The Victory (flash fiction)

The Victory

Meredith suddenly realised a year had passed since the zombie apocalypse. It had been close, but they had prevailed in the end and now things had finally settled down.

So many were missing, she thought as she went into the town centre. She had a busy day today of wandering mindlessly through town with all the others. She might be a zombie now, but that didn’t mean she wouldn’t put in a full day of shambling. She mused it was such a shame they couldn’t get fresh human meat anymore, they all had to make do with livestock now.

Joanne Fisher

This was written with the prompt to write a story that takes place a year later provided by the Carrot Ranch March 18 Flash Fiction Challenge.

PSA: Please don’t mistake my penchant for absurdist humour for social commentary. Please ensure you all get fully vaccinated for coronavirus. It’s the best way we can defeat the current pandemic.

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©️2021 Joanne Fisher

12 thoughts on “The Victory (flash fiction)

  1. I waited for that juxtaposition, I felt one creeping … on its belly like a silver fish darting then freezing so as not to be noticed. When I read it, it stung like stitch under my rib did when I first tried to run. Immediately I thought … dear God could it ever come to cannibalism? Nothing would shock me now. A year on.

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