Friday, 5 August 2011

Friday Flash - A Hero Comes Along

I've taken this story down as it's now out for submission!

40 comments:

Nerine Dorman said...

LOVE THIS SO MUCH I WANT TO HAVE YOUR WORD BABIES!!!!

Carrie said...

Fantastic. This is insightful, sharp, insanely brilliant. Well-f'n-done.

Tim VanSant Writes said...

Very cool. Interesting idea that eating the brain provides images and memories of the victim.

Helen said...

Ooo very creepy. The main Character sort of repels me and yet I like him too. Cool idea to eat the memories of one attacker to find the other.

helen-scribbles.com

henriettamaddox said...

Yup - really good. The tone was perfect. My favourite images were the angry scratches and the rotting vocal chords.

Jen Brubacher said...

This is a great smile for a Friday morning. Thanks Icy. I love this guy (& this story.) :)

afullnessinbrevity said...

BRRAAAAAAAAIIIIIINNSSSSSSS!
What a wikkid story. Love the twist on the superhero story. Fabulous. Cool idea that a zombie sees the memory of the person through eating the brains.
Adam B @revhappiness

flashtold said...

Niiice. First Person rocks this one. Thanks.

Shadowland said...

This needs to be posted all over the galaxy. Bravo.

Samantha Stoner said...

Wow! Well done. Is there more to this character's story/world I can get caught up on? This flash has left me seriously wanting more!

moonduster said...

This is wonderful! I really enjoyed reading it! It's creepy and yet you can't help liking the zombie "hero," depsite his brain fetish. :)

ganymeder said...

GREAT story! Words cannot express how much I love this!

John Wiswell said...

Zombie Avenger, best friend or nemesis of the Toxic Avenger? Either way the ghostly crimefighter with "dead weight" behind its fists is very amusing for me. Maybe "Dead Weight" could be the name of a sidekick?

lmstull.com said...

Okay this is made of epic awesomeness! God, can this be a series? LOVE IT!

napsinthelibrary.com said...

I think "I chew on the amygdala" is the best line I've read in weeks. Excellent!!

Jeffrey Hollar said...

This is just SOO far beyond good to make it impossible for me to praise it enough. I really REALLY enjoyed this!! Kudos to a Queen of Flash Fiction. This is just SOO far beyond good to make it impossible for me to praise it enough. I really REALLY enjoyed this!! Kudos to a Queen of Flash Fiction.

Al Bruno III said...

Terrific, you can't go wrong with superheroes and zombies!

Chad said...

Nice. Great language. Great pacing. I dig the zombie superhero idea. And the whole eating a part of the brain and being able to see what the attacker saw throughout his day is pretty genius.

Spot said...

Zombie superheroes? What's next Zombie heartthrobs? I do believe you could pull it off!

Great flash! Unique story idea, interesting character and I love the bit about eating the brain giving him access to the victims memories.

Stacey

storytreasury said...

Cool superhero! Really like this idea, espically the brain eating idea. lol

Steve Green said...

OOOH YEEEAH!!! A zombie in a superman outfit. Be afraid crims, be VERY afraid. :)

Raven Corinn Carluk said...

The most innovative zombie story ever. Brilliant work.

Emilia Quill said...

"but my vocal chords rotted a week ago."

Love that line, also love it when jerks get it. Hope he finds the taller man as well.

Michael A Tate said...

Your best story yet and by far the best zombie story I have EVER read.

Sub this to Weird Tales or something like that because everybody needs to read this.

antisocialbutterflie said...

So full of awesome. I can't put together the words. Amazing.

pegjet said...

And the voice slays this one, er, sorry--the lack of voice? This is so right on so many levels--from the dirty cape to the whole marvel comics last paragraph. YOu're twisted, but in such a good way.

Timothy P. Remp said...

And I just saw ‘Captain America the First Avenger’ …LoL Your story reminds me of Marvel’s Zombies saga they had going years ago. Very well done!

darkanddemure said...

OMG, this is so cool!! A series, I presume? *please say yes*

brainhaze said...

Fantastic Icy! love it. ZOmbies isn't normally my bag, but this has possibly converted me, its so cleverly done

Scath said...

Super awesome! =)

Jeffrey Hollar said...

My knid of superhero indeed.My knid of superhero indeed.

Anthony Deaver said...

Pure, Grade A awesomness! Nice explanation of why zombies move and 'speak' like they do.

When is the next episode??

*grabs popcorns and waits*

Chuck Allen said...

Leave it to you to create a zombie super hero. Unexpected and awesome!

Aidan Fritz said...

Fantastic. What I love about this flash is the twists on the premise you added. The opening seems to mix the idea of ghosts with zombies, which was a nice touch. However, I loved the reason why she eats the zombie at the end.

Icy Sedgwick said...

Aidan - I don't follow...why WHO eats the zombie at the end? No one eats the zombie.

Stephen said...

"I have somewhere else to visit tonight."

That would probably be Apartment 4B. For dessert.

demonesprit said...

Exceptional! Wonderful! Awesome! (ok, got to limit myself to three superlatives.) You need to find a good artist and turn this into a graphic novel!

Clive Martyn said...

I shall just go for one superlative - awesome :) x

Julie (O-kami) said...

lol - I cracked up at the Zombie Avenger - wonderful

Stephen said...

Hi there Icy -- I loved his being buried in his Superman stuff, lumbering into 'attack position' and the rather chilling 'brain reading'. While I sometimes wonder how the 'sneakers of good' cannot outrun the 'shambling of evil', in this case I can see how this dude might not be stopped. Great reading something from the Z-perspective. Writing with brrrraaaains...
St.

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