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(Contains: violence/gore)
Maybe it was the way the gooey entrails looked like strawberry laces coated in jam, or he supposed it could have been the fact that the stray eyeballs appeared to be squidgy marshmallows, but to him a zombie apocalypse wasn't as bad as it sounded.

Thank God he had collected all those samurai swords. Slicing up the mindless undead had never been so easy. Every spurt of blood made him giggle as the deadly blade cut through pale flesh in one clean sweep. He skipped through the viscera and gore, his mortal worries about getting his new trainers dirty long gone. This was the end of the world. He didn't care.

He didn't know if it was all the sugar in his system, the white crystals that were causing his pancreas to throb from overload, that was making him act like this. Who knew that sugar and blood was such a volatile combination? If he had to guess, he would say it was either the glucose that was currently poisoning his veins or that zombie movie marathon he had watched the night before. He knew he shouldn't have bared witness to such things – he knew! And now look at him: charging around like a madman, drool dripping down his chin whilst he slashed away at the formerly deceased and wiped the blood from his face.

In the distance, he heard the faint sound of some pop band. Glancing over, he identified the source as a car radio, the door of the smoking vehicle swung open in an inviting manner. Dashing over, he peeked inside, finding nothing but an emaciated, brainless corpse and enough blood to repaint his entire college dorm.

A tap on the shoulder blade prompted him to turn around. Arms outstretched, the expressionless, jawless and eyeless zombie lumbered towards him. A grin grew upon his lips as he pulled the living dead towards him and lead a jaunty waltz around the now flaming car. There was a pause. His eyes went to the limp tongue dangling from the zombie's mouth. It bared a striking resemblance to a chewable sweet.

Gosh. He was hungry.

With a swift slice, the oozing tongue fell into his hand, its liquid centre spilling into his palm. The moment it touched his taste buds, he felt a bitter sting shiver through his body. Spitting the slimy false sweet onto the ground, he heaved up a sickly sweet sludge. His eyes watered and his throat burned.

The zombie who had deceived him zoned in, gripping onto his shoulders and shaking him. Suddenly filled with a strong fire, he pushed the undead from himself and into the car. He must have hit a sweet spot because the vehicle exploded into flames, engulfing him like a giant would swallow down a mere tic tac. And now he lived in the belly of the blazing beast, burnt to nothing but a fried potato chip. It was a shame: he had always believed he would make a great brainless monster.
It's one in the morning and I'm writing zombie stories. This is rawer than a piece of zombie flesh, so don't expect much. 

EDIT: A Daily Deviation! I certainly didn't expect that. Huge thank you to bloodawni and neurotype and thank you to all those who are crazy enough to read and like this :D
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Given 2014-01-18
From the suggester: A zombie story with a twist, Glucose and Bloodlust by ~therandomlyrandomone will drag you in and hold you until you're done reading. ( Suggested by camelopardalisinblue and Featured by neurotype )
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Morning-Star-42 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I love how you painted the zombie-slayer as a sort of thoughtless, self-focused person, quite different from the usual hero-type portrayed in zombie fiction. Lines like "looked like strawberry laces coated in jam", "Every spurt of blood made him giggle", "drool dripping down his chin" show how he finds pleasure in it, how it's like a great confection of violence for him. 

Anyway, nice characterization, I enjoyed seeing a different take on it.
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NeonWvlf Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Clapping Pony Icon - Fluttershy 
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17005SKAILA Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014  Student General Artist
damn.
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Congratzplz Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014
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therandomlyrandomone Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you :D
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von19 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014  Student Writer
Awesome.
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therandomlyrandomone Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you!
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JBHarker Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Raw, yet extremely satisfying. This is gritty and fast-paced, a complete surprise especially to a zombie-lover like me. Love love LOVE this!
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therandomlyrandomone Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you for the feedback! It's always fun to put a twist on things :D
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JBHarker Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
It made me grin badly, and that's really hard to do for me, especially with most zombie stories today, unfortunately, because they're all so cardboard cut-out with how they're written. But not yours, it actually made me giggle like the character. I really loved the part where he cut off the zombie's tongue, how offended he was that it didn't taste the way it looked. I laughed a lot.
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watsisface Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
that first sentence... AMAZAZING!
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therandomlyrandomone Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I'm glad you enjoyed it :D I was worried it was a bit too long, but I can see I was wrong. Thank you for the feedback!
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Junie-D Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014  Student General Artist
Mmm. :heart:
Congrats on the DD! :heart:
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therandomlyrandomone Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you :D
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Junie-D Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014  Student General Artist
You're welcome. :meow:
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miraculousmudskipper Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That was lovely, all except the zombie tongue bit, a very discriptive short story indeed.
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LowlyWorm Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
WHOA THERE FRIEND. THAT WAS DISGUSTING BUT I COULDN'T STOP READING IT. Really really nice job with very descriptive scenes and clever use of words! I applaud you.
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therandomlyrandomone Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Just as planned :D I appreciate the applause and thank you for the feedback!
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MatthewKoon Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014
Enjoy the comical twist, although the blood-crazed zombie killer is a little overdone. I did enjoy the part about the tongue though, that was weirdly interesting :)
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therandomlyrandomone Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I'm glad you enjoyed the twist, I do like putting a different spin on things, even if they are somewhat cliché. Thank you for the feedback :D
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AyeAye12 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014  Student Writer
Ewwww tonguesssss

But seriously, I was going to miss this but I'm really glad I read it. 
I guess if there was to be negative I'd say that it is too short for my taste. I feel like there's some really good potential in this, especially with that main character. I mean, hot damn.
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therandomlyrandomone Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I'm glad you enjoyed it :D This story was only a short thing that was nagging at me to be written out, but after seeing all the positive feedback I may expand on it. Thank you for the feedback!
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neurotype Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
...I am now hungry.

Oh sweet, sweet irony. Pretty sure I knew people like this in college.
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ShadowedAcolyte Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014
There's some really vivid images here. Thanks for sharing.
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sevenofeleven Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014
Cool story.

I wrote a story about a ghoul that eats zombies.
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LoshaG Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh man, I really enjoyed this!  :D  (Jeez, this is you at 1am?!  :wow:  Impressive!)
The title is perfect and I adore your strong handle on the English language.  :)  FANTASTIC imagery in this, I may never look at the gore and grotesquerie of zombies in the same light again, lol! The ending was a surprise as well, I didn't expect that twist for your Sugar-Popping Protagonist!!  ;)
Well done!  :clap:
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therandomlyrandomone Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you very much for the feedback! I'm glad you enjoyed the inner workings of my sugar-pumped, sleep-deprived mind :D It's always fun to explore the unusual sides of things, I may do it more often in the future. Again, thank you for the comment and fave, I appreciate it :hug:
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LoshaG Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So glad you got a dA for this, Congratulations!!!  :iconcheerplz:  :iconyaayplz:  :iconcheerplz:
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therandomlyrandomone Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you :D It was certainly surprising
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LoshaG Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Absolutely my pleasure!  :XD:  :hug:
Haha, the unusual side always provides some interesting options, no?  ;)  And the mind always manages to find that side of things with sleep deprivation, although I'm sure that your sugar rush really helped in speeding it along!  :lol:
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