Str 2 Dex
2 Con 2
Per 3 Wil 3
Contacts (Criminal) 2 (2)
Contacts (Police) 2 (2)
Contacts (Media) 3 (3)
Obsession (Finding the Truth) (-2)
Driving (Car) 2
Electronic Surveillance 2
Guns (Handgun) 2
Smooth Talking 2
Writing (Reporting) 2
Cellular Phone, Laptop Computer, Notepad, Tape Recorder
What better story is there than the end of the world?
There are so many different angles. There's the human-interest angle
-- ZOMBIES ATE MY DAUGHTER! -- always popular with the Reader's
Digest crowd. There's the conspiracy angle -- IS THE GOVERNMENT
RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ZOMBIE MENACE? -- they eat that kind of stuff up
in the Midwest. And let's not forget the celebrity angle -- ZOMBIE
RAMPAGE BALDWIN COMPOUND! NATIONAL GUARD DECLARES SEARCH FOR
SURVIVORS NOT IN NATIONAL INTEREST. That was a hoot!
I thought that for as long as the crisis lasted, I
could write about it. At first, I worked for a paper, but the
building got overrun. We moved to a copy store, but in six months
that was gone. Then we found a library with a working phone line and
started posting information on the newsgroup alt.conspiracy.zombie.menace.
Now, most of the staff is gone from flesh-eaters,
looters and trigger-happy GIs. I guess it's just as well. I can't
write anymore. I'm burnt out. It's hard to keep going when you're
part of the endangered species.
"Why am I taking notes? Someday these corpses are
going to be put back in the ground. When that happens, I'm gonna be
the first person to tell the story. If that ain't worth a Pulitzer, I
don't know what is."
Artwork by: George Vasilakos
Flavor Text by: Albert Bruno III