Trifecta 45 / Zombie Bunnies: No Love Lost

This week’s word is: UNEASY
1: causing physical or mental discomfort
2: not easy : difficult
3: marked by lack of ease : awkward, embarrassed <gave an uneasy laugh>

There is little ease in the Zombunny world right now. Some of you were wondering what led up to the latest parts of the story, which we saw from both Allen and Carly’s POV. Let’s go back about 5 minutes and answer that…in 333 words or less.

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Allen strode into the bedroom of his apartment, where Carly was carefully arranging her pelted headpiece for the evening rituals.

“Allen… hi,” Carly greeted Allen with an uneasy smile as he walked to her for a kiss. She glanced over his shoulder to the camera, then to him. “Is everything ok?”

“No, nothing’s ok,” Allen confessed. “Instead of sticking with my sister like I should have, I got caught up in this stupid idea, hooking up with some freakish…” he checked himself when he saw Carly’s expression.

“Sorry sweetheart, it’s just, this is why I’m back. She’s in danger on that show. I gotta get her out. Before that though, I need to get you somewhere safe.”

“I am safe… here.” Her tone was hollow, unconvincing.

“No, you’re not, nobody is.” He began to pace. “There are hordes of bloodthirsty undead animals hopping around and society’s either about worshipping or killing them. Doesn’t something seem odd there?! I just want you and I… don’t shake your fucking head Carly!” he stopped and shouted at her.

Carly’s voice was a whisper. “I care for you, Allen, it was something that we knew would happen… he knew it would.”

Allen’s face flushed. “What the hell are you talking about?”

“That big man with the mohawk came by shortly after you had started this show. Connar wanted to help protect us, show the viewers how we are a peaceful sect, but we had to agree to some ideas first. They said you were attracted to me and he wanted us together as a side story, but I was betrothed to Barry. Then… his accident, and…” she broke down into sobs. “You weren’t supposed to know…”

The blood rushing in Allen’s head drowned out her words. Reaching behind to the shoulder camera, he ripped it off the backpack and threw it across the room. It struck the mesh lined window, shattering it. Carly yelped at the crash, as Allen stormed out of the room, not looking back.
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15 Comments

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15 responses to “Trifecta 45 / Zombie Bunnies: No Love Lost

  1. Oh NOES!!! Carly was never really in love.

  2. Yowza! That is a serious twist.

  3. Mel

    Oh my goodness. There’s some serious tension in that room!

  4. Ouch. They certainly are not seeing eye to eye on this one. Great tension while maintaining the realism – at least as much realism as zombie animals can have! :)

  5. Best reality show ever? I think I need to read up on these Zombie bunnies a bit more hah. Good stuff though!

  6. Nice way to find out your love was a ‘side story’. I believe I’d stay out of Allen’s way.

  7. I agree with Mel. The tension is amazing in this. Well done.

  8. dialogue delivered all of the tension and drove the story. Nice twist, too.

  9. The plot thickens. Those darn producers – they manipulate everything. The dialogue was tight and emotional and the twist was unexpected. :) Well done as always.

  10. That was shocking. And sad. What will happen next?

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