Friday, October 26, 2012

CEO Zombie

CEO Emiline Boyd finally broke through the glass ceiling.  Now, this bullshit press conference.
“Is your mother the Haiti Zombie?”
“Yes.”                                       
“Do you eat human flesh?”
“No, except my lazy-ass employees. Next question?”
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I wrote this for the Trifextra Week 39 Writing Challenge where we are required to write a 33 word composition about a zombie who was discovered in Haiti in 1937.

Your comments are appreciated.

41 comments:

  1. Ah, PERFECT!!! (and not the least bit scary, which I don't like)

    this was a great response to the prompt, a great way to look at a POWERFUL woman.

    YAY

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    1. Thank your Kir. I was tired of the spooky themes.

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  2. Too funny! Some women do eat people. Even ALIVE! Scariness! Love to see your humor.

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    1. Thank you Gina. Yeah, I imagined Emiline as a pretty tough cookie.

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  3. Love this, and how it humanises the story.

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    1. Thanks Karen. I wanted to get away from all the Halloween stuff, so I went with the normal (lol!) human angle.

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  4. I like how you can interpret breaking through the glass ceiling a little differently than we normally do. The humor is great as is the in-charge woman CEO. Terrific.

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    1. Thanks for those comments Stephanie.

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  5. I love that her success was far more important than her Zombie mother. Funny!

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    1. Thank you. I'm glad that my premise came through; she overcame many obstacles. Not to mention the zombie thing!

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  6. Witty and snappy! I think that was brilliant!

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  7. Nice twist. The old ask a stupid question....

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  8. I'd add in reporters as dessert :D

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  9. Must be one hell of a CEO to have. Brilliant!

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    1. Yeah, I think she kicks ass! Thanks Varsha.

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  10. I suppose that it wouldn't do to eat the brains of the lazy employees, would it?

    A witty response to the prompt! Loved it!

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    1. Only the smart lazy ones! Thank you Tina.

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  11. Love it - nicely different slant.

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  12. Finally a position she could sink her teeth into! *chomp*

    Well done!

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  13. hahaha - would have commented sooner, but I had something in my teeth - Emiline

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    2. Really, Emmy, even though you are CEO, HR is going to crack down on your disiplinary tactics with employees.

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  14. Finally breaking that glass ceiling, and it's a ZOMBIE! Argh!

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  15. I really like this take on the prompt. Very well done.

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  16. Sounds like an NFL coach in a press conference. :) Great job!

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    1. Exactly. She is a "take no prisoners" CEO. Thanks Mel.

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  17. Hehe!

    I love the idea that she knew the questions were coming, and such a pitch perfect response!

    - barbara @ de rebus

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    1. That is exactly what I was trying to convey! Thank you Barbara.

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