Saturday, May 22, 2010

Saturday Centus #3

Jenny Matlock

It's Saturday again, and you know what that means... :) Jenny Matlock's Saturday Centus!

This one is amazingly on time today because I knew right away what I was going to write about. The prompt is below in bold... and my 100 words (exactly 100 this time!) comes afterwards... heehee... enjoy... :)

I look back over my shoulder, squinting into the late afternoon sun, gawking with stunned alarm at the broad rolling muddy waters of the Mississippi.

I was soaked to the bone; had I really just crossed that river? I paused for a moment to catch my breath and wring the dirty water from my hair, but I didn't have much time. It seemed everything was going awry... and the rivers flooding were just the tip of the iceberg.

A moment paused was too long, and I heard them before I saw them approach the opposing river bank. The lumbering, shambling undead. Their eerie, unearthly groans.


I grinned wryly, slinging the shotgun over my shoulder. Time to hit the road. I was safe, for now.....

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... Braaaains....! Couldn't resist the chance to use zombies somewhere, so that quota is filled! Have a happy undead-free weekend y'all!! ♡ ♡ ♡

23 comments:

Terra said...

oh, where is he going, why the zombies...I do wish we could keep writing...I know we CAN...but.

My name is PJ. said...

Gloriously Gruesome, Sami! I'm glad you filled your zombie quota with this one. Perfect!

Krysten @ After 'I Do' said...

You're awesome lady =-)

Viki said...

LOL, reminds me of "The Living Dead". Great and interesting take on this. Unusual but wonderful. Great post.

Drama Queen said...

I LOVE zombie stories - this is great! :)

Lady Banana said...

This is a great creepy story leaving me wanting more!

Cheryl said...

Brilliant! Thanks for the wishes for a zombie-free weekend!

Gnetch said...

Aha, zombies! So brilliant! Haha.

Have a great weekend too, girl.

jfb57 said...

This prompt has certainly brought out the ghouls & tension! Great piece!

Christy said...

ick, zombies! great idea!

Koby said...

I don't watch scary movies or read scary books...I know I'll hurt myself running up the stairs from my dark, dank basement....a good excuse to not do any laundry. Great job and thanks for the week off ;-)

Tgoette said...

I've always said there's just a dearth of good zombie stories in this here blogosphere. Thanks for coming along and rectifying that! Excellent job!

easternsparkle said...

Oooh creeeeeepy!! Well done!

jeff campbell said...

So, are we to read from these writings into the mind of the author, Zombie Queen? I love the imagery of the last paragraph...Peace and blessings

mbkatc230 said...

I love this! The last line is great. I think you need to expand and finish this story, it sounds like a fun read:) Kathy

Tina said...

Ooohh, freaky. Not a fan of zombie movies, but this little story ROCKED.

Mister Jenny said...

Very cool!

Tracy said...

I am going to have nightmares now good one

- The Virgin Author! said...

Awesome! =)

Vicki said...

Zombie Quota...haha, loved it!

Me said...

Love the zombies, great story

CherylK said...

Oooooh, scary stuff. The "I grinned wryly" bit really nailed the mood. Nice work.

Jenny said...

Oh man! Oh man! I'm scared and intriqued. What a fantastic direction to take this prompt! You are incredible.