February 14th, 2008

Dodging Zombies


My dear friend cmpriest  mentioned this contest, the gist of which is - add zombies to a paragraph of a book. Cherie has her own take on this... which is awesome. And god it hits me in all the right places - I mean... zombies! In books!

I love this idea.

Here's my entry:

Title: The Art of War
Author: Sun Tzu (as translated by Lionel Giles in 1910)

  1. Sun Tzu said: The Art of War Against Zombies is of vital importance to the State.
  2. It is a matter of life and death, a road either to safety or to ruin. Hence it is a subject of inquiry which can on no account be neglected.
  3. Zombies, then, are governed by five constant factors, to be taken into account in one's deliberations, when seeking to determine the conditions obtaining in the field.
  4. These are:
    1. Zombie Law
    2. Brains
    3. Earth
    4. The Zombie Commander
    5. Method and discipline
  5. Zombie Law causes the people to be in complete discord with their ruler,
  6. so that they panic and flee, in fear of their lives, dismayed by the rotting, shuffling, danger.

Honestly? I could go on... maybe some other time ;) It's interesting how zombies improve even a 2400 year old work...