The And Of The Basement

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We decided to have Timmy open the door. That way, if the undead occupant of the basement was actually at the top of the stairs, we would be, hopefully, able to bring one or both of our weapons to bear. We hoped to push the zombie down the stairwell; and, if we were lucky, that would create the necessary trauma to the brain area to cause permanent death. "The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few," said Tim stoically with a knowing grin. "Or the one," added Dean. I had no idea what they were talking about. As the door swung out, we lunged into the breach. The stairs before us were empty. We could hear muffled sounds from the kitchen. "Here zombie, zombie, zombie..." Dean called out, mimicking a master calling for his dog. We…show more content…
The zombie flew out and away, then connected with the steps. Bouncing off the step treads, it rolled from back to neck to head as the being flipped down the stairs. We kept our distance, not wanting to rush in, but content to wait and see the outcome of the fall. When the beast came to rest at the bottom of the steps, we could clearly see, by the odd direction his neck bent, that he was going to stay dead this time. Dean fearlessly took the lead once again, his descent slowing as he neared the bottom. Gingerly, he avoided the crumpled heap of the zombie at the base of the stairs., taking great pains to tiptoe around the leg that angled out, blocking the path. As I mirrored his movements, I could clearly see where Dean had shot the now still undead. The bullet had definitely struck it in the head, but it was more a glancing blow, enough to make it drop but obviously not enough to keep it down. We made our way to the kitchen and began rifling through the cupboards, sometimes slipping on the debris the undead had knocked on the floor. We avoided the blood-splattered areas from the zombie’s earlier head wound, searching only the untainted storage areas, not wanting to take any risks with whatever contamination caused this outbreak. Most of the cupboards were empty. The few that held anything at all were mostly pots, pans, paper products and empty plastic
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