"Morbid Hearts" is a dark teenage romance set after a worldwide zombie "scourge" has destroyed all known civilization. Cadence, a seventeen year old girl, is the leader of the Fighting Tigers, one of many teenage patrols whose job is to monitor the electric fence surrounding Pike's Peak where the survivors have taken refuge. When her ex-boyfriend. Rafe, a soldier in the Freedom Army, becomes infected, and Highbrow, her second in command, becomes separated from her patrol team, Cadence finds herself leading the remnants of the teenage patrols against an army of scavengers and the zombies who followed them into the mountains.
Susanne Lambdin is a former writer for "Star Trek: The Next Generation." She lives in Wichita.