This idea for this story was brought up by my eight year old son. Well in all fairness to him he had actually just told me a random fact about the world that he learned on one of his animal shows that he watched which after watching the most dangerous seventy two animals, insects, and water dwelling species in Australia no longer has any interest in visiting the down under for fear everything there will kill him.
But it’s little facts like that, that at certain times can change the way you think about something, something that seems so out of the box and then you reassess it and say holy shit how did I never thing about this before. What is this mad man saying and why am I reading this you say? Well stick with me, I’ll get you there, it took me a couple days thinking about zombie topics that would be fun to write about to come up with this little gem.
Have you heard someone say hey I don’t like the water? I think I’d prefer to stay on shore. The chances are that yes you have. If not you’ve never seen Jaws and heard the sheriff that worked on an island, sorry squirrel back to the point, ZOMBIES. The one very important thing that I’ve noticed consistently in all of the movies that I’ve watched. One, zombies, they can’t swim. Two, a even better thing, they can’t float either, those zombies go down and they don’t come back up, instant sinkage which leads me to believe they don’t breath. This is a win for us. Now I am quite aware of the movies where they come back up after walking across the bottom of a lake and come out on the other side. So all of the following will come out to saying use the deep bodies of water! Shallow is bad, they’ll reach up and pull you over the edge.
One other thing that you need to consider in the event of a zombie apocalypse is that there is approximately seventy one percent of the world is covered with water, seventy one percent. Now if you need to carry around ammunition how many rounds could you bring with you? Would your gun melt before you killed all of the zombies? Now think of something and try not to get overly excited but just a little because we are all zompoc fiends here. Water cannon, I know lets say it again, water cannon, god would that be the shit or would it not. Imagine being in a ocean, a river, or a lake and having what looks to be an endless supply of water that you can keep the zombies at bay with, or even better having an endless supply of water to sit atop on a boat with and fish to catch and eat. You could live out the apocalypse being a beach bum moving from shore to shore keeping things safe. How bad would that be? And since almost all of the writers I know live somewhere on the coast just think of having a damn ocean at your disposal. Who makes cannons you say? I don’t know but wouldn’t it be fun to find out. So in closing buy a boat, buy a big boat, and learn to love the water, deep water, very deep!
Mike Evans lives in Iowa with his wife and children. He writes for character depth because he wishes for you to love the character, regardless if they are the villain or the hero. He likes to write from a unique perspective, doing things with books that no one has done before. He keeps his characters realistic, there are no superhero like events that will happen. There are no perfect characters in his books, everyone has their flaws much like that of life.
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