Not to abuse asking the forum for advice here, but I need it... I'm working on a short story for a zombie-themed contest. There's not much of a prize, but I love zombies so much that I can't resist. That said, my story involves a bit of good ol' zombie luv. It occurred to me that the story takes place in the South, and it gets pretty warm here. The MC is still human so it seems like she would want to do what she could to prevent decay. I'm already using a bit of creative license in that they don't rot as normal bodies would rot, and depending on the infected - may or may not still have a few working bodily functions... And no, I'm not writing zombie erotica. Even going on the assumption that the zombies the MC is seeking out are slow-rotting and whole, it feels like minor repairs would still need to be made. Does anyone have any ideas as to how a young woman with access to only basic, abandoned small-town shops would go about this? I have a few ideas involving latex and rubber cement, but I'm not 100% pleased with any of my zombie maintenance plans.