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    An Open Letter to ‘Tales of World War Z’, from Pete Bevan
    October 18, 2010  Uncategorized   Tags:   

    To the writers and readers of TOWWZ,

    By now you may be aware of the ‘Oxford Incident’. It has been reported on the BBC, Daily Mail, and Guardian websites as having been a group of disaffected students “going postal” in the Summertown area of Oxford after a night of mephedrone and cheap supermarket alcohol.

    (edit: At the time of posting all references and links to this news report have been removed by the various websites)

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-oxfordshire-10955861

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2010/aug/12/uk-student-riot-oxford

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/article-1378900/Oxford-student-riot.html

    According to the report they broke out of their student  flat, moving through the street attacking people with axes and knives in some sort of bloodlust. The Daily Mail is already saying that they were all Muslim Terrorists. It was reported that they decided to take their frustrations out on society for their failing grades and spiralling addictions.

    Let me ask you this though: If you are good enough to go to Oxford, would you be damaged enough to go on a rampage through one of the most affluent cities in the UK? It stinks of cover up and obfuscation.

    My suspicions were confirmed when I received a call from an old friend yesterday evening. I have transcribed it verbatim below. It makes for spine chilling reading, but the text cannot convey the fear in his voice. I can hear him now talking over the Police sirens and chaos in Summertown. He would have wanted me to protect his identity, so for the sake of this article I will call him Tom.

    /phone rings

    Me: “Hello?”

    Tom: “Pete, it’s Tom.”

    Me: ”Hello mate. Long time no speak. How are you?”

    Tom: “To be honest, I’m freaked out. Have you heard about this thing in Oxford?”

    Me: “Yeah. Someone linked the BBC article on Facebook, but its pretty vague. Something about some students rioting?”

    Tom: “ Well, that’s bollocks!”

    Me: ”Really!”

    Tom: “Its saying that they went, crazy but that’s bullshit.”

    Me: “Why’s that then?”

    Tom: “Look, I live across the road from them, and I know…knew one of the guys pretty well and they are….were massive Zombiphiles.”

    Me: (Laughs) “Well, I’ve been accused of the same in my time.”

    Tom: “Nothing like this, though, Pete, I mean I’ve been round their house and it’s like a fucking shrine to George Romero. Their house was a tip, like any student house, but they’ve got piles of DVD’s stacked up to the roof! It must be every Zombie film ever made, and books, posters, Xboxes with that Zombie game on permanently. Seriously, mate, they put on Zombie Walks and parties every other week. Anyway, I met this guy in the pub and we got chatting. So we got a bit pissed (For our American readers ‘a bit pissed’ in this context means ‘very drunk’) and started talking about that Tales of the Zombie thing you have some stuff on. He said he knew all about it and if I liked Zombies I should come round.”

    Me: “Right.”

    Tom: “Well, I wouldn’t normally do this, but we lived on the same street, so we walked back here and went in when he said he had some beer in the house. I was a bit pissed to be honest, I’d had a few before we left.His house was filthy, and I mean disgusting, take-away food trays everywhere, beer cans, ashtrays full, and the whole house stank of weed and sweat. You know that really strong shit, what is it? Skunk? Anyway, they are watching some obscure Asian shit on a big TV, with gore and body parts everywhere. They just sat there watching and not saying a word, just passing these massive joints round.”

    Me: “Sounds lovely.” (Sarcasm)

    Tom: “Hehe, yeah right. So, I’m not so drunk that I get the wiggins and just get out of there as quick as I can. Anyway, so I kind of start keeping half an eye on the house and I see them coming and going looking like a bunch of tramps. I don’t think any of them went to Uni any more. So that was a few weeks ago, and I thought they had been kicked out or something as the grass on the front path got so high, I thought they would struggle to open the front door. Anyway I had the morning off today as I was having a new fridge delivered, so I’m sitting there watching Jeremy Kyle (again for our American readers Jeremy Kyle is like Jerry Springer but for a lower class of clientele) in my pants with a cup of tea….”

    Me: ”Too much information fella!”

