I’m on a strict schedule these days. Hit the bed as early as 10 in the night and wake up at 5 in the morning. I start working at 5 and by 8 I am either done with most of my work or a little is left for the rest of the day… I make coffee and breakfast and consume it while reading the newspaper. Then, I do some browsing for a while (not more than one hour) and force myself back to reading/writing. At 12, I stop all that and concentrate on making lunch; salad and juice… yes, that’s what I eat these days for lunch or some nice Chicken and Rice. Then I sleep for a while (2 hrs.) and wake up to make a strong tea. From there I work for 3 Hrs. and at 7 starts making dinner. Now, the deal with dinner is that I can either cook it or go out to a fine restaurant to have it. Sometimes I call for company. Sometimes I don’t. Most of the time there’s nothing more exquisite than the company of my own self and I plug-in the earphone, start my bat-bike and ride out to have something. And, dinner has to be something tough. Something great and satisfying to provide me a good sleep for 7 Hrs…
Yesterday, I made a slight change in the schedule. The day began as a cloudy one and I thought I should go out to buy some books. I was running out of books and I wanted to go out after spending so many days indoors. I was beginning to feel like Charlton Heston in The Ωmega Man, where he plays the last man on earth alive who is destined to fight a group of nocturnal mutant humans. Actually, the world outside is no better than what the film shows! The building I live is filled with Zombies.
“……they roam the roads at night. During the day-time, they run up and down stairs and howl and bite at each other. I know, it is foolish to expect civilized behaviour from Zombies but this what they do. Sadly, I’m running out of bullets and I have to pay a visit to the military armory in the city for a refill….that itself is an adventure. There are soldier zombies there; zombies that are well versed in Combat!” (Excerpts from the Zombie Diaries I am writing…)
So, I went out for a long ride and bought some books. Two of them were Coffee Table Books; one on Ancient Trade Routes and the other was titled ‘Modern Paintings and Sculpture from the Collection of the late Edgar J. Kaufmann, Jr.’ I have started reading the first one yesterday night itself. It has a lot of amazing photographs and maps… Maps! Did I tell you I love maps? I love looking at them… finding out routes and mountain passes and borders and strategic points. There was a time I had a huge collection of maps and my favorite time-pass was to spread them on my worktable and closely analyze them. They were all maps of Europe and Asia in the Middle Ages. My father used to think I was going crazy. My mother asked me if I want to become a Cartographer. Well, we live in an age were Maps are made by satellites.
These books are what I read now when I’m not killing Zombies at night. They interrupted my sleep yesterday, when a group of them ran up and down the stairs, howling at each other. I didn’t get a clear shot. These days, they use some sort of a clear communication method. I don’t understand that. They also started planting Milk Bombs outside my door. It is some sort of a Zombie tactics where they use old Milk packets (the milk will have gone bad and the packet will be like a balloon, whirring all by itself, as if a slight wind could make it explode) to ambush me. I escaped from one yesterday.
- Introducing: The World’s First Zombie Sensor (simplisafe.com)
- Warm Bodies – the funniest zombie book I have ever read! (gcbooks.wordpress.com)
- Surviving a Zombie Apocalypse in Pittsburgh (local.answers.com)
- REVIEW: Zombie Outback (thexblig.com)
- Unique summer camp prepares visitors for Zombie apocalypse (globalnews.ca)
- Why Do Zombies Want Brains? (miriamjoywrites.com)
- Zombie Apocalypse (renowood.wordpress.com)
- Zombie Apocalypse Slingshot, By Montie Gear (zombiezine.org)