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 after being bitten and partially cured to walk as a half-zombie among them.)

I was taking a break the other day, hiding out to rest for a bit and it occurred to me that I haven’t really heard any radio transmissions these last two months. Like none at all from other outposts, survivors on the move or even the government safe zone up in the Northeast. Granted I have been pretty damn busy fighting those bastardly bandits and keeping away from those radioactive zombies that want a piece of me too, but I haven’t really thought about the lack of other transmissions.

It could come down to the equipment I have isn’t set to the right frequency that others are transmitting on, as it has been jostled and changed a bit over the course of my travels. That's how I figured out the bandits were able to ambush me as they picked up on my radio frequency and learned of my plans from hearing the broadcast.

I took care of that from happening again as I managed to take out a good chunk of their communication gear one night when they stopped to make camp. For some reason they had it all kept in one place, which seems kinda dumb. I mean what sort of logic is that?

I think this manhunt of theirs is making them do a lot of dumb things, hopefully meaning I'm wearing them down and their demise should not be far off. It’s surprising they've stuck to it this long with constant moving; constant zombie attacks, wasting ammo and supplies must suck. Of course that's fine with me. The more of them dead the better, so they can’t capture and put to work survivors they come across and cannot destroy anymore lives.

The other problem I've come across is the hunger. It's progressively gotten worse as I've gone on; could be that I haven’t eaten a real meal in a good while or the zombie part is taking more of a hold. This is the worst it's been since being a half zombie these past months. I was always able to keep in under control with food or by focusing on killing, both of which always made the hunger subside, but now I haven’t come across anything that will make the hunger go down.

The other day I was hiding out when I heard a group coming by, thinking it was the bandits. I made ready to take care of them, but l saw it was just a small survivor group making their way through. Upon seeing them I found myself thinking how easy it would be to surprise, kill and eat them, anything to satisfy the hunger that is growing. I didn’t do it though as I got myself under control, but something is gonna have to give. I'll go looking for a pharmacy to see if l can find the combination of medicine I took before that cured me partly and hopefully that will help keep the hunger at bay.

These days are growing worse and worse for me and the world at large. Not sure how much longer I'll waste with these bandits as I need to get to the Northeast so I might help create a vaccine or cure with the blood in me before it becomes too late. Hell I hope there is a cure to be made as being able to move about without fear from most zombies is pretty nice, but I see this hunger and eventual end to my condition not being all that great.

I still can’t explain how I heal myself either that is something to work out too, before time runs out maybe the answer is in that. Much to think on. I'll take more days to rest and get this hunger under control and then get back to doing some damage to the bandit outpost I'm heading towards. Until next week keep surviving.