Friday, August 23, 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.)

Always some interesting days in the zombie world we live in. At least now I have some company to enjoy these days with me on the railways. There are about six of us now on this tiny engine car, making it a bit cramped, but a much better situation then where they were.

I found these folks in that plume of smoke I was heading towards, which turned out to be a town on fire being attacked by zombies. As I was coming into town I made sure to blow my horn to see if I could draw any zombies to me that might help any survivors out there. In addition to letting people know there was a way out of town if they could get to me, as I couldn't slow down too much since it took a bit of time to get moving again.

Blowing that horn certainly did attract the crowd. I had a whole mess of zombies meandering and staggering my way. I started to throw a few flaming logs at them to try and catch some on fire to maybe help slow them down. This town was done with the amount of zombies I had coming out in between buildings and over the rail yards.

Along the route I spotted some survivors hiding on top of a building waving at me to catch my attention. It was tough working out a plan by only using hand gestures, but we got it worked out to where I would lead the zombies away out of the town and towards an bridge-covered expanse to lure them over. After that the survivors circled around and met me on the other side.

Sure enough I took off a little faster, leading them towards the gorge and sure enough the zombies followed, falling right over the edge. Even the ones that were on the train tracks couldn’t stay on and fell through. I made sure to keep blowing my horn the whole way to keep them coming.

This group of five is sticking with me as they have nothing left where they were and safety in numbers is always a good thing; even though it means we'll need more supplies now. Life is never a dull day in the zombie world.

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