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ZOMBIE MEX DIARIES 7.05.14 “LAZARO – DEBRIEFING”

LAZARO - DEBRIEFING. “They’re kidnapping immigrants along the border and warehousing them in the depths of the Amboy Crater. Who knows how many they have? Those people are facing certain … [Read more...]

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ZOMBIE MEX DIARIES JUNE 29, 2014 “A ZOMBIE MEX FOURTH OF JULY”

I never really appreciated the Fourth of July until I was 11 years old. That’s when my teacher, Mrs, Rosewell, invited me to her home in South Pasadena for a bar-b-que dinner, to meet her two kids, … [Read more...]

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ZOMBIE MEX DIARIES 4.30.14 “PEARL – ON THE ROAD”

“Mija, nothing to it, but to do it,” La Señora Falcón said as she put the Honda Civic in gear and pushed her foot on the accelerator. The car pulled out of the safe house at Daggett, California … [Read more...]

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ZOMBIE MEX DIARIES 6.15.14 “LAZARO – MY MIRROR SELF”

Being confronted by the head of the Oñate clan of zombies in the men’s room of the Ludlow Café set my mind reeling. That’s right Lazaro, it’s me and I’ve entered your mind. Instinctively my … [Read more...]

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ZOMBIE MEX DIARIES 6.09.14 PEARL – MEANWHILE BACK AT AMBOY

  We had parked the beat up Honda civic at the parking lot of the Amboy Crater National Natural Landmark. The asphalt lot was empty. An adjacent structure housed several men/women porta … [Read more...]

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ZOMBIE MEX DIARIES 6.01.14 “LAZARO – A LUDLOW SURPRISE.”

The car with Pearl and La Señora Falcón disappeared over a rise on Route 66 heading east toward Amboy. Gus Dominguez and Jimmy Yazzie sped behind them on their souped up Harleys. Filomeno and I were … [Read more...]

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ZOMBIE MEX DIARIES 4.07.14 “LAZARO – MIND BLOCK 101″

MIND BLOCK 101. It was almost two months after Mr. Nez announced that it would take only a week or so for Filomino and I to train each Mano Poderosa zombie how to block the intrusion of a Zombie … [Read more...]

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ZOMBIE MEX DIARIES 3.22.14 “PEARL – TOGETHER”

TOGETHER. In my dream I was running through an open desert, running for my life. Instead of my usual jeans and sweatshirt, I was wearing the dress my mother had sewn for me when I was sixteen. My … [Read more...]

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ZOMBIE MEX DIARIES 4.20.14 “LAZARO – MIND BLOCK 401″

MIND BLOCK 401. The next day I began working with Pearl and La Señora Falcón on developing their mind blocking skills. We met above ground at the quiet empty boathouse at Lincoln Park. Situated … [Read more...]

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ZOMBIE MEX DIARIES 4.13.14 “PEARL – MY MISSION”

“Mija, no te voy a mentir,” La Señora Falcón said gravely. “It’s a dangerous assignment.” The matronly woman settled her plump body into the seat across from me in what once had been a lab supply … [Read more...]

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ZOMBIE MEX DIARIES 3.17.14 “LAZARO – AWAKENING”

I slowly became aware that I was conscious. That it was dark and that I was screaming. “Hold him down,” someone said. The babble of voices in my head was deafening. It was as if a hundred people … [Read more...]

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ZOMBIE MEX DIARIES 3.09.14 “PEARL – MY LAZO!”

I was walking behind Lazaro when Mr Neza stopped reached out and grabbed him by the arm. As Lazaro turned to him I saw something that stopped me in my tracks. Lazaro’s face was completely white, like … [Read more...]

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ZOMBIE MEX DIARIES 2.27.14 “CRISIS!”

CRISIS! The caravan of zombie vans returning from the destroyed training camp in the Joshua Tree desert approached Los Angeles on the San Bernardino freeway; the setting sun silhouetted the … [Read more...]

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ZOMBIE MEX DIARIES 2.09.14 “AFTERMATH”

AFTERMATH. The drone of the helicopters driven by the Oñate zombies was still ringing in my ears when I turned to Pearl. We embraced tightly. Vida, whining persistently, wanted to be part of the … [Read more...]

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ZOMBIE MEX DIARIES 2.02.14 “BATTLE OF JUMBO ROCKS”

THE BATTLE OF JUMBO ROCKS. The drive back to the Joshua Tree zombie training compound was somber. Pearl and I didn’t look at one another, each lost in our own thoughts. Filomino was convinced … [Read more...]

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ZOMBIE MEX DIARIES 1.28.14 “THE RAID”

THE RAID. We left the secret La Familia zombie training camp at Joshua Tree at two in the morning. Filomino Brancos, our combat trainer, estimated that the drive to the Oñate zombie compound at Big … [Read more...]

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ZOMBIE MEX DIARIES 1.19.14 “WHO IS MY FATHER?”

WHO IS MY FATHER? It took a moment for me to realize that I had collapsed onto a chair in the main cabin of the secret Joshua Tree zombie training camp. The impact of seeing Juan de Oñate’s photo … [Read more...]

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ZOMBIE MEX DIAIRES 1.12.14 “PLAN OF ATTACK!’

PLAN OF ATTACK! “Oñate is vain,” Mr. Nez intoned, as he adjusted the display of a power point presentation projected on a large posterboard screen behind him. “It’s a weakness we will … [Read more...]

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ZOMBIE MEX DIARIES 12.29.13 “BASIC TRAINING”

BASIC TRAINING. The last moment of civilized rest any of us zombies got for a while was the Mother’s Day picnic in Joshua Tree. That’s the picnic I didn’t attend because the Oñate zombies had … [Read more...]

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ZOMBIE MEX DIARIES 12.22.13 “MOTHER’S DAY REDUX”

MOTHER DAY REDUX. “All aboard!” The van was running and ready to leave for the Mother’s Day picnic. The other zombies quartered at the secret Joshua Tree military training camp who were going to … [Read more...]

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ZOMBIE MEX DIARIES 12.15.13 “CAMP HASCAWALLA”

CAMP HASCAWALLA “Listen up! Everything you are going to learn in the next few weeks is a matter of life and death. YOUR life and death. We’ll soon be heading for the Oñate compound --pay attention … [Read more...]