Short story: “Routine”
by look i have opinions
“Routine,” by Lincoln Michel
Appeared recently on Monkeybicycle (my least favorite thing about this excellent publication: the lack of dates) (edited to add that they show dates now!—February 24th, 2014)
Zombies often inspire dread and terror and grim alienation and campy amusement; melancholy is somewhat less common. I like it.