My very first SFFSat snippet is from Tower in the Woods, my soon-to-be released post-apocalyptic zombie romance. It is closely based on the Grimm's fairy tale Rapunzel.
Protocol indicated that Nel should still put a bullet through her target’s brain, infected or not, but she couldn’t bring herself to do it. In the eleven years that she had been stationed at the Tower, she had never killed another human being. It wasn’t because she was particularly merciful; it was just that no human unaffiliated with the Women’s Independent Territory Church had ever made it this far. The Tower overlooked the western border of the WITCH, and the woods beyond contained swarms of zombies, enough to ensure that no human would survive a journey through the undead wastelands.
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Any comments are much appreciated!