I'm a survivor in Madison, huddled with a small group of other survivors on the 12th floor of an apartment tower downtown. It all started innocently enough so I thought, with some guy biting a Milwaukee cop, but within 48 hours that city was fully infected and in flames. When their telephone and brodcast links went down I knew we would be next-they tried sealing off the area but people, or rather the infection, still got through. We decided to hole up because there was no way we were getting out, and if we got out if it would be worth it. The streets are still jammed with the stalled cars of victims. The snow will start flying soon and it just occured to me that we have no municipal snow removal. Note to self: go to city motor pool and steal the keys to a plow truck so we can get around.
We lucked out with our hideout: since we're so far up, we can heave appliances out the window at zombies below. Since they're not the brightest creatures we managed once to take four of 'em out with one Amana. And there's a generator in the basement that keeps the elevators functioning as well as the doors to the undergroud garage. Couple of outlets in the hallway work too, and we have a refrigerator plugged in there, and a TV with DVD to keep our sanity.
There are other survivors here in town, and we've lucked out because they've all been freindly: one guy at an old Mobil Station on West Washington manually cranked the tank of my Toyota pickup full of gas. He introduced himself as the right now inactive state Secretary of Agriculture who lost most of his family in Janesville and managed to save his family on the West Side of Madison. I lost my family in Milwaukee.
A statitistics professor who went on a scavenging hunt around East Towne Mall estimates there are 4,000 of us left in Madison out of 240,000. Sobering numbers indeed. I'll try to raise other survivors on this radio again, and I'll have one more cigarette before I turn in for the night: I quit but I actually found an untouched stash in the remains of a convenience store. I suppose I have bigger health concerns n