Zeke the zombie has anger issues. Problem number two? Zombies are too fragile to fight. Each blow to their body gets them one step closer to becoming Mindless, like in those zombie movies humans used to watch before the war. What war? You see, mythical creatures once lived behind an invisible barrier created by wizards, terrified of humans. The barrier fell and the two worlds merged, the energy surge making the dead rise. Terror ensued and there was a war between the two worlds soon after the human population was depleted by the apocalypse. Then the Bleeders, a mutant race of zombies and humans appeared, siding with the humans. To the second worlders, humans are dangerous.
Bleeders are worse.
Zeke is somewhere he shouldn't be: a hole-in-the-wall place to see illegal human fighting. He jumps in the ring in hopes of eating fresh, unprocessed human meat for the first time, shoving a broken plank of wood through his opponent's chest, something that should have killed her.
She reaches up and scratches him before disappearing into the crowd, the crackle of change in the air as it brings problem number three into light: zombies don't bleed.
So why is there blood running from his cheek?