Late for Dinner (Again)

First Day Out

The entire family jumped at the sound of the door. That is, everyone jumped except for Mom. She just rolled her eyes to the ceiling for a second, muttered something under her breath, and then called out in a terse voice.

“Jason!” she said. “How many times have I told you not to slam the door?”

“But Mom,” Jason said, “zombies!”

“I don’t want to hear it, young man,” Mom said. She turned towards the 13 year old. Her face was bright red, her bulging eyes seemed to be pushed from some great internal force. “You’ve ruined dinner again. We waited, oh we did, again, but did you come home when you promised? Of course not. And how many dinners in a row have you missed? I stopped counting.”

“But Mom, really, zombies,” Jason said. He pointed at the door. His arm was shaking.

Mom turned her back on the boy once again. “Sit,” she said.

“But they’re almost here,” Jason said. He seemed to be on the point of tears. “Please, we need to barricade the door. Do we have guns in the house?”

“Zombies,” Mom said. “Last week you were late because of glittering vampires and the week before a passing wizard gave you a ride on his broomstick. I’m all for an active imagination, but please leave it at the door when it’s time for dinner.”

“But…” Jason was interrupted by a loud banging on the door.

Mom turned around just in time to see the door break down. She screamed at the rotting mass of maggot ridden flesh as it entered the house.

“Told you so,” Jason said. It was the last thing Mom heard.

As a lead up to Halloween I am going to repost some of my stories that have a spooky, sinister or creepy edge to them.  It was originally posted on 7/10/2015.

10 thoughts on “Late for Dinner (Again)

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  2. roweeee

    Hey! Someone’s got rise to the defence of us Mums and say that the kids don’t listen! Me…I’m all ears. That’s when I’m not talking!
    Actually, I feel like I’m the zombie apocalypse this afternoon! I’m getting stuck into my coffee so hopefully I’ll miraculously return to normal. Great story and I really liked the picture. xx Rowena

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      yes, I guess someone does have to stick up for moms here ;) 13 year old boys aren’t known for listening too well either… I’ve been a bit zombish the last couple of days, but hopefully work will snap me out of it. The picture was made for something else I did. I will most likely post it sometime in the next day or two – another attempt at being cute.


    1. trentpmcd Post author

      Thanks! I did the drawing for this back in early 2014. It was drawn with pencil but colored on the computer. It was one of my first attempts at doing it this way. I actually did a lot of computer colored pencil drawings later.

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