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Zombies, Werewolves or Vampires?
Published on Monday, February 10, 2014 by

It was a simple question to my daughter that resulted in a long, philosophical discussion.  “Honey, I have to write about Zombies for day ten.  I was thinking… which would be better… Living in a world filled with zombies, vampires or werewolves?”

My choice was the obvious.  Zombies, of course!  Just watch Walking Dead.  Zombies are slow.  And stupid.  And are not much of a threat unless they are in herds.  Just carry a sharp stick with you and WHAM!  Zombie brains!

“No Mom, you are completely wrong.  You want to live with werewolves.”

“WEREWOLVES?!  That would be horrifying!  You would never know who is a werewolf and who is not!  They would eat you immediately.  You can’t run away from them!  They are fast, they can track you down and then you are dinner.”

Funny thing, though.  After discussing several points about life with zombies, vampires and werewolves, I realized she was right.  Better to live with werewolves.

Here are a few of the key points to my daughter’s sound reasoning:


bloody zombie

Zombies are everywhere, 24/7.  They are annoying, get themselves locked in buildings you need supplies from and of course, there are the herds.  If you eventually get bitten you become one too.  That will make you stupid, clumsy and forever hungry.


sexy vampires

You can’t get away from vampires.  No matter how careful you are, they will find you and bite you.  Now, being a woman, there is a bit of sexy intrigue to this, yes.  But if you are a dude, well… not all dudes really want a death kiss by the guy next door.  Once finally bitten and turned, you can say goodbye to the daylight.  Let’s not even talk about how vulnerable you are while sleeping in your daytime coffin!


werewolf picture

Sure, werewolves are scary and can run REALLY FAST.  The key to living with werewolves is to make friends with them and ask one to bite you.  Once you are a werewolf yourself it is nothing but smooth sailing.  You can be outside both day and night, living a normal life except for that one tiny full moon a month.

I asked my daughter about that one tiny full moon a month.  “You are going to have to EAT PEOPLE!  EWWWWW!”  “No Mom, you can eat animals, remember?  And even if you ate a person, it would taste good to you and you probably won’t even remember it in the morning!”

Of course there is that whole waking up naked the next day thing.  That might be a tiny bit awkward.

Which world would YOU want to live in?  A world with zombies, vampires or werewolves?

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  • Key point to consider, werewolves and vampires would live among us. They would most likely be in the minority. Slowly picking off people. Most zombie lore tells us that we would be in the minority fighting to survive. Zombies are cooler but are chances of survival are better with vampires or werewolves. And if push comes to shove, if we join their ranks, we don’t lose our personalities.

    • True… look at I am Legend… major human minorities. But I did ask my daughter about food supplies for vampires and werewolves…even if they eat only animals/drink blood of animals… would they not run out? But then I guess a vampire is smart and can have a farm of animals, as can a werewolf.

  • What is it with people’s preoccupation with zombies, vampires and werewolves. Whatever happened to the good old days of just worrying about aliens?

  • Cadeaux

    I guess a werewolf. For the same reasons as you picked…plus I’m sure my cats would know when one was near…so I could go hide.

    • I bet cats and any other animals would know immediately when ANY of those nasty creatures were around… animals are SMART!

  • ReformingGeek

    I already live with Evil Twin and her alien cat. My world is crazy enough.

  • Wow, not a question I have ever pondered. I was going to say vampires because they would be easy to avoid. Don’t go out at night. They can’t come into your house unless invited (don’t invite them). and they avoid sunlight. The downside is you can’t go out at night, and if you get bitten you either die are are turned…a grim eternity.

    • But Linda… what if you invite a friend in… not knowing that friend is actually a vampire?

      • That’s a good point. If I were bitten and turned, I wouldn’t be telling anyone.

  • Ron

    Katherine, this was AWESOME!

    And me? Definitely vampires. I love anything to do with vampires. And I often tell people that I wish I could be one. But alas, I couldn’t….because I love eating GARLIC too much – HA!


    • I love garlic too and often tell my husband after eating a garlicky meal, that we are safe from the vampires.

      • Ron

        HA! Isn’t garlic the BEST, Linda?

        • One time my Dad bought elephant garlic for fun. My mom cooked something wonderful with it. Later that evening, my dad came out of the bathroom and said, “Well, no vampires will be biting ME in the butt for WEEKS!” AH HA HA!!!!

      • Garlic is a MUST in my kitchen!

    • One of my common phrases in the kitchen is, “You can NEVER have enough garlic!”

      • Ron

        HA! I sooooooooo agree, Katherine!

  • I think I’d just let myself be eaten by the werewolf and be done with the whole thing.

  • I agree with Paula. I would have to call it quits fairly quickly. I don’t eat meat which rules out the brains (zombies) the humans (werewolfs) …and sucking blood out of someone is just gross and messy.

  • Jay of The Depp Effect

    I think it would depend on the vampires we’re talking about. If it’s J R Ward’s vampires, I’m in!

    • OK now I have to google “J R Ward!”

      • Jay of The Depp Effect

        Her vampires are intelligent, reasonable and very sexy. They are the good guys in her world!

    • I love J.R. Ward’s vampires!

  • But, Katherine, Vampires are sexy! Zombies are not.

  • I’m so going with the vampires. I practically am one already, it wouldn’t be that much different. A bit of a change in diet, of course….

  • Hmmmm – if I had to choose, I think your daughter was right too, and go with werewolves!

  • KZ

    Given the three choices, I’d probably want to live in a land full of werewolves. I can’t really explain why. I guess I’d just find it more…palatable?

    See what I did there? No? Me neither…moving on.

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