Back From the Dead

You are standing in the middle of a cemetery. It’s currently midnight, fog is rolling through, and a wolf howls in the distance just to get the feel of the thing. You’re there to pay respects, perhaps. To visit a long dead friend or family member.

You are just about to leave when you hear a strange noise from a nearby grave. Because there is no ‘you’, and only a vague character whose purpose is to forward the plot, you approach the noise with no sense of fear or questioning. The dirt shifts. The ground beneath your feet begins to rumble. Thunder and lightning crash. Then, a hand (decayed and green and not very pleasant at all) strikes up, and proceeds to pull out the rest of its accompanying body.

Instead of immediately going for your brains, the zombie pulls a laptop out of its grave and grunts as it leans against the stone. You hear the sound of typing, and watch as it takes no notice of you.

“Hello?” you say, because there’s not much else to do about it.

The zombie looks up, surprised. “Oh. Hello.” Then it looks back at the screen.

There’s a pause.

“Aren’t you supposed to be dead?” you add.

“Hey, leave me alone, can’t you see I’m blogging here?”

That’s right, ladies and gentlemen and the general void of the Internet. This blog is back from the dead – or, more accurately, what seems to have been a year long hiatus. However, the posts on here should become fairly more regular now.

For Lent this year, I will be working every day on this blog. I’ll probably try and get out a new post each time, but it may also end up as editing occurring on certain days or other behind the scenes work. It’s meant to act as some type of self improvement (and perhaps enact more discipline then, say, a year long hiatus).

So, in the following weeks there will be excerpts, musings, a new five books of the year post, and more. Although, there won’t be any more ridiculous zombie stories, I promise.