Zombies by the Sea – Excerpt 28
Of course, her one weakness, her reputation. Maude was known throughout the town as a pillar of moral rectitude. It would do her character irreparable harm if it were known that she had been carousing drunkenly with the Mayor, and having carnal knowledge of him.
The answer came in a flash of inspiration, he would get one of his women to send Maude a poison pen letter, stating that she had been seen staggering drunkenly out of the Mayor’s abode, attempting to adjust her clothing which was in a state of disarray, her dress tucked in to her knickers as if she had put them back on in a rush. that should get her off my back for a little while, he thought, at least until I’ve carved my share out of the Zombie Weekend.
At the same time, Sanjay Patel, at his office in the town, was instructing Samira in the role she would play in the proceedings. She was to be his deputy, so he wanted her fully briefed as to the situation, she was an intelligent girl and he trusted her completely.
Samira was to welcome the Zombies to the Holiday Camp where they would be staying for the Weekend. Her task was to make sure that they were all settled in comfortably and cheaply, and kept segregated from the other guests.
Samira had already segregated one of the dining halls, exclusively for the use of Zombies only. there were families on the camp and Sanjay insisted that the two parties be kept completely segregated.
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