile.org/ ( a peaceful and beautiful revolution that encourages girls to honor their natural beauty and make health conscious choices while doing so. )

….the message is needed whether simply put or complex. Our girls are at critical mass and these messages, particularly from men, are potent and powerful. Please continue with this work. Blessings.

Buy Nappy fot just 99 cents here: http://www.amazon.com/Nappy-ebook/dp/B0038HEYEU

Learn more about Nappy and discuss your thoughts on how you wear your hair here:  http://www.letstalkhonestly.com/Nappy.html