Saturday, October 20, 2012

All Aboard

Though this would, in all likelihood, be the last evacuation bus, it was hardly evident in the attitudes of the people laughing and chatting in the terminal parking lot. 

An aggravated Colonel William Barret Travis, US Army Reserves, shouted through his megaphone. “People! This is not some half-assed Indian casino bus tour. A herd of some 2500 Shamblers is converging on this location. If you don’t get aboard and I mean NOW, they will kill and eat you before we can get clear of their advance.”

As if to punctuate his words, the first of the undead came shuffling over the hill. Staring in horrified disbelief, Travis understood how his namesake must have felt on his final day at the Alamo. 

This story was written for the weekly Friday Fictioneers photo prompt. This weeks photo is courtesy of Ron Pruitt


  1. Shamblers, Zombies and Vampires to the back of the bus, please. Definitely an "oh crap!" moment. Well written.

  2. Nicely written, I'm still smiling, and like Rochelle, saying, "holy s--t, let's ride!"


  3. Hi Jeffrey,
    I liked your Alamo reference and the Shamblers sound like a scary group. Zombies are so popular right now. Great way to tap into a raging genre. Ron

  4. Liked it a lot!! I think it's nice to mix some humor with Zombie stories if at all possible or with other horrible things (as in "The Lost Boys" for instance.) And the Alamo references were a nice touch.

  5. good zombie story. Did any make it out ?


  6. Are the 2500 Shamblers on horseback? If so, I hope that bus out races them ...and not run out of gas. Alamo reference...nice touch.

  7. Dear Jeffrey,

    I like this story. Shamblers. The Alamo reference. A nice piece of work.



  8. Love it! Would love the backstory. Stopping by from FF