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Date Posted: Fri, October 13 2023, 18:15:36
Author: CindyG
Subject: QOTD for Saturday, October 14, 2023

The following quote is from Seven Stones to Stand or Fall by Diana Gabaldon, “A Plague of Zombies.” Copyright©️ 2017, 2011 by Diana Gabaldon, all rights reserved.

“‘Anda!’ said a voice from inside. Walk, it meant, in Spanish. Grey’s numbed mind had barely registered this when the darkness inside the hut changed and a form appeared at the door.
It was Rodrigo. But then again—it wasn’t. The glowing skin had gone pale and muddy, almost waxen. The firm, soft mouth hung loose, and the eyes—oh, God, the eyes! They were sunken, glassy, and showed no comprehension, no movement, not the least sense of awareness. They were a dead man’s eyes. And yet…he walked.
This was the worst of all. Gone was every trace of Rodrigo’s springy grace, his elegance. This creature moved stiffly, shambling, feet dragging, almost lurching from foot to foot. Its clothing hung upon its bones like a scarecrow’s rags, smeared with clay and stained with dreadful liquids. The odour of putrefaction reached Grey’s nostrils, and he gagged.”

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[> I don’t really get zombies. I didn’t watch the Walking Dead, but this sure seems believable and horrifying. -- Kathy in PA, Mon, October 16 2023, 18:10:20

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