Aliens, Zombies and Climate Change, oh my!

Submitted into Contest #60 in response to: Write a post-apocalyptic story that features zombies.... view prompt

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Adventure Funny Fantasy

Dear Diary,Β 

6/19/2019


Hey, it’s Alana!

For my 13th birthday, my parents presented me with this diary. Apparently, it isn’t any normal diary though, it’s a different kind of diary. I’m supposed to write here every single year, on my birthday, June 19th.

My parents said it is supposed to help me β€œdocument my life” and see how things change throughout my lifetime.Β 

Got to go now,Β Mom and Dad are taking us out to a special birthday dinner and I don’t want to be late! Talk to you next year!


Dear Diary,Β 

6/19/2020


The worst words in the world, COVID-19. Ugh, I hate to even see that word, let alone write it.Β 

The COVID-19 outbreak, commonly known as the coronavirus, is horrible.Β 

My next-door neighbor got it and the entire neighborhood had to quarantine for 2 weeks!

The Corona Virus isn’t the only thing bad about 2020, there are also murder hornets, fires all over the place, and people claiming a zombie apocalypse is coming! And that’s just the beginning.Β 

Β Life sucks. Even though it’s my birthday, I’m trapped inside as if I’m in jail. I don’t get a party, none of my friends can come over. It’s awful. 2020 is a terrible year.


Dear Diary,

6/19/2021


Well, guess what?! There was a zombie apocalypse after all! And I don’t even care. After you have survived the coronavirus, you can survive practically anything!

I made a new friend. His name is Brains, cause that’s all he says, so I assume that’s his name. He does stare at my head a lot, though. I think he might like me!


Dear Diary,

6/19/2022


All the scientists are getting really worried cause we had a sudden change in temperature.

Β A month ago the average temperature for the world was about 59 degrees, now it is around 49. I don’t understand what the big dilemma is, 70 degrees high in summer is way better than 95.Β 

Guess what? Now I can DRIVE!! The people on the news don’t advise it in the winter, thanks to the cold weather, but it doesn’t matter to me! I’m still going to swerve on the road and go as fast as I can!




Dear Diary,Β 

6/19/2023


I should’ve listened to those news reporters…

A few weeks ago I was driving on a super icy and slippery road and I swerved off the side of the road! I landed up in the hospital with a broken leg and spine. I can hopefully get back to my normal lifestyle in two to three months. Luckily my friends have been visiting almost every day so I’m not that bored!


Dear Diary,

6/19/2024


Brains and IΒ have been official for 4 months now! I guess I was right about him liking me. Some of our best dates have been:


  • Watching our new favorite movie, β€˜Zombies and Humans’. Guess what? We spotted Brains as one of the background characters!
  • Caroling around the holidays! Brains didn't really sing though, he just repeated the same word the whole time.Β 
  • The amusement park! Brains thought that one of the kid’s heads was cotton candy, though, so we had to leave.


Dear Diary,

6/29/2025


Sorry that I’m writing this after my birthday, but everything was frozen! What the scientist predicted had turned out to be right! The temperature is dropping, and fast. The average temperature is now around 20 degrees, almost 25 degrees colder than what it was a few years ago. The good news out of this is that I can go ice skating and sledding whenever I want.

But then this spaceship came over the earth and you’ll never guess who came out! It was somebody who looked just like Brains and the other zombies! But instead of coming to earth and living here, they took all the zombies back! I’m going to go sob upstairs. Goodbye



Dear Diary,

6/19/2026

Ever since all the zombies were taken away by some mysterious person, the world has become quite dull again. Some scientists are still trying to figure out what happened while others have completely given up.Β 

I moved out of my parents house a few months ago and am now living in a small apartment in Los Angeles. Things are definitely a lot different without having your parents around, and a lot more expensive. Luckily I got a job as a grocery store manager, so I can afford all the bills. Maybe next year I will try college.Β 


Dear Diary,


6/19/2027

Guess what?!?! The zombies came back! Apparently the people that captured the zombies were using them as slaves! The zombies fought back and somehow got all of them all back to earth, where they belong.Β 

Brains and I have decided to try college, though we cant decide where. Brains wants to go to ZU- Zombies University - while I want to go to UCLA. I am sure we will figure it out.Β 


Dear Diary,Β 

6/19/2028


I know you’re all wet, and I’m sorry! There was this massive flood, and everything got soaked! I almost drowned, but to be honest, it was kind of awesome! I went swimming for two days straight!Β 

Bad news, though. Brains and I broke up, as we decided that we couldn’t do a long distance relationship. I’m handling it just fine, but Brains has been a mess. I hope we both get accepted into our colleges! Even though we’re not dating anymore, I still wish the best for him, and we have stayed fast friends!





