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Rachel Kolar’s story “Be Prepared to Shoot the Nanny” was published in Metaphorosis on Friday, 20 January 2017. I’m fascinated by stories that take place long after the zombie apocalypse, from World War Z to Fido to the last five minutes of Shaun of the Dead. Horror fans and academics have spilled gallons of ink analyzing the popularity of zombies in a post-9/11 world—the zombie apocalypse helps us process that apocalyptic day, the breakdown of…

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Be Prepared to Shoot the Nanny – Rachel Kolar

By the time her husband came downstairs, Miranda was nearly frantic trying to find a kill switch for the nanny. “Katie got herself eaten over the weekend,” she said without looking up, her fingers dancing across the surface of her smartphone. “Some drunk driver hit her car, and her boyfriend reanimated before she could get to the gun in her glove compartment. Honestly, what idiot keeps her gun that far out of reach?” Her husband…

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A question for Rachel Kolar

Q: What are you reading now?

A: I’m currently reading The Martian by Andy Weir. I’d been reading a lot of depressing cyberpunk like Neuromancer and Feed, so The Martian is a breath of fresh air. I love the humor and the way it makes the science relatively comprehensible for an English major, and as an epistolary junkie I’m a fan of the log format. As a fun side effect, it also makes me feel like MacGyver every time I jury-rig something during a simple household chore. I put up the Halloween tombstones in a creative way? Oh, yeah, I’m totally ready for Mars.

I’m also listening to the audiobook of Revival by Stephen King. Based on the title, I was wary of reading it at first—I like King a lot, but his Christian characters tend to be a thousand and one variations on Carrie’s mom. When I learned more about the premise, I gave it a try and am thankful that I did. Here’s hoping that the second half is as good as the first.


Rachel Kolar’s story “Be Prepared to Shoot the Nanny” was published in Metaphorosis on Friday, 20 January 2017. Subscribe to our e-mail updates so you’ll know when new stories go live.

About Rachel Kolar

A graduate of Kenyon College, Rachel Kolar lives with her husband, two children, and lunchmeat-addicted cat in the Baltimore/Washington area. When not writing stories or changing diapers, she enjoys playing overly complicated board games, hiking, and getting far too excited about Halloween.

www.rachelkolar.com


Rachel Kolar’s story “Be Prepared to Shoot the Nanny” was published in Metaphorosis on Friday, 20 January 2017. Subscribe to our e-mail updates so you’ll know when new stories go live.