The Next Zombie Apocalypse: finding story ideas everywhere

I was shopping online recently and came across what could ONLY be the source for the next #ZombieApocalypse. I bet the other option on that dropdown menu is "Flesh Rejuvenation."  


Don't trust anything with "bio" in the name. Have video games taught us nothing?! (Annotation: Yes, I'm 'aware' this isn't a zombie-inducing spray, as it was lovingly pointed out by Stephanie, but let me dream, would you?!)

I am feeling like I need to write (also finish) a zombie novel. There is something about the unknown, terror on every corner, fighting for your next meal and shambling footsteps that just makes the author in me giddy.

Also a bit sick.




One habit I've formed as an auhor is to take pictures of everything that makes you wonder. I can't rely on my memory to keep story ideas safely tucked away, so I have 3,000+ photographs on my phone and hard drive. A fraction of them bring back story ideas (many, many of them are cat pictures). But when I saw this Biofreeze product, I was drawn to remembering another location I had visited in December that had me fearful for my life (jokingly, like the above post).

From any of these pictures could spring zombies, characters, dialogue ("If those aren't peaches..."), story titles. I keep them just in case.

[I mean no disrespect to the business owner whom these images are credited to. He's actually a super sweet guy, whose misleading storefront makes for good story fodder.]