Well, maybe not everywhere, but the shambling masses of zombies are all over the internet. Tales of the zombie hoards abound, for there seems to be something about moaning, flesh eating, reanimated zombies that stimulates people's imagination. There are zombie stories on blogs, message boards and available in .pdf form, as well as in other places on the net. Sometimes we're looking at the world through the eyes of the survivors of the zombie apocalypse, perhaps in a day to day, or hour to hour diary of survival. Occasionally we see through the zombie's point of view and the zombies become almost sympathetic.
Here are some examples of what may happen when zombies invade the world.
Image credit goes to Daniel Hollister at http://www.thatzombiephoto.com/
Zombies Can Eat an Awful Lot....
Here's another zombie poll for you. If you want to check out previous polls like the weaponry poll, scroll to the bottom of the page and you'll find it there.
I've got a question here that my husband posed to me. He wanted to know just where all of the material that zombies consume goes. I had no idea, so I'm posing the question to the experts
Books by Readers of this Lens
Here's a couple books by a reader of this lens. If you've got a zombie book on Amazon, let me know and I'll put your book up here too.
Some great zombie tales
Here are some tales of survival (or not) taken from the far reaches of the net. Be sure to check the second block of links that I'm building. Broken links removed.
- The Living Dead 2
Some of the content from the anthology The Living Dead 2 is available free online here.
- When the World Burned
The story of a community struggling to pull together to survive the zombie apocalypse. This tale is told in blog form. This story is complete.
- Adrian's Undead Diary
The story of an individual who holes up in a school to survive the zombie hoards. Complete and Active.
Terrorists give people a flu shot. Zombies ensue. Story is complete. Link now working.
- Zombie Girls
A girl loses her companion and must set out into the zombie infested city. Story is complete
- Alpha Dog's Journal
The story of a man struggling with survival and living in the face of the breakdown of society. I believe the story is complete.
- Dead Too, Rights
When volcanic ash turns most of the population into zombies, a female convict blasts her way to survival. Story is incomplete.
- The Brain Ingredient
Not all zombies are completely mindless. Some like to cook...Brains. This story is complete. Told from the zombie's point of view. Formerly linked here as Night of the Loving Dead.
- The Apocalypse Blog
A bomb, the collapse of civilization and now zombies. Faith tries to survive while staying true to who she is.
- The Other Side of the Apocalypse
The story of a family struggling to survive in a ZAW.
- Zombie Midnight
A free novel. Teacher Lexi Thompson doesn't know what she's getting into, and doesn't realize that the 'zombie' the kids are whispering about isn't only a drug.
- Survive the Outbreak
An interactive short film where you make choices at certain points and try to survive a zombie outbreak.
- Dead Winter
A well illustrated zombie comic
- All Things Zombie
A collection of zombie fiction.
- We're Alive
A high quality, fully dramatized full cast podcast. This is a great production and highly recommended Seasons one and two soon to be available on Amazon.
- Age of the Zombie
In 2013 a zombie plague sweeps across the world as scientists struggle against time to stop it. An Audio Drama.
- Frequency of Fear Lite
A zombie astronaut, 2 mad scientists and a pirate. What more could you ask for? This is an Audio Drama.
- Solar Flare
A solar flare disturbs the biochemistry of people...
- The Fiction Section of the Homepage of the Dead Forum
Many Living Dead tales as well as other science fiction and horror stories.
- Fan Fiction for Zombie Survival Guide
This is a listing of stories done on a fan fiction site. There's a great variety of different writings here, some finished some not.
- Fan fiction for World War Z
Here's a listing of fan fiction for World War Z.
- Last of the Living
Fiction written in the world of David Moody's Autumn.
- Tales of World War Z
Stories in the world of World War Z.
- 5 Scientific Reasons a Zombie Apocalypse Could Actually Happen
Article telling us why we should be afraid...be very afraid.
- Zombie Stories
Short Zombie fiction in a blog.
- Ascend Through the Darkness
Humans aren't the only ones with zombie problems. The "My Little Ponies" in Ponyville are having their share of problems with undead Ponies.
- Zombie Story
A rather short story told on a message board.
- Pandemic by Pandemyx
A mutant virus brings humanity to it's knees.
- Zombie Hunters Fiction Forum
The fiction forum of a great preparedness board. This fiction forum is heavy on the zombie stories although there are some other post apocalyptic fiction stories there.
- Fictionpress Zombie Stories
This site has fiction from all genres. I linked to a search for zombie stories.
- Fanfiction- 28 Days Later
Fiction written in the world of the movie 28 Days Later.
- The Remaining
Fury has taken out most of the world. Lee must now complete his mission. Links to Book 1 and Book 2 here.
- Zombie Waffe
A comic/ graphic novel of the zombie apocalypse.
- Zombie Survival Etc.
Zombie story in a blog. Not much complete.
- Zacharias William Drinkmore Stories
A few short stories.
- What Zombies Fear
Links to free chapters of completed novels available on Amazon.
- The Specter Strain
The start of a zombie novel.
- Memories Are All That's Left
The start of a zombie apocalypse story by a fellow Squidooer.
- Zombie Stories on Zombies Online
A collection of a few short stories.
- Dead End
Zombie Fiction Blog with a couple of posts.
- A Zombie Story a Week
A promising, if brief, start to a zombie story.
A link to download this zombie story free on Smashwords.
