Chuck’s challenge for the week: SpammerPunk Horror. In short, mash up the horror genre with spam e-mail.
Here’s a goofy entry. Inspiration drawn in part from “Re: Your Brains” by Johnathan Coulton.
You’ll Join Eventually, Anyway.
You are receiving this message because we have determined that you are Horde material. We are contacting you in the hopes that you’ll seriously consider joining our ORGANization — one of the fastest-growing in North America, and soon, the world! Many of your friends are already a part of the movement. Join now and see what all the buzz is about? (Flies are only part of it!)
What is the Horde?
It’s a group of like-minded individuals who share similar interests, such as shambling around aimlessly, eating, hunting for food, and losing weight holistically (sometimes even losing entire limbs at once — name a weight-loss program that can boast that). Members of the horde eat together, walk together, and hunt together, but what we really enjoy doing is recruiting new members to our ever-growing movement. Sound like fun? Contact a representative today!
Why should you join?
Because the Horde is inevitable. Our numbers are growing daily, and the more members we have, the more we grow. Soon there will be nobody left. You will be one of us one day anyway — why not get in now and start enjoying the benefits of membership today?
What do you get for joining?
Life eternal, for one thing (as long as your body stays in one piece — or maybe two). You’ll never need to sleep again once you’re exposed to our patented lifestyle secrets (many of our members report that they have literally stopped aging!). And you will have a worldwide community to which you will always belong.
Still not convinced? Here are some member success stories…
I lived alone my whole life. When the Horde came and got me, I found myself instantly surrounded by friends. Now I walk with them every day. -Jim, former introvert
I can remember a time in my life when I was scared to break a nail. Well, I lost three fingers the other day and most of my foot a week ago, and I didn’t feel a thing. Thanks, Horde! -Sally, former secretary
I never thought I’d acquire a taste for human flesh. Now, I hardly eat anything else. -Arthur, former vegetarian
What are you waiting for?
Contact one of our representatives today. You can find us anywhere: we usually roam the streets or cluster in dark basements, looking dusty, sometimes moaning or drooling. Don’t be alarmed — that’s just the Horde having fun! If you’re lucky, there may be Horde members outside your door right now, just waiting to accept you into our ranks.
You can’t hold out forever. There’s only so much food.
Do not respond to this e-mail, as zombies have difficulty navigating an inbox.
8 thoughts on “You’ll Join Eventually, Anyway”
Very well done. I like the ‘former secretary’ part after losing her fingers
Thanks! By that point in the story I was having too much fun to try to be creepy.
‘former vegetarian’? Woah… to turn a veggie, that’s something!
No task is too big for the Horde.
This was just friggen great 😀
Glad you enjoyed it.