I’m back for another week of Sweet Saturday Sample
Thanks for the comments last week and it’s always nice to meet new writers 😀
Last week I gave you half of my flash fiction piece The Adventures of Crimson. Crimson goes Fishing
The children had sneaked out of the school and down to the creek where the local fishers were trying to catch dinner. Rednick had just dashed out of his hiding spot and ran up to the man who had cut himself.
In an old house that was painted red,
lived twenty school children, newly dead.
“Oh, Sir, I see you are bleeding.” Rednick casually walked up to the injured man.
“Hey kid, didn’t see you there, it’s just a scratch, nothing serious.”
Rednick came closer to the man. “Don’t worry, I can fix that in a jiffy.”
The boy took the man’s hand and held the hurt finger between his thumb and forefinger. He squeezed the tip of the finger to make the blood flow more freely and then licked it.
Surprised, the man raised a questioning eyebrow at the boy trying to figure out what the kid was doing. The angler thought he heard the kid slurping at his finger. What the hell?
Just as quickly as the boy had appeared, he vanished. Inspecting his finger, the fisher noticed that the spot the hook had caught had stopped bleeding and he couldn’t even see where the wound had been. He glanced over at his buddies but they were concentrating on their beer drinking and watching their lines for any action.
Smiling with satisfaction, Rednick settled himself back behind the bush. Crimson and Ruby glared at him with envy and brought their attention back to the three fishers.
The air was still. The fishers drank and fished; the children waited.
After about half an hour Crimson nudged Ruby and Rednick and tossed her head in the direction of the school. It was time to go back before the head master noticed they were really missing from study hall.
The three skulked back to the school; Crimson and Ruby disappointed, Rednick still smiling
They tip-toed back into the house, scrutinizing each shadow, to make sure the head master was not about.
“You kids, stop right there!”
Oh oh, they were so in trouble now!
Kids, even vampire ones, will go to nearly any length to get themselves an extra treat. It’s almost Halloween. Are you sure there are not vampire schools in your neighbourhood?