Ghost + zombie

26/07/2014 08:18

A SFW prompt: what if you became a ghost to your body’s zombie?


“There’s a step. There’s a step! Oh, too late. You’re such a dumbass.”

There was moaning from the bottom of the steps, and I halted at the top to look down the flight.

“Dumbass!” I shouted again, knowing he wouldn’t hear me. Not that anyone else would either, for that matter. No one ever did these days.

He’d picked himself up by now, and I hopped down the steps to catch up as he stumbled off along the street again. No self-preservation instinct, no direction, no idea of how to look after himself…but then how could I help? He couldn’t hear me, I couldn’t do anything, and yet I was still stuck here watching over him like some sort of-

Ugh. He’d fallen over again.

Zombies are idiots. But then being a ghost isn’t a lot better, particularly when it’s your old body that dumbass has just tipped down a flight of steps for the seventh time that day.

Author: kate

Kate Coe is an editor, book reviewer and writer of fiction & fantasy. She writes the sparkpunk GreenSky series and blogs at When she's not working, she fills her spare time in between writing with web design, gaming, geeky cross-stitch and DIY (which may or may not involve destroying things). She also reads far fewer books that she would like to, but possibly more than she really has time for.