Flash Fiction Challenge: “Five Words, Plus One Vampire”

Last week, you came up with a “Brand New Monster.” Check out the horrifying results, won’t you?

Man, if I don’t just love the “five random word” challenge.

Once again I present you with five random words chosen out of a random word generator.

The words are:






You must choose three of these and incorporate them into a flash fiction piece, 1000 words long.

Except, here’s one more element:

You need to incorporate a vampire. Somehow. Last week was about new monsters, this week is about an old standby. Maybe it’s a character. An antagonist. A reference. An allusion. Something. Anything.

Three out of five words.

And one vampire.

Post the fiction at your blog or on the web somewhere so we can see it, and then link back here. You’ve got one week, as usual: till Friday, October 21st, at noon EST.

46 responses to “Flash Fiction Challenge: “Five Words, Plus One Vampire””

  1. My pleasure. More a metaphorical love, than a man-sweat love. Your blog is what got me started writing again. Haven’t missed a flash fiction challenge since and I damn sure won’t miss this one. Vampire-cockroach hasn’t paid his taxes!

  2. What are the odds that the same week I’ve had a vampire story rumbling around in my brain, disrupting orderly thought processes, you’d present us with a challenge involving vampires. Now I have to actually go do the hard part and *write it*.

  3. @Casz: I don’t think I can comment on your blog, but I just wanted to share something.
    An old man got into trouble (gambling), and after he tried to kill himself, he began bouncing around in the welfare system. We had his mail sent to our house, to keep track of it for him.

    His bill collectors began circling OUR property, and he was no relation, nor had he never spent one night under our roof! It took us a long time to get rid of them, but we managed without the expense of a lawyer, thank goodness.

    The collectors ARE cut-throat vampires. Just a word to the wise…

  4. In the past I’ve over-done the homework, and included all five words in the challenge. Not this time. There’s no benefit to being the teacher’s pet. No extra credit. Follow the rules, keep your head down. Don’t make waves. And yes, there is a vampire. Maybe two.
    To Sire, With Love
    I couldn’t get the stupid thing to make a link on my page without it taking out half my story and making the other half a link. Damn computers.

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