Twelve MORE stories. Twelve MORE accounts of pain and acceptance. Of rejection and hope. Of brains and hunger. Of try, failing, and mostly succeeding. Twelve MORE tales. Twelve MORE insights into the shallow depths of simple minds grappling to understand their new natures. Twelve MORE. Of THEM. Of their struggles against the monster inside, their fight for control, their unceasing appetite. Twelve. MORE. Zombies. Their stories. Here. In this book. Right now. Twelve. MORE. (you sure you wanna end on more? well, uh, I guess... oh. okay then.) Twelve. MORE. (are we mentioning the new doctor? not here. oh. um... can I finish? oh, of course. sorry.) Twelve MORE - Ah, forget it. I can't believe this happened again. Look, twelve MORE stories... zombies... with problems... yeah. You still get it.
The following manuscript contains stories both darker in theme and description than those that appeared in the previous one. This is, in part, my decision, for I believe that in order to deeply understand the contracting limits of a mind crippled by death, we must first look into the darkest corners of their psyches.
That is correct. Zombies have problems, too. Mental ones, as a matter of fact, that are no less impactful or meaningful despite a greatly reduced capacity for cogitation. Thus, I ask you, dear Reader, to please be understanding of the blood, brains, gore, and overall emotional instability inherent in these following stories. Drama is not, it appears, limited to humans.
To that end, expect not just violence, but confusion, heartache, loss, grief, and yes, even low self-esteem. Yet with those oh-too-human emotions come friendship, acceptance, pride, love, dreams, and reawakened appetite.
The mind remains an enigmatic, cryptic, shadowy place full of secrets... and true wonders. Even for the walking dead. Who don’t have much of a brain to begin with. But still.
Dr. Tina Zado
Ph. D. Psychology
Licensed CBT Therapist since 2011