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Septic Zombie: A Short Story Written by a Seven-Year-Old Home Schooled Girl

Narrated by: R. C. Bray
Length: 20 mins
Categories: Children, Ages 5-7
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Summary

When Aquila Robinson and her friend Naomi find a magical ring at the bottom of a stony creek, strange things begin to happen. The sound of shuffling feet emerges from the woods, followed closely by a low moaning, "brraaaiiinnsss", that sends the girls running and begins an adventure that could only come from the mind of a seven-year-old author.

Septic Zombie is the first story written by home-schooled seven year old Aquila Robinson (the real Aquila). With the help of her father (best-selling author Jeremy Robinson), Aquila has written and released this book, which she dictated to her father. Every word is hers, though she did work with an editor (mostly to fix Dad's typos). She even contacted the authors below and asked them to read the book - these are real endorsements!

About the author: Aquila Robinson is a seven-year-old homeschooler with aspirations of being an author like her father, Jeremy Robinson. She also aspires to owning her own restaurant, something she and her friends experienced by turning the house into a restaurant complete with waitresses, chefs, hostesses, and real paying customers. Septic Zombie, like the restaurant, is an extension of her creative, child-led homeschooling.

©2012 Aquila Robinson (P)2012 Aquila Robinson

Critic reviews

"Zombies, magic rings, UFOs, and aliens...Aquila Robinson's story Septic Zombie is something I would have written, if I'd been as brave as a seven-year-old girl. A story for the ages...for all the ages!" (James Rollins, New York Times best-selling author of The Devil Colony)
"I LOVE this! Aquila is a fierce talent with a wildly inventive mind. She is going to push her father and me out of the book business one of these days." (Jonathan Maberry, New York Times best-selling author of Assassin's Code and Dust & Decay)
"Aquila Robinson has a soaring imagination and sense of wonder-just like her dad. She also has a wickedly sharp sense of humor. Septic Zombie is a whole lot of fun. Keep an eye on this young author." (Kane Gilmour, Author of Resurrect and Callsign: Deep Blue)

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  • Robert Scot
  • 17-05-12

Way to go, Aquila!!

What made the experience of listening to Septic Zombie: A Short Story Written by a Seven-Year-Old Home Schooled Girl the most enjoyable?

The 7 year old mind that created it! Such talent and such fun!!

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Hope this contributes to getting that puppy!!!

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  • Allison Figueredo
  • 14-07-19

Surprisingly good.

This is such a well-written story from a 7-year-old. Recommend for elementary level reading individuals.

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  • MJ Nezzy
  • 15-06-19

Great Reading by Bray

Impressive for a seven year old. I would have thought my teen wrote it. Entertaining short story for the whole family. We loved the sound effects too. Well done!

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  • Janine
  • 12-09-18

What a great start

She had me won over with the inclusion of 'Queen' and RC Bray singing part of it as her...excellent! I wish her well.

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  • Melissa and Josh
  • 01-09-18

Like a gift from the ice cream man

I wasn't sure what to expect from this story but let me tell you, Aquila is going places if she continues to fine tune her skills.

My wife and I listened to this in the car which may have been a mistake. When the opening scene kicked off, we thought something was broken in my car because of the sounds effects added to the narration (a nice touch).

The rings were a great touch and we loved the descriptions used for the effects that putting on a ring bought about. 

Great work to this talented young lady. Glad to see you and your father are enjoying a shared interest and very lucrative career in the future!

Also, it was great to hear RC Bray narrate some of the tones such as the ice cream man music or the "BRAINNNSSSSSS".

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  • TC
  • 30-08-18

Brilliant original zombie story

This young lady, who happens to be the daughter of Jeremy Robinson, has more hutzpha getting published at age 7 than most of us. (at any age) Great unique story from the unhindered mind of a young person. Keep up the good work Aquila. I want to read more of your works someday, (possibly a Septic Zombie II ) and watch out Jeremy, you have new competition. P.S. scoring Bob to narrate is a tour de force and puts you in great company.

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  • Alex
  • 29-08-18

Just excellent!

A brilliant bedtime story for the kids! So much colour and depth. I specifically loved the ballerina fight scene!

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  • DesmoProfundis
  • 18-02-18

Best Zombie story Ever!

Let me start by saying that I am a dad. It's the best thing by far that I've ever been. I've also been a husband, a Sergeant First Class in the Army, a Union Carpenter and a Huge Zombie nut. I've watched every zombie flick, TV show, read every Zombie Apocalypse book I could get my hands on to include the Arizen series, and the Mountain Man series. This story had me absolutely grinning ear to ear. It made me feel like a kid again.
Thank You, Aquila.

PS. Tell your dad he'd better build that fence fast, 'cause it looks like you're getting a dog very soon.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 11-09-16

What a great story!!!!

This book is solid. It has everything. Suspense, action, mystery, and character development. I'm going to share it for sure. Keep up the good work and I can't wait for the next one.

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  • JJ
  • 13-01-15

Wonderful and imaginative

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A brilliant short story that perfectly captures that endearing wonderment of childhood. It's wildly entertaining with solid story progression, memorable and distinctive characters, and a happy ending. The descriptions are detailed and provide solid references to firmly established points in pop culture. Robinson demonstrates a grasp of vocabulary and dialogue far past most children her age, and it is truly a joy to read her work.R.C Bray provides a dynamic and engaging performance, very true to the tone of the story. The sound effects are also very well voiced.