Cry Havoc

General Fiction

By William Todd Rose

Publisher : Fetid Press

Cry Havoc

ABOUT William Todd Rose

William Todd Rose
I am a dark fiction author currently residing in Parkersburg, WV with my wonderful wife and son.  My short stories have appeared in a variety of magazines and anthologies.  To date, my published novels and novellas include Shadow of the Woodpile, Cry Havoc, Shut the Fuck Up and Die!, Sex More...



Outside, the city is embroiled in violent chaos: street fights rage with the ferocity of urban warfare, buildings burn unchecked, and blood flows along the sidewalks and drips into the depths of the hungry gutters. The entire country, it seems, has gone collectively insane. But all that seems so far away. Despite the fact that they can see the anarchy through their apartment window, two young couples struggle to maintain a sense of normality and civility within the confines of their four walls. They listen to the helicopters clatter overhead. They watch as news reports roll in, trying to ignore the explosions that rock the very foundations of their home. They sip coffee and debate the finer points of the collapse of civilization, never dreaming that the shadow of death has already begun to fall across their little refuge. Never dreaming of the lengths some of them will go to just to stay alive in this violent, new world. It's time to evolve or die . . . and the end is just the beginning.

Cry Havoc began as an insane idea I had one evening, an idea that would push my limits as an author and turn writing into sort of an extreme endurance sport: could I complete the rough draft of a short novel within 24 consecutive hours of writing? I began without having a plot in mind, only knowing that I wanted the book to begin with a scene of a city street embroiled in chaos and urban warfare. From there, the story unfolded for both me and the people who followed my progress as I uploaded each chapter upon completion to my website.

"William Todd Rose is one of those writers you discover and feel as if you've discovered a gem. This guy's writing is way above par. Tight plot lines, characters that live and breathe -- and sometimes die. There are a lot of books to choose from these days. I hate to waste my time on a loser. If you feel the same, let me assure you, buying anything written by W.T. Rose will leave you satisfied. I wouldn't steer you wrong. If you want a good read -- something worthy of your time and money -- grab Cry Havoc and enjoy."  ~Carl Hose, author of Dead Horizon

No idea where to begin on this one. It blew my mind!! I don't normally read horror or gory stuff and I can assure you I had not intended to. I thought this would be a survival type book. You know...the two couples trapped in their apartment while the world fell down around their ears and how they "made it". It couldn't have been any further from that.....but it was a survival story alright!!"  ~ Melissa Snow,