    Tom: ”….and I hear this scream. Like a real loud, blood curdling scream. So I rush to the window and I see them. They’ve got this…..*ahem* …they’ve got this girl on the ground and there’s blood everywhere and she’s stopped screaming and they are pulling big bits of her out and eating it! I start to think its like a stunt or something, for their latest party, until I see this Special (NB: Again for our American reader a ‘Special Constable’ are Volunteer Police.) go over. They drag him down as well and he’s screaming into his radio and …and…they pulled his fucking arm off, Pete! I could smell it. You know like that smell you get when you walk into a butchers. That meat smell.”

    Me: “Tom, look. Calm down. It’s a stunt. They aren’t real.”

    Tom: “That’s what I kept telling myself, it was a stunt. A fucking good stunt, but a stunt anyway.”

    Me: “That’s all it was mate, just some sick students having a laugh. The Special was probably in a costume from a Hire shop with a few blood bags. Trust me.”

    Tom: “Thing is Pete, when I first heard the girl scream, she was moving. She was flailing her arms round and screaming and by the time the Special was on the ground, there wasn’t much of the girl left. So how did they fake that? Eh?”

    Me: “Dunno. Maybe some projector thing like that Gorillaz concert, with a mesh across the street making the projection look 3D?”

    Tom: ”Pete. Listen. There wasn’t any fucking mesh across the street. So, I keep watching and people are keeping a fair distance and these guys are just chewing away with that sound…you know when a dog has a bone… that crunching, tearing sound? Anyway, I hear sirens and the Police turn up and circle the scene while some officers dive in there with Pepper spray and batons. Well, these guys get injured as well, and then I see the Special get up. I mean, not even Stan Winston could do effects like that. He didn’t…he didn’t have any insides mate. It was all just gone and he’s up and walking. How the fuck did they fake that?”

    Me:”I, er…”

    Tom:” So anyway, it’s chaos and the injured Police are trying to get out the way. More Police turn up and they’re shouting instructions at the guys, so they start using tasers, which make them dance like a puppet on string but don’t stop them. They don’t even slow down mate, so I hear more sirens and it’s the Armed Response guys! They pile out while the….the……fuck it! The fucking Zombies, Pete, alright! The fucking Zombies are just chew…

    (At this point the Tom becomes unintelligible as he is talking so fast and his voice is shaky)

    Me: “Tom! Tom! Calm down, mate! I can’t understand what you’re saying. Just take a breath and calm down. Just take a second.”

    (I can hear Tom breathing hard as he tries to calm himself. After 10 or twenty seconds he starts again.)

    Tom: “ I’m okay. I’m okay………The Armed Response unit turn up and they start barking at the……Students to cease and desist. Thing is they aren’t listening, and they start to turn on the Armed Response. I hear the gunfire and they start to drop. I mean, I’ve never heard gunfire before, it’s not like anything in a film, it’s like a crack that echoes round the street. After a minute or so its over. They are all down, Students, Coppers, witnesses, everyone, and The Police are ‘mopping up’ the area as all these ambulances turn up. I hear a knock at the door but I don’t answer.”

    Me:”So, are you still in your flat?”

    Tom: “Yeah, but not for long. I’m getting out the back and going South. I have an Auntie who lives in Cornwall so I’m gonna go there. I suggest you guys do the same. Thing is Pete, and this is where it gets really weird, I put up a tweet about it and somehow it gets picked up by this Japanese guy. He contacts me and his English is shit, but he reckons the same thing happened in Japan about a month ago. I think he says it was at a cinema, and he and his missus were in a restaurant across the street and there was a Zombie film marathon going on and the police turned up and killed everyone. He filmed it on his phone, but as soon as he posted it on Youtube, it was removed and the police turn up at his house and took his phone and his PC. He did tell me something else but I didn’t get what he was saying…Shit.”

    Me: “What?”

    Tom: “Two Police vans have just turned up outside. Pete, I’m going. Now.”

    Me: “Tom! Wait!”

    /click.

    I have been scared to ring back in case they trace my number, assuming they caught up with him.

