Time Marches On

Gasping for air Vladis pulled himself back to his feet, his ears were ringing from the blow to his head and his vision was filled with bright sparks and flashes. Slowly the sounds of the melee filled his ears and he could clearly see the battle going on around him. He picked his blade up and started to attack the nearest zombie to him, hacking at its head and shoulders. Suddenly over the sound of the battle a thousand wristwatches all started to chime in unison. Jack began to panic, realizing that they had five minutes left before the first of their fallen comrades would rise up to join the walking dead. He looked out across the field and realized there were too many remaining enemies for them to dispatch in the next few minutes.

It was going to be a long night.

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One Response to Time Marches On

  1. Matt says:

    Brilliant, simply brilliant.

    While certain things in the short story could be touched up, the idea of a massive battle against zombies in which everyone’s watch is synchronized to the time it takes for the dead to rise is amazing.

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