Author Archives: Dawn Napier

Frozen Pipes and Frozen Limbs

January brought us the worst cold snap that our part of the country has seen in more than twenty years. In fact, the snap was audible for two or three days as fingers, toes, and other extremities froze solid and … Continue reading

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It’s the Most Stressful Time of the Year

This is the time of year that traditions are a hot topic. Family traditions, national traditions—in a world where change is the only constant, it seems to comfort people to fall back on doing the same old thing year after … Continue reading

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My Biggest Little Shambler is Growing Up

My daughter made a grave announcement last week. With the holiest of holy holidays rapidly approaching, she had made a life decision that has rocked our family to its decayed, liquefied core. She has decided that she is too old … Continue reading

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Happy Deathday, Daughter

My oldest shambler just celebrated her sixteenth deathday, and I feel like my brain is leaking out of my ears. (I mean, even more than usual.) Not only because it’s slowly dawning on me that she’s not a fresh corpse … Continue reading

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Gone Fishin’

Now that the warm days are drawing to a close, I’m trying to get my little shamblers outside as much as possible. The fresh air is good for their muscle and skin tone; when they spend too much time in … Continue reading

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Read To Your Shamblers

Some people claim that the undead are incapable of learning anything new, because their brains are rotten. This, in my opinion, is a very pulsist way of thinking. It’s not as though a brain rotted through disuse is an undead-specific … Continue reading

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Footloose and Shamblin’ Free

The life-challenged don’t sleep, not the way that breathers do. Since our brains only function at a very basic level, they don’t need to shut down and recharge for eight hours at a stretch. And of course we never need … Continue reading

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