Despite the relative young age of the website, I have received more Zombie stories than anything else. I have unfortunately not accepted any of them because of how generic they were.
I appreciated how hard the authors worked on their stories, and there were some very interesting parts in them, but Zombies in general are just done for me.
I have decided to create a Zombie Story Checklist. If you are able to check something off in every section, then you should probably go back and re-write some stuff.
Choose an occupation for your main character.
1. Police Officer
They were comatose due to being involved in the following.
1. Car Accident
2. Bicycle Accident
3. Shooting Accident
They wake up in
1. Civilian Hospital
They wake up and go
1.Home (It’s always home)
They are searching for their
3. Wife and Son
(It is never a daughter)
They meet up with a group that consists of
1. One white woman, One Asian or African American male, Two white males.
2. One white woman, two white males.
3. Two white women, One Asian or African American male, One white male.
The Abrasive white male dies in the following way.
1. Noble Sacrifice
2. Killed in an argument with one of the Caucasian females.
The main character falls in love with
1. The white chick…always the God-Damned white girl.
The story ends
1. With everybody dying.
2. With everybody except the lovers dying.