Do not fear. I haven’t been blogging lately because of the zombie apocalypse or anything as dramatic. I and my darling wife have been packing and moving. I have been Tweeting much lately, though. One of the tweets was answering a question about who would most likely survive the zombie apocalypse – me, protagonist, or antagonist. I answered it on Twitter, but would like to expound on it here in this blog post and also give you insight on my current Work In Progress, On Satan’s Island and the supernatural series it spawns.
I consider the protagonist of On Satan’s Island to be Bobbi Woods. Bobbi Woods is a twentyish female born in Australia to a Christian missionary couple. She along with her dad and mum became castaways on this uncharted paradise. Not long after, the matriarch of the island, Minani imprisoned them because they were teaching against the god of the island, Emnohiua by teaching Christianity to the natives. Emnohiua translated from islander is Almighty, the god of the Earth – Satan. Bobbi was able to escape her captors after she was stripped, sexually and physically abused in preparation for sacrifice to Satan. She survives in the wilderness part of the jungle choosing to remain naked. Her parents died afterwards.
Because she survives on this unholy island disguised as a paradise, I believe she would adapt to any other unholy disaster. After all, Bobbi avoided satanic power and continues to dodge capture from his priestess, Minani and the Satan worshiping islanders. She is cunning, strong and displays at times in the novel some supernatural abilities. After a period of doubt and desertion, she maintains a powerful faith in the Creator.
If there were to be a zombie apocalypse, I am also sure that Minani would also survive. Her advantage would be in her close relationship with Satan who would probably be the evil source behind whatever instigates the zombie outbreak. If not the source, I can imagine Satan using the zombies like an army to fight the forces of righteousness in the world. I have given thought to On Satan’s Island being the first in a series that eventually leads to the Battle of Armageddon mentioned in the Bible as a major part of the end times. This zombie army might be a part of that with persons like Minani as field generals.
That leaves me. Would I survive the zombie apocalypse? I have learned a lot from “The Walking Dead” TV Series. I have even seen myself in some of the characters. I am not a killer, but I have experience in people attacking my family and those times produced a strong protective, defensiveness in me that I never knew was there. Since a zombie is already dead, it wouldn’t be killing. I would find it hard to put a family member out of their misery if bitten, though – difficult, but possible given the alternatives.
As a kid and even a few times as a grandpa, I find my hide-and-seek skills excellent. I can stay patient, quiet, and still for a long time. I also can be very sneaky while keeping one step ahead of my would-be captors. I believe these skills can be utilized for surviving a herd of walkers.
Finally, as for me, I have already survived the living death according to one writer, Paul, the Apostle who wrote in a letter to people in Ephesus, but applicable to me, “As for you, you were dead in your transgressions and sins, in which you used to live when you followed the ways of this world and of the ruler of the kingdom of the air, the spirit who is now at work in those who are disobedient. All of us also lived among them at one time, gratifying the cravings of our flesh and following its desires and thoughts. Like the rest, we were by nature deserving of wrath. But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions—it is by grace you have been saved” (Ephesians 2: 1-5 New International Version).
So, who would most likely survive the zombie apocalypse – protagonist, antagonist, or me? All of us would. How about you?
I write about what I'm thinking or what I've imagined in an effort to regain that childhood imagination and marry with my many years of real experiences. I'm getting better at it the more I write.I am a published author of two romantic intrigue novels.My books can be found at Amazon.com or if you want a personalized copy, by emailing me at email@example.com.