Skinny Jeans of the Zombie Apocalypse

Posted by Nicky Drayden on May 1, 2011 in Announcements |

My story “Skinny Jeans of the Zombie Apocalypse” is now up at Allegory! If you haven’t already had your zombie fix for the day, head on over there and check it out. Here’s a sneak peek:

Evelyn stared at the ad kiosk in front of the Gap, unsure if it was worth risking her life for thirty-five percent off skinny jeans. Fifty, maybe. The hems on hers were fraying, and her mother always stressed the importance of keeping up appearances, especially in times like these. Still, Evelyn felt guilty about splurging on her wardrobe when warm food on the dinner table was no longer a guarantee.

She peeked around the kiosk, ignoring the smacking sound of Chanti polishing off the last bit of her Wetzel’s pretzel. At least twenty zombies were hoarded up inside the store, shuffling and ambling, folding knit cardigans with minimal dexterity, and straightening racks of striped hoodies with mindless abandon.

Chanti nudged her from behind. “Come on, Ev. It’s not like they’re going to bite,” she said, licking the salt off her fingers, then puckering her lips.

“But I’ve heard–”

“Rumors,” Chanti scoffed, then pushed Evelyn inside the store.

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In other news, I’m 700 words into my first Story a Day in May.  So far so good! I also made a short story sale to Daily Science Fiction!


Samuel Mae
May 1, 2011 at 1:30 pm

w00t on all counts, Nicole! *cheerleads*

May 2, 2011 at 8:43 am

Loved the story! I would probably brave a zombie-staffed store for the right discounts, too. 😛

Congrats on the DSF sale. And good luck with writing a story a day this month–wow!

Nicky Drayden
May 2, 2011 at 10:16 am

Thanks y’all!



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