A 16-post collection

Challenge #03578-I289: Creatures of the Night

Yes, we are vampires, that's true, but we do NOT take from the unwilling. No BUTS! Yes I'm aware of our nature, and that we must drink blood. We only take small amounts, enough to survive, and only from WILLING DONORS!

Fortunately, you left them alive. You will IMMEDIATELY treat their injury and we will make restitution. And if you pull this stunt again, I will, PERSONALLY, hand you to the Watch to be stuck in a sun-cage, understand me?? -- Lessons

Some cities never sleep. Some residents of those cities don't sleep either. Not technically. You could call them... dormant... during the daylight hours. Even in a smoke-wreathed warren of streets and hives of buildings like Kluushia, the sun can be painful and even fatal to those... denizens.

It just takes longer when the smoke of so many fires obscures it.

No matter what kind of denizen inhabits a place like this, the birds of a feather flock together. They develop rules. Codes of behaviour. Guidelines to preserve the many, and woe betide the few who break them. Like Venette, who had nearly killed a man in an alley.

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Challenge #03442-I154: By Invitation Only

"Move to the Tropics?! Are you suicidal?"

"No, I just found a way to be me..."

Inspired by this post. link text -- AmberFox

[AN: Coconut water makes an excellent blood plasma replacement (and sports drink) but not total blood replacement. If you want vegan vampires, you're going to have to add Vegan Haeme(tm) which is a thing that now exists because UnMeat does. I'm a writer, I research things for fun]

Little-known fact: Well-fed vampires have no problem with sunshine.

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Challenge #02952-H029: Guaranteed For a Lifetime

I know this one's hella old, but I was wondering, as he gets older, has a girlfriend, maybe kids, do they end up working for Madam? Does he teach his kids computer equipment and have them to go college so that they can work for her and be her IT team? Or does he actually suggest hiring an IT team, working with her carefully, of course, so that she can stay up to date? Or, does she end up turning him into

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Challenge #02198-F008: Immortality Perversion

Little known fact: Queen Elizabeth II is a descendant of Vlad the Impaler, meaning she, and the rest of the lineage to the throne under her, are direct heirs to the bloodline of Dracula...

Kinda makes her remarkably long life seem a bit questionable now, doesn't it? -- Anon Guest

They say wealth has its privileges. One amongst many of those is being able to literally get away with murder. The only mistake -say- Elizabeth Bathory made was selecting someone who was

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Challenge #01685-D224: Alarming Reflection

Traditionally, vampires could not see their reflection because mirrors were silver-backed. With the invention of aluminum-backed mirrors, a vampire sees their reflection for the first time only to find out... they are the ugliest thing they have ever seen. -- Anon Guest

For centuries, Vampires avoided mirrors. Silvered mirrors would not show them, and the ones backed in gold harmed them. Some would have mirrors made that were backed with brass or bronze... but by and large, Vampires avoided mirrors.

Pierce Opal

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Challenge #01274-C179: Stay for the Night

Mundane not-goth modern vampire and her gf -- Gallifreya

Local vampire seeks roommate. Must be clean, non smoker, and be able to pay half the rent. No weirdoes.

Claire read the personal again and blinked to make certain that she hadn't read it wrong. Must be one of the weirder goths who drank blood or did the whole 'children of the night' routine. Claire didn't mind goths. It was almost obligatory because she was one.

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Challenge #01256-C161: Blood in the Boards

Opera vampire

He tries very hard to be a baritone but he's a a countertenor (or possibly a contralto) -- Gallifreya

[AN: This is the guy referred to on the internet as "Gay Opera Dracula"]

Some appetites can not be ignored. Some can be... restrained. I learned that when a Master of Voices turned my best friend into a Castrati. That was a very, very long time ago.

I was turned into something else, myself.

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Challenge #01237-C142: Strange on a Train -- Gallifreya

Ah crap. Once again, the only seat on the train home was the Weirdo Seat. The ones where all the mentally disturbed just had to sit. And anyone unlucky enough to have to sit next to them had to endure their madness by osmosis.

Euphoria Jones weighed her options. It was a long-ass ride home. Her feet were already killing her from hours chasing after idiot customer requests. Including numerous trips into "the back"

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Challenge #01114-C017: Monologue of a Vampire

"...In truth, I'm no more a little girl than you are. I was once, of course. Three hundred years ago. Vampirism tends to keep one remarkably... fresh. It's been quite a boon looking like a child. No one ever suspects a thing." -- Anon Guest

Half a world away, before it turned, there had been a girl who called herself Daphne. She realised that it was easy to be invisible. You had to wear ribbons in your hair and skip everywhere. It

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i wonder what effect wide-spread/public vampirism would have on the evolution of language

like i mean obviously i havent slept properly in like two days but seriously how does it evolve without the assistance of former generations dying out. do people use the words “grisbittyng” and “yolo” in the same sentence. are there parts of big cities where its like walking into a different century like are there neighbourhoods in chicago

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Challenge #00872-B141: Children of the Monitor Light


What if someone got bitten by a vampire, but didn’t realize it. So then they go around and keep misidentifying all the symptoms, like

“Dude, you haven’t gone outside in a while.”
“Yeah, last time I went out I got this wicked sunburn.”

“Are you still up?”
“Yeah, I started bing watching this show on Netflix.”

“Dude, I’m seriously craving something right now.”
“Like what?”
“I dunno. Pizza rolls?”)

Hey there.

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Child. Predator.


I wrote this little snippet not very long ago as part of a creative-writing prompt on Reddit, and figured some of my followers here might find it interesting as well.  I dropped most of it behind a jump-tag due to some potentially-triggering references to child abuse and some brief violent content near the end… but trust me, it’s not done for shock value, there’s valid reasons for it.

I don’t have anywhere near the creativity or patience for

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Challenge #00740 - B009: Fighting Against the Stereotype

“Bolin! Hey,” Sasha smiled for her. “It’s so rare to see you off night shift.”

“Yeah. Tell me about it.” Safely indoors and out of direct sunlight, Bolin shed her hood and took off her sunglasses.

Sasha burst out laughing. “What’s with the war paint?”

“Zinc oxide is the only sunblock I can wear. It comes in teeny-tiny pots and a range

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Challenge #00694 - A329: Children of the Permanent Night


All around the globe, the secret societies of vampire hunters noticed something strange. A drastic reduction in the volumes of their prey. All the crypts and castles were actually becoming abandoned hulks. All the roosting places, new and old, were vacant.

They knew it wasn’t them. Despite their best efforts, all the vampire hunters could do was keep the worst examples from running rough-shod through the populations of the living.


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Challenge #00468 - A093: The Sensible Thing

:) - Svetoslav Petrov

“We have found her,” said the lackey.

“The foretold one,” clarified his companion.

“Already?” said the Vampire. And, since vampires have very complicated and extended names, let’s call him Vladimir.

“Er. My ancestors and I have been searching for the chosen one for three hundred years,” said the lackey.

“Hm. Really.” Vladimir stretched and yawned. “And you’

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