Walking Dead Has Me Wondering by Sam Lang
I am finally getting around to watching season two of AMC’s The Walking Dead. I’ve actually got about four episodes left. Before I get into it, I need to say I am a huge fan of season one. The first season offered a concise, compelling story. It was a story about people that happened to have zombies in it.
The second season started off about the same way. It took a heart-wrenching turn with the disappearance of Sophia and, consequential, shooting of Carl. There is some fantastic chemistry and tension between most of the characters. Daryl has really stood out for me.
Without giving any spoilers, I have one big question. Wouldn’t the whole group be better off without Rick and Lori? Seriously, aren’t all of their problems caused by those two? If Rick didn’t make half the decisions, they would not have lost Sophia in the first place. Is hiding under a car really safe from anything? Sure it worked in The Darkest Hour, but other than that…
Both of them are pretty selfish. And the worst was when Lori took off ON HER OWN to go after Rick. That one defied all logic.
I still have to finish the season and I am sure I will be hungry for season three. I do have to admit I never read the graphic novels. We’ll see what happens. I do hope the characters in my zombie story, Severed, don’t make such bad choices.
Sam Lang lived a cold, dark life. Ignored for most of his existence, he developed a fascination with things of a macabre nature. His writing explores the dark recesses of human behavior. Lang writes with heavy thematic elements and symbolism, creating harsh, hyper-realistic characters. Lang currently resides in Florida where he spends his time thinking of new ways to delight and horrify his readers.
Trestle Press has brought him out of the shadows with his series, Reprisal, a murderous tale of escaped convicts in a deserted town haunted by a mysterious shadow. The first six episodes are available as digital short stories from Trestle Press, starting with Making Plans, Making Memories followed by The Impeccant, Shadow Boxing, She’ll Get Your Engine Started, The First Cut is the Best and Sugar and Snails. More chapters are yet to come.
Sam has participated in the Author’s Lab collaboration series with Giovanni Gelati on The Two Johns. He also has the one-shots: A Vampire’s Guide to Sex, a short tale about (you guessed it) vampires and sex, and Theoretical Fishsticks, a holiday story full of dark humor.
Not much else is known of this reclusive author.