PFD Story Title: As The Pieces Fell
PFD Chapter: Fourteen
Main Character: Sidney and Vivi, young sisters trapped in a relentless cycle of lab tests
Sidney and Vivi had cleared as non-infected and been shoved into a containment room for further testing. Neither of them had a clue what was going on. When the doctor who had examined them gave them the news that they were naturally immune to the virus, it had sounded like a good thing. It wasn’t.
How does Prep For Doom compare to other things you’ve written?
While I’ve written dystopian in several projects, published and unpublished, I’d never incorporated viruses or medical aspects into any of my books before. It was interesting to work with elements that I wasn’t in control of. The details of the virus and what damage it did were decided upon before the project began, and then we all used that information in our stories. I really enjoyed trying something new. I wasn’t sure how it would turn out, but at the end I was actually really pleased with not only my chapter, but the whole project!
What was it like working with the other authors to create such an integrated anthology?
Collaborating with others authors was a fairly new thing for me. I’ve been working on a co-writing project with a friend recently, but even that was very different from working with 20 different authors! It was interesting to read someone else’s chapters and then try to incorporate their characters into my chapter, even in a small way. It’s trickier than it seems! Also, just trying to keep the details consistent with what everyone else was writing was only possible thanks to the lovely ladies in charge of keeping track of everything and straightening out the inconsistencies! I would have been lost early on without our talented editors.
What do you think would be the scariest kind of apocalypse?
While zombies comes to mind first, because I love zombie movies, I think something cataclysmic would be scarier. It wouldn’t just be the event itself, but the quick degrading of society that would likely happen. People do crazy and terrible things when they’re scared, and I think the possibility of seeing the people around you act out in fear and see the damage that would cause would be scarier than zombies.