One of my favourite short story collections is Kelly Link's Magic For Beginners. Much of this is now available for free download. Stone Animals
is a fantastic spooky story but the highlight for me is the story Some
Zombie Contingency Plans. It's not 'about' zombies – it's more
wonderful and subtle than that. "It turned out that everyone in the prison had a zombie contingency plan, once
you asked them, just like everyone in prison had a prison escape plan, only
nobody talked about those."