No doubt you’ve heard about ChatGPT and know that it is a generative writing tool that creates written work on demand. It’s AI, and it’s here. As a writing professor, its arrival has given me reason to rethink my assignments and my concepts about academic writing. As a fiction writer, its give me reason to ponder my future as an author. Will we soon be reading fiction created by AI? So, I zipped over to the site to see what “we’d” create.

A while back I posted the story ChatGPT wrote for me, pretending to be me. Below is another.

Here’s what I asked it to do for me: Write a 500 word like Isabelle Drake’s Servant of the Undead.

Here’s what it started to write:


As a servant of the undead, Lily knew that her life was not her own. She had been born into a family of vampire hunters and had been trained from a young age to fight against the creatures of the night.

But when she met Marcus, everything changed. He was a vampire, but he was also kind and compassionate. Lily found herself drawn to him, despite all of her training and all that she had been taught.

Their relationship was forbidden, but they could not resist each other. They would meet in secret, sharing stolen moments of passion and love.

But as their relationship deepened, Lily began to question everything she had been taught. Was it possible that not all vampires were evil? Could she truly love someone who was a creature of the night?

As she struggled with these questions, Lily found herself caught in the middle of a war between the vampires and the hunters. Her family saw her relationship with Marcus as a betrayal, and…


While it was still writing, I interrupted to inform: Servant of the Undead is about zombies.


It replied: My apologies for the confusion. Here's a new story:

As a servant of the undead, Mia had a unique role in the world. She was tasked with taking care of the zombies, ensuring that they were fed and kept under control.

It was a lonely job, but Mia was used to it. She had always been drawn to the world of the undead, ever since she was a young girl and had seen her first zombie.

But when a new zombie arrived at the facility, everything changed. He was different from the others, somehow more alive. Mia found herself drawn to him, despite her better judgment.

As she tended to him, she began to learn his story. He had been a musician before he was turned into a zombie, and he still had a love for music. Mia found herself fascinated by him, wanting to know more.

But there were others who did not approve of their relationship. The other servants of the undead saw Mia's behavior as dangerous, a threat to their way of life. And as tensions rose, Mia was forced to choose between her duty and her heart.

In the end, she knew what she had to do. She would stand by the zombie's side, no matter the cost. Together, they would find a way to live in a world that did not understand them.

Isabelle Drake's ability to create a world full of complex characters shines in "Servant of the Undead". Through her vivid descriptions and powerful storytelling, she brings to life a world where love can be found in the most unexpected of places. Mia's journey shows that sometimes, the greatest love stories are the ones that defy all expectations.


I suppose that last bit is the AI’s attempt to flatter me and make me want to visit again. But…it doesn’t make any sense. Yes, my characters are complex, but there is nothing romantic about the Tribe of the Undead novels. Nobody is finding love, that’s for sure. 

So, I’m not worried. And I’m still vaguely (and ridiculously) insulted by silliness of  the idea that I write horror stories that show “a world where love can be found in the most unexpected of places.”

The Tribe of the Undead is a gothic inspired horror series, available on Amazon and most everywhere else.

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The city of Boston is hostage to Snowmaggeddon and rumors about zombies roaming the streets, looking for human flesh, drift among the citizens. 

Hayden Thomas, tabloid newspaper writer, is out to get something fresh about the phantastic creatures. At the Boston Public Library, he uncovers some dubious research suggesting that some zombie tribes use human sexual energy, not flesh, for sustenance. The next thing he knows, he’s tangled up with a brutal woman who is as merciless as she is demanding.

In a city frozen by fear, there is no escaping the punishing depravity of the tribe.

The city of Boston is infected with zombies, roaming the streets and seeking human flesh—not to eat but to use as sexual servants. Mattie, one of the tribe, wants out. She’ll do anything—manipulate, cheat, lie—to get what she needs to break free from the sex cult.

Hayden Thomas, tabloid reporter and wonderkid, knows first hand how cruel and consuming Mattie can be. Book smart, a good writer, and willing to do anything to get the story that will take his career to the next level, he’s made some depraved enemies. 

In a city that thrives on scandal and conspiracy, nothing is coincidence. Beware: once you’re in, you’re in.

The city of Boston has a new infection, the Tribexx fandom. Tribexxers imitate the perverted and cruel lifestyle of the Tribe of the Undead, the mythical sex-cult zombies that capture humans to use as sexual servants. Its all fun and games, they say, because no one actually gets hurt.

Reluctant rich kid, Nidhi Bansal, made some mistakes. Now out of rehab and in a prestigious graduate program, she’s walking the straight and narrow path to a respectable professorship. Hooking up with a tantalizingly dangerous girl who seems to have two things Nidhi wants—sexual adventure and inside information—rapidly goes from difficult to dreadful. Nidhi’s research and relationship drive her deep into Boston’s most deviant crowd, a group of elites who do not want to be disturbed.

In a city that thrives on wealth and power, everything is up for grabs.


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