Friday, August 10, 2018

'38 Rue Utopia ~ Ep.19

I walked with the zombie
~ Roky Erickson and The Aliens 1981

Fleet's in ~ Paul Cadmus

“Ghosts! Ghosts! Ghosts!” whisper the kids as they climb into their bunks.
“Settle down little ones” says Eva, “You shouldn’t taunt those creatures you know” she looks around at the faces floating in the dim light, arrayed at various angles to face her.
“I’m not a little one”
“Why not?”
“Why not? Cos they didn’t choose to be like that, they were just like you and me once”
“What happened to them?”
Eva shines her torch up under her chin in the time-honoured fashion; her up-lit face taking on that upside-down horror-show shadow; she grins to enhance the effect and the kids giggle and squeal with delight.
“What happened to them?”
“Once upon a time…”
She waits for the giggles to subside.

Roky Erickson
I Walked with the Zombie

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