Last Friday night I was able to take part in one of my favorite holiday traditions – Christmas Eve dinner at Waffle House. That’s right – I said Waffle House. It’s one of those meals that I look forward to each year in a way that only comes from sharing a tradition with family. Like most great family traditions, this one appears to be completely insane to an outsider. Why would anyone subject himself to Waffle House food on any day of the year, much less Christmas Eve, many will ask. The answer is simple. Wrapped up in each of those golden waffles is a little piece of heaven – a warm fluffy touchstone to home. They don’t call it comfort food for nothing.
Just in time for the Holidays, one of my favorite new authors – Mira Grant – combines Zombies and Christmas to great effect. Reworking “‘Twas the Night Before Christmas” for the post-uprising world, Mira gives her own unique twist to this classic holiday tale. Please visit Orbit Books where you can download either a jpeg or pdf version of the full story, and let them know what you think of it. Happy Holiday, and Happy Hunting!
“Twas the Night Before the Uprising” by Mira Grant
‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house,
Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse.
The boards had been nailed ‘cross the windows with care
In hopes that the dead would pass by, unaware.