Would you let a kid dispatch a zombie?

For the first time in a few weeks a stinker got into camp yesterday! Its a pretty rare occurence, as the encampment ramparts up here on Cissbury Ring are so steep. He was an infected survivor , we could tell from his slightly adapted and rather worn but cared-for clothes. He was fresh as a daisy (apart from that eggy stench) with deep, raked gashes down his neck.

Dal saw him first and strode up to him, scimitar out. His head was off with one swing. He fell instantly and bloodlessly. Its no real panic any more to fell a lone stinker when there’s over one-hundred of us up here, armed at all times. Anyway, the event raised an intriguing debate, and I have a question for you all. We have a young camp member who has never felled a zombie. He’s eight now, and was too young to be of any use during the last big battle we fought. All the other kids have at least two stinkers under their belts, and this lad wants to do one. It’d be under controlled conditions, with us all at the ready in case it all goes tits-up. The ‘subject’ would have to be similar to the one from yesterday: a lone stinker, in camp. I say its too much of a risk – we’ve lost enough people to muck about. But the others have a point – he’ll have to do it someday, and one more person able to fight the next time we get a mass infiltration of fresh ones might make the difference between life and death.

What do you think? Should we risk it? There’s a poll for you here:

(We’re right here by the way: Join us if you need food or shelter and are willing to work)

About N.J. Hallard

N.J. Hallard was born in England in 1975. He lives with his wife and child on the West Sussex coast. He enjoys cooking and telling tall tales.
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