The Perfect Host

stone-house.jpgPHOTO PROMPT © Rochelle Wisoff-Fields

I quietly enter my home from the side entrance just at the crack of dawn and quickly change. It’s time to welcome my guest in the Dining Hall, and I can’t possibly do that unchanged, it’s just not cricket.

Wait, why on earth did I use that expression?

Aah, maybe because my current guest is from England. I must plan a trip to that country one day, but it’s just so far.

And talk of the devil…

“Good morning Mr. Harker,” I say brightly.

“Good morning…I Count…” he stutters.

“Vlad, just call me Vlad,” I reply, at my charming best.

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100 words.

Written as a part of the Friday Fictioneers challenge, hosted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields (more details HERE). The challenge is to write a story in 100 words or less, inspired by the weekly photo prompt. To read more stories based on this week’s prompt, visit HERE

Note: A basic primer for those unfamiliar with the legend of Count Dracula https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dracula

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About anuragbakhshi

At the age of 40, I decided to exit the corporate world, and enter the world of stories as a full-time writer. Wish me luck!
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33 Responses to The Perfect Host

  1. Abhijit Ray says:

    Your guest is not English. He does not play cricket, does he? So you need not have changed.

  2. draliman says:

    England certainly is a long way when you have to travel in a coffin 🙂

  3. neilmacdon says:

    A fine foreign gentleman, to be sure

  4. Dahlia says:

    Count Dracula eh? Quite a twist Anurag!

  5. Nothing good can come from this meeting. Watch out.

  6. Alice Audrey says:

    I predict a stormy ocean voyage in the near future.

  7. plaridel says:

    bloody.. as the english would say. 🙂

  8. jillyfunnell says:

    We already have a lot of bloodsuckers in the UK – mostly fleas but some in banking.

  9. granonine says:

    Fear and humor all in 100 words. Well done.

  10. pennygadd51 says:

    I love stories like this one, where I’m surprised by the twist, and then realise that you told me what it was going to be in the opening sentence! Beautifully deceptive, Anurag!

  11. michael1148humphris says:

    This is a great piece of writing,

  12. Dale says:

    This was wonderful… And I’m with Penny! Great surprise, Anurag.

  13. Dear Anurag,

    I’m sure the count is a charming host. Nicely done.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

  14. Vlad the impaler… yes that’s another name for a famous count….
    Bun venit draga prietenă, drăguț să te iau la cină

  15. lisarey1990 says:

    A really great twist.

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