D is for…

Welcome to Day Four of your Essential Guide to Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse.

We all know it’s coming – there’s no point in pretending otherwise. Some have even interpreted the death of industrial numbers of bees as a herald of the end of days (look, even The Doctor in Doctor Who couldn’t work this one out. Maybe it’s pesticides, or reduction of their natural habitats, or maybe they are gradually hitch-hiking off this rock to the planet of the flowers… or something like that).

Point is, the end is coming, you gotta be prepared, and you ain’t gonna have time to memorise a whole bunch of stuff when it happens.

You need a short guide to surviving the rise of the undead, covering you from A to Z… 

You need… Haiku of the Dead.

When the zombies rise,
Destroy the brains of corpses
Before old friends turn

Isn’t enough. Zed still bites
When he’s just a head.

Newer zombies will
Decay, decompose slowly
Over many years

Build up defences,
Both natural and mental:
You’ll be needing them.

Getting nostalgic
For those classic, simpler times,
When death was the end.

Remember when death
Used to be a full stop?
Now it’s a comma.

Death the final word?
Now it’s an awakening
Of inner zombie.




“You wrote this as part of a month-long challenge? What?!”

Throughout April, I will be joining the A to Z Challenge, posting six days a week to cover each letter of the alphabet… even that annoying “X”… For my theme, I have gone down the well-trodden, stereotypical, bit-of-a-cliché -really path of zombie survival tips… in haiku.

With tongue firmly in cheek, I hope you will join me for the month, and beyond 🙂

There are hundreds of blogs participating – over 1900 in fact. I will be doing my best to check out as many of these as possible. You can too via this link: http://www.a-to-zchallenge.com/p/a-z-challenge-sign-up-list-2016.html

41 thoughts on “D is for…

  1. Al
    I love your work. “Getting nostalgic for those simpler days…” I cracked up. I couldn’t get the twitter button to work, btw, so I went to twitter and developed my own tweet. I also couldn’t find your FB addy, so I promoted you there but you won’t be linked in. Can’t wait until tomorrow.
    Best Wishes

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    • It’s the law of sequels.

      I joked many years ago that I was going to be a writer, and that if I stuck at it long enough then maybe my first book WOULDN’T be about zombies… well, who can wait?!


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