Zombies by the Sea – Excerpt 38

Zombies by the Sea – Excerpt 38

  Plans are wonderful things on paper, but in the real world, someone will always throw a spanner in the works and this one was destined for just that.

Meanwhile in another part of the town, Paul Wilkins the Area Manager of the St.Johns  Ambulance was instructing his staff on their duties and responsibilities for the coming weekend. To his way of thinking it could go either way, so best be prepared.

It would either pass without a hitch, or they would be inundated with casualties, he was aware that feelings in the town were running high against the Zombies. His concern was that this may turn to actual physical violence against them.

With that thought in mind, he was organising his staff in to small mobile units, so that they could respond to several emergency’s at once if the situation dictated it. He hoped it wouldn’t be needed, but forewarned was forearmed and the local council had insisted he co-operate with them, by providing medical cover for the Weekend.

Sanjay Patel was talking to Dave Knowles at the starting point of the Zombie Parade, he was as usual waiting for the Mayor to show his face. There was a proliferation of Zombies of all sizes and descriptions. They were a colourful if slightly macabre collection.

The Mayor arrived, and to Sanjay’s surprise and dismay, Samira was arm in arm with him. She had been absent all night, and now she turns up on the arm of his enemy, what did the girl think she was up to, he was extremely annoyed with her and what was the Mayor’s part in all this?.

The Mayor, grinning like a Cheshire cat, slapped Sanjay on the back and said, ‘Shall we get this show on the road, then, Old Boy?’ Sanjay looked at the Mayor with a stunned expression on his face, what was all this bonhomie about, The Mayor and he had never been friends, just the opposite in fact.

(C) Damian Grange 2018

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