A short zombie story? You can be the judge, either way it is a good spooky story.
THE MONKEY’S PAW (1902)
from The lady of the barge (1906, 6th ed.)
London and New York
Harper & Brothers, Publishers
by W.W. Jacobs
WITHOUT, the night was cold and wet, but in the small parlour of Laburnam Villa the blinds were drawn and the fire burned brightly. Father and son were at chess, the former, who possessed ideas about the game involving radical changes, putting his king into such sharp and unnecessary perils that it even provoked comment from the white-haired old lady knitting placidly by the fire.
A nice setting for a scarry story don’t you think? for the rest of this story follow this link http://gaslight.mtroyal.ca/mnkyspaw.htm