Thursday, April 25, 2013
Thursday Tales: V is for Vampires
Alyssa!" My friends called from a back booth. "We're over here!"
The door to the local Vamp Cafe closed behind me and I was finally able to push my sunglasses back up on top of my head. It was very bright out this morning. Sliding beside my next door neighbor Jesse, I greeted the table. "Hey guys... how was your nigh-- What is that smell?"
Rebecca glanced up from across the table where she was picking white bits out of her long curly hair. "I'm sorry... Old Lady Peterson threw minced garlic at me again last night. I don't know why people insist on thinking that's going to do anything."
Her boyfriend Kevin leaned in close to her, nuzzling her neck and inhaling deeply. "I don't know," he murmured. "It's kind of hot."
Jesse and I both wrinkled our noses in disgust. "Gross."
Helga, the witch that ran the place, called out from the kitchen. "Your usual, darlin'?"
"Yes, please, thanks! Newt blood pancakes and a cup of black coffee!" Remembering the last time we came here, I added, "And no dragon's teeth this time!!" I could hear her cackling in the kitchen. Witches could never be trusted. I turned back to my friends at the table. "Remind me again why we don't just go to IHOP??"