ST100: How The Zombies Saved The World by Nigel Quinlan

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How The Zombies Saved The World by Nigel Quinlan

The dead woman catches me on a water run. My wife, my children haven’t had a drink in days. Her skin is like bark. She shakes her head and seeds drift down from her hair to infect me. Inside me, on me, things start to grow.

My fingers are mushrooms now. I taste them with the flowers in my eyes. I puff out breaths full of pollen and microbes. The hole in my gut leaks a torrent of insect life. My wife, my children are beside me. Every step we take through the wasteland, we leave a trail of life.

The SHORT TALE 100 – SEPTEMBER 2016

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