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Rejection by a Zombie

How did one tell a zombie that they loved them?

It was strange. Not even he could explain it, but her green hair was beautiful.

He couldn't get her out of his head...well, figuratively, not literally.

Not yet, at least.

Perhaps, he should make himself an offering to her? But that seemed like a perfectly good waste of life.

Yet he reminded himself that love was the only thing that could heal this broken world.

So finding a dead rose, he presented it to her. "I thought it held the same beauty as you did," he explained. "I love you."

The zombie girl arched her brows. "I'm sorry, I prefer my men with brains." She held a hand up in the air.

"But I'm living, how could I not have a brain?" he protested.

"I don't know," she shrugged. "But it happens." She then walked away, leaving him to blink behind her. Had he really just been rejected by a zombie girl? Hanging his head, he sighed.

"But I love you," he mumbled.

This story was written by Linda M. Crate. She's is a Pennsylvanian native born in Pittsburgh yet raised in the rural town of Conneautville. Her poetry, short stories, articles, and reviews have been published in a myriad of magazines both online and in print. Recently her two chapbooks A Mermaid Crashing Into Dawn (Fowlpox Press - June 2013) and Less Than A Man (The Camel Saloon - January 2014) were published. Her fantasy novel Blood & Magic was published in March 2015. The second novel of this series Dragons & Magic was published in October 2015. Her poetry collection Sing Your Own Song is forthcoming through Barometric Pressures Series. Check her out on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Find her books on Amazon here and here!


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