Janet Reid's running a contest until about midnight tonight (time zone? not sure). The entry must be 115 word story beginning with "A monster-slaying governess, a vampire librarian, and a professorial zombie walk into a bar..."
Are we sensing a theme? Gee, I wonder why all these folks walk into the bar together.
Well, who doesn't love Zombies and Vampires and Slayers, oh my? So, I thought I'd give it a shot. I'm not in love with what I wrote, but... *shrug* I had to try.
For your entertainment:
A monster-slaying governess, a vampire librarian, and a professorial zombie walk into a bar, taking a booth by the door.
The governess sipped her wine. “I can’t allow you to pursue your plan.”
Bored, the librarian stirred her bloody Mary—extra bloody—with the finger skewer, an olive stuck to the nail.
With a slurp of braiña colada, the zombie replied, “Aw, loosen up Janey-baby. When we work together, we eat half the people. We’re economizing.”
“I don’t know why you come along,” the librarian said, “when all you do is criticize.”
“It’s my job to protect…” The slayer slumped over.
“Wow.” The zombie checked her watch. “That took forever.”
“Let’s get started.”