Ghoulish Flash Fiction A to Z: Undead (Worldwide)




It seemed like every year my allergies kept getting worse. My annual Spring sinus infection became two. None of the over the counter stuff worked, but then the prescription stuff stopped working too. I was on so many pills; I was like a walking zombie. I wasn’t the only thing. Some blamed it on global warming, some on pollution. They were headed in the right direction, sort of. We just didn’t realize the culprit until it was too late.



Mother Nature every year was trying a new experiment, a new slow poison concoction on us, before we got her we our pollution, chemicals, weapons, etc. It was a slow suffering death, just like we were giving it to her. She just didn’t realize she couldn’t get rid of us that easy. As she started administering the lethal dosage of her poison, we humans evolved, sort of.



We became the undead.

Mawdryn Undead

Mawdryn Undead (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


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Today’s haunting beginning is inspired by the recent Earth Day and the undead, a popular motif among many cultures including today’s pop culture. Having been used to tell of romance, danger, heroism, horror, comedy, tragedy, and satire, the undead are versatile characters for any story horror or not that will transcend political, cultural, and religious boundaries.



Forms of undead



The Living Corpses




One thought on “Ghoulish Flash Fiction A to Z: Undead (Worldwide)

  1. Noree Cosper says:

    Very nice. I like the new take on how we’d become zombies. Though I think Mother Earth would be happier. We wouldn’t be polluting, the whole rotting thing is part of the natural cycle, so we’d just become part of the earth again.

    Stopping by from the A-Z challenge.

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