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.
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.