The Zombie Compromise

by Melanie Perl

The Zombie Compromise


From the dawn of time, the eternal goal of zombies was to defeat the Greek gods in their prolonged feud. They believed if they conquered the gods, they would be capable of ruling the world and everyone who inhabited it. However, another ulterior motive was to get revenge on the victorious gods who, in return for their triumph, turned the zombies horribly repulsive and ugly and thus making everyone fear them.

One day as a group of zombies passed by Mt. Olympus, they realized that the guards who protected the mountain from intruders were absent. They finally recognized that their opportunity of vanquishing the gods had arrived.

Nos debemus ascendere Montem Olympum.

Cur? Mons est maior!

Si ascendimus montem, nos poterimus vincere deos.

Ea est sententia bona. Nos regemus orbem terrarum!

So the zombies climbed the mountain, in hope of finding the gods, specifically Zeus and his subjects, to achieve their goal of controlling an all-powerful regime. They were confident that they would annihilate the gods because they were armed with plenty of supplies. However, when news reached Zeus that the zombies were approaching, he sent Hermes to them, declaring that they are being warned to leave the premises and consequences would follow if they didn’t.

Nolite timere, id est quod volunt

Ignoring Zeus’s alert the zombies continued up the mountain. Hearing that the zombies disregarded his proclamation, Zeus created a plan to get rid of them. He asked Dionysus to produce the strongest, most potent wine and he requested that Hephaestus construct a trap that would seize the group of zombies. When the zombies arrived, to their surprise they were welcomed and asked for peace from Zeus. Zeus also compromised that the gods promised to evacuate Mt. Olympus so the zombies could live and administrate from there. The zombies were so delighted with the feeling of success that they accepted the proposal without completely thinking the negotiation through. Nevertheless, they spent the night celebrating and drinking the wine the gods gave them as a conciliatory gift. Suddenly, the zombies felt very dizzy and were having trouble walking normally. They soon realized that they were drunk and had stumbled into a huge trap.

Fecerunt nos ebrios!

Vos fallitis nos!

Bellum est!

When the zombies declared war, Zeus called upon Ares to create an army. Ares trained his troops for the battle and when they assembled, ready to fight, the zombies soon realized that they were no match for the gods.

Satis est

Debemus sistere pugnā

Thus, they ended their hostility and relinquished the mountain to the gods, on one condition - the gods had to guarantee to turn the zombies back to their original form.

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Nov 09, 2010
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nice job! =)
by: Selena

Great Story!! It was really interesting =D

Nov 09, 2010
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nice job! =)
by: Selena

Great Story!! It was really interesting =D

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the value of comprimise
by: Matthew Bruck

It was interesting how the zombies and gods were able to settle their differences. We can all learn from their example.

Nov 09, 2010
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EXCELLENT JOB!
by: Eamon

I think your story was very interesting. Great ending!!

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