Friday, August 7, 2015

Last Zombie Standing #10

          Welcome back to another Science Fiction Fantasy Saturday! It’s your one stop reading shop for some fun weekend reading. This week we’re closing in on the end of my run with my short story Last Zombie Standing. With only one necronaut left, the secret of the box is about to be revealed. If you haven’t had a chance to keep up, I posted links to the older snippets at the bottom of the page. Make sure you stop over at the main site and check out all of the contributions from this week’s writers by clicking HERE. I hope you enjoy!____________________________________________________________________
          “What are you babbling about, man?” the general asked. “Deploy Zulu-2’s snare arm and get the package back to the shuttle.”
          “All we know is fighting, sir. I mean, even our dead can’t rest in peace. Maybe that’s the message our alien benefactors are trying to tell us?”
          “Don’t go all hippie on me, Kingston. We’re top dog for a reason.”
          “And what reason is that, sir?”  
          “Because…we…dammit, I’ll do it myself then.” 
          A metal grappling hook extended from Zulu-2’s belt, the prongs searching the energized atmosphere.
          The glowing sheath surrounding the box faded as the mechanized arm closed in.
          “What the hell is that?” the general boomed.
          “It looks like a bomb with a plunger on top,” Kingston said. “I told you it was a trap, sir.”

          Don’t you hate I told you so’s? Tune in next week for the exciting conclusion (I think) of Last Zombie Standing. (That’s just fun to type) I hope you’ve enjoyed the story so far. Leave a comment on your way out – they’re always appreciated. My new novel, Maxx Fragg, V.P.I. is up and available for pre-order now from my publisher’s website by clicking HERE – order your copy today and get it before the official release date! Thanks to everyone for their support!

 Last Zombie Standing #1
 Last Zombie Standing #2
 Last Zombie Standing #3
 Last Zombie Standing #4
 Last Zombie Standing #5
 Last Zombie Standing #6
 Last Zombie Standing #7
 Last Zombie Standing #8
 Last Zombie Standing #9 


  1. Still thoroughly enjoying this one...and always great dialogue. "Don't go all hippie on me" -- heh.

    1. The general did have his share of great lines in this story. When it's done - maybe I'll have to post a recap of some of the better ones.

  2. Finally, we have a clue to what is happening!

    1. What?! It's a post apocalyptic zombie multinational lunar mission focused around a mysterious energy source left by an extra-terrestrial race whose intentions may be to save or destroy our planet. I could have just posted that and saved everyone all that reading. Hope you're enjoying it, Aurora.

  3. Love the visual of the plunger on top. Nothing says you're screwed like a big red button or plunger that must never, ever be pushed for any reason, yet has somehow been pressed anyway. Great job!

    1. I couldn't agree more. I thought maybe the plunger was a little over the top and then I thought, "Hey, I've got zombies fighting on the moon." So there it is in all its plunger glory. I don't think this one is going to get pressed though. Seriously.