Punk Ain’t Undead
Punk Ain’t Undead
Punk Ain’t Undead is the latest short story to capture my attention. It is from author Ryan Hyatt, and this makes the second short story I’ve read from him recently.
I have started to prefer reading a short story with my morning coffee and before bed, instead of mindlessly scrolling through social media. It is just better for my mental health, and far more enjoyable.
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Have you read Punk Ain’t Undead yet? Come on in and let me tell you about it!
About Punk Ain’t Undead
Truth Canal, a band trying to relive old glory, reunites in Los Angeles during a zombie apocalypse. Will the punk rockers survive?
Thoughts on Punk Ain’t Undead
Let it never be said that Ryan Hyatt gives too much away when describing his books and stories. This certainly makes reading his stuff quite the adventure. But the title caught my attention, and it was a short story. So even if it was terrible, I wasn’t investing any real time into it.
That is one of my favorite aspects of short stories. They require a specific skill to write, but even if they end up mediocre, I don’t feel like it was a waste of my time simply because they’re so short. So with that in mind, I decided to give Punk Ain’t Undead a read with my morning coffee.
Punk Ain’t Undead is actually really funny. It feels like a comedy show about Covid and people who are stuck up and just talk to hear themselves make noise.
I’ve read Psycho Therapy, which was a graphic horror story, and then The Last Shimmer from Hyatt’s daughter, Sage. Punk Ain’t Undead seemed like it would be interesting, and I was right.
I have only read short stories from Hyatt so far, but they’ve certainly piqued my interest in his full novels and wanting to read one to see more of his style.
Final Thoughts on Punk Ain’t Undead
I never quite know what to expect when I pick up a story from Ryan Hyatt because each story is very unique, and he certainly doesn’t give anything away in the descriptions. But I’m starting to really appreciate his work.
Ryan Hyatt has an undeniable talent as a writer, no matter if I like the concept of his stories or not. I think that makes his writing worth reading. I can’t ever say they are boring!
I highly recommend taking the time to read one of his short stories and decide for yourself if you enjoy his writing or not. They’ll be an adventure!
Have you read Punk Ain’t Dead or any other writing from author Ryan Hyatt? Are you a fan? Let me know your thoughts in the comments!
About the Author
Ryan Hyatt tells stories about your future. He is a former news reporter, columnist, and author of the Terrafide sci-fi series. He edits the satirical sci-fi news site, The La-La Lander, as well as Not Your Father’s Bedtime Stories, kids lit he creates with his daughter, author Sage Hyatt. Find him at the beach and his stories across the internet.
Purchasing Punk Ain’t Undead
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More From Ryan Hyatt
Did you enjoy my review of Punk Ain’t Undead? Need another Ryan Hyatt story to read? Here are my favorites!
The Last Shimmer (Sage Hyatt)
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You said you were going to check out more of my work … and you have! Glad the Hyatts have been able to flex your imagination with the odd tales we’ve been spinning. Sage has a great heart; as you can see in my work, mine is a bit more complicated. We really appreciate your interest, and we’ll keep you posted about upcoming releases. Also, I’m picking up one of your habits: Reading in the morning is SO much better for the brain/mind/soul than scrolling social media! Thank you.
The Reading Wife
I would love to hear about new releases, Ryan! Thank you so much. I think everyone should start the day with a short story instead of social media.