Short Story Review: Brokedown

Hi there readers,

How was your weekend? I didn’t do much besides relax and work on grad school, but I may finish with my first course something this week, so I’m hoping that’ll give me some extra time to work on my writing before the other two start on the . Fingers crossed!

Anywho, I got enough time for a quick read so I read Brokedown by Tony Urban.

This is a ‘Life of the Dead’ horror short story available to those on his mailing list (you can check that out here). You can also check this out on GoodReads, but I don’t believe it’s available for purchase (I couldn’t find it anywhere besides through his mailing list.).

Having enjoyed Urban’s stories so far, I gave this a go, hoping I would enjoy it.

So, what did I think? Keep on scrolling peeps!


The Review

What a fun, short zombie story!

I have not read any of the Life of the Dead books, but have enjoyed other works by this author so I gave it a go after receiving a free copy.

In a nutshell, we follow a school bus driver named Peggy on her route as the zombie apocalypse begins. Chaos ensues.

This was something of a ‘where were you when the zombie apocalypse happened’ kind of story, and overall I really enjoyed it.

Peggy is a no-nonsense bus driver with a bus full of irritable kids, so her character was understandable. Given how short this story was, there wasn’t really time to give any characters a bunch of depth, but that was fine by me.

This story focused more on the plot, which was quite the flesh feast. Things spiral out of control rather quickly, and I enjoyed all the action. I did wish this story were a bit longer, but there’s a whole series related to this story, so I’m sure I’ll get my fill there.

If you need a quick ten-minute zombie read, this is definitely up your alley and worth the time. Highly recommend!


That’s A Wrap!

Well that’s it for this short story review. I hope you enjoyed it!

Have you read this story? Are there other short stories you’ve read that you simply have to gush about? Feel free to leave a comment. I’d love to start a conversation!

Have a great day!


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