Friday, September 19, 2014

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.)

Year 6. Week 4.

It was one of those unusually cold mornings today that punches you in the gut and wakes you up at the same time.

A cold morning is one way to wake up. A zombie attack is another. It wasn’t a massive attack, but large enough to get everyone mobilized. We had forces along the wall and got some fast moving vehicles out there to flank the zombie group. Gunfire was the order of the morning, with lead raining down on the zombie heads, splattering them left and right. It was a bloodbath for the zombies; us not so much as we didn’t have any causalities.

It’s taken us more time to collect and burn the bodies then the entire battle lasted. Even while doing the cleanup we had some folks on guard just in case this assault was just the first of many these zombies might throw at us.

“Hey Tom," I yelled. "Look at that one...it’s still moving go put it down”

“No problem," said Tom. "Just come help me pick it up afterwards to get it to the pile.”
“The battle I don’t mind with all the noise and blood," said Ryan. "I just hate the smell from the aftermath.”

We were loading them up in the back of a truck and taking them away from the fort (and especially far from the water) to burn. The smoke might give away our presence, but after all the gunfire we've been throwing around, if there are zombies or other survivors in the area they know we're here. The plan though is to enforce a presence in this area to make it secure and safe for survivors passing through.

“I'm hoping this cleanup doesn’t take more than an hour or two," I said, "as we have a lot to get done.

“What else have they got us doing today besides this?” asked Tom.

Ryan yelled “Probably scouting the area or reinforcing the perimeter.”

Always something to do I thought to myself and I know I'll talk to the higher-ups about organizing a scouting mission to a particular area. I saw a construction site on some aerial photos we were sent from Salt Lake City. There were some construction vehicles left there I think we can get running and will come in handy to shift things around. Never a dull day around here.

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