A short story…

for Sadje’s What Do You See? photo prompt.



zzzzzzzzzzI don’t mean it to happen, it just does. About this time every year my dog teeth, or canines whatever they’re called, suddenly grow longer and sharper for a week or so. It can be a bit of a nuisance as I tend to keep cutting my bottom lip.  Actually, my blood’s quite tasty. It’s like with beetroot, a homegrown one is far more delicious than one produced by someone else!

I also adopt a rather intrusive habit; creeping up behind people in crowded places and biting their necks in order to enjoy a little liquid refreshment! I don’t wish to blow my own trumpet (not that I could this week with those teeth getting in the way) but I’m quite good at inconspicuous neck nibbling, so much so, that most of my victims assume they’ve just been nipped by a gnat or something. 

Did I just spit? I’m so sorry, it happens a lot with the lisp I acquire when these toothy pegs get in the way of my tongue. Th…th…th…th…

The upside of my temporary vampiric condition is that I save money by not having to buy red wine for a while! Having said that, I wouldn’t want to be a full-time bloodsucker. I’d miss my Merlot too much!

In closing, I just like to ask all of you to make sure your necks are clean and sanitised this week, I’d hate to catch covid when I’m out and about.



Image credit; Valeriia Pexels

Frame credit; Me @ Keith’s Ramblings

25 thoughts on “A short story…

  1. Sadje Oct 24, 2022 / 16:40

    A very reasonable request by Mr seasonal vampire! 😂😂😂 thanks Keith for this fun story.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Keith's Ramblings Oct 25, 2022 / 08:51

      I was thinking the other day that vampires could be employed to administer vaccines!


      • Christine Goodnough Oct 25, 2022 / 15:30

        Persistent anti-vaxxers may need something drastic. 😉 I’ll have the needles any day. But your thought makes me wonder if vampires could transfer leukemia?


  2. beth Oct 24, 2022 / 23:30

    have my winter scarf on already )


  3. dorahak Oct 26, 2022 / 01:38

    Afraid of COVID is he? Maybe he should wear a mask! (Love this story, Keith, the first person POV makes it all the more humorous!)


  4. judeitakali Oct 26, 2022 / 08:05

    Delightful read.✨


  5. amandacatsynth Oct 26, 2022 / 18:29

    Thanks for bringing me along on your Danube trick. Enjoying all the buildings and hillside views. It often seems like something out of another time, quite beautiful.


    • amandacatsynth Oct 26, 2022 / 18:29

      “Trip” not “Trick” (autocorrect error)


  6. Carol anne Oct 31, 2022 / 05:23

    Love it Keith! You told a fantastic tale! ❤ xoxo


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