Defense with the BoomStick

(Disclaimer: This post is set in a world where zombies have taken over and people live in small spots all over the world. It was a weekly broadcast of news from around the globe and a tip to help survival, but now I have been bitten.)

It’s been a few weeks now since I was bitten and used a possible cure for the zombie virus that has left me half undead. Over these weeks I have gotten a lot more accustomed to how my body reacts and works in this in-between sort of existence and I think I can use it to my advantage. The ability to move freely out in the open without fear of a zombie trying to bite and eat me gives me a tremendous leg up and it's kinda nice being able to do this.

Right now the biggest threat facing me is happening upon any survivors that will try and shoot me in the head before I can talk to them. This fear has me being pretty cautious when walking through areas that look like survivors might be around.

I haven’t figured out a safe way to let survivors know that I'm not like all the other zombies besides getting close enough to talk to them. That sounds easy enough in theory, but no survivor in their right mind would let a zombie get that close. I am working on a sort of flashlight or signal lamp system to try and at least get them to hold their fire for give me a chance to talk with them.

One plus I have is the rigor mortis that was setting in seems to be reversing a bit and giving me better mobility in my arms and legs. Not sure though if that's the cure still going through me and slowly repairing my muscles as I'm still working out information about my condition. This entire time I have been recording and documenting everything I can so that hopefully this information can be used to perfect a cure to end the zombie plague once and for all.

At this time I have two objectives in my immediate future with the first being making it to a secondary hideout I had setup before the zombie outbreak happened. That hideout has the supplies I'll need for this journey and I'm just hoping that it hasn’t been ransacked or destroyed during these last few years. After gathering what I need from there, I plan on heading towards the government safe zone up in New England to share all of my findings and notes with them to work out a cure.

During my travels I can use my condition to assist others since I can get close to zombies and take them out with no fear of those zombies killing me. The added bonus of being that close to zombies is that I can study them in a way that has never been possible before and use this insight to learn new tactics to fight them. For now I have to get a move on, until next week keep fighting and surviving.