I had meant to do separate posts in 2014 for these fantastic holiday zombie stories, but time got away from me.
I was really excited Anthony Renfro gave me a copy of A Zombie Trilogy to read.
What do zombies do for the holidays?
Let’s start with A Zombie Thanksgiving and find out, shall we?
Dawn went to the market, shopping for her holiday feast. She had to walk over the dead bodies and kill a couple zombies to get to the “goodies”. The blood, guts and nauseating smells didn’t even phase her. She missed the simple things, like a run through Raleigh on a cool crisp fall day, but those days were done.I was so hoping she would find the turkey to finish off the feast for the small band of survivors. She risked her life to try and have one “normal” day. What would you risk? 4 Stars for this short and wonderful feel good story for a thankful time of year.
The zombie tried to take off with Rudolf and he wasn’t going to allow it. It’s the little things that keep us sane and we all have a point in our lives, where enough is enough. A Zombie Christmas is comical and horrible at the same time. Can you picture zombie carolers singing Silent Night and Frosty? In times of trouble, there are those who stand up and give of themselves, expecting nothing in return. 4 Stars for this short and heartwarming Christmas story.
A Zombie New Year by Anthony Renfro
A girl on her own, trying to survive not only zombies, but men of the human (?) kind and a ghost too. Could you do it? At times I felt sorry for Joe, other times I felt he deserves whatever he gets. Joe and Becky had gotten separated during the zombie attack. They had shouted to meet where the acorn dropped on New Year’s Eve. Who would show? Or would either make it? 4 Stars for this horribly sweet short story of love and hope.
How about a bonus story. We don’t want to forget about the vampires at holiday time, do we? Ever meet a Parrothead vampire? How about a vampire who’s favorite time of year is Christmas? Do they decorate trees with lots of blinking, sparkling lights? He decorated his casket with tinsel. He looked 25, dressed in jeans and work boots. He would have played music if he felt no one would hear. His favorite song is Margaritaville. Discovering Christmas had changed his feeding pattern. Now he chose mostly those who deserved it. He should have met up with the thugs who intended to rape Becky in A Zombie New Year. He even listened to music in his coffin with an mp3 player. I love him and the humorous writing of Anthony Renfro. 5 Star for this fun vampire short story.
This is a wonderful collection of short stories for the holidays, or any time, that I would love to buy for all my friends and family.
I chose this version of Margaritaville, because Jimmy Buffet did this benefit concert for the Gulf Coast after the BP oil spill.
ABOUT ANTHONY RENFRO
Anthony Renfro lives in Apex, North Carolina. He is a reader, writer, runner, husband, father, and stay at home dad – one of the toughest jobs anyone could ever do. He was born in Bristol, Tennessee, and is a graduate of UNC-Greensboro.
You can find him at many spots on the web, but if you really need to find his center in the social media storm it would be at his blog, apoetryjourney.wordpress.com.
Now reach out, just beyond the light, right into that big black space, and let him take your hand on a journey into cold dark places. You will be scared, and you may even be terrified, but in the end you might just find you liked the ride.
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