a post-apocalyptic survival story seeking female lead characters.
male side characters welcome
Listen close; you might only ever get to hear this once. Things are different now. They say it began in the Arctic Ocean, up past the wastes that used to be the Canadian wilds. An oil drilling and refining company discovered what they said to be a new deposit of fossil fuel – the blood of the old world. The international groups made up of the old nations debated feverishly over whether or not extraction should be allowed – but at the end of the day the wild life preservation initiative lost out to the commercial industries. It wasn’t only years later that we found it that it wasn’t oil. The drilling teams had discovered something. Something that had been there beneath the ocean floor for a long, long time. The old nations leaders masked the discovery and convinced the citizens of their territories that the work being done in the Arctic would mean more comfortable lives for everyone, but they could only hide the truth for so long. The first incident occurred in an area called Toronto, Canada and spread down through the United States of America in a number of days. It was the first swarm of the Wandering. You’ve fought them. You’ve seen what they can do, but you might not understand what they really are. Listen close and tell the people that come after you. There aren’t many of us left. The Wandering are a sort of creature that were here a long time before we were. You have probably figured out by now that they get inside you. They get inside your body and they change you. They control the minds and the bodies of men. It’s different for women; something in the chemistry. Sometimes, we can fight it. Sometime we can win. The Lost… they’re not human anymore. They used to be, but not anymore. You can never get them back, not ever. Not just people – animals too. It’s in the eyes. Look for the eyes. That isn’t the worst. They can change things inside you – breed with anything. There are nests in the old cities where they keep women… Stay away from the cities. I don’t know when or where you’ll be listening to this, but by now there can’t be much left. The soldiers tried to take war to them, but that sort of thing didn’t work. Once we woke them up, they used our sewers and our water. They were everywhere at once. There is no front line. There is no war. Things are different now, but we’re different too.
Stay away from the oil.
Never stop fighting.
The story revolves around four women who travel together, moving from camp to camp, survivor colony to survivor colony, on their way to New York City.CHARACTER ROLES TO FILL
It often takes an event so extraordinary that many must perish in order to find those few who are extraordinary, themselves.Lead Story Teller: Lipstick Epitaph
Guest Story Teller: EMPTYLondon: Played by Lipstick Epitaph
London is a strong leader and ambitious woman who has taken it upon herself to do more than survive in a world of monsters. She has decided her life to liberating the women kept as breeding stock by The Wandering in the ruins of old New York City. Though she was only in high school when the creatures first appeared, survival in a dangerous world has made her into a resourceful and resilient woman. She has developed strong skills with a variety of firearms and in hand to hand combat. She remains calm while in danger and prefers caution, but is unafraid to take risks for the well being of others. Paris: OPEN
Paris is a French woman who survives upon the kindness (more often the predictable desires) of strangers. The gorgeous blonde is alive because of her ability to manipulate the emotions of others, and feels no shame (or at least enough to die over) in using the appeal of her body to garner the protection of others and get them to do her fighting for her. She seldom goes hungry or sleeps alone in a group or community. Though frail, she is not entirely without the capacity for violence, but depends upon being in an advantageous position before ever considering violence to get what she wants. She is traveling to NY in order to find her father, the one and only person she can really love.Vegas: OPEN
Vegas is an American who manages to be alive, despite seeming to have a death wish. The pink haired teenager might not see much to purpose in life, but the good news is that she hates The Wandering more than she hates herself. This girl grew up in The World After, and does not remember that much of the Old World. She gets her thrill from sex and violence, and isn't afraid to dive head long into a situation that often seems like suicide. Vegas is sexually promiscuous and bounces emotionally from obsession to the next. She is traveling to NY because it is believed that there is an un-detonated nuclear warhead in the city. She has been tasked with detonating it.Charlotte: OPEN
Charlotte is an American country girl who developed strong survival skills at an early age and used those skills to keep herself alive. She grew up on a farm and in the forest, knows how to hunt wild game, set snares and traps, grow food, and find water with more proficiency than many others. Blessed with extraordinarily good eyesight, she keeps and maintains a rifle she inherited from her father, after he was infected by The Wandering, raped her, and she was forced to kill him in order to survive. Charlotte is a romantic at heart, and hopes to find love despite the world she lives in. She is traveling to NY with London because she owes her a debt.