So, I’ve given zombies another stab. No I’m not wielding a sword to slice off their heads or shooting a crossbow arrow into their skulls, I’m watching it again on free TV. Let me start at the beginning.
A couple of years ago, I “netflixed” season one of THE WALKING DEAD--a show about zombies. I watched a couple of the episodes, but because it was too scary, I sent it back. In the meantime, I didn't forget how I (sort of) enjoyed it. When I found it showing on a local TV channel, I gave it another chance while thinking it wouldn't be as scary.
That's the lie I told myself.
Except for a few challenges, I look forward to watching back to back episodes, once a week of THE WALKING DEAD. One challenge I’ve run into is that when Millie visits the great outdoors for her last toilet run, of the night, I hear the rustlings of a Zombie community in my old (I don’t go in there anymore) shed. Millie looks, too, so I’m sure they are there.
There’s also a problem with family dinners. After we’re finished eating (mostly) my son and I talk zombies along with my sister sometimes. For some reason, this does not encourage the appetites of the others.
But my real observations, on THE WALKING DEAD, has to do with the lifestyle of a typical zombie. Here they are.
- Are there no well-dressed zombies? Who decided that zombies have to walk dead in tattered clothing?
- Do they ever kiss each other and if so, how to they do this (with those nasty mouths)?
- Are there any zombie vegetarians? If so, how does that work? And is my veggie garden in danger?
- Finally, did they get the idea of the zombie character's body movement and mood from the non-morning, pre-coffee people (like me)?
I won’t say never, but I’m pretty certain I will not be writing zombie stories. This is mainly because I would have to watch my back the entire time I'm writing, and that would be difficult to do.
For all you zombies out there here’s my quote for the day, “You’re not really living, until you’re dead.” -T. Powell Coltrin (Unless someone else wrote it.)