What Would You Do If … Dilemmas In A Zombie Apocalypse: No. 13 – The Soldier’s Dilemma

24 May

There’s been a fresh outbreak and your unit’s the first to be sent in. You’ve heard rumours about what the disease does to people but you’ve never seen a zombie up close before so you’re not too sure what they look like. You turn a corner and find yourself a few feet from a little old lady who’s shuffling slowly away from you. Something about her reminds you of your granny yet there’s something odd about her too. You shoulder your gun and line up the shot then a thought goes through your head: is she really infected or is she just old and infirm? If you call out to her, you’ll know the moment she turns round but if she’s infected she’s close enough that she might be on you before you can pull the trigger. 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 know 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.


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.


2 Responses to “What Would You Do If … Dilemmas In A Zombie Apocalypse: No. 13 – The Soldier’s Dilemma”

  1. Kristian 10/02/2015 at 23:13 #

    I love you blog. All those dilemmas have given me lots of ideas for a interesting zombiestory.

    • Colin M. drysdale 11/02/2015 at 09:35 #

      Thanks. It’s always great to hear when someone finds my blog interesting, and especially when it gives them ideas for their own zombie stories!

      All the best,


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