What Would You Do If … Dilemmas In A Zombie Apocalypse: No. 5 – The Family Dilemma

29 Mar

You’re in your car waiting in a queue to drive onto a ferry. It’s just arrived but when the bow doors open you’re surprised to see a seething mass of people pour onto the quayside. It takes you a moment before you realise something’s wrong but by then they’ve started running towards you, attacking anyone they can catch. That’s when you realise the zombie apocalypse has begun. The zombie horde will be on you in seconds and your only chance is to get out and run. You look round to where your three children are sitting in the back seat. If you try to take them all with you, it’ll slow you down too much and you almost certainly get caught and if that happens you’ll all die. With two kids in tow, your chances of surviving are better but still only 50:50. If you only take one, you’re almost certain you’ll be able to move fast enough to get away. 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 print and as a Kindle ebook. Click here or visit www.forthoseinperil.net to find out more. To download a preview of the first three chapters, click here.

To read the Foreword Clarion Review of For Those In Peril On The Sea (where it scored five stars out of five) click here.

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2 Responses to “What Would You Do If … Dilemmas In A Zombie Apocalypse: No. 5 – The Family Dilemma”

  1. JD 04/04/2013 at 00:01 #

    Thank God I only have two kids and one can swim. Screw running! I’d toss them over the bridge into the water and we’d swim away. We all know that zombies can’t swim. 😉

    • cmdrysdale 04/04/2013 at 00:15 #

      There’s an interesting line in the film ‘The Mission’ which says that the tribes kill their children when they have more than two and it’s used as evidence that they are sub-human, then someone (can’t remember who as i last watched it a long time ago) retorts, this is because two is all they can carry when running away from the slave traders …

      In terms of zombies not being able to swim, that only works if you can get to a boat and know how to use it! Check out this story I posted about that: https://cmdrysdale.wordpress.com/tag/zombies-cant-swim/

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