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zompocalypse by Lynn Ho


“I remember when Singapore streets used to be lined with bougainvilleas.”

“I remember the sounds of commuters on MRT trains during rush hour.”

“I remember the taste of canteen food.”

“I remember the smell of my room.”

“I remember when the pandemic first hit.”

“I remember the day the world ended.”


“Singapore, 15th December 2050.”

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“There was limited understanding of the virus.”

“No one truly knows how it started…”

“…and doctors…”

“…never lived long enough…”

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“…to find out.”

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BREAKING

NEWS

“PERSEPHONE” CLAIMS 503 LIVES IN S’PORE

“The media eventually coined the Virus, ‘Persephone’.”

PERSEPHONE OUTBREAK: ISLAND-WIDE QUARANTINE

BREAKING

NEWS

“PERSEPHONE” CLAIMS 15,003 LIVES IN S’PORE

“Named after the Queen of the Underworld.”

PERSEPHONE OUTBREAK: ISLAND-WIDE ANARCHY

“A legendary name for a legendary virus.”


“Persephone’s tragic tale recalls how she was kidnapped and raped by Hades...”

“...tricked into spending the rest of eternity as his wife…”

“…in Hell.


“Some say the Virus is Persephone’s manifested insanity from spending too long a time imprisoned. What a poetic way of rationalizing something so horrifying.”

“Factually though, the Persephone Virus simply kills its host, reanimates the dead body and turns them into mindless, flesh-eating zombies.”

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1. Healthy Human

AARGH RAWRR GURGLE

SNIFFLE COUGH WHEEZE

2. Infected Human

3. Dead Human

4. Zombie


“Golden Rule Number One: Never ever get bitten by a Zombie.”

“Persephone is contracted through the exchange of bodily fluids and has a 100% fatality rate. ”

“Golden Rule Number Two: Always aim to sever a Zombie’s head.”

“Persephone is concentrated in the brain so the only way to ‘kill’ a Zombie is to destroy theirs.”

“Golden Rule Number Three. Don’t travel alone.”

“Zombies move in packs, so should you. Let me introduce the clan of nine I travel with.”


“Hello, my name is Jin. Before the end of the world, I used to listen to RnB music on trains. It helped kill time.

“I still listen to RnB music but it’s not time I’m killing anymore.”

“This is my father, Mel. He used to be in insurance.”

“The company went bust. Now he just kills the clients.”

“My mother, Meg, whips up a mean meal in the kitchen.”

“And wields a meat cleaver on the battlefield.”


“Yong, a backpacker, has a compass that keeps him on track…”

“Shen loves to rock out and is a true punk at heart.”

“Calvin used to think education was everything...”

“…and a machete that keeps him alive.”

“Anarchy sure suits him well in this world.”

“…but he soon realised that books don’t keep you alive. A hockey stick does.”


“…still keeps his gloves on but decided to ditch his video camera for something less bulky. “Mon, a film maker and almighty gaffer boy…

“Ash Tweet, a design professor and artist adores the apocalypse.”

Jan, a photography major, hid in the dark room for days to avoid zombies.

“She believes zombie slaying is the beginning of a new art form.”

“Evidently, she’s done with hiding now.”


“Spanning all walks of life, we’ve come together and survived because of each other.”

“The clan and I currently camped in a barricaded 7-11.” “But our water source has run dry. It’s time for us to head out again.”

“So to all you other survivors out there, wherever you are…”


“…Godspeed.”

TO BE CONTINUED...

Zompocalypse  

Final Project: Assignment 6 for Graphic Storytelling Workshop. Narrative surrounds the post-apocalyptic world of 2050 where zombies run amok...

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