“Old Habits” (aka “Old Zombie, New Tricks”)


Synopsis of my story:
A man and wife find their marriage split by a unique undead situation. (This story is included in FRESH CUT TALES).

DEAD SOULS – edited by Eric Beebe:

Description from Amazon:
Zombies are a common metaphor. A metaphor that’s closer to our reality than we care to admit.

Inside this book you will find seventeen stories of personal loss set against the backdrop of a zombie apocalypse and painted in colors of blood red and nightmare black. These stories show us that which we fear. Sometimes in overt ways that demand the kind of unflinching attention only true shock can expect. Sometimes in more subtle ways that whisper rather than shout. In either case, the truth is the truth. We all fear loss. It is the most horrible monster we could possibly face. And because in our real lives we actually must face loss at some point, the metaphor of the zombie becomes that much more horrible.

Brace yourself. Turn the page and let the cold and hungry dead whisper their secrets. These are stories about the ones we loved who were taken from us too soon and in ugly ways…and who have come back to lead us into the land of the dead. Into their land of Dead Souls.

These Dead Souls all died. Then they came back. And they hunger for us.

Table of Contents:

  • Introduction by Jonathan MaBeryy
  • “Gracie” by Matt Ashcraft
  • “Elevator” by Joseph Williams
  • “Powerless” by Paul Anderson
  • “Only Clowns Come back” by M. Shaw
  • “Old Zombie, New Tricks” by Kenneth W. Cain
  • “Skeletons in the Basement” by Robert Essig
  • “George and Sam” by Andrew Risch
  • “Push Button, Get Bacon” by K.T. Jayne
  • “A New Breed” by Suzanne Robb
  • “Zombie Night” A Heartwarming Tale of Family and Food” by R.J. Reising
  • “Master Marvel’s Menagerie” by Jessica McHugh
  • “Beautiful Things” by Anton Cancre
  • “The Real Thing” by Ginny Gilroy
  • “A Day in the Death of” by Jackie Gamber
  • “Dinner With Andy and Meg” by Thomas Malafarina
  • “They Still Live On” by C. Bryan Brown
  • “Juiced” by Jason Downes

1 thought on ““Old Habits” (aka “Old Zombie, New Tricks”)

  1. Pingback: Fresh Cut Tales | The Dark Fiction of Author Kenneth W. Cain

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