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Rochelle’s 100 word challenge this week gives us an intriguing prompt, so many possibilities in the image. Can you write a 100 word story ? Here’s mine.
Sssssssssso hungry ! Been waiting so long. Even I grow old and stiff. I flit around this old house of mine. The moon is full, moonshine reflects in the oval mirror- not me of course.
Need some new people to buy this house, new energy here, some fresh blood. Morning is arriving, time to withdraw to my dark shed. Aha – who’s coming ? The Estate Agent.
” As you can see Frank and June, a quirky period house with a gothic ambience. Rumours ? Yes, pure fantasy. You like the house ? You’ll take it. Good. ”
Thank you Frank and June, until nightfall. Long live my immortality.
September 9, 2018 at 12:54 am
September 4, 2018 at 6:41 am
I like the feeling you built in that first sentence or two, Francine – we really know something is not right in that house! It occurs to me that the agent might be working with the vampire, if that’s what it is – every sale gives him a commission, then the vamp bumps the owners off so the house can be resold!
September 4, 2018 at 8:49 am
Thank you Lynn – I appreciate your feedback. Yes, if agent and the vamp have ‘an arrangement’, it’s a win-win situation isn’t it ?
September 4, 2018 at 9:15 am
It certainly is! My pleasure
September 3, 2018 at 7:21 pm
First rule for a hungry vamp— never attack the real estate agent, be patient he will bring food.
September 4, 2018 at 8:50 am
Thank you Bjorn – your first rule is so true – Vamp be patient !! Your comment made me smile.
September 2, 2018 at 5:10 pm
A wonderfully creepy tale! There’s something about a mirror that conjures up spooky tales.
September 4, 2018 at 8:52 am
Thanks Brenda – you’re so right about mirrors….
September 1, 2018 at 9:07 am
I took Frank and June to be the latest source to supply nutrition ongoing, living on and complaining about how tired and pale they have both become and blaming their weakness on the upheaval of moving house.
September 1, 2018 at 9:55 am
Jilly – thanks for your comment. Yes, I think Frank and June are guileless victims.
September 1, 2018 at 8:29 am
Frank the main course, June for dessert. Yummy! Love it!
September 1, 2018 at 9:56 am
Glad you enjoyed the story Keith. Love your wry comment !
August 31, 2018 at 10:12 pm
I’d say that real estate salesman is a bit questionable.
September 1, 2018 at 9:57 am
Thanks Granonine, think you are so right about the agent – definitely dodgy.
August 31, 2018 at 9:57 pm
Guess who’s coming for dinner. 😉 Good one, Francine.
September 1, 2018 at 9:58 am
Thanks Rochelle – bit of a frivolous story – I can’t resist Vampire stories.
August 31, 2018 at 5:33 pm
Looks like the new buyers arrived just in time 😉
August 31, 2018 at 5:35 pm
Thanks Dale- yes – just in time for the creepy home owner !
August 31, 2018 at 4:22 pm
I like the double meaning of ‘fresh blood’!
August 31, 2018 at 5:34 pm
Thanks Penny, I was a bit pleased with shoe-horning that in ! Don’t know why, I have a curiosity about the whole vampire thing – seen quite a lot of movies about Count Dracula.
August 31, 2018 at 2:52 pm
Best served with a nice Chianti and a side of fava beans.
August 31, 2018 at 5:36 pm
Thanks – yes – arghhh!
August 31, 2018 at 2:24 pm
There had to be a vampire story somewhere with that mirror and this is a fun one!
August 30, 2018 at 2:08 pm
This is very well crafted, Enjoyed the read.
August 30, 2018 at 4:30 pm
Thank you- so glad you enjoyed the story.
August 30, 2018 at 11:43 am
Your vampire sounds like a candidate for Vampires Anonymous – he needs to read my Friday Fictioneers flyer 🙂
I bet that house is well cheap if the buyers keep mysteriously disappearing…
August 30, 2018 at 12:04 pm
Thanks Ali – what is your Friday Fictioneers flier ? Think you’re right about the house price getting cheaper !
August 30, 2018 at 4:06 pm
Sorry, my FF this week was in the form of a flyer 🙂
August 30, 2018 at 11:31 am
So the house has a story and history?
August 30, 2018 at 12:05 pm
Yes, I think so ! I think Vampires are very crafty and clever….
August 30, 2018 at 9:15 am
I wonder if the Estate Agent is working for him, providing him with a stream of fresh victims…
August 30, 2018 at 12:07 pm
Thanks Iain – it didn’t occur to me that the Estate Agent could be a ‘double agent’, working for the Count D. How would the Agent get paid ???
August 30, 2018 at 9:13 am
Poor frail vampire. Nobody will miss Frank and June. Hell, I don’t even know them
August 30, 2018 at 12:08 pm
Neil – your comment made me laugh out loud – really. Thank you for your comment.