Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Zombie News Flash: Interview with Lila Teske

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by Bonnie Dee
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Interview with Lila Teske by Bonnie Dee

Bonnie: Lila, prior to the late zombie disaster you were a student attending NYU. Before the world changed, what were your hopes and dreams for your future?

Lila: Huh, it seems a hundred years ago, another lifetime that happened to some other person. I’m not the same girl I was then, going to classes, trying to figure out what to do with my life. My major was undeclared but I was mostly interested in philosophy and comparative religion courses. I had no clue what kind of career to aim for. Not like Ari, who was already committed to the army.

BD: Do you think you ever would have met Ari or spent time with him under normal circumstances?

LT: -laughs-
Extremely doubtful. I don’t know how our lives would possibly have intersected. But if we were introduced to each other at some party, we would never have hit it off. We had nothing in common in the world we lived in. The zombies kind of leveled the playing field and gave everyone who survived a shared commonality of experience.

BD: Band of Brothers.

LT: Exactly. When you’ve been through war with someone, you develop a close bond very quickly. You look past surface differences to really see the basic elements of a person you might otherwise have overlooked.

BD: Now that things have mostly settled down and society is slowly recovering, what are your future plans?

LT: -shrugs-
Same as everyone’s I guess. Rebuild. Salvage what I can and start a new life. There’s so much work to do and not everyone who survived is able to deal with this new world. Those of us who can cope have to take on more responsibility than we ever thought we could—responsibility for the future of the human race.

BD: Do you feel up to the task?

LT: -pause-
I learned something from this ordeal. American society had reached a point where people were constantly assessing how they “felt” about things. During the disaster, I learned to simply “do” what needed to be done. That was the difference between being a survivor and zombie food. Even though things have calmed down now, I think maybe it’s not necessary to poke through your emotions too much or ponder whether you feel strong enough or capable enough. I’ll be up to the task because I have to be.


Interview with Lila Teske by Bonnie Dee
Based on character from After the End. © 2009. All rights reserved.

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  1. She sounds like she needs something uplifting to happen. I've never heard a more tortured soul talk.

  2. interesting, but indeed depressing interview. She really needs some fun.


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