A garlic a day? Friday Fictioneers

PHOTO PROMPT © Dale Rogerson

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“Thanks for letting me move in”.

Her building being the target for a bombing meant that she was now homeless.

“That’s fine. It’s what friends do. You are welcome to my humble home. Let me show you around”.

 I showed her the bedroom and the bathroom and explained the nuances of the hot water tap.

Then we reached the kitchen and my chain of garlic was spotted.

“You must like cooking to have so much garlic”.

“No”, I said, “some buildings have problems with mice, this one has a problem with vampires. But no worries, this keeps them away”.



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19 responses to “A garlic a day? Friday Fictioneers

  1. Paula Sue Bryant, Writer

    Great twist ending!

  2. I like the matter-of-fact way she explains it! Nice one.

    Here’s mine!

  3. Mice are so much harder to get rid of…

  4. Eek! I think I’d rather have a mouse problem. 🙂
    Susan A Eames at
    Travel, Fiction and Photos

  5. Wonder if she knows anyone else who might put her up!

  6. Gee, I wonder how long her friend stayed after that! 😂

  7. Dee | Grammy's Grid

    Yes, saved by the garlic!

  8. I like the idea of vampires as just another kind of pest a building might have. It’s fun and clever.

  9. Just another pest to control … 😉

  10. Sue

    We have a problem with vampires 🧛‍♂️ 🤗 I dunno , I think I’d want more than garlic to keep the vamps at bay! Fun read😊

  11. Yikes. Mice, vampires, cockroaches–you know, just your run-of-the-mill household pests 🙂

  12. Some places seem to attract all manner of pests…

  13. Glad that she has a place to stay that is protected from the worst of pests.

  14. I’d rather have a house full of mice, not vampires. But, it’s good she has plenty of garlic. Nicely written!

  15. I like the comparison between a mouse infestation and a vampire infestation!

  16. Ah, those pesky little Vampires, they only come out in the dark and disturb your sleep.

  17. Perhaps not the ideal billet, but needs must, I suppose.

  18. I’ve heard that vampires can be quite … invasive. Hopefully this works! Fun story.

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