The other day a friend of mine (I'm reconsidering his status, BTW) gleefully forwarded a link to a secluded corner of the Internet. Now granted, I love secluded corners of the Internet and visit them often. But he reason he found this one so amusing was because it was a message board thread actually calling for my death!
Har har har! Ho Ho Ho! High hilarity ensues!
As far as I could interpret this call for violence against me, it appeared that the thread mavens were upset over my portrayal of "zombies" as anything other than shambling brain-eaters. It was hard to tell exactly, because no one on the thread seemed to have read either of my books. But the general idea was that zombies were for shooting and not anything else.
Anyway, it wasn't the first time that I've heard people call for my utter annihilation, and I'm sure it won't be the last (especially as my children grow older and begin wanting things like cell phones, drivers' licenses, and dates). But it did get me thinking: if I was taken out by some Zombie Purist fanatic, would I come back as a zombie? I know I'm a little past my teen years and all, but maybe I'd get a special dispensation for writing the books?
All I know is that if I do return as a zombie, I hope I do so as the brain eating kind. Although it might be pretty hard to scrounge a meal in certain secluded corners of the Internet.