Double Tap – Mondays Finish The Story

Photo by: Barbara W. Beacham

Double Tap

She was unaware that she was being watched. Golden eyes stared hungrily.

Corinne sat on a rock beside the wood fire. The odors of cooking bacon wafted into the forest as she turned the fatty meat. She should’ve been paying closer attention to her surroundings, especially when cooking smells drew predators.

Too late, she heard the snarling on her left. Out of the corner of her eye, she could see the wolf. Its golden eyes blazed and saliva dripped down massive fangs. Corinne didn’t move. Any reaction would trigger an attack by the monster. Slowly, she untied a thong at her belt.

In one fluid motion she drew her shotgun and pivoted away from the wolf. Corinne fired, and the woman’s head flew apart. She patted the wolf. “Good girl, Freya!”

She walked to the woman’s body and fired into its remaining golden eye.

“Always, Double Tap,” she recited.

One could never be too sure with zombies.
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Author’s Notes:
Double Tap: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Double_tap
In the movie, “Zombieland” you learn one of The Rules for surviving zombies is to always Double Tap: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zombieland#The_rules
More about The Rules:

Barb, that is a gorgeous wolf! Where did you get that pic?

Each Monday it’s time to finish the story. This week, the beginning sentence must be, “She was unaware that she was being watched.” The picture at the beginning of this post is the media prompt. This is my answer to the challenge. Look here for more stories: https://mondaysfinishthestory.wordpress.com/2015/01/26/mondays-finish-the-story-january-26th-2015/

About EagleAye

I like looking at the serious subjects in the news and seeking the lighter side of the issue. I love satire and spoofs. I see the ridiculous side of things all the time, and my goal is to share that light-hearted view.
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26 Responses to Double Tap – Mondays Finish The Story

  1. John Yeo says:

    Brilliant! ~ That had me guessing right to the end ~ A lovely twist ~ Well done EagleAye ~ 🙂

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  2. babso2you says:

    Loved the twist in your story Eric! As always, a good read! 🙂 I took this photo in Yellowstone. There is a rescue there and this was one of the rescues. I was looking at him through plate glass and was lucky not to catch any glare or reflections! Thank you for participating! Stay tuned for the next challenge! ^..^

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  3. penshift says:

    I had too read that a few times to make sure I was reading it right. I always wondered how wildlife reacted to zombies.

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  4. EagleAye says:

    Thanks Colline! I’m glad you enjoyed it. 🙂

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  5. Excellent story. How could you go wrong with a wolf called Freya.

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  6. I loved the twist at the end. And thanks for the excellent advice for use against zombies!

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  7. draliman says:

    Nice the way you kept us guessing exactly what the “monster” was.
    I definitely always double-tap zombies. Better to be safe than lunch.

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    • EagleAye says:

      Me too. When my wife and I are watching a movie and the big tough baddie gets put down, we always see the hero start walking away. Error! My wife and I both start chanting, “double tap!” When something proves very hard to kill, cut the head off and stuff it with garlic. Seems logical to me.

      I’m glad you enjoyed the suspense. I wanted to keep folks guessing. Thanks for the visit!

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  8. afairymind says:

    Great story! I was not expecting a zombie. 🙂

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  9. phylor says:

    I really enjoyed the twist at the end; I like the surprise endings that jump out at you.
    As for zombies — just too scary to think about!

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  10. Because I think this film is great, I recognised the reference! It is such a necessary precaution…Woulda, coulda, shoulda. But for a moment, you had me wondering: ‘wait, she is going to “Double Tap” the Wolf?’ Nice twist and well done!

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    • EagleAye says:

      Haha! Cool. I hoped somebody would. It really is important to double tap. When watching other movies, Shey and me always tell the characters “Double Tap!” They never listen, and the bad guy returns *sigh* Glad I could keep you on your toes, and entertained. Thanks much! 🙂

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  11. Great twist at the end, Eric. I also liked the film on how to avoid getting eaten by zombies. You never know. Well done. 🙂 — Suzanne

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