I, whatever the hell I want. I pick the third. There are three beginnings to my zombie story and all of them are wrong. Here is the reigning entry:
"Do you remember anything past two weeks ago?"
I mulled it over while rolling a piece of watermelon gum with my tongue. Until noon tomorrow the pack I had with me was my only source of water.
This doesn't work. I work out suspense early, check. Snappy dialog, sure. Wordy enough but obscene- I have that too. So what's wrong with this? It doesn't make any since.
Spoiler: The plot is about one man who seeks any form of human contact after locking himself into a panic room for two weeks. His supplies (as you could see the water) are running dangerously low. Finally, at the beginning, he meets a man over the radio. They plan on meeting at noon the next day. Will they survive the zombie hordes long enough to seek refuge?