Bus Tour

Photo by: Ron Pruitt

The retirees loaded into the bus after their brief stop. They settled into their seats and the tour guide stood up.

“Next stop, Boonieville, Arizona. Population 22!”

Everyone cheered.

“Now folks, it’s sunny out there. Be sure to load up on suntan lotion.”

In the middle seats, Ernest patted his belly. “I love small towns. They always have something good to bite into!”

Howard said, “The people always have the best stories to tell.”

“That no one will ever believe!” quipped Jocelyn.

Everyone laughed.

“It’s fun meeting new and strange people,” began Janie.

Everyone finished for her, “…And drinking their blood!”
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Written for the Friday Fictioneers. Look here to find the stories other folks wrote: https://rochellewisofffields.wordpress.com/2015/10/21/23-october-2015/

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About EagleAye

I like looking at the serious subjects in the news and seeking the lighter side of the issue. I love satire and spoofs. I see the ridiculous side of things all the time, and my goal is to share that light-hearted view.
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34 Responses to Bus Tour

  1. Adam Ickes says:

    Retired vampires. Quite a unique take on the prompt. I’m guessing Boonieville, Arizona is about to become a ghost town.

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  2. Lyn says:

    Oh, summer vacation with friends…how lovely 🙂
    That story brought to mind the old Louise Armstrong song…”Are the bats out tonight, I don’t know if it’s cloudy or bright. For I only have teeth for you dear.”
    So, is this a regular bus company, or is Jefferson also a vamp?

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  3. luckyjc007 says:

    They better hope that they get there first…if there are more than 22 people on that bus! Good Luck Vampies! 🙂

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  4. luckyjc007 says:

    Oh! I guess there is such a thing as sharing too! …depending on how hungry they are. 🙂

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  5. ceayr says:

    Amusing tale, EA.
    And a wee typo in last line, sir.

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  6. Dear Eric,

    Just when I thought the world was safe from vampires and retired ones at that. How many centuries before they can retire? Cute story.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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    • EagleAye says:

      They’re always lurking around somewhere, the little suckers. 😉 And yeah, and old vampire is “really old!” Glad you enjoyed this one. Thanks so much, Rochelle! 🙂

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  7. gahlearner says:

    That must be some sun lotion… Fun story.

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  8. That’s a totally fun and BAAAAD story! Enjoyed it immensely.

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  9. Dave says:

    The worst thing about vampires is the smell of their contented eructations. Must get pretty intense enclosed in a Bus. “Roll down a window!”

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  10. Day 7 of trip. Went to lunch with friends. Tasty.

    🙂

    janet

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  11. Susan Langer says:

    Funny story. I enjoyed it a lot. 🙂

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  12. Dale says:

    Hope there aren’t more than 22 retirees on the bus!

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  13. rogershipp says:

    Retirees…. Nope, sounds as if they are still on the job?

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  14. Well, no wonder they needed sun lotion. I wonder what strenth that would take. They don’t sound retired to me. It’s quite creative to have vamps riding as a group on a bus, terrifying though. Hilarious and scary at the same time, O_o Eric, you always come up with something new. Well written. 😀 — Suzanne

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    • EagleAye says:

      I expect they’d need SPF3000. 😉 Yeah, they’re not from retired blood-drinking. I mean, even retirees need to eat. They just quit their …ahem…day jobs. 😉 I do endeavor to offer up new stuff as often as possible. I’m glad to keep you laughing. Thanks so much, Suzanne! 🙂

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  15. Indira says:

    I was just settling down to enjoy the journey and the last line spoiled it. Scary. lol. Enjoyed.

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