Tansy Undercrypt
Author, Illustrator, Purveyor of Doom & Whimsy


April 22nd 2017

“Well, we can sit here and just wait for the zombies to find a way in (maybe starving to death beforehand), or we can risk it – getting swarmed and torn apart on our way to what’s left of the grocery store,” Peter said with a sigh. “We can rest here in comfort and safety […]

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March 8th 2017

Mel came through the door silently, then threw the dog into the living room. “You little shit, you’re going to get us killed.” He carefully divested himself of his protective gear, gun, and backpack. “One of these days, I’m just going to leave you outside, have a beer, and yell, “Bye bye, Snack!” through the […]

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February 25th 2017

They moved very quickly, on high alert, out to the garage. Once inside, Shelby moved to the back and dragged the sheet off of his project. “An armored car,” his dad whispered. “Two layers of reinforced scrap metal sheeting with an inch between for the air system (4 hoses attached from this outside intake mount). […]

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February 16th 2017

At the gravesite, they salted the earth and marked the gravestone with an extra coffin nail to show they’d applied precautions. Frank looked away and was comforted by Dot’s sister, cousin, and two friends from work. “I’m fine,” he told them. “I understand that it wouldn’t be my Dot that came back. I’m okay.” Late […]

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December 30th 2016

“Now, what the sam hell is this?” Durant said to his partner as they pulled up next to the cemetery gate. “At the scene and investigating,” Olson called in, shaking his head. “Looks like some good, old-fashioned, post-Christmas grave robbing,” he said, looking out of the window at a light shining brightly at the top […]

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September 12th 2016

“It was our work in the smaller towns – the border towns – that led us to the discovery. Control teams were able to quickly round up the infected in one outreach and herd them into the local hockey arena,” Carson began. “The cold kept them relatively passive and slow-moving. We were able to start […]

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July 30th 2016

The zombie virus affected all mammals, but animals were not coming back to shamble about in their rot and prey upon the gift of life. Scientists were stumped, but found no secret in biology that would unlock the door to a vaccine. Across the Rainbow Bridge, the German Shepherds formed an impressive barrier across the […]

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July 16th 2016

The traps tripped all night; she heard the first, the second … by the third, Babs was sound asleep. “I never thought I’d get to the point where I could sleep through that,” she said to herself, moving slowly out to the kitchen and putting the kettle on. Babs flipped on the radio, listened to […]

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July 2nd 2016

When presented with the Loyalty and Personal Investment Award, Brian bit Miranda, growling, and had to be subdued. “So, let me get this straight,” Dobson said to the leadership group in a meeting the next morning. “Brian died on a Sunday night; we were not notified; he continued to come to work for the next […]

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January 23rd 2016

The virus took the village in less than 48 hours and when, as zombies, they rushed the castle on that third night, it was a bloodbath – the happy, friendly, direction-giving guards providing no actual protection. Of the princesses at the state dinner, only five had seen actual combat and garnered some survival skills. Jasmine […]

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