Zombie Bunnies Vl – Welcome to the Fold

This week’s word is observe – to celebrate or solemnize (as a ceremony or festival) in a customary or accepted way.

We’ll continue the Zombie Bunnies adventure, as Emma and Allen head for the city.

An hour later they arrived at Delta Springs. By that point, the truck was running on fumes, they were shorter on patience and hopes of safety were even lower still as they entered the city. Cruising down an empty, wide boulevard at a steady twenty, a flickering light caught their attention. “Dammit, who’s trying to blind me?” Allen complained. Emma leaned forward and realized it was a mirror reflecting the sunlight; a crude but noiseless beacon. Someone had spotted them, and was at least willing to take them in.

“Go straight, three more blocks,” Emma directed, then opened her pack. She checked the clip on the handgun and put it on the armrest for him, drawing the machete for herself.

As they approached, an oversized metal gate at the bottom of a four story brick building was pulled up, two men wearing long heavy coats emerging. They were armed with flamethrowers, and leveled their weapons at an angle away from their truck; looking at the rear view mirror, Emma noticed the bushy tailed swarm hopping only twenty feet behind them, suddenly awash in fire. They pulled inside the garage and the door slammed shut.

* * *

“We’re not savages you know.”

This, from a guy wearing zombie rabbit pelts, Emma thought, you doth protest too much. Just the danger of nicking your finger while skinning them; if that meant status, she’d prefer anonymity in this group.

“Call me Echo,” he continued, his tone heavy with self- importance. Emma had a feeling she knew what the survivors were called*. Emma and Allen introduced themselves, but were interrupted from asking any questions.

“Before proceeding further, let us observe a moment of reflection and celebration for our newest members.” A non- furred young woman approached and handed him a colorful rectangular cardboard box. Opening the top, he pulled out a chocolate Easter Bunny. As he broke it into pieces for the others lining up before him, Emma absently fingered the two bullets in her pocket.

*Bonus points for anyone who guesses the name of the group 😉


Filed under Creative Writing, Horror, Trifeta Writing Challenge, Writing, Writing Challenges, Zombie Bunnies

11 responses to “Zombie Bunnies Vl – Welcome to the Fold

  1. No guesses for the bonus, but Zombie Bunnies ROCK!

  2. Echo. Really? I guess I should have seen that coming. At least you spared us the cutter, and I can’t wait to read the next installment!

  3. So funny – I don’t think I’ve ever seen a description like “non-furred young woman” before.

  4. I expect that, once its pieces are all linked together, this book will have a cult following, a la Shaun of the Dead. Well done.

  5. That would be Echo and the Bunnymen.
    And I’m loving this story. It’s freaking hilarious.
    AND Now I’m singing their cover of People Are Strange and watching scenes from The Lost Boys in my head, thank you so very much.

  6. OMG. I can’t believe I haven’t happened across the Zombie Bunnies before, but clearly I will be going back and reading it all now. That is TOO funny!

  7. References to early 80’s post punk bands AND zombie bunnies? Yes, please. And I loved the chocolate bunny as communion. Hilarious.
    Thanks for participating, come back this weekend.

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