Friday, October 19, 2012

Blossom, the Hippie Zombie


(Exert from the Zombie Housewives of the 1960's book.)
"My parents named me Barbara, an old family name. It wasn't even a relative my mother liked. My family was your typical upper middle class Republican types. My dad was a successful sell-out corporate defense lawyer and Mom had been his secretary-turned-wife. Can it get anymore classic than that?  I was the first born and it was pretty clear that Dad wanted a son and when my baby sister Colleen came along; he turned his attention back to his martini and let Mom speak for him.

didn't see any clear advantages to being a housewife though both my parents urged me to go to college and find a nice man to marry. My mother didn't seem all that happy with her position as breeder, cleaner, and cook. In fact, I could tell she was frustrated by the way she would wallpaper and redecorate the rooms all the time, constantly fuss over Julia Child’s recipes, and generally be a Nazi about appearances.

didn't go to college. Instead, I had a series of odd jobs that confused them and angered my mother since none of them involved me meeting marriageable men. I went from dishwasher to weekend clown at kid’s parties, then on to tarot card reader and topless dancer.

My parents died when I was 26.  It was kind of liberating. I realized that, without their expectations for my future, I could make it anything I want and not have to listen to the constant comparisons with their friends’ children who were caving in to the capitalistic suburban sell out. 
   
Then, I found my people; a loving group who questioned the system, the rules and morals of our parents’ generation. We wanted peace, love, and unity, not mortgages, corporate jobs and miserable marriages.

I did a little experimentation, but eventually it led me to the realization that I am a part of a bigger movement; a movement for freedom and rights, community and artistic expression.

I renamed myself Blossom. It’s the name I should have had from birth because I am always unfolding, beautiful just as I am. I am a bloom that represents the new life for my generation."




As a zombie, Blossom turned her energy on "equality for zombies" and "zombie rights".  She lives in a zommune with not one but two zombie men, Billy and Jack.  Both men were in the military and left to fight in Vietnam as young humans.  Forced to be a part of a "superior fighting force" by becoming zombies, they were treated like "killer ghouls" when they returned back home.

To read more about Blossom and her sister Colleen, check out the latest zombie housewives book, Zombie Housewives of the 1960s.  See what the 60s would have been like from a zombie's point of view.
Zombie Housewives of the 1960s (color copy)
Zombie Housewives of the 1960s (black and white copy)



Check out the following blogs and see what zombie theme post they put up:

Zombies Everywhere

[Retro-Zombie]

Halloween Blues

The Southern Northerner

Martha's Journey

Annie Walls

GingerRead Review

App'y Talk

Kweeny Todd

Jenny's House of Horrors

Bubba's Place

Fictional Candy

herding cats & burning soup

Author Sherry Soule Blog

Paranormal research Group Blog

Adult Urban Fantasy by Sherry Soule

Moonlight Publishing Blog

Candid Canine

Ghost Hunting Theories

Above the Norm

A Dust Bunny In The Wind

Faith McKay

Zombob's Zombie News & Movie Reviews

Flesh From The Morgue

The Living Dark

Some One Else's Cook

Stumptown Horror

Forget About TV, Grab a Book

Zombie Dating Guide

Strange State

The Paranormalist - Renae Rude

Idée Fixe

Random Game Crafts

WhiteRoseBud's Tumblr

Gnostalgia

Book Me!

Carmen Jenner Author

Sarasota Zombie Pub Crawl

Not Now...Mommy's Reading

Love is a Many Flavored Thing

Its On Random

Ellie Potts

Attention Earthlings!

Horror Shock LoliPOP

The Spooky Vegan

The Story In...

DarkSide Detectives Blog

Something wicKED this way comes....

Julie Jansen: science fiction and horror writer

Author/screenwriter James Schannep

The Zombie Lab

Creepy Glowbugg

Pickleope

Sharing Links and Wisdom

Midnyte Reader

This Blog Has A.D.D.

Carol's Creations

Jeremy Bates

9 comments:

  1. Thanks for posting this excerpt - I really need to get around to reading this book. The first one was great!

    Lilia
    Horror Shock LoliPOP

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  2. i am so in for this book... i can say only... those darn hippies are zombies too. they are so cool!

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  3. Thanks for the excerpt, Hippie Zombies, That's classic!
    I'd love for you to stop by my Walk's
    Carmen Jenner Author and Book Me! for a Short Story and Character Interview! Happy Shambling! =D

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  4. That's pretty great. You got me laughing with "zommune". If a zombie drops acid, what happens then?

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  5. Here from the zombie walk. You girls are so creative! I hope the books are doing well.

    I'd love to have your opinion on my zombie post + there are several cool things to win as well (Amazon Gift Card, Halloween board game and a screenplay). They forgot to put me on the linky, so I really hope you can stop by ;-) Top 10 Best Zombie Movies

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  6. Loving all the different zombie posts today. Zommune is such an awesome word! Love it!

    ~Anna

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  7. That was certainly a twist on a theme. Sounds as if things are better in your world nowadays and I know it must be a relief. By the way, I am now following your blog. Cheers, Blossom.

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