Friday, August 21, 2015

Last Zombie Standing #12

Saturday? It’s already Saturday? Where does a week go? The good news is that means it’s time for another Science Fiction Fantasy Saturday. Summer is sadly winding down and so is my story – Last Zombie Standing. This will be my last snippet from the short. I hope you’ve enjoyed it and please leave a comment on the way out and let me know what you think. I’ve attached links for all the other snippets along the way in case you missed one. Make sure you check out all of the great writing contributions this week by clicking over to the main site HERE. Enjoy!________________________________________________________________
          “But why?” the general asked.
          “It’s not working, sir. Maybe our friends from beyond are trying to tell us something, maybe we’ve already lost more than we can get back.”
          “Don’t do it, son. We’ll find another way.”
          “I think any way we go is a dead end, sir.”
          An electrical surge shot through Zulu-2’s body, causing it to convulse.  The near-skeletal corpse slowly fell forward, its chest collapsing against the plunger, pushing both down against the base.
          The energy rippling across the dome stopped. Tiny bursts of light erupted across the blue and green sphere in the distance. They expanded and convulsed into each other until a white circle glared against the backdrop of blackened space. Waves of light and debris spiraled away from the former planet as Zulu-2 watched from his belly along the moon’s surface. A faint wind gusted across the lunar landscape, gently blowing the flags of the nearby space modules. As the light dimmed, the world’s last necronaut crawled away, clawing the loose sod in clumsy handfuls, pulling its way up the next hill, searching for…something. 

Well…who saw that coming? Who was your favorite character – the General? The quiet but formidable Kingston? The ever-irrepressible Zulu-2? Let me know. Thanks for reading along. Tune in next week when I share from my upcoming novel Maxx Fragg, V.P.I. – releasing September 3rd from Ink Smith Publishing, and already being reviewed as “Beetlejuice meets Tron”. If you want to check out more, you can click HERE to read a blurb and even pre-order a copy. As always, been a blast – pun intended. See you in seven!              

 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
 Last Zombie Standing #10
 Last Zombie Standing #11


  1. This makes me sad. I think you've found a very poignant way to wrap up Zulu-2's adventure.

    1. Thanks, JC! Zulu-2, a husk of a Canadian imported militarized necronaut zombie - was he the hero? villain? somewhere in between? I'll have to include that biting expose on the extended release DVD.

  2. Great ending. Enjoyed the entire set of snippets.

    1. Thanks, T.M. This was a fun series to layout. I tried shifting the mood a couple times in a pretty small space. Glad you enjoyed it.

  3. Question: Are/Were the General and Kingston on Earth? The ending is poignant, but in a weird way beautiful. Excellent story.

    1. Thanks Laurel! Yes, the general and Kingston are on Earth - I'd have to look back through and see if I made that clear enough in the beginning - if not - I will. It really was a mixed bag of feelings - some comedy, some gore, some mystery, some slapstick, and maybe even some social commentary along the way. Glad you like it!