“Night of the Living Trekkies” Giveaway — The Winner!
A few weeks ago, the good people at Quirk Classics allowed me to give away a copy of their latest release – “Night of the Living Trekkies.”
So, to launch the blog, I held a contest — to see who’d have the cleverest way of inserting Zombies into a classic novel.
The winner, after much excitement, is Sean C. of Chicago, IL., who went above and beyond and blew my mind! Below is his wonderful entry, which I hope you enjoy as much as I did.
Of Mice and the Undead, by Sean C.
“Two migrant field workers in California during the Great Depression —George Milton, an intelligent and cynical man, and Lennie Small, an ironically-named man of large stature, immense strength, and a gray tint to his skin but limited mental capacity, slurred speech, and an affinity for human brain tissue—come to a ranch a to “work up a stake.” They hope to one day attain their shared dream of settling down on their own piece of land. Lennie’s part of the dream, which George seems to constantly overlook, is merely to tend to (and eat) the brain matter of any man, woman, or child in the vicinity of the farm. George protects Lennie in the beginning by telling him that if Lennie gets into trouble George will not let him “eat the brains.” George does not take this saying at its word, assuming he is merely telling Lennie he will not be allowed to pet soft animals. They are fleeing from their previous employment where they were run out of town after Lennie’s love of what he refers to as “braaaaains” resulted in an accusation of attempted cannibalism when he gnawed on a sleeping woman’s arm..
At the ranch, the dream appears to move closer to reality. Lennie, motivated only by the prospect of a farm ripe with workers, lifelessly performs his ranch duties. However the dream crashes when Lennie kills and eats the young and attractive wife of Curley, the ranch owner’s son, after she asked him if he’d like to stroke her hair. A lynch mob led by Curley gathers. George, realizing that Lennie’s behavior is in fact the result of early-stage zombification, decides to spare Lennie a painful death at the hands of the vengeful and violent Curley. He shoots Lennie in the back before the mob can find him. George, having not realized that shooting a zombie in the back only aggravates its desire for human flesh, finds himself having one last dream of owning his own land, while the soft tissue of his brain is feasted upon by the undead corpse of his large friend.”
Sean will be receiving a copy of the book direct from Quirk Books shortly.
Thanks for playing!!