Monday, April 06, 2015

Reader's Diary #1139- Robb Walker: Reawakenings

 

"Reawakenings" by Robb Walker begins, "Now, what kind of ceremony did you have in mind? Did you want a traditional burial or a reawakening?" thus setting up the story's mysterious premise: what the heck is a "reawakening"?

I'm going to ruin some of the surprise by letting you know upfront that the story is about a creative and entrepreneurial man who refuses to let the zombie apocalypse ruin his funeral business.

I will also tell you that the story is funny and dark, as the better zombie stories tend to be. It's a welcomed and unexpected voice, this funeral director. You usually get a story from a victim point of view, or rising in popularity the zombie point of view, but this is neither, and I really enjoyed hearing from whom I thought would normally have been thought of as a minor character at best in more typical zombie tale.

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1 comment:

Barbara Bruederlin said...

Of course I am intrigued! I shall be reading!