| Course 5: Horror/Suspense: Let me see your hand.
Author: Dr Armageddon Endikut
Date: 06-02-12 12:43
The Zombie Apocalypse is upon us, it started with some man in Florida eating off the face of a bum, the news said the person was high, but the joke was on everyone, the bum bit a nurse that was treating him, who scratched several patients, and soon we had an outbreak. We were holed up in an old bomb shelter from the 1950’s there was three of us, Mike, Janet, and Esther and me.
“Jim, what do you think is going on up there?” Esther asked me.
“Well, they will eventually run out of bodies, plus the heat would eventually rot the meat off their bones,” I said.
“I thought they were just crazy not really the undead,” Mike said twiddling his thumbs in gloves, strange.
“Either way it’s dangerous out there,” said Janet hiking up her pants.
“Agreed,” everyone said.
“How do you think it starts?” Janet asked.
“They get all twitchy, can’t hold still, then they get chills, eventually their eyes glaze over, and attack,” I said.
“But all it takes is one bite, one scratch and you are infected, heck a zombie flea could infect you,” Mike said.
“How do we know we are all scratch free?” Esther asked.
“We have to check each other to be certain,” I said.
“I’m not getting undressed in front of all of you!” Janet said.
“I’ll check Mike and vice versa, Esther and Janet can check each other in the other room,” I said motioning my head to an area divided by a sheet.
The women went behind the sheet while Mike and I stripped.
Mike kept his gloves on.
“Everything seems ok with the exception of your hands let’s see your hands Mike.” I said.
“We both seem fine,” Esther said dressing behind the sheet as did I and Mike.
“I’m cold,” Mike said.
“It’s just for a few minutes,” I said.
“I don’t want to,” Mike said.
“You want me to throw you out?” I asked.
“You don’t have the balls you bastard,” Mike said.
“Until I’ve seen your hands I can’t confirm you are safe, all it takes is one scratch to make you one of them, just one scratch,” I said.
“I feel a bit cold,” Janet said.
“It’s ok,” Esther said hugging Janet, trying to warm her up.
“Show me your hands,” I said grabbing a rifle.
“No, who made you the boss here?” Mike said.
“I found this shelter first,” I said pointing the rifle at Mike.
“I’m not a zombie take my word for it,” Mike said.
“If you aren’t, then you wouldn’t mind taking off your gloves,” I said.
“I don’t have anything to prove to you or anyone,” Mike said.
“It’s peace of mind, you saw for yourself every inch of me is unmarred, Esther and Janet looked at every inch of each other’s body to make sure they were safe,” I said.
“Then shoot me and take off my gloves, if it will give you peace of mind, but I hope you sleep well at night” Mike said as I blew him away. I pulled off his gloves, he was right, he was just cold, and I killed him in cold blood.
“Every inch? We kept our underwear on,” Esther said.
Just then, Janet got up her eyes glazed over and was clawing at Esther.
I shot both Janet and Esther.
I’m all alone, all alone while the world is going mad, and I gone mad with power in the process.