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Friday Fictioneers – Garlic

26 June, 2015

Is it Fiction o’clock? Then it must be Friday! I’m not the only one who FriFics, there are over 100 of us all creating 100 words in response to Rochelle‘s prompt pic:


Are you a teeny bit curious about which 100 words I randomly found in the dictionary? Well as it’s you I’ll let you read them:


Occasionally, customers ask Sergei why he hangs several cloves of garlic over the shop doorway.

“To keep vampires away,” he always says, “I stay open all night, so I can’t be too careful.”

“But there are no vampires,” the oh-so-clever customer argues.

“So it’s working then,” he says and smiles. If the customer happens to be a particularly pretty girl, the smile is followed by an offer of drinks and dinner, a night out, a nightcap back at his.

It’s true that the garlic keeps away vampires but it would be more accurate to say it keeps away other vampires.




  1. Oh what a selfish vamp! Clever though.
    Rosey Pinkerton’s blog

  2. Clever story! I’m not even a vampire fan, but I enjoyed this. 🙂

  3. I must admit, dear R.G., that I predicted your ending early in the read. Nonetheless, it tickled me. Good work.

    All my best,

  4. so, the nightcap was for him, I take it?

  5. Dear TRG, Excellent and sneaky vampire – very shady (of course, he has to stay out of the light!) This was a very clever story indeed! Nan 🙂

  6. Clever twist!

  7. Nice twist!

  8. Sergei must have a genetic mutation that gives him garlic immunity – lucky vampire. I like the twist at the end. Well told.

  9. Witty shop keeper. Wittier vampire. Wittiest writer!

  10. Dear RG,

    I suppose he offers the pretty girls a drink and a bite. 😉



  11. I didn’t see it coming. Great twist and fun story.

  12. Clever twist: well done.

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