11/01/2008

Kung Fu Kids / Zombie Novel

Had a rather entertaining conversation with one of my clients at the rehab clinic the other day. Me and this huge African American ex-convict drug addict were sitting around watching Jet Li's "Fearless" with his 4 year old son, and he revealed that when he was younger he trained in five different styles of martial arts, such as Kung Fu, Aikido, Ninjitsu, etc. He complained how wildly unrealistic Kung Fu movies are in their depictions of Kung Fu techniques, and we talked about how it would be nice if his son could get involved in martial arts. As we discussed this, his son was flying around the room striking dramatic poses, making grim faces, making sound effects, kicking couches, toys, and us. We decided maybe teaching him martial arts wasn't such a good idea, imagining the irate phone calls from Daycare:

"Uhh, sir? Your son performed the Three Fingered Stinging Dragon Technique on Timmy at lunch today. Yeah, so Timmy's paralyzed, and your son won't undo the technique...we really need you to come down here."

By the way, news from the writing front...

As I may have mentioned, I'm working on a full-length novel based on my one-hit-wonder short story, "I Am a Zombie Filled With Love". In fact, I'm almost finished with this novel, it's the best thing I've ever written, and I'm extremely excited about it.

It's called WARM BODIES.

The story:

"An existentially tormented zombie rescues a fiery teenage girl from being eaten by his fellow undead, taking her back to the zombies' airport city as a camoflaged captive. As he finds himself falling in love with her, he discovers a long-forgotten sense of purpose, and attempts the impossible feat of bringing himself, and the rest of his decaying world, back to life."

Amazingly, I expect to be done writing this book before the end of November.
Stay tuned, or as the British say, "chuned".

7 comments:

  1. That's probably the best news I have heard all week, I'm definitely buying at least one copy.

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  2. oh my god. It sounds fantastic!! You're making me feel so unproductive, though....

    Buuut I'll forgive you if the new one's as good as The Inside. ^_^

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  3. Can't wait to read it!

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  4. Too bad that plotline sounds exactly like Twilight.

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  5. I haven't read Twilight but your zombie story will be infinitely better, I'm sure. XD

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  6. Lee, you gave me a scare there so I just read Twilight's plot synopsis on Wikipedia and it sounds like about the only similarity is the basic idea of the monster/human romance scenario, which is hardly Twilight's invention. See Beauty and the Beast, King Kong, Dracula, etc...

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  7. Man, good on ya. Thats quite the accomplishment - I cant say i've ever read a zombie novel, but I've also not done a lot of things that are totally worth doing and you seem legit enough, so ill give it a shot and mark zombie novel off the list... thanks!

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