Friday, January 8, 2010

Left 4 Dead


It was oddly silent
as I walked carefully
through the structure.
I listened carefully
to make sure
my ears were not at fault.
No sounds of continuous gun fire
or screaming zombies.
Sounds that had become
part of life in recent days.

The game was over.

Or perhaps...

...the kids had gone back to school.

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This is a Flash Fiction Friday 55.

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22 comments:

the walking man said...

...or the zombies redacted themselves from the game and came out of the screen...better check on the kids!

Brian Miller said...

lol. and then it snowed and they came home to eat our brainz! nice 55. sure is quiet isnt it?

mine is up!

Shadow said...

oh, how perfect. well, next wednesday, we will reach this stage you describe...

Green-Eyed Momster said...

Great 55, Monkey Man! Hope you have an awesome weekend!
:)

Thom said...

LOL...what a great 55. You sure had me thinking in a different direction. Well done. Have a wonderful weekend :)

anthonynorth said...

I know that feeling well :-)
Nicely done.

sarah said...

woo hoo. I can relate. lol. mine's up.

Prayer Girl said...

In our household when my son was young there was no quiet at "game over" because the new game began in nearly the same instant as the the one before ended.

I longed for the quiet of school days. :)

PG

otin said...

I like your style! The twisty thing!

Felicitas said...

Sounds just like my house, LOL! A terrific 55, MM!

Alice Audrey said...

LOL!!! Thank God for school!

G-Man said...

Kids...Zombies.
Does it matter?
They both drain the brain!
Excellent 55 MM.
I really liked this Ake-Like entry.
Thanks for playing, and have a Kick-Ass Week-End!
Galen

Kathleen said...

I just love a great surprise ending like this!
BTW: What is it with zombies these days? Sheesh!
Delightful 55!
I'll have to give the 160 a try sometime! Sounds challenging. Thanks for the visit In Linden Hills.

Brother Frankie said...

i often wake up to gunfire...

then monday comes..

great work

be blessed
brother frankie
a man who is blessed

Enchanted Oak said...

Another one of your sly zingers. Nice work, Monkey Man. I lost Friday in a discombobulation of days, so mine is up today. It's also a ghoulish piece.

Dianne said...

Happy Birthday to Mrs. MM

My kids are looking at me as though a Zombie replaced their ideal mom....
Ha!

hope said...

I don't have children and yet I understand... probably because I work with the children of parents who wanted them out of the house over the holidays. :)

Marla said...

Ok Monkey, good post as usual however .... your picture will be keeping me up tonight. Gross!!

Mama Zen said...

As I read this, the sounds of Left for Dead are ringing in my ears . . .

Beth said...

Good 55! It leaves quite the visual.

I just posted my 160.

Brian Miller said...

hey my 160 is up. will be back by in a bit.

listen for azure said...

brains... must eat brains...

OK, I can't even hack the controller on LFD2. Damn. I'm getting old, I used to kick but at just about everything. When did they come up with controllers with 72 different things you have to do at once??