Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Eye Witness accounts of zombies?

Eye Witness Zombie was the first anthology we ever produced, and it still has some of my favorite moments. Seriously..a guy trapped in a children's show killer whale outfit being chased by zombies? I still giggle like a fiend when I read it. I was introduced to some wonderful people...many I still chat with on occasion.

Here's a brief run-down of each story(thanks to Ursula Raphael's comprehensive review once more!):

"Doomsday Ramblings by Tonia Brown
A redneck's wife crawls out of the grave, and does something much worse than bite him; not much action or gore, until the ending.

A Soldier's Lament by Patrick D'Orazio
Some National Guardsmen on a rescue mission into a hot zone full of DICs (Disease Infected Civilian or Deteriorating Infected Corpse); packed with bloody action, complete with wicked ending.

Childish Things by William Wood
Hilarious story about a guy stuck in an orca costume during a zombie outbreak.

Mere Symptoms of Living by Kris Ashton
A guy is trapped in his bathroom, writes his story on the walls; surprising amount of survival struggle in such a confined space.

All in Your Head by Stephanie Kincaid
A patient who hallucinates is instructed by her therapist/doctor to keep a journal, so she writes about seeing a zombie. Her doctor has her convinced the encounter was just another hallucination. Loved the ending!

The Nightmare by William Lederman
Very brief, very sad. It was like reading about a mere moment in an outbreak.

Run Through the Jungle by Tony Monchinski
A small group of survivors trying to flee city limits; just one more fantastic story for Tony to add to his list.

Dredge by Nikki Sedlock
A guy hiding out in a Wal-Mart basement reminisces on his time there; one of my favorites in the anthology.

One Nation Undead by Brian Harrison
Soldiers attack a man's family; with help from another survivor, he tries to rescue his wife & daughter. It was a good story about revenge, and I'm not one to focus on typos, but there appeared to be a deliberate use of italics which actually disrupted the flow of the story for me.

Eye in the Sky by John McCuaig
Takes place six years after initial outbreak; a zombie-traffic reporter (his reports help survivors know when it's safe to scavenge) gets stranded in the middle of a huge horde after his helicopter crashes. One of the best of the anthology! It also takes place in the UK.

Embedded by Andrew Black
A journalist trapped in a flipped over armored transport writes about his experience with the religious zealots at the "Rapture Centers."

Baby Killer by Ron Harris
A guy specializes in killing baby and child zombies. It is one of the most tragic stories that I've ever read in any genre."

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