Zombies by the Sea – Excerpt 11
He put down the ‘phone and re-dialled, this time the call was answered, ‘Hi, Dave Knowles here, May I help you?’ ‘Hello, My name is Sanjay Patel, Solly Marks, put me on to you, I am looking to hire around 5o Zombies for a Weekend Event in Littlehampton by the Sea,’ explained Sanjay. ‘Could you be a little more specific, to do what?’ Queried Dave Knowles.
‘To do whatever it is that Zombie’s do, I suppose?’ was Sanjay’s reply. ‘So, you want them to stagger around your town, creating havoc? asked Dave. ‘Staggering around will do just fine, I think we can dispense with the havoc!’
‘You say you are looking for around 50, do you want mixed ages and sexes, or to simplify it, a spectrum of Zombie’s.’ ‘I would say, in a nutshell, that is exactly what I am looking for, now for the nasty news, how much is this going to cost me, in round figures please?’ declared Sanjay.
‘The majority are like myself, film and television extras, for myself as leader, I would expect £75 a day, For the others £50 a day, you can check with any agent, that is the going rate, unless you are planning to offer some sort of package deal for all of us?’ hinted Dave Knowles.
‘For my part,’ stated Sanjay smoothly,’ I am in a position to offer all of you bed and board in my holiday camp, Breakfast and an evening dinner, during the day, you will be doing whatever it is that you do best!’
‘That sounds fine, on principle’, Agreed Dave Knowles, ‘But we would still need some form of remuneration on top of that and you or the council will have to pay for our Accident Insurance.’
(C) Damian Grange 2018