Rules – 100 words max flash fiction or poetry using the following words – gargle, California, vandal. Deadline is 9pm UK time on Wednesday 24th August.
By Veronica Marie Lewis-Shaw
Dusk fell over the town.
The young woman stepped into the fire-blackened supermarket.
Picking her way through the wreckage of Booths… Cara didn’t think of herself as a vandal… she just wanted water to gargle her scorched throat.
As she rounded an aisle, her foot slip/skidded a little. Cara turned the flashlight’s beam downward… her shoe stood in a pool of congealed blood. A slurpy, chewing sound made her aim the torch’s light ahead.
The zombie looked up… hands cradling a boy’s crushed head… blood dripping from her chin… down the front of her I ♥ California t-shirt.