Friday Fictioneers flash!

Thanks to for this prompt! I wasn’t sure what to do with it, and still am a little lost. But hey, it’s writing, and I wrote it.

PHOTO PROMPT – © Kent Bonham

“You’re sure it’s safe out there?” Asked the young man, shouldering his pack full of camping gear. His wife stood next to him just outside the store, grinning.

Milly smiled, conscious of her missing teeth. “Safe as you were in your mammy’s arms, I wager,” she said as she glanced over their shoulders, noting the sinking sun. “Best you be off now afore dark,” she turned to close and lock the doors to her shop.

The happy couple hurried off toward their jeep as Milly stared at the garlic hanging above her door, wreathing her in its presence and protection.

17 responses to “Friday Fictioneers flash!

  1. Dear Ray,

    I”m not sure if I’ve welcomed you to Friday Fictioneers. Life has been crazy on my end so forgive me if I haven’t.

    I’m guessing that Milly is a shopkeeper in vampire infested territory? Hence the garlic is keeping her safe. Or I may just be dense. It’s a challenge to write a complete story in a hundred words but the more you do it the easier it is. (At least that’s what I tell myself.)



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  2. You’d probably remember if I managed to do these more often–which I should, since I love your prompts!

    And you’re right, this one was a little tough for me. I think I ended the story at 200 words, then cut out a hundred, haha. When I wrote it, I thought of it more as like the people in this town sacrificing unsuspecting travelers to appease whatever nocturnal beasts haunt those woods over yonder. =D


  3. Oops, there go the tourists. I wonder if these villagers have a deal with the vampires: you don’t eat us, we don’t tell or something. Great story.

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