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Homeostasis

Posted: Sun Jan 10, 2010 11:09 pm
by Phenopath
Michael woke late to the sound of silence. All of the noises of the city that had recently disturbed his sleep were absent. Light poured into the bedroom through gaps in the curtains. Peering bleary-eyed out of the window Michael was greeted by a dazzling vista of white.

Thick fresh snow blanketed the street outside; smothering trees, rooftops and burnt out cars. Amid the carpet of white the zombie horde was motionless, frozen like grotesque street furniture. Their hideous rampage halted overnight by a freezing easterly wind.

Reaching for his trusty cricket bat Micheal cautiously started to climb the barricade.

Re: Homeostasis

Posted: Mon Jan 11, 2010 11:24 pm
by eric_marsh
I wish I had a photograph. Snow is so beautiful, don't you think?

Re: Homeostasis

Posted: Tue Jan 12, 2010 1:31 am
by ROU Killing Time
It's been snowing quite a bit here in Cape Cod, and I have to agree. There are few sights as pretty as snow covered zombies.

Re: Homeostasis

Posted: Thu Jan 14, 2010 7:54 am
by munsi
everything's more awesome with zombies, this is a good one

Re: Homeostasis

Posted: Thu Jan 14, 2010 8:17 am
by themorg
i like the way it grew. made me feel normal then scary apocalyptic then funny.

Cricket bad? where does it snow enough that they both play cricket and would freeze long enough to stop zombies... because it does have to get really cold for a zombie to fully stop.

(BTW) i did like it a lot.

Re: Homeostasis

Posted: Thu Jan 14, 2010 9:40 pm
by Phenopath
themorg wrote: Cricket bad? where does it snow enough that they both play cricket and would freeze long enough to stop zombies... because it does have to get really cold for a zombie to fully stop.
We have had zombie freezing weather in the UK recently, however it is begining to thaw...

Re: Homeostasis

Posted: Fri Jan 15, 2010 8:25 am
by themorg
Phenopath wrote:We have had zombie freezing weather in the UK recently, however it is begining to thaw...
that is where you need to start the next drabble to finish the story of your main character working all day, every day, bashing in the heads of zombies until it thaws. thanks for the nice answer to a stupid question.

Re: Homeostasis

Posted: Fri Jan 15, 2010 11:48 pm
by dreamrock
I ... wow. Yeah. It blew my mind when I heard this on DC today because I had just read it here last night and though "Oh, that's an awesome drabble!" And then Norm was all like "and here's Phenopath's Homeostasis."

I love the idea of zombies freezing over. I really love the idea of a British chap destroying them all with a cricket bat. I love the fact that the zombies aren't cutesified. As much as I love cutesified zombies. Change is good.