Boy, has this been a crazy busy week. But the new season of The Big Bang Theory starts tonight (yay!!) and I have free fiction for you, so things can’t be all bad, right?
This week’s story is ELLA AND MO, another story in my zombie apocalypse series. Enjoy!
Ella and Mo
Published by Thunder Valley Press
Copyright 2011 by Annie Reed
Cover Art Copyright Igor Shmatov | Dreamstime.com
I met Ella when me and Jimbo come outta one of them flat-top houses a couple of miles off The Strip. Jimbo had his arms full of stupid shit he thought he could sell. Me? I had a couple of cans of tuna somebody left behind because they was dented. These days, tuna’s worth more in Vegas than blurays and TVs and jewelry, but there was no telling Jimbo that.
Ella got the drop on us ’cause we wasn’t paying close enough attention. See, those sick fuckers that want to eat everybody don’t come out much during the day. Too damn hot in Vegas for ’em. Too damn hot in Vegas for everybody now that the power don’t work right half the time and the AC ain’t on, but I’d rather be hot than hungry, and Jimbo, he’d rather be rich than anything. So we always did our business during the day when we didn’t have to worry so much about something that used to be alive wanting to eat us.
I don’t know what Ella was doing that day. She never said and I never asked. All I know is that one minute me and Jimbo was walking past some old lady’s garden gnome sitting as pretty as you please in the middle of a stand of cactus in her front yard, feeling pretty proud of ourselves even though the sweat was pouring off us, and the next minute I see this kid with a gun standing next to my car.
She never said a word before she pointed her gun at Jimbo and blew a hole clean through his left shoulder. Jimbo screamed, and her next shot hit him in that open maw of his mouth. He quit screaming then and fell to the sidewalk like a sack of raw meat, smack on top of all that worthless shit he’d been carrying. That was it for Jimbo.
Then that little kid pointed her gun at me.
“I want your car,” she said.
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