Here come the ZOMBIES!!!

The other day, I was asked, ‘The Apocalypse is Coming, What Do You Stock Up On?

An apocalypse, taken from the Greek language, actually means a disclosure of knowledge, hidden from humanity in an era dominated by falsehood and misconception, i.e., a lifting of the veil or revelation. However, today we think of an apocalypse in reference to the End Times, or the end of the world.

Considering the question at hand, I was torn between writing about what I would stock up on if someone was going to bestow unto me information – a disclosure of knowledge… or writing about a Zombie Apocalypse. Obviously based on the title of my blog I have chosen the Zombie Apocalypse approach.


However, I did feel that the ‘disclosure of knowledge’ concept deserved further review as well. So here it is in a nut shell…

Not knowing if the information/knowledge would make me happy, sad, angry, hurt, frustrated, excited, or any other emotion one could feel when learning something… I had no idea what to stock up on. So this was my final list:

  • Tissue (in case I cry)
  • Chocolate (in case I find myself and my children locked in a closet and scared.)
  • Tennis Shoes (in case a fight ensues – yes I said tennis shoes – you need comfortable feet if you’re going to fight.)
  • Paper and Pen (in case the information leads to a creative outburst and I feel the need to write or draw.)
  • Ice (Because you always need ice.)

Okay… now onto the Zombies…

In today’s society, when we hear apocalypse we think of the End Times… or the end of the world. So, because I am a huge fan of The Walking Dead, I love reading and writing YA novels, and because Zombies are just plain cool… Other than making sure my family was with me, this is what I would stock up on if the Zombie Apocalypse really was upon us:

FOOD:

  • Bottled Water
  • Canned foods – to include vegetables and pre-cooked meats
  • MREs (Military pre packaged ready to eat meals)
  • P-nut Butter (good for protein and yummy in my tummy)
  • Powdered Milk – Yes, I would still make my kids drink their milk!
  • Vitamins – Hello, most likely we’re going to run out of food at some point, and vitamins are essential

WEAPONS:

  • Wooden Chair Legs – They can easily be sharpened to a point to be used as a stake – Stake them in the eye and through the brain!
  • Knives, axes, pretty much anything with a blade – if I need to explain this one, you are not even close to ready for the Zombie Apocalypse.
  • Matches and lighters – Zombies can be killed if set on fire – just make sure you have room to get away so they don’t grab you and kill you in the process.
  • Shot Gun, Handgun, bullets (Yeah, I think this is pretty obvious)

CLOTHING: (Just the basics)

  • A couple pair of underwear (in a backpack)
  • Clean socks
  • Good hiking boots
  • Comfortable clothes I can move quickly in

OTHER:

  • Flashlights with extra batteries
  • Walkie Talkies with extra batteries
  • Rope
  • Wire
  • ______________________

I left one open… just in case

Comment below and tell me; the apocalypse is coming, what do you stock up on?

Behind Locked Doors: Corpses Fed Off Of Corpses!

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His unit stood there at attention as the Captain explained their next mission. Expressionless… Fearless… Determined… Brave… He knew that this fight was worth the losses they might have. For one life, to save thousands was acceptable. His life to save thousands was the least he could give.

An hour later they were suited up… sitting side by side… listening to the rattling of the C130… and preparing for the jump. The drop zone was a small clearing surrounded by trees on three sides and a river bed of rocks, fallen trees, and shallow water on the fourth. He had never made such a dangerous landing, but fear wasn’t something be believed in.

Standing in the door his heart began to race with exhilaration and excitement. He was ready! The light turned green and he stepped out without even a moment of hesitation. Within seconds he hit the ground… rolled onto his back… pulled the handles… and his chute was off. Thirty seconds later he had found cover in the thick tree-line.

They dug in and waited out the night. But before the sun could rise… THEY came! Like death in the night they creep through the trees seeking… hunting… feeding… By morning more than half of his unit was dead, and of the rest all but two had been infected. Like the dead themselves they feed off of the corpses of their fallen comrades.

Of the two still alive one was mutilated so badly it was only a matter of time before death took him. But he still remained. He stood tall ready for the fight to come. Until the inevitable end, he remained focused… determined… strong…

 

(c) Nina Soden 2014