Friday, April 12, 2013

Defense With The BoomStick

(Defense With The BoomStick Disclaimer: This post is an ongoing story set in a world where zombies have taken over and people are fighting to survive anyway they can. Originally it was a post of news and tips to help survivors make it one more day alive, but now it has became a story of my fight to survive and to keep on living.)

Well I had to do it. I had to go into a town to find some supplies as I'm desperate. I was skulking across the plains and saw the beginnings of a town that slowed me down and prompted me to start sneaking. I needed food and needed it now or no matter what I was going to end up zombie food come nightfall; I could just feel it.

I did get some luck as the town is one of those where all the streets are on one main street, with plenty of houses out and about around it. There might be supplies in these houses, but I didn’t have the time or energy to search them all. My best bet was going to be right in the middle of town and searching for a general store or market; if they have one still standing. The one thing I have going for me is I haven’t seen any zombies in this entire area and I’m hoping that luck keeps holding out.

Made my way through the stretches of houses and came about to Main Street. Kept myself hugged up against a wall as I scouted the street looking for signs of life or signs of movement by the undead. In that initial scouting time I did see the general store next to a barber shop and sporting goods store. The next question is whether there's anything in them I can use.

All three were pretty extensively boarded up lending to no easy entrance from the looks of it. Circling around the back I found a way into the barbershop. While in there I got a look at myself in the mirror and man I need a haircut and shave. That is something I'll have to take care of in a bit after I find some supplies to keep me going.

From the looks of this place the person who owned this store also owns the general store next door as I found an entrance between the two off a sideroom hallway. Moving slowly and deliberately into the store, from initial looks a lot of the food here is, of course, rotted with time, but I do see one aisle of canned goods that still has some food left on it. I head over there and cram all I can into my pack and keep up the search finding some batteries and a flashlight. I even found a pack of lighters with all of them still working.

Today has been a good find and keeps me alive, which is the most important part. I need to get out of town though and hidden somewhere as I'm just too exposed out here in the middle of this town. Running back through the barber shop I snag the clippers and a few pairs of scissors and combs. Heading out the backdoor I about tackled over a zombie that must have wandered down this way, stabbing a pair of the scissors into its head.

Now to find somewhere to hide out for the night as I need to get back in those shops and search the sporting goods store. There has to be something left in there if the haul I found in the general store is any indication. This just doesn't get easier.


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