|Film still from the film Fido|
With a concerned face, the boy said that he'd heard from the other neighbor kids that zombies lived in the house. He needed to know if, in fact, this was true, and if it were true, if the zombies were still presently occupying the residence, and if so, how many zombies--ballpark figure--were there.
Yes, our landlord said. But only two zombies. Then he pointed at us as we stood by the front door.
We waved, smiling.
The boy looked over his shoulder at the girl on the bicycle behind him. Then he looked back at us and the landlord who left the boy to dwell upon the news.
The boy's mouth remained open and he ever so slowly began bicycling away as the girl, seemingly unconcerned or not fully yet understanding the implications of living near zombies, followed behind.
This Halloween, we will have no trouble whatsoever coming up with our costumes. And maybe some day this summer, we'll just do a little gardening and routine yard-work dressed as zombies, too.