Thursday, August 13, 2015

Last Zombie Standing #11

It’s that time of the week again. Kick back, grab a tasty beverage, and enjoy some sci-fi and fantasy writing from a great group of authors. Oh, yeah, I contributed too. This week we’re at the very cusp of finishing my short story Last Zombie Standing. I either had to try to cram it all in here or spread it out a bit more. I hope you’ve enjoyed the story so far and stick with me one more week to finish it up. Make sure you stop over at the main site to check out all of this week’s shorts by clicking HERE. You’ll be glad you did. Enjoy!
          “Those dirty alien bastards were trying to kill us all,” the general snarled. “We’ll nuke them next, after we finish off these damn zombies.”
          Zulu-2 caught the fading scent of the dead cat sprawled against the ground beside it. Hollow eye sockets searched in vain as it groped for one last meal. Its skeletal fingers wrapped around the bomb’s handle.
          The camera on Zulu-2’s shoulder turned, focusing on the plunger.  
          “Sweet liberty, that was close,” the general said. “Sorry, soldier, but your mission is over.”
          A small light activated at the base of Zulu-2’s skull, steadily blinking faster and faster until it glowed steady red. Time in the dome seemed to slow and then pause. Finally the general’s voice crackled from the necronaut’s suit mike.
          “Why didn’t it explode? Zulu-2 should be nothing but zombie nuggets. I don’t under-”
          “I blocked it,” Kingston said, his voice soft and eerily calm.

          And I find myself ending on another one-liner from everyone’s favorite lunar scientist, the silver-tongued Kingston. Tune in next week for the exciting conclusion (didn’t I say that last week?) of Last Zombie Standing! While you’re browsing around – make sure to check out the blurb from my upcoming novel Maxx Fragg, V.P.I. – releasing September 3rd from Ink Smith Publishing. You can pre-order it now over at the INK SMITH PUBLISHING Check out my Facebook page for Maxx Fragg VPI and visit my website at Whew! That was enough plugs to keep the Titanic afloat.


  1. Uh oh...nothing like a little mutiny and insubordination to bring things to a head...still loving the snippets. Also, I was in a similar boat as you about how much to fit. I really wanted to end my snippet a little while after where I did, but because of the 15-sentence rule, I would have had to cut off a few sentences at the front. Sigh...

  2. Plot twist! I'm feeling you on the sentence constraints. You have to find a natural ending without going over. Great story. I'm really enjoying the necronaut adventure.

  3. Oh crap.... >.< This Kingston guy definitely... dances to his own tune...