Friday, January 9, 2015

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. This is my story of survival)

Year 6. Week 20.

The battle last Friday ended late the next morning, leaving us with clean-up duty while being exhausted. It could have been put off until later, but the longer you wait the worse the stench becomes and--let’s be honest--the stench wasn’t a picnic to begin with. Working in teams the clean-up was handled in an efficient manner leading to all being able to rest up; save for a skeleton watch crew on the walls.

Every time we have one of these battles or skirmishes, clean-up is always so time consuming, making sure every limb and torso is accounted for. Any blood or internal organs are burned or bleached making the transmission of any diseases a nonstarter. Even when you burn everything you have to be careful in how you do it; otherwise the fire will get out of hand and burn you up with it. I hate cleaning up this mess.

Sure, it feels great to win. Then you remember you've gotta clean this mess up now. There has to be a way of getting the old bulldozers we found working again and a dump truck or two. Having those vehicles working will definitely make life easier on the battle aftermath part.

Even though our mission had its bumps and near death opportunities we still need those supplies from the warehouses we found. With a lull and no zombies for miles around I'm going to organize a team together to go back and load up as much as we can. We're going to get some long haul trucks from the Salt Lake City outpost, as well as some armored vehicles that are on their way from northern California to protect our convoy. Those vehicles should be in the new few days, giving us here time to get a path laid out for the convoy to take. It makes the ordeal Ryan and I went through getting back here that much more valuable, since we got a look at the terrain as we ran for our lives.

After resting up the rest of today a few of us are going to get the planning phase started. I want to be ready to head out as soon as all the vehicles and support gets here. The faster we leave the faster we get back and avoid a new attack of zombies here at the outpost. Always something to do…

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