Dear Diary,Β 


6/19/2029Β 


I got accepted into UCLA!!! I am so excited!! I can’t wait to get to college! Nothing interesting this year really happened. Aliens from outer space visited, so that was cool! I met this little alienette named Maya, and she was so cute! I think she was only a few light-years old!Β 


I can't believe it has been 10 years since I got you! You’ve been with me through my highs and lows. I just wanted to thank you for giving me this chance to document everything that’s happened! Wow, I can’t believe I’m talking to a book. Well, I wish me luck! Bye!


September 25, 2020 20:21

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Ack! First story! (Virtually hides) A few authors notes: 1. First story!!! YAY! 2. Thank you so much to my irl friend, β™‘ 𝕂π•ͺπ•π•šπ•– β™‘ for helping me with this story. Go follow her and check out her things!! 3. This story is kinda dumb but *Shrugs* I like it! 4. Any and all feedback would be awesome! 5. If you see anything wrong please don't say "Great but I saw a few spelling mistakes" please point them out so I can fix them. 7. Thanks for all the karma points! Wowza that's a lot. Oh and Upvote spree for upvote spree anyone? 6. Do yo...

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12:34 Nov 14, 2020

Hi, Blair! 1. I am excited that you posted a story! 2. Kylie is truly an amazing fellow author. 3. This story isn't dumb and I love it! 4. My only feedback is that you need to keep writing and keep submitting stories because I need to keep reading! 5. Because this was a diary, there weren't any spelling/grammar mistakes that I could point out! 6. Haha, I feel your pain. And craziness. XD 7. You deserve those karma points! If you want, I will do an upvote spree for upvote spree with you. Keep writing and stay healthy, Brooke D.

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Hello again!! Thanks! Yup, I know right Thanks! Lol! I will definetly try to do that. Thanks! Haha Thank you so much! Sure, anytime you want to do an upvote spree for upvote spree just let me know!

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21:35 Nov 14, 2020

You're welcome! I don't have time now (busy), but tomorrow I can go upvote your stories. :D

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Okay, ima go upvote you noww!

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21:44 Nov 14, 2020

Thanks! I will return the favor soon!

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04:11 Feb 18, 2021

This story is so funny. I actually laughed out loud! XDD It was really good for a first story, no need to be ashamed! :) good job!

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Hey, Blair! I upvoted you and now you're on the leaderboard! Congrats!

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You're so close to 900 points! Just a few more upvotes!!!!

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1. I was so excited!! 2. Aww, you are welcome!! 3. It's not dumb, it hilarious! 4. Not really anything, awesome work! 5. Hehe, I do that a lot, but I didn't find any!!

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Thank youuuuu! And, I know I told you this a million times but, thank you so much for helping meee!

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No problemo! You're welcome a million times!

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Just upvoted you around 30 karma points! :)

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I love your story!! Great job writing this amazing piece!! Most importantly, NEVER give up writing because you're amazing at it!! :)

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Aww! Thank you so much! (And I'm sorry, the downvoted seem to have stuck on my page again so your comment is only at one, even though both of us have upvoted it.)

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Sjnadiwhdyegcuedb LOVE IT! Such a creative story. Oh, and... This is hilarious! You have a whooping 722 karma points, and only 15 likes, lol. You’ve been uovoted SO much...you’re almost on the leaderboard! Awesome. Byeeee!

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Thanks! I know right! It's crazy. Byeeeee

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Amany Sayed
16:23 Sep 26, 2020

Blaiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiir yayyyyyyyyyyy This was such an interesting story. I think you could've put it under the funny prompt, I mean all that stuff with her bf Brains? I love it. I hope the next story comes out sooner!

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Thank you so much! I do too, I have more spare time this week so I hope I can get another story out.

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Amany Sayed
20:12 Sep 26, 2020

No prob! Looking forward to it!

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This story was so funny! I loved Alana's character development! Great work!

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Thanks! I am glad you thought it was funny.

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Are you going to come out with another story for this week?

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I am going to try to! I have a bit of extra time this week.

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WOWZA !!!! I loved it!!!!!!!!! The age gaps were wonderful and I loved it !!! Awesome job!!!

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Hey Sia, would you like to do an upvote spree for upvote spree anytime soon?

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Avery G.
21:05 Sep 25, 2020

YAY!!!! Blair, this was a cool first story! That diary thing that you used was amazing! I loved the idea of writing in it every year on your birthday! And NO, this story was not dumb. Anyway, great job!!!

