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As many of you will know, the Zombie Apocalypse in my trilogy, The Common Cold: A Zombie Chronicle, is based upon the fact that we, both the government and the people will be mortally infected before we have a chance to realise what is happening, let alone having the chance to fight it. Picture yourself … Read moreThe Common Cold – The Death Of Us?
Have you heard of this acronym? In my experience 3-letter acronyms are the preserve of the IT industry, but in this instance they are very glad to give this one a wide berth. Female Genital Mutilation – three words that should never be present in the same sentence. I always knew this happened in primitive … Read moreFGM – The Most Frightening Acronym Ever Devised
Having read Jack Flacco’s interesting blog on parasites that might cause a form of zombie-ism, it reminded me of a part of my biology degree where we studied parasites. Thanks Jack, I’d nearly forgotten that! The Zombie Apocalypse sounds pleasant compared to parasites! Having said that, if we look around us there are a million … Read moreZombie Apocalypse – What REALLY Is The Biggest Threat?
This has been an interesting week for news, and while terrible things are going on elsewhere in the world, here in the UK we have had some rather interesting accusations coming from Parliament as well as, coincidentally, a rise in the population of Super-Rats. Let’s talk about rats first – the non-parliamentary kind. Several articles … Read moreOf Mice And Men, Or ‘Of Super-Rats And Politicians’
Charging into the woods at the bottom of the sloping field, the friends finally halted their panicked flight from the horrors they had just witnessed and hovering around in an untidy group gathered their frightened wits together. Babe noticed his big friend Goliath had a gash along the length of his flank. A little blood … Read moreBabe: Pig In The Apocalypse – Chapter 6 – Humbug and Preppers
At last! A way for a zombie to feel good about itself! Why should Botox, vampire facials, nipping and tucking be the domain of breathers alone? We can thank the gang warfare in a town called Ciudad Juárez in Mexico. In particular a dentist, a Dr Alejandro Hernández Cárdenas, is the man responsible for this … Read moreZombie Makeover
Answer: They have the same question in common – where does the soul go after infection or during teleportation? Have you ever watched Star Trek and given a little thought to what happens when a person is deconstructed and transported over a distance? What do you get at the other end? The original person – … Read moreWhat Do Teleportation and Zombies Have In Common?
Babe’s voice failed him. Not even a twat like Sid the cat could have distracted him after Simone’s voice had overwhelmed his mind. Her presence and aura was like a warm bath enveloping his brain and soothing him; all thoughts of their perilous circumstance or the wellbeing of his friends went clean out the window. … Read moreBabe: Pig In The Apocalypse – Chapter 5 – Conflict Of Interest
Qwackers wailed in dismay as he watched his beloved partner slowly change before his very eyes. Salma appeared to be increasingly distressed. Her eyes were bloodshot – not that that was easy to see, her little button eyes were always dark, and a tear rolled slowly down her beak. She began to quiver as if … Read moreBabe: Pig In The Apocalypse – Chapter 4 – Simone Pig
So, we lose all of our civilisation touches when the Apocalypse strikes. Or do we? Maybe the best thing to do is to work out, in advance, where all of the eco-houses and natural phenomenon technology has been installed. That way, when catastrophe strikes we can move into these areas and buildings and take advantage … Read morePower In The Apocalypse
The relief that Qwackers had survived his terrible ordeal was short-lived. The humans had heard all of Salma’s cries for help and, of course, Goliath’s not-so subtle approach to rescuing their friend. Now the once dignified creatures (they walked on two legs so they had to be) were crawling across the debris, their nacreous eyes … Read moreBabe: Pig In The Apocalypse – Chapter 3 – A Shaggy Dog Tail
Can we continue to control nature? How many of you realise that just before the detonation of the first atomic bomb, many scientists feared that it would trigger an unstoppable chain reaction that would engulf the world? There was a strong logic behind this potential outcome. In spite of that appalling risk to the whole … Read moreControl Nature
Shep and Babe came bounding out of the house running from the semi-clutches of Mrs Farmer and noticed that the Master was still swinging his wife’s hand wildly, although to be fair it looked like he’d also had a bit of a nibble from the wet end as he made his way over to the … Read moreBabe: Pig In The Apocalypse – Chapter 2 – Qwackers Nearly Qwoaks
I like my meat, there’s nothing tastier than a well-cooked steak or a lamb mince lasagne, especially when my better half is doing the cooking. Having said that, I tend to wonder if there is ever going to be a line that we draw on how much we will use poor dumb creatures for our … Read moreI’m Not A Vegetarian But…
“A bacon sarnie? How can you say that in front of…” the horse paused for a moment, nodding his head sideways to indicate the little piglet standing in the circle of friends. “Him,” he finished. “I’m just saying it like it is,” the cat, Sid, argued while at the same time smiling slyly. “It smells … Read moreBabe: Pig In The Apocalypse – Chapter 1 – The Beginning Of The End