Mendel Letters 10: Zombie Apocalypse

Hard copies of these typed letters were discovered in an old camp trunk in the basement storage facility of one of the few buildings that remain standing in this Brooklyn neighborhood. The building is quite decrepit and is scheduled for demolition. The letters were found in November 2048 by a teenager who believes they were written by his great-grandfather. The letters are addressed to Mendel, the letter writer’s father, who appears to have been dead for at least six years when his son, whose name we are unsure of, started to write him. The son appears very agitated in some of the letters. With permission from the family, we are publishing them on the date they were written, only 28 years later.

Trump legions march in Washington and still can’t believe lost

December 15, 2020

Dear Mendel,

There is a strange disease, not COVID, sweeping through the United States that primarily affects white men without college degrees. It undermines their ability to distinguish fact from fiction. Its most striking symptoms are delusional blindness to reality and what can only be described as an incapacitating stupidity. Fortunately all the males in our family attended college. I’m not sure why, but we seem to be immune from what some commentators are calling the Zombie Apocalypse. Joe Biden was elected President by 7 million votes and the Zombies still think Donald Trump won. So far there is no known cure.

You didn’t go to college, but I don’t think you would have been infected. It seems to only strike Republicans.

Your son