Finding Love During the Apocalypse, A Writer’s Guide
By Melanie Karsak
The “Facebook-esque” Version:
The fire snaps. It’s a warm night. You’re sitting side by side, neither of you sleeping. You’ve been getting cozy with one another for weeks. You have so much in common. You feel intense longing for her. Should you go for it? Does she feel it too? You stare into her eyes then fall into one another, drinking deeply of each other’s lips.
The Zombie Version:
The campfire fire snaps. It’s a warm night. You’re living in a tent in the woods because you are on the run from reanimated corpses. Neither of you are sleeping. Both of you are on guard duty. You and your group have been running and hiding from the undead for weeks now. You both love the new machine guns you lifted out of an abandoned bunker. You feel intense longing for her because you haven’t had sex since the world ended. Should you go for it? Does she feel it too? You stare into her eyes. What’s that crusty stuff on her face? You know you smell like B.O. So does she. You fall into one another anyway, your mouths tasting like the can of dog food you both just ate. Moments later, just as you’re getting naked, you hear the groan of a zombie. Ahh, apocalypse love.
Finding love during a zombie apocalypse can be tricky, but with the right guidance, even you find a way to make your heart soar. Glenn and Maggie from “The Walking Dead” have perfected the art. We can learn a lot from them. There are several things to consider. Let’s take a look:
10 Tips on Finding Love during the Zombie Apocalypse
10) Assume that “Warm Bodies” was a one-shot deal. Avoid coming on to the undead.
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