This is the seventh issue and part 1 of All Barred In.


Jim, Lewis, and Bryson stared out at the inhabited mansion.

Lewis: There's gotta be a shit-ton of supplies in there.

Jim: Too many walkers. I don't think we should risk it.

Bryson: Jesus, you guys. When I got here yesterday I didn't expect to die the next day. We can't go in there.

Lewis: We need to, we're almost out of supplies.

Bryson: We've got enough food to last us a month, Lewis. A month! And our water supply's gonna last even longer if we're careful.

Lewis: What happens in a month, Bryson? What then? We just keep on like this and we won't have any supplies.

Jim: Guys, stop. Clearly Lewis wants to go in and Bryson doesn't, so I'm the swing vote here. I say we leave. We'll come back tomorrow and see how many creepers are left. Got it?

Lewis nodded. They all turned around and started walking back to the motel. When they walked in, they saw Philip nailing boards to the left side of the wall, where they decided to start.

Philip: What'd y'all get?

Jim: Not much. A few cans of Pringles and a candy bar. Oh, we also got a few planks of wood. Not much, though.

Philip: Good. I'm thinking we need to set the wall up first, then after that we can clear out all the rooms inside the motel. This wood is a good step. We get some wooden sheets and an assload of planks, we could have this wall done in no time. By the end of the day, I bet.

Lewis: Sounds good.

Jim: Let's get to work. Tomorrow we'll head out again, grab some food and sheets from the Home Depot down there.

Philip: Guys, this wood you got isn't long enough. That means we don't use these ones for the wall. I'm thinking tonight we all sit out by a campfire, try to get used to each other. I know Brock and Bill haven't been getting along very well... This'll be a good oppurtunity to get to know each other.

Bryson: Cool. I'll get the pit set up.

Philip: Ella's in the back, Jim. Behind the motel. They're washing clothes, I think.

Jim nodded and walked over behind the motel. There he saw Aubree, Michelle, Kelly, and Ella talking and laughing together.

Ella: Hey hon'.

Jim: Hey.

Ella walked over to Jim. Her bandage had been changed since he left. She would have to wear it for at least two weeks.

Ella: How's the wall doing?

Jim smiled.

Jim: Today was a great start. Tonight we're all gonna sit around the campfire Bryson's making and we're gonna get to know each other. The wall should be done within a week.

Ella: Great.

Bryson and Bill stepped out onto the loose gravel, walking towards everyone.

Bryson: Yo! The fire's done!

Jim smiled.

Jim: Told you. Today was a great day.


  • Jim Horvel
  • Lewis Simon
  • Bryson James
  • Philip Gords
  • Ella Horvel
  • Michelle Horvel
  • Bill Pednure
  • Kelly Gords
  • Aubree Simon


  • None

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