Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Desert Highway

Driving through the desert for seemingly endless miles, working our way back east. We stop every couple hours or so, so that the living among us can stretch their legs and breathe. There further we go the windier it gets, so that at our last stop you could actually see thin curtains of sand rising and falling away. The living people don’t like to stand out in it for very long, but I wish that I could feel the grainy air abrading my skin. We wear sunglasses, even at night, when we are outside. Not to look cool but to keep the sand out of our eyes.

I could look out at the desert sky all night and get bored. Sometimes I think that, rather than go on to Washington, that I should just gather up as many zombies as I could and more them all here to the desert, where there isn’t anyone to bother us. We could move into the Grand Canyon. Or maybe Death Valley would be more appropriate. We don’t need to worry about water, and while the wind, sand and sun would most likely take a toll on our skin, it wasn’t like we could feel sunburned. We’re immune to rattlesnake bites, too. We could find the ghost towns of the old west and move right in and create our own town.

The thoughts make me smile, because the idea of being able to get away from everyone that hates us certainly is appealing sometimes. But I know it isn’t the answer, not really. It might be nice to have a secluded corner of the world, but the world will always turn its eyes on you, eventually.

It would be great if zombies established some communities outside of “Normal” society—in the desert, at the poles, under the ocean. For all I know we could colonize the moon—we could go Anywhere we could be safe and free. But only if it was by choice, not because we were forced there or in hiding. Maybe if things go well in Washington we’ll have some of those options.

Those were some of the thoughts I had as we moved sleeplessly through the desert.

29 comments:

Bree said...

Hiya, Tommy. Glad to hear that you had a good time in the desert. Me? I'm okay. My Spanish teacher yelled at me. I'm not really that violent, but I feel like switching roles with her so that she can be dead and I can be alive again. Sounds harsh, huh? Anyways, I hope that you can visit the "Windy City" soon. I'd be really happy to meet you face-to-face. Well, that's all for now. Talk to you later, Tommy!

-Bree

Jillster2015 said...

Welcome to my world it is windy everyday. I'm used to it though cause I live in west Texas.

EmoGirl#55X said...

ohh, i hope it goes well too Tommy

Axel said...

That's a really good idea. I would love to join you in a ghost town.
Kinda ironic, if you think about it.
8D
It'd be a huge change for me since I'm on the south-east coast.
Can't wait for you to visit me in Georgia!

misaki said...

The desert would be a cool place to go to. I bet you look very cool with the glasses on, even if you aren't going for looking cool :)
~Misaki, Clementine, Ben, Ivy, Joshua, Emma, Kaitlyn, etc.

RockerChix95 said...

Where I live it is always windy I live in Maine. And it is always windy.

Anonymous said...

Where I live it is windy too. But just like Jillster2015 I'm used to it cause I live in Maine. It is so cold and very windy.

animeface said...

So many posts all at once! It must be a good sign. Now I don't have to wait anxiously for updates anymore :)

RockerChix95 said...

Up here in Maine it is always windy but it is a nice place to visit. But it is so busy in the summer because of tourist that come here. But I like Maine.

Paris said...

The desert is a cool place... erm, y'know what I mean.
Although I do hate it when it gets windy and all that sand starts blowing around. Hurts real bad on exposed skin and eyes; I've learned the hard way.
Luckily, there isn't sand where I live, but it's plenty windy here. I don't understand why most of the other girls always try to their hair after PE. It just gets messed up again in two seconds.

I do hope that things go well in Washington! It would be amazing to see our whole community take a step forward (no matter how small) towards supporting DBs.
Good luck and stay safe!
-Paris

Anonymous said...

i live in nfld get used to it

Anonymous said...

Okay first off all this shit isnt even real its based on a damn book so stop wasting your time on a blog that doesnt even update. And if your the monitor person that is going to delete this instead of post this then you are just as weird as the people that follow this crap.

Byron the Paleman said...

All things being equal. Hiding the desert may be fun. But all you would be doing is running and giving those that hate what you are all the more excuse to lash out at you.

Stand Strong. Stand out. And make the point.

Tina said...

Sounds like so much fun , and i agree with misaki , you'd look cool in the shades even if you arent trying. Haha !!

RockerChix95 said...

it doesn't matter if it is based on a book stupid. IT'S JUST A WAY TO MEET NEW PEOPLE AND I HAPPEN TO LOVE THIS SITE I LIKE LIVE OFF OF IT. AND IF YOU DON'T LIKE IT THEN WHY ARE YOU ON IT IN THE FIRST PLACE.

