Caught!

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PHOTO PROMPT © Liz Young

Dreaming of a handsome dead man she called.  I am sorry, but there are no handsome dead men, so I answered instead.

I listened to her pleas.  She adored glittering vampires.  “They are so romantic…” ha!  She had no idea.

Of course she saw what she wanted to see.  I, of course, saw dinner.  Dinner for months.  I could easily stretch it out.

But then her father caught me.

I think he really believed I go “poof!” when the sunlight struck.  The ultraviolet light will eventually un-animate me, but not for a while.  I will escape.

I am the Nosferatu!

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Word count = 100

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The guy in the photo reminded me of Nosferatu and all of the vampires since then that have been based on that original take.

45 thoughts on “Caught!

  1. Jordan

    Nice! It seems our being taken captive is complicit on so many levels, and the attraction is the key to making it inevitable. Well done!
    Jordis xx

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  2. Sarah Potter Writes

    I love your dark sense of humour :-) I’m not sure that dinner would’ve lasted for months, though, unless the vampire could have found a way to stop her blood clotting, or meant to drain it from her fast and store it in bags in his refrigerator! Good old daddy stopping a vampire from fulfilling its fantasy.

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      The sunlight will do him in, eventually, just not quite as quickly as they show in Hollywood movies. As far as kill him? He is already dead, so nothing will kill him ;) Un-animate him, maybe.

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      In all of the movies sunlight kills vampires, and it might really work, just not as quick as us mortals would like. Hopefully the vampire over estimates his ability o resist and the girl is totally out of trouble. We’ll see…

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      Anne Rice is partially to blame. Oof course there was the movie “The Lost Boys” which made vampires very cool. I think that film did more to make vampires appeal to the young than any other.

      Thanks!

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        1. trentpmcd Post author

          Yeah, but even he was somewhat scary, as was Christopher Lee. And Bram Stoker had a bit of sexual innuendo. I can’t see any of them glittering, though….

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          1. trentpmcd Post author

            I think the worst “offender” was the movie Lost Boys. They go Hollywood’s hottest young stars to play sexy vampires. Vampires became the coolest thing ever after that movie. Nobody was as cool as them.

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              1. trentpmcd Post author

                1987. All of the characters were young, sexy and edgy. It had all of the hot alternative rock bands of the day (alt rock is much cooler than mainstream). It was the first time that vampires were ever shown as young – they were “the lost boys”, like from Peter Pan – they never grow up/old. It was the first time vampires were the heroes in a movie. Even though it wasn’t the most successful movie of all time, I’ve read multiple places that it was the biggest influence for young, sexy vampires and even influenced how they did the movie version of Anne Rice’s Interview with a Vampire.

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                1. Dale

                  Like I said… not one that I ever saw ;-)
                  And I wonder if Anne Rice herself was influenced to make them so sexy? Tom Cruise was definitely NOT her choice for Lestat, that much I know…

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