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This is the first chapter from my new novelette adaptation of Space Zombies: 13 Months of Brain-Spinning Mayhem!, now available for purchase on lulu.com (paperback pocket book)! This is the last bit you'll be getting for free on my site, so to find out what happens with these crazy Space Zombie guys and Vic's cat and everyone else, you'll need to get a copy of the story! ;) Also, a portion of this first chapter (before this novelette came into being) has been featured as a separate short story called Space Zombies and Felines Unite! in Dreamscape Press' Cosmic Vegetable anthology, which is also a fun read and is available to purchase on Createspace.
PART ONE: TERROR FROM THE SKY!
Chapter 1: The Crash
I must not admit my error, thought the ginger Zombie slowly pulling his bony, long-nailed fingers through his hair. He felt a tear just above his middle right finger. He broke a nail. They were so much more flimsy, so thin and delicate, now that he was dead. No, undead. Always look on the bright side.
Their space ship had not landed so much as crashed on earth, conveniently behind a giant billboard advertising New Zealand’s ravishing beauty. This was where he had wanted them to land and this is where they had “landed” and he was the Lord of the Zombies, the ship’s Zombie Lord, so if he said they landed, then they damn well landed. The point was that he and his small crew were hidden from prying eyes. Now it was time for a snack before the main event.
“Zombie Boy,” the Lord wheezed, straightening up. Posture was so much more difficult to maintain once you’d become a Zombie. “Send out the Feline Infinity signal I have prepared. It will attract our new brethren to us.”
“Lord,” gurgled Zombie Boy as he teetered towards his master, “will you not still consider raising the feline dead? They may be more compliant, and more like us.”
The Zombie Lord waved him away. “The felines will agree to our scheme once we reveal our intentions. With our mind essence transferred to their bodies and their minds to our superior Zombie bodies, we will rule the earth—and the universe—together!”
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This chapter from Space Zombies! is copyright Regan W. H. Macaulay, 2014 (Space Zombies: 13 Months of Brain-Spinning Mayhem! copyright Triple Take Productions 2004-2012, co-written by Kevin Risk and Regan W. H. Macaulay)
Space Zombies!, the novelette adaptation of the feature film Space Zombies: 13 Months of Brain-Spinning Mayhem!, is published and available as a paperback pocket book through lulu.com! Buy your copy HERE!
Synopsis: Even the sanest and kindest of men goes mad. But what is it that drives him to insanity? What you are about to read is a description of the circumstances under which one man, veterinarian Dr. Vic McNaughton, goes horribly, horribly, and almost irretrievably mad…is it due to the aliens seeking human brains for snacks? Zombies seeking to switch their brains with the brains of cats? Monster toad beasts? Starfish mutations? Dr. Vic and his staff experience all of these adventures, but it is the Space Zombies’ experiments switching the thought essences of Dr. Vic’s wife Betsy with those of his beloved cat Ju-Jube that eventually push him over the edge.
Regan is an art-fart and an animal-enthusiast who loves New Zealand, Winnie-the-Pooh, horror movies and a few select individuals. Writing is her passion, but she's also into producing and directing theatre, film, and television. When she's not writing or spending time with her husband (writer Kevin Risk), she spends quality time with her pets (a Chihuahua, a Siamese cat and various amphibians). Regan is also a Certified Canine (and feline) Massage Therapist.