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Ever since we decided to “come out of the coffin,” things have gotten better in some ways and more complicated in others.
For example, non-discrimination ordinances don’t allow No Vampire signs, but villagers could get clever. At my favorite Italian place, I note conspicuous cloves of garlic and let my fangs show as I place my order.
The wide-eyed clerk is young, cheeks flush with the fresh bloom of youth. “Sorry about the garlic,” she whispers as she hands me my change.
“I’ll deal with your boss later,” I reply with just a hint of menace – then smile to show I’m only kidding. Or, am I?
25 thoughts on “FF: Can’t Keep a Good Man Down”
Well, we do want equality for all. Personally, I’m not sure I’d trust this particular vampire though. Good fun 🙂
Seems a bit risky to make an alliance with vampires. New spin on an old favorite. 😀
I think Bram Stoker has a lot to answer for.
A lot hinges on the answer to the last question. Eating people is wrong
What about drinking their blood? Is that more of a gray area? 😉
Oh, those subtle (or not so subtle) signs of discrimination… I mean, they are only human, or at least they once were. Good one.
Very wise of the wide-eyed clerk to be polite to that particular customer!
“Coming out of the coffin” – 😂
::very big, fanged grin::
Oh, this was very good writing. Well done.
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As far as vampire stories go, I really enjoyed this take, Anne!
The poor ole vampires 🙂
A fun take. There’s some clever and funny world-building going on here.
Thanks! I have to admit I borrowed most of the world-building notions from Charlaine Harris. Her books are way better than the TV show (True Blood), especially the first couple where it’s like … okay, vampires are people too!
So we’re saying blood is blood is blood? 😉
Hey, vampire’s got to eat – or drink. Something like that.
Or are you??? Vampires and garlic are such a great combination 😊 Fun read🧛🏻
I’m really enjoying the light-hearted vampire stories today. I had no idea so many others had already chosen that path. This one is just plain funny 🙂
Heh-heh. I guess time will tell.
I love how you have used a sort of LGBTQ vibe to being a vampire in today’s society.
He he, ‘sorry about the garlic’ – inclusivity personified! Cute story.
I suspect that like a virus we just have to live with the occasional Vampire turning up. Long live garlic bread.
Mm, yes to garlic bread. 🙂
There’s being nice to customers and then there’s taking it just a bit too far. 🙂