Tansy Undercrypt
Author, Illustrator, Purveyor of Doom & Whimsy

Digger

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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Epicenter

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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Cure

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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Traps

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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Award

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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Battle

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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Routine

October 16th 2015

Evan cleared his throat and took some deep, cleansing breaths. “Sprinkles,” he said, his whisper punctuated by a familiar pop. “Glazed,” he said next, then, “Old-Fashioned.” It went on like this for some time until Mary Catherine came into the room. “Brought you breakfast,” she said cheerily. “Thanks!” he replied without looking away from the […]

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Reader

September 2nd 2015

While Eleanor would not have corrected anyone for describing her life as “quiet and lonely”, she could not bring herself to despair. Her love of books had left her with thousands of the best companions a person could have, and a mind that could entertain itself for hours at a time. Although she had not […]

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Strategy

July 10th 2015

The general turned briskly away from the board. “Any questions?” A hand went up. “And you are?” the general asked. “Scott Manke; I’m here at HQ working in Facilities,” the man replied. “Continue,” the general said. “Okay, well, the foundational zombie fight strategy seems solid, of course,” Scott started. “Thanks for your vote of confidence,” […]

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Back

March 28th 2015

Jeremy wondered if it was time. After the accident, he’d felt strange; he just couldn’t engage with people the same way or stay interested in his life. He just let it all go one day, not telling anyone, filled with a weird kind of hope that the pieces still fit together somehow and that everyone […]

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