Friday Fictioneers, 3 May 2013: On Holiday

Byron and Opal were thrilled; it was their first family vacation with the children. As new parents, they had no idea that it took so long for young ghouls to mature. They had waited until both had almost mastered shape-shifting and coin-stealing. Opal turned to them with admonishment. “Now, when we get out of the car, you wait for mum and da, you understand?” She pointed a claw at them. “Don’t make me say it again.”

“Yes, ma’am,” both children drew back from the possibility of her wrath.

“We’re here!” Byron announced as the car pulled up to the hotel.

Copyright: Ken Bonham

Okay, okay. So I took a little 100-word side trip from my previous serial for Friday Fictioneers.

I couldn’t help it.

I’ve been at Camp NaNoWriMo for the month of April and had to get my Fictioneers’ legs back. I’m sure Sara-Jane will be back soon enough.

C’mon–you know this place just screams “ghoul,” or “vampire,” or “wraith.” So for the uninitiated, here’s some info on ghouls should you be so inclined (and before you say it, the how-long-til-maturity was a bit of artistic license…).

More importantly, click here to visit Rochelle’s place to add your hundred words.

(26) Comments

  1. Wow, this hotel is starting to look like a gathering place for the weird, creepy and downright scary!! And to think I thought it looked pretty cool. 🙂 Or should that be pretty ghoul?


  2. I agree, the house does look sinister.
    I like your ghoul family, the mother pointing a claw. Lol!
    Clever work! 🙂

    1. 😀 Yes, they captured me also! Who knows…they may all appear again somewhere down the line. I am doing Story A Day May, so there is a chance they’ll pop up over there…stay tuned!

    1. Thank you for stopping in, troy. I’ve had a fascination with the back story of non-humans for a long time; some of the offerings here are my feeble attempts to surmise what that existence might be like 🙂

  3. Dear AR,
    I could’ve sworn I commented earlier. Anyway…again…I think…clever story of family life. Albeit a rather different family. Mind your manners, boys and ghouls. No shape shifting in front of strangers.

    1. Hello Christopher, and thank you for the follow and comments! I look forward to your popping in from time to time 🙂

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