2 Hours- A Zombie Movie
Here's a movie to watch while you're considering what to read next.
Interesting little zombie film for your entertainment.
What's your choice of weapons to use against zombies? Do you prefer a shotgun's power, or the bow's stealth. The satisfying crunch of a baseball bat hitting zombie skulls, or the up-close and personal knife?
Zombies on Amazon
Some more great zombie stories
Here are some more great zombie stories
- Mom's Journal of the Zombie Years
MJOTZY is my favourite Zombie story. Told on message board, it's the story of a family surviving a Zombie Apocalypse told from the mother's point of view. The story is quite lengthy and takes the reader from surviving as an individual family to survi
- The World's Shortest Zombie Story
Indeed, I believe that the title is correct.
- Zombie Survivors Blog
This blog has the stories of people who were not among the very first wave of zombies. Will they be among the second?
- Algernon's Zombie Story
Only a single short chapter in this inactive blog.8`tfg
- Zombie Story
What happens when your threat level 5 carriers get loose? Nothing good...
- Preparedness 101: Zombie Pandemic
Here's the CDC's take on a zombie pandemic told in the form of a graphic novel.
- Saga of Mickey Wheeler
This is a story by the author of Zombie Night in Canada
- Roamers and Lurkers
A message board dedicated to fan fiction from The Walking Dead series.
This is the story of survival after the luxuries of everyday life have been lost.
- Choice of Zombies
Choose your own adventure type zombie story. It's a lot of fun.
- Zombie Exodus
Another zombie adventure that lets you make the choices.
- Die Zombie Die
More choose your own adventure zombies. This one is a bit silly, but fun to play.
- Die Zombie Die II
More Die Zombie Die Choose your own Fun.
- Die Zombie Die The Final Chapter
Yet more Die Zombie Die Fun.
- My Short Zombie Story
A short story, written for a class project.
- A Zombie Love Story
- Search Results for Zombies on Smashwords
Quite a few stories here to do with zombies. Some are free and some have a small charge.
- A Zombie Story
A short piece
The dead have risen...
...and they're hungry for your brains. Are you prepared? Do you have what it takes to survive?
Would you survive the zombie apocalypse?
This is a great, high quality production done in the style of the old radio dramas with full dramatization and sound effects. Listen to the struggles of the survivors of a zombie outbreak
How have you survived the hoards of zombies so far? What's your favourite zombie eliminating device? Well... perhaps I'm a little too immersed in all things zombie at the moment, but please let me know what your favourite zombie story is, and what you think of zombie fiction in general.
What's your survival trick?
Laura Brown from Ontario, Canada on October 23, 2013:
A tree house, not visible from below and pretty easy to knock off anything that tries to climb up.
SashaCo on October 06, 2013:
Just run and never look back! lol :)
Takkhis on April 08, 2013:
I want to meet with a real zombie really! show me please!!! :)
hntrssthmpsn on March 03, 2013:
Awesome collection! I'm a serious zombie survivalist, but you've shown me how much great zombie literature I've been overlooking online.
arckrc44 on January 28, 2013:
@arckrc44: Wait never mind, I found it, and it is complete now by the way.
arckrc44 on January 28, 2013:
What? You don't have Adrian's Undead Diary? You should most definitely check it out. Just type it into google.
Gregory Moore from Louisville, KY on October 15, 2012:
You need a combination of long range weapons (like a compound bow or crossbow) and shrt range weapons (like a sword, mace, or axe). Silence is the key. Only turn to a firearm as a last resort!
SarahB709 on September 27, 2012:
This is a fun and interesting lens--I really enjoyed it. The poll was funny because I never thought about being zombie food before! Lol. Good lens . . . Thanks
beth-bryeans on July 16, 2012:
I LOVE zombie fiction! I'm a huge fan of As the World Dies by Rhiannon Frater..she got her start by posting her stories on message boards. This is a great lens..I've been looking for original zombie stories! Thanks! Oh and my favorite method is "headknocking in the murderhole" This Dark Earth by John Horner Jacobs
GregKuhn on July 13, 2012:
This is such a great collection. Thank you Shanna. I would chop up our staircase and put an extension ladder upstairs with us. Fill both bathtubs with water and get earplugs (to block out the moans of the undead).
Richawriter on February 22, 2012:
Hey. I absolutely love the zombie genre so I was pleased to find this Lens with the useful zombie book list. My favorite zombie book is "Flesh Eaters" by Joe McKinney. An awesome book, very well written.
Check out my new zombie stories blog.
I update it with new stories and chapters every week.
Edutopia on February 12, 2012:
Great lens and no Zombie list wouldn't be complete with out including World War Z. Not technically an online story, true, but still well worth the read.
MisterHomeBiz on January 13, 2012:
Best wishes in your commercial gardening. You sound like a very courageous and busy mom.
MelloJeep on December 28, 2011:
I have been a Zombie nut for years and wrote a few stories about them one I am tranfering one page at a time to here, love the links, there are a lot of zombie lovers out there.
rwoman on July 28, 2011:
Great lens! Hope, as a zombie expert, you will help my husband and I settle an argument @ http://www.squidoo.com/vampires-vs-zombies
VoodooRULEs on July 10, 2011:
Remember the rules from Zombie Land - Great movie with a curious title. Thanks for this lens. I enjoyed it a lot!
Mandy from Montana on June 23, 2011:
I am going to have to read some of these when I get some time. Very nice lens!