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I'm so bad at managing multiple accounts, hah, but here are my zombie fics. The first part of the first fic (i.e., the only one I had intended to write at all until it multiplied like zombies are wont to do) was written in just a couple of hours on the morning after Halloween. It was seriously the fastest I had ever written and posted anything.

I wonder if you ever see the sun (3639 words) by anecdotalist
Chapters: 2/2
Fandom: One Direction (Band)
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: Creator Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Relationships: Zayn Malik/Liam Payne
Characters: Zayn Malik, Liam Payne
Additional Tags: Alternate Universe - Modern Setting, zombie!Zayn, firefighter!Liam, kind of major character death except not really, because it happened before the story and it's how Zayn became a zombie, but it's all good now, this is just filled with silliness, and it's unbeta'd just to warn you
Series: Part 1 of Zombie Take-Over

"Nice costume, mate, but you're a bit late for Halloween, aren't you?"

The zombie - man - scowled and lifted a bag and shook it; Liam could hear the rattle of presumably a full bag of candy. "Already got tons here, don't I? You knock on people's doors and all they want to do is shove sugary sweets at you and tell you to go away. I need your help."

"Oh, okay. Did your car break down? You need to call for a lift or something?" But as he peered around the other man, Liam could see that the street was empty.

"No. I wish it was that simple. I woke up in the graveyard last night. I think I'm a zombie."


Liam wakes up the morning after Halloween to find a zombie knocking on his door. Just a cute little ficlet.

Update 12/4/2014: Added a new chapter! I'm working on a companion piece which will be posted separately but at this point, I don't anticipate adding any more to this one so I'm calling it completed.

Update 1/17/2015: Now part of a series! Check out the companion fic/sequel - The Life and Times of Zayn the Zombie.

Sequel is under the cut )
Some of the zombie apocalypse fics I mentioned reading in my last post:

Good Thing At A Bad Time by scottmcniceass
Fandom: 1D | Pairing: Ziam | Summary: Zayn prefers to be on his own. It's easier to survive when you don't have to worry about anyone else. Liam leads a large group of people that have taken residence in an abandoned prison. When Zayn wakes up in a prison cell, all he can think about is finding a way out. Liam makes him want to stay.

Just Like Last Tuesday, Except With Zombies by angel-dawes
Fandom: Glee | Pairing: Puckerberry | Summary: Lima is infested with zombies, and McKinley High's glee club, along with guest judge Emma Pillsbury, hole up inside the school to combat the blood-thirsty hordes.

Miles to Go Before I Sleep by mothermedusa20
Fandom: Big Bang Theory | Pairing: Sheldon/Penny | Summary: Sheldon prepares for everything- zombies, restaurant closures, and power outages. He also plans for the apocalypse by packing survival kits for each of his friends, including a certain neighbor across the hall. When the unthinkable finally happens, Penny is separated from those who can help her most until she finds a series of letters from Sheldon in the compartments of her bag. Slowly, she realizes her genius neighbor knows more than he’s ever been given credit for and that there is more to their relationship than she ever thought possible.

Hm, that's all I have in my bookmarks. Weird, I could have sworn there was an SPN one but the apocalypse fics I have for that are demons, not zombies. Oh well. Happy reading! If anyone's got any to rec, please do so! I'm always looking out for new fics and I read tons of fandoms.
So I've been working on a zombie fic for the past couple of months and like, I'm having a lot of fun with it but I don't know how bad it is that I really don't have much background knowledge about it. On the one hand, I feel like everyone who writes a vampire story creates their own vampire lore - in some books, sunlight hurts/kills them but in others, it doesn't affect them; in some books, garlic affects them and in others, it doesn't. So why can't I create my own zombie lore, right? I hope that's how it'll come across to my readers, anyway.

I love supernatural stuff but usually it's vampires, werewolves, witches, and shifters. Not zombies. I don't think I've ever read a book about zombies, though I have read several zombie apocalypse fics which are usually from the perspective of humans fighting off zombies. The only zombie movie I've seen was the Will Smith one - what was it...oh, I Am Legend (thanks, IMDB) - and I couldn't watch half of it because the shaky hand-cam effects were making me nauseous. I also wanted to watch Walking Dead but same problem (what's with all the shaky effects in zombie movies/shows?). I've been meaning to watch World War Z but haven't gotten around to it yet. But yeah, I think that's it. And then one day, I decide I want to write a zombie fic. Where did that even come from? Lol.

And now, after 11,000 words (and it feels like I've been writing this forever, how in the world do people write novels???), I think I'm nearing the end except that I woke up this morning with an idea for a zombie apocalypse follow-up fic, set in my universe where basically zombie-ism is like a chronic condition that's managed by regular doses of brains. Ugh, what am I getting myself into?
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