Flash Fiction #54

French cuisine

PHOTO PROMPT – © Kent Bonham


He felt weak and empty.  He was hungry again.  He needed some nice warm, rich fluids to sustain him.

Customers at seafood restaurants got to choose their lobster, but his dining venue was somewhat different.  He had already picked a plump young bird for his next meal.  This Left Bank establishment was a bit New Age, but he’d enjoyed several selections from here.  He’d just wander in….

What??!  Garlic above the door?  He already had to avoid Italian restaurants.  He’d need to get a drink somewhere else tonight.  Damned humans!  How was a hungry vampire to get a decent meal?


I hate vampire stories for the tween clichés they have become, but just couldn’t resist telling this one.  😉

Got to Rochelle’s Addicted to Purple site and use her Wednesday photo as a prompt to write a complete 100 word story.


25 thoughts on “Flash Fiction #54

  1. draliman says:

    Poor guy. It’s a tough life, being a vampire in today’s garlic-ridden world.


  2. aFrankAngle says:

    I didn’t see the vampire side coming.

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    • Archon's Den says:

      Ah….Then I did my job correctly. I didn’t see the vampire angle either, till I noticed the garlic. Perhaps I should apologise for the Italian restaurant remark. I was going to go with ‘Olive Garden’, but wasn’t sure there were any in Gay Paree, and the Frogs use as much garlic on their frogs’ legs. 😆


  3. BrainRants says:

    Awesome. In case you didn’t know, “Fifty Shades of Gray” started out as “Twilight” fan fiction.


  4. gahlearner says:

    He could rob a blood bank… (I guess I’ve been watching too many old Buffy episodes 😉 ). Great story.


  5. Amy Reese says:

    The vampire with gourmet tastes. He better not wait too long. He’ll get weak and take a customer out. This was great!


  6. I know someone who goes red in the face when she eats the smallest amount of something garlic infused. You’ve got me thinking!

    Rosey Pinkerton’s blog


  7. wildbilbo says:

    I’m glad I’m not the only person who couldnt resist the vampire theme this week – as cliche as it is, garlic tends to sends the mind in the direction of Dracula…

    From your story I get the feeling that dining out with a vampire would like dining out with a vegan (your restaurant choices will be frustratingly limited) 🙂
    Nice work.


    • Archon's Den says:

      Ah, yes, Vegans….another group, many of whom deserve to have a stake driven into. Don’t eat meat (milk, eggs)? Fine, shut up while you chew your cud. Stop preaching your healthier-than-thou. We already have Westboro Baptist. 😛

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  8. Good story, Archon. I didn’t see a vampire coming either. He may have to lower himself to street venders. 🙂 — Suzanne


  9. Margaret says:

    Dining out options are becoming fewer for hungry vampires – garlic’s everywhere. They might have to start a vampire sustainability project and become self-sufficient. They could grow their own food.


  10. Guess it’s to the soup kitchen for him…or is your vampire too high brow for that? 😉


  11. Norma says:

    Ah! he’s a vampire with some taste and style. I’m sure he’ll attract some bees. But until that happens he could always try ketchup sauce before he faints. 🙂


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