When Phoenix magazine Editor Craig Outhier approached me about writing an imagined Phoenix apocalypse, I was very reluctant. Too many minds snap shut at my approach because of my "he's so negative" reputation. The story would be paired with an imagined Phoenix utopia (written by Outhier).
I was given free rein to use zombies.
Anyway, I did it — but using the most realistic scenarios, not something fanciful. Here are the two best and worst futures imagined.