CARGO – FAMILY FIRST – a short #Zombies

The Zombie Apocalypse Means many things to many people. Preparing for it is another story. You may think you’re ready, or may know you’re not. Regardless, those who think about the Zombie Apocalypse often think about how they would protect the ones they love.

What if the one you were trying to protect was too little to protect themselves in any way? What if you were their only protection in a Zombie Infested world? What if you… were bitten? What if the greatest threat to the one you cared most about, was you?

A new indie-short called “Cargo” explores all this and more in a brief but gripping 7 minutes.

I love in my Boys in Brown (true story involving UPS)

Apparently Alaskan Dreams is living up to it’s name and becoming a dream journal or at least ideas and thoughts.. conversations with Brian etc because I believe the following is top notch.

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I am a huge zombie fan, I love it all, enjoy the stories, the cultish behavior, the pop-culture herding of people, not just hungry zombies. I love it all, it has become more than just a pop-culture but a marketing scheme for many companies of non-zombie connections. Perhaps some other companies should re-think and take advantage of this especially during the up and coming Christmas season. One of which should be the United Parcel Service (UPS). Below is a snippet I posted on UPS’s page on Facebook, Twitter & Twitlonger and I also took the time to post a short version before I fully woke up on my Facebook timeline.

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From #AK@TheUPSStore#UPS GO BROWN -TRUE STORY-6 AM from the end of a #zombie dream in#Alaska(maybe because you guys are a lifeline for me here in the Interior of Alaska)- “I’m not fully awake yet but had a weird ass dream about living in large compound during the zombie apocalypse, We had just taken care of a small herd and were cleaning up outside (washing my hair of zombie bits) I looked up and right outside the main wall I saw a UPS truck out for delivery.. I looked at my friend in dream and said “wow, they are delivering does this mean it is finally done?” the other guy in my dream says “Not when we still have the small bands and herds. I think that is one dedicated driver!”..

Apparently I really believe deep in my psyche how awesome UPS is!! — go brown!!

I do know that zombies could not  maneuver between the roadblocks our compound members had set up let alone drive a delivery truck through them. I do know soap was running into my eyesr as dumbly staring at the truck just drive casually past us and the pile of finally dead bodies… slowly… not speeding… driving cautiously… If there had been a 800 number I could have called well… could still be working I bet my dream persona (who had perfect long red hair with the perfect curl) would be picking up a phone to tell them  (yet again) how awesome I think UPS and their delivery guys are! (Oh and when I am awake, my guy shows up in shorts even in the middle of winter – they rock!)

GO TEAM BROWN!

((photos found at Pixilid.com 2008))

Crazy Lady: “Hey Brian!” Brian: “How’s NaNoWhineMo going?”…

So my Brian woke me up as he slipped into the body of my partner who had yet again fallen asleep in his chair while mining for gold, killing dragons or sucking the souls out of bandits around .. you guessed it, 8:37 am. OK I can understand when my own Brian does it, but when the brian who is not my brian does it, or when someone’s foot does it? Did I hear it at precisely at 37 after? Or did my Brian actually wait till that time just to fuck with me more? Something to ponder after the percolator creates for me my current life line to reality and sanity, coffee with a few cinnamon sticks in the grounds with my own anise sugar.

I have taken note of this, and know that I have not been taking care of myself. I have been letting the problems of others rule my world. The line between being a selfish “C U Next Tuesday” and being a laptop ready to lick the shit off your shoe is a narrow tight-wire to maintain a balance on. The problem still is Brian is an asshole. He is still standing behind the bar, polishing that same glass and whispering a list of awesome ideas to write and ponder on which I have tried desperately to get down before he catches on that the real Kriss is here and her BRAIN is actually functioning at the level that he can go back to his now dingy corner bar with the nightmares represented by regulars while I go and find a smoothie bar at a gym. (Or at least my BRAIN does)

This is my Brain on Brian

This is my Brain on Brian — Everyone meet Brian

crazed lady at the piano– “So what the fuck, going to take my freaking laptop out to get me to write? Kind of defeats the purpose doesn’t it asshole!’”

