13. Live Dead Girl

13. Live Dead Girl...

When I woke up again, I was not in the morgue. I was in bed in a private hospital room. It was 2:03 in the morning. At least this is what the luminous hands on the face of the bedside clock indicated. The room was dark, its door ajar. The fluorescent light from the corridor made a...
Dead Love: Zombie-Proof House

Dead Love: Zombie-Proof...

Leave it to the ZIA to suss out the safest place to be during a zombie apocalypse. In this case, undying love and kudos to ZIA member JS for finding a possible hideout from a hungry horde. KWK Promes, a Polish architectural firm, is responsible for the safe house. We can thank architect...
Dead Love: Eaten Alive at Magnolia Cemetery

Dead Love: Eaten Alive ...

You know me, I spend a lot of time around cemeteries, but this time I was nearly eaten alive. Yes, mysterious no-see-ums haunt Magnolia Cemetery, which cemetery superintendent Beverly Donald calls “the best kept secret in Charleston.” No doubt, with these vicious and voracious...
Dead Love: Squirrel Redux

Dead Love: Squirrel Red...

So, if I hadn’t seen three really cute little squirrels this morning as I was drifting about my neighborhood, I wouldn’t have thought of Foamy and my day would have been far more tranquil … or perhaps it was the pancakes and the huge pools of strawberry syrup that...
Dead Love: Roky Erickson, Zombie Rocker

Dead Love: Roky Erickso...

Tell a zombie cowboy you want to go for a walk with him and he will sing you a song … or send you a link. Here’s what mine sent to me. It’s by Roky Erickson, the co-founder of 13th Floor Elevators, an old 60′s band. Roky blew his mind with psychedelics only...
Dead Love: Rejoice! Day of the Revenants

Dead Love: Rejoice! Day...

A revenant is a dead one who makes a comeback—as in vampires, zombies, or any other once-dead being that returns to wander among us. The Latin origin of the word is revenans, which means “returning.” In French revenant means “coming back.” Is this not then...
Dead Love: Zombie’s Walk Again in Bozeman

Dead Love: Zombie’...

I can’t believe their on the prowl again … it seems so soon. Zombies will walk again in Montana’s fifth largest city on July 23, 2010. I don’t have the details yet, but the Big Sky state’s liveliest corpse bride, Jessi Sparkman, says there’s a target...
Dead Love: Best Zombie Walks

Dead Love: Best Zombie ...

It begins! Barely back from the shadowy South and my calendar is already filling up with 2011′s best zombie walks. The date for the Fourth Annual Silver Spring Zombie Walk has just been announced. This one is super—maybe you remember my report from last year? Such a lovely...
Dead Love: Zombie Dreams & Sleep Paralysis

Dead Love: Zombie Dream...

Sleep paralysis is such a big deal, here, in South Carolina that I’m not surprised at all to have experienced it. Did an old boo hag come in through the window and sit on my chest? Perhaps you aren’t surprised that a zombie girl would suffer the “terror that comes...
Dead Love: Old Movies Need a Zombie Facelift

Dead Love: Old Movies N...

Nothing is more uplifting than … zombies. Well, at first they thought it was vampires, but as one ZIA member demonstrated with this link, even Hollywood knows that if you want to enliven dead material, it takes a fresh supernatural twist. Zombies are the key to the vault, so...

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