Pseudopod 037: We Are All Very Lively

By Richard A. Becker

Read by Cheyenne Wright

The really big cities had already been given the military treatment anyway, and that was mostly just plain stupid. Hallelujah, we used fuel-air explosives on the things! Nuked ’em! Genius! We destroyed ourselves to save ourselves, and if only they’d completely vaporized the targets it would’ve been fine. Well, apart from the fallout and the millions who died by friendly fire, that is.

You know, you really ought to make sure you move around a little bit more. It’s not our shift’s sleep time yet.

Hal Cartrett
May 11th, 2007 12:30 am

Great story. Cool ending.

May 13th, 2007 7:37 pm

I greatly enjoyed this story. The ending really sets it apart and the father/son dialogue was an interesting approach.

May 15th, 2007 12:10 pm

eerie. i enjoyed the appropriately placed sarcastic tones in the end. Never was really into stories about walking corpses but this tale is way more creative than the 28 days later (should be Italicized) crap…

May 16th, 2007 12:48 am

I like the approach taken with this story, I like zombie stories and this one took a new direction with the age old zombies took over the world idea, because, I suppose in this story, no matter how you look at it, they have taken over the world. Really well presented as well.

May 17th, 2007 4:50 pm

i am a HUGE fan of any zombie story, film, book ect…and this story was just so compeling! its erie sence the way the story was presented i thout it really gave you the sence of mood and how these people were on the brink of insanity and holding there own.
I like how it all played out how he talked about all the things and the way they were before “they” came…

5 out of 5 awesome!

psueudopod you need more storys like this!

May 21st, 2007 3:47 pm

I love how this shows how ppl are so willing to give away their rights for the sake of increased security from whatever fears are upon them atm. Of course zombies are a bigger fear than our current fear of terrorism around every corner of every building.

May 25th, 2007 6:09 pm

been listening a good while, to this as well as, escape pod. really, really, really love these stories….really. though some of them are quite…well frakin scary! (bliss, sellers market, we are all lively and of course fetal position). just wanted to let you know.

and also there should be a seven degrees from dragonpage game…i swear they got me hooked into most of the podcast i listen to….really

May 27th, 2007 12:35 pm

I like the narrator!

June 7th, 2007 9:25 pm

The reading of this one was really, really well done.

July 1st, 2007 11:32 am

wow! this story was excellently written and narrated! i was utterly creeped and it made me think twice about getting up to go to the bathroom lastnight. pseudopod needs more stories like this!

July 19th, 2007 6:37 am

This story is fantastic. Everything about it was great. Terrific Narration and excellent story. I can’t get enough zombie stuff and this hit the spot.

Mari Mitchell
April 12th, 2008 1:09 pm

Great zombie story.

Great reading. We are talking real acting.

I always thought that zombies would have rot away.

This may be the best combonation of story and reader.

Feeding the pod A rare cheeseburger, a large coke with light ice, and chilli cheese fries. What a way to go…