    I took a moment after the call to check myself and I’m not ashamed to say I was sweating. I took a long time to consider if this was a wind up, but that’s not Tom’s style. He’s a close friend, an old friend, and, I trust him. So maybe it was an elaborate hoax by the students, but you should have heard the sound of his voice. It was earnest, sincere. It wasn’t like he was sniggering in his hand or anything. So, the upshot is this:

    I believe him.

    I know its not much of a stretch of the imagination for me to believe him given all the “Z” stuff I have read and written. I have an entire bookshelf devoted to the genre, but I can’t escape the tone in his voice. The fear. The gravitas. If it’s a hoax, then he has got me hook line and sinker. If he comes back on the phone saying “Ahhhh, sucker I got you!” I’ll let you know, but I can’t escape this nagging fear.

    I didn’t sleep much last night, let me tell you. I have been mulling this over, and it keeps running round my head back to one conclusion. I have a theory that’s its not a virus. There have been two independant “outbreaks” under similar circumstances. This seems unlikely, and I know of no virus that can re-animate the Dead. I haven’t heard of any meteorites making landfall, and if it were Gods’ final judgement, why just England and Japan? Why not everywhere? My theory is more esoteric.

    We did this.

    You, me, Ryan, Clitoris Rex, Jeff DeRego, Nick Lloyd, Clay Dugger, George Romero and Danny Boyle. Everyone who has lived breathed and dreamed of Zombies for the last forty years has caused this. If you don’t believe me, have a look on Lulu.com, the self-publishing website. I counted fourteen thousand Zombie books there, and that’s not counting traditionally published works. Type ‘Zombie’ into Google. Forty five million results. Look at the entries for Zombie on IMDB.  Thousands and thousands of films from big budget blockbusters to little Taiwanese schlock horror flicks. Hundreds of games from high def big action titles to little flash zombie simulators. We love Zombies, and that may be our undoing.

    The internet and 21st century media connects us to other social groups of similar interests in a much more global way than ever before. That’s why I can chew the fat with Clay and Jeff thousands of miles away over Skype, discussing ideas and stories.

    You are probably the same. “Have you read this new Zombie book? Seen this new film? Played this new game?”.  The psychic effort of a billion zombie fans, all pushing and pushing at the meme, until it takes on a life of its own. Like Oxford. Like an Internet pushed drug. Existential philosophers have stated that through belief, we created God. I’m no philosopher, but perhaps the psychic effort creates others realities as well.

    Who can prove that reality itself is fixed, immutable, solid? Perhaps the net itself which, lets face it, is only about fifteen years old when it comes to mass public usage, allows a connection of minds unheard of in human history. An alignment of thought that can warp and buckle the reality of those so immersed, so changed by the meme that they become something more. Or, perhaps, something less, than they are supposed to be? We’ve let the Genie out of the bottle with the Internet, with no idea how it’ll turn out.

    I’m not making any sense. I guess I’m panicking a bit.

    Look at it a different way: Its been proven that bacteria can flourish in non-oxygenated, sunless environments, both here on Earth and in the Solar System. By extension we can assume this is the case in the wider Universe. Isn’t it odd that none of those bacteria have ever evolved to the point of sentience? Could it be that alien societies see a brief flowering of intellectual and technological brilliance, before the population creates a self destructive meme? Perhaps thousands or millions of societies have existed in the universe before ours, to be snuffed out at the moment of their greatest achievement by the psychic creation of their own downfall. Not Zombies per se, but their own fears manifest, like the creature in ‘Forbidden Planet’. Maybe there is a critical mass of population that causes this?

    My own fear is this: What happens as more people get caught up in the unconscious wish for Zombies, say when the ‘World War Z’ film comes out? What if a significant event is going to happen that the authorities can’t control and it gathers momentum in the ways we have all written about on ‘Tales of World War Z’?

    Rest assured no matter how many guns you Americans own, or how good at survival you are, or even how ruthless you think you will become. It won’t be how you imagine it. Imagination has its own built-in buffer to protect the fragile mind. No matter how horrible you think it will be, the reality will be far worse.  You will watch those you love die before your very eyes. Then as the full unshielded horror unfolds, you will start to shake as the Post Traumatic Stress Disorder hits, to the point where you can’t function. You can’t survive. Think about the reality of it. Not some sanitised film version, or some heroic nonsense, that finds you battling your way through a thousand dead with a buzzing chainsaw. I want you to consider that this is not a story. This is reality.

