Flash Fiction: Survival

BANG BANG BANG BANG BANG

You used to yell back at them. Insults. Taunts. They’d never be able to get in. You were encased in steel. You and Pete, over there. But zombies just do not give up. Then it began to dawn on you.

BANG BANG BANG BANG BANG

They’d never be able to get in but you’d never be able to get out, either. You hadn’t thought of this at first. Then, when the hunger bit into your stomach, it became a concern. Surely they’d give up, eventually. Didn’t they have anything better to do?

BANG BANG BANG BANG BANG

Pete told you to shut up. Maybe then they’d forget about us and fuck off, he’d said. You didn’t listen at first. What right did this prick have to tell you what to do? But then you got tired of it, so you stoppped.

BANG BANG BANG BANG BANG

They never did, though. And now you’ve been trapped in here for god knows how long. Days. Maybe even weeks. Who knows?

BANG BANG BANG BANG BANG

They can’t get in but you can’t get out. And there’s no food. No food, except…

BANG BANG BANG BANG BANG

You’ve been watching Pete. The more time you’ve spent with him, the less you’ve liked him. He’s whiny – keeps crying. And he’s fat, too. It’s a miracle he survived this long. You nearly didn’t make it here because of him.

BANG BANG BANG BANG BANG

Fucker nearly got you killed, if you think about it.

BANG BANG BANG BANG BANG

And you’re both gonna die if you don’t do something.

BANG BANG BANG BANG BANG

And if it’s you or him, well…

BANG BANG BANG BANG BANG

Besides, you’d have a chance. If you got your strength back. Had some food. And Pete wouldn’t last a minute out there.

BANG BANG BANG BANG BANG

So if you think about it…he’s dead either way.

BANG BANG BANG BANG BANG

But you. You’ve got a chance. You could get out of here. You could survive.

BANG BANG BANG BANG BANG

Surely it’s better if one of you survives…

 

 

4 thoughts on “Flash Fiction: Survival

  1. Great flash! Zombies are a great subject… The scariest thing I’ve found about zombies in fiction is that they have no apparent motivation other than to snack on the juicy gray matter of the living. I love your approach to this story. Your angle is exciting and poses lots of questions! Good stuff!

  2. Love it! Seriously. And I don’t even like zombies.

    I would drop the last line though. I think the second-to-last line is better anyway (not including bangs) and that the BANG BANG BANG BANG BANG is such a stark ending…

    Just a thought, though, and could definitely be off-base. And clearly I’m missing class. xo

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