Beside the door, a string of garlic hung.
An older woman answered the door. “Yes?”
“Good evening!” said Bill. “I’m Bill. This is Joseph. Can we interest you in home security?”
“Never too late for security, madame. May we come in?”
The woman squinted. “Lots of vampires these days. You can enter if you chew on garlic first.”
“An excellent precaution, madame,” said Joseph. “Vampires are terribly allergic.” Both he and Bill chewed.
She allowed them in and went to start tea.
“Told you this would work,” whispered Bill.
“True,” said Joseph. “But we’ll need a lot more antihistamine.”
Written for the Friday Fictioneers: https://rochellewisoff.com/2020/09/23/25-september-2020/