It’s been some time since we last visited our makeshift zombie apocalypse. Truthfully, I would have crafted more in the past week but a nasty cold (yes, another one) pretty much sucked all my creative juices out of me. But let us not think of snot rags and hacking coughs and return to our imaginary world where the dead has started to make an appearance.
I loved Anna’s response to the question. She was straight to the point.
As soon as I saw that mob, I would have been like “OH SH**, ZOMBIES.” I would have run up to my room and gotten in the crawlspace. My parents’ room is on the other side of the house, and they would be locked in there (yes, I’d lock the door when they were dead, if not for safety than to create a bit more of a respectful area for them) so I’d be alright getting to my room. Then, I’d wait and see what happened next. Obviously I’d have to leave my hiding place soon, but I’d feel alright short term. I doubt a zombie would think to pull a bookcase out of a wall.
I have a feeling she would do just fine at the end of the world. As much as I would like to envision myself as an uber zombie killer, I think in reality, I’d probably doing the same thing as Nicole:
Panic and get eaten. :p Seriously.
Onto Day Six — You wake the following morning to find the dead have moved on down the street. You grab your keys and a baseball bat, then jump into your car. As you drive down the neighborhood you find the streets and sidewalks teaming with dead. They notice you as you drive by them, and trail after your car like a lost puppy. You start to take a turn when a pickup clips into the side of your car, spinning it into a telephone pole. The windshield shatters into a gummy mass. The engine dies. Through strands of broken glass, you can see a mob of walking corpses closing in on you.
What do you do?
Remember: You must answer this honestly. You must close your eyes and put yourself in the imagined situation and tell me what YOU would do. Not what you would want to do or what Max Brooks advises you to do. Also remember, it’s not a question of HOW you got into these situations. Rather, it is WHAT YOU WOULD DO if you found yourself in these situations.