New Owner

Photo by: Karuna

“Gawd!” groaned Bobo the bear. “I’m covered in dirt!”

“My clothes are permanently soiled!” moaned Tina the baby doll.

“But we have a new owner,” brightened Monty the monkey, brushing away dirt. “A child loves us again.”

“Yeah, but she’s weird,” complained Bobo.

“She sleeps all day!”

“You guys are missing the point,” explained Monty. “We’re toys! We live to be loved by children. Annie is our new owner and she needs us. Life is good!”

“I just hate laying in dirt all day,” sighed Tina.

“Just be happy Annie loves us,” encouraged Monty. “…Even though she’s a child vampire.”
Written for the Friday Fictioneers:

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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27 Responses to New Owner

  1. jellico84 says:

    Can’t say I expected that ending. I was thinking more along the lines of them being buried together in some kind of shallow, muddy grave. Maybe a serial killers trophy collection or something. Great write.

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    • EagleAye says:

      I actually did consider something like that for a plot line. That and a bunch of other things too. It’s good to know I can still surprise you clever folk once in a while. 😉 Thanks so much! 🙂

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  2. Joy Pixley says:

    Beggars can’t be choosers, right? Fun twist ending!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Lyn says:

    Poor toys. One can only hope Annie will love them despite their grubbiness. My mother threw my teddy bear away – very sad about that.

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    • EagleAye says:

      Sorry to hear that. I don’t remember having a teddy bear. I remember a tiger I carried around a lot. Annie loves her toys plenty even if they’re covered with Romanian dirt. 😉 Thanks Lyn! 🙂

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  4. Dear Eric,

    Toy Story meets Interview with a Vampire. Love it. I just hope Annie doesn’t suck stuffing from Teddy bears. 😉



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    • EagleAye says:

      Nah. Stuffing just doesn’t fill the tummy properly, but she had “practiced” on them a bit. It took some getting used to by the toys. 😉 Thanks Rochelle! 🙂


  5. James says:

    That’s a creatively different take on the prompt. Well done.

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  6. Fangs for this delightfully different take! Excellent.

    Cast Aside – a very short story

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  7. granonine says:

    On, goodness. I was thinking, “Zombie?” Maybe a vampire is worse.

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  8. michael1148humphris says:

    I hope the three of them can turn her away from her expected career

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  9. Yikes! How do you make a CHILD Vampire? Do Vampires have babies or do they bite them? :o)

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  10. Indira says:

    At least they are loved and that is enough. I always expect a twist from you. Nice one.

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  11. Michael Wynn says:

    I was thinking along the lines of Toy Story to start with, then toys buried with their owner, until the killer last line. Well done

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  12. That was a major detour right at the end there. Didn’t expect that. Made me think of interview with a vampire for a sec.

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    • EagleAye says:

      Yeah, that happens a lot here at Momus News. That sudden left turn into the nether regions of the mind is a common occurence. 😉 Thanks for stopping by! 🙂


  13. subroto says:

    Nicely done. Child vampires really need a toy they can sink their teeth into.

    Liked by 1 person

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