I'm working on a series of first person vignettes that deal with the urban zombie experience. Rather than assume that society collapses within a month of the zombie outbreak, I'm positing a reality where we explore how New Yorkers would deals with the infestation. It still has blood and guts, but there's less outright isolation and paranoia-- maybe even a little dark humor? The focus is on adapting to the new reality. What products would come out on the market, what new laws would come into play, what would mass transit look like? It's sort of based on my experiences in NYC during the 80s, when the homeless population suddenly erupted, followed soon after by the crack epidemic. New yorkers just sort of toughed it out. It astonished me how dead bodies and deranged lunatics could litter the streets, and urbanites would just take it in stride.
With that take in mind, I welcome any and all of you to take a look at the stories, comment, perhaps add your own if you feel so inspired. If the interest is there, maybe we could create an urban section in the Lost Zombies milieu. Here's the link-- http://www.lostzombies.com/profiles/blog/list?user=2abzicv44jr6p
Thanks, and I'm thrilled to be a part of the group.