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Set in the early days of a mysterious and devastating epidemic, the story follows Michael Ashcrofty, a self-absorbed and unfaithful doctor in Chicago, as he deals with the deterioration of his family life while maintaining an extramarital affair with a coworker.


The story is written in the past tense. Individual issues are divided into POV sections, each one narrated in the third person limited through the eyes of a point of view character. Each POV character may act from different locations.

The third-person limited is when the narrator conveys the thoughts, feelings, opinions, etc. of a single character. The reader is "limited" to the thoughts of a particular character as in the first-person mode, except still giving personal descriptions using "he," "she," "it," and "they," therefore, non POV characters are only presented externally from the perspective of a POV character.
In other words, third person limited is much like when a video camera is placed over the shoulder of a character and the camera follows that person closely throughout a film. We stick with that person and are privy to his or her thoughts and feelings while still seeing everything and everyone around him or her in each scene.

This approach to writing is inspired by George Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire.



For a fully featured list of all characters, including their statuses, click here.



Expanded UniverseEdit

Wild ThingsEdit

A spin-off set in the early days of the outbreak, following a group of survivors in the city of Chicago, with Thomas Taylor and Claire Winslow as lead characters. Both have previously appeared in Mercy in supporting roles.


Set concurrently with Mercy and Wild Things, but in the city of Washington, D.C. instead. The story deals with the effects of the apocalypse on a global scale.


Set in the same universe, but years after the events of previous stories.

Zombie Anthology SeriesEdit

An anthology series written from an in-universe perspective regarding the zombie myth. It follows the personal journal of a historian traveling around the world trying to decode the myth of "zombies" and whether or not they're real or just fiction. The anthology takes place before all stories of the expanded universe.


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Theme HistoryEdit

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