Thanks to a darn head cold and my lungs forgetting how to breathe, I didn't sleep at all last night. Turns out a few other people didn't either and one of them came up with the below title (unintentionally of course), and then that person suggested a story ending with a zombie lullaby. Determined to procrastinate, I was most definitely up for the challenge:
Invasion of the Sleep-Deprived Zombies
Kate had forgotten how to spell.
A lack of zzzzz’s during the night had left her with too many consonants and not enough vowels. The judge tapped his scythe against the auditorium floor and the sound echoed through the cavernous hall.
“Miss Shaw, you have twenty seconds left.”
“What was the word again?”
The audience sighed and her opponent checked his watch. “Zombie,” the crowd shouted.
“Do I look that bad?” she replied.
“The word, Miss Shaw, is zombie. Ten seconds.”
“Z… Z...” She tumbled face forward and landed in the judge’s lap. A trail of zzzzzz’s, along with some drool, dribbled from her mouth.
“Time’s up.” The Judge knocked her from his lap. His trademark warble accompanied the whistle of his scythe as it cut through the air. “Rock-a-bye Zombie, you're a spelling bee flop. When bones break, your head will drop off.”
Sorry for chopping your head off Kate... Enjoy your spelling bee tonight (and I hope you win - the above is purely evil fiction; feel free to kill me in any zombie related posts). :O)