I love zombie stories. Love, love, love them. And one of my favourite short zombie stories is this one by Damien Walters Grintalis – Running Empty in a Land of Decay. When Amber Stults interviewed Damien about this story (and a lot of other stuff) for the Niteblade News blog, Damien said the story was inspired by a picture of a pair of shoes tied together and hanging from a power line. I liked this story so much I chose it to be one of the three recorded by Shadowcast Audio Anthology a couple years ago, so if you prefer you can check it out in audio form.
After you read this short story on Niteblade, if you like what you’ve seen, you should check Damien’s recently-released novel, INK.
This post has been written as a part of the Blogging from A to Z Challenge. My theme this year is ‘Niteblade‘, which is the magazine I publish. I chose this theme to help draw attention to the magazine during this, it’s 2nd annual fundraiser.
My first post in this series was about choosing stories and poems to nominate for awards and I’ve gone through a similar process in deciding what to write about for these posts. Not only did I have to choose stories and poems I loved, but they also had to fit with the A-Z theme. Tricky!
|Blogging from A to Z 2013:
A: Award Nominations
B: Brenda Stokes Barron
C: Cato, Beth – The Pacifier
D: December 2011 (Giveaway open until April 30th)
E: Evil Bird
F: First Loves for the First Time
G: The Gnome’s Spectacles
H: Happy Halloween, It’s a Bloody Puppet Show
I: Incense Sticks
J: Jason L. Huskey, The Marionette
K: KV Taylor, The Silver Quarter
L: Lucien E.G. Spelman, Family Jaunt
M: Marge Simon
N: Dream Spinner
O: Oil Change
P: Poetry Editor, Alexandra Seidel
Q: Philosopher Quinn
R: Running Empty in a Land of Decay