Entries by S. Jade Path

Cover Your Ears

by Karen Thrower   It’s been a year since the dead began rising from their graves, hunting whatever humans they could find. We tried to get them to eat animals, but there was something about us that they craved. It didn’t take long before we lost hope and shuttered ourselves in our homes. Then one […]

Season of the Zombie

by Shane Sinjun   “Revenge is a dish best served hot.” Rico turned from the campfire and flipped the pan-fried zombie brains onto Cat’s plate. It hadn’t taken long for word to get around. Cooking zombie brains altered the proteins in the meat. It tasted rich and salty, but this delicacy offered something even more […]

Joe’s Bar

by Jodie Angell   Joe’s Bar had changed considerably since the zombie apocalypse first broke out. He’d learned rather quickly that there was a shift in the market—instead of Sex on the Beach, mojitos, and piña coladas, his menu offered a variety of Molotov cocktails. He grabbed his firebombs from behind the bar and positioned […]

The Door

by Alden Terzo   The cellar door creaked and flexed as the hungry zombies outside pushed against it. Alone in the cellar, Olivia sliced a hunk of rotting meat and tossed it through a small opening high in the wall. It hit the ground outside with a plop. The noise and smell drew the zombies […]

The Cellar

by Tracy Davidson   My arms ache from swinging the scythe so often. Must have decapitated fifty already today, and it’s not even lunchtime. They outnumber us now. Most human survivors shelter offshore. Zombies don’t seem to like oceans. But I’m still a hundred miles from the nearest coast. Dammit, here’s another one, drooling at […]

I Guess Grannie Will Be Fine

by Greg Beatty   After Johnny’s parents died, Grannie raised him. She helped him with algebra, bullies, and dating. When the zombies came, it was time for Johnny to return the favour. “Grannie’s tough,” he told his wife. “But these days she just sits and knits.” When he got to her cottage, Grannie was sitting […]


by Pauline Yates   Desperate to stop the zombie apocalypse, the latest plague to afflict humanity, I draw my knife across Annie’s wrist and fill a bucket with her blood. Annie sways. “Will it work?” “It better or we’re dead.” Grabbing the bucket, I open the door and throw the blood over the advancing zombies. […]

A Zombie’s Guide to Alcoholism

by Sophie Wagner   I was bored; what can I say? Not like there’s anyone to judge me besides Martin, and he doesn’t do much. The first day I ran out of realistic solutions to cure him of the zombie virus, I injected him with orange juice. No result. Same with pineapple juice. However, vodka […]

Instructions to My Past Self

by Liam Hogan   Don’t study microbiology at university. Definitely don’t take Dr Meadow’s course on recombinant DNA. Whatever you do, don’t volunteer to look after her lab rats during summer break. Certainly don’t name one of them “Nipper”. Take July the 13th off. Any excuse will do. Someone else can feed her damned rats […]


by Ria Rees   The last city sprawls below—a hodgepodge of rooftop slums. With the deafening thump of helicopter blades pounding in my skull, I radio the pilot. “Target below. Keep us steady.” One finger trembling on the switch, I repeat my mantra. We tried everything. A small group hails us from a hospital helipad, […]