What Would You Do If … Dilemmas In A Zombie Apocalypse: No. 3 – The Brother Dilemma

15 Mar

Your only gun slips from your waistband as you scramble into the dingy after your brother and push away from the dock. You lie back thinking you’re finally safe; then you realise he’s been bitten. At first you try to stop the bleeding but slowly the severity of your situation dawns on you. You’re brother’s going to turn and if both of you are still in the small boat when that happens he’ll attack; with so little space and no weapons to hand, there will be little you can do to defend yourself. You wrack your brains but you can only come up with two options: you could swim back to shore where you’d have to constantly fight for your survival or you could throw your brother into the water before he turns – he’d drown but you’d be able to stay in the safety of the boat. What do you do?

As always, this dilemma is just here to make you think, so there’s no right or wrong answer. Vote in the poll to let others what you do if you were in this situation, and if you want to give a more detailed answer, leave a comment on this posting.

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From the author of For Those In Peril On The Sea, a tale of post-apocalyptic survival in a world where zombie-like infected rule the land and all the last few human survivors can do is stay on their boats and try to survive. Now available in the UK, and available as an ebook and in print in the US from the 21st March 2013. Click here or visit www.forthoseinperil.net to find out more.

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One Response to “What Would You Do If … Dilemmas In A Zombie Apocalypse: No. 3 – The Brother Dilemma”

  1. cmdrysdale 15/03/2013 at 17:56 #

    Here’s my thoughts on this dilemma (just don’t show it to my brother!). Under any situation where the risk of infection was high (such as a severe bite like the one described here) and there was a 100% chance of him turning, I’d dump him over the side. I might wait until he was close to the end but I’d still do it; I might cry about having to do it; I might shout and scream about the unfairness of finding myself being faced with such a choice; but I’d do it because it’s a straight choice between him and me, and he’s doomed anyway.

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