Jessie had no idea that there would be a lot of "taking care" in the next few months.
When neighbors show up on the farm dazed and bloody, Jessie and his Pa do their best to help their friends, but soon find that there is no way to help those that are already dead.
Jessie must make the transition from boy to man in an instant as the dead rise and try to take over the farm that was to be passed from father to son when the time was right.
As Jessie and his Pa make their way through this new and frightening reality, one phrase rings as true as ever.
"...life goes on, remember that.”
The narrator’s voice was pitch-perfect and his descriptions wonderfully evocative. I’m on the other side of the world, but I could clearly see and feel where the story took place; the details were well-drawn-out, never feeling forced. The relationship between the father and son was particularly effective. I also thought the description of the first zombie sighting – the naked man – was brilliantly done. I loved the sudden contrast of the bizarre against the ordinary. I think this is a first-class short, and I hope there’s plenty more where that came from. Refreshing, intelligent and original - I loved it. – David Moody (Author of the Hater and Autumn books)