There was a family that lived in a rural home. It was what you think a farm family would look like. There was a mom, her name was Janet, and her daughter, her name was Beth, they did chores around the house and kept everything nice and neat. The fathers, named Earl and his two sons, Troy and Terry, were heavy built guys and were very strong. The three of them kept the farm running and working nicely and neatly. They all never really saw anyone besides each other, every once and awhile the boys would go into town with their sister and get some stuff for around the house, but that’s about it. They didn’t go to school, their father thought it would have been a waste of time since all there were doing was farm work and school was 10 plus miles away. He said it would just be a waste of gas. The house didn’t have fancy electronic things; just a radio that barely worked and they only got one station on it. Whenever they listen to that station, the radio guy was talking nonsense and was talking about aliens invading the earth and zombies attacking everyone, the family started to ignore what he said and just had him on every once and awhile for entertainment. And so they wouldn’t have to listen to eat other try to be funny. One day the guy on the radio said, “It is happening, the zombie apocalypse has begun!”
Beth said, “Daddy is that true?”
He responded, “Honey, you hear all the nonsense that man talks when he’s on here, he is always saying crazy stuff like this, none of it ever happens. So do you think it’s true?”
She said, “I don’t know, he said it was happening. All the other stuff he says will happen.”
“Well I don’t think it is true, and I say we don’t have anything to worry about.” Earl told her.
“Okay papa.” Beth agreed.
Many days went by with the radio on, the family thinking he was talking nonsense and the daily ritual being the same. One day the boys had to go into town and get some things for the farm, of course their sister wanted to come with. She loved going into town and looking at the big buildings and seeing all of the crazy people and how they were dressed. The city was about an hour away and the whole car ride Beth wouldn’t stop talking about what the radio guy said, she asked her big brothers, “What are zombies?”
“They are the walking dead, people that die, and come back to life.” Troy told her.
“I want to meet one!” Beth exclaimed “I wonder what it would be like to talk to one!”
Terry said “They don’t talk, they don’t have a brain.”
“Well how do they communicate?” Beth wondered.
“They grunt and growl.” Terry explained.
Beth was so excited to see if they were real, she wanted to see zombies. She never once stopped talking about them, let alone thinking about them. They got into town after a long car ride, walked into the store and saw no one, they called out but no one answered. So they started walking around the store to fine what they needed and see anyone was there. They found no one. So they got what they needed and left, no one was there to take their money, so why pay or leave money, the boys decided to split what their dad gave them and pocket it. They went to the gun shop to take some guns if no one was there. No one was they took the nicest guns they could find and all the ammo they could carry. The only problem was that they needed to hide them from their dad because he wouldn’t have liked the fact they had them all, and that on top of that they stole them. They thought of excuses they could tell him, they were preparing for when the zombies came? He wouldn’t believe that. They wanted to go hunting? They already had guns for that. Where could they hide them, the barn, in one of their rooms, or in the shed? They decided they would go back and ask their dad if they could buy a few guns from the gun store next time they went into town and if he said yes they would hide them somewhere and wait till next time they went into town to show him them.
On the way home Beth looked sad and let down. Troy asked her “What’s wrong with you? On the way into town you wouldn’t shut up, now you won’t talk.”
“We didn’t see any zombies.” She said, “I wanted to see one and see if you two were telling me the truth about them.”
“Why would we lie to you Beth?” Troy said in curiosity.
“To mess with me and make fun of me if I believe you.” She replied.
When they got home the boys asked their dad if they could buy some guns next time they went into town, unlike they planned, he said no. Now they had a big problem. They had all these guns, and no way to get them in the house without their mom or dad seeing. They decided maybe if they were very quiet and sneaky, they could do it at night while everyone was sleeping, so that night they split the guns in half and snuck them into their rooms and hid them in the closets that no one ever looks in.
Days went by and everything was going normal, and then on Wednesday the radio guy they listened to, never came on, the radio was silent the whole time he would usually be talking. All of them thought that he was maybe just sick or he quit. The week went on and he never came back. So they stopped turning the radio on. As they looked toward the road more and more cars would drive by every day. It was summer and more people must have been going on vacation, that’s what they thought at least.
The following Wednesday they started seeing people walk toward their farm and didn’t know what to think about it. Earl got in the truck and sped off toward the mass of people. As soon as he got there, the rest of the family seen him whip the car around and drive back going faster than he was on the way there. He pulled up, jumped out of the car and screamed, “ZOMBIES!”
“So he wasn’t kidding?” Janet exclaimed.
“I guess not!” Earl yelled.
He went upstairs and got all of the guns that he had and all of the ammo. Him and the boys went outside and were going to try to stop as many as they could, maybe all of them, Earl said there were only about 400 and they are already dead, so they couldn’t be that hard to stop. All the movies they had seen in theaters in the city made it look really easy. The guys met the zombies head on and, they were as easy to kill in real life as they seen in the movies. No matter what they didn’t stop coming toward the house and the guys were backing up and running out of ammo very fast. It looked like they had no hope. As soon as everyone got into the house they ran upstairs and tried to barricade themselves in a room and use the little ammo they had left, maybe the zombies would leave they thought. Maybe they would get bored and not be able to find them. From somewhere inside the house gun shots rang out, they looked around at each other and at the same time yelled “Troy!”
He yelled back “Come out of the room, Terry and I have guns in our closets!”
Terry had totally forgot about them, the whole family used the guns they had and started killing the zombies faster than they could come in the house, a short half hour later, the attacking zombies were killed and the family was alive and well. They all were on edge, but exhausted from fighting the whole day. The last one fell asleep at four o’clock in the morning. None of the family would wake up again. A few more zombies had hid in the barn, and snuck in and killed them all.