    Finally, even if you survive the lottery of the Zombie Apocalypse, then the unwritten reality of starvation, disease, cholera, dysentery, infections, and madness will rob you of you health and sanity until we are extinct. It won’t be the heroic or dark entertainment we write about for fun, it will be the end of man written, in the bacteria of decay. There will be no survivors, for that is the very meaning of the word ‘Apocalypse’.

    We have one chance.

    Delete the meme.

    Ryan, I beg you, delete TOWWZ from the server and destroy the links. Jeff, leave Pleasant Hollow lie. Rex, keep the darkness within yourself. David, never speak of Riley and her struggle. Tom, finish with the diary in the basement and burn it forever. Readers, delete all links to this site and any site with Zombies. Burn your books, DVD’s and games. Delete all Wikipedia entries and spread the word. Don’t teach your kids the meaning of the word Zombie. Maybe we can prevent further outbreaks before its too late. We can delete the apocalypse. Share this, digg this, tweet this and spread it on Facebook.

    Good God, this gives the next sentence a whole new meaning.

    “Lead them to Victory”

    God help us all, and good luck.

    Pete

    (Note from the Editors of TOWWZ: Since receiving this email we have not been able to contact Pete by email, or through social networking sites. If you know his wherabouts, please ask him to get in touch!)

    47 Comments

    1. So it begins…….

      by the way…loved this quote “it will be the end of man written, in the bacteria of decay.”

      good luck all, aim true and save one for yourself

      Comment by Half-Baked McBride on October 18, 2010 @ 9:34 am

    2. Think Pete’s been eating mushrooms. Interesting theory, but if mass thought could evolve into reality than the world would have ended in 1986 with Halley’s Comet, in Y2K, and it will again in 2012. Those were more popular fears than zombies. I hope whatever has you spun-up Pete brings you back down soon. Grab an umbrella Mr. C. Little, even though I don’t think you need it.

      Comment by RandyB on October 18, 2010 @ 11:09 am

    3. Oh, and Pete, you tape record your phone conversations with your friends? That’s a little unusual…..

      Comment by RandyB on October 18, 2010 @ 11:13 am

    4. Is there any way to verify that this is really even from Pete?

      Comment by zombob on October 18, 2010 @ 11:25 am

    5. Nice spin on the TOWWZ story. Kind of turning the mirror on the enthusiasts as part of the experience. You are an excellent writer Mr. Bevan. Are you published yet? If you write it I’ll buy it.

      Comment by Scooter on October 18, 2010 @ 11:53 am

    6. Jeez, people, way to support Pete, there. It’s called FICTION. Hello, Mcfly! Just because the tale is out of the ordinary dosn’t mean he’s lost it or believes it.
      I for one enjoy a new take on the same old Zombie story. We have all read that same story. This one, refreshingly, isn’t it.
      Good job on this, Pete. As usual.

      Comment by cdugger on October 18, 2010 @ 12:00 pm

    7. bring the apocolypse, i will stand and fight, the death of my loved ones will strengthen my will to fight, i understand small medications to help me survive and can hunt for food and grow a garden as i learned from my father, strengthen the meme, and when/if it is the end of us, make sure we go down fighting

      Comment by goopman on October 18, 2010 @ 1:55 pm

    8. I don’t know about you guys but I’m prepared.

      Comment by sdot on October 18, 2010 @ 2:25 pm

    9. i’m going bowling

      Comment by the dude on October 18, 2010 @ 2:38 pm

    10. Slink away into the night
      Broken and bloodied from the fight
      Later on that Oxford night
      I had to get away..

      Pitter patter on the ground
      The blood escapes out and down
      From the widely gaping frown
      Torn deeply in my leg

      It was impossible
      It couldn’t be
      That man who stood
      In front of me
      Gnawing gnashing clawing me
      Aching for the taste of flash
      I need to get away..

      Suddenly my consciousness regains
      Pieces together the remains
      Of my life before the fear
      Brought on by Pete’s telling here
      I’ll never get away..

