Thank you for visiting. I have been a fan of the zombie genre for some time now, enough that I decided to try my hand at serious writing. My first series, White Flag of the Dead, chronicles the experiences of a man who is trying to survive a plague of the infected dead, and keep his son alive as well. It is a story of desperation, survival, and hope. It is a story that reminds us the most important thing is not just being alive, but living. Hope you enjoy.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Charlie's Guide

Hey All.

Most people think that the only way to take out a Z is to nail it in the head.  While that's a good rule of thumb, zombies are actually more vulnerable than just head shots.    Sure, if I have a chance to crush a zombie skull I'm going to go for it, but sometimes, that's not a good option or you don't have the room for a full blown swing of your weapon.

Sometimes, you're caught with only your knife and then you might have some problems if thats the only thing between you and your new unlife.

Human skulls are hard, and although zombie skulls are decaying, there are other options.

Shoving your knife into the base of head right above the neck will immobilize the zombie quite nicely.  The head may still be alive, and therefore dangerous, but at least its not moving anymore.

If you're in a situation where you only can reach the back, go for it.  Anyway you can put a zombie down is a good way.  Penetrating trauma to the spine is always preferable to blunt trauma.  You only get one chance to screw it up.

The weaker parts of the skull include the eyes, a favorite target of John's, and the temple.  Make sure your knife can handle punching through a skull.  I like a nice drop point on a long blade, while John favors the tanto style with a shorter, thicker blade.

Whatever works.

Charlie out.


  1. Hi Joe,

    Gotta tell you I LOVED these two books when I read them on my kindle. They are gone from amazon now though. Done on purpose or some computer issue? Either way I am looking forward to the next installment of the series.

  2. Thanks Jerry!
    I have a publisher now, and they have publishing rights. Don't worry, they'll come out soon! Can't keep good zombies down!

  3. Hi Joe!

    Thanks for renewing my memory. And now that you have a "regular" publisher, hopefully you won't be broke for long!

    My weapon of choice would be my dad's trusty old ax...although in truth, I probably wouldn't be able to swing any kind of weapon...too damned old! Can't run away either...sigh. Heck, I'll just pretend to be one of them (not a huge stretch) and just wander about.

    All my best to you Joe!