S5E422 - In a Pickle - Sci-Fi Short Story - by Andy Zach

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Genetic engineer Brice Butterworth combines cucumber DNA with zombie DNA to maximize his company's pickle harvest. What could go wrong?

Andy Zach was born Anastasius Zacharias, in Greece. His parents were both zombies. Growing up, he loved animals of all kinds. After moving to the United States as a child, in high school, he won a science fair by bringing toads back from suspended animation. Before turning to fiction, Andy published his Ph.D. thesis "Methods of Revivification for Various Species of the Kingdom Animalia" in the prestigious JAPM, Journal of Paranormal Medicine. Andy, in addition to being the foremost expert on paranormal animals, enjoys breeding phoenixes. He lives in Illinois with his five phoenixes.

With his first book, "Zombie Turkeys" Andy blazed new ground in paranormal humor. The second book in his Life After Life Chronicles, "My Undead Mother-in-law" expands the zombie plague from turkeys to humans, with hilarious results. You can find both volumes on Amazon Kindle, Createspace print, and Audible audiobook editions.

Not content to keep in zombies earthbound, Andy puts them afloat in his third book, "Paranormal Privateers". Just when you thought every funny zombie trope had been explored, new humorous horizons open up. You can get "Paranormal Privateers" in Kindle and print formats. The audiobook is available now on Audible.

Having conquered paranormal animal humor in his first series, Andy Zach launches into the middle-school superhero genre with Secret Supers. Four disabled seventh graders all get superpowers. Who knew a disability could be so useful for hiding a superpower? But the four friends, Jeremy, Dan, Kayla, and Aubrey confront problems that can't be solved by superpowers.

Links: Amazon author link: https://www.amazon.com/-/e/B01M3Q35H1 Goodreads author link: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/16034100.Andy_Zach Twitter: @AndyZach2, @Zombie_Turkeys, @UndeadMotherLaw Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/andyzachauthor

Other: Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5XPh_PxStl07dPhLpbolFw Blog: https://andyzach.net Email: andyzach@andyzach.net Get signed copies from the author here: https://jule-inc.square.site/

This short story is from Andy Zach's collection 'Oops! Tales of the Zombie Turkey Apocalypse' Oops!: Tales of the Zombie Turkey Apocalypse (Life After Life Chronicles) https://www.amazon.com/dp/0997823445/

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In 2015, poor control of my diabetes left me legally blind for the better part of a year. The doctors predicted an 80% chance I would never see again, but I changed the way I was living and through sheer willpower beat the odds.

During this time I couldn't read or write. Two things that I had been turning to for comfort since I was a small child. With the sheer amount of stress I was under, this was devastating. My wife took me by the arm, lead me into the local library, and read out titles of audiobooks to me. I chose the audiobook versions of books I had loved such as the Disc World series, Name of the Wind, Harry Potter, and more. They brought my favorite stories to life in ways I never thought possible and helped me through the darkest time of my life.

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