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Just Another Friday Night
The End Of The World
The cover of The End of the World, the novella it is featured in.
Just Another Friday Night
Author Derek Landy, Sparky and Josie
Cover Artist Tom Percival
Date Published February 23rd-24th 2012
Date Set In 2010
Publisher HarperCollins
No. of pages 20 approx.
ISBN 0007458207 (10)

978-0007458202 (13)

Publication Order
Preceded by
The Wonderful Adventures of Geoffrey Scrutinous
Followed by
Death Bringer


Just Another Friday Night is a short story, exclusive to the Australian edition of The End of the World. It was included in Armageddon-Outta-Here, published July 2014.

Background

Derek Landy announced on his blog that the novella would feature a short story about two of the winning characters in his latest create-a-character contest, exclusive to Australia and New Zealand. One female character from the Australian winner and one male character from the New Zealander winner. The winners were Sparky Braginski in Australia and Josie in New Zealand. Sparky created the character Hayley Skirmish and Josie created the character Tane Aiavao. The contest ended on New Years Eve. [1]

Plot

The two main characters in the story are searching a mausoleum inside a graveyard with a large hole, where they are awaiting the arrival of the Doherty clan, all of whom existed as zombies, and Skulduggery Pleasant and Valkyrie Cain. After the Doherty clan appear, Hayley asks Tane for 'the amulet' - an item suspected to lift the curse from the clan. After it is revealed that Tane does not actually have the amulet on him, the zombie horde attacks and they attempt to fight back. They become quickly outnumbered before Skulduggery and Valkyrie appear, brandishing a staff. Skulduggery tells them that the curse has been lifted and that the staff is there's to destroy before tossing it into a hole, containing "assorted things" where the zombies are supposedly trapped or destroyed.

Skulduggery continues to explain that if they do not make it out of the Graveyard by midnight, then they would inherit the curse. A Hound begins chasing them as they run for the exit, but they make it and the Hound vanishes.

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