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Thank youuuuuuuu! Your comment means a lot. 😊 I am so glad you liked it!

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Avery G.
23:19 Sep 25, 2020

You're welcome!!!

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Lulu Lemon
20:31 Sep 25, 2020

Awesome story!!! I loved how she was just so unbothered by the flood and zombie apocalypse!

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Thank you so much! I thought it was kinda funny too!

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Lulu Lemon
17:15 Sep 28, 2020

Your welcome!

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This was amazing!! Also, wow one story and already on the leaderboard!! I'm like NOWHERE near close... Anyway, positive vibes!! Upvote spree?

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Thank you! I know right! You are pretty close. You only need like 250 more points!! Do you mean upvote spree for upvote spree?

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Ok! How many would you like to do?

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Ouuuu what an interesting story! I like how you made the zombies the most normalest thing in the world, I also enjoyed the yearly birthday writings in the journal it was pretty neat I also enjoyed Brains and The main character relationship. Its not everyday you see thatπŸ˜‚ I died laughing when you put " He does stare at my head a lot, though. I think he might like me!" that was so funny to me. I didn't catch any mistakes it was overall great to me! Great job and congrats on your first story! THE STORY IS NOT DUMB! But keeeppp writing Bla...

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Thank you so much!! Thanks! Thank youuu! Yes, that was definitely unique! I am so glad I made you laugh, I tried to make this story have some humor in it. Yay! Thanks. Okayyy. I will! Thank you!!! Going to upvote you some more now! (And not because I feel like I have to, cause I want to) You too!

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Of course! And thankkkss!

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B. W.
21:09 Sep 25, 2020

Okay this is really good and its not cringe or whatever you think it is ^^ i kinda like the way you wrote the story in like Diary notes or whatever you would call it. i don't think i've really seen a lot of them that much maybe one other but that was about it. I also really liked the name you choose for her and it was honestly a bit funny in some of the parts (not in a bad way, i thought it was funny with her and 'brains') this was a really great first story you did and i hope that you'll keep making more whenever you can ^^ this was probabl...

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Thank you so much! Yes, of course, you can use the diary idea. And thanks for the rating, that means a lot!

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B. W.
23:00 Sep 25, 2020

No problem ^^ well could ya check out "Reunion? No thanks" and leave some feedback?

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B. W.
23:39 Sep 25, 2020

alright :)

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OH MEH GOLLY GOSH (Lol) YOU HAVE 2K POINTS WITH ONE STORYβ€” O. M. Lol. (That’s a thing now.) I domt know why I find this so crazy, but I do. I mean, WOW, you’ve been upvoted a ton! Cool! CONGRATS ON BEING HIGH UP THE LEADERBOARD!

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lol I know right! It's CRAZY. Thanks!

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Emma Sunshine
17:35 Sep 28, 2020

hey, great story. it was funny.

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The Cold Ice
03:42 Sep 26, 2020

I had read your first story.This is a fantastic story.I like the ending.I love the tittle.Great job keep it up.Keep writing.Waiting more from you. Would you mind to read my story β€œThe dragon warrior part 2?”

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Thank you so much!! Yep, heading there now.

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The Cold Ice
03:18 Sep 27, 2020

Thanks.

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Lulu Lemon
02:55 Oct 26, 2020

Hii! How are you? We haven't talked in soooo long. :(

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I know right! Honestly, I haven't really been active, but yeah! I am pretty good, just super busy. What about you?

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Lulu Lemon
14:22 Oct 30, 2020

I am also doing pretty good! Also super busy, lol.

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Yeah, I know the feeling. Haha

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Lulu Lemon
23:11 Oct 31, 2020

Yeah

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Megan Sutherland
22:01 Oct 06, 2020

Great job, Blair! I really liked this! I loved how the character's dialogue grew with her age. As she gets older, she sounds more mature. I love how she still maintains a happy composure even while the world is collapsing around her. Well done overall! -Megan S.

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Thank you so much! Oh, and I saw your bio. :( I am sorry they took 300+ points from you. When I came here your comment was at 0. I'm gonna go upvote you now! :)

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Megan Sutherland
11:36 Oct 07, 2020

Thank you!! :)

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Megan Sutherland
17:04 Oct 07, 2020

Would u mind reading some of my stories plz too? Sorry if I'm asking for too much but I would love feedback.

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20:00 Oct 02, 2020

This is an amazing story! It isn't dumb at all! I'll gladly do an upvote spree for you :) (I'm owlpoetess on allpoetry) Congrats on your first story Blair!

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Thank you! Thanks! Going to upvote you now! Ohhh. Ok, that makes sense. Thanks! :)

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