Every so often I have a piece of short fiction that I believe is worth sharing with the public, but which doesn’t find a home with a publisher. I will on occasion publish one of these pieces here, accompanied by a conversation on what I like about the piece and what I think its weaknesses are. You are welcome to join in the conversation in the comments section.
by Kyle Aisteach
“Do you take this woman to have and to hold from this day forward, for better and for worse, ’till life do you part?”
“And do you take this man to have and to hold from this day forward, for better and for worse, ’till life do you part?”
“HELP ME! SOMEBODY HELP ME!”
“And so, by the power vested in me by the State of Decay, I now pronounce you zombie and wife.”
“HELP ME! PLEASE HEL–”
:: crunch ::
“Tsk, tsk, tsk. Now you’ve got brains on your tuxedo.”
Copyright ©2013 by Kyle Aisteach.
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Yeah, so this isn’t a story. It’s a joke. And a bad one at that. But, zombies!
Let me say that again: ZOMBIES!
O.K., O.K., so that’s not enough to entice a publisher. But that doesn’t mean I can’t subject you to it.