      Comment by Sleinte O'Donnell on October 18, 2010 @ 4:06 pm

    11. I realize this is a fiction site but I can’t help wondering.

      Comment by Terry Schultz on October 18, 2010 @ 6:19 pm

    12. Awesome, kinda Blair witch, kinda Diaries of the Dead(that’s the one with the film students, right?) definitely edgy and different. There’s an actual philosophy about this, how gods are the creation of man, not man the creation of gods. Nice seeing it applied to the genre so passionately without that passion sounding too awful forced or comiic

      Comment by Juke on October 18, 2010 @ 6:38 pm

    13. How dare Pete leave me out!

      Comment by Barrett on October 18, 2010 @ 7:45 pm

    14. cdugger, I do support Pete. He is my favorite author on this site. I was simply having fun with the hysterics of the story. I have also enjoyed your work very much too. I appreciate your comment, but there is no need to be concerned about my intentions, or intelligence. Thanks.

      Comment by RandyB on October 18, 2010 @ 9:08 pm

    15. i see what you did there…

      Comment by rap on October 18, 2010 @ 11:00 pm

    16. I’m a bit overweight, so I don’t think I’d make it very long, but I’m armed pretty well so they may get me, but I’ll take a few of them with me.

      Comment by Doc on October 18, 2010 @ 11:44 pm

    17. Great stuff and timely too. A bit from the pages of the Secret and Orson Welles. Terrific job.

      Comment by James Kidd on October 19, 2010 @ 5:58 am

    18. Update:
      Pete teletyped me this morning from a disused WWII bunker he’s holed up in at an undisclosed location. He wishes us all the best with our impending doom and asks that we send him toilet tissue as it’s price will rival that of Gold once the apocalypse begins.
      Who can stand an itchy bum right?
      Anyhoo. The privy paper drop’s can be made at a farmers field at the following coordinates: 55.933169,-3.798394

      Comment by Barrett on October 19, 2010 @ 5:01 pm

    19. Great story and an entertaining twist on the typical zombie story. By the way, can the toilet paper he’s requesting be new or used?

      Comment by K John on October 19, 2010 @ 7:52 pm

    20. Fuck man. I was like holding my breath that whole time. Until I saw that he recorded his conversation with his friend. This reaaaaaally freaked me out.

      Comment by Ashley on October 19, 2010 @ 9:12 pm

    21. Oh you laugh now. Poor deluded fools. Muhahahahhaha *cough*

      And don’t you record all your phone conversations? *paranoid twitch*

      Seriously, the tape recorder thing was picked up during editting and I thought I had removed all references. Unfortunately one snuck through, but its now been removed.

      @barrett: Sorry but I couldn’t include everyone who had posted on here as the story would just been a huge list of names! And I’m fine for toilet paper thank you (new and used).

      @Sleinte: Great poem thank you.

      @RandyB: I see what you are saying but I saw the internet ‘Hive Mind’ as being pivotal in this, as a shared consciousness, that and I have been thinking a lot about the Fermi Paradox. So this is a mash up of the two concepts.

      I was planning to get this out on Twitter I even talked to the Ed about fake web pages and such like to make it more realistic, but then I had this image of some nutter reading it and going out and shooting his neighbours, so I lost my nerve!

      Plus it was something very different that I wanted to do just for TOWWZ..

      Thanks for the comments once again *bows*

      Comment by Pete Bevan on October 20, 2010 @ 1:36 am

    22. I was privileged enough to get to read this before publishing and think it got just the reaction Pete wanted. Congrats on getting it up here mate and once again thanks for the mention, although it won’t stop me from being a zombieaholic 🙂

      Comment by Nick Lloyd on October 20, 2010 @ 2:20 am

    23. Thanks for the proofread Nick.

      Comment by Pete Bevan on October 20, 2010 @ 4:13 pm

    24. Just genius. My head just got pushed through the 4th wall 😛

      Comment by Sudonim on October 22, 2010 @ 6:24 am

    25. When I sent it to Ryan I said I was trying to ‘take a lumphammer to the fourth wall’ 🙂

      Comment by Pete Bevan on October 22, 2010 @ 7:35 am

    26. I bow to a master,
      Finally someone managed to capture the vibe H.G Wells used for The War of the Worlds hoax, and adapted it for Internet usage.

