© Scott Wilson
Fortunately, I was sleeping fitfully when the tinkling of glass breaking and the growl of the dog awakened me fully. I rolled over to the far side of the bed, slipped the night table door open and took out my already loaded pistol. I cocked it, slipped off the safety, and when they came through the door, I was ready for them.
After two weeks of putting up with these little bastards, they were not going to get away with it again. I saw the shadows moving under my door, aimed the pistol a foot above ground level, and fired four rounds.
A heavy thud told me that I hit home this time. I kicked the door open and fired another three rounds before I turned the light on. It was not a surprise when the convulsing Persian cat on the floor stared up at me with its milky white, pupil-less eyes. Its fur was matted, splotchy and stank of death.
Bloody zombie cats.
Scott Wilson began dabbling in writing after discovering the joys of sci-fi and fantasy at high school. In 2008, he joined the Australian Horror Writers Association as a full financial member.
Currently, he is an active member of the University of Texas Flash Fiction Writer, Zoetrope Virtual Studio and FlashXER Writer Groups. His writing blog is listed on the Australian Horror & Dark Fiction webring, of which he is a member.
37 of his fiction stories have been published in various publications, including; Pure Fiction, Dark Fire, Micro Horror, A Long Short Story, Sonar4, The Shine Journal, The Cynic Online Magazine, Flashshot, Spec The Halls, The Tiny Globule, Zoetrope, 52 Stitches, 6 Sentences, New Voices in Fiction Magazine, Yellow Mama, Antipodean SF, The Short Humor Site, Twisted Dreams, Sinister Tales, Golden Visions, Flashes in the Dark and Static Movement magazines. Two of his stories are catalogued on the Anthology Builder Printing site for addition to personal anthologies. His short story “A Nice Bunch” has been accepted for publishing in the 52 Stitches printed anthology in 2009.
Two of his non-fiction articles have been published in the Wynnum Herald Newspaper and a number of his letters to the editor have been published in the Courier Mail Newspaper.
He was the editor for The Central Plaza News with a readership of 5,000 subscribers for 3 years
His interests include reading Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror, Westerns, and Australian Literature. He is working on two novels presently, a horror novel that he hopes will rival any Stephen King novel and a comedy fantasy in the style of Terry Pratchett.