Ghoulish Flash Fiction A to Z: Vampire (Worldwide)

Copyright-Claire Fuller

Copyright-Claire Fuller

“What are you doing on that ladder? You’re going to fall and break your neck!”

“I’m trying to let some sunlight in,” Luminita replied as she climbed down.

“Oh, those vampire romances got you spooked?” Cosmin teased.

“Yeah…” she admitted from the last rung.

“Well, come here,” Cosmin invited with outstretched arms, “I have a real world cure for that.”

Luninita ran to the safety of Cosmin’s arms, and breathed a sigh of relief. That last novella wast too real, too plausible. Luminita relaxed in Cosmin strong embrace, listening for his heart, perplexed by the faint beat she couldn’t hear.

—–100 words—–

Today’s haunting is inspired by the many tales world-wide of vampires or blood suckers, particularly the Romanian Vârcolac  a vampire/werewolf. Though I went with the more pop culture version that the dual vampire werewolf here today, it’s because we’ll visit that other iconic ghoul of pop culture tomorrow-the werewolf.

It’s also time for Friday Fictioneers. Where every friday bloggers from around the world gather to share their 100-word stories based on the photo prompt hosted by Rochelle Wisoff. For more Friday Fictioneer Stories…


13 thoughts on “Ghoulish Flash Fiction A to Z: Vampire (Worldwide)

  1. I like your use of Luminita for her name–nice play there (at least it reminded my of “illuminate” and other light words.) Your story flowed well but I don’t think it’s going to end well, at least for Luminita.


  2. Interesting post, especially for this reader. I know all about the Romanian vampires (or the legends and folk tales, anyway) — I was born and lived there. 🙂
    Good story … great imagination.

  3. Love flash fiction. This is cool. Visiting from A to Z.

  4. Grisly and watch out, Luminita! (make sure to change “hear” to “heart” when you can.)

  5. Dear Jenn,
    Luminita is not in a good place. I think you mean “Cosmin’s arms” rather than “Cosmin arms”. Good story.

  6. rheath40 says:

    Ooohhhh I do love a good story about the undead.

  7. The lack of heartbeat, the cool body, and the mirror issue… bring her some garlic

  8. Ooh, great ending. Hopefully, he doesn’t sparkle. 🙂

  9. Very well written, good imagination from the prompt.
    Loved it.

  10. Joe Owens says:

    Uh-oh, I can see the look of consternation slowly give way to fear and realization.

  11. Mystikel says:

    Nice ominous ending. Good job.

  12. I like the visual of her falling into his arms from the ladder.

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