      It was frightening, to the extent it gave me an amount of uneasy pause for a bit. Jaded and desensitized as I am due to constant exposure to Horror media and a violently dysfunctional early life, for a story to elicit a trickle of genuine unease in me….

      Bravo. All I can say. 5 out of 5 stars sir. If I may be so bold as to offer you advice, I would recommend you continue to polish this story and seek publication in an anthology. This story has “it”, and I believe could get you some initial exposure as a writer.

      And no, I don’t go around saying such things to anyone when I find a story I really like. Something about this story just jumped out and put the thought in my mind (after the visceral unease had passed), that this story would be in good company in the Mammoth Book of Zombies or the Mammoth Book of Zombie Apocalypse, or The Living Dead anthologies (maybe The Living Dead 3?)

      I’m serious as a heart attack. You should really consider the idea. This is the kind of story I want in an anthology I pay 14.99-19.99$ for.

      Comment by Shawn on October 26, 2010 @ 3:23 am

    27. Ah! Magnificent, Mister Bevan! This one honestly had me going for a bit. I mean, I looked up ‘Oxford Incident’ on Google and didn’t get squat, which dispelled my belief for a second, but the whole thing about the Japanese guy losing his phone and about Tom being taken off by the cops made me doubt my own theory, and that dragged me back into it.

      I honestly began to think, “Hey, maybe Petey’s right, here. Maybe the governments of the world covered this one up. I mean, they’ve pulled off bigger lies before, and there’s been precedent for this kind of mindlessly homicidal behavior- the whole ‘running amok’ thing, where people will randomly lapse into homicidal rages. So… What if he’s right? What if there’s some sort of new version of running amok, wherein the ‘infected’ instead emulate the monster they’re most intrigued by?”

      Of course, once you got more esoteric, that sort of broke it for me, but it was a hell of a ride while it lasted. Bravo, sir.

      Comment by Liam Perry on October 26, 2010 @ 6:37 pm

    28. Thanks Liam as I said I had a whole plan with fake web pages, I was gonna get some friends to mock up facebook conversations about it on my short story page, I had google street view pics of the area. I even signed up for twitter and was going to do somthing on that. Go for the full on War of the Worlds thing. However I just had this horrible image of a slightly unhinged TOWWZ fan (mentioning no names of course but you know who you are!) going out and shooting his neighbours.

      Yes I lost my nerve.

      Comment by Pete Bevan on October 27, 2010 @ 6:17 am

    29. Brilliant! Bravo! Really creeped me out, a tingle of real fear at the back of my head because what if…. That said, I think you chose a good point at which to end this exercise in, I dunno, guess it would be “Literature in the round” or something? Experimental literature? Anyways, very cool, well done.

      Comment by T.J. McFadden on October 28, 2010 @ 2:15 pm

    30. I pissed myself man!! I’ll definatly be holding onto my girlfriend very tight when i go to sleep. . .

      Comment by Brandon on October 30, 2010 @ 6:27 pm

    31. check her for bites first tho eh?

      Comment by Pete Bevan on October 31, 2010 @ 11:37 am

    32. I love this quote too: “it will be the end of man written, in the bacteria of decay”.
      And I need to wait a little before burn my Games, I`ve just bought “Red Dead Redemption – Undead Nighmare Pack” a few days. And today here we’ll watch “The Walking Dead” at TV…

      Maybe this “Apocalipse” could wait a bit (or bite).
      Thank you TOWWZ, Pete, Jeff, Clay, Rex, David, others.
      And Please, publish all of your zombie stuff before burn it 🙂

      Comment by Victor from Brazil on November 2, 2010 @ 4:47 pm

    33. This has to be one of the best stories I have ever seen on this web site!! My hat off to you Mr Bevan! You are one of my favorite writers!! Keep the wonderful stories coming!! LOVE IT!!

