One of the writing prompts over at Studio30 Plus this week is “Kool Aid.” I can’t stand the stuff, but during the zombie apocalypse I suppose that being able to make a quick fruity drink would be a welcome treat.
Here are some other “cool aids” I have lying around the house that will ensure I would survive the zombie apocalypse.
1. Non-electric cooking.
This gas stove will last a long time. We just had the tank filled and it’s good for at least a year or more.
But what about baking? Well …
That’s one of three functioning fireplaces. This one is the only one with an oven installed next to it. Yes, it works.
What happens when the gas fails? Well, then this is going to have to come out of retirement:
Buried in the garage is this cast iron Franklin Stove. It was originally installed in the house, but was removed for reasons no one remembers. It’s good for heat, baking and stove top cooking. Speaking of …
This is the wood burning furnace. Even without power for the fan, it’ll still keep the first floor of the house toasty.
Of course, we have plenty of fuel for the furnace, fireplaces and Franklin Stove.
We need food to survive.
We’ll be eating good for years.
This is our spring-fed fresh water pond. It’s a little murky, but we have the means to clean it.
5. Zombie Killing Stuff
This is the barn. The barn is where you can find all kinds of great weapons for fight off the zombie hordes. Axes, mauls, sledgehammers, chainsaws, re-bar, hedge trimmers, hammers, acetylene torch – you need it, you’ll find it in there. (I was instructed to NOT show the inside of the barn. I was also instructed NOT to show the inside of the “secret closet,” but rest assured, the secret closet contains the standard zombie fighting equipment that makes a big bang sound.)
One other thing:
This tractor is great for zombie clean up, either picking up the corpses or bulldozing them into a burn pile. The tractor could also be equipped with weapons or the bucket could have spikes installed on it.
So, what do you think? Am I ready for the Zombie Apocalypse?
This is my response to the Studio30 Plus writing prompt “Kool Aid.” Yeah, I went WAY out on a limb for this one.