We've arrived at letter "Z" for the A-Z challenge! Congratulations to everyone who made it!
Before I begin my story, I want to once again invite you to check out my article on why children's books are important. You can find it here. If you like it, please share with your social networks. I'm trying to win a contest to get a free animated version of my book, That Mama is a Grouch. EPublishing Experts will do this for the author with the most shares. This is the last day. Thanks to all who have already visited, shared, and commented. I really appreciate it!
Now for the story.
I live in zombie country. I do. Really. I live in Georgia, where the television series, Walking Dead is filmed. (In fact, my daughter was thinking about auditioning as an extra for the production.) Because we live in zombie land, we have to be ever-vigilant about these creatures.
Last weekend, my family and I drove out to Vidalia, Georgia, for the onion festival (that's a story unto itself). The land looked exactly like the terrain in Walking Dead. And we saw a few suspects who looked an awful lot like zombies.
"Mama," my son said. "I know what to do if we see a zombie."
I turned around and looked at the kid. "Really, Bubba? What do we do? Throw onions at them?"
"No, Mama. We eat pie!"
I raised my eyebrows. "Eat pie?"
He nodded, then he started singing his pie song that he had composed a couple of years ago:
Eat pie, eat pie.
Everybody eat pie.
You will die,
unless you eat pie.
Eat pie when you're sitting on the bucket.
Or zombies will invade you!
Eat pie, eat pie.
Everybody eat pie.
You will die,
unless you eat pie.
All right then. So we got ourselves a fine Georgia peach pie and kept it with us at all times. I suggest you do the same!
Pies repel zombies - who knew?ReplyDelete
Congratulations on finishing the Challenge!
I had no idea, either! Congratulations to you, too!Delete
I like that idea. Any excuse to eat pie, right?!ReplyDelete
Ha! That's a great idea. I've become hooked on The Walking Dead and blogged about it as well today.ReplyDelete
My husband is a big fan of The Walking Dead. Me - not so much. Zombies give me nightmares!Delete
Pies the ultimate zombie deterrentReplyDelete
Who would have thought?Delete
I didn't know the Walking Dead is filmed in Georgia. I could never ever have thought of pies having connection with zombies. :)ReplyDelete
My son is good at figuring these things out. Yep. I'm in Zombie land!Delete
If pie works, eat it. Here's to no blogging tomorrow!ReplyDelete
Right! I'll probably blog anyway, even though it's going to be a ghost town.Delete
Your kid sounds like my kid!! Love it:) Good to meet you through this challenge!ReplyDelete
Nice meeting you, too!Delete
My husband and son will be ecstatic that pie works! :) Congratulations on finishing the Challenge.ReplyDelete
Any excuse to eat pie!Delete
We've come a long way from Twinkle Twinkle - now it's pie and zombies. My new WIP is set in Atlanta. I'm having a real hard time catching the "feel" of the place. I think the Onion Festival in Vidalia does it perfectly. Who could imagine that? Thanks!ReplyDelete
Cool. Vidalia is about three hours south of Atlanta. The land looks a little different. Atlanta is a big, bustling city. Vidalia is flat with swamps and pine trees. Both places have red soil, though. And if you want that zombie land feel, I'm sure you can get it from watching some episodes of Walking Dead.Delete
May pie protect us then.ReplyDelete
Let's hope we never run out of flour and fruit!Delete
I did not realize that was filmed near you! Crazy. I think I could handle some pie to keep the zombies away. Do you think cobbler works too?ReplyDelete
True Heroes from A to Z
Hmmm. I'm pretty sure it has to be pie. ;0)Delete
I never knew pies repelled zombies. Bubba is teaching me a lot of things.ReplyDelete
The kid is brilliant!Delete
Great stuff and congratulations on making it all the way to Z! :-)ReplyDelete
Great tip for keeping zombies at bay. Love it!ReplyDelete
I bet you never knew pies could be so useful!Delete
How interesting that you should live where they make The Walking Dead. Didin't realise it was in Georga.ReplyDelete
Contrats on making it through the challenge.
