What Would You Do If … Dilemmas In A Zombie Apocalypse: No. 26 – The Last Bullet Dilemma

6 Sep

You’re running for your life, just as you have been for the last six hours. There were eight people in your group to begin with, but now there’s just two of you left, the rest having been caught and killed by the zombies which are chasing you. The only good thing is that since some of the undead stopped to feed on those they’ve killed, their numbers have dwindled and now there’s only one left tracking your every move. You see an alley leading off to the left and run into it, realising too late that half way along its blocked by a chain link fence. You quickly assess the situation. If you try to climb the fence, the zombie will be able to grab you before you get over it so that option is out. You check your gun and find to your dismay that there’s only one bullet left and there’s no other possible weapons within reach. You know your aim’s not very good and there’s only a 50% chance of hitting the fast-approaching zombie if you try to shoot it. If you kill it, you’ll both be able to get away but if you fire and miss you’ll have nothing left and you’ll both be killed. There is, however, another option. This is to shoot your companion in the leg. At point-blank range, you’re guaranteed to hit him and you’d be able to climb over the fence while the zombie attacks him as he lies injured on the ground. 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.

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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.

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