Weekend Writing Warriors, Sunday 14 April 2013 (Singing vampires)

She is making notations in a notebook, and then she pulls a glowing screen toward her, and through the glass I hear the tap of fingers pit-a-pat on the keys. 

“I’m on deadline,” she says, “but I might be able to get out for a walk once this lot comes out … assuming it comes out okay.” He’s nodding in the corner, eyes on her, avid. 

As if he’d like to eat her up, though not in the usual sense. 

Bad form to completely drain the prey — though it happens once in a while — but that’s not what he has in mind.

“I’ll sing for you,” he says. She smiles, and he commences the repertoire.

Well, no doubt it’s a novelty to her, but I have heard ‘Over There’ or ‘Hello Central, Get Me No Man’s Land’ more than once, shall we say, in the last century.


Excerpt from my work-in-progress in response to the Vampire Variations challenge. Weekend Writing Warriors offers eight-sentence excerpts from a variety of writers; see the other excerpts here.

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8 Responses to Weekend Writing Warriors, Sunday 14 April 2013 (Singing vampires)

  1. Sue says:

    Singing vampires, the musical? No matinees – left me in a fit of giggles

  2. Interesting, loved the unexpected touch of the songs! Terrific snippet…

  3. daezarkian says:

    I love it!

  4. Summer Ross says:

    Great character voice.
    My 8

  5. Vivien Dean says:

    What a fascinating angle! Well done. 🙂

  6. The narrator sounds rather jaded.

  7. ED Martin says:

    Definitely an interesting twist on vampires!

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