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Mightier than the Sword

by on August 12, 2012

This story was written for Trifecta’s weekend prompt, which was to write a 33-word story involving three different uses for one object. Enjoy!

Marsha slashed through a name in her unaccepted romance, then initialed a final boring memo. Finally she hurled her pen into the brain of the first, but not last, zombie on her stairs.

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17 Comments
  1. Ooh! A zombie story! Nice touch…

    • I hadn’t written a story about real-true zombies before, just zombie penguins, so this was definitely fun. Gotta love the zombies.

  2. Wow, gotta say that last line was unexpected! Good thing I have lots of pens laying around…you, know, just in case of a zombie apocalypse 🙂

    • I always carry extra pens. I say it’s just in case one pen dies and I still need to write, but really….zombie defense. 😛

  3. Nice work with a pen. And your keyboard. How will she deal with the remaining zombies?

  4. Great writing. Congratulations on the win too.

  5. Haha! The pen is mightier than the zombie hand!

  6. Love the zombies here. I thought we were going all mushy gushy. You can’t imagine my pleasure with the zombie. 🙂 Thanks for linking up.

    • I don’t think I could write mushy stuff if I tried. I couldn’t take it seriously. Thus, the zombie.

  7. Signing off on forms during zombie attacks – a true bureaucrat!

  8. Haha, didn’t expect that! Brilliant stuff. 😀

    • I didn’t exactly expect it either. I had the picture in my mind of Marsha writing out the name, and then, oh, hey, zombies.

  9. I love what a totally normal part of our culture zombies are now. Nice final twist!

    • Indeed; zombies are pretty much mainstream, just like vampires. I wonder what the next trend will be? Mermaids?

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