Posts Tagged ‘Vampires’

It is time for another story! Thursday’s I devote the day to writing for the Friday Fictioneers flash fiction challenge hosted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. The challenge requires that you write a story of no more than 100 words and that the story have a beginning, middle and end. So here is today’s photo and my story.

Garlic Shop - Photo by Kent Bonham

Garlic Shop – Photo by Kent Bonham

Walking along the promenade, window-shopping, we came across this store called “Trak All the Way.” We could smell the shop before we came upon it. Garlic! I love garlic!

Heading inside we were surprised to find that all they had were religious crosses and, of course, garlic. It was then that we realized the reason that they sold what they did was to keep the vamps away.

The sun was setting as we turned to leave. The woman ran over, hung a cross around my neck and handed me some garlic. “No charge,” she said. “Be very careful going home.”

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Thanks goes out to Rochelle Wisoff-Fields for hosting Friday Fictioneers, and to Kent Bonham for the photo that inspired this story. As to you, dear reader, I thank you too for taking the time to stop by today.

Have an amazing day and be well… ^..^

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Today I am taking part in Sunday Photo Fiction hosted by Alastair Forbes. This is a flash fiction challenge where you use the photo prompt provided and write a story that goes with the photo. The challenge requires the writer to create a story using about 200 words. Here is the photo and my story entitled “An Odd Job.”

As the sun sets - Photo by Alastair Forbes

As the sun sets – Photo by Alastair Forbes

The sun was low on the western horizon. I watched and waited patiently for it to dip below the horizon. Soon she would be awake.

I am a caretaker of one of the walking dead. It was an unusual job to say the least. I work from dusk to dawn. I prepare meals, enjoy the nightlife, and I travel. It’s a blast!

The vamp that I take care of, Arminell, is a real beauty. It was in the 1600’s at the young age of 17, when she was turned. She has raven hair, flawless skin, and eyes the color of the sky. I was lucky because even though I work for her, she is my friend. Other caretakers are not so lucky.

Ah, there she is. “Good evening Sally,” she says in greeting. She is wearing blue jeans and a t-shirt, her hair in a French braid. “What are we going to do today?”

“Let me get you something to eat, then let’s hit the city.”

“Splendid! What’s on the menu?”

I have created a food bank, you see. It works perfectly. Folks think they’re auditioning for a new stage play. “How about starting with a spicy Spaniard, and finishing with a cool Norwegian?”

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Sunday Photo Fiction

Sunday Photo Fiction

Thank you Al for the amazing photo that inspired my story. And, to you dear reader, thank you for taking the time to stop by for a quick read. Have an amazing day and be well. ^..^


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The Last Glass - Photo by Janet Webb

The Last Glass – Photo by Janet Webb

As the sun started to rise the last of the guests were drifting back home. The party had been a huge success much to the relief of Vladimir!

It was a Valentine’s Day themed party. Hearts were everywhere. On the tables as appetizers and in the draped garlands. He got the most comments though on his Sangria, which pleased him. It was a centuries old recipe.

He picked up the last remaining glass of Sangria. The fruit always added a lovely sweetness. He smiled, his canines extending over his bottom lip. Who knew that a vampire had a sweet tooth?
Thank you to Rochelle Wisoff-Fields for hosting this challenge! If you would care to join in on this flash fiction writing challenge, just click on her name!

Happy Valentines Day to you all! May you celebrate the day with the ones you love!

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