Starting Over: When Zombies Date

Single Zombie Female seeks Single Human Male for friendship, long walks, movies, and possibly more. Must have an open mind and a strong stomach. Necrophilia a plus. No smoking. For a picture, email me at

“There,” she thought, as she hit the ‘submit’ button.  “That should do it. I am ready for a fresh start.”

She went to the mirror to check her make-up and prosthetics before taking a selfie. She’d gotten hair extensions and color earlier that day, and wanted to take a good picture before heading out for her nightly stroll around the neighborhood. She always came home so disheveled.

Drat, that gash in her left cheek was looking indented again. She’d have to fill it in with some silicone before taking her profile picture.

Fortunately, she had a few prosthetics already made-up from her trusty Dragon Skin FX-Pro make-up kit. By now, she was pro at filling in the missing pieces and spots of decay.

“God, it’s like being a teen-ager for the rest of my life,” she muttered to herself. “This eff-ing sucks.”

Ever since that awful night when they had attacked her and her friends outside the bar, she’d been traumatized by flash-backs. The grabbing. The biting. Every time she looked at her reflection, she couldn’t help but see her attackers in herself.

Whenever she got down, her therapist had told her to look out for what he called, ‘negative self-talk.’

“I’m doing it again. Okay, what’s my mantra…. Beauty is only skin-deep. I am the same wonderful woman. I am smart, kind, and worthy of love. Being a zombie doesn’t define the true ME.”

Feeling better, and with her face back in order, she practiced a coy grin, cocked out her hip, thrust out her breast, and snapped the picture.

She smiled at her reflection and said, “It’s never too late to start over.

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28 thoughts on “Starting Over: When Zombies Date

    1. Thanks! I didn’t even consider making this a series, but you’ve given me an idea. Since this started out as a response to a Daily Prompt, all my daily prompt responses from here on out will be little pieces of zombie life.

    1. Thanks! It was fun to write 🙂
      I read your post tonight in my email. I’m so glad for you…middle ground makes so much sense. I’d like to talk about that when we get together. Also, go to my top secret page and click the post link to request access to my new shadow site. Let me know if it works.

    1. Thank you!
      It was a response to the Daily Post Challenge on “Starting Over” and they asked for fiction… so… here we are with my very first attempt ever at writing fiction. It was so much fun to write!
      Thanks for reading and commenting. I do appreciate it 🙂

      1. Are you kidding me, Kylie. This is your first attempt at writing fiction? I was looking on your site for an ebook to buy. You must be a natural storyteller. Great post.

        1. Ha!

          Thanks 🙂
          I used to find short stories my mom had written on notebook paper. Must run in the family, and all this blogging is letting it out!

            1. I’ll have to write one just for you!

              Thanks for the encouragement. It means so much. I’m in the midst of so much change, and starting to wonder if *writing* is going to be the next phase of life for me.

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