art by Cheryl Owen-Wilson
Just the Facts: A Zombie Story
by Cat Rambo
1. There are zombies.
2. Zombies can turn up anywhere. If your mom dies in her sleep, she'll become a zombie that doesn't care whose brain she's (slowly) eating.
3. They are not particularly fast. Some people even poke fun at that. There's a famous web comic called Late Zombies, but has the hero zombie always showing up too late to eat someone.
4. The comic's readership has been declining lately.
5. The web comic creator, seeing the slipping numbers and worrying that her art was becoming stale, has decided to live with zombies for several weeks. She commissioned a plexiglass cage in which to do so, like a shark cage for divers.