*This is part of the A to Z challenge for April.
I just adore The Walking Dead and I am enjoying Fear The Walking Dead.
I didn’t always like zombies. I had a child who was terrified of them and I thought it was ridiculous that so many people seemed to be obsessed with something that is completely unbelievable. One day someone was trying to convince me that zombies could be real and that they would be able to walk through the river and up the hill to my home. Mind you, said terrified child was present and listening and I was getting a little annoyed that the speaker was trying to make said child more terrified.
I told my child something like, “Zombies are not real and even if they were, they would not be able to walk across a river. The current would pull them out to the ocean and far, far away.”
Of course my child has grown since then and fully understands zombies aren’t likely to take over the world. Still it’s fun to watch shows and read books about zombies. I particularly like the ones that portray zombies as people who are really just sick and act like rabid animals, but are still breathing and not really dead.
I don’t understand why people would believe that something dead could still walk without completely rotting away. Imagine an entire year of weather changes and all the insects that would surely eat the flesh off the zombies; that’s an image I don’t think needs to be in the minds of small children.
So, what do you believe? Could zombies be real, or are they just a really great subject for books, movies, and campfire stories?