I'm trying my hand at a short story in which the main character can travel between our world and the afterworld. He can talk to the dead (who live in the afterworld), and he eventually will meet the devil. But I am having trouble creating the afterworld. In my head, the afterworld mirrors the real world, only it is crumbled and destroyed and the dead just aimlessly walk around. But I feel like this is somewhat overdone. I can also see the afterworld as exactly the same, the dead go about their business (whatever that may be for dead people), but everything is dark, there is no sun, its constantly thundering and the dead look basically like zombies. I just want to know what you guys think, and if you have any advice.