What Would You Do If … Dilemmas In A Zombie Apocalypse: No. 28 – The Rope Bridge Dilemma

20 Sep

You’re running through the trees, trying your best to stay on your feet while dodging the low-hanging branches. Around you are a crowd of people who are all running too and for the same reason: there’s a horde of zombies chasing you. Ahead, you see the trees thin out and you know you’re almost at the ravine at the edge of town. You speed up, making it to the bridge before anyone else; its old, and is little more that a series of wooden slats held up by ropes strung to posts hammered into the ground at either end. You feel the bridge shudder beneath your feet as you race across it. Once you reach the other side, you turn, machete in hand and consider your options. If you cut through the ropes, there will be no way for the zombies to get across and you’ll finally be safe, yet there are still others streaming across the bridge. You glance at the ropes, not knowing how much time it will take to cut through them. If you start trying to cut them too soon, you’ll be sending many other survivors plunging needlessly to their deaths in the river far below. If you start cutting the ropes too late, the zombies will have time to make it across before you can finish severing them and then you’ll be doomed. 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.

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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