Today I saw a zombie in the library. Distressed, she was walking all over the place, moaning while grabbing her head with the two palms of her hands. I say she, because it looked like a woman but masks can be deceiving. Yes, she was wearing a mask which was odd. I never thought that a zombie could comply with Covid regulations. She was slim, with a long, braided hair. Her voice was low and masculine though.
She wandered the entire 8 hours I was in the library. When students approached her, she walked by ignoring them, or at least not paying too much attention to them. I have to apologized on her behalf.
It seems that other adults didn’t see her. Oddly, once in a while someone on the staff checked on me and asked me if I was ok. Apparently I looked like I have seen a ghost or some of the students went to the office to complain about our visitor.
Afraid that she was going to scare students, I put her to work. She processed all the remaining books I have left to be labeled and protected them with book tape. She ordered all the Newbery award books by year, and we even listened together to some of the presentations of the Northern Texas Teen Book Festival.
While I was on the phone and answering emails, I saw her walking again in her zombie ghostly style. Just watching her made me sick.
When was time to leave (for the first time I was leaving on time), I went to the bathroom before heading outside. While washing my hands for 20 seconds, out of boredom, I looked at myself in the mirror, something I don’t do very often. Little I knew, it was a zombie staring at me. Quickly, I grabbed my phone and snapped a photo of her.