Masks Off – We’re less than a week away from Halloween! If you had to design a costume that channeled your true, innermost self, what would that costume look like? Would you dare to wear it?

Her slight, svelte, lithe, muscular body seemed part of the shadows as she moved in near total silence through the shadows of Gotham. The chill of the night barely registered on her heightened vampiric senses. She was on the hunt, prowling to find an evil-doer whose warm blood would satisfy her.

She no longer needed blood, not at her great age. She could easily live on nothing … but the hunger remained after the need was gone. Tonight, the thrill of the hunt amplified that need and sharpened her senses.


She smiled, a little ruefully, wondering what her family would think if they could see her now. She had been very careful to avoid letting them see. Waiting until they were deep in slumber before creeping out. Flying over rooftops, hunting the dark alleys of nearby cities. Never prowling the streets of her town.

The dogs knew. Her granddaughter knew, but didn’t believe. In the end, it didn’t matter. Marilyn Armstrong, intrepid blogger, sometime author, pundit, and senior wise-ass … was Vampiric Authoress, ancient blood scourge!

Evil-doers everywhere, quake in fear. She is coming. You will pay for your misdeeds.

Categories: Daily Prompt, night, Sci Fi - Fantasy - Time Travel, Supernatural

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20 replies

  1. I know, I know, this is just another excuse for a new pair of cool boots and a cape, eh? ::wink, wink:: Now, excuse me while I recharge my broomstick. 😀


  2. Wow, loved it 🙂 We have a new super hero.

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  3. We must have it in the blood I suppose. You also find that the camera is a much more effective weapon than the wand and less messy than just using your teeth. Otherwise meet you at the graveyard, third stone on the left behind the statue of the angel. And wear bloodstone earrings so that I will recognise you.


    • Bloodstone is my birthstone (Pisces) so of COURSE. Nothing else would do!

      I told my granddaughter I was a vampire when she was a little kid and she believed me. When she discovered (thought she discovered) it wasn’t true, she got really pissed off. Now, she’s not sure what to believe because sometimes, it’s true, sometimes, made up. Playing with the pictures is just dessert for me. Much tidier than blood and besides, you can’t publish blood. I haven’t figured out how to upload it! Maybe on the new computer?

      It thought it was funny how much we are on the same wavelength.

      Graveyard. Behind the angel. Midnight (maybe a little later … I have to wait for the family to go to sleep). I’ll wear the bloodstone.

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  4. “Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.” And doesn’t yesterday’s magic turn into today’s sufficiently advanced technology?


  5. Yikes! Foiled again!


  6. A new idea for the latest Marvel superhero, huh? No doubt it would make a great comic and an even greater movie!


    • But alas, they would have to get someone a great deal younger to play me. Because reality is SO annoying 🙂

      Just for you, Clarke’s Three Laws of Prediction (Arthur C. Clarke) are:

      1. When a distinguished but elderly scientist states that something is possible, he is almost certainly right. When he states that something is impossible, he is very probably wrong.
      2. The only way of discovering the limits of the possible is to venture a little way past them into the impossible.
      3. Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.

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