ZombieGurl09 said...

heyy tommy :)
i just finshed Generation Dead, and it was one of the best books ever!!! i hope you can come visited the Philly region, because I would love to meet all of you!

undead_skater said...

hey tommy. glad to know at least SOMEONE likes the desert. i havnt been there since i well... died.. i stay in the woods mostly. its not like i can get a license to drive out and hang out with you guys.. as fun as that sounds... no. ive been confined to the wilderness because now my family wants nothing to do with me, saying that i "bring a dark shadow over the brightness of the town" and rather than killing me... ooh i get exile... good thing i have a laptop with portable wifi or i would go insane... well... maybe i already am...

i went to visit my old skater friends. they seem to accept me, though one of them said "i sketched him out" oh well... considering the alternative to being stuck in a box to be worm food, im glad to be undead..

good luck and have fun,
Penguin ^__^

second chances said...

i agree with RockerChix95

its fun getting to talk to other fans wich is what its all about meeting new people with the same intersts as yourself and boosting zombie awarness lol x

Anonymous said...

Tommy, Tommy, Tommy, Tommy. Ohh how your thoughts drift. That would be supper cool if ya'll moved to the moon!! But you know what would be a good hypothosis? That oneday when the ice age hits, we will all have become "dead" and survive as the slow, but incredably invincible (in a fight and against nature) race!! Ahh, what a thought. haha. Love you guys!!

ps. if you just so happen to want to go the completely oposite direction you are heading,you can find me and my "dead" friends in Texas!! Mooooo!...

-AhhMyLife-

Lulu said...

hmm, new follower here! heya ya'll!!
I've read Generation Dead and Kiss of Life. All i have to say is... OMFGOSH!! it was sooo awesome. i love LOVE LOVEDD IT!!!
gosh, I love Tommy Williams, for a fictional dead character, he sounds HOT and oh, so sweetttt. =)
so I'll be hoping that you put up more posts. =]]]]]

oh yes, will there be a third book? because where you left of at the end, it was pretty abrupt, they hadn't solved much, and it seemed like it was gonna be continued because we can't forget Tommy, can we?! So I hope there will be a 3rd book. oh please oh please. =] pretty? please? let there be a third book?

Ashley said...

Hey Tommy,
I'm new to the site so I was trying to read as many of the posts as I possibly could. I live in Suffolk, New York. It just started getting warm again and its pretty much only windy when its cold out around here but if the winds worse where you are then where we are then I hope your travels go safe and well. Over where I am we never hear about zombies well atleast I dont think we do so when reading the site it took me to great interest.
from,
ashley

Xion said...

Seems like some interesting thoughts. I liked the ones about the ghost town

Anonymous said...

lol stop by the lonesome town of Hesperia!not alot of ppl knw about zombies and death seems to be all the rage now that the twighlight saga is out. :( if there are zombies are their vampiers? hmm..

Tanya said...

Hi. I think I'm your newest follower. I wanted to comment, so I picked your most recent post... Glad you enjoyed the desert. I would rather live there than in cold Colorado. If I were dead, I suppose I'd enjoy the cold more. Can you feel the cold?

ANYWAY.

Violet said...

I hope you have a good time pursuing the rest of your journey. I am a huge fan of yours and hope you find peace in a world full of people that are not always so peaceful.

death_by_books66 said...

do the DB peeps hav to drive when trad peeps sleep?

corey said...

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xXkarissa_katXx said...

Tommy,
first i have to tell u that i have some questions for you so pleese email me at kk_lee2014@live.com i will be waiting for u to....and i wanted to let u no that was sweet and i sometimes think stuff like that...forgetting all your worries and just sitting in the sun...i actually have a spot where we camp all to myself by a cemetary at sennicaville lol...i usually spend most of my time up there sitting in the warm sun and taking it all in forgetting all my memories and all my horrible past....and i think about good thing in my life...i think that would be very good for u to experience...soo 1 day go outside and just sit in the sun :D

Anonymous said...

Going into unpopulated areas? Sounds like fun to me, but I would have to die first, and I kinda like being a beating heart. But I'm glad that you are still going on to D.C., because you're right, going away isn't the answer. Believe in yourself Tommy, like all of us here believe in you.

Love,
KayKat