I was just completing a long email to my friend and publisher when the lights went out.  Cable theft, power shedding, faulty equipment, or leprechauns – who knows?  Anyway, undaunted, I decided to put together some booklets I have printed, using the lantern I got for Christmas for light.

It wasn’t enough light.

When the lights came on a few minutes ago, I found that I had reversed a page in each.  The glue is fast-acting. Oh, b-b-b-b-b-b-b-b-b-b-b-b-b-b-b-b-bother! 

Then, wandering out to the hallway, I saw a particularly large flying cockroach (he had a thumb-sized body) waving his feelers at me.  I dived back for a flip-flop while he pretended very hard not to be there.  Freeze or dash are cockroach tactics.

Quickly I returned and splatted him with energy and venom.  It was a messy death,  Goo was all over the carpet. 

Sighing, I went for a paper towel to clean up and dispose of the remains.  As I reached down with it, the very squashed cockroach suddenly went into a burst of activity and zoomed off.




About colonialist

Active septic geranium who plays with words writing fantasy novels and professionally editing, with notes writing classical music, and with riding a mountain bike, horses and dinghies. Recently Indie Publishing has been added to this list.
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40 Responses to ZOMBIE!

  1. bluebee says:

    The horror – Natal ‘roaches are legendary


  2. You had quite a day! I think you may have outlined some of the signs of the Apocalypse. It started with the plague of the dreaded power outage and went all the way through zombie cockroaches. I do hope life has improved!


  3. The Asian says:

    A flying roach?? That’s already a mutant in my books!


  4. Harmony says:

    F-f-f-f-f-f-f-f-f-flying cockroaches? And they return from the dead?


  5. SidevieW says:

    eeeek zombies!
    I’m battling the parktown prawn invasion. I don’t know why they always like being inside my home


  6. footsy2 says:

    I had forgotten about Durbs and the nasties. Roaches, scorpions, snakes. At least you don’t have Parkhurst Prawns.


  7. Eeek, I would’ve got such a fright!


  8. 68ghia says:

    They are the perfect being – almost undestructable.!!
    Chrome is telling me that the last word is spelled incorrectly – but I don’t think it is. Is it?
    As for the lights going down – this is South Africa. The rest of Africa is probably sitting with the power WE pay for…


  9. Pussycat44 says:

    You should have used that stuff that “kills them dead”.


  10. susielindau says:

    Hahaha! There used to be a commercial that said that a cockroach doesn’t need its head to stay alive for a while…… eeeeuuwww!


  11. newsferret says:

    Seldom get those zombies here.


  12. adinparadise says:

    Yukky-boos!! I’m very sure you didn’t say, “b-b-b-b-b- bother.” 😀


  13. nrhatch says:

    Ooh . . . a zombie cockroach! 😯
    Bummer about the booklets.


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