Hay Moon is a long short story (technically a novelette) set in the 1930s.
I wrote it a number of years before AMC launched The Walking Dead. Hay Moon offers a somewhat different angle on the zombie tale. (In other words, this isn't another post-apocalyptic story about a zombocalypse caused by a U.S. government virus.)
Give it a try. If you like the story, you might consider the eponymous horror story collection of which this is the lead story.
Paul Hammers was eleven years old in the summer of 1932, when the Hay Moon turned bad and for a brief while, the dead walked the earth in an isolated corner of rural Ohio.
Decades later, Paul Hammers, now a great-grandfather, looks back on that summer of fear. But is the nightmare truly over?