When In Doubt, Draw Them Out


You’ve survived this long, you must be considering yourself an expert by now. You’ve picked the right group of people to surround yourself with and what to do and not to do.  So what’s next?


In every zombie book, movie or TV show it is nearly always someone’s second guessing themselves that gets them killed.  Don’t let this happen to you.

In the heat of the moment, your head will be filled with possible scenarios.  Stick with your gut feeling.  It’s not going to be pretty anyway.  If your gut is telling you to walk away from a scenario, do it.  If it’s telling you that the possible safe haven is full of zombies, do something about it before entering.  Throw something breakable into the room and see what happens.  Cough loudly.  Bang on the door.  Don’t just go into a house or store without making your presence known.

It’s life or death now, whether you like it or not.  It’s eat or be eaten.  If you stumble across a survivor who starts begging you to bring them back to your group, stop for a minute and really think.  If your gut screaming for you to walk away, it’s probably better to listen to it than ignore it.

Granted, this is going against almost everything science has been telling us, that your gut will always tell you to go for the known.  If you’re a compassionate person by nature, your gut will always tell you to help those in need.  But things change when the world comes to an end.  It is really black and white anymore.  Science is more or less dead.  Trust your instincts no matter what, you’ll deal with whatever happens after it happens.

You don’t want to be the idiot that brings back the psychopath to camp, do you?

And for the love of God, when you’re scouting for supplies, grab some nasal strips that prevent snoring.  I don’t care who you are and if you claim you never snore, you’ll thank me in the end when your leg doesn't get bitten off while you’re sleeping.

And now some soothing classical music and mindless carnage to ease you into your day.


Kelly Houlahan

Is a student at Algonquin College studying Professional Writing. Born and raised in Ottawa, she enjoys speculating about the zombie apocalypse and spends an ample amount of time thinking about her plan of action.  Follow her on FacebookTumblr and Instagram.