The new normal created a new economic driver and race, and population control over time – The Zombie. The United Nations ‘UNMZI’ – ‘United Nations Mission Zombie Integration’ and slogan ‘We live off each other’.
Singing tonight the first Zombie, ‘Zalo’ live-ish on ‘Lockdowns got Talent’:
Simon “Excited to see you in the flesh. Let me pick your brains, why singing, Zalo?”
Zalo “So nice to see a happy menu, I mean audience, (Giggles) I sing for my food”.
Simon “You’re controversial (Smiling).”
Zalo “I would like to thank my sponsors; Zotox for my natural glow, Z – diet, a brainless choice and Finger Bond, for keeping me together.”
Piers “So as a rule of thumb, you eat ‘human’ brains, right?” .
Zalo “Well, I am a woman, and we all know where men’s brainzzz are; don’t we David!” (Wolf whistles from the audience).
Piers “Nice mini-dress zolaaaaa!”
Ashley “Thank’s for that Piers, now It’s time for Zalo to sing her cover version of ‘Maneater’; Zalo!
‘Ends to a standing ovation…’
The next day papers: ‘Gen-z’s Zalo Wins UK’s Lockdowns got Talent’ with the main headline:
Piers M Slammed for ‘Sexist’ Comments Over Female gen-Z’s Zalo AKA transsioned Charlotte H. Dress in Viral Video.
There’s a vivid imagination going on there! Clever concept for short piece. Glad I wasn’t in the audience. 🙂
Griffonner, thanks for the read and comments, was fun. Had to google dirt on David et al, not a follower, more an enforced watcher when captured by the Wife.
This kind of reads like a sketch/playlet. Some interesting satire in here. Perhaps could be used on a podcast.
Personally I never got into the Zombie craze — dead meat as far as I’m concerned.
Guaj, Thanks for the read and comment. Yes more sketch in style than anything, wrote it on the fly the other night. Covid, transhumans, Gen-Z thing – Been a victim of Netflix on a Island, please forgive me.
Nothing to forgive, Kevin.
I like the style of presentation you used for this ands it lends itself well to the portrayal of zombies on TV and movies.
It’s a personal thing about zombies, I just think it’s BS. Even the original 50’s and earlier stories out of Africa and Haiti I find hard to believe.
It is a thing though, like most illogical traits, a human construct, seen it 1st hand in Africa and Haiti. Like most things though, all based on fear and control and far from the truth as you know. The main mechanics used are, gatherings, stories, then the darker side of toxins, and trickery, but mostly, and as any fear or belief system, the need to instill at youth. If not accepted and as a last hope, it is then fortified on the death bed or in ritual without consent, not what one expects, as a last sales pitch in the… Read more »
Seems to me you have the basis of a great story, Kevin. Good luck if you decide to write one.
Actually, the expression “Lockdown got talent” is truer than it sounds because the enforced seclusion created a platform for talented writers to emerge, here and elsewhere.
As for zombies, the U.S. administration considered the matter very seriously at one time
so much so that they devised an anti-zombie plan (see my take on it https://ukauthors.com/2020/11/02/__trashed-17/)
Ionicus, thank you for reading and the comments. Re:CONOP8888-Nice satire, you ha e a lot of fun in that ‘brain’ juice going on. Question, the 888(8) was that related to Chinese lucky number, or a number like 999? Ah, btw Chad Wolf, acting secretary of Homeland Security. Has stepped down based on a law forbidding acting officials to continue to serve in their posts if the White House withdraws their Senate nomination. Back on track-Fully concur, during lockdown I have rekindled my love of chess, learned an array of new skills from fiber glassing, welding, and the Crème de la… Read more »
I’m enjoying reading the different takes on the lockdown theme, and this is no exception: highly enjoyable!
Dodgem, Thank you for the read and the comments. You got me after my morning cup, where I tend to lose all control of brevity. Yes It’s a play on words, in this case specific to the media. The old adage and one in my past profession was poignant more so in the field or on the ground. In a nut shell; garbage is equals garbage out, much the same for coders. The main crux of this was simply how mainstream media has morphed into a political machine and becoming a one sided monster removing fact and serving fiction for… Read more »
people are already used to another type of lockdown – they write on walls and poke each other and are too addicted to leave – guess the site… the zombification had already started. now the rest is history
I agree with Guaj, podcast material. Enjoyed the read.
Hi ifyouplease, thank you for enjoying the read and the comments, and agree. With intent I doubled down with a poem of sorts to affirm that take in the same sub timeframe, in a short and sweet fashion. I still lack the wordiness in poetry, I find it confuses the meaning like a car salesman, but that is just my lack of understanding of poetry for now. I am very rough around the edges, more scribbles to blank with hints of dyslexia inside, just starting to add the filler and colour, and hoping for help along the way in terms… Read more »