Brian–”Hey, not my fault his ass constantly passes out playing whatever mind numbing virtual drug he needs to calm down and relax. He really should try pot it would work better and be less damaging to his Brian”

crazy lady sipping coffee over by the silk plant–”Hey fuck off, he is a clean machine… ok well unless you count AMP which really is his problem, his body runs on that shit and any day he goes without is a day he spends slipping in and out of consciousness  Plus he has to work with women all day long, he has estrogen poisoning… and come home to me, a person who talks to imaginary  people in her head, deals with crazy artists all day on top of her own apparent psychosis.’”

Brian--”True, very true..” pausing he gestures with his towel and pours out a shot of Bushells and sips “So, what are you going to do then?”

crazy lady over by the Trash-80 typing–”Since I not only wake up at 37 minutes after the hour I am now waking up with that fucking brilliant song of Russian Unicorn in my head, like as in it won’t stop and has not stopped in the last 10 days whenever my BRAIN starts to hand the reins off to you, I am going to see if I can fit it into Gargoyle Hungers, if not I am going to write a fucking short story about hunting Russian Unicorns, what do you think about that, fucker?”

Brian–”OK go for it, but I am betting you will look up as you are sipping that defiled coffee and see a number on your FB tab you convieniantly left peeking and merrily take a break to check on it and get ohhh 294 words in today, assmunch!”

Take a Cup of Cute and shove up your ass BRIAN!

Apparently the shot of Bushells, his brilliant and successful orchestration of attempted computercide has given Brian a set of balls. I am screwed. 11 days to go and 39K to write. Will I make it? I have not thrown the proverbial town in yet, I still know where it is and will continue to let Brian have his way with me as he continues to polish that same glass

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So a really cool thing though, before I forget,  The Book of Paul author, Richard Long?  He has a special going on for all his newsletter subscribers in honor of Thanksgiving (seas0n of thanks and all) a Sneak Peak at “The Dream Palace”

“The Dream Palace” is Richard’s much talked about and long awaited by many young adult fantasy novel. As a way to thank during this week of Thanksgiving to his fans and supporters — all subscribers to the newsletter will be getting a sneak peak and also teases through out the week till then from the book and about the book.  So if you have not subscribed yet, I would go subscribe now. I love Richard and his dark transgressive smart read for adults is one of the biggest treasures I have found this year. His young adult book proves to also be a beauty of a read. Go subscribe now

  • Have I managed to finish a cup of coffee yet? NO
  • Have you accomplished anything? Well other than the above, yes I have mapped out a chapter and written a dream scene.
  • Do you have a clear plan of the day? Wait it is Monday and it is my Sunday officially, I am showering, shopping and getting mail if I can get the asshole out of bed and talked into this.
  • Think I can take a break and actually read today since I have a few books to finish? Yes, so get a move on with HUNTRESS so you can move onto BLUFF, RIFT and VOLCANOES. *Brian nudgest me*– “oh and then there is going pee, don’t forget to do that today, oh and eat.. remember to eat, I did asshole, toast and bacon already, just no coffee yet it is brewing as I write this and take time to make something, not just throw it between bread and call it creative” Geoff is home, no worries on that, I plan on eating out while on errands.
    crazed woman sucking down cold coffee– “WAIT DID you not notice my incredible make ahead I discovered I still had 24 of? Dim Sum asshole!

Until then, that is 1104 words for what is now my official NaNoWhineMo! I am thinking of just starting fresh, I can do 50K in 11 days right? This is SO it is counting for The Indie Exchanges NaNoTIEMo.

INFOGRAM on #BACON

Currently NaNoWHINEMo is at 27+K

NaNoWriMo is at 9441 – shut it or I will send the squirrel after you

Till the end of this little experiment in keeping insane? Enjoy this little infogram on BACON BITS…

No.. NO .. no not MY BITS, actual bacon people!

Bacon Bits

From my little corner of Hell… I mean NaNoWriMo

*swallowing back the bile of terror welling up deep from my gut…*

Well I am officially a NaNoWriMo wench. I did it, my heart is beating fast, I feel like I am going to puke and right now I just want to drink a bottle of wine and go back to bed. I gave myself two hours this morning, to pick a topic, figure out my protagonist name (this is always the hardest part for me), decide officially on a genre and dive in. Literally no planning other than, “Oh a cozy?”. I have had no time, and frankly have been scared shitless at attempting this month of insanity! My OCD is raging right along with my blood pressure though,  I had to hide the precious beginning in Dropbox and not allow it on my computer or I would want to go back and edit.

That being said, I think I can do this. 2264 words in about an hour and fifteen minutes of actual writing. I hemmed and hawed and it took me way to long to figure out the name, I ended up drawing the final genre and story idea out of a pile. I decided to be really wild and come up with five. I think this was me procrastinating, but it may work. I am going to write what I know, draw from own personal experiences, but surprisingly not from my time here in Alaska. I am going to write from the perspective of my teenage self. I will end up having to dumb her down a bit to make her more believable. You think I am witty and snarky now? I was more unique and different at 15-16 than I am at 45. I never did anything normal, I was a just as much a Tangerine in a sea of Oranges as I am now, in fact I would say I was a Walla Walla Sweet Onion, since I was a teenager after all.

So I decided this would be my after hours “Drink” to “Write”  down, a place to bring my pounding heart to a more manageable level and to report back where I was daily. I probably will end up not checking in daily before the end, at least once I get more of into the flow of things. But I surpassed my first goal of 2K for the day in my two hours of allotted time.

So are you doing NaNoWriMo? You can find me under Kriss Morton (http://www.nanowrimo.org/en/participants/kriss-morton). When I get more organized maybe we can be writing and word challenge buddies! As it stands I just wrote another four hundred words pontificating my day, I think I will go get the”Whine” after all!

July 4, 2012 Independence Day Ebook Giveaway!

Wednesday, July 4, 2012 Independence Day Ebook Giveaway!

HAPPY FOURTH OF JULY everyone, even those not in the states, it is still the Fourth of July, we just tend to blow things up here because, well we are a wild bunch!

An author friend is having a giveaway over on her blog in honor of this holiday in the great old USofA so I figured I would share the love with you all! While I avoid the crazy Alaskan Contractors which try to blow up the neighborhood this year, you guys be save and keep that hose ARMED and ready if you do decided to light up the sky! SO GO CLICK ON THE FLAG and enter the Rafflecopter!

Here are the details of the giveaway:

Sam and Duncan Review KFC Pie in NZ…

WARNING GUY on PIE ACTION, I mean its FOOD, how can I not share it, and now I am challenged, I am an artisan cook now, and this is very similar to and Geoff was able to have a little death when I made it so it is appropriate! You should have seen HIS O face when he ate my Southern Fried Chicken Pasties! Now to make them in mini pie format.. PIE FOR YOU!

Bigger post over at Cabin Goddess going up with more info on the two guys with pie… and more! in fact an EPIC Cook-off Vlog!

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Zombie Week Launch – GAMELAND – SUNDAY SHORTS | Cabin Goddess

 Zombie Week Launch – GAMELAND – SUNDAY SHORTS | Cabin Goddess.

FULL ZOMBIE EXPLINATION OF ZOMBIE WEEK AND WHY NO ONE HEARD ABOUT IT!

Interested in being part of it? Give me a buzz or leave a comment. I plan on featuring authors, books, movies reviews, recipes and even recipes. Indie Zombies baby INDIE!

BTW this is my 100th post here on Alaskan Dreams! THANK YOU EVERYONE!