This morning is at least the second time I’ve had a dream about these zombies, and I’m inclined to believe that it’s inspired by something I saw/read/played because it’s pretty detailed for a sleeping brain to have spawned whole cloth.
So, the zombies are pretty standard issue, shambling about, some crawling when they lose limbs. They’re not fast, but they could be slower. The scenario is apocalyptic rather than post, so buildings are in pretty good shape and people still live in them in a lot of places. There are enough zombies that people aren’t in doubt of their existence, but there aren’t so many that it’s impossible to live a pretty ordinary life if you’re in the right place.
The bigger threat to healthy humans is actually the dogs. Whatever never defined event caused people to turn into zombies also changed the dogs, maybe all of them. They’re not ugly and inside out like resident evil dogs. In fact they’ve gone the other way altogether, as feral and starving as they might be. Something about what has changed the dogs has made them extra appealing. Fluffy fur, bright eyes, waggy tails and eager/happy to see you attitudes…a lot of people die from being mauled before it becomes widely known that sweet affectionate dogs should be avoided at all costs. When the dogs are in packs they don’t try to con people, they just hunt them, looking as mean as you’d expect a dog trying to rip your thoat out to be.
So, anyone know which book/movie/show/game is inspiring these dreams?