Thanks. Same to you!Delete
A pie a day keeps the zombies away. Who knew? I'm not going to argue with that one.ReplyDelete
Best not to argue. Just get yourself some pie!Delete
Saved by the pie.ReplyDelete
Oh no. The lyric "High apple pie in the sky hopes" just jumped into my head. I will now be singing High Hopes all day....!!!!!
Haha! Sorry. ;0)Delete
I always like Bubba's logic...ReplyDelete
Great article, Sherry. Reading is the cornerstone of education!
Congrats on reaching the A to Z finishing line!
Thanks for visiting the epublishing site. I appreciate it!Delete
This is a great solution; I love pie.ReplyDelete
Congratulations on making it through the challenge :)
Thanks! Pie is good for many things!Delete
Does it have to be George peach, or can it be Texas pecan? I do like the song it is catchy!ReplyDelete
I think Georgia peach works best on Georgia zombies. Texas pecan would work just fine on Texan zombies. As long as it's pie!Delete
Even if it doesn't work, at least there was pie!ReplyDelete
(Also, I tried to comment on the YouTube post, but my phone wouldn't let me. The cinnamon challenge was just as dangerous as the chubby bunny challenge because getting cinnamon in your lungs can make you choke. It was on national news and my mom made sure that I wouldn't try it.)
But still, pie is pie! I assume ice cream is allowed to be added to it?
Sure. Pie a la mode works fine, too!Delete
it's time to face the truth, sister: there is no Shakespeare in your son :)ReplyDelete
Onion festival sounds like a place for me!
Oh well. But there's pie in him!Delete
The onion festival was kind of a joke. We saw a grand total of two bags of onions in the whole place. And no blooming onions or onion rings. What kind of onion festival was that?
Onion festivals and peach pie - things we don't have here in England. I feel I'm missing out.ReplyDelete
Congratulations on having survived the A-Z, Sherry.
You'll just have to take a little trip to Georgia then!Delete
I think this is my favorite part: "Eat pie when you're sitting on the bucket.ReplyDelete
Or zombies will invade you!"
LOL! Congratulations on finishing!
That part cracks me up, too!Delete
I will have to stock upReplyDelete
Congrats on hitting the end.
Haha! I hit it, all right. It practically knocked me out! ;0)Delete
Pie. I like where this is going. I'm a huge fan of pie. Congrats on finishing!ReplyDelete
Thanks! I'm rather fond of pie, too.Delete
This made me smile so much. What a brilliant idea. I'll keep that in mind whenever I visit Georgia :) So far I only had apple pie, I need to try all the other delicious pies you have in the States (they are not that common in Germany).ReplyDelete
If you like pecans, the south is known for its pecan pies. I like any pie, but I think peach is my favorite.Delete
Yes. Pies. Solve. EVERYTHING. :-PReplyDelete
Absolutely. Kind of like chocolate. ;0)Delete
Well done on finishing the challenge. Yeah, pies work for me though living not that for from Whitby, Dracula's English home, I've always found apple and blackberry to be best.ReplyDelete
I like apple and blackberry pie, too.Delete
Eating pie should be the solution for everything. Even zombies like pieReplyDelete
Is that how it works? You give the zombie a slice of pie and then you're forever friends with it, and it won't eat you? ;0)Delete
Does any sort of pie work? I like a nice steak pie, but zombies might be attracted to the meat...ReplyDelete
Maybe it's the pie crust that repels them. ;0)Delete
I've always wanted to try peach pie. Thanks for the excuse ;)ReplyDelete
And congrats on completing the A to Z challenge!
Thanks. And congratulations to you, too. I think you should celebrate by having a peach pie!Delete
Bubba knows all the good stuff!! Tweeted and commented on your article and followed you on twitter. You know, just fyi! lol ;DReplyDelete
Thanks, Ava! I appreciate it!Delete
I will turn to pie for its zombie repellent powers.ReplyDelete
Congrats to finishing.
Congratulations to you, too! Pie is good stuff!Delete