Z is for Zombie

Avatar Author: Kevin Lawver This time, it's mostly Jason's fault. He's the one who convinced me that we couldn't just leave well enough alone. He got the designers to donate their time, and wrote all the HTML, CSS and 95% of the javascript. I did... Read Bio

“Why can’t I play with Billy anymore, mom?”

“I’m sorry, sweetie, but Billy got bitten by a bad man and now, well, he’s not Billy anymore.”

“What is he?”

“You know how Ms. Chalmers chased you down the street the other day saying ‘brains, brains’?”

“Yeah, that was scary. Thanks for using the axe on her.”

“Billy’s like Ms. Chalmers now. He’s a… zombie.”

“That starts with Z!”

“Very good, Tommy. You’re learning so fast.”

“Mommy, will I turn into a zombie too?”

“Not if I can help it. Now, go get mommy’s shotgun while I pull the stairs up and electrify the fence.”

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  1. Ahfl_icon THX 0477

    Cute little moment of parenting in the midst of a zombie crisis. Obviously written by someone who has kids and knows how even the most serious of subjects often get reduced to which letter is at the beginning of the word.

  2. Avatar gĀ²LaPianistaIrlandesa

    I realize this would be surrounded by a very tense scene, but I found this very amusing, probably something in the delivery. I particularly liked the mother’s end remark.

  3. Avatar SJHundak/SJWilling

    Hehe very reminiscent of the zombie stories on Ficlets. Great job Kevin.

    S.J.

  4. Avatar ElshaHawk (LoA)

    I think mom did a great job explaining to her child all about the changes going on in the world around them! :)

  5. Avatar Krulltar

    Awesome! And that starts with an A.

  6. Avatar Hypocrite Lecteur

    very cute/funny moment in a probably tense situation!
    great work!

  7. Avatar Circa Strew Riot

    hahaha i love it. it makes me want to go see zombieland…

  8. Avatar OrangeOreos (LoA)

    Haha, I loved it! Simply brill, as the British might say.

  9. Amj Lone Writer

    Teehee.
    XD Made me laugh really hard.

  10. Avatar blusparrow (LoA)

    It made me laugh too haha ifi ever had to tell a kid tht zombies were gonna kill us I would fail haha

  11. Avatar Papaganoush

    Loved the story – want to read about Mrs. Chalmers now…

  12. Avatar Yobeeone

    ROFL! I love zombie stories! And that’s a great laugh out loud one!

  13. Avatar Xe Sands

    Loved this little piece. June Cleaver meets the zombie horde.

    Enjoyed it so much, I did up a recording…
    http://snd.sc/KMMaMz

    Hope you don’t mind!

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