The short horror/humor/satire story, “Zombie Hospital,” by Angela Verdenius is out on Smashwords. It’s available in a variety of formats, including: online reading HTML, online reading JavaScipt, Kindle (.mobi), Epub, PDF, RTF, LRF, Palm Doc (PDB), Plain Text (download), Plaint Text (view as web page), and priced at only 99 cents.
Description: “And the dead shall rise…”
Well, they certainly do when you’re looking after the dying. One minute your patients are breathing, the next they’re trying to take a bite out of you. We have protocol for that, but only once they turn. However, protocol on nightshift doesn’t count all the time … maybe…
It takes a special kind of person to handle these situations, and I don’t mean just the Zombie Squad – sorry, the politically correct term is the Walker Assistance Team. I’m talking about the nurses, orderlies, and security. We’re trained in not only healing the sick, but dealing with the dead. Multi-tasking, I call it. So don’t worry people, we have the situation in … er … hand!
So when one night things get a little out of hand, and there’s a mix of zombies, orderlies, nurses, security, an irritating doctor, and the Zombie Squad is on another call-out, things can get a little … weird.
Verdenius says, “I worked as a nurse on nightshift for about 7 years, and a lot of strange things can go through your mind in the wee, small, dark hours, when you’re wandering the lonely corridors and looking into dark rooms. Or maybe that’s just me? Is it any wonder zombies came looming into my conscious? ‘Cause zombies rule, you know. They are the coolest of all the monsters! So I decided to mix a little bit of horror, with a little bit of satire – come on, political correctness and protocol is just open to satire – and a little bit of experience.”
Readers can enjoy an excerpt here: Zombie Hospital Excerpt
And the short story can be purchased here: Zombie Hospital