Drabble: Report Card – by Jennifer Moore

by specklit

Sorry, Mrs Peterson, but you kind of had it coming after what you wrote on my second grade report: I fear Rhona will never amount to anything in life. The girl lacks brains and determination.

You were right, of course. I never amounted to a single thing. I flunked my exams. I dropped out of school. I did the same brainless dead end job at The Fried Chicken King for sixteen years. And then the zombies got me. But you were wrong about the determination. Because I need brains more than ever now, and I’m determined to start with yours.

Author’s Note: I was wondering (as you do) whether a zombie would remember enough of its previous life to try and settle old scores, post-zombification. A mean teacher would be pretty high on the list, I think.

3 Responses to “Drabble: Report Card – by Jennifer Moore”

  1. Jeff says:

    I despise zombies, but this story managed to make them interesting again. I really enjoyed this.

  2. This is the best zombie drabble I have seen so far.

    Though it does seem a little obsessive to go after a second grade teacher more than a decade later…

  3. Sylvia Heike says:

    This is a funny one. :) Nice take on zombies.

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