Zombie Body Parts

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When a writer uses "the hands gripped his shoulders" rather than using a possessive like "Bodie's hands gripped his shoulders", it sounds as if the hands are capable of independent movement separate from the character that they are attached to. A few instances of dispossessed body parts may not make an impression on the reader, but excessive use may lead to the reader wondering if there are other characters in the room.

Things to do in Orlando when you're dead by no pseud attached & torch is a Popslash story with a humorous take on the trope.

The Zombie Hand of Rob Lowe is an essay/critique originally posted to Prospect-L in which Laura Jacquez Valentine uses the phrase "Zombie Hand of Rob Lowe" to make a point about the disembodied body parts throughout a Sentinel story by Alyjude.