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.)

Some good fortunes came through. The car and supplies I nabbed last week from that unfortunate bastard has proven to be a blessing.

He was pretty well stocked on water, canned food and a good bit of gasoline, but not all that much ammo or weapons. Pretty sure he had one or two on his person, but no way I was going near the zombie group currently going through his innards to find what he has on him. I managed to sneak down the hill, jump into his vehicle and get the frak out of there before the zombies could so much as get up from the still screaming body.

Now I've been cruising along the road the past week getting plenty of space between me and the trouble I left behind as I find myself in upper Texas on the way to New Mexico. Not a lot of zombies on the road or much of anything I have to say. And I've been loving it.

Not sure what still might be down this way, but with the amount of time I've spent traveling around the northeast, midwest and parts of the eastern seaboard, there just has to be something down southwest. I saw smoke rising over one ridge driving along, but wasn’t about to let curiosity or heroics lead me over that ridge. I was hauling as fast as this little engine can put out to get distance between whatever was going on over that way. Smoke that fresh and recent means people, zombies or both. And both are trouble.

I put about two hours worth of driving between me and the smoke I saw; eventually pulling off the road and into this open repair shop to hide out in. I got it all sealed up tight and locked down before getting my stuff semi-unpacked to eat before a few hours of shut-eye. I need to keep an eye out in case I was spotted and could have some unwelcome company if that's the case.

Sleep still doesn’t come too easy now, but I do manage it. I'll be thankful to get some tonight as have a lot of traveling to do. With possible danger only a few hours back distance is the only safety I can count on.