PFD Story Title: Existing
PFD Chapter: Five
Main Character: Kiana, a teenage girl on her way to a bunker with her dad.
No one had suspected a fatal pandemic to hit, silently and swiftly spreading. The fear of waking up with a fever, knowing it could be the virus taking hundreds, if not thousands, or even hundreds of thousands of lives, was a reality. A horror. An invisible and violent death with no preference and no cure.
How does Prep For Doom compare to other things you’ve written?
Well, first off… this is the very first anthology I’ve been a part of. Yay!!! When the BOD group announced they were thinking of putting an anthology together, I was super excited and knew I wanted to be a part of it. This anthology is different because my characters had to be in the same world with twenty other authors. The details of this world had to be correct and flow from story to story. But that’s what makes this adventure so unique and a wonderful experience.
What is your favorite thing about this project?
I think my favorite thing was connecting with other writers in this genre. Each one is so gifted, and as a collaboration brought one amazing story to the readers.
How did you prepare for writing your PFD story? Any particular research or personal experience?
I was glad a few of the other authors posted their stories so we could read them and get a feel for the world we were about to be thrown into. BOD was extremely organized and had files for us to go to which kept our information straight. That was a tremendous help! They also offered some awesome advice during the editing portions which made my story even stronger. For my main characters, I did little research. Overall, this was a wonderful experience and I am so lucky to be a part of it.
What was it like working with the other authors to create such an integrated anthology?
It was amazing. Everyone in the group is so much fun and so supportive of each other. For a group of post-apocalyptic, dystopian writers… they really are a happy and great bunch of people to work with.
Tell us one thing people don’t know about you or might be surprised to find out?
I see dead people. / No… I’m just kidding. haha I love seclusion and being alone. I think writing has caused me to become a hermit. Lol – I get nervous when I’m around a crowd, and it takes a lot to pull my inner people-person out. That’s why I love the internet. Virtual hugs are the best. 🙂