IncredibleFiction.com attempts to use gender-neutral language that reduces references to gender when describing people. The reason for leaning towards gender neutral words is that this website is about fantasy horror – not about real-life horrifying things done to people in the name of gender differences.

Watching World War Z on Netflix brought memories of negative reviews of that zonbi apocalypse movie when it was first in the theaters. The movie was much better...

Despite pretensions to the contrary, Cockneys Vs Zombies is a low budget zonbi genre movie that delivered gratuitous gore, violence, racism, sexism, flesh-hungry zonbies ...

Zonbies feel physical pain only if their nervous systems and brains are functioning. Yet their brains are not working right and their centralized nervous system are shutting down – hence no pain. So maybe their responses are all stimulus/response ...

Trapped! Unable to escape a locked room, space ship, farm house, lifeboat, giant cube, island, jury deliberation room. Whether it is one person or a group of people, no one leaves...

This article looks into three related religious systems – Southern Hoodoo, Louisiana Voodoo and Haitian Vodou. It is important to understand these systems, which can be confused together by Americans, because it influences understanding zonbies...

Watching The Brass Teapot hurt. Not being a masochist, I cannot say that I hurt so good. But being an aficionado of Wish Fulfillment movies, I watched it enjoyably all the way through ...

Words are important. When I write about a particular subset of the undead in a novel under development, they are zonbies – with an n – and not zombies.

Using the word zonbi started because the ritual that animates the dead in the story is put together by someone with roots in Haitian Vodou. Zonbi is the original Haitian Creole word. The word may derive from the Central African Nzambi, a supreme deity seen in the form of a snake. In mid-20th century American pop culture, zombie wound up referring to someone who is a soulless shell of his or her former self due to magical means. By the 21st century ...

A zonbi apocalypse involves the violent end of human civilization due to the rise of zonbies.

Contagious biological agents are the easiest fictional sources for a zonbi apocalypse. 28 Days Later, a movie from 2002, is about the breakdown of society on the British Isles following the accidental release of a highly contagious virus. Eleven years later ...

I have been writing back stories for a new novel – yes, another new story.

A back story is a set of largely fictional events that happened before the story opens – each character's personal history. Good back story helps to create better characters and consistency in the story line. It can keep a writer from having a major oops halfway into writing a story. It also provides already written content for when it is time to reveal important past events to readers.

For an alternate world story set in the past, back story helps ...

Alternate worlds, or parallel universes when the canvas of a story is larger than a single planet, has become a staple of science fiction that overlaps with time travel. An alternate world is a fictional world much like ours. Alternate worlds can be radically different or so like ours that differences are too subtle to be noticed.

An alternate world may be reached through fictionalized science, a non-scientific approach or with no entrance from our real world ...

The zombie apocalypse happened in 1968. Really. Ever since George Romero's Night Of The Living Dead, zombies have been ravenous flesh-eaters with a particular penchant for brains. Zombies have become a solid sub-genre in the horror genre, with a legion of fans following them in print, TV, the big screen and video games. It wasn't always like that.

Prior to falling comets, radiation, mutated viruses, pandemics and other assorted plot devices, zombies were different ...

The Seventeenth House has become a series of interlocked stories that happen sequentially over 150 years in the same Southern plantation house with a fairly limited cast of related characters. There are some story arcs among several chapters but largely the novel jumps between stories. Each one needs to be its own story. A difficult concept to implement. And time-consuming ...