With school officially back, hopefully your educational institution of choice has been Zombie Safe Certified by now with certified electric fences and fields, emergency katanas and an up-to-local-municipal-building-codes moat. (Yes MOATS! They’re not just for keeps and holdfasts anymore!)
But did you know not all the undead you meet at school will be part of the shambling horde trying to knock down the school gate and eat your math teacher?
It’s true. Some of them might even be your classmates. Zombies? Enrolled in school? How’s that, you ask? Zombies can barely stagger around let along take geography tests! Which is 100% accurate, when ti comes to regular, run of the mill zombies. Today we’re talking about the so-called “High Functioning Zombies ” or HFZs.
If you’re read my interactive e-book, “Archie Hartigan & The Frost Wolf,” you are probably already aware of the High Functioning Zombies. You have no doubt guessed the character of Pete is based on my ongoing research into the HFZs –>
High Functioning Zombies resemble regular zombies in that they’re undead, have a hunger for human flesh, and generally shamble everywhere. What sets them apart is their brains. While regular zombies lose the personality and intelligence they had in life, High Functioning Zombies totally remember their old lives and retain their humanity, if not their sparkling personality.
In fact, with a good coat of makeup and some industrial deodorant, some HFZ s can totally pass as regular human. Which is why you might find some attending your school, masquerading as regular humans.
So how will you spot them? Let alone distinguish them from your slower-moving, moanier friends?
Well, HFZs are usually a pretty depressed bunch. You would be too if you’d been saddled with a horrific undead existence which includes having to suppress the desire to eat people with foul-tasting gruel for lunch every day, along with a complete inability to heal wounds – which means they definitely can’t sign up for the rugby team. While they might be undead monstrosities, HFZs still have to worry about getting homework in on time, paying bills, and not eating the person next to them.
So if this describes somebody you know, before you break the glass on that emergency weapon, try making friends with a High Functioning Zombie. Needless to say, they need cheering up. And survival isn’t just about crossbows and cool monster-fighting karate moves, it’s also about helping out other beings to be.
And if that’s not a good enough reason for you, consider this. Zombie survivologists are looking into the possibility that High Functioning Zombies or HFZs may actually possess the ability to project brain waves to their lower-functioning kin. A nice skill to have on your side when the hordes shamble into your neighbourhood.
For a more in-depth look at High Functioning Zombies, be sure to pick up Archie Hartigan and the Frost Wolf from the iTunes bookstore for your mobile iDevices, and check in at SethOnSurvival.com for all the latest Survivology tips and tricks! Until next time, survivors, keep on keepin’ on!by Seth Greening - Visit SethOnSurvival.com