5 Stars! This is a great scene, that’s the best way to describe this short story, and what a ride! Joe wakes up in a garbage heap in an alleyway, having no idea how he got there, or even what his name is, except for a name tag on his shirt. As he finally gets up and starts to move toward the street, he hears sirens and screams. Thinking it’s an accident, Joe moves towards the street. What he sees, is people running and total chaos on the street, and several people lurching his way. As they get closer, Joe begins to believe he’s stumbled into seeing a film with zombies. But as Joe continues to watch, he realizes that it’s not a film. Joe is weak, hurt and tries to follow the people that were running away.
This is a short story, and it’s described in such beautiful, gory detail, that you may lose your appetite. Myra Nour is a master at endings that you don’t always expect, and this story is no different. This is a terrific short that could easily be a scene from a longer novel. – Cyrene Olson, Uncaged Book Reviews
We wake with Joe in a stinking alley, lost and confused with nothing more than a name tag and a bloody face. Terror rises as police sirens sound and zombies fills the street. Was the bone-crunching scene before him fiction, like a movie on a screen? Or had reality taken an apocalyptic turn?
Full of fantastic flesh-ripping, bloody detail, Myra Nour’s short story, Joe’s Choice, is a quick and wonderfully creepy read. – Dawn S.