30 Minus 2 Days of Writing: Zombies (10/28)

Feb 10

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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  1. You tell ’em P.J. When the Zombie apocalypse is upon us I’m with you.
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  2. You make some good points, and you have a plan.
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  3. Actually you made me realize that on Walking Dead they don’t go for brains. Now to KILL them you have to bash or puncture their brain… you can’t cut off the head… the head will remain alive… you have to bash the brains. But the zombies eat every part of the body…. interesting, I never thought about that.
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  4. Bashing brains, eating brains. It’s been a gory day!
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  5. Excellent questions, P.J.
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  6. Heh heh. Funny stuff and right on target.

    I will disagree with you on Star Trek however. Love that series of movies. STAR WARS I can take or leave, but I’m right with you on Back to the Future. Best movie ever.

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  7. You are really missing out by not watching The Walking Dead. It’s actually a pretty dood drama series with good writing and acting. The Star Trek movies and series are also very good. Honestly, as much as I love Rocky there were some duds in that series. Now Raiders of the Lost – that was a great series of movies.
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  8. Well, I know where I’m going if there’s a zombie apocalypse. That said, the Walking Dead is really good, and I usually detest any zombie type shows/movies.
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  9. “Just because you come back from the dead doesn’t make you special” Hah! Brilliant, PJ, I love it.
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  10. I agree that pop culture’s fascination with zombies has really gotten out of hand. It’s grown from a mere fad into a collective obsession.

    Zombie stories are entertaining, but I have very nearly reached my limit.
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