Ruby lay in her bunk, reading a magazine she had found on her latest scavenge; a few months old, the puzzles already completed but something to read none the less even if it was covered in dried blood splatters.
She had taken extra care (as always) not to be seen or followed but it wasn't difficult as she was the quickest scavenger; sticking to the shadows, nimble and silent, looking for anything that would make her life easier and more bearable.
Living in the tunnels was not ideal but it was all they had and the band of humans was increasing daily bringing with it more technology and weapons, more ideas and more bodies to try and fight and attack; but it also brought sympathisers and slaves of the Undead who would sacrifice their own souls and that of the camp for their Undead masters.
Turning the page she was faced with a picture of David Beckham looking tanned and gorgeous but that was such a long time ago for now he was Undead, lusting after flesh, blood and souls which was ironic as before the Undead came, Ruby would have given David Beckham the lot.
A ringing echoed throughout the camp and Ruby threw her magazine down, grabbing her weapon knowing it meant the perimeter had been breached; she was ready to face her enemy with their unseeing eyes and their unsatisfying hunger but were they ready for her?
What it’s all about: Five Sentence Fiction is about packing a powerful punch in a tiny fist. Each week http://lilliemcferrin.com/ will post a one word inspiration, then anyone wishing to participate will write a five sentence story based on the prompt word. The word does not have to appear in your five sentences, just use it for direction.
I love the inclusion of the David Beckam story - it somehow made Ruby seem very real in an unreal world - great story!ReplyDelete
Thanks Sarah. I was hoping to create a sense of normality and life goes on despite the Undead. xDelete
Poor David Beckham. I totally see him as Undead. Nicely done.ReplyDelete
Poor Beck's indeed. xDelete
I agree using David was adding a great layer to the story! Go Ruby!ReplyDelete
Love Ruby! She's now appearing in my next novel idea xxDelete
This was a very clever twist on the world of the undead. Totally enjoyed it!ReplyDelete
Thanks Josie. Life goes on doesn't it, even with Undead roaming around. xDelete