My Lovesick Zombie Boy Band

First published in Electric Velocipede #22/23. Podcast in Dark Fiction magazine.

My Lovesick Zombie Boy Band

by Damien G. Walter

I am excavating an eight pointed star onto the pages of my text book when I catch the boy looking at me. I keep the pen moving, the shiny blue ink bubbling and frothing, soaking the pink paper. At the centre of the doodle I draw a lidless eye. It gazes up at me unblinking, forever caught in devotion and desire. The boy is looking at me like he owns me. Boys are so dumb. Don’t they get that beauty is a trap you fall in to by looking?

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Published by Damien Walter

Writer and storyteller. Contributor to The Guardian, Independent, BBC, Wired, Buzzfeed and Aeon magazine. Special forces librarian (retired). Teaches the Rhetoric of Story to over 35,000 students worldwide.

One thought on “My Lovesick Zombie Boy Band

  1. Very dark and very fun!

    And has some great kicking lines, such as “fuck-in-laws” and “Sometimes it seems like half the world is dedicated to keeping a girl’s legs together. Of course the other half is devoted to prying them apart.”

    Good take on the volatility (and love life?) of teenagers!



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