Anything About a Cleveland Zombie Preserve is a Must Read

The effect of too much Christmas Ale
  • The effect of too much Christmas Ale

We hate to admit that we left something out of last week's gift guide, but we did: The absolute most perfect thing for those post-apocalyptic fiction fans and zombie lovers on your list. We will remedy that here.

A lot of national love has been heaped on After the Apocalypse—a collection of short stories by former Clevelander Maureen F. McHugh. Two of her tales are set here, including “The Naturalist,” which tells of an ex-con trying to survive life in the Cleveland Zombie Preserve which is—you guessed it, the Flats.

(No, excessive consumption of GLBC Christmas Ale did not give rise to the downtown zombies in this story.)

Here’s an excerpt from a recent Wall Street Journal review:

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