By Owen Quinn author of the Time Warriors and Zombie Blues
Just like diabetes Mother Nature struck hard leaving an indelible impact on all our lives. At least I don’t have to prick myself every day to check my blood sugars.
Writers should use what they know in their stories either by way of getting the message out there to other about their experiences good and bad and/or as a kind of therapy to deal with conscious or subconscious feelings about whatever it is.
In life many people think things are hat happen to other people and until it comes knocking on their door, it is only then you have to learn and be forced to deal with something you always thought would happen to somebody else. As a diabetic I wanted to somehow share what I feel about this condition and fit it into the zombie universe. I denied for a long time that even though I had diabetes that anything would happen to me because I never felt sick, never felt different. I went to the gym but got caught up in work life that my eating habits were not great and I never really took care of it until it all hit in one shitstorm. With this story I wanted to warn others not to take it for granted because diabetes is a sneaky bastard. Its effects often aren’t felt for years. Like a zombie it rots you from the inside and affects you in ways you only hear as words from a doctor when you are first diagnosed.
As a writer you often hope that something in your stories will reach someone and help them with their struggles so Diabetic Zombie is really a warning to anyone like me who dismissed how deadly this disease really is. While becoming a zombie is a cure, let’s hope a real one os found in real life.
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