Saturday, July 11, 2020

Postcard Fiction: Stay Inside



"I don't see them."
"Don't go out there."
"They're still out there."
"We can't stay."
"They'll kill you."
"I'll be careful."
"They eat careful people."





Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Zombie Haiku: Hold Your Nose

Summer smells rotten
The dead trudge through the city
roadkill on the move




Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Zombie Cinquain: Unstoppable

Nothing
can stop me now
I just keep walking and
eating and walking and eating
my lunch


A New Orleans Zombie Walk - photo by Infrogmation of New Orleans / CC BY-SA (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)


Saturday, July 4, 2020

Zombie Flash Fiction: No Free Lunches

     "Grandpa, how are we going to run this place without you?"
     The old man grimaced.  He was sweating profusely now.  The bites were taking their toll.  He gestured feebly over to the bedroom bookshelves.
     "It's all in there," the old man whispered.
     "What grandpa?" the teen grandson asked.
     "The Constitution, the Declaration of Independence," he gasped.  "All of it."
     "I've got to read all that?" the young man asked.
     "Yes," the old man replied.  "But, next time, change one thing."
     "What grandpa?"
     "Next time . . ."
     "What grandpa?"
     "In these times, make everyone work."
     "OK, grandpa."
     "No free lunches."
     The old man closed his eyes.  The teen placed his hands under this grandfather's nostrils.  There was no breath.  Soon, those eyes would open again soon.  The young man's hands were trembling.  He knew what must be done, but the revolver was heavy.

M1917 .45 Caliber Revolver - photo by Mcumpston (talk)Mike Cumpston / Public domain




Saturday, June 27, 2020

Zombie Drabble Flash Fiction: The Apocalypse Deal

"If you feed me every Saturday, I'll provide you with a steady stream of ammunition and supplies.  Then, at harvest, I take half your crop."

"That's an interesting offer," the gardener said looking up from his tomatoes.

The smug man in the polo shirt and khakis seemed satisfied.  He'd get a meal today.  He relaxed and stole a glance at his gold Rolex.


"I have an alternative deal for you," the gardener offered.  "You see that compost pile over there?"

"Yes," the businessman replied.  "I certainly do."

"If you spread it across this field," the gardener said.  "You eat today."


Photo by southernfoodwaysalliance] / CC BY (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)


Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Zombie Postcard Fiction: Beans, Beans, Beans

Guns, ammo, and bottled water;  it's all good to have.  But, if I ever go through a zombie apocalypse again, I'm not stockpiling baked beans!

Can of Baked Beans - photo by Linda Spashett Storye book / CC BY (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.5)

Tuesday, June 9, 2020

Zombie Flash Fiction: Bomber Z

     The year must have been 1981.  The summer was hot and my brother and I were totally bored during our vacation stay with our grandparents.  We found an old zombie movie on my grandparent's 27 channels of that fairly new wonder we call cable television.  We'd just settled down on the couch and the floor.  Grandma was in the kitchen making supper.  We heard our granddad come in thru the backdoor and stamp the garden dirt off one last time for kicking his shoes off in the back hall.  He entered the living room and looked at us in disgust.
     "You kids turn that crap off!"
     "But, granddad, zombies are cool!"
     "I'm paying for this cable and I'm not watching zombies!"
     "OK, granddad, we can watch something else."
     "I don't know why you are so mad.  Zombies aren't real."
     "They aren't real to you.  Put the Braves game on!"
      Granddad had been a pilot during World War II and we did what he said.  I didn't think anything more about it.  But, last week, I saw his old bomber, a B-29, sitting out in front of an Atlanta airbase.

The Tail of a Z Bomber

Front view of the B-29 Bomber "Sweet Heloise"

    



Postcard Fiction: Stay Inside

"I don't see them." "Don't go out there." "They're still out there." "We can't ...