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Friday Feature: Favourite Zombie Memes

The run rampant on the internet, infecting newsfeeds and website in ever increasing numbers.

It’s the Zombie Meme…

But sometimes they’re really clever and cute. And the following are some of my favourites from recent sitings:

 

 

 

 

What are some of your favourite zombie memes?

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Friday Feature: Surviving the Dead

If you’ve yet to stumble over to Surviving the Dead—a website run by the talented Mike Kloran—you are seriously missing out! It’s filled with great posts and the wonderful array of Zombie caricatures created by Mike (have I mentioned he’s a talented artist?)! Just take a look around his site and I promise you will not be disappointed!

Surviving the Dead

While you’re at it, consider picking up his Zombie children’s book!

Friday Feature: Zombie Run

Have you ever had the desire to practice what it would be like to run from hordes of Zombies? Well this might be the event for you!

Zombie Run

With events popping up all over the place, Zombie Run is a great way to get out there and give it all a go! There are three different types of events:

Zombie Run – The original zombie infested 5k obstacle race with 200+ zombies, 10-12 natural and man-made obstacles

Zombie Run: Urban Assault – A 5k zombie infested fun run. 300 zombies for all ages

Zombie Run: Escape – Custom events for unique venues. Run from Zombies at a stadium, abandoned psychiatric hospital, closed prison or moth-balled battleship. While the distance and capacity varies by venue, the experience is one you won’t soon forget.

Heck, from the sounds of it you could help them schedule one to come to your own town.

Here are some videos of other people experiences:

So check it out and give it a try… If you dare!

Feature Friday: Flash Fiction from Christopher J. Starr

Today Zombieholics Anonymous is featuring a piece of flash fiction by Christopher J. Starr…

A New Day and a Big Breakfast

Christopher J. Starr

Morning had broken, and I felt as if I hadn’t slept at all. I had an insatiable appetite for breakfast that day. As I walked down the sidewalk with no particular place to go, there was quite a bit of activity for such an early day. At first I heard the sound of an engine screaming along, and then I watched as the vehicle sped through the stop sign at the intersection of Maple Street, and  Summit Avenue.

Mrs. Crowley never heard the car, or had time to react, as she ran into the street. Her body launched nearly 20 feet from where she stood, knocking her out of her shoes. A group of people quickly encircled her. I too felt compelled to run to her, yet simply walked slowly over. As I drew near, a strong sweet smell flooded my olfactory. It had a scent of metal, more so, like iron, or copper.

Like one might smell an open grill, with animal flesh being charred upon it, my hunger ignited, leaving me feel a bit like “Pavlov’s dog”. My pace quickened as I approached the group around where Mrs. Crowley lied. An arousing, excitability hit me, as I approached the pool of red. I nudged, and pushed through the others and knelt down right beside Mrs. Crowley, her vacant stare looking up to the sky. I felt no remorse or sadness, as I placed my hands on her body, still warm and wet with blood, already starting to coagulate. Blankly, I stared at the others around me. Their mouths moving, but none made a sound. I felt my own mouth moving, without saying a word. My hunger was becoming less, until I felt it no more.

I stood up, and turned to depart the departed. I felt a trickle down my chin, and I wiped it away. I looked at my hands, glistening with crimson. Why am I bleeding? I thought, as I looked back to the scene. One from the group pulled his head away from Mrs. Crowley’s body, in a tugging motion. That is when I realized; he was eating her there, along with the others, as I had just done. They did not rush to her aid, but to have a nice meal, all of them. Feasting without emotion, just a sensation, either one of hunger, or of temporary satisfaction. The first to arrive stood up and walked away, new ones had taken their place in the feeding frenzy.

Unfazed, and uncaring I turned, and continued to walk. There were groups all around lifeless bodies, like the one around Mrs. Crowley. Meandering along, I bumped into others, like me, without apology. The ones full of life, and panic, ran quickly by me. I would reach out to grab them, but my movements were uncoordinated, and slow.

This was the start of a new day. This was the first day of my life as the undead. I am now a ghoul. I watch as countless others start their new life, full of hunger, the light from their eyes gone, along with their souls. Alone I walk, without speaking a word. There is nothing on my mind. It is almost lunch time.

All Rights Reserved © 2014 Christopher J. Starr

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photo (2)ABOUT THE AUTHOR – Working as a project engineer by day, Chris spends his time in the darkness of his dungeon, doing anything from watching horror movies, creating spooky illustrations, tinkering with music, catching episodes of “The Walking Dead”, “American Horror Story”, and “The Munsters”. He also enjoys reading anything from Poe to Brian Keene. Spending years submersed in the horror realm, he has recently taken up writing, and became a Supporting Member of the Horror Writers Association, in the hopes of advancing in membership.
 
Chris attended The Art Institute of Pittsburgh receiving a degree in Industrial Design; The Art Institute of Pittsburgh Online Division receiving a diploma in Digital (Graphic) Design earning a 4.0 GPA; and is currently taking additional classes online.

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