So, to fill in some of the historical cracks remaining in Zombies: Shambling Through the Ages, which I am editing for Prime Books, I am seeking flash fiction tales, 500 words, about ancient zombie encounters. Nothing after 1800 please. Payment will be $50.
Some ideas that need covering:
-- Siege of Numantia had cannibalism
-- Caves at Hönne showed cannibalized remains
-- Antonine Plague in 165–180 AD
-- King Richard I of England dies from gangrene caused by the crossbow wound he received at the siege of Châlus in 1199
-- Bruges Matins in 1302
-- Philip IV of France accuses the Knights Templar of heresy in 1305
-- During ibn Baṭūṭah's travels he warned of cannibals
-- Aztec forces conquer and sack Mitla in 1494
-- Sawney Bean
-- Spánverjavígin in 1615
-- Italian plague of 1629–1631
Hope to get some great anecdotes and vignettes about carnivorous undead.