Three Men In A Boat – A Flash Fiction Zombie Story

3 Apr

There’s three of us crammed into a row boat built for two, floating in the middle of the mill pond. It seemed like such a good idea when we scrambled into it to escape the horde of undead that descended on our village without warning but now we realise it was the wrong thing to do. We can see the zombies crowding the nearby shores, moaning and shuffling, surrounding us on all sides; they know we’re here, they can sense us but they can’t get to us so it seems like we’re safe. Yet, there’s no way we can escape either and we don’t have any thing we can eat. All we can do is huddle together, making sure the dingy doesn’t drift too close to the shore and hoping that somehow, someone comes and rescues us.


Flash (or micro) fiction aims to tell a whole story within a specific short word limit. For this one, the target was 150 words and it comes in at 137. A PDF of this story can be downloaded from here. Other flash fiction and short stories which I’ve written can be found here.

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 to find out more.

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

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