Zombies by the Sea – Excerpt 31
The Mayor was similarly occupied, but not with planning he had other things to occupy his time. He had once again caught Ethel, his pub landlady coming out of the shower, and never being a man able to risk temptation had snatched away her towel.
The sight of all that squeaky-clean voluptuousness was just too much for him, he had to have her. And in all fairness to the Mayor, Ethel didn’t put up much of a struggle. But then it wasn’t the first time the Mayor had caught her like this.
The Mayor considered he had a little time for pleasure, his plans were made, his cut of the profits was assured and he would scupper Sanjay’s plans to replace him.
It was time now to sit back, relax, and get ready to gloat, when it all went tits up, but my time will come, I’m a survivor, I’m not here for popularity. The weekend hadn’t started yet and the resistance was building, in his capacity as Mayor he would try to hold them in check. But what could he do, when the floodgates burst.
The first contingent of Zombies arrived by train, Samira was at the station to greet them and see them safely on to the ‘bus that her Father had provided. Maude James and her Ladies of the Women’s Institute were already picketing the station, bearing placards that said, ‘ Zombies go home!’ or ‘ Zombies not welcomed here!’, There is nothing vaguely like a warm welcome.
The problem was that without their make-up and ragged clothes, the Zombies looked identical to the ordinary holiday makers, the ones that the town sought to encourage. Maude James took off her hat and scratched her head, this was all getting far too confusing, Damn the Mayor, Sanjay and the rest of the council for organising this fiasco. She put her hat back on and ordered her ladies to disperse immediately!
(C) Damian Grange 2018