30 Minus 2 Days of Writing: Zombies (10/28)
OK, so allow me to get something off my chest.
What is the infatuation with zombies? Maybe it’s just me, but I don’t get it. Eating brains. Living though your dead. What the hell is all of this about?
Apparently there’s a hit TV show about zombies, too? If so, I haven’t seen a lick of it and probably won’t. If movies are listed with zombies, I’m usually not interested.
I have no issues with people who love this stuff — more power to you. It’s just not my thing.
Kind of like Star Wars and Star Trek. Yeah, I know — many people love that stuff. Not me. Live long and prosper is all well and good, but give me Marty McFly, Carey Mahoney, Lewis Skolnick or Rocky Balboa — and then you have a series of movies.
Still, it’s all good.
But let’s talk about this for a moment, shall we? We’re talking creatures who bust out of graveyards (gave you seen how they bury people, especially now? Cement vaults six feet below. Living dead or not, you aren’t punching yourself out of there!) and seek brains and such. First of all, how does eating one’s brains keep you going?
Apparently there’s no reality in zombie movies.
Further, why are they always just moaning and such? I realize they might be in pain and all, but hell — let’s get real with stuff. How about stopping somewhere — even at Wal-Mart — and buying a set of clothes? Why in the world are you out and about with ratty old clothes?
Hey, and while I am at it, why are you always walking with your arms outstretched?
Sometimes, these zombies just make me shake my head. Don’t they realize we have rules and such on this planet? Just because you come back from the dead doesn’t make you special — especially if you come all smelly and act like you own the place.
Zombie. Who needs ’em? Get off my porch and outta my town. If not, I’m coming hunting, baby. You don’t stand a chance.
This is part of We Work for Cheese’s annual writing challenge. Despite what might be blamed, I had nothing to do with it. Go check them out for other crazy writers doing this challenge.
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