By the Campfire

A Drabble (a short story of exactly one hundred words)

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The crackling of the fire and the smell of burning wood would be comforting if it weren’t for the zombies closing in.

You grab a stick and quickly jab a pasty marshmallow on the end, then thrust it over the fire.

With your other hand, you fumble with the graham crackers, almost crushing one.

Leaves crunch as the undead approach.

The marshmallow begins to singe as you rip the wrapper off the Hershey bar.

Knowing this is your last ditch effort to escape the soulless corpses, you hastily assemble the campfire favorite.

You figure, who can resist a s’mores, right?


K. Kris Loomis is the author of the nonfiction book, Surviving Revision: How One Writer Finished What She Started. She has also written several books on yoga and meditation, as well as a travel memoir about the time she, her husband, and their handicapped cat moved to Ecuador.

Kris’s fiction writing includes the novel, The Sinking of Bethany Ann Crane, and the short story collection, The Monster in the Closet and Other Stories.

When Kris isn’t writing at her standing desk, she can be found playing chess, folding an origami crane, or practicing a Bach French Suite on the piano. She lives in Rock Hill, SC with her husband and two cats.

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