Shannon and Nils escaped across the river. The vampire glared at them from across the river.
“We’re safe,” said Nils. “Vampires can’t cross running water.”
“Are you sure?,” shuddered Shannon. “Maybe they just don’t like it?”
Sure enough, the very hungry vampire began swimming across.
The two watched it, slack-jawed.
“I didn’t expect that,” said Nils.
“It does explain a lot. Maybe it stays that way if wet. Lets put it in a water bucket.”
Days later Nils called her.
“I put the vampire/fish in with my piranhas,” said Shannon.
“I know. My piranhas have stomach aches.”
Written for the Friday Fictioneers: https://rochellewisoff.com/2017/10/25/27-october-2017-2/
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