The day job took me to a disaster recovery site yesterday, the idea being that if something happened to a main site, staff could up and migrate to the disaster recovery site and carry on working. But until that happens the place is almost empty. It’s a fantastic site and incredibly eerie. I went into the toilets and had to switch on the lights, the fluorescent bulbs flashing and clicking a few times before coming on fully. It felt like it was taken directly from a horror movie. It’s like a real equivalent of the prison from The Walking Dead comics.

I know this building is going to serve as inspiration for my writing sometime in the future. Whether it’ll be a horror story or not, I’m unsure, but one thing I do know is that the eeriness of the building is really growing on me. My work colleagues and I have already decided that come the zombie apocalypse this is where we’d go to wait it out. Which is just as well as…
Not too far away a disused shopping mall is finding a new lease of life as a zombie LARP. It’s been turned into an experience day and by all accounts the bookings have been flooding in. Visitors get to spend a day running around the building trying to survive as zombies try and eat their brains. It sounds like a lot of fun whether you LARP or not and it’s a great way to reuse derelict spaces. Still, I do worry that the zombies may get out and I’ll have to head to my ‘safe place’ to wait it out!