It's a tough one: zombies! Here's a link to other contributions.
Oh, he knew about zombies all right – sitting slouched over his desk he'd read every book and online source and viewed all the movies, but took special interest in one recurring theme. The erratic behaviour of humans in a collapsing society was as much a source of personal danger as attacks by the living dead.
He stopped eating junk, learned how to secure a house against invasion and to defend himself, mastered techniques of survival in haunts where all the trappings of civilisation were absent, developing taut lean muscles, mental endurance and a newly generated maturity.
With the transmutation far advanced and zombie books no longer the focus of his interest, he made a neat pile of them on his desk.
"At last you've come to your senses," his father said, peering with profound distaste at the books destined for disposal, "that zombie stuff was such a ridiculous waste of time."
What! What? I say - in my zombie-like state.ReplyDelete
De-zombied – well, him at least....Delete
Irony. You've got to love it.ReplyDelete
Irony? What irony? ;)Delete
I thought it was supposed to be fiction :-)ReplyDelete
I'll take that as a comment, as Tony Jones would say. I admit there's a small kernel of truth in there somewhere....Delete
I want to know if his 'Zombie training' will prove useful!ReplyDelete
Let's hope not – at least as far as dealing with the zombies is concerned!Delete
Nice use of the prompt as a take on society. Parents. They never understand, do they?ReplyDelete
Definitely in this case Dad failed to note the de-zombifying of his son.... :)Delete
Clever! That's one more well prepared then!ReplyDelete
If that means what I think it means, thanks, Lisa!Delete
Much too generous, Zee, but thank you.Delete
I can't possibly agree, Lillie, but please don't let me discourage you from saying such nice things!Delete