      Comment by Jen on November 14, 2010 @ 6:01 pm

    34. Christ, I honestly had glimpses of the end. However, I could not see anybody taking this seriously until the end and everybody screaming “WE SHOULD’VE LISTENED” and “PETE BEVEN HAD THE ANSWERS!” and stuff like that, Of course I just had to read all the comments to make sure this really was fake…. *nervous chuckles*

      Comment by Zombie_Hunter_6 on November 20, 2010 @ 4:59 am

    35. I honestly thought that was real. I actually locked all my doors and closed the blinds then searched for Oxford student riots and didnt find anything. Kinda a pity you can only do that once eh?

      I think I would probably be the psyco that goes around killing my neighbours.

      😀

      Comment by Sam on November 27, 2010 @ 5:18 pm

    36. Pete, I’d have commented earlier but my comment button was broken.

      That was just the dogs you know whats… Very, very well done!

      Without doubt this was the most original work I’ve read on the site so far and it even had me going for a little while – a sure sign, in my eyes, of a well written and imaginative piece.

      Keep up the good work and let me know when its safe to leave my hastily dug bunker.

      Comment by Kevin F. on December 9, 2010 @ 3:28 pm

    37. Well i have not posted a comment for some time now so i figure its time.
      You really had me going Pete, I was about to pay a visit to my neighbors,Its a good thing i read the comments.
      It might be a bit over due but great job, all of your stories hit me directly in the face-in a good way though.

      Comment by S.Hershie on December 24, 2010 @ 1:56 am

    38. so its finnaly started…good thing ive had my practice

      Comment by Ian on January 10, 2011 @ 12:12 pm

    39. WOW.

      Comment by Clitoris Rex on January 25, 2011 @ 5:22 pm

    40. anyone here about the outbreaks in cali?florida? or texas? im warning all before my posts are deleted again…go north go to the cold trust me the goverments lost control of them. i beg of everyone to go north alaska, northern parts of canada or greenland…may god have mercy on us all.

      Comment by name witheld on January 26, 2011 @ 12:13 pm

    41. I hope thats WOW good Rex 🙂

      Comment by Pete Bevan on January 27, 2011 @ 11:38 am

    42. Aaaah well, weird its just about spot on a year later. Ummm nones eaten me or anything like that. So time tells me ITS A FAKE. Guys I LOVE z movies and the concept etc… But I help research in immunology and Im a nurse (yes a #1 target for surviving Z outbreaks or being a token death) Its sooo obscure and immpossible to actually happen. The cause much more realistic, if it ever happens, that someone from 150+ years in the future time travels back and releases such a thing. People, humans evolving the ability to breath underwater is more likely to happen. Nuff said

      Comment by luke on October 18, 2011 @ 12:38 am

    43. almost got me uh?

      Comment by tayara on October 18, 2011 @ 7:27 am

    44. that’s too scary!!!

      Comment by tayara on October 18, 2011 @ 7:27 am

    45. Ahahaha, Mr.Bevan good one!

      …but srsly, I don’t have time to join in this prank, I need to deal with my stupid neighbours, they are drunk and banging at my door again. Fuck, they look really shit-faced this time, and Mrs.Fields must have been biting her tongue. Fucking neighbours.

      …gonna have to get my first aid kit and then he door –

      Comment by Georgie on December 17, 2011 @ 8:57 pm

    46. I always believed that God is a combination of everything that has ever happened or will happen and that we were put on this earth to increase the infinate knowledge of God by combining all of our knowledge and experience… God is everything and everywhere. I also believe that part of what pete said is correct, its proven that humans can change and effect the energies of objects with our minds. As a collective it may be scientifically possible for us to create something if we all believe it. The problem with this theory is that only 10% of humans are z-heads like us. Not many people believe in zombies nor did everyone believe in y2k or Dec 21 2012. Nature will decide when to kill us off of the earth and there won’t be a thing that we can do about it unless it comes in the form of nukes which in a way was also nature because she gave us the brains to creat bikes. Be prepared for the worst, keep your head up, and be a good person because karma is real…really in your head. Never hurts to be prepared but know that an end will come at some point.

      Comment by billy moore on March 18, 2013 @ 2:00 pm

    47. I quess the day will come, but will we be ready for it. thanks for this story.

      Comment by The Walking Zombie on March 19, 2013 @ 1:56 am

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