Friday, July 3, 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 45.

Busy days and busy weeks. Past two weeks have seen our situation here at fort Sumter jump dramatically--up for the better.

Over these days, teams have collected every working boat, marine radios, floating docks...anything that can create one large marina and dock area here. We wanted every size of boat possible, so making trips down the coast and eventually to Cuba will be easier. The radios have come in handy as contact has been made with boats that were out on the Atlantic. That provided some much need information about what was going on in the rest of the world.

From their reports we now know the state of Europe and it’s not good. Asia is about a total loss, except for extremely isolated spots. Australia and New Zealand are doing pretty good with the most secure areas and living survivors having a normalish existence. They don't have any idea what is going on in Russia, central Africa or deep in the Mediterranean as they don’t take their boats anywhere near those areas. One of the best pieces of information we did hear was that zombies are on the decline and dying off.

That's both good and bad news. Good news is zombies are dying off on their own, which will help us in the long run, but the bad news means most of the population of Earth has been decimated to catastrophic levels. I knew our population level was low, but never imagined it was this bad. After sharing this information with all of our outposts and back to the government stronghold in the northwest, our purpose couldn’t be any clearer. Securing more land and rebuilding is going to be our only way of survival and killing all the radioactive zombies will help with that. They are our biggest threat, as they can think, plot, control zombies and basically ruin any survivor’s day.

We're moving the forces that have survived all this time at Fort Bragg over here to secure this outpost while others get into boats and head down the coast. It’s time to open up communication with more countries and survivors still out there. While we are gone, more survivors are going to head here to begin the process of shoring up the port of Charleston defenses and get it up and running again so larger ships can get in there.

More fighters are needed for this task as it’s been no picnic clearing out the port of zombies. So far about four people have been lost to this fight, but they didn’t die in vain. Through their actions, three radioactive zombies were killed and almost two hundred zombies were killed as well. No matter what happens, the worst part of killing zombies is always the cleanup part, but at least nowadays we have bulldozers and some dump trucks to clear it out faster. We had one battle I remember vividly that lasted about four hours of running and gunning through a pack of zombies. It was blood, brains, body parts just flying everywhere as our firing line did a great job of mowing them down and keeping us all from getting flanked. Exactly what those radioactive zombies were counting on as instead of flanking us they got behind us and had us completely surrounded. It was those four survivors we lost that broke us out of that deathtrap and saved our lives.

No matter what happens we are going to lose more survivors, but so long as some survive and rebuild it will all be worth it.


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