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 big,...

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 ...

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...

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 they...

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 to be...