Review: Zombie Thanksgiving by Rusty Fischer

Zombie Thanksgiving by Rusty Fischer

It’s Thanksgiving and all Cassie wants to do is sit in her dorm room eating cheesy poofs and binge watching a Horror High marathon on HitFlix. That’s when Rex, one of the members of the Zombie Job Corps, shows up, wanting to clean her floor. With nothing better to do, Cassie helps him… and finds a friend for Thanksgiving break. And just in time, too, seeing as a zombie outbreak is starting and Cassie has to decide which side to fight for: the good zombies… or the bad!

Title: Zombie Thanksgiving
Author: Rusty Fischer
Publication date: August 13, 2013

Zombie Thanksgiving is a short but enjoyable story about Cassie, a student at Parnassus Preparatory Academy for Troubled Adolescents, who has stayed behind in the dorms over Thanksgiving break. It’s set sometime in the future (post-2018), after several zombie outbreaks, and after the discovery of The Cure that allows zombies to regain semi-normal function in society. I’m not well-versed on the zombie genre, but it’s a twist that I haven’t encountered before. Zombies who have had The Cure can speak, hold jobs, and retain memories of their lives before — but they still eat brains. There’s a disgusting scene that I had to skim over…

I have a bias against short stories because I never feel like they give me enough, and that’s true with Zombie Thanksgiving. I want to know what happens to Cassie and Reggie, and I also want to read more about Cassie’s life both before and after meeting him. I have so many questions! Why is Cassie at Paranoia Prep? Why didn’t she go home for Thanksgiving? Will Cassie and Reggie form a relationship or remain friends? Could they even have a romantice relationship? And what about Reggie? How did he become a zombie? What was he like before?

I’ll never know.

Zombie Thanksgiving is free on Amazon.

4 stars
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