The Workaround

Photo by: Dale Rogerson

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?”

“It’s nighttime!”

“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.”
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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 The Workaround

  1. trentpmcd says:

    lol, for some reason I think of Monty Python’s successful encyclopedia salesman, or should I say “Burglar”…

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  2. Dear Eric,

    Would antihistamines really help? Would you like a well done stake with that tea? Funny.




  3. Dee | Grammy's Grid says:

    Oh no!!

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  4. Lyn says:

    LOL and here I am thinking they were Elder Joseph and Elder Bill. Something tells me the older lady has more tricks up her sleeve. She’s been around for a long time, they aren’t likely to get the better of her. Great take on the photo, Eric 😀

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  5. Fun story. I like the twist at the end.

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  6. Now that’s a story with BITE! I had to say that. (Or maybe I didn’t…) Did the woman make any jokes like that when she found out who Bill and Joseph were? I keep thinking that making puns like this around vampires could be a GRAVE error…

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  7. May the antihistamine make them allergic to blood. Amen.

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  8. Sue says:

    Ah ha! I thought that was too good to be true! Fun take on the prompt 🤗🧛🏻

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  9. granonine says:

    Yeah, they wouldn’t have fooled me! I hope 🙂

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  10. Dale says:

    Silly woman. She deserves it. 😉

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  11. I really enjoyed this! Very clever vampires.

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  12. Hahaha, I love it. With all of the vampire stories this was a twist I haven’t read yet!

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  13. draliman says:

    Maybe best to stake all your visitors before letting them in. Though that’s a bit like the traditional test for witches, I guess…

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  14. James McEwan says:

    Best watch out, I think the old dear is preparing her supper. A cup of tea and two Garlic Vampire Slices.

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  15. ahtdoucette says:

    LOL, it’s fall which is always my worst allergy time of year, so I totally feel for the vampires here. They just want some tea, I’m sure. Wonderful twist.


  16. notestowomen says:

    Perhaps she should have told them to go back in the day-time.


  17. Indira says:

    LOL. I didn’t expect that though expected good laugh.


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