Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Mormon Apocalypse

I know I mentioned another Zeke chapter, and that is in the works, but an idea caught my attention and I decided I would pursue it. I wondered what would happen to the Mormons after the world ended. Hopefully I captured the feel I wanted to go for. You can read it here, or catch it in the Sidebar under Selena-Chapter 1. It follows an LDS woman who lives in the Temple Compound on the eastern edge of Oakland. It's also a whole new storyline so you can read it without having read any of the Zeke chapters. Enjoy, and Happy Trails!

The Oakland Temple, Before the Bomb

Monday, July 16, 2012


Well, it's been a little while, hasn't it? Nevertheless, I've written another scene which I think best fits into Abram Saunders Part 1. For now, I've posted it as Addendum, but eventually I'm going to merge it with Abram Saunders. You can find it in the sidebar, or here. And also as always, comments and emails are welcomed. Happy reading and happy trails!

UPDATE: As stated above, addendum has been merged with Abram Saunders: Part 1, so you can find it sidebar.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Mayor Saunders

I posted a new chapter today. It's from the point of view of the Mayor of New Frisco, Abram Saunders. You can find it in the sidebar or here. You can read this one as a standalone as well, since it hasn't connected with the Zeke storyline, just yet. Happy Trails, readers!

Friday, March 30, 2012

Email Address

I've had a few people ask how they can contact me, so I've created an email where you can send commentary, questions, etc. It's talesfromnewfrisco@gmail.com. Should be easy enough. As always, Happy Trails!

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Onward with Zeke

I posted Chapter 6 in Zeke's story which you can find in the sidebar or access the chapter here. Sorry that it took a little while to post it, but now that things are settling back into normal, I think I'll be able to get back up to my more frequent posting schedule. In any case, Happy Trails!

Sunday, March 18, 2012

A Long Week

Sorry for the gap in posts. I've spent the last week moving so that's had to take priority. Luckily, the move is finished, now, so I can finally get back to work. In any event, thanks for the patience and I'm looking forward to getting back to the Tale. Happy Trails!

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Another Day, Another Chapter

I've posted Chapter 5. You can find it here and, as always, it's accessible from the sidebar. I also have two separate side notes. First, I'm almost at 500 pageviews, so yay me. Not bad for a site that will be two weeks old on Saturday. And second, I've become a member of postapoc.net so you can visit them to check out a lot of great sites all about the post-apocalypse (and that now includes Tales from New Frisco). Thanks for reading and Happy Trails!

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

An excerpt from Chapter 5

I realize this is going to be an odd little diversion from the normal protocol, but I wanted to share something I wrote last night while working on Chapter 5. Just for background, in this chapter, Zeke is crossing the San Rafael-Richmond Bridge. The bomb that struck hit in the San Pablo Bay, north of the bridge. And now for the excerpt itself.

Zeke thought it was so congested here because traffic hadn’t moved since the day of the bomb itself. Had they seen the nuke go off, these travelers? A flash of violent white light on the northern horizon, casting long black shadows towards the south. Then, maybe a minute later, probably much less, a blast of searing air, like hurricane gales whipping at the bridge. That blast curved the whole bridge’s structure, setting it at the barest angle. Most would have stopped to look, chilled by the cloud spreading in the northern sky, a stem and a cap, like a mushroom. The cars that were still moving were caught by the blast of radioactive air and were tossed.

Were they killed? Zeke wondered, but he didn’t think so. There were only a few bodies scattered around the roadway, their bones bleached white and brittle. No, most weren’t killed. Instead, they went seeking help, blinded by the flash, seared to the bone, rotting from the radiation. They were walking corpses, what singed hair they still had falling out in clumps, their teeth coming out when they emptied their rancid stomachs, their skin coming off in layers.

And he was walking here, like nothing had ever happened. All he could think was that this place was a monument to the destruction. It was as much a corpse as those burned and poisoned bastards. Maybe it was still usable—it still crossed the gap in the bay—but he felt a Vulture. He felt like a carrion-eater.

And that's it. That's your taste of Chapter 5. It should be up soon, though. I made a nice dent in the workload last night. Until then, Happy Trails!

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

The Latest in the Zeke Saga

Chapter 4 of Zeke's story is up, now. You can get to it here, or in the sidebar. Feel free to leave a comment as well. As always, happy trails!

Sunday, March 4, 2012

The Golden Gate Bridge

Another great picture from Jacob Monzello. I'm considering making this the banner for New Frisco. My thanks to Jacob for his great work!

Saturday, March 3, 2012

The latest from the New Frisco Board of Tourism

This awesome image was created by Jacob Monzello, so much cudos to him for his fantasic work. It's another take on the picture I posted yesterday morning. I have to say, it turned really great.  Thanks, Jacob!

Welcome Back to the Post-Apocalypse

Chapter 3 of Zeke's Tale is up here. Join us as our plucky survivalist begins his journey in earnest. If you guys enjoy what's been posted so far, feel free to subscribe to the RSS Feed or Follow by Email both of which can be found in the sidebar. Also, feel free to share it with others by posting a link on your facebook or just telling your friends. Happy Trails!

Friday, March 2, 2012

The City By the Irradiated Bay

I wanted to make something like a travel advertisement for New Frisco. I think it turned out pretty well. Zeke-Chapter 3 is still in the works, but should be up in a few days.

Greetings from New Frisco!

Monday, February 27, 2012

The Tale Continues

I posted Chapter 2 of Zeke's tale. Once again, you can find it on the sidebar, under Stories or you can click here. The work is going really well on the map. I actually got the land and water drawn. Now I just need to insert new landmarks and places of note, which could take a while. Anyways, enjoy the post-apocalyptic saga of Zeke from Sausalito, and I'll hopefully have more soon. Happy Trails.

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Tales From New Reno

For those of you looking for more stories in the post apocalyptic genre, I would encourage you to try out Tales From New Reno. It's a story blog much like New Frisco, written by a friend of mine about a post-nuclear Reno.

Getting Started

All right, I suppose I should start with a little explanation. Tales from New Frisco is a story blog where I'll be writing about New Frisco, my idea of what would happen to San Francisco in the aftermath of a nuclear apocalypse. I've already posted the first chapter of one story so feel free to check it out. It's under "Stories," on the right side of the screen, or you can click here. I have three stories in mind right now, so I'll try to get around to all of them. I also might post interesting things I find or the map I'm working on for plucky survivalists. But for now, I better get back to work. Happy trails!