J Whitworth Hazzard has inspired me to write this piece. You can find his blog and other entries on his blog called Zombie Mechanics.
I thought I'd better enter as my son got all excited when I mentioned the opportunity to write about zombies. He dug out all the films we have and proceeded to tell me how to kill zombies. Now I don't do blood, guts and gore so no Zombie film watching for me other than Simon Pegg's offering 'Shaun of the Dead' which is rather silly, funny and not scary- although have only watched once and don't really fancy it again. Hot Fuzz is more like it. Anyway. . . with as little blood as possible, here is my zombie tale of which I hope my son reads and likes . . . .
“There’s no such thing!” Jude spat as he crouched in the dusty corner, peering out of the wooden slats. “Quit whining before you give us all up.”
“I’m telling you. he'll be here” Damon continued, not in the least bit frightened of his predicament, like everyone else, not even whispering. “In fact, I bet if we were breathing our last, he’d show.”
“Well you’re putting us all in danger so why don’t you put your theory to the test and give the rest of us a chance.” There was a unanimous murmur and Damon knew he had no choice but to venture outside where the undead roamed. .
Damon was only outside for a few minutes before the smell of his flesh, the sound of his beating heart, the blood pumping through his veins attracted the attention of the undead. Out they came, moaning deeply as they dragged their decaying bodies towards the prize.
Damon didn’t panic such was his belief and as he was surrounded, he sat quietly on the floor; trying to ignore the stench of the weeping rotting flesh as it reached out towards him.
With a sudden crack, a dark stranger stood next to Damon; head to toe in black, looking down at Damon who was now grinning wildly. He was right!
“This is no Sunday school picnic. Get off your ass!” Damon obeyed the Zombie Slayer and watched as each zombie was decapitated swiftly by the new superhero in town. Zombie Slayer was real!
And there you have it. A Zombie fighting superhero! And it has the seal of approval from my son! Waaaahoooo!!!!