Do zombies do face palms? by @Faryna

Just because she’s dead doesn’t means she’s stupid.


by Stan Faryna

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The back of her head was pressed against the door, she did a face palm. Was it an aha moment? Or was it an acceptance of an inescapable inevitability? Or a physical reflex of memories or déjà vu.

Do zombies do face palms?

She was beautiful. It didn’t matter to him that her irises were silver or her pupils were rings of yellow and black. It didn’t matter that her lips were violet without lip stick. Her form and features were perfect.

The disease had not robbed her of everything. There were also memories – memories, fears and anger that were uncorrupted by the HK-63351 fungal-virus. 

It didn’t matter she was a zombie, Daryl thought she was hot. The violet hair was a total turn on.

“I know you can hear me,” he said from the other side of the door as he pulled the handcuffs out of his back pocket.


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The Dilemma of Biological Imperatives

I know you’re in there. Somewhere inside that body. I know that you don’t have to be controlled by this thing. That you are more than your hunger.

I know that you can still love and be loved.”

She gasped for air. A tear slipped from the yellow-white edge of her eye.

“I’m going to open the door and if you can’t say something, maybe you can hear me out. Maybe, you can just listen to what I have to say. Consider my proposal…”

The door unlocked. She slid along the wall out of the way of the door.

“You’re so fucking beautiful,” Daryl said as he gently opened the door and admired her.

He was going to tap that.

She turned to him, gently put her hands on his unshaven face and lifted her lips to his.

He closed his eyes and she bit off his nose.


Other posts by Stan that you will find illuminating, uplifting or both

You Can Do Amazing Things
A Tribute to Maya Angelou
A Short Story of the Antichrist

About Stan Faryna

Stan Faryna is writing an epic novel. All of the world is crumbling like unrepaired, ancient walls but 18 year old gamer, blogger and entrepreneur John Dionysius finds the woman who he’s been dreaming about all of his life – a dream in which she is murdered as he watches helplessly from the eyes of a child.

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  1. Face palming zombies?! That’s a new one. lol

    • There’s always a want to give zombies those moments where you wonder if there is anything left from their human existence. Like a zombie carrying a doll. Or a briefcase. The face palm is better, don’t you think?

  2. Kimberlee says:

    Very interesting story Stan. Thanks for sharing!

  3. I really like your writing style Stan. Very unique and truly stands out compared to others. Keep up the great work!

  4. Thanks for the mention Stan.

  5. This is my favorite short story of yours so far, Stan! It’s irreverent and fresh. I’d love to see more like this from you. Your style is unique!

  6. I don’t do Zombies very well, I don’t get why as I can get Vampires, Werewolves, Ghosts just not Zombies…well not ones that are coherent. I think my mind needs to break the old “Night of the Living Dead” mould.

    I’m interested in your perspective of a Zombie though.

    • Hi Ali,

      The definition of what is a zombie is all messed up. Everyone is going their own way with the how and why. So yeah, I can understand the challenge. I think it’s going to come down to which authors do the zombie that speaks most to you.

    • I think the allure of zombies is that it is a realistic threat but that is also what turns people off. In fiction, we usually seek escapism and zombies are sometimes too realistic or too ridiculous to enjoy. To me, the true zombie is the traditional shambling, rotting undead variety.. But the more realistic one might be the human rabies type infected. If you see how people drive in NYC, you certainly understand that the threat is real. LOL

  7. Luv it!

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