I mean, with zombies, there's that whole necrophilia taboo, along with the undead's propensity for dropping appendages at inopportune times. To come up with something semi-sexy involving zombies seems almost impossible.
Which is just the kind of thing that tweaks my interest, writing-wise. My husband's, too. Tell either of us it can't be done and we start brainstorming on how it can.
That's how the two of us came to be writing a zombie novel together. I'm not sure if we can keep the momentum to take it all the way to completion, but the early research has been fun. (For the record, we have not violated any corpses. Just read lots of books and watched many movies.)
Geoff and I have written together before, but never attempted something this big. He's good at keeping me grounded, story-wise, stopping me from doing things like having a zombie employed as an Organ Procurement Specialist.
I've also joined with a friend to gather zombie stories for an anthology we're putting together. We've gathered some really good stories, enough that we've already started to look for a publisher.
My immersion into the world of the walking dead has led to a number of disturbing dreams. Sometimes, I'm the hungry, stiff-armed stumbler wishing for some not-so-fast food, but most of the time, I'm the one being chased. After such dreams, I calm myself by remembering than while zombies eat flesh, their preference is brains.
With that being the case, I should be perfectly safe.
The East End Zombie Walk will take place at 6 p.m. Oct. 26 starting at Appalachian Power Park. For more information, visit holloweast.com. Karin Fuller can be reached via email at karinful...@gmail.com.