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November 4th, 2010


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11:30 pm - Just for a change...
It's been a while since I wrote anything original (and this probably isn't either), but I can't help but remember a story idea I discussed with captainlucy outside the Transylvanian restaurant in Dublin during PCon 2008. And while I don't have the time even for a short short story right now, I've come up with a drabble for it.



They were a threat. How could they not be?

It was not, strictly speaking, their fault; but they were there, and they could not be ignored.

Simple creatures of appetite and action; dangerous to a degree, but controllable.

They could be kept.

Contained.

(Picture the camps; orderly rows of huts and outbuildings; rationality and cost-efficiency overlaid on the bedrock of horrifying abomination.)

Processed.

(Because you have a by-product; and by-products all too often go astray.)

Someone joined the dots; and made a monstrosity.

The day they discovered that zombies taste like chicken.

That was … the day that conscience died.


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From:lnr
Date:November 5th, 2010 12:27 pm (UTC)
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*grin* I like it. Taking the Shaun of the Dead ending one step further, and a large step grimmer.


One small typo (They for The in the second to last line).
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From:gmh
Date:November 5th, 2010 01:09 pm (UTC)
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Cheers! - duly corrected.

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