In the Land of the Blind

In the Land of the Blind

Like everyone else he knew, Steven's heart did not beat. Instead it lay dead in his chest, as docile as his brain and his lungs and his soul. So when he first heard the faint beating sound coming from outside his bedroom window, he didn't know what to think.

"In the Land of the Blind" is a 3,000-word nontraditional zombie story that won the 10th Annual Chiaroscuro Short Story Contest. It was also the inspiration for Robert Swartwood's zombie thriller LAND OF THE DEAD. The prologue and first three chapters of LAND OF THE DEAD are included in this e-book.

Title:In the Land of the Blind
Edition Language:English
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    In the Land of the Blind Reviews

  • Cheryl

    Simply brilliant take on the zombie genre.This was the Google Play Books version....

  • Zombie_Phreak

    I picked this up because it was a free Kindle download and it had zombies in it and honestly because the cover looks pretty cool!***SPOILERS*** ***SPOILERS*** ***SPOILERS***So apparently zombies have ...

  • Netanella

    In the land of the blind, the one-eyed man is king. So imagine a world where zombie and human roles are reversed: the zombie is the societal norm, and human are feared and hunted on sight. A little un...

  • Taylor

    Confusing. If the author elaborated more on this story, it would be great. It has the potential to be an amazing zombie story. I'd definitely like to read more by Robert Swartwood....

  • Joe

    Want more. I like the role reversal, just s few things I question, but they could be ironed out in the whole story too....

  • Christine Hinton

    Loves this short.I don't normally read about zombies. Just thinking they all walk about groaning. This short story made me think again. Give it a read. It won't take long. I will be very surprised if ...

  • Evan

    A very interesting take on the zombie apocalypse that I don't think I've run into before. I liked it and would like to delve more into the story....

  • Nikki

    I'm not giving this story 2 stars because of anything the author did or didn't do per se. Unfortunately I just couldn't get into this. I found the premise to be very new and different which is wonderf...

  • Robert Zimmermann

    This was a zombie story, like the subtitle suggests. But it was an interesting take on the genre. The twist to the genre was a little confusing at first. This made me a little iffy on whether or not t...

  • Lyndon

    Allegories seldom work well as literary pieces, they're usually too blatant, characters too flat, the moral too simple. 'In the Land of the Blind' is a wonderful exception to the norm as Swartwood han...