Mr. Elkins and The Zombies of Elbert County by Thom Adorney

Mr. Elkins and The Zombies of Elbert County by Thom Adorney
Publisher: Untreed Reads
Genre: Contemporary, Paranormal, Suspense/Mystery
Length: Short Story (22 pgs)
Rating: 3.5 stars
Reviewed by Stephanotis

When John Bell tells his family that he saw zombies crossing their farm one October night, he asks them the keep it quiet so as to not cause a panic. But when his first daughter, Cecelia, draws a picture of the zombies in school, the cat’s out of the bag.

Now, some in the conservative little town want the little girl expelled. Some want to exploit the zombies for publicity. The media outlets catch wind of it and are in a feeding frenzy. All John wants is to keep the town from descending into chaos. One thing’s for sure – when the townsfolk descend on the Bell household to see the zombies for themselves, they’re going to get a lot more than they bargained for.

There’s nothing worse than zombies running amok except when they’re walking through your field.

This was a fun story and while not of the scary type of zombie tale, it had some great characters, and of course, the children who couldn’t keep a secret. I liked the setting of this story and I think Mr. Adorney did a great job describing the area where this tale took place. I could actually see the zombies dragging their feet along the ground as I turned the pages. The ending surprised me and this was a tale I wished would have been a little longer so the author could have played out the plot some more.

If zombies are your thing then it’s one worth checking out.

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