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Ebrington Road

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Lawrence scratched at his grey skin absent-mindedly as he finalised his order of DVDs and books from Amazon. He quite fancied Manic Miner for the Xbox, but his thumbs just wouldn’t cope nowadays.

Hell it could be worse, the fact that he had his inheritance fund and the internet made life tolerable since that incident at Glastonbury.

Yet being a stay-at-home-zombie was such a drag.

The door bell dinged, the groceries! Lawrence pulled the burqa over his head. Beyond the front door a pile of bags lurked on his doorstep.

Maybe he’d have a barbecue tonight.

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    Brandon Sutton almost 5 years ago

    I like how subtle and casual the story is while still conveying the sinister undertones lying beneath the situation. Nice job!

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    Neil Murton almost 5 years ago

    This was awesome. The 'stay-at-home-zombie' line feels like you've fired off the reveal too early, but then you give us a far better ending with the sinister barbecue. Nice!

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    Horrorshow almost 5 years ago

    Now then, Manic Miner brings back a lot of memories for me! Good stuff as always, IR!

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