Z is for Zed

Avatar Author: Matt McCray I draw and write both code and prose. It's very confusing. < / bio > Read Bio

Zed strained against the latch, doing his best to keep out the throngs of — Well, he didn’t know what they were. He couldn’t bring himself to say zombies, or undead. Those were stupid, childish words that had no place here in the real world.

But the hundreds of pale, rotting creatures outside the door must have missed that memo.

Zed had been in this portapotty for what felt like days. It was probably only hours, but between the smell of those things outside, and the things under the toilet seat, time dragged on. Actually, now that he thought of it, his nose was starting to numb to the smell. Which only made him more nervous.

Have I hurt my sense of smell? He wondered. Wait, isn’t smelling tied to tasting? Oh no! Am I ever gonna be able to taste food again?!

He laughed. Man, I gotta calm down. I’m being attacked and I’m worried about that? Hell, I should be worried that I won’t survive!

He thought about that a moment. Ah Crap! Am I gonna survive?

Just then, everything went quiet.

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  1. Avatar Mighty-Joe Young (A.K.A Strong Coffee)(LoA)

    Dude they turn to stone? no that is gargoyles, well welcome to ficly this was a nice story but its hard to mess up zombies, everybody likes zombies.

  2. Avatar Twyst

    ROFL! I love the idea of a zombie stuck in a portapotty, confused and stuck in a shitter… you should have made this comedy with that as a punchline… so good!

  3. Avatar ElshaHawk (LoA)

    I thought the zombies were outside..
    At least you had a place to go.. *snicker
    However, I thought porta potties were easy to overturn.. THAT would be bad.

  4. Avatar mama murph (LoA)

    That’s what I was thinking Elsha, they are gonna turn it over! the silence before the storm. I like your work McCray

  5. Avatar StudMuffin (LoA)

    Loveses it.
    is’nt Z for Zombies?

  6. Avatar Matt McCray

    Thanks for the kind words, everybody!

  7. Ahfl_icon THX 0477

    Very funny, very real-feeling chain of thoughts for this poor guy in an extreme situation. Loved the line about the things missing the memo. And I think it’s safe to assume that this port-a-potty is bolted down, right.

  8. Avatar brooklynkane

    cool – just getting into this zombie thing – this was a fun read

  9. Avatar White Marvin

    you put this whole zombie madness in a 1024 characters! now I’ve to ensure myself to stay away